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Week Beginning 1st February 2021

The Day the Chairs Quit

Oh, no! All of our chairs have gone on strike this week!  They have had enough of all of spills, rocking and trumps!  We are going to be writing an informal letter of apology and reply to the letter that they have left us. Click here to discover what an informal letter does.

Oh No! The Chair's have gone on Strike!

Sorry Year 3 . The video has no sound for some reason. Please read the letter.

Monday 1st February

Oh dear! Year 3 you have made the chairs very angry! Mr Hicks turned up at school this morning to find the chairs on strike!


Have a look at this letter they have written for you.

The chairs have demanded a letter of apology, so this week we are going to write them one.


In today's lesson, we are going to have a closer look at all the features that make up a letter.


Re-read the letter from the angry chairs again. Once you have read this, I would like for you to go on a features hunt. Can you find the following features of a letter?


  1. Is there a greeting?
  2. Is there an introduction?
  3. Does each paragraph have a different theme or idea?
  4. Is it written in the 1st person (I, we, us, our)?
  5. Is it written in a chatty, informal style?
  6. Can you spot where it talks directly to the recipient (talks directly to you in Year 3)?
  7. Is it written chronological order (as the events of the day happen)?
  8. Are there any modal verbs (should, could, ought to, will, might etc.)?
  9. Is there a conclusion?
  10. Is there a complimentary closing?


Annotate the letter so we can see where you have found some of these features.

Tuesday 2nd February

Watch the video of Mrs Bennett teaching you all about Commas in a list and look at today's sheet. Remember to use interesting adjectives and include the correct punctuation such as capital letters, commas and full stops.

Once you have watched the video, go on to complete your work using the worksheet below.

Commas in a List Lesson with Mrs Bennett

Wednesday 3rd February

Today we are looking at modal verbs. There are nine modal verbs in the English language. Watch Mrs Bennett teach you all about these nine modal verbs and have a go at identifying them on the worksheet below. Can you then have a go at writing your own?

Modal Verbs Lesson with Mrs Bennett

Thursday 4th February

Today's lesson is really important as it will help us with our letter writing tomorrow. Have a go at writing examples of each type of sentence. These are all types of sentences we have done either this week or earlier in this half term. We will be using these in our work tomorrow so keep them safe.

Friday 5th February

Today we are writing our letters of apology to get our chairs back! Follow the slow-writing strip like we do in class to ensure you include all the features that makes a good letter. Make sure you share your letters with Mrs Bennett. She will be reading them out loud to the chairs in class to hopefully get them back off strike again!