Year 3 Fosse Class

Fosse Way is a Roman road linking Exeter to Lincoln. 


Hi there! Ours names are Mrs Parfitt and Mrs Francis and we teach in Fosse Class. Mrs Parfitt is the Year 3 Leader and SEN Co and teaches Mondays and Tuesdays.  Mrs Francis is the English Leader and teachers Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  On a Thursday afternoon, Mr Evans takes the class for PE activities. Please follow us on Twitter, Dojo so you can see what exciting things we get up to throughout the school year! 

We have lots of exciting dates in the diary coming up and lots of learning ahead of us so make sure your attendance is excellent!


Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

Mrs Parfitt &

Mrs Francis

Miss Fowler


Mr Cowell
We have adopted a class management system called class dojo. Follow the link below for more information. If you do not have a parent code please come and see us. We will also be sharing with you work through our seesaw link throughout the year. 

Class Dojo







Class Novels


Class Reader Autumn Term




With a little luck and a pack of pugs, anything is paws-ible!  When True Winder comes, it's time for the Great Northern Race!  The best sled teams in the world must reach a mysterious man called the Snowfather.  He will grant one wish to the winners.  Young racers Sika and Shen want to win more than anything.



Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel.

When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to  have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret...


Class Reader Spring Term




Enter a world of Egyptian pharaohs and ancient curses from the Queen of Historical Fiction.

 Anisha is all set to be a (reluctant) bridesmaid at Aunty Bindi’s wedding...until a secret ransom note arrives. Bindi’s groom has been kidnapped and will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF! With best friend Milo, mischievous Granny Jas, a runaway lobster, a kitten-loving giant, and some super skills of logic and observation, it’s up to Anisha Mistry to find her uncle, before the big family wedding of the year becomes a big disaster.


Class Reader Summer Term




Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, opens his gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await - Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his!?  





A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl.
Wilbur the pig's life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.



Books that we will explore through English Lessons 


With an outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house.  Whether he is saving toys, searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve or rescuing damsels in distress,  Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised.

Have you ever wondered how a toaster works?  Or what happens to garbage when it's thrown out?  In this fun-filled book, Dudley, the tech-wizard dog, takes the reader through the inner workings of familiar machinery.

A bright science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam - anything floating that has been washed ashore.  Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds.  But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share... and to keep.


Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo – or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla – but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens ... the toy turns into a real gorilla, who puts on her father's hat and coat and takes her off for a magical visit to the zoo... 



Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her…
Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back?

In this deeply moving story, Oliver Jeffers deals with the weighty themes of love and loss with an extraordinary lightness of touch and shows us, ultimately, that there is always hope.



One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? 



Why does the magical Tear Thief catch children's tears as they fall? Find out in this moving tale about how we express our feelings.

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Diary Dates