The amount of reading going on in Year 3 is amazing and we want to encourage the children to read as widely as they can, and to really develop the love of reading that I see every day in school.
The children are enjoying getting stuck into chapter books and unravelling more complicated stories. Here are some suggested reads for children in year 3. I have also included a list of more challenging books at the bottom for our really keen readers.
The World According to Humphrey, Betty Birney
The Famous Five, Enid Blyton
Flat Stanley series, Jeff Brown
The Secret World of Polly Flint, Helen Cresswell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Esio Trot, Roald Dahl
George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
The Witches, Roald Dahl
Willa and Old Miss Annie, Berlie Doherty
Babe, The Sheep Pig, Dick King Smith
The Hodgeheg, Dick King Smith
The Queen's Nose, Dick King Smith
The Year of the Dog, Grace Lin
Winnie the Pooh series, A.A. Milne
Billy the Kid, Michael Morpurgo
The Dancing Bear, Michael Morpurgo
Mr Skip, Michael Morpurgo
Tom's Sausage Lion, Michael Morpurgo
The Worst Witch series, Jill Murphy
Rickshaw Girl, Mitali Perkins
I Survived series, Lauren Tarshis
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
Challenging Chapter Books
The Penderwicks, Jean Birdsall
The Railway Children, Francis Hodgson Burnett
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Secret Garden, Edith Nesbit
Five Children and It, Edith Nesbit
Narnia series, C.S. Lewis
We have spent the last two weeks finding out all about light and dark, finishing off our science topic with a shadow investigation. We put our shadow puppets to good use and discovered how shadows change size when the light source moves (all whilst wearing our invisible lab coats, of course!).
The children have settled back into school after half term and are really enjoying our new book, Leon and the Place Between, and our new Learning Journey, Let There Be Light.
Please remember that PE is Mondays and swimming is on Fridays. Homework will be given out on Fridays and due in on Wednesdays. Please remind your child to bring their reading book and reading record to school every day!
I will be updating this page throughout the year to keep you informed of all the fun learning activities taking place in our class.
Thank you for visiting,