Middle Department News
This week in Year 3
We are approaching then end of our maths topic of ‘Money’, acutely aware of how little opportunity pupils have had in the past two years to actually spend it and calculate change. Despite this, the children embraced the topic with enthusiasm and really enjoyed counting out change into each other’s palms. In previous years, we have organised a little Christmas Market in the classrooms and invited the Year 1 pupils to work out which coins they have and whether they need change, with the proceeds going to charity. We are hoping that we might reintroduce something similar in the summer term, to find a practical application for this valuable maths skills. Here are some of the pictures from our Money unit:
We have started a newly crafted unit in PSHEE to help support the Year 3s successfully navigate friendships. With the support and guidance of Dr Kathy Weston, we have started this week, thinking about our own emotions, which can sometimes be negative. We used specially tailored for class Tooled Up resources, to think about anger as being on a spectrum and had great fun thinking of the many ways to express our feelings with more accuracy, from ‘put out’ to ‘in high dudgeon’. We then thought about which strategies might work for each of us when we are feeling these emotions. We have attached a copy of the resources to the Year 3 Google Form Rooms.
You might want to use the resources to encourage your child to identify the emotions that they might experience from time to time and they can suggest strategies that they think might help them, if they’re feeling ‘cantankerous, on the warpath or exasperated.’ A great way to expand their vocabulary, too!
A cold but clear morning in the woods – dodging rain showers. The children were engrossed in making Fairy Ladders. Enjoy looking through our photos below:
- 3M: 11/3/22:
- 3O: 18/3/22: 30
Pupils should wear School Games kit for the session. Pupils should arrive at school in their Games kit and change into their uniforms. 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. These do not have to be BPS kit but must be brought to school in a bag and only worn for the Forest School 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!
World Book Day
A lovely day filled with books and stories and great dressing up! Please see some of the Year 3 pictures below:
Having had to postpone the Pancake Race for several years, it was with great excitement that the long-awaited event finally arrived! Each House competed to try to run and flip as many ‘pancakes’ as possible in a given time. Great team spirit was shown by every House.
Please see the Year 3 pictures below: