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English Subject Overview


We began this term with a poetry focus, learning about the features of poetry such as: rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia and similes.  Our text focus was Winter’s Child and we used the book ‘Snow’ by Walter de la Mere to help us structure our own winter themed poems. 

We also made inferences about the wants and needs of the different characters in the story Winter’s Child and revisited the use of inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.  We used our descriptive tools when we thought about how the character Tom may have described another season such as spring.

For the second part of this half term we have used the text Stone Age Boy which is linked to our History learning. We inferred how the character may feel at different stages of the story.  We have also practised using dictionaries and thesauruses to help us create vocabulary banks, making our sentences even more powerful.  We have learnt when to use a and an and applied this when describing an ancient artefact.

Spring is the most beautiful time of the year.

First thing you notice is the refreshing weather. It’s gloriously warm but still with a gentle breeze. Spring changes the colour of everything, everywhere you look is magically colourful just a like a rainbow. There is glossy green grass and fragrant daffodils as far as the eye can see. The sound of spring to me is the new little lambs bleating and the freshly hatched chicks chirping. My favourite thing to do is walk over to the pond and see the little tadpoles joyfully swimming around. 

by Malakai 3JTAS

White snow is falling fast                  

Icicles hang beautifully above my head No trees are green, now they are as grey as a mouse

The snowflakes swirl dizzily down from the sky

Everywhere is a winter wonderland Rivers are as still as a icy statue

by Sarya 3JTAS







The life of Mary Anning


Year 3 have been researching the fossil collector, Mary Anning, who lived in Dorset around 200 years ago.  She changed science and the lives of women forever.  Find out more by looking at some of this fabulous work from children while at home.



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