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During the summer term of year 3, the children will delve into the exciting world of literature with the timeless tale of Emil and the Detectives. This captivating story follows young Emil as he embarks on a thrilling adventure in bustling Berlin. Together with a group of resourceful friends, Emil sets out to recover his stolen money and unravel the mystery surrounding a cunning thief. As year 3 journey through the pages of this classic novel, they will not only develop their reading skills, but also cultivate empathy as they connect with the characters and their dilemmas. Through lively discussions and engaging activities, Year 3 students explore themes of friendship, courage, and the power of teamwork, making Emil and the Detectives a memorable and enriching literary experience.


During the spring term, we read the enchanting tale of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Year 3 delved into the magical world crafted by Kate DiCamillo, discovering the profound beauty that lies within the pages of this extraordinary narrative. The children became captivated by Edward Tulane, a cherished porcelain rabbit, and his miraculous journey through the tapestry of life.


As a contrast, we embarked on a poetic journey with William Wordsworth's Written in March. As winter bade its chilly farewell, Wordsworth's verses invited us into a world where nature awakens from its slumber. Through the poet's keen observations, we explored the magical transformation of meadows and woodlands and discovered the delicate dance between lingering frost and the first whispers of spring.



For our traditional tale during the autumn term, we used Androcles and the Lion. This wonderful tale of friendship between an animal and a human was set during the time of the Roman Empire and provides an excellent introduction to many aspects of society at the time.


We then moved onto reading and studying Charlotte's Web, another example of friendship between an animal and a human. Full of joy, humour, and profound emotions, Charlotte's Web tells a tale of the strength of companionship and the importance of embracing the uniqueness in each individual. It deserves its well-deserved reputation as one of the most wonderful children's books ever written.

Helping at home:


Providing regular opportunities for your child to practise spellings will help support your child’s English work in school. I have attached the year three and four spelling list for you to support your child with, however recapping year one and two spellings will also be useful.


Reading regularly with your child will also help your child’s spoken vocabulary - having a varied reading diet - including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and instructional texts, hearing your child read, and asking your child book-based questions will help develop their love of reading and reading comprehension skills.