Good Morning Year 3 and 4
We have loads of our book – The Boy who grew Dragons – to get through in the next few weeks, so I aim to have a new chapter on the blog every day until it is finished. Check the bottom of the blog post for the video. I hope you’re enjoying the story so far – I certainly am.
Year 3 @ 11.15am
Year 4 @ 11.45am
👇These are the pages we will be using for our LIVE lesson today. If you are unable to join the lesson, please work through these pages as normal.
Year 3 and 4
Please make sure you are reading for at least 20 minutes every day. If you have run out of books at home, don’t forget to take a peek on EPIC reading for books there too. You could even read some news stories on Newsround.
Writing – Figurative Language
Words are brilliant at painting pictures in your imagination. In descriptions, words can often have a deeper meaning – and not only their literal meaning. This type of language is called FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE and is used in descriptions to allow the reader to paint a powerful picture in their mind.
There are different types of figurative language that you can use in your writing to add more WOW factor.
Describing something as similar to something else, using the words as or like.
e.g. The cats tongue was as rough as sandpaper.
e.g. The ballerinas floated across the stage like a swift in the sky.
Describing something as something else (which is isn’t actually).
e.g. The angry teenager was a raging bull preparing to smash whatever got in her way.
e.g. The boy was a pig as he gobbled up the food messily.
Using words that begin with the same sound.
e.g. The warm, wet wind whistled wildly around the bay.
e.g. Killer kangaroos kicking caring koalas.
Describing an object or animal as having a human quality.
e.g. The birds danced across the blue sky.
e.g. The sun peeked out from its hiding place behind the grey clouds.
Have a look at this picture of a shipwreck. Can you think of some figurative language to describe it? Try to think of one of each type of figurative language listed above.
Your Task: Write a descriptive paragraph about the shipwreck, including some powerful figurative language. Not every sentence has to have figurative language in it, some sentences will simply be beautiful descriptions using adjectives, but try to challenge yourself to use some figurative language in your paragraph somewhere.
UPLOAD YOUR FINISHED, EDITED PARAGRAPH TO SEESAW.
Your spelling list this week is about doubling the consonant before adding a suffix to the end of a root word.
Your spelling list this week is a homophone list – words that sound the same but have different spellings and different meanings. Can you add any more homophone spellings to your list to learn this week?
I have loved seeing the final outcomes of your Afternoon Projects so far, and hope you have had fun completing them.
This week’s Afternoon Project is a very exciting DT project, and will just be a week long this time.
Story Time with Miss Higgitt