Middle Department News
This week in Year 3
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Year 3! The Christmas trees are appearing in the classrooms, the decorations are appearing in the corridors and Christmas music is played from speakers and sung by the children.
The Year 3 class trees are filling up with Secret Santa decorations. Each child and adult is given the name of someone in their class and they must create a bauble, on to which they put an uplifting thought about them ‘they are kind, always thinks of other people, helps me, includes other in their games’ – the word ‘kind’ crops up a lot. We then spend the rest of the term trying to guess who the comment describes.
Festive Forest School
The weather outside was, thankfully, not as frightful as the forecast led us to believe; although it was wet underfoot, the morning was dry and not too cold. The children wore their Festive hats and listened to Christmas music in the woods, as they ate their S’mores and drank hot chocolate. Lots of outdoor play and laughter.
Middle Department Christmas Tree
The tree is slowly filling up with baubles and even got a dusting of snow on Wednesday, which made it really Christmassy! There is still plenty of space to fill! We would like to invite any child in the Middle Department to help us dress the tree. Please do ensure that the baubles are suitable to remain outside. Following our wonderful Christingle Service, we are gathering donations for the charity The Children’s Society. We have set a minimum donation of £2 and would like to extend an enormous 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 and to see how much money we have raised so far!
Following the successes of Christingle, we have turned our attention to our next performance, the Christmas cracker. The children have been practising their singing, dancing and acting and sometimes the songs spontaneously spill out of them and a few lines of ‘Santa’s Christmas Circus Extravaganza!’ can be heard in the corridors or classrooms.
Please do check the list of requirements for each class below, carefully. There has been one addition to the original list: pupils should also bring a t-shirt to wear under their Christmas jumper (as the school shirt collars won’t look ideal!) Many thanks.
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
- Pupils should also bring a t-shirt to wear under their Christmas jumper (school shirt collars won’t look ideal!)
- 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