Welcome to Year 3!

Our Year 3 Team:  Mr Smith, Miss McMahon, Mrs McNally, Miss Parkinson and Miss Murphy

We are very excited to start a new year and have all of you lovely children in our classes. We are going to have lots of fun learning the curriculum below. We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to every day via our Twitter feed. We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Please try and read with your child every night. Really focus on asking questions about their book as this will help them with their reading comprehension. Most importantly, you will spend some quality time with your friends!

We can’t wait to get to know you. We are going to have the best year together!

Year 3 Team

Information for Parents

Click here for our Autumn Term Overview for Autumn 2023

 

PE

PE kit consists of navy blue shorts, a sky blue polo shirt and pumps or trainers.

3TS – Friday
3KM – Wednesday

Timetables 

Click here for 3TS timetable.

Click here for 3KM timetable

Keep up to date with our latest news by following us on X (formerly Twitter ) @SmithdownPrimY3

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Year 3 Chatter

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We rounded off our ‘My Bnk’ sessions with talking about money habits and the importance of saving! We even made our very own money bank.

26-02-2024

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During PSHE, we looked at our new topic ‘Healthy Me’ and how we can keep our bodies healthy. We recapped our Science knowledge of our muscles and how we can look after them with exercise and a balanced diet. We also looked at the importance of washing hands and brushing teeth to keep our bodies healthy.

26-02-2024

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Superstars in Year 3 and 4! Stars of the week for some amazing work and attitude.

23-02-2024

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What an exciting afternoon! We had an archaeologist join us to show us artefacts from the Stone Age. We really enjoyed learning more about our topic and demonstrating all of our knowledge we have gained so far.

23-02-2024

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We explored how nets can be used to transform into 3D shapes. We practised cutting, folding and gluing tabs to be able to make shell structures.

23-02-2024

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This superstar made a spear that may have been used in the Stone Age to hunt various animals at home.

22-02-2024

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Super visit to Calderstones and the Storybarn today! We explored how Stone Age people would have lived using the land and trees around them. We also had the chance to see the Calder Stones that were over 4,800 years old.

22-02-2024

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Year 3 Computing- Scratch

05-02-2024

This afternoon Year 3 have been using all the skills that have been developed over the past few weeks to create a pong game. Children needed to use repeat loops, If statements and motion blocks to create their game.

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Super Science lesson explore our human skeleton and the bones that we have.

01-02-2024

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We had a great morning preparing for Chinese New Year!

31-01-2024

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Great afternoon with our LJMU students and our sustainability project.

31-01-2024

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Year 3 Scratch

29-01-2024

This afternoon we focused on being able to use the wait block when controlling Sprites. Children used this block to get two Sprites to tell a knock knock joke.

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We have combined our knowledge of Palaeolithic cave art with skills and techniques acquired from Laura McKendry.

24-01-2024

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Year 3 Scratch

22-01-2024

Year 3 have continued to explore Scratch. Yesterday we investigated how we can use the x and y axis to get a Sprite to move to a specific location on the screen. Children were able to plot their Sprite to move to a certain position and then change costume

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Year 3 and 4 had an amazing time watching a Christmas performance! We all had a good laugh and got involved.

11-12-2023

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Santa Dash 2023 🎅🏽🤶🏻🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏽🏃🏽‍♂️

05-12-2023

This Friday, 8th December 2023, we will be having our very own Santa Dash! A chance to squeeze in an extra fitness session whilst having some festive fun 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏽🏃🏽‍♂️🎄🎅🏽🤶🏻

Watch this space! 😄

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A happy Diwali from 3TS! We made beautiful lanterns to represent the festival of light.

13-11-2023

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Using Henri Matisse’s style, painting with scissors, Year 3 created poppies to show their respect for all the people who have lost their lives and our thoughts for their families.

10-11-2023

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Year 3 have explored the different rocks that make our school. We discussed the key characteristics of each rock.

09-11-2023

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Year 3 loved exploring Hinduism and the different elements in the religion.

