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Literacy Task Week beginning 8th June 2020

VIPERS Week Commencing 8th June 2020
These spellings are for the week beginning 8th June 2020

This week's spelling rule is word ending in the suffix 'al' such as personal, accidental and national.


The 'al' suffix means ‘of’ or ‘relating to’. By adding it to these root words, they become adjectives.


Reading VIPERS 1st June 2020

Literacy task for the week commencing 1st June 2020

Year 3 Writing Checklist

Day 1

Watch the video using this link. Write your first paragraph using the word bank for Day 1 to help you. 

Day 1

Day 2-this paragraph will describe the inside of the gallery. Use this picture to help you.

Day 3. Choose one of these famous paintings to ‘climb into’. You can use the ideas around the pictures to help you.

Day 4-. Write your final paragraph. Remember to use the plan (on the pink picture) to help you and get ideas.

Friday 22nd May 2020


Here are your new spellings.  You have plenty of time to learn them. I won't be giving you any next Friday as it is half term.


This week, we are looking at spellings that belong to two more word families.  



which is often connected to words that mean ‘press’.



which is often connected to words that mean ‘come’.

Reading VIPERS Activity 18th May 2020

Literacy Tasks Week Commencing 18th May 2020

A Cloudy Lesson

Still image for this video

Spellings Week Commencing 18th May 2020


Here are next week's spellings.


This week's rule is words that belong to two different word families. 


What do you notice about these words:


horoscope                microscope                  spectacles            respect 


 Five of this week’s spelling words have the root word ‘scope’ which is often connected to words that mean…see


Five of this week’s spelling words have the root wor ‘spect’ which is often connected to words that mean…look, watch over, see, observe.

Spellings Week Commencing 11th May


This week we are looking at word families with the root word 'struct' and 'uni' e.g.


instruction                            united


When learning this week's spellings, see if you can chunk them to help learn the spelling. 

E.g.  in  struct  ion

Literacy Task Week Commencing 11th May



Miss White has found a lovely link to a website where authors are reading stories, drawing characters and lots of other creative activities for you to have a look at.

Literacy Tasks Week Commencing 4th May 2020


We have all bee so impressed with your fabulous inventions!  What wonderful imaginations you all have.  Dragon's Den better watch this space :-)


Your task this week is to think about selling your invention.  You will need to use your best persausive techniques (think about when you are trying to persuade your parents to buy you some sweets or let you stay up late) to make someone want to buy your invention.  Make sure you know all about the special features of your invention and what makes it so unique.


I look forward to seeing your work. Enjoy.

Here are this week's spellings.


They are words spelt with an /u/ sound but spelt with 'ou' such as enough, tough.


Literacy Task Week beginning 27th April.


Now that you have read the letter from Wallace, have a look at their catalogue of inventions above - the instructions and models for all of these have been stolen ! Your task is to pick one of these inventions , your big write at the end of this week is to write a clear explanation of how it works .

I Will put some information about features of explanation texts on for you and 2 flow diagrams to help you to plan you big write. 


DON'T jump straight into the big write you need to spend lots of time planning it and building up like we do in class - always editing and improving, green penning and rainbowing .


Day 1 spend time carefully  reading their invention catalogue and deciding which one you want to write about and make a model of( the model is your Design and Technology task this week).Maybe discuss with somebody in your family which would make a good choice.

Day 2 Use the picture flow chart to draw diagrams of how your machine works and its different features - try and do it in the order you will write eg draw the button you would press first as your start pictue and what happens last in the final box eg if it was a tea making machine the last picture may be an automatic spoon that stirs it when it's made.

Day 3 use the writing flow chart plan to help you to explain how hour machine works ,step by step.-i will put on features of an explanation text so you have a checklist of what to included.

Day 4 & 5 Big Write - use your explanation notes from your writing flow chart plan to help you write a detailed explanation - get creative - add pictures or even photographs of your model. Make it into a booklet or fold out leaflet - like you get when you buy anew gadget at home. send any photographs of your work to our school email

Here are this week's spellings.  Look at the PowerPoint to help you learn the new spelling rule.  The words all have the short /u/ sound but it is spelt with an 'o'.  For example:                      woman                      above                   brother

This week’s literacy task is linked to our new topic. We hope you enjoy it. 

Happy Friday year 3.  How did you do on your spelling test?  Here are next week's spellings.  They all end in 'ary'.  How many words can you think of that end in 'ary'?


For this week's spellings, can you think of a mnemonic to remember the 'ary' spelling pattern? Here is an example of a mnemonic:











Every Friday, I will give out the list of spellings to learn for the following Friday's spelling test.  If you could test your child on their spellings, that would be great.  


Here are some activities to help practise the words:



Jumble the order of the letters and see if your child can put the words back together.

Countdown-similar to above but if you search for a Countdown timer, this makes the game fun as they have 30 seconds to complete the word.

Creating a rhyme for a word.  

Drawing the words.  We do this a lot in year 3 as it helps to make learning spellings visual and fun.  Here is an example:

Finn McCool Reading Comprehension

From the statutory spelling list, choose 4 spellings to focus on per week.  'Look, Cover, Write, Check' with these words, practise handwriting them, jumble the order of the letters or play hangman with the words.