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English

This week we were planning and writing a first draft for our cold write. We have looked at instructive writing, telling people how to complete different tasks. Important writing skills to use when doing this are time connectives, lists of equipment and specific adjectives to instruct the reader. Our instructive writing told the reader how to cook rice perfectly.

“I enjoy instructive writing as it is very different to the story writing we have been previously focussed on,” explained Kayleigh.

Maths

We have been looking at proper and improper fractions and how to change them into mixed numbers. An improper fraction is when the numerator is bigger than the denominator e.g. 4/3. We were able to use fractions to work out different quantities of a number for example 2/3 of 15 is 10.

“Using fractions is very interesting because I liked using improper fractions to find mixed numbers,” explained Louis.

French

We have been learning how to say various French words including animals, counting and different objects. We have learnt the words using call and response techniques and also by using pictures to remind us of the words. We have also learnt a finger rhyme in French which we would love to share with you at home.

“Learning French is very enjoyable because we use different rhymes and puzzles to help us,” said Alisha excitedly.

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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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