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This week, as part of our learning on ‘Plants’, we have been looking at the life cycle of a sunflower.  We have all had the opportunity to plant our own sunflower seeds (including some we are going to use as an experiment) and we are looking forward to observing them and describing how they grow into mature plants.

Plants and trees are alive like humans and other animals. In order to stay alive, all living things do certain things called life processes.  We have learnt this through the use of the mnemonic ‘MRS GREN’.

M – Benjamin ‘moving’
R – Elaine ‘Respiration’
S – Emilia ‘Sensitivity’
G – Amy ‘Growth’
R – Santino ‘Reproduction’
E – Jessica ‘Excretion’
N – Jack ‘Nutrition’

Plants do these too but in a different way. Plants can move, grow and sense changes in their environment.  They need to take in nutrition and air to survive and they also need to get rid of waste. Plants can reproduce to make new plants and all living things have a life cycle.

How you can help!

  • PE days are Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) and remove any earrings.
  • Homework is due on a Monday. It is the children’s responsibility to make sure that their homework is completed every week and placed into the homework box on a Monday morning in order for it to be marked.
  • Spelling tests are on a Monday morning and the following week’s spellings will be handed out on the same day.

Home Learning

Here are some activities that you can do at home:

  • Keep practising our ‘Harvest Samba’ song

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

  • This week we have been trying really hard to extend our sentences and make them a little bit longer. Can you practise writing sentences using conjunctions? Conjunctions are words that join sentences together like ‘and’, ‘because’, ‘but’ and ‘so’.
  • Here is a useful website to help practise spellings each week. Spell Zone has a range of games which link to the children’s spelling rule for each week. Why don’t you try the word search or have a go at the bouncing anagrams?

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/lists_folder.cfm?Folder=67

 

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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