Bartley C of E Junior School

Think for yourself, act for each other

02380 812173

Winsor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2HR

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Please read with your child at least five times a week.  Sign their reading diary each time and your child can earn a merit every week!

Bug Club is our online reading resource and is a great way to build comprehension skills by reading the texts, answering questions and earning reward points to play games and buy prizes! On Century, there are also further opportunities for comprehension for the children to have a go at.

Book Study

In Year 3, we study the following books throughout the year.  We kindly ask that you avoid reading these in advance to ensure the most can be made out of in-school activities related to these texts.

If your child enjoyed these books, click on the image to go to the lovereading4kids site where you may find further reading suggestions that your child might enjoy.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2

'The Bear and the Piano' by David Litchfield

'Cloud Tea Monkeys' by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham


Spring 1 Spring 2


'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna and 'The Misadventures of Frederick' by Ben Manley

'The Lighthouse' animated short and 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell


Summer 1 Summer 2


'Oliver and The Seawigs' by Phillip Reeve and 'Malala's Magic Pencil' by Malala Yousafzai


Women in Science: 'Ada Twist, Scientist' by Andrea Beaty and 'The Tree Lady' by H. Joseph Hopkins

Year 3 Recommended Reads

Here you can find some great suggestions for books to read this year.  Let us know which ones you have read and enjoyed or if you have any recommendations to add:

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