Archive for the 'Yr3 English' Category

‘-ice’ sound

Powerpoint story on the sound -ice.   The story is called Chicken Soup with Rice and Mice.  Can be used for Yr3 students.chicken soup with rice and mice

Building Language for Literacy

Learn to read with Nina the Naming NewtReggie the Rhyming Rhino and Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster, three original characters created for Building Language for Literacy, who lead children on a language adventure to different places in the community, helping children not only develop language skills, but a sense of the world around them, as well.

“Building Language for Literacy is the definitive early literacy program that equips young children with the critical language and literacy skills and experiences they need to build the foundation for success in reading.”

How to integrate Building Language for Literacy in our teaching:

Nina the Naming Newt” helps students identify places within their community and common items found in those places. This is a wonderful activity to integrate with Social Studies about ‘The World around Us’. Children drag the correct items into the box.  It is a great activity to learn everyday vocabulary.

Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster” activity  helps a small group of students with letter recognition by having pupils choose the letters that match the object. Students can also keep a word dictionary in a notebook and add the new words that they spelled.

Pupils practice their rhyming skills with “Reggie the Rhyming Rhino“.  Pupils choose the words that rhyme in a fun way especially if activity is done on an Interactive Whiteboard.

All activities may be worked out on an Interactive Whiteboard.

Read about more ideas on how to integrate these activities in the following link:

Submitted by: A Giles (eLearning Teacher)

Game Goo – fun, educational games for kids

Check out this really great website containing games to improve reading at the primary age level.  It can be found on the Earobics Foundation website, a foundation aiming to tackle difficulties in reading at Kinder, Early and Junior levels.

“With Earobics, educators have the tools and resources they need to provide flexible classroom instruction for students of all abilities, and help their at-risk learners close the achievement gap before it’s too late.”

The fun, educational games on GameGoo are split in 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, with characters, such as Squanky and Fearless Frieda which will appeal to the children.

How to integrate GameGoo into our teaching:

GameGoo games may be used in the classroom to reinforce literacy and reading.  They compliment any language lesson throughout all the Primary Years.  Moreover, such a website works great on an Interactive Whiteboard.


Submitted by: A Giles (eLearning Teacher)

The Space Case

The Space Case  is a story of Marvin and K-9, two looney tune characters. The teacher introduces the characters and reads the story together with the pupils from the PowerPoint presentation. This story was downloaded from

This story is ideal for  Year 3 and Year 4 students.

The SpaceCase – Presentation

Chart Game – The pupils have to place pictures and sentences in order.

space-chart1                                                 spacechart2

Space Handout 1-   Word Search (Pupils fill in the missing words, and later find these words in the Word Search.)




Dominoes – The pupils fill in the last missing word and find this word in another domino (card).      

dominospace1                                      dominospace2                          dominospace3                   

                            dominospace4                                  dominospace5

Submitted by Lara Grech

Christmas Powerpoint

nativity01Here I’m posting a powerpoint presentation about Christmas, suitable for year 3 students.  This presentation can be used to generate a conversation about the subject, or as vocabulary lesson.  It can also help the students to write their own sentences.

christmas powerpoint presentation

Submitted by Marthese Baldacchino