Year 3 English

Choose the block you wish to teach

We’ve been busy spring cleaning our poetry blocks.

Our revised summer poetry blocks should be on the site in May, the autumn ones in July, and the spring ones in September.

Summer Blocks

Fiction 5 Units

Read Michael Morpurgo’s sea stories Dolphin Boy and The Sandman and the Turtles to explore his use of characterisation, dilemmas, dialogue, word classes and the perfect tense.

Stories on a Theme: Sea Stories

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore non-chronological reports about video games. Revise word classes and study dialogue punctuation. Read/write informal and formal reports. Design and present a new game.

Reports: Video Games

Fiction 5 Units

Enjoy Dick King-Smith’s The Hodgeheg. Explore plot, character and dialogue. Study speech punctuation and adverbs for time, place and manner. Write a new animal adventure.

Modern Fiction: The Hodgeheg

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore the power of persuasion in advertising. Children play with language, create adverts and promote healthy habits. Grammar includes conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

Persuasive Writing: Advertising

Fiction 5 Units

Outstanding texts – King of the Sky and Perfect – enable a particularly creative and stimulating Block, taking in dialogue punctuation and using paragraphs. Explore complex emotional issues and express feelings through writing.

Stories on a Theme: Emotions

Non-fiction 5 Units

Read, research and write information texts about amazing world records, both real (Guinness) and funny (Quentin Blake). Grammar includes conjunctions and present perfect form. Be inspired to create your own records and blog about them.

Information Texts: Amazing Records

1 Unit

Using two inspirational texts, The Great Realisation and Captain Sir Tom’s book, children create watercolour paintings in the style of Nomoco, paper craft, charcoal and pencil drawing and planting seeds.

Wellbeing: Great Realisation and 100 Steps

2 Units

Two weeks’ work, focussed on key skills, NO printing required – all do-able by children at home with just a screen. Starts with a fun day; all you need if your class is self-isolating.

Local Lockdown: 2 week lockdown pack