Summer Term update

  • 18th June 2018

In the last two weeks, the children at St Martin’s have been enjoying the sunny weather. They have been making the most of the outside space and visiting the local area.

Last Monday, the Year 5 and 6 children were invited to Meyrick Park to visit the bowling club. The members of the club were keen to introduce the sport to the pupils. After an introduction to bowls, the children had a lesson and got to play a game. They enjoyed the experience and liked trying something new.

At the Russell-Cotes Museum on their summer trip, the Year 2 and 3 classes discovered how the seaside developed during the Victorian period and how it has changed since then. They investigated the changes through the study of paintings, sculpture and object handling. After that, a walk down to the beach, a talk from the lifeguards and a play in the sand, finished the day off nicely!

Following the success of Year 6, the Year 4 and 5 team went to play in the Bournemouth and Christchurch Schools Amber Cricket Tournament. They won every match in their group and then were the Runners up in the final. A great achievement considering most teams were made up completely of Year 5 pupils.

Last Friday was particularly busy with the Choir Competition in the morning and Sports Day in the afternoon. I was so proud of the children in the choir. They loved their song choices with the beat-boxing and the rapping. You’ll have a chance to hear their wonderful singing at Prize Giving.

This week, Year 5 went on a water sports activity day to Poole Park with Rockley. They got to try sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking. It looked like great fun, although a few of the children felt a bit seasick by the end!

Next week, we’ve got the circus activities and Summer Fayre. If you have any raffle prizes you would like to donate to the PTA please bring them in on Monday. Also, if you have any raffle tickets (sold or unsold), please could they be returned too.

The Greatest Show, which the children are putting on during the Fayre is looking amazing. There will be some preview photos and videos appearing online soon, so please check our Facebook or Instagram pages.

It’s going to be great weather. I hope to see you there.

Costume Requirements for the Greatest Show.

The children will ALL have a show t-shirt, which they will have customised, provided by school. They can wear any type of colourful bottoms.
Please bring any of the other props, if you have them at home, so we know how many others we will need to make.

Rec & Y1 – Animal mask or head dress.

Y2 & Y3 – Entertainer props e.g. clown, hula hoops, juggling balls, feather head dresses.

Y4 & 5 – Acrobats/Gymasts e.g strongman, ribbons, batons, diablos.