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


To look at a full list then click here.

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.


To look at a full list then click here.

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 – 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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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925

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