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
PE kit consists of navy blue shorts, a sky blue polo shirt and pumps or trainers.
3TS – Friday
3KM – Wednesday
Click here for 3TS timetable.
Keep up to date with our latest news by following us on X (formerly Twitter ) @SmithdownPrimY3
Year 3 Chatter
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.
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.
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.
Year 3 Computing- Scratch
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.2
Year 3 Scratch
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 costume2
Santa Dash 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! 😄18
3TS worked super hard this morning to apply their skills of rolling, jumping and balancing…
3TS worked super hard this morning to apply their skills of rolling, jumping and balancing to using apparatus safely #smihdownpe @SmithdownPrimY324
What ancient Egyptians believed about death?
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. #smithdownhist22
Drawing pictures to represent our new vocabulary
3KM have had fun using imagination to draw pictures to represent our new vocabulary for our new novel ‘Dear Earth’ 🌍🌾🌿 #smithdowneng #smithdownYr320
In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about…
In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about by using colours for reference of different habitats 🌍🍃🌼 #smithdowneng #smithdownyr320
Discussing different ways how we can be kind to others
#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!20
A lot of the fun came from being able to write all over our tables!
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! #smithdownmath25
Lovely singing voices this morning!
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! #smithdownextra22
In year 3 today, we practised doing peer to peer massages on each other
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 #smithdownextra23
Focusing on the importance of attendance…
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. #smithdownextra23
What an exciting afternoon excavating some Ancient Egyptian artefacts!
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. ⚰️🇪🇬 #smithdownhist27
Year 3 have had fun being Archaeologists this afternoon!
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 #smithdowny322
Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse
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 #theartsatsmithdown21
What an experience…
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 #smithdownextra22
We have been exploring different push and pull forces that require contact between two objects
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. #smithdownsci23
What a week it has been already!
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. #smithdownhist20