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School Trip

On Monday we spent the day exploring the Black Country Museum in Dudley; we dressed as though we were from the Victorian times. We went to further our knowledge on the Victorians and how they lived. We were able to visit shops, mines and houses. We also spent a lesson as though we were Victorian children at school, and learnt how discipline was different. ‘6 of the best’ was the punishment for breaking the rules!

“I really liked the mines because of the dark. My favourite experience was when they pretended to blow up a bomb because the ground shook,” exclaimed Evan.

“I enjoyed seeing the pigs and a featherless chicken. My favourite part was going to school and attempting to learn the alphabet backwards,” explained Molly.

“Three groups went on a double-decker bus, which was chased by some of the other groups as they also wanted to ride on the bus!” Aniya added.


We produced diary entries from the viewpoint of Oliver Twist. We have been studying both the book and film about Oliver Twist and therefore had to re-write an account of his life as he grew up in the orphanage. This book also ties in with our school trip as it is set in the Victorian times.

“We have read further into the story than the film. However, I really enjoy the songs performed in the film because we were looking at the dynamics of the songs,” quoted Tanatswa.


During music lessons we have been continuing our studies of the Victorian times and have been learning to sing ‘Consider Yourself’ from the film Oliver! We have also been watching sections of the film during this time so we can note down details about the dynamics of each song. The dynamics we have looked at are the tempo, pitch and volume of the songs being performed.

“It was exciting comparing what the characters looked like in the film, rather than the theatre or book. At first I thought the film may be quite boring because it is an old film, however I was wrong; I really enjoyed it!” said Athena excitedly.

“We liked hearing Oliver and Jack Dorkins (Artful Dodger) sing as it was very bouncy and enegetic,” described Dominic.

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How you can help!

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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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