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Welcome to Demeter

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In Demeter we create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take responsibility for their learning, in preparation for the rest of their school journey. In Demeter, you will find Mrs Matthes and Mrs Hay. Mrs Powell also teaches and supports the class throughout the week. Mrs Knight also works with the class each week for our PSHE programme – Zippy time.


Our Learning Updates

Explore! Create! Experiment! Discover!

In the spring term we will be exploring the history of homes and looking around our local area. We will be making a healthy pizza and investigating where food comes from. There will be fun activities to try when we start our gymnastics lessons and we are looking forward to using the apparatus. Zippy Time will continue a Thursday afternoon with Mrs Knight.

Daily phonics will continue with a focus on using ‘Fred talk’ to read and write words. The children will have the opportunity to make their own nonfiction book and there will be a focus on reading and retelling traditional tales in Literacy. In numeracy we will be looking at 3d shape, multiplication and division and telling the time. We will continue with daily mental maths practice, including counting, number bonds to 10, halving/doubling numbers and 1 more and 1 less than a number.

It has been a very busy week in Demeter, with lots of fun things going on as we reach the end of our Inquiry Project.

Isla said, ‘ We have been continuing our work on our Dinosaur Inquiries and made from covers’  and Oliver P added, ‘We have been learning all about how the Dinosaurs have become extinct. We learnt lots of theories as no one was there to see it’. Sam told us, ‘One of the theories was that flies and mosquitoes spread diseases that killed the dinosaurs’. Emmie said, ‘Another one was that the dinosaurs died out because an asteroid hit Earth in South Mexico, which caused lots of ash and tsunamis’, although Oliver thought ‘A volcano could have erupted and spread poisonous gas all over the world’. Zachary mentioned, ‘The last theory was that the dinosaurs died because the weather got colder, so all the plants died and the dinosaurs had nothing to eat’ and Emily said, ‘My favourite theory was the Asteroid because we know there are asteroids in space and it could easily have bumped into Earth’.

Somehow, we have managed to fit in some other interesting work too.

George recalls how, ‘In literacy we have been learning about Room on the Broom.

We wrote some notes when we listened to the story and used them to help our sentences’. Darcey says, ‘We have chosen a character from Room on the

Broom and wrote a diary entry about their day. I did about the cat and the cat put a pine cone in the cauldron’. Jenessa tells us, ‘ In maths we have been doing measuring and we measured lots of different things with rulers, meter sticks and other things’, and Adam adds, ‘We went outside to use trundle wheels to measure how long out top playground was’.

We are Super excited about our trip to the Dinosaur Farm Park on Monday. Thank you to everyone that has volunteered to come with us, unfortunately we don’t have the room to accept everyone’s kind offer.

How you can help!

  • PE days – Monday afternoon. Please remove earrings for these lessons and make sure girls have socks in their PE for when they are wearing tights at school.
  • Homework – due on Mondays
  • Spellings – tested on Thursday

Please have your book bag in school every day with all your books in your folder.

How can you help?

These web links may be of use to you to use at home with your child.

www.ictgames.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.tutpup.com

Home Learning

Here are some activities you can do at home:

  • Read every day
  • Practise your high frequency words/common exception words
  • Practise your spellings
  • Spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs and trigraphs?
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Learn your number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Practise telling the time
  • Colouring books to improve fine motor skills
  • Ask your child to retell something they did at school
  • Practise using scissors to cut out shapes

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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