Hello to all from the fantastic Poldark Class!
To all the children parents and carers connected to Poldark Class- Happy New Year! It has been such a busy and fun filled year so far and I am truly delighted work alongside you and your children to support them in their learning and every aspect of their development.
We have a great deal of exciting lessons and experiences planned for this half term and can't wait to get learning. Our topic this term is 'Blast from the Past ' and we will be centering lots of our new learning on the History and Heritage of Cornish Mining. The children be immersed into a underground world of precious minerals and treasure and learn what it was like to be a miner in the 18th and 19th century. We are also planning an awe inspiring visit to Geevor Tin Mine where the children will have the opportunity to visit a Cornish mine that was once operational. A guest speaker will also be invited into Poldark class to discuss a career in Mining Engineering and show children more about modern mining and tunneling strategies across the world.
More information can be found at the bottom of the page on the medium term plan.
This term we will be studying Cornwall as place of spiritual inquiry. This unit will focus on why children think Cornwall is special and how important Saints such as St Petroc and St Piran influenced Christianity and the Methodist movement across the county. The children will also look at the Spiritual way of life in Cornwall and study Celtic crosses, standing stones and Holy wells that have shaped our Cornish landscape.
This term, the children will be focusing on Gymnastics and will be taught P.E by an expert specialised P.E teacher from St Ives school.
We have P.E on alternating Thursday and Friday mornings but please be aware that P.E slots may be subject to change. We would appreciate it if P.E kits are kept in school all week. As the weather is getting cooler the children can bring in a tracksuit to wear.
The children can choose a new book each week to take home from our brand new KS1 library. This books is for you to share with your child as a supplement to their Read Write Inc book. Please remember to return library books every Friday to enable us to provide your child with a new book. Also please be aware that reading karate reads can be signed off using any type of genre/reading material.
The new homework menu will be sent home with your child during the first week back. Throughout the half term, the aim is collect 10 points by completing a range of exciting challenges.
The children will have an opportunity to share their wonderful work with their peers in school time and during our shine assembly. As well as this, there will be a homework display board to celebrate their efforts. Thanks you for all of your ongoing support with their homework and we are delighted with all of the work brought in already.
Building Learning Power
Our new learning power for this half term is 'Managing Distractions' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be as independent and intrinsically engaged in their learning as possible. Please keep your eye on our class page for updates and photos showing what we have been up to!
Coats and Jumpers, water bottles and fruit
Please ensure that your child is supplied with a labelled coat and jumper. A water bottle with your child's name can be kept in the classroom so the children can keep hydrated all day. Fruit is available free of charge at break time but please feel free to provide your child with their own fruit/vegetable snack if your prefer. Tuck is also available to the children before playtime- please could money for this be provided in a purse or wallet.
Please provide labelled sun cream and a hat for your child during the summer term.