Year 3 English

Select Your Block

Back in Lockdown? Materials making it easy to provide personalised teaching and stimulating, fun learning at home are available in these Autumn Blocks: 1. Stories by Michael Foreman, 2. Instructions: Games, 3. Non-Chronological Reports: Sports, 4. Poetry: Humorous Poems. Short video about Lockdown materials

Also see TA/Tutor activities specially designed for groups of children needing adult support.
Remember - our tailored Catch-up Writing Tasks can help to address any gaps in learning.

Blocks can be Fiction, Non-fiction or Poetry and each contains 4 or 5 units of work: 2 units are SPaG focussed, at least 1 is extended writing. Texts are indicated or provided.

Autumn Blocks

Fiction 4 Units

Read I'll Take You to Mrs Cole and other stories by Michael Foreman. Write a new version. Study dialogue, verbs, and conjunctions for time, place, cause.

Stories by the Same Author: Stories by Michael Foreman

Non-fiction 4 Units

Read Escape to Pompeii by Christina Balit & The Roman Record by Paul Dowswell. Research, take notes & write newspaper recounts. Study the perfect form & adverbs for time & place.

Recounts: Newspaper Recounts

Poetry 4 Units

Read poems, exploring images created through language. Write and perform image poetry about animals and weather. Study noun phrases, prepositions for time, place, cause.

Poetic Language: Animals and Weather

Fiction 5 Units

Explore myths using Marcia Williams’ The Romans: Gods, Emperors & Dormice and Group Reader Romulus and Remus. Study dialogue punctuation, conjunctions and word classes.

Myths and Legends: Roman Myths

Non-fiction 5 Units

Using game shows and quizzes children identify the differences between instructions and explanations. Add information about time, place and cause to write clear instructions.

Instructions and Explanations: Game Shows and Quizzes

Poetry 5 Units

Enjoy reading and writing humorous poems about teachers and school life. Study the use of powerful verbs, adverbs and prepositions to create impact.

Humorous Poems: School Poems

Fiction 6 Units

Read traditional Indian tales in Madhur Jaffrey’s Seasons of Splendour. Analyse, compare and write own versions. Grammar covers conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs.

Traditional Tales and Fables: Tales from India

Non-fiction 5 Units

Spark curiosities with DK Children’s Book of Sport. Explore, read and write about a huge range of sports. Revise word classes and extend sentences with conjunctions.

Reports: Non-chronological Reports: Sports

Poetry 5 Units

Get festive with Let’s Celebrate! (Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D’arcy). Explore, write and perform celebration poetry. Revise word classes and prepositions for time, place, cause.

Poems on a Theme: Festival Poems from Around the World