Miss Basri

About Year 3

As Year 3 is the first year of the Juniors, we encourage the children to become as independent as possible. The children really enjoy the chance to take charge of their own learning and organise their belongings


Please explore our blogs below to find out what we have been up to recently in class!                 

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Year 3

In Year Three, we study a range of exciting topics, such as Paintings and Photographs, The Generation Game, The Rainforest and the Stone Age. We make the learning as interactive as possible, and give the children hands on experiences of different topics. The children are encouraged to carry out their own research, and we carry on our learning through exciting trips and experience days.


In English, we study a range of text types, including traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, short films such as Baboon on the Moon, picture books by Anthony Browne and adventure stories such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. We love putting our own twists on the stories once we have learned them. During Guided Reading, we use the Reciprocal Reading program, which allows us to analyse texts in detail and develop our own opinions about them.


In mathematics we spend time learning our times tables and making sure that we understand the key skills of mental arithmetic by the time we leave Year Three.


Please explore our blogs below to find out what we have been up to recently in class!


For further information you can view our Curriculum here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are the Generation Game and the Rainforest


The core text is Little Red Riding Hood/Hoodwinked and Paperbag Prince / Window / Rainforest / Otherwise / The Snowman. In English we will be looking at stories with a Familiar Setting / Alternative to Fairy Tales / Information Texts. In Science we will be learning about different rainforest animals and plants


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The IPC Units for the Spring term are Scavengers and Settlers and Paintings, Pictures and Photographs.


The core text is Anthony Browne : Author Focus. In English we will be looking at Adventure and Mystery / Authors and Letters. In Science we will be learning about how light, dark and shadows can be created.


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The IPC Units for the Summer term are Sounds and Materials and What’s on the Menu?


The core text is Baboon on the Moon and James and the Giant Peach / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs / Michael Rosen. In English we will be looking at Adventure and Mystery / Persuasive / Poems to Perform. In science the pupils will learn how sounds are made, how to change sounds and how sounds travel to the ear. In History we will be looking at popular foods from different periods of history and what sailors and explorers used to eat when travelling.


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Year 3 Latest Blog

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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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925

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