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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - PERSEVERANCE


Hello Year 3!


So far, we have learnt all about volcanoes. We have thought about where they are in the world, the three different types of volcanoes (active, dormant, extinct), what causes a volcano to erupt and how it can change areas.


Today, I'd like you to think back to the lesson where we considered the reasons for and against living near a volcano and focus on all of the positives because today you're going to need to get in to character. I am asking you to become an estate agent! 


An estate agent is a person who sells homes to people and today I would like you to think about how you would sell a home which is near a volcano to someone.


You created such fantastic work when writing your persuasive letters for the Crayon story in English before the Easter holidays, so I'd like to see the same skills used.


You are not writing a letter. This will be written as an advert please.


Here's an example of how yours could start:


Are you looking for a new home? Looking for ground full of rich nutrients to grow your own perfect crops? Then we have the place for you!


Maybe you work in the tourist industry? Our custom built 'Volcanhomes' are built in a glorious volcano town, meaning tourism is very popular here, you could even create your own tours!


You should include pictures and lots of factual information along with all of the features of a piece of persuasive writing:


  • repeated words.
  • alliterative words.
  • emotional language.
  • a strong argument.
  • rhetorical questions.
  • colourful and eye-catching fonts / capitalised words.
  • humour.


I'm looking forward to seeing your adverts! 




Spelling - This week we are looking at -le.  Look at the YouTube video below.  It explains the rules and patterns you will find.

Here is a link to an online word search you can complete ( or you can print off the one below.  The spelling list for this week is also below.

how to spell: -le patterns and rules

Another spelling video from Words like table, wobble, purple, apple, beetle , kettle, trifle, shuffle, dazzle, tickle, sprinkle, cast...

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