Middle Department News 23 June 2023
A Steady Trot to the Finishing Line
It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year. This week, Year 3 travelled to Berkhamsted School for a Cricket Skills Session, which they all thoroughly enjoyed. It was also great to see so many Year 3 parents at the Senior School Information Session on Thursday night. We hope you found it informative.
We will continue to have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us, and the children are very much looking forward to the Middle Department Sports Day and Transition Morning. Speech Day is also fast approaching and the children are busy sticking work into their Best Books ready to show their parents – which takes extra time because they tend to stop and reminisce about what they did, marvelling at their own creativity.
Over the course of the past few weeks, the Year 3 classes have been busy at Forest School whittling sticks into quills. They learned how to sit and hold the knife without the risk of hurting themselves. It took time and effort, but they all managed to persevere and were successful. A great exercise in understanding how patience pays off in the end.
We will also be having our final Forest School session of the year, which will be for the three classes. It will be on Monday 26th June. Please come into school with Forest School clothes. Please can this be their school games kits rather than their own clothes. Fingers crossed for good weather!
Fun Night Dance
The Fun Night Dance Group is made up of children from Year 3 – Year 6 and throughout this term we have been working on a performance piece ready for the Fun Night celebration at Beechwood in a couple of weeks. Mrs Doyle and Mrs Hegarty have been SO impressed with the level of talent all of the children have brought to the dance and are so pleased with the outcome. Each member has brought their own style and moves to the rehearsals and it is accumulated into a fantastic performance piece which spans across a range of genres.
For our Year 3 children this is one of their first opportunities to perform a dance to parents and we are all so excited for you to see it!
Café Du Lion
The Year 3 were treated to a French cafe experience by the Year 5s this week. Café du Lion opened its doors for the first time this year on Tuesday morning. Although the torrential rain meant that they could not eat en plein air, as hoped, the children’s enthusiasm was not dented in the least. The Year 5 serving staff were amazing and quickly took orders in French, which the Year 3s selected from specially designed menus. They had the choice of un biscuit or une madeleine or des raisins, washed down with either jus d’orange or jus de cassis. The Years 3s were very appreciative and started the day with a real spring in their step. Many thanks to the French Department for organising such a fun event.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
The Year 3 Team