Year 3

Welcome to Roald Dahl Class! 


Our class is named after Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl was the author of many beloved children’s books that were both exciting, imaginative and daring. He showed that hard work and perseverance leads to success.

We hope that he inspires our Year 3’s to work hard, achieve their dreams and have lots of fun along the way.

Roald Dahl invented 500 new words!

Mrs Fowlie-Burns and Mrs Ward say…

Year 3 Mission Statement

Important Letters/ Information


Year 3’s Butterflies 2022

Performance Poetry. Our Versions of the Poem. May 2022

Performance Poetry April 2022 The Coming Of The Iron Man.

Our Science Week 2022

Our World Book Day 2022

Our Trip to Harlow Islamic Centre March 2022

Our Trip to Colchester Castle- February 2022

Year 3’s Remembrance Assembly 2021

Year 3/ 4 Christmas Performance 2021

Homework 2021/ 2022

Our Curriculum 2021-2022

Extra Learning/ Useful Websites

Bitesize are still on half term until 1st March 2021.

BBC Bitesize: – A simple guide to home learning across the BBC

Purple Mash

Purple Mash:

  • Don’t forget to check your ‘To dos’ on your Purple Mash account each day.
  • There are lots of different activities to explore!
  • Your teachers will be checking to see how you are getting on and responding to any messages you send.
  • Don’t forget you can email your class mates using the 2email on Purple Mash. (Teacher monitor these emails)

Bug Club

Story Time with Mrs Fowlie-Burns and Mrs Ward

Vine Passport

Vine Passport:

Every child, who attends one of our Vine schools, will receive a Vine Passport. This Vine Passport will
give every child the opportunity to challenge themselves, to broaden their horizons and to increase
their life experiences. There is a total of 40 challenges as you travel around your Vine Schools
Passport. There is no rush to complete it all at once; indulge yourself in the challenges and enjoy!

Vine Passport

Letter to parents

Vine Passport Evidence Photos

Vine Reading List

Vine Reading list

In the Vine Trust, we want to promote a love of reading in all of our pupils no matter what their age, gender or reading ability. Exposing children to a wide variety of good quality stories and texts helps to improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills whilst also introducing them to a whole host of experiences, both imaginary and real, that they might otherwise never experience.

At the Vine, we feel that parents and carers play a vital role in supporting pupils with their reading. Research into reading supports this belief and one finding in 2006 states that:

Parents and the home environment are essential to the early teaching of reading and fostering a love of reading; children are more likely to continue to be readers in homes where books and reading are valued (Clark and Rumbold, 2006).

We understand that it can be difficult to motivate children to read, especially now that technology is so appealing and accessible. It can also be challenging to get children to read different types of books. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Harry Potter and books written by David Walliams are extremely popular and are great pieces of literature. However, it is important that children read a range of stories and books to support them in developing their own imagination and writing skills.

In light of this, we have produced a selection of lists to aid you at home in guiding and encouraging children to read a range of books. Each list contains good-quality, age relevant books that have stood the test of time and proven to be very popular with pupils that staff have taught over the years.

How to use the lists:

  • The book lists are split into EYFS, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. If your child is in Year 5 or 6 but is a reluctant reader, why not have a look at the lower KS2 list. Likewise, if you have a very able reader in KS1 who is in need of a challenge, explore the lower KS2 list.
  • Share the list with your child. Put a mark against which books they think sound interesting. Then, visit your local library or book shop and see which books you can find.
  • Encourage your child to look for these books in the school or class library.
  • Reading to your child is vitally important, even in Year 6. So why not choose a more challenging book that you can share and read together.
  • Each list starts off with easier to read suggestions then the books grow in complexity as the list continues. Some of the content of the books towards the end of the upper KS2 list is a little more mature and sensitive (war, refugees, loss etc) but are all age-relevant. As the parent/carer, you will need to decide on whether these are suitable for your child.

These lists are extensive but not exhaustive. There are so many wonderful options and choices.

Lower KS2 Reading List


Virtual School