In Year 3 this week we have been writing in Role as Roger, a character from our book.
As part of our writing we drew and annotated a story map using descriptive language and used a thesaurus to help us to extend our vocabulary. Some of the language that was generated was
'Roger went to sleep in the messy, disorganised bedroom', 'Joan gave Roger some fresh, cold, creamy milk'. Well done to all of the children as you have worked really hard this week.
Our new book this half term is called 'I Was a Rat or the Scarlet Slipper' by Philip Pullman.
The book is about an ordinary little boy called Roger who thinks he is a rat. Today we have been hot seating and using our inference skills to find clues about the characters we have met so far! In our Kagan teams we read a piece of text and highlighted evidence to suggest that Roger was a Rat. We then had a hot seating session where we each had a turn to become a character and ask each other questions.
In year 3 we have been learning about signs and symbols. We have learnt that the dove is a sign of peace, the anchor is a sign of hope and the cross is a sign of the crucifixion.
We had a walk around school and saw lots of different signs and symbols and as a class we discussed what they meant.