08-11-2023

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3KM applying their balancing, rolling and jumping techniques

19-10-2023

3KM applying their balancing, rolling and jumping technique using apparatus #smithdownpe @SmithdownPrimY3

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3TS worked super hard this morning to apply their skills of rolling, jumping and balancing…

19-10-2023

3TS worked super hard this morning to apply their skills of rolling, jumping and balancing to using apparatus safely #smihdownpe @SmithdownPrimY3

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3TS explored the Puja in R.E.

19-10-2023

3TS explored the Puja in R.E. then moved onto some tricky rolling in gymnastics. Well done! @SmithdownPrimY3 #smithdownpe #smithdownre

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3KMc exploring how opposite poles repel and like poles attract with magnets

19-10-2023

3KMc exploring how opposite poles repel and like poles attract with magnets #smithdownsci @SmithdownPrimY3

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What ancient Egyptians believed about death?

19-10-2023

What ancient Egyptians believed about death? We used role play to become priests that would have preserved bodies and prepared them for being buried. We washed, pulled organs out, placed the body in salt, embalmed the body and then placed it into a coffin. #smithdownhist

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Fun learning about mummification in History!

19-10-2023

This afternoon, 3KM have had so much fun learning about mummification in History! #smithdownhis #smithdownyr3

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Drawing pictures to represent our new vocabulary

19-10-2023

3KM have had fun using imagination to draw pictures to represent our new vocabulary for our new novel ‘Dear Earth’ 🌍🌾🌿 #smithdowneng #smithdownYr3

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In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about…

19-10-2023

In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about by using colours for reference of different habitats 🌍🍃🌼 #smithdowneng #smithdownyr3

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Having fun in Spanish this morning!

19-10-2023

Having fun in Spanish this morning! #smithdownextra #smithdownyr3 #smithdownspanish

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Discussing different ways how we can be kind to others

19-10-2023

#smithdownextra #smithdownY3. This morning 3KM have been discussing different ways how we can be kind to others no matter our differences, we had some lovely things to say!

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A lot of the fun came from being able to write all over our tables!

19-10-2023

Year 3 had lots of fun today in maths adding and subtracting ten from a three digit number. A lot of the fun came from being able to write all over our tables! #smithdownmath

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Lovely singing voices this morning!

19-10-2023

Lovely singing voices this morning! Year 3 have been learning all about our rights. We have discussed about having the right to learn and believe what you believe! #smithdownextra

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In year 3 today, we practised doing peer to peer massages on each other

19-10-2023

In year 3 today, we practised doing peer to peer massages on each other. They completed many different strokes and we all felt very relaxed. Thank you very much for this @MrsCarpenter30 #smithdownextra

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Focusing on the importance of attendance…

19-10-2023

Great start to the week focusing on the importance of attendance and why we need to be in school! Lots of different reasons that help us in different ways. #smithdownextra

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What an exciting afternoon excavating some Ancient Egyptian artefacts!

19-10-2023

What an exciting afternoon excavating some Ancient Egyptian artefacts! We all became archaeologists and discovered things like Howard Carter. We found some things that may have belonged to Tutankhamen. ⚰️🇪🇬 #smithdownhist

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Year 3 have had fun being Archaeologists this afternoon!

19-10-2023

Year 3 have had fun being Archaeologists this afternoon! We have been using a picking tool to remove the dirt, look at what we discovered! 🤩 #smithdownhis #smithdowny3

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Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse

19-10-2023

Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse. Amazing inspiration applied to their own work✂️📄 great work Year 3! #smithdownart #theartsatsmithdown

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What an experience…

19-10-2023

What an experience! Year 3 went to a stately home to feel what one looked like and felt like. Sudley house was perfect for helping us understand our new book – Seen and not Heard. #smithdownenglish #smithdownextra

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New vocabulary for English!

19-10-2023

Having fun acting out our new vocabulary for English! #smithdownenglish #Y3

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We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects

19-10-2023

We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects. Lots of toys and actions helped us understand these forces. Year 3 did a great job of organising the forces into our Venn diagram. #smithdownsci

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What a week it has been already!

19-10-2023

What a week it has been already! Year 3 children have settled in so well and demonstrated their maturity and attitude towards their work. They could remember lots of their previous learning in History. They could organise events into living memory and beyond. #smithdownhist

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