Salvete! (Hello) Parents and Pupils,
I am pleased to say that once again your son or daughter will have the chance to learn Latin at the “Minimus” club after school at St. Bernadette’s on a Friday from 3:20pm to 4:15pm, starting on Friday 17th September, 2021 and dontinuing until the end of the Spring Term (March). This club is being offered free of charge. There will be lots of exciting things for you to do, like arts and crafts, drama, games and competitions with prizes and all with lots of fun!
The dates when the club will run are as follows:
|Autumn Term||Spring Term|
|17th September||14th January|
|24th September||21st January|
|8th October||28th January|
|15th October||11th February|
|12th November||4th March|
|26th November||11th March|
This club is for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and has been running successfully for several years. All are welcome- whether you came last year, or would like to give it a go for the first time. Minimus provides an exciting introduction into the world of the Romans in Britain with lots of colourful pictures and comic strips. It is about a real Roman family who lived in Britain about two thousand years ago. It iss brought to you by the small mouse “Minimus” – ‘mus’ meaning mouse in Latin!
Latin is a really enjoyable language that also helps with learning Modern Foreign Languages – such as French! We will also be studying History in the Minimus course and you will have chances to sing, act and create things. The course will also help you when you go to Secondary School.
If you would like to find out more about Minimus, then there is a website with information, as well as fun Latin activities. It is http://www.minimus.com
Places in the club are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we hope for a lot of interest! So please get your slips in quickly so as to be sure you have a place! We look forward to seeing you soon!