Middle Department News
This week in Year 3
Science: Home Learning
Just a few more days left to complete your learning project on Chocolate Rocks. We are looking forward to displaying a picture from everyone in Year 3. The children have until Sunday 6th February to return the work, via the Google Classroom.
3I’s Forest School Today
Forest School Reminder
Pupils should wear School Games kit for the session. Pupils should arrive at school in their Games kit and remain in it for the rest of the day. We will remind your child to bring their Games kit home on a Thursday but would appreciate you giving them an extra reminder. We would recommend either short/skort and skins or tracksuit bottoms plus Games top and tracksuit top or hoody. Additional layers will undoubtedly be necessary especially at this end of the term. These do not have to be BPS kit but must be brought to school in a bag and only worn for the FS session. Gloves and a hat are essential! Don’t forget to send appropriate footwear (wellies, hiking boots, old trainers) and two pairs of socks can be useful to help with cold feet!
Further Session Dates:
3M 11 February
30: 25 February
Further dates to be announced later in the term.
This Week’s Match Reports
Some of the Year 3 pupils have had a go at writing their own match reports – haven’t they done well? Well done to Idris, Aeron, Elodie and Isabella. We would love to see a few more in the newsletter this term, so if anyone would like to write a match report, please speak to your teacher!
Boys’ Rugby vs Westbrook Hay
By Idris and Aeron
Aiden and Sam both scored the first two amazing tries, but Westbrook Hay followed closely. Idris scored a great try by sliding through one of the opposition’s legs to victory. Aeron made a superb pass to William, who then skidded through to the try line, just before the opposition touched him. There were many knock-ons and many more tries in the match. Idris managed to fly through the pitch twice in a row and gave them the 9th and 10th try. We were drawing for some time until Aeron and Sam took it in turns to make 3 more outstanding tired that gave them the win. With a lot of hard work Beechwood Park sealed their victory with the final score of 13-11.
Girls Netball vs Berkhamsted
By Elodie and Isabella
The first goal went to Beechwood Park, scored by Sienna L. With Alexa back on the court, everyone worked hard. Unfortunately, Berkhamsted scored the next goal, so we were tied 1-1. We discussed our defending and how we marked people and so we then managed to improve this throughout the match. We felt scared but we stayed confident and Elodie scored another goal, with a final one from Isabella. Time was running low and Berkhamsted got two more goals, with the final score being 3-2 to the opposition.
Temple Visit Next Week
We are all looking forward to our visit to the Hindu Temple next week. The children have been learning about Hinduism and are now eagerly anticipating the feast at lunchtime and a ride on an ox-drawn cart. We look forward to sharing lots of pictures with you next week! Don’t forget your spending money (maximum £5 per child)
A Message from Matron
Headlice are doing the rounds again in Year 3. Here are some myth busting tips to kick them out!
- Boys don’t get nits. Not true, in fact, as girls tie their hair back, boys are just as likely to have nits as the girls.
- You have to share a hair brush to get nits. False! Nits walk from one head to another, and so are shared when children hug, work or play close together. Keeping hair tied back (even if’s it’s only shoulder length) is vital in stopping them walking straight in.
- Only children get nits. Unfortunately not! If your child has nits, you’ll want to check siblings, nanny, granny and parents.
- The white stuff is dandruff, right? If it brushes straight out when you touch it with your hand, it’s dandruff, it is clings to the hair, it’s headlice eggs.
- I don’t need to check, my child will tell me – or Matron will! I’m afraid that’s false too. The best way to keep on top of it is to check your child’s hair regularly, which is easy if you are in charge of brushing and styling each morning. If your child does their hair independently, make time each week to check yourself.
For more information, please see our Matron’s Advice Sheet on how to check, how to comb, and how to treat.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
The Year 3 Team