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It is lovely to start this week’s blog by saying what fantastic ambassadors Demeter Class were for Hall Meadow last Friday on our trip to the Manor House Museum. We walked there and back safely, we listened to all adults instructions and enjoyed looking at all the items the museum has from the past. We saw a washing machine but it was made out of wood! We even saw a very old television that doesn’t look like anything in our homes now. Thank you to all the adults who supported us on this trip.

The children have really embraced the show and tell we had linking in with this subject of Houses, we had some fantastic creative items.

This week we have concluded our Sorcerer’s Spell adventure. We have made posters to make the dragon come to Shark Tooth Bay, these are displayed on our classroom windows for you to see. We mixed up a spell to shrink the dragon. The dragon came into our classroom, and we all used our magic it to shrink the dragon. Mrs Hay took her acting skills to the limit and may have been a bit too realistic! We have edited a story written by Mrs Powell, but she’d forgotten to put any capital letters, full stops and commas in it. Luckily we were able to spot where these were needed. We have written a diary entry about our adventure, and we have finished the week by writing our own adventure story. 

In Maths we have been looking at odd and even numbers and using our rhyme to help us to remember if a number is odd or even. We have tried out strategies to find missing numbers in sequences, looking carefully to see if the numbers increase or decrease, and what the difference is between numbers to help us find the missing ones. We are also doing a weekly brainy bond test where we are using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and some of us our number bonds to 20. There is a good website where you can print off worksheets if you wish to support your child at home. There are lots of different sections that will support your child in various areas of maths. 

www.mental-arithmetic.co.uk

Our phonics this week has been looking at all the other split digraphs. The children are doing incredibly well with these and beginning to use them when spelling and reading.

We have welcomed a new member of our class this week who joined us on Wednesday. Saim bought a lovely treat for us to say hello.

Show and tell for next week: Split digraphs – what objects, pictures, words can you find that use the different split digraphs that we have learnt over the last two weeks.

What Demeter had to say about our week:
Luke and Claudia both said that they have enjoyed this week’s spellings
Ava has enjoyed choosing a book from the library
William enjoyed the boxes activities at the end of the day
Rosa liked starting our pizza booklet

Please can children bring in a book for Reading Buddies next week which will be on Friday. 

How you can help!

Reminders

  • PE day – Friday morning. 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.

Web links to you to use at home with your child

Home Learning

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

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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