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Year 3 - Lion & Tiger Class

Welcome to Year 3!


Mrs Larson and Mrs Hoppins are class teachers in Lions and will be supported by Mrs Searle.


Mrs Jay and Mrs Salt are class teachers in Tigers and are supported by Mrs Csete.


Mrs Collis and Miss Horsey support both classes. 


You are welcome to speak with us at the end of the day or can email us at or 



The children have enjoyed read the text 'The Invisible' by Tom Percival over the last two weeks. We have explored the story, written descriptive pieces and considered how it feels to be invisible. As our final piece we wrote some acrostic poems about Isabel. 

Look at some of our acrostic poems about Isabel.



Reading in years 3-6

At the beginning of every new school year(in Key Stage Two) your child will complete a reading assessment called 'The Star Reading Test'. STAR Reading is a computerised reading assessment.
Questions continually adjust to your child’s responses. If the child’s response is correct, the difficulty level is increased. If the child misses a question, the difficulty level is reduced. The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 20 minutes. Your child will re-test on The Star Reading Test every half term.
The Star Reading Test will give your child a ZPD (Zone of proximal development) The ZPD is the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. 
Your child then picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. They will start at the lowest level in the range and read through the levels at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. 
Every time your child passes a quiz their book level will rise by 0.1. The whole process is overseen, monitored and adjusted (where necessary) by your child's class teacher and teaching assistant. 
At Eastover, we have many rewards in place to motivate:
-prizes given after every quizzed passed
-a visit to our gift shop once they have passed a certain amount of quizzes/ read a certain amount of words
-different competitions held throughout the year
-class readometers-the first class to reach the top every half term receives a class prize. 
Parent's guide designed to answer common questions about Accelerated Reader. Explore questions around reading level, reading practice and quiz taking. A comprehensive look at how students use Accelerated Reader in the classroom.



Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions. 




Dear Parents,


Today the children have brought home a reading record and reading book. As your children may have explained, this year they will be taking a quiz after every book. Every time the children quiz in school they will change their book.  Please encourage your child to read for at least 5 minutes everyday and sign their reading records. 


In the back of the reading record there is a sheet with this year's spellings on.  Every child will start on the first column (card 1).  Please again encourage your child to learn these words throughout the week.  They will have a test every Friday starting next Friday.  


If you have any questions please catch us after school one evening.  


We have had a lovely week with the children and are really impressed with the way they have settled in.  They have worked so hard.  


Have a lovely weekend. 


The Year 3 Team



Daily Organisation


As the children settle back to school life, we encourage them to get back into good routines by going to bed at an age-appropriate time. They can develop their independence and organisation skills by getting their school clothes and bag ready too. Getting back into these routines early will mean the children will come to school more settled and ready to learn.


They should also bring:


  • Named water bottle every day
  • Fresh fruit/healthy snack for break time
  • Reading record and book


Remember to wear PE kit to school on Wednesdays.



Below are some of the links to resources that will support the children's learning this year. We will explain more and direct you to use them as we go through this term :)  

Yr1 & 2 common exception words