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Science

As part of our Science topic this week, we have been thinking about healthy eating. We have been identifying which foods are healthy and less healthy and had a go at designing our own menu, making sure it has the right amount of each food type. At home, see if you can create a food diary throughout the week to see what healthy eating habits you have and which ones you could improve on.

Mishal – We are only allowed fatty foods once a day.
Emily – It’s best to eat 5 fruit and vegetables a day.
Kenzie – You can have only 1 sweet a day.
Jerod – You should have 6-8 drinks of water a day.
Oliver P – I enjoyed Science because I liked designing the plates.
Jenessa – I liked writing things that are healthy and unhealthy for us.

RE

This week in RE we thought carefully about how we should treat special places. After watching a short video clip with ‘Tip’ and ‘Top’, we discussed whether or not the characters made the right choices and discussed what we would have done if we were in the same situation. We thought about some advice we could give the characters and talked about how the characters might be feeling at different parts throughout the story. Our class rabbit ‘Zippy’ then helped us share our own feelings about an object or place that is special to us and thought about how we could be sensitive and respectful to others.

Jessica – Top broke the truck because he was playing with it and thought it was a scooter. He made Tip feel happy because he told him the truth.
Maisie – At the end, Tip let Top go on the cart. He made him feel happy because they fixed it together.
Harry – My special place is at home and it makes me feel happy.
Taylor – My place thing is my favourite teddy. I would feel sad if it got damaged.

Music

We have come to the end of our ‘Ourselves’ unit this week. The children have been working very hard exploring different sounds. We listened closely to how different sounds can reflect different moods and had a giggle when trying to work out what conversation two cats were having with each other through the different meowing sounds they made. Some very interesting ideas!

Joel – It was funny because at the start they weren’t friends and at the end it sounded like one of the cats scratched the other.
Adam – It sounded like they were having a fight. Their voices got really high then really low.

English

We have finally come to the end of our Harvest poetry unit. The children have worked really hard to create their individual poems which we are looking forward to sharing with Elmbank next week. Mrs Donald has been very impressed with the use of adjectives, similes and personification in some of the children’s writing!

Oliver P – Yellow, moon-shaped bananas are as bright as the sun.
Jessica - The red, juicy tomatoes are as delicious as an orange.

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

 

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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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