Year 3 Reading Challenge Autumn 1

Here are the first few pages of an adventure story called Oliver and The Seawigs. Read the story carefully, then try these challenges.

BRONZE

Write a list of 5 adjectives you can find in the story. Then write your own sentences using those adjectives.

SILVER

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Answer these retrieval questions in full sentences:

  1. How did Oliver feel about his parents giving up exploring?
  2. Where was his new school?
  3. What would he have in his new house that he hadn’t had before?

GOLD

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Answer these inference questions in full sentences:

  1. Why might Oliver have felt excited to start at a normal school?
  2. Why might Oliver’s parents have wanted to travel?
  3. How might Oliver’s parents have felt when they realised there was no where else to explore?

PLATINUM

Write a character description of Oliver. Describe how he looks, the things he likes and dislikes and his personality.

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  1. Bronze
    Little , sad , busy , excited , blank
    There was a little elephant.
    I was sad when I had no friends.
    I was busy doing my homework.
    I was excited to go on a trip.
    There’s no blank spaces on my treasure map.
    Silver
    How did Oliver feel about his parents giving up exploring?
    Excited because he was tired of living the explorer’s life
    Where was his new school?
    School St Porrcks
    What would he have in his new house that he hadn’t had before?
    Bedroom and bathroom.
    Gold
    Why might Oliver have felt excited to start at a normal school?
    Excited because he was tired of live in the explore’s life.
    Why might Oliver’s parents have wanted to travel?
    So they could see all the beautiful places in the world
    How might Oliver’s parents have felt when they realised there was no where else to explore?
    Sad because they have been travelling their entire life.
    Platinum
    Oliver is a 10 year old child and wears a brown leathery jacket and black trousers. Oliver is a kind responsible child who’s parents are a duo of explorers who travel the world.Oliver has a brown leather cap which he loves to have on his black spiky hair.

  2. Bronze
    I went to the park to play and it was very exciting.
    My dad was busy doing his work.
    I lost my toy and I was searching for it everywhere.
    My iPad is hidden away by my mum when I play on it too much.
    It was great having takeaway yesterday.

    Silver
    Oliver was excited his parents were giving up exploring.
    Oliver’s new school was in St Porrock.
    He will have his own bedroom and bathroom.

  3. Bronze

    Exciting: It was the most exciting holiday
    Great: He has great confidence in himself
    Lost: I lost my toys
    Packed: I packed my lunch bag
    Little: I have a little cousin

  4. Bronze:
    1.Exciting
    2.Lost
    3.Sadly
    4.Hidden
    5.Settled
    Siliver:
    Oliver is very happy beacuse his perents was giving up exploring.His new school was called St porrocks.It hardely lived my a deepwater Bay near the little.
    Gold:
    Beacuse they have explorermobile’s seats.The perent’s felt happy.They where upset becase they had nowhere to explore.

  5. 1.I am excited because my friends come to visit me tomorrow.
    2.I feel sad when it’s raining because i can’t play outside.
    3. My little brother go to nursery.
    4. My young sister is 2 years old.
    5.My Mum is busy .

  6. Bronze
    I am busy.
    I read a exiting book.
    I live near school.
    I am little.
    He made a brief visit to paris to attend two concerts.
    Silver
    Oliver was exited because his parents stopped exploring.
    His school was at st porrocks.
    His parents wanted to travel because there wasnt anything else to explore.
    Olivers parents were sad becauze they don’t get to explore.He had a bathroom to himself and a bedroom.
    Gold
    Oliver felt exited to go to a new school so he doesn’t need to explore and he meet new people.
    Olivers parents wanted to travel because oliver can go to school.
    Platinum
    Oliver looks short and nice and he is a ecplorer.

  7. Bronze
    1.busy-I am very busy.
    2.exciting-There is an exciting trip coming up.
    3.blankThe paper is blank.
    4.little-my brother is little.
    5.fresh-The fruit is fresh.
    Silver
    1.Oliver felt happy when his parents quit exploring because he wanted to live a normal life and make freinds at school.
    2.Oliver’s school was in St Porrocks.
    3.Oliver didn’t have his own bathroom and bed but now he does.
    Gold
    Oliver felt excited because all this time he was not entertained and now he can finally make freinds.
    I think Oliver’s Parents wanted to travel because they had nothing to do in the outdoors.
    I think that Oliver’s parents were feeling bored
    when they realised they had nothing else to explore.
    Platinum
    Oliver has a happy, playful personality. His personality is smart and clumsy.
    Oliver looks like a cheeky, adventureous boy.
    He looks like a big hearted, graceful boy.
    Oliver likes living like a normal child and making freinds. He dislikes being lonely and exploring only with his parents.

  8. Oliver and the seawigs.

    Exciting
    The adventure was exciting.

    Sadly
    Sadly I never got 10/10.

    Whole
    My whole life is to gain .

    Little
    My little brother is 2 years old .

    Fresh
    My Glow stick is fresh.

  9. bronze
    1. exciting
    I was looking for an exciting adventure
    2. great
    I looked great today
    3. lost
    my cat got lost
    4. sad
    he was sad that he wasn’t going to the party
    5. tired
    I came home tired today

    silver
    1. oliver felt happy because he didn’t like exploring
    2. his school was in st Porrocks
    3. he would have his own bedroom, bathroom and the whole house to live in

  10. Bronze
    Busy – I was busy doing my homework on the blog.
    Exciting – It was exciting to eat sweets.
    Young – My dad brought me a cat when I was young.
    Great – It was great having packed lunches everyday.
    Blank – A phone is blank when it’s turned off.

  11. Bronze:
    Busy,excited,off road,fresh and sad.
    Gold:
    1. Because he only had an life as a explorer.
    2. Maybe it’s because they dreamed off being an explorer.
    Oliver’s parents were sad.

  12. Inference questions
    Because he was tired of exploring lots and lots of places.

    Because their whole life they have been exploring their whole life.

    Oliver’s parents felt sad.

  13. Oliver and the seawigs.

    Exciting
    The adventure was exciting.

    Sadly
    Sadly I never got 10/10.

    Whole
    My whole life is to gain .

    Little
    My little brother is 2 years old .

    Fresh
    My Glow stick is fresh.

  14. Inference questions
    Because he was tired of exploring lots and lots of places.

    Because their whole life they have been exploring their whole life.

    Oliver’s parents felt sad.

    • Bronze
      1.Busy
      2.Losting
      3.Omon4.explor
      4.unconquered
      5.solved
      Silver
      1.He felt up set.
      2.ST porrocks.
      3.He wold have his own bedroom and bathroom.
      Gold
      Oliver wanted to go to a normal school because he would understand everything.
      Olivers parents wanted to travel because they are explorous.
      I think olivers parents were feeling sad because there was no where to go.

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