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Welcome to Athena

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A warm welcome to the Athena Class web page! I am Mrs Green and I am the class teacher in Year 4.

Mrs Mears will be in the class three days a week supporting learning and conducting interventions.

We are lucky to have a sports coach, Mr Palmer on Tuesday afternoons whilst I have my PPA time.

We are an extremely hard working class who also like to have lots of fun with our learning!


Our Learning Updates

Our theme this term is ‘Rainforest Cafe. We will be taking a virtual trip to discover what life was like in North and South America. Our English lessons will focus on Poetry which creates images within first half of this term before moving onto Persuasive Writing. We will be developing our reading, writing, analysis and presentation skills through these focuses. In Science we will be investigating ‘Electricity’. We will be learning about how items are powered, safety and building electric circuits. In RE we will begin the topic ‘Christianity’. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C. 

In Science, we have been learning about circuits and the components used. We were given a light bulb (lamp), lamp holder, two wires, a motor, a buzzer and a battery/cell. We had the challenge to make the bulb (lamp) light up.

“It was tricky because I had to keep wiggling the wires”

After we were successful in lighting the bulb, we were given challenge cards! We made a prediction, drew the circuit using scientific symbols then tested it!

“I enjoyed using the cards to test the circuit to see if they would light up the bulb”

In Maths, we have been using our times tables knowledge to multiply large numbers. We used the grid method. On Thursday we used our multiplication skills to solve an investigation! It used a lot of brain power!

In English, we have been writing poems which create imagery. On Wednesday we wrote our own poems which will go on display.

Donations

If you have any spare ribbons, could you please donate these to Athena Class. Athena class will be making a Christmas decoration to sell at the Christmas Fayre using ribbons.

If you go on any walks over the weekend, please could you collect some sticks. These will also be used for the Christmas decorations. Many thanks.

Reminders-

Friday 17th – Mufti for Children in Need
Monday 20th November- Photo day.
Friday 1st December- Christmas Fayre

In Science, we are learning about Electricity this half term. We have learnt how different items are powered and the source of power it uses. We have also discussed how to keep ourselves and others safe when using electrical items. 

In mathematics we have continued to learn about halving and doubling. We have learnt how to halve and double odd and even three digit numbers. 

“My favourite part was when we halved odd numbers it used ½ “

We have also been exploring the relationships between different times tables and multiples. 

In English we have been learning about poetry. We have focused upon what language features make poetry effective. We have written some beautiful poems which include adjectives, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia and personification. Next week it will be time to create our own poems within the hot write. 

“I enjoyed describing the rainforest picture as we stepped into the rainforest to describe what we could see, hear, smell and feel”

This week in P4C Mrs Green read a story about Zoya. After we had listened to the story we wrote our own philosophical question. The question which won the vote was “What is the purpose of presents?” 

Our key inquiry attitude this week was organisation 

Reminder 

Please return bike ability letters by Wednesday 15th November, 

Children in Need is a non-uniform day on 17th November. 

Next week is Anti-bullying week. 

How you can help!

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

BBC Education Site 

Homework Help Site

Kids World Travel Guide

More BBC Education1 

Please ensure that your child reads every evening and signs the Link Diary. It is still really important to hear them read regularly. We are hoping that all of the children will know their all of their times tables by July. 5 minutes practice a day is the best approach. Spelling is a real target for improvement in our class so any extra practise will really help

 

Home Learning

Year 4 are given weekly homework that is set on a Tuesday and handed back in for marking on the following Monday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Friday. The mental maths test will be on a Thursday morning; this will consist of either times tables or number bonds.

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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