YEAR 3 NEWS

Elm Class – Growth Mindset Poems

As part of our well being Friday afternoons we have been thinking about growth mindset. We have thought about how we can change our mindsets and how instead of giving up we can learn from the mistakes we make! After discussing growth mindset, we created our own acrostic poems. We took these into the playground ...

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Elm Class – Fossil Hunting and Creating

In Topic we have been learning all about the stone age and the bronze age. We found that from discovering fossils we can learn more about these time periods. We found it fascinating that fossils are still being discovered now and we dug for our own fossil. Next, we learnt about the process of fossilisation ...

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Elm Class – Science Experiments

In science this term we have been focusing on rocks. We have been focusing on how rocks are formed, the properties of rocks and how we can use them. To test our ideas of different stone properties we conducted four science experiments to test the strength of the rocks, whether they scratch easily, if they ...

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Elm Class – Buying Biscuits in Maths

In Elm Class this week, we have been focusing on money. We have learnt about the different coins and notes , understanding pounds and pence, how to add money and how to find change. Today, we put all of this into practice and created our own shop. Before the lesson, we carefully decorated biscuits using ...

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Elm Class – We are Authors!

In Elm class this week, we created our own festive stories. First we watched a range short video clips and explored a variety of story books to gather inspiration. Then, over a few days, we create our own stories and illustrated them.  Towards the end of the week, we each shared our story to the ...

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Elm Class – Understanding Persuasive Letters

Our new focus in English is understanding and writing persuasive letters. We worked in pairs and sorted a cut up letter thinking about its structure and language features.  We love working in pairs because we can help each other and ask questions to support our learning.  After sorting our letters we used our magpie books ...

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Elm Class – Wrap Making

As part of our topic work we have been focusing on designing a wrap and it’s packaging, we conducted some research in the classroom to decide what design we should create using a bar chart, then we create our chosen design. We all used a variety of ingredients including foods from different food groups such ...

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Elm Class – Barleylands Farm

As part of our topic ‘Come Dine with Us’ we went on a trip to Barleylands Farm to find out more about where our food comes from. Whilst on the trip, we learnt all about wheat and how flour is made which we then used in our own cooking! We made delicious pizzas from scratch ...

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Oak Class – Persuasive Speeches

In Oak class, we have begun learning about persuasive writing in our English lessons.  At the end of our class story ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ the town had been destroyed by rogue weather.  To practise our persuasive skills, we wrote speeches about whether or not we should return to Chewandswallow when it has ...

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Oak Class – Wraps

In Oak class this week, we have been researching, designing and making our own food products in our topic lessons.  After deciding to focus on wraps, we used our computing lesson to research different types of savoury wrap.  We then used annotated sketches to record three ideas for our own wrap.  We conducted market research ...

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Address Details

Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM9 5RH

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk