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Ask the children "what is a determiner?"

Explain that:

  • A determiner modifies a noun and goes before any other modeifiers such as adjectives.
  • 'A' and 'an' are determiners and refer to any noun.
  • If the word starts with a consonant then you use the determiner 'a'.
  • If the word starts with a vowel then you use the determiner 'an'.


Work through the PowerPoint to slide 5, completing slide 5 on a piece of paper.



Recap what determiners are. Ask the children how we use the determiners 'a' and 'an', referring back to yesterdays learning.

Show the children the following determiners and ask them to identify which ones are correct and which ones need correcting - children to write them correctly on a piece of paper.


a door                           an ant
an train                         an elephant
an rainbow                   a orange
a boat                           a umbrella


Explain to the children that although the determiners 'a' and 'an' are used according to the first letter of the word - words which start with the letter 'h' are an exception. Words which start with the letter 'h' require the determiner 'an'.


Work through slides 6 - 11 on the PowerPoint. Children completing the activities on a piece of paper. 



Recap determiners. Explain that in year three we mainly focus on using the determiners 'a' and 'an' but there are other determiners we could use, such as: the, this, those, our, all and any. Ask the children to write sentences on a piece of paper use these determiners.

Work through the final slides of the PowerPoint (Pages 12 - 22) with the children completing the quiz on paper.



Re-cap over this weeks spellings. Ask the children to think of sentences including their spelling words.

Complete the 'Dictations' worksheets.

Complete spelling word search.



Complete the spelling test.