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Welcome to Apollo

ApolloApolloWelcome to Apollo class!

In Apollo, we create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take increased responsibility for their learning and behaviour. This year you will find Mrs Donald, Mrs Matthes, Mrs Evans and Mr Palmer. Mrs Meeks will also be returning from her maternity leave in October. Working together, we create an active, caring and high quality environment where the children are always at the heart of everything we do.

 

Science

This week we had a very special visitor in class. As we are learning about how humans grow and change, Mrs Meeks brought in her baby boy to talk to the children about how babies grow and change as they grow older. We learnt that babies need lots of love and attention and need to rely on their parents to look after them. They enjoy drinking milk and as they grow, they begin to taste new foods. Mrs Meeks’ baby enjoyed nibbling on a biscuit using his gums and made us giggle with his babbling sounds.

Oliver P: “This week we have been thinking about how humans and animals grow.”

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We have also been using the dienes to split numbers into hundreds, tens and units.

Mishal: “We have been counting forwards and backwards.”


Darcey: “We have also used number lines to help us count from 0-100.”

English

Wow! What a fantastic week we have had in English. The children have been working hard to ensure they remember all of their capital letters and full stops and even impressed Mrs Donald by adding in some adjectives and similes into their writing. Well done, Apollo class!

Isla: “This week we have been writing poems and learning how to thank God for Harvest time.”

Jessica: “We have learnt a song all about Harvest.”

Useful Websites

Practise with spellings:

www.spellzone.co.uk

‘Harvest Samba’ song to learn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTdIrlTlXks

Homework

Please ensure that all homework is completed and handed in on a Monday. It is the children’s responsibility on a Monday morning to get their homework out of their book bags and place it into the homework box.

Apollo News Updates

How you can help!

Useful websites are:

BBC Bitesize
Characteristics of Materials (BBC)
Gallery of West Indian Art

Continue with daily reading at home and try to encourage your child to read a variety of different text types.  Remember to practise spellings each week and spend time carrying out weekly homework activities to develop reading comprehension and key skills in maths.

Home Learning

The homework can be linked to any of the above or can be completely the children's own choice, but if you follow the suggested structure given, week by week it should serve as a useful aid.

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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Hall Meadow Primary School

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

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