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Thursday 2nd April 2020


Today you will continue your work using apostrophes for contracted words. 

Look back at your work and video clip from yesterday if you need a reminder.


Task 1: To write 3 sentences of your own that include different contracted words.

Write these on your paper and underline the contracted words to check you have used one every time. 

Can you write sentences that start with contracted words and sentences that have them in the middle of the sentence? Play around with your sentence structure and try to make them as exciting as possible. 


Task 2: Diary entry writing. Read the task below. 

Try apply your knowledge of apostrophes by including contracted words in your diary entry. 

Remember a diary must include: 

  • Dear diary,  opener
  • write about the events that have happened
  • Write how how felt - use emotive language/show not tell sentences
  • close your diary entry with your thoughts now as you write



Diary writing task

Diary writing task 1

Wednesday 1st April 


Today’s task links to the story extract from Mr Majeika that you have been reading this week. 


Task 1 Read through chapter 1 and chapter 2 extracts and write down 10 contracted words you see in the text. 

contraction is a shortened form of two words written as one word in which an apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters. E.g. She will - She’ll , Do not - don’t 


Task 2 Follow the link to play a game to test your understanding of contracted words with apostrophes. 

BBC Bitesize games and support

Help to understand contractions - 



Task 3 Activities to try on paper - contracted words#

Task 3 Activities to try on paper - contracted words# 1
Task 3 Activities to try on paper - contracted words# 2

Tuesday 31st March 2020


Task1 - Read over the extract from Mr Majieka again to remind yourself of the story. 

Task 2 - On your paper complete the comprehension questions about the extract. 

Task 3 - Have a go at completing the GPS tasks.


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Picture 2
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Week 2 

Monday 30th March

This week your work for English is linked to the story extracts taken from the book Mr Majieka! Before you complete today’s tasks you need to read chapter 1. When you have read chapter 1 complete your tasks on paper. 


There are 3 shorter tasks to complete today.

Task 1 Before you read the extract think about or write your thoughts about ...

Task 1 Before you read the extract think about or write your thoughts about ... 1

Task 2 

In the extract the author uses some interesting word choices. Look at some of the words below and discuss with an adult or use google to find the meaning of them. When you understand what they mean use each word in a sentence of your own. They can be linked to the extract or be a sentence of your choice. You may choose your own words or use the words below. 

Write the word then the sentence. 


E.g. muttered - The boy muttered the answer under his breathe, because he was unsure if it was correct.

Find: quarrel - 

       nuisance - 

       uproar -

      briskly - 

Task 3

Talk about or write down your answers to these questions. 

What was your favourite part of the extract? My favourite part was when... 

What were you intrigued by? I was intrigued when.... 

Did anything confuse you? I felt confused when...

Make a prediction about what you think will happen in chapter 2. I predict that....

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Friday 27th March 2020


It's time to finish your story. Remember to read what you have already written, and finish your story with a fantastic ending.


If you have already finished your story, re-read and edit it with an adult or older brother/sister in your house. If you need to change some of your spellings, you can use the google dictionary or a dictionary if you have one!




Use some of your spare time today to go on Reading plus and Spelling Shed. 

Thursday 26th March 2020


It's time for you to write your own short story based on the picture. 


- Remember to include all of the things that you have been working on this week. 

- Don't forget to include correct punctuation, paragraphs and direct speech ("I feel as tall as a tower!" exclaimed the boy.)


Here is an example of how you could start your story;


It was the greatest match the world had ever seen! The boy's colossal legs waded through the deep, blue stretch of water, sending shockwaves through the city engulfed by shadow. With a loud grunt the enormous child lunged towards the bright, sparkling sun, ready to take the shot........


We cant wait to read them!

Wednesday 25th March 2020


Today you are going to plan your own story! Use the ideas you gathered yesterday to create your own story about the boy in the picture. Remember your story will need a beginning, a build up (where the action begins), a problem, a resolution (how your problem is solved) and an ending. 


Use the example plan below, you could copy it out onto a sheet of paper or set it out how you wish. 

Picture 1

Tuesday 24th March 2020


Using the picture below, answer the following questions: 


1. Where is the boy?

2. Where has he been?

3. Where is he going next?

4. What other characters might he meet?

5. What might they get up to together?


Record your ideas in a table like this:

Good Morning Year 3! Here is your first English activity, remember you know much more than you think! 


Keep smiling! 

Monday 23rd March 2020


Look at the picture below. Write down as many adjectives that you can think of to describe the picture below.






Picture 1