Category Archives: English

Planning our own chapter!

Yesterday, the Bluebirds in year 3 ordered the events of chapter 18 of our class reader, Krindlekrax.

We have now read up to chapter 22, and our task today was to plan our own chapter! We were imagining that Ruskin has gone into the sewer to find Krindlekrax. We shared our ideas of what could happen. Rawan thought that Ruskin might get lost in the sewer. Max thought that Ruskin might ask Elvis for help or Elvis might follow Ruskin down into the sewer and get hurt or eaten by Krindlekrax! Naz thought that Ruskin could try to capture Krindlekrax to take him back to the zoo. Andrew thought that Ruskin would ask Corky for help to capture Krindlekrax. Daisy B thought that Ruskin would try to capture Krindlekrax but ends up falling in the water of the sewer. Zi yan thought that Krindlekrax would be too strong for Ruskin to capture and he would end up being stuck in the sewer forever! Millie thought that Krindlekrax would bite Ruskin, maybe Krindlekrax was confused and thought Ruskin was a piece of toast.

We will finish writing our chapters tomorrow.

Writing a setting description

In English this morning, the Bluebirds in year 3 were writing ideas for a setting description. We are writing a setting description for a sewer because Krindlekrax lives in a sewer in our class reader, Krindlekrax. We started sharing ideas for the setting on Friday of what we might hear, see, smell and feel in the sewer.

Then we discussed the fronted adverbials we could use when writing our setting description. We focused on where adverbials and shared our ideas.

Fronted adverbials

This week, Bluebirds in Year 3 have been learning about fronted adverbials.

On Monday, we were given a task where we organised front adverbials into where and when categories.

We then put the fronted adverbials we had sorted into full sentences.

Yesterday, the Bluebirds were given a task to match the right fronted adverbial with the correct sentence. Bluebirds ensured they had added a capital letter and a comma after the fronted adverbial.

This morning, Year 3 were writing sentences with a where and a when fronted adverbial about an illustration from our class reader, Krindlekrax.

Editing a piece of writing

This morning in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were editing a diary entry. The LO was to improve the piece of writing by adding missing full stops, correcting spellings, changing any mistakes with the tense and adding missing capital letters.

We could also see if we could change and improve any of the verbs and adjectives, Maya went one step further and added in adverbs as well. Well done Maya!

Writing a diary as Ruskin from Krindlekrax

Yesterday in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 planned a diary entry from the point of view of Ruskin. Ruskin is the main character in our class reader, Krindlekrax. We were writing about his day in the first and second chapter.

Today, we are writing our dairy entries, we are writing in first person as Ruskin, in past tense, including feelings and emotions and using the conjunctions, when, because, that and if. Using yesterday’s plan, we are also writing in paragraphs.

Recognising features of a diary

This morning in English, the Bluebirds in Year 3 were given pieces of a diary to order. We discussed which piece of the diary would come first and why and which would come next for the diary to be in the right order and to make sense.

Then we made a key for the different features of the diary we were identifying. We included verbs, past tense and conjunctions in our key. The conjunctions we were looking for were, when, because, if and that.

Noun phrases in a poem

This morning, the Bluebirds in year 3 were planning to write a list poem using noun phrases in English.

We had an image of the crocodile, Krindlekrax from our class reader ‘Krindlekrax’ and labelled nouns around him.

Using the nouns that we labelled on the picture, we added an adjective to turn them into noun phrases.

We then turned those noun phrases into sentences that we could use in a poem.