In Year 3 at Simon de Senlis, the children are working on improving their sentence structure and writing through weekly discreet grammar lessons. This week, we focused on extending simple sentences which only contain a noun and verb and up-levelling them by adding in adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions to add information.
In Monday’s lesson, the children enjoyed writing their sentences on strips of paper and playing around with sentence structure including adding in those all important fronted adverbials!
During Wednesday’s lesson, the children could then further apply their skills by working in small groups on the devices using OneNote.
In the content library a simple sentence, ‘The she-wolf looked.’ had been left for them. The children copied and pasted these into a page in the collaboration space and up-levelled the sentences using a range of grammar techniques.
During the lesson, I was able to select children’s work to show on the interactive whiteboard and give timely and relevant feedback as they worked. The children could also easily magpie each other’s ideas for inspiration and assist each other if problems occurred. They changed the text colour to purple to show where they had amended the sentences.
This is a fantastic learning tool to have in the classroom and easily accessible to children in Year 3 who are only 7 and 8 years old!
Laura Holland #MIEExpert