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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

 

Welcome back to school and I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful Pentecost term.   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 themes for the Pentecost Term at Holy Trinity are: .

Universal Church - our world and our locality.

 

In Come & See we will be following the topics; New Life, Building Bridges and God's People. 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.  We will also learn about Hinduism and will complete the Journey in Love programme.

Children will continue to have the opportunity to prepare class liturgies and our class will prepare one of this term's Word of the Week films on Trust

 

In English this term the children will be investigating a range of different texts, including The Abomianbles, Mountains of the World, Charlotte's Web and Open Wide Tooth School Inside. 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 Division, Decimals, Money, Time and Geometry. 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 learn about the main mountain ranges in the world and find out about the climate in mountainous regions.  In Scienc we will be investigating the questions 'Can all animals live in the mountains?', 'Do food chains affect habitats?' and 'What is the best drink to maintain healthy teeth and gums?'. In Design and Technology we will be designing, making and evaluating a bug hotel and this term’s Art focus is on printing. In French we will learn about playground games and in computing we will  focus on coding and revisit e-safety. In Music we will focus on composing and will also begin whole class mussic lessons wioth Mrs Stanton from Tuesday 18th May. 

 

PE for our class will be on Tuesdays and Fridays and children should continue to come to school wearing their PE kit on those days.  This term's lessons will cover Cricket, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Athletics and Rounders.

 

 Starting on Wednesday 12th May for three weeks we will have a Forest School session with Mrs Smith in Ecoland.

OUR ROUTINES

Homework

In Year 3 our homework is given out on Tuesday and should be completed by the following Monday. 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

 

Reading

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. 

 

P.E.

PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday. 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. 

 

USEFUL WEBSITES:

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Maths 

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...

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