Middle Department News
This week in Year 3
After a week of illness, the Year 3 team are all now in School and loving being back in the classrooms with the children. The Year 3s were so wonderfully supported in our absence, due to the excellent coordination skills of Mrs Greenwood and the dream team of Mrs Savage, Mrs Brown and Miss Stredwick as well as a host of others. We would like to thank everyone who ensured that the Year 3s continued to learn and thrive without their regular teachers.
Monday 14 March was Pi Day around the world and Beechwood was no exception. Year 3 spent time understanding what Pi represented and proving it for themselves by measuring anything circular that didn’t move! We then created our own Pi City Skyscapes using the digits of Pi. Many of the children had a go at reciting the digits of Pi, with Olivia C managing an amazing 100 digits – a spectacular feat for a Year 3 pupil – you can watch the recording of her feat here.
Support for Ukraine
On Wednesday, the whole School showed their support for the people of Ukraine by wearing the yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag. The colours in the classroom and in the corridors around the School were a wonderful symbol of solidarity and the money collected demonstrated the generosity of our School community. 3O were taught a little Ukrainian by Alex, and in turn were able to teach Mr Balfour and Mrs Greenwood how to say ‘Good Morning’ in Ukrainian
St Patrick’s Day
The Year 3s also had the opportunity to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Thursday.
They worked out their Leprechaun name, based on their own name and their birth month, which was lots of fun. We learnt about the life of St Patrick then used our knowledge of grammar and punctuation to solve a ‘The Mystery of the Missing Shamrock’ and uncover the culprit!
We also had a celebrity appearance in Year 3 from none other than Tiny the Tortoise from White Rose Maths! The children were all very excited about Tiny and each class will have the chance for Tiny to spend time with them, helping them when their encounter tricky maths problems. Tiny was even given his own Leprechaun name: Timid O’Lucky, which really suited him!
It was 3O’s turn to make fairy ladders (or perhaps they were Leprechaun ladders?). They learnt how to make knots and improve their dexterity. A glorious morning!
Have a look at our photos below:
Please note: there will be no Forest School next week, but we will be resuming our adventures next term.
Next week, we have an exciting afternoon of House Matches on Thursday 24 March, from 1500 until about 1620. We would love to see as many parents as possible watch the House Matches. You may collect your children after match tea. Almost all after School Activities are still running, although Cross Country and Fitness on 24 is cancelled (due to trips).
Please send the children in to School in their games kits. They do not need their uniforms.
Have a lovely weekend,
The Year 3 Team