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Week Beginning 31st January 2022

Reading with Mr Hicks

Monday 31st January 2022

The Curse of the Calcutta Diamond Guided Reading Lesson with Mrs Bennett

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Tuesday 1st February 2022

Daily News - A Purrrfect Adventure Guided Reading Lesson with Mrs Bennett

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Writing with Mrs Bennett

Oh, no! All of our chairs have gone on strike!  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.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

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 over the next two weeks 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.

Thursday 3rd February 2022

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

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Friday 4th February 2022

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

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