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Welcome to Iris

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This year, in Iris Class, the Class Teacher is Mrs Dickens. Mrs Coles, who is a Higