English – Term 3

This term in year 3, we are linking our English lessons to our theme of Resilience. We have been reading a book called Six Dots, which is all about the life of Louis Braille. He was a young, blind French boy who worked tirelessly and relentlessly to invent the Braille alphabet so that blind people could read books. Even though he faced many challenges, he never gave up and achieved his dream through resilience and determination. The children in year 3 have really enjoyed learning about his life and writing about his resilient characteristics.


In English this term we are looking at a visual clip called Ruin, this is an eight minute clip set in a fictional, overgrown, isolated envrionment. During this clip the children will create their own discussion text about the clip, in their discussion text they will use personification, adverbs and modal verbs, these have been our GPS focuses so far this term. They will also include for and against arguments and conjunctive adverbs to balance their arguments.

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