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Photograph – Making parachutes to investigate air resistance in Science

Science

In Science we looked at the effects of air resistance using our own parachutes. We made various sizes of parachutes, using plastic for the canopy. The sizes ranged from 25-35cm. We found out that the bigger the canopy the more air resistance was produced, therefore slowing the speed of the fall.

“I really enjoyed making parachutes to test the effects of air resistance because we got to create, test and evaluate our own canopies,” explained Lottie.

English

During our English lessons we used writing skills such as personification, alliteration and key vocabulary to produce a descriptive piece of writing for our hot write about Fagin’s Den. It was important to use the skills mentioned to allow the reader to build up an image of what Fagin’s Den actually looked like.

“My favourite part of our descriptive writing lesson was using different language techniques to give the reader a 360 degree picture of Fagin’s Den!” exclaimed Daniyal.

P.E.

During P.E. we were able to get outside and play rounders. Our warm-up was Octupus Tag, we had to work join hands in a team to tag different individuals. The rain began to fall, so we headed inside to further practice our dodgeball skills. We split into teams and played a variety of Dodgeball variations including army, Dr. Who and fireball.

“I enjoyed playing rounders with my friends because they helped me to understand the game,” Alisha said excitedly.
“I enjoyed P.E. because the warm-up was very fun. Dodgeball was really good because I love dodging around,” quoted Matthew.

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How you can help!

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

MyMathsMyMaths

BBC Bitesize KS2

Maths

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.

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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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