Middle Department News
This week in Year 3
Our long-awaited Egyptian Day finally arrived and, as hoped, it proved to be an excellent adventure. The children and adults in Year 3 all came dressed as Ancient Egyptians or intrepid Egyptologists. We spent the day imagining that we were in the 8th year of the reign of the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti. We experienced life in the ancient city of Akhetaten on the day a new high priest to the Aten sun disk was appointed.
We worked on a number of activities in readiness for the ceremony, including: mummification, making canopic jars, carving, tomb painting, ink making and writing, amulet making, bread making, perfume cone making and making shabti dolls. A very hands-on morning!
The afternoon was spent showing the power and majesty of Akhenaten and Nefertiti in the royal court of Amarna. The children broke into different groups to rehearse their roles: in the Royal Court, or as slaves, actors, dancers or priests. We even finished with a feast! It was a wonderful learning opportunity!
Year 3 House Matches
Despite the cold, the children were wonderful and had a great afternoon of sport. The Year 3 teachers all came out to support and we were very happy to see parents back again in School supporting Matches. Congratulations to all the Houses! Scroll down to the Sports section to see photos.
This Friday afternoon we celebrated Christingle and were very happy to have the help of Year 3 parents. The children made their Christingles earlier in the day, in preparation for the service. They read and sang beautifully and really put us in a Christmas mood!
Our fabulous Middle Department Christmas tree is in position and needs decorating! We would like to invite any child in the Middle Department, to help us dress the tree; they may bring in a bauble, suitable for outside use, for a minimum donation of £2 to the charity The Children’s Society. Thank you to those who have already brought in a bauble and made a donation. Please do continue to bring in your baubles and click here to make your donation.
Year 3 Festive Forest School
We are very lucky to have a Year 3 Forest School morning on Friday 3rd December. Please could you send your child in on that day in their Forest School kits, with their uniforms in their bags to change into afterwards. As it is a festive morning, we would love the children to wear a Christmas hat to help them get into the holiday spirit! Ho! Ho! Ho!
REMINDERS FOR YEAR 3:
COSTUMES FOR CHRISTMAS CRACKER PERFORMANCE
The children are busy rehearsing and can’t wait for the performance. As a reminder, please could you supply the costumes as listed below for your child. Could we please have the costumes in School on Monday 6th December, in a named bag. Many thanks.
As we continue preparations for our forthcoming Christmas Cracker performances. With rehearsals going well, Mrs Hegarty has now turned her attention to costumes. Much of what will be needed will be provided for by the school but in addition to this, please could we ask that your child also has the following for the performances:
3O – Christmas jumper + any colour joggers / leggings + Santa hat & / beard (Mrs Jarvis has lots of beards!!)
3M – Christmas jumper + any colour joggers / leggings
3I – Christmas jumper + any colour joggers / leggings + reindeer antlers / festive hat / festive headwear
For footwear, could all Y3 & Y4 children please wear brightly coloured/Christmas socks and their indoor trainers that they would use in PE.
If you have any questions about costumes, please feel free to email Mrs Hegarty at firstname.lastname@example.org