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Year 3

Class Name: Roald Dahl

Welcome to Year 3!

Teaching Team

  • Miss Marfell
  • Miss Rushton
  • Mrs Lisseter


To promote a love of reading and to inspire our children, Year 3’s class author is: Roald Dahl.

At Five Spires we recognise that reading is the key to unlocking so much for our children. We encourage all of our children to read a variety of texts and authors.

Suggested texts for Year 3:

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner
  • When life gives you mangoes by Kereen Getten
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Diary of a killer cat by Anne Fine
  • How to Train your dragon series by Cressida Cowell


PE is on a Monday and a Friday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and that earrings are removed for these sessions.

Our Learning

To find out what we are learning, please see below.

Year 3 Overview


At Five Spires Academy we believe homework plays an important role in consolidation, revision and practise of skills learnt in school. It helps keep parents informed about their child’s learning and progress. Through homework, children learn independence as well as organisation skills.

Daily reading

Please encourage your child to read daily week in order to foster a love of reading. Any books, magazines, newspapers they read should be noted in the Reading Records.

Multiplication tables

 As directed by their class teacher children are expected to know their year group multiplication tables and respective facts. Children need to practice at home, so they build their fluency and confidence.


In KS2, your child will be taught and tested on a focussed spelling skill biweekly in school. A list of weekly spellings will be sent home and your child can practise these at home if they wish but this is not compulsory.

Alternate weekly Maths or English Homework

To consolidate your child's class learning, a piece of Maths or English homework will be set each week by their class teacher.

 Additional learning challenges

Each term, your child will receive optional learning challenges linked to their mini mission. If your child wishes to complete these additional pieces of homework, this will enhance their learning further.

Class News

To keep up to date with our news, please click the link to our Padlet newsletter

Year 3 Padlet Newsletter

Useful Websites & Information for Parents

These resources can help parents support their Year 3 children's learning both inside and outside the classroom when learning their times tables. This is important for their Multiplication Check which occurs in Year 4.

Topmarks offers a collection of interactive Maths games and activities suitable for Year 3 students to support their learning and development.

Oxford Owl provides free eBooks, educational activities, and advice to support children's learning at home, including resources specifically designed for Year 3.