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Anyone used the book 'Monsters an owners guide' for instructions unit in year 3? any good ideas for making this unit exciting?
Hello. Not sure how helpful this will be but!
I taught Instructions on TP to Y5 and did it with my own class (Y3) just before Xmas.
On TP the class teacher wanted them to produce instructions for using this website. It was SO boring haha.
In my class, we made sandwiches for the Xmas party, so linked D&T and English for planning the sarnie and then writing some instructions for making it. Not exactly groundbreaking stuff, I know, but the food was a big motivator and it was easy to get them interested!
My favourite thing to do, which I set for hmwk for both the Y5 and Y3 classes, is to get them to write a recipe for Teacher Pie. Tell them it can be as gruesome or as gorgeous as they like. I nicked that off one of my mentors and it always gets brilliant responses :D
Like the Teacher Pie idea.
Thankyou. Making something to eat sounds like a good idea. Teacher Pie I'll definitely use!
It's brilliant, isn't it?! I wish I could say I'd thought of it!
I got them to play a game eg ludo and then to makeinstructions on how to set up for ow ability..the highers i got them to imagine the rules had been lost and to make them up.others then played the games.
simple recipies to order cut up and organised to give ideas
also some ideas here
making smothies based upon georges marvellous medicine
or even instructions for a spell.conncoction for teacher
even the lesson plans for a weeks work lol/not mine i add!
you could search tes under
'ideas for writing instructions for year 3' .there are 708 possible ideas?
i did something like that with georges marvellous medicine..only trouble is the head read some of the work and thought it disgusting and i was told not to teach such things!
not that im worried! lol the kids loved doing it!
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