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
    Busy, excited, happy.
    Silver
    His parents used to be explorers and the boy is ten years old .
    Gold
    Oliver wanted to go school because he wants to learn .
    Oliver’s parents wanted to travel because there explorers 🧭.
    I think Oliver’s parents are sad .Oliver wears a brown coat a striped hat and big eyes.

  2. Plantium:
    Oliver looks like an explorer because he’s an explorer.
    He dislikes exploring for a few years. He likes to have a normal life now.
    His personality is energetic,intelligent,confident,capable and brave.

  3. Bronze:
    Busy _ I’m to busy sorry.
    Excited _ I’m so excited!
    Young _ I’m really young.
    Fresh- This is so fresh.
    Sad- Why are you so sad?

    Silver:
    1. Oliver is very happy because it says that he is tired of being an explorer.
    2. It says St Porrocks.
    3. His own bedroom and bathroom.
    Gold:
    1. Because he only had an explorer’s life for 10 years.
    2. Because they both dreamed of being one.
    3. They felt really sad.

  4. Bronze:
    Busy _ I’m to busy sorry.
    Excited _ I’m so excited!
    Young _ I’m really young.
    Fresh- This is so fresh.
    Sad- Why are you so sad?

    Silver:

  5. Bronze:
    Fresh, busy, blank, Lost, old
    Sentences- Sam’s shoes were old, He was busy all day. When he was going home, he went the wrong way and got lost. He then found an old book sitting next to an old tree but it had blank pages.
    Silver:
    1. He felt excited as he didn’t like travelling.
    2. His new school was in the seaside- St Porrock.
    3. He will have his own Bedroom and Bathroom.

  6. Bronze
    1.busy
    2.exciting
    3. Sad
    4.exiting
    5.comming

    Silver
    How did Oliver feel about his parents giving up exploring?
    Oliver felt upset
    Where was his new school?
    Oliver’s new school was at St parrot
    What would he have in his new house that he hadn’t had before?
    He would have a bunkbed and an explorerphone

  7. Bronze
    Busy,explorers, little, exited and exploring
    I am very busy
    My parents are explorers
    My sister is little
    I am exited to go to the park
    I love exploring

    Silver
    Oliver felt happy about his parent giving up exploring
    Oliver’s new school was st porrocks
    Oliver didn’t have a bedroom and a bathroom

    Gold
    Oliver might have want to have a normal school because he was tiered of exploring
    Oliver’s parent wanted to travel so they could see beautiful things around the world
    Oliver’s parent felt sad because there was no where else to explore.

  8. Bronze:
    Busy,sadly,hardly,little exciting.
    I am so busy doing my homework.
    I sadly don’t have any friends.
    I hardly pressed the button.
    I have a little bit of homework.
    I am so exciting because it’s is my birthday.
    Silver:
    1:Sad because he liked to explore the whole world but his parents give up.
    2: St Porrocks
    3: he would have his own bedroom and bathroom.
    Gold:
    1.Oliver was excited for school because he want to learn and make new friends.
    2. Oliver parents want to be the best explorers.
    3. Oliver parents said there were no more blank space left on the map.

  9. Bronze:
    Busy,sadly,hardly,little exciting.
    I am so busy doing my homework.
    I sadly don’t have any friends.
    I hardly pressed the button.
    I have a little bit of homework.
    I am so exciting because it’s is my birthday.
    Silver:
    1:Sad because he liked to explore the whole world but his parents give up.
    2: st porrocks
    3: he would have his own bedroom and bathroom.
    Gold:
    1.Oliver was excited for school because he want to learn and make new friends.
    2. Oliver parents want to be the best explorers.
    3. Oliver parents said there were no more blank space left on the map.

  10. Bronze:
    Busy, exciting, blank, hidden, sad.
    There was a busy bird who had hidden in a blank house, all the other birds were sad as they couldn’t find their bird friend.
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    Silver:
    1) Oliver felt upset when he found out they weren’t exploring anymore.
    2) In the seaside town of St. Porrocks.
    3) His own bedroom and bathroom.
    __________________________________________________________
    Gold:
    1) He might make some friends as he always used to explore, so he never had time to make any friends.
    2) They would have wanted to explore the world and see new places.
    3) They would have felt upset as they have done exploring their whole life and it is upsetting as they knew there is nothing left to explore.
    __________________________________________________________
    Platinum:
    Oliver was an adventurous boy who didn’t really worry about how dirty he got exploring. He had messy black hair which he kept under an old cap. He would always explore, he wouldn’t stop even if he cut himself. It was always part of the adventure. He wore a knitted jumper and some nice quality boots.

  11. Bronze
    I was very exited to go school
    My mum was very busy
    I was exploring with my family
    I was tired of playing with my toys
    I am very young
    Exited
    Busy
    Exploring
    Tired
    Young

  12. Bronze
    Little – The boy is little.
    Sad – I feel sad today.
    Busy – My mum is always busy with work.
    Excited – The dog is excited.
    Blank – She went all blank.

  13. Bronze
    Oliver was busy
    2. oliver felt lost
    3. they were in the deepwater
    4. Exploring they were exproring
    5. Explorer they were explorers
    Silver
    his parents felt sad and he felt sad
    His new school is at St parrok he felt happy
    Bunkbed and a explorerphone.
    Gold
    Because he could make friends and have food he hasn’t tasted before.
    Because they have stopped traveling and wanted to start a new life.
    They felt sad because there was nowhere else to explore.
    Rexford.A

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