Year 3 English Books 11 Plus Guide

11 Plus English – Year 3- Books

Year 3 Recommended books and guide

Please download our FREE 11 Plus English Year 3 preparation guide which gives detailed instructions on how to structure a preparation programme at home. The recommended resources have been selected to compliment the free year 3 preparation guide.

Preparation Using Books for year 3 English

Remember to download the free preparation guide for year three English before buying the books we recommend from the list below.

We have produced the preparation guide and the recommended books list to help parents find their way through the hundreds of books available and select those which are going to have the right sort of impact for their child. We hope you find the advice useful.

General English skills


Bond – No Nonsense English 6-7 THEN 7-8


Schofield and Sims – English Skills Book 1 (answer book can be bought separately)

THEN Schofield and Sims – English Skills Book 2 (answer book can be bought separately)

Fun English Workbook

Schofield and Sims – Springboard 1 THEN Springboard 2 THEN Springboard 3

(N.B. no answers provided but these books are VERY effective)

Grammar and Punctuation

Rising Stars – Skills Builders Grammar and Punctuation Year 3 Age 7-8


Kit’s Educational Publishing – Complete Graded Spelling Lists for years 1-6 (British edition)


Rising Stars – Spelling and Vocabulary Year 3 Age 7-8


You’ll see from the free year 3 preparation guide that children should be:

1/ Reading every day (or building up to it)

2/ Doing paired reading at least twice per week.

See our suggested Year 3 reading list for inspiration about what books to try.