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Y3 Recommended Reads

Summer Term 2

Our last text for this year is the play script Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.   Our class text has many stories adapted for our young readers. 





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Addition reads

The Lizzie Dripping Krindlekrax

How to train your dragon

Agent Zaiba investigates: The missing diamonds (Annabelle Sami)

Ellie and the cat (Malorie Blackman)




Summer 1

This terms focus read is a new book and author to me, so I am really excited to share this text.  I am sure all the children will enjoy the comic book style, fun adventures the character has.

Addition reads

The Railway Children

The World's Worst Children

The 13 Storey Treehouse

Bill's New Frock

                                                  Spring 1


Focus text for Spring 1 is called The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. 

This book is a favourite of mine.  The film version is called The Iron Giant. 




Additional reads

The Sheep pig

The secret garden


James and the giant peach

 Autumn Term 2

This term our focus text is called Leon and the place between by Grahame Baker-Smith. 


It is a magical book filled with wonderful illustrations. 

You can watch the story by clicking the link. 


Recommended additional reads;

The Borrowers,

The 100 mile an hour dog,

Operation Gadgetman,

Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf

Autumn Term 1


Our  focus text is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White




 The film is on Netflix but have a tissue ready for the end!



Recommended reads:


Just so Stories

Harry the poisonous centipede


Revolting Rhymes

Dirty Beasts