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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

We are a Catholic Primary and Nursery School, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

Year 3BH

Welcome to Mrs Boneham-Hill's  

Y3BH class page.


Here you can find lots of information about Year Three, as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to.

For more information about our learning and photos

follow our class twitter page at @HTAClassBH


The Team in Year 3BH is Mrs Boneham-Hill, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Allen, Mrs Woods and Mrs Dawson on a Monday afternoon. We all hope we have a  wonderful Advent term together and there are some exciting things to look forward to.


   Given the current conditions, we continue with our routines to keep us all safe in school.  In addition to regular hand sanitising and working within our class bubbles, we will be keeping the classrooms well ventilated by opening doors and windows. 


We will continue to use Class Dojo to communicate with you and share some of the children's wonderful work.

I will be awarding Dojo/house points too. 


If you need to contact me  at any time, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I can be reached through the messaging feature on your Class Dojo account, via email

or in school, by appointment with the school office.










                             Our Learning

Our Curriculum theme for the Advent Term at Holy Trinity is: Belonging.


In Come & See we will be following the topics; 'Homes', 'Promises' and 'Visitors. During these topics, children will have the opportunity to explore Bible Scriptures and make links between these and their own lives as well as giving reasons for their actions and the actions of Christians in our community.  

Children will continue to have the opportunity to prepare class liturgies which take place every other Friday, and our class will prepare one of this term's Word of the Week films on Remembrance. Please look at The Word of the Week films each week as a family. 


In English this term the children will be investigating a range of different texts, including LoudMouth Louis, The Owl Tree and Our Class novel The Legend of Podkin One Ear. Within each unit the children will study a variety of different skills. Each unit will end with an opportunity to produce a piece of independent extended writing. There will also be specific  Active English (grammar) sessions in order to develop and practise the children’s understanding of the structure of the English language. Separate to the English lessons, the children will also be taught through whole class modelled reading sessions. Our spelling objectives will be met through the teaching of the RWI Get Spelling Programme in Key Stage 2. 


This term's Maths units will cover Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication. Children will be given the chance to explore ‘real-life’ problem solving and develop their mathematical reasoning skills throughout their work. Each week during our Maths lessons, children will have the opportunity to work on specific objectives on IXL and practise their times tables using TT Rockstars.

We will continue to develop our recall of

multiplication and division facts (2,5,10,3,4, 6 and 8)

In Geography we will be finding out about where we belong and land use eithin the local area. In Science we will be investigating the questions 'Does a shadow change in size and how?', 'What is a force and does the size of a magnet make a difference?'. In Design and Technology we will be designing, making and evaluating a magnetic toy. This term's Art focus is all about the first art and children will be exploring cave paintings from the Stone Age. Our History then will be focused on the changes between the Stone Age and the Iron Age. This In French we will learn about greetings and numbers and in computing we will  focus on digital literacy and e-safety. In Music we will focus on composing music and will also learn some songs to perform.  


PE for our class will be on Thursdays and Fridays and children should continue to come to school wearing their PE kit on those days.  This term's lessons will cover handball, gymnastics, dance/yoga and hockey. 

We will also have some Forest School sessions

with Mrs Smith in Ecoland.



In Year 3 our homework is given out on Wednesday and should be completed by the following Tuesday. I will be setting homework using Class Dojo and I would encourage you to return the homework by uploading a document or photograph of the completed work to your child's portfolio.  If you require any support with this, please do get in touch. 


Homework may include:

  • up to ten weekly spellings and writing some sentences using these
  • grammar questions
  • a maths sheet to consolidate and challenge based on the current maths topic , IXL topics to learn or times tables to practise. 
  • and sometimes an other learning task from R.E, Geography and Science



Regular reading is an incredibly important skill.  Please do encourage your child to read at home as much as possible and support them by talking about the text and asking questions to check that they have understood what they have read.  Please sign or initial their reading diary to show when this has been done.  I will be checking reading diaries each morning and would expect at least three signatures over the course of a week. If your child is struggling with this, then please let me know. 


Times tables

 Please support your child to learn and practise their times tables at home.  This will help them in all areas of their maths work.  All children have access to the Times Tables Rockstar online platform which is a great way to practise and develop speed and confidence when recalling times tables facts. 



PE will take place on Thursdays and Fridays. On these days your child should attend school wearing their PE kit. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit for these days in order to access the sessions appropriately. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. A tracksuit can also be worn, especially when the weather is colder.

Please also ensure any earrings are removed for P.E. days. 



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Telling the time in analogue (part 1) Using just the hour hand to understand o'clock and half past

This is the 1st of 4 videos on analogue time. In this video we are only focusing on the hour hand to learn o' clock and half past the hour. We look at the ho...

Telling the time in analogue (part 2) O'clock, half past, quarter past & quarter to

This is our 2nd of 4 videos on analogue time. In this video we begin by focusing on just the minutes hand to understand o'clock, half past, quarter past and ...

Telling the time in analogue (part 3) Reading minutes past and minutes to to 5 minutes

This is our 3rd of 4 videos on analogue time. In this video we begin by focusing on just the minutes hand to read the time to 5 minutes. We start by looking ...

Telling the time in analogue (part 4) Reading time to 1 minute

This is our 4th of 4 videos on analogue time. In this video we begin by focusing on just the minutes hand to read the time to 1 minute. We start by looking a...

Maths dice game - Pig

This is a simple maths dice game which can be played at home or at school. Each player throws the dice and records their score. Players keep throwing the dic...

Column addition / Compact method using concrete resources

Learn how to use straws to help you understand compact method of column addition, first without carrying, then with carrying. You can use lots of other thing...

Column subtraction / Compact method subtraction with exchanging, using concrete resources

Learn how to use straws to help you understand the column / compact method of subtraction. First without exchanging, then with exchanging. You can use other ...

Column subtraction with dienes base 10 (without and with exchanging)

In this video we use Dienes base 10 to help children understand column subtraction. We begin by looking at subtraction without exchanging, then looking at su...

Grid method multiplication using concrete resources

Learn how to use concrete resources, such as straws and place value counters to understand grid method of multiplication.

Division by partitioning and sharing

This is the first in a series of 3 videos towards bus stop / short method multiplication. This video we are partitioning the tens and ones and dividing by sh...

Division as sharing and grouping

In our video this week we use counters to help children understand both division as sharing and division as grouping

Short division / bus stop method division with place value counters

In this video we show how concrete resources can be used to help children make sense of short division / bus stop method division. Without the resources, thi...