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Larch - Y3

Class Teacher:

Ms A Smith


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs J Shrivell

Welcome Message:


Welcome to the Larch Class page! We hope you had a really exciting Christmas and a happy New Year! We had such a good first term in Year 3 and have so much more to look forward to in the Spring and Summer terms!



Our Topic: What's the Attraction?


This term's topic will be 'What's the Attraction?' 

Science is the lead subject in this topic and provides a good opportunity to carry out a range of experiments and investigation into magnets and magnetism. This builds up to an exploration of the concept of magnetic poles as the laws of attraction and repulsion are investigated. We will develop an understanding of forces and their effects and become familiar with the idea of forces as pushes and pulls.

(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)

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PE Sessions:


Outdoor PE – Tuesday


Indoor PE - Friday


School Council Reps:


Emily Valentine-Selsey and Connor Rabbits continue to represent year 3 brilliantly in the school council. 




English and Maths homework is set on a Thursday and is due back in on the following Tuesday. 


New spellings are set on a Friday and should to be practiced at home each night in preparation for a spellings test the following Friday. 


Don't forget Doodle Maths and Times Tables Rock Stars too. These are great opportunities to challenge your maths skills at home!

Daily Reading

In Larch class we are very excited about improving our reading and comprehension by reading every day both at home and at school.

Some of year 3 have started using a new program in school to help improve their reading comprehension. This program is called Accelerated Reader. Accelerated Reader helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Students can choose a book that is perfect for their current reading level and then read it at their own pace. When finished, they take a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what they read.


There's more information below.