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This term we will be focusing on writing to inform. During this we will be learning about Newspaper Reports and Diary Entries. 


Newspaper Reports

Whilst working with Newspaper Reports we will be learning about the features of a newspaper report, why they are written, planning our own and writing the report. 

Our Newspaper reports will be linked to our Blue Abyss topic. We will be researching, planning and writing a newspaper report about pollution in the rivers around our local area in Boston. 


Diary Entries 

Whilst focusing on Diary Entries, we will be learning all about the features of a diary entry, planning a diary entry and then writing our own diary entries. 



In Year 3 it is expected that the children will be reading 5 times a week and starting to make entries into their own Journals. This could be what they have learnt, what they have read about or what they enjoyed of the book. Whilst the children can read alone, it is encouraged for them to read aloud to an adult. This helps them with words that they don't know and enables the adult to ask questions about the book, building the children's comprehension skills. If you would like a list of some simple questions that you could ask, please speak to Mr Lee. 

Keep reading Year 3 and let's try and have the most tickets in the box every Friday! 



A brilliant online resource is the Oxford Owl Library which can be found by following the link below. 


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Reading lessons 

During our Reading lessons at school, we spend Monday's and Friday's lessons working with our Class Book. During the rest of our Reading lessons we focus on Reading Comprehension skills using high quality fiction texts, non-fiction texts and poems.


This term our Class Book is The Battle of Bubble and Squeak by Phillippa Pearce.