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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  Year 3BH 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 throughout the school year.

For more photos and information about our learning.

follow our class twitter page at @HTAClassBH


During this academic year, we will be communicating a lot more through the use of Class Dojo and sharing lots of the children's wonderful work here too. I will be awarding Dojo/house points too. 


If you need to contact me  at any time throughout the year, 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 Advent Term at Holy Trinity are: Belonging and Changes/Events.

In Come and See our three topics for this term are People, Called and Gifts. 

Our English work will be based around the books

  • Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Katharine Quarmby and Richard O'Neill
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling
  • Amazing Grace  and other book by Mary Hoffman.

In Maths our topics are:

  •  Place Value
  •  Addition and Subtraction
  •  Multiplication and Division.

In Geography we are looking at the question, 'Where do I belong?' and will be learning about UK rivers with a particular focus on the River Trent.

Our History topic after half-term is about changes in the UK since the Romans.

We have two Science topics this term.  The first is about Sound and we will be exploring how to answer the question 'What makes pitch and volume change?'.  Our second Science topic focuses on electricitiy and we will be answering the question 'Can bulbs be made brighter or dimmer?'. This will link in to our DT challenge which is to create a light up Christmas decoration. 

Our Art work this term is sculpture; we will learn about the sculptor Anthony Gormley and be using his work to inspire us to create a sculpture for Newark.

We will have two PE lessons each week and over the course of the term we will cover Gymnastics, Hockey, Dance/Yoga and Handball. 

Our Computing lessons will look at E-safety and Digital Literacy and in French we will be learning how to greet each other as well as counting up to 20

 On Wednesday afternoon we will have a Forest School session with Mrs Smith in Ecoland.



In Year 3 our homework is given out on Tuesday and should be completed by the following Monday.  Homework will 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
  • an other learning task from R.E, Geography, Science or History


This year, we are actively encouraging the children to complete and upload their homework to their Class Dojo portfolios, either as a document or a photograph of the completed task. If you require any support with this, please do get in touch.



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 on  your child's reading day (check your child's diary for their reading day) 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 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


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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...