Mr Marsh came to tell us about some “unusual” nesting activity in the copse. He asked us not to disturb the nest but maybe we could find out what it might be. We went eagerly up to the copse to find out more..!
We then found out the title of our class book. THE BOY WHO GREW DRAGONS.
Continuing with our work on the book The Promise from last term, we thought about how we could write lines which created a feeling of GLOOM.
We used great adjectives to describe our nouns.
We used fronted adverbials to give more detail.
We created lines with similes to help build the imagery.
Working in pairs, we wrote our lines onto strips of paper and then played around with the order (adding some short lines for effect) before arranging them into a poem.
We next made the poems our own, making changes as we wrote them into our books.
We spoke really clearly when we read our poems aloud
We used a film for our next piece of English work.
After watching just 1 minute of the film, we thought about what we already knew about the character.
We have been working on our narrative writing skills; putting to use our learning on expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbial ( with commas!) to help bring our writing to life.
Can we write a clear description that paints a picture in the mind of the reader?
We thought about what dragons look like. Reading the book, Tell me a Dragon which was written and illustrated by Jackie Morris really helped.
We then created our own dragons ready to describe them.
(Have a look at the Art page to see some of our wonderful dragons)
Remember the dragon egg we discovered a few weeks ago? Well we went up to the copse today to see what has happened to it... it had disappeared! Whilst we were up there, we noticed someone else investigating the area, the stranger turned out to be a Professor of Dragonology! Professor Scorchenhausen told us that the egg had hatched and when dragon eggs hatch, they disappear to protect them from being found. The baby dragon had unfortunately flown off with the Professor’s book which had information about all the different dragons she had seen. Can Year 3 help the Professor by writing their own descriptions and information about dragons..?
In the classroom we sorted words into “dragon-y” and “less dragon-y” words. We had a very heated discussion about the activity!