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This topic is a fantastic opportunity to really build on the class' descriptive writing with the immense beauty that Brazil has to offer. The colours, animals and nature are all screaming to be described by Year 3 pupils. Last week Year 3 made some OUTSTANDING pieces of writing and I highly recommend popping in to see your child's work from that week, I promise you that you will be wowed by their ability. 


Their writing has developed SO much since the start of Year 3 and this term will be used to develop that even further! 


Each week we have BIG WRITE FRIDAY and work towards a piece of writing that reflects the work we have focused on during that week. 


Each month we will also have an AUTHOR OF THE MONTH (please see the link on the homepage for more information about each author). This month our author has been Michael Murpurgo and our class book has been War Horse; a beautifully written story that goes against regular story writing and writes from the perspective of an animal. This week we are writing our own endings to the book and it pushes the children to think not only about how they write but also how other author's write and use different vocabulary to shape their writing. 


Over the half term we will be writing and performing poetry, write information leaflets about the Carnival, write information reports about Brazil, write diary entries as a person in the Favellas whilst continuously building on the foundations of strong writing with regular grammar and spelling focuses. 




Chocolate Cake - Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen performs a series of poems titled 'Poems And Stories About My Family'. The poems are all taken from Michael Rosen's books and this series of performances was produced by Joe Rosen. This poem comes from 'Quick Let's Get Out of Here' (Puffin Books).