Welcome back Class 5! Wow, the Summer term has arrived! I am really looking forward to spending the summer with all of you and continuing to be brave in our learning, kind in our approach and feel that sense of belonging we all have at St Minver!. It is going to be fun and we will learn so much together. Let’s hope the sun shines all term and we can enjoy our amazing outdoor spaces together.
This half term we will be focusing on the Ancient Maya as our topic. These were an ancient civilisation located in Central America. To support our topic we will be reading ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell, which is the story of 4 children who are the only survivors of a plane crash in the Amazon jungle. It’s a great read!
This term the children will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Rickard and a Thursday afternoon with Mr Finch. In PE this term we will focus on athletics and the children will also be developing their cricket and rounders skills with Mr Rickard. Please note that the children should now come to school in their normal uniform on PE days, bringing in their PE kit on a Monday so that they can change into it on the day of their PE session. Obviously, it being the summer, we anticipate that the children will likely have a few extra sessions too! We will also be swimming this half term for a week, beginning on Monday 9th May.