Ms A Smith
Miss D Shaw
Miss C Frith
Welcome to the Larch Class page! We hope you had a fun, relaxing Summer holiday and are ready for a new year of learning!
Our first topic this year in Are Humans Animals Too? In this unit we will be exploring the function and structure of the human skeleton and how this is similar to other animals. We'll also learn about the major muscle groups - their location and how they work, as well as what makes a healthy, balanced diet.
(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)
For all our PE sessions children will need to bring their full PE kit - blue/black shorts, white T-shirt and trainers (including tracksuits for colder days). Children with ear-rings will have to remove them or cover them with tape - to be provided by home.
PE Session 1: Tuesday
PE Session 2: Thursday
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!
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.