Year 3 brings lots of changes for our children and we always look forward to supporting them and ensuring they feel right at home in their first year in the juniors.

We always consider every child’s needs and do our upmost to ensure each child is challenged and supported academically and emotionally. We like to think that we are an open year group and work closely with parents and carers to improve your child’s development and social well-being.

Safety is a main priority in year 3 and we teach the children how to be safe not just in the classroom, but online and within our community which is promoted within our schemes of work. We hope to deliver a rich and creative curriculum that excites and enthuses the children and develops a passion for learning. Our doors are always open.


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 Maps here: Our Curriculum


Jenny Hoodless

My name is Miss Hoodless and I have worked at John Perry for 5 years.

I have been fortunate enough to have worked in year 2, 3, 6 and now I’m enjoying working in year 3 again. I love working at John Perry as every day is new. The children work hard and enjoy learning which makes the challenges of being a teacher worthwhile.

Outside of school, I enjoy photography, socialising with friends and family and reading.  I have recently discovered how funny David Walliams’ books are!

Mrs Lane

My name is Mrs Lane and I have been teaching at John Perry Primary for five years. Previously, I taught at another school within the Borough.

Since graduating as a teacher, I have gained experience in KS1 and KS2. I have a passion for teaching and really enjoy engaging in discussions and making learning meaningful. I love teaching as every day is different and it is never boring, I particularly love teaching Reading and P.E.

When I am not at school, I spend most of my time with my family and friends. I also enjoy playing netball and badminton.

Miss Kemp

My name is Ms Kemp. I have taught in Key stage one and Key stage two since Joining John Perry.

I believe that you never stop learning and schools are a place to grow together. I enjoy making sure that lessons are interactive and engaging and I always encourage pupils to support each other.

Mrs Cross

My name is Mrs Cross, I have been teaching at John Perry for 20 Years.



3M Class Assembly

Please sit back and relax as 3M educate you about the Romans, mainly Boudica. Queen Boudica was a leader of the Iceni Celtic tribe. When her husband, King Prasutagus died, the Romans wanted her land even though it was promised to her and her daughters. Queen Boudicca led a revolt with other Celtic tribes. In [...]

3H Assembly

In our assembly 3H will be sharing facts and information about plants and their life cycle and the Roman Empire and how it grew to be one of the most powerful empires of all time.