Hall MeadowPrimary School

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This is about helping your child to develop a whole range of learning, social and emotional skills that will help to support their development.

At Hall Meadow we understand 'Approach to Learning' to refer to the attitudes and behaviours that young children bring to the learning process.  As a child's approach will ultimately determine their success, we consider this to be as important as their congnitive development.  A child's personality will inevitably contribute to the way in which they approach learning but there are also a number of other factors.  These factors include: a child's wellbeing, learning difficulties, a child's motivation to learn, parental involvement, attendance and how children feel they are being listened and responded to.  In order to secure positive engagement with the learning process, we attend to all of these matters. 

We track the children's attendance and well being, provide intervention for additional needs and have created a curriculum that affords choice to children so that we can secure their motivation.  We also engage the children in developing an understanding of the ways in which they learn best - their learning style - and assess the development of their attitudes in relation to our aims of respect, responsibility and reflection.

In planning learning activities for the children, we attempt to promote thinking by posing rich questions: questions that address feelings and attitudes as well as ideas and knowledge.

Supporting Approach to Learning at Home

From surveying the views of our parent community regarding home learning, the seven key areas where parents feel that they can contribute to securing a positive approach to learning are:

  • An organised approach
  • A motivated approach
  • An independent approach
  • An open questioning approach
  • A co-operative approach
  • A creative, imaginative approach
  • A willingness to persevere

If you work on these aspects of your child's behaviour at home, it will really support their progress in school.

Research indicates that parental expectation is one of the key indicators determining a child's future achievement.  If you value learning, then it is highly likely that your child will too.  We provide a weekly P.A.T.H (Parent and Teacher Hour) on a Tuesday after school.  The appointment book is located in the school foyer.  Please make regular appointments to keep yourself updated about your child's progress.  You do not need to wait for a problem to occur to see your child's teacher.  If we can establish a rapport with you right from the beginning, your child will know that are working collaboratively in their best interests.

It is fully understandable that a child misses school due to ill health.  Avoiding absence for any other reason in term time helps to communicate a powerful message to your children that learning is important.

Keeping us informed about any changes to family circumstances helps us to meet your child's needs.  In this respect, we can swiftly provide wellbeing intervention if required.  Go to our wellbeing section for further information.

Learning in the Wider World

Look out soon for information to help to support your child's learning!

About Us

At Hall Meadow we promote achievement in all areas and from all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique. We work together to create an active, caring and high quality environment that encourages self-sustaining lifelong learning.

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Teaching & Learning

We are a fully inclusive school, children are always at the centre of everything we do. The curriculum is innovative and provides maximum opportunities for intellectual, social and emotional development. The children study the National Curriculum through themes such as 'Keen to be Green'.

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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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