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We have had a lovely first week back at school in Ares Class this week and we have enjoyed getting back into our classroom routines and discussing all of the exciting things which we did in our holidays.


During our first maths lessons we have started looking at Roman Numerals up to 100 (C). We worked in groups to produce a poster focusing on ‘What makes a mathematician’. Some of the qualities that make a good mathematician are having a good attitude, justification and using the correct vocabulary.

“I enjoyed looking at Roman Numerals during maths because it was fun and interesting!” exclaimed Aniya.

P4C (Philosophy 4 Children)

During P4C we looked at ways of answering unusual questions such as ‘What colour is Tuesday?’.

By answering these questions we were working on our collaboration as a team and used philosophical thinking. This meant we had to work hard to produce an effective argument for our answers.

“I think the colour of Tuesday is blue, because it sounds similar to Tunaday. Tuna tins are often blue in colour, therefore I believe Tuesday is blue” explained Evan.

Drama for Writing

We have been reading a book called ‘The Boat’ to improve our dramatic writing. We selected characters and settings to describe how they changed. The class were asked to close their eyes whilst various individuals described the setting; using our imaginations we were able to go on a tour of these places.

“I liked drawing and describing the animals because they were very funny” Molly explained.

“I am excited for next week’s lesson as we are going to be acting out different sections of the book, and I love acting” Athena said excitedly!

Ares News Updates

How you can help!

These websites will help to support your child’s learning:


BBC Bitesize KS2


Home Learning

Phonics fun

Here are some exciting words relating to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens – can you include these in your writing this week?

whisper, small, damp, alone, love, penniless, poor, dreadful, prison, collapsed, weary, second-hand, worthless, unwanted, wailing, unforgiving

Homework is given out weekly on Tuesday and is due in on Monday. In Literacy, the focus this half term is reading comprehension. Maths homework links to in-class learning to allow the children to consolidate their work. Spellings are tested every week on Friday and children can choose whether to learn ‘Core’, ‘Challenge’ or ‘Extension’ words. The children also have weekly times tables practice which should be evident in homework books.

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.


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
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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