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


Mrs Buckle

Hello, I am Mrs Buckle. In 2012 I completed my Primary Teaching with Science Specialism degree at Kingston University obtaining a first class degree with honours.

My first teaching post was at Aveley Primary School in Thurrock where I taught in Year One and Year Two. In 2014, I joined the team at John Perry Primary School and have spent three enjoyable years as a Year Two class teacher.

I strongly believe that all children should have positive learning experiences at school, which give them the skills and qualities that they need to help them develop into well rounded members of society. When I am not teaching, I like to cook, travel and look after Dotty and Betsy (my cats!).

Miss Slyman

Hi my name is Miss Slyman, this is my first year at John Perry primary school. I am enjoying learning more about the community more every day.

I love watching children learn and thoroughly enjoy teaching them unusual facts to help add to their wealth of knowledge. Outside of school I enjoy swimming and reading. My favourite author is Jaqueline Wilson. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm with my class and encourage my children to read as much as they can. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as they are very important to me.

I personally believe that they are always there for you and encourage children to build these relationships with each other both at school and at home.

Danielle McNally



Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

In Year 3 we have started to read a book called Ottoline and the Yellow cat.   Semi says, “Ottoline likes listening to other people’s conversations.” Fabrizio says, “Ottoline and Mr Munroe live together in Pepperpot Building.” Nicole says, “Ottoline likes to solve problems.” Charlie says, “The book is a good book but we have […]

Year 3’s trip to the Museum of London

Yesterday, all of year three got to go to the Museum of London to see a Roman exhibition. We have been learning about the Romans and Celts so it was great that we got to go and see some artefacts that were found from that time period. What happened in our day… Well unfortunately it […]