05 Week beginning 4th May
May the Fourth Be with You!
Hello Year 3!
For this week...
Please do the Maths you would normally be doing:
Continue with TT Rock Stars and My Maths tasks. Don't panic if you have some outstanding work; just work through them a few a time. Also, complete the White Rose lessons - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/.
Your project work will be based around the VE celebrations this Friday. Look for that on the tab on the left.
In English, we have a slight change for you...
Instead of the English work, we would like you to work on ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. You will need to send us this work for marking so please see the instructions at the bottom.
Many of you will have seen the magnificent performance of the beginning of the book on the St Michael’s website. If you haven’t seen it yet, you do not know what you are missing! Go to the website Home page, then to Children’s Zone, Working from Home, Storytime at St Michael’s and there we are. I hope that there will soon be another instalment there.
What do you think?
So, we would like you to do a writing task based on the book.
There is a description and a picture of Mr and Mrs Twit’s house and garden on pages 36 - 38 of the book but here it is just in case you did not get a book from school.
Here is a picture of Mr and Mrs Twit’s house and garden. Some house! It looks like a prison. And not a window anywhere.
“Who wants windows?” Mr Twit had said when they were building it. “Who wants every Tom, Dick and Harry peeping in to see what you are doing?” It didn’t occur to Mr Twit that windows were meant mainly for looking out of, not for looking in to.
And what do you think of the ghastly garden? Mrs Twit was the gardener. She was very good at growing thistles and stinging-nettles.
“I always grow plenty of thistles and plenty of stinging-nettles,” she used to say. They keep out nasty nosey little children.
Near the house you can see Mr Twit’s work-shed.
To one side there is The Big Dead Tree. It never has any leaves on it because it is dead.
And not far from the tree, you can see the monkey cage. There are four monkeys in it. You will hear about them later.
Your English task
Write a description of the garden and house as if you are going into it for the first time. May be you are one of the boys who climb up and are chased by Mr Twit.
You should include:
Who you are
Why you are there
What do you see, hear, touch and smell
How do you feel about it?
Here is the writing Must, Should, Could list for your writing.
use a thesaurus to find alternatives to commonly used words
keep a record of words discovered, and use them in their own writing
use similes, metaphors, alliteration to bring their ideas to vivid life for the reader