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ARCHIVE 3H 2017 - 2018

Well done to all the fun runners on Sunday. It was lovely to see so many of you. We had 20 children and Miss Marsay running.It was brilliant to have so many supporters along the route of the half marathon - that really kept Mr Brown and myself going. Thanks to all.


Keeping with a sporting theme well done to everyone for yesterday. We have discovered some very speedy runners in year three and everyone took part enthusiastically in the afternoon activities.

Well done to everyone who has signed up for the Fun Run on Sunday. I think we have 23 children and Miss Marsay. I will be there at the start for a team photo so if you can wear your BHJ PE kit that would be fantastic. I am running the half marathon so if you can stay to cheer me home that would be fantastic. I will need all the cheering I can get to see me over the line. I ran it for the first time ever last year and all I can remember is that it is a very long way!

BHJ has talent

BHJ has talent  1 Ava created an amazing gym routine.
BHJ has talent  2 A one handed cartwheel.
BHJ has talent  3 Rosie came 2nd - brilliant playing and singing.

We had a lovely trip into town yesterday. The children sketched the Clock Tower, conducted a market survey and had a picnic in the park before searching for signs of St Alban in the Abbey. Several people shopping in the market commented how well behaved the children were and many stall holders were happy to stop and chat to explain where their goods came from. Thank you to Isabella's grandad, Mrs Eaves and Mrs Mupita for your help.  


Photo's from our trip into town

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Art and Religion Week - reminders


As you know, our Arts Week falls between 12th - 16th March and our theme is Art and Religion.

Wednesday 14.03.18 - Exhibition of celebrations and traditions

Children are invited to think about their favourite celebrations and traditions they enjoy at home. These could include special meals, objects and rituals and can be religious or non-religious. We are having an exhibition of photographs and objects that represent these celebrations and traditions on Wednesday 14th March which parents are invited to look at after school. There will be card provided for the children to write a short paragraph about their object or photograph. Items the children have mentioned they are bringing in so far include Bulgarian Martenitsas (red and white thread dolls), Jewish kippahs (hats) and prayer mats.

Parents are invited to contribute food that reflects their culture or religion so the children can sample it as they go round the exhibition. We have a Simnel cake, bagels, hot cross buns and Indian snacks being contributed already. If your child has allergies they will be asked not to sample the food. If you would like to provide them with a suitable snack to eat after the exhibition then that would be fine. If you would like to contribute something please could you also provide an explanation of what it is and its significance to your culture or religion.

Wednesday 14.03.18 - opportunity to share tradition dress

The children are asked to arrive in their school uniform on the Wednesday but are invited to bring traditional, cultural, national or religious dress to wear to the exhibition. This traditional dress could include Eid or Communion outfits.

Mendhi Henna Patterns

We have a team of helpers who are going to decorate the palms of the children’s hands with Mehndi patterns with Henna. We are using natural Henna that is safe for the children’s skin. The pattern stays on the skin for up to two weeks. If there is any child who cannot take part in this activity please remember to let your class teacher know in writing.

General Reminders

  • During Arts Week please make sure your child has an art shirt in school to protect their clothes.
  • If you can operate a sewing machine or iron, Y4 would love your help. We are joining batik squares together to make a group Jewish tallit (a fringed garment). We need volunteers to iron off the wax and then attach the squares together.
  • If any parents would like to contribute food or explain about their culture or religion at the exhibition then please email on:
  • Our week ends with the Art Week assembly at 2.15pm . Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Thank you for all the voluntary contributions that have already come in to school. If you have not sent £3 in yet it would be greatly appreciated as the cost is quite considerable.

Many thanks in advance for supporting our Art Week.

Abacus log in

Please note we have reset the Abacus log in and these should all now work. Please let me know if you still have a problem.

Thank you.

The children have started to decorate their picture frames according to their chosen weather related theme. On Tuesday, we will be taking pictures of the children for a photo for their frame. Children should bring in some appropriate clothes (e.g. woolly hat and scarf for winter or sunglasses and sun hat for summer).

Thank you. 

Making Stonehenge

It may have taken the stone age people many years to complete the wonder that is Stonehenge, but fortunately our paper versions took less time. Here are some examples with their proud creators.


A Victorian Lesson

Children have been writing stories in English based on settings that they know. Last week they found a small object on the playground and it took them back in time. When they came in from break their room had been converted to a Victorian class, with desks in rows and chalk and slated set out on each desk. Even worse, they were greeted at the door by a very scary teacher holding a cane. The children learnt a lot about Victorian schools and wrote some excellent stories. To my surprise they wanted to do it all again the next day!

3H Autumn Timetable

Learning about the Stone Age

Learning about the Stone Age 1
Learning about the Stone Age 2
Learning about the Stone Age 3
Learning about the Stone Age 4
Learning about the Stone Age 5
Learning about the Stone Age 6