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We were discussing the evidence that has accumulated over thousands of years to prove that the earth is spherical.

English

We have been writing detailed, balanced arguments about various scenarios such as whether we should have to wear school uniform or not and whether dogs should be kept on leads in parks or not. Some useful writing tools we have been using are different types of adverbs, time conjunctions and emotional language.

“Writing balanced arguments was very enjoyable because I want to be a lawyer when I am older, this style of writing will be very useful for winning cases,” explained Keira.

Reading Buddies

During reading buddies this week the teacher chose a book to read to us, our teachers chose ‘Tilly Mint Tales’ and ‘The Twits’. Tilly Mint Tales was very good as it lead us on an adventure and challenged us to think about the techniques the writer had used in their writing. In our pairs we then had to think about our favourite sections of the book and whether we would change anything.

“Tilly Mint Tales was excellent, I really enjoyed the section when the little girl danced with the Tree Lords because the writer explained the setting and story really well,” Molly announced.

Decorating our Classroom!

We have been decorating our classroom based on Kensuki’s Kingdom, a book we are reading in during our guided reading sessions. We have made a variety of vines, animals and leaves to replicate the main setting in the book which is a jungle. We also used our computing skills to research different animals that would be found in the jungle so we could accurately draw and make them

“This was very fun as we had freedom to design our own animals and trees, which became part of our classroom decorations!” said Mason excitedly.

“I really enjoyed experimenting with different skills, particularly cutting out and drawing different animals to speed up the process,” Lottie explained thoughtfully.

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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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