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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 welcome back Miss Moore who will teach with me throughout the term. We all hope we have a  wonderful Pentecost term together and there are some exciting things to look forward to.

 

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 Pentecost Term at Holy Trinity is: Lives and the Community.

 

In Come & See we will be following the topics; 'Energy (Pentecost)', ' Choices (Reconciliation)' and 'Special places'. 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. Please look at The Word of the Week films which are posted on Class Story each week as a family. 

 

 Our English work will be based around the books 

Flotsam, Poems Aloud, The Willow Pattern Story

and The Firework Maker’s Daughter 

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.

 

This term's Maths units will cover Length and perimeter, Statistics, Time, weight and mass and Fractions. 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, and 8)

 

Within the Pentecost term, in History we will be finding out about  the Civil War and we are planning an exciting trip around this topic to Newark Castle. In Science we will be investigating the body and answering question like do the longest legs jump the furthest? We will also exploring  and investigating plants.  Our Art focus is sculpture. In DT, we will be making purse based on our previous plans and using our sewing skills. We will also make a healthy past meal with the help of our amazing School cooks. In Computing we will use our historical knowledge of either the Stone Age or the Anglo Saxons to create a power point fill with information and maybe even a hyperlink!.

We will also participate in French, PSHE  and RSHE lessons using the 'Life to the Full' programme.

 

PE for our class will be on Thursdays and Fridays and children should continue to come to school wearing their school PE kit on those days.  This term's lessons will cover athletics and cricket. 

We will also have some Forest School sessions

with Mrs Smith in Ecoland.

OUR ROUTINES

Homework

In Year 3 our homework is posted on Friday and should be completed by the following Thursday. 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
  • IXL topics to practise and/ 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 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 plimsols 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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