Main Topics

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Key learning in writing, with scanned sample(s)

Key Maths Skills (with scanned samples):

Recommended reading books for the year group:

  1. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night – Janet Ahlberg
  2. Harry the Poisonous Centipede – Lynne Reid Banks
  3. The Twits – Roald Dahl
  4. Dilly the Dinosaur – Tony Bradman
  5. Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown
  6. The Secret World of Polly Flint – Helen Cresswell
  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl
  8. My Naughty Little Sister – Dorothy Edwards
  9. The Reluctant Dragon – Kenneth Grahame
  10. The Charlie Moon Collection – Shirley Hughes
  11. All Because of Jackson – Dick King-Smith
  12. The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths – Saviour Pirotta
  13. Winnie-the-Pooh Collection – A. A. Milne
  14. Mrs Cockle’s Cat – Philippa Pearce
  15. Mrs Pepperpot Stories – Alf Proysen
  16. Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren
  17. The Children of Green Knowe – Lucy M. Boston
  18. All Illusrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales –
  19. Hans Christian Andersen
  20. Anna Hibiscus – Atinuke
  21. Finn Family Moomintroll – Toye Jansson
  22. Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat – Ursua Moray Williams
  23. My Dad’s A Birdman – David Almond
  24. Ivan the Terrible – Anne Fine
  25. The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog – Jeremy Strong
  26. Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Caroll
  27. Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  28. How to eat fried worms-Thomas Rockwell
  29. No. 1 car spotter- Atinuke
  30. Sideway stories wayside school-Louis Sachar

Any other specific year-group information?

  • Pupils begin swimming lessons and djembe lessons.
  • We’re focusing on developing the reading comprehension skills of our Year 3 students to ensure they make the progress they are capable of. Children in Year 3 should be reading books and non-fiction texts at least 20 minutes a day. Questioning your children on what they’ve read will help improve their ability to comprehend what they are reading.
  • We take pride in our work in Year 3 and the children aim to get off of ‘tramline’ paper and to get a pen licence. First of all you can encourage your child to hold their pen/pencil correctly; thumb and forefinger gripping the pencil and middle finger supporting. All children will start by using tram line paper for all work and expecting all children to follow the handwriting scheme detailed below.

  • We use a teaching tool called Talk 4 Writing which was developed by Pie Corbett. Talk 4 Writing is a powerful learning tool as it enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading, analysing it and writing their own version. It is a very carefully structured programme which helps the children to develop their confidence within writing. In Year 3 we are covering both fictional and non-fictional genres.