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Year 3 Blog 16.3.23

A great week in year 3, children continue to work hard and try their best!

During our PSHE (jigsaw) lesson this week, we have been talking about a big but important aspect of keeping healthy, drugs. Firstly we shared what we already knew, we then talked about safe (Calpol, paracetamol) and unsafe drugs, ensuring children know the difference.

The most important aspects of this lesson;

  • Who is a trusted adult?
  • A trusted adult can give us safe medicines (drugs) when unwell or injured.  
  • The correct dosage would be given to them by a trusted adult.
  • If anything makes us feel uncomfortable, confused or upset to share with a trusted adult.


We started our new text in English ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies, we have had some great discussions using our inference skills we have talked about the main character and her behaviour. We have also looked at the different language the author uses to create atmosphere. In Guided Reading, the children have enjoying talking about traditional tales and look at alternative versions.

In Maths, we continue to practise our timetables (x3, x4, x8) in a variety of fun ways.  Well done to all the children who keep practising these at home, it is so important they are fluent with these. We have practised solving inverse calculations and problem-solving, using base ten, bar model and number line to demonstrate our understanding.  


* Maths Homework - TTRockstars (x3, x4, x8)*Top marks- hit the button

* Read your school books 

* Spelling Edshed

It is so wonderful to see so many children reading at home, little and often is so important. It is so important to encourage and foster a love of reading so reading a range of books/magazines/comics is really important but for fluency and progression in reading skills children must read their school book. When reading at home, please make a note in their diary so we know they are ready for a new book, thank you.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on: and To help us ensure there is consistency please contact both Emma and I.  

Have a lovely weekend,  Year 3 Team