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Whitelands Park Primary School Better never stops

Larch - Y3

Class Teacher:

Mrs N Zakaria


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Drake

Welcome Message:


Welcome to the Larch Class page. We are excited to have you back with us. Team Larch is all about working towards achieving those goals and we are here to support each other with being the best that we can be!



Our Topic: Scrumdiddlyumptious


In Topic this term we will be looking at the different food groups which help us to have a balanced, healthy diet. We will also be finding out where the food that we eat originates from!


The unit will end with the children creating a healthy smoothie using the knowledge that they have gained. 


This Design and Technology topic will include:


- studying packaging design

- using adverts to promote products




(Curriculum map to follow)

PE Sessions:


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: Wednesday





Homework will be set on Google Classroom on a Thursday and will be due on the following Tuesday. Those families who do not have access to Google Classroom are to let the class teacher know and a paper copy will be provided. 


It is important that you are giving your child the opportunity to read to you every day. Please record this in their planner. 


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 to go on Times Tables Rock Stars! This is a great opportunity 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.


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