We have had some beautiful, if slightly scorching weather here in Chagford recently - and what better way to make the most of this then starting swimming lessons and cricket?! The children have already had 2 swimming sessions and I have to say, I was very impressed by this week's behaviour. The class conducted themselves very sensibly on the walk down to the pool, listened carefully to the instructors and had a lovely time. We know that you'll do us proud and be just as respectful and welcoming to our cricket coach over the coming weeks.
The class have also been writing some very powerful poetry with important messages about the environment. So far, we've studied the poem 'There's a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom' - a poem published alongside Greenpeace, which tells the story of deforestation in Borneo from the orang-utan's point of view. This had a real impact on the children, and now we will be researching more about deforestation in line with our topic all about Brazil, before writing our own poems that will be narrated by Brazilian animals.
Some rather frustrating news - I have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS test and trace scheme. Thankfully, we have had no symptoms of Covid-19 so there is no cause for alarm and no need for anyone else to self-isolate. However, it means that I will be away until Monday 28th June. The children will receive work that is planned by me so they do not miss out on our Summer Term activities. I will very much look forward to seeing everyone once the isolation has finished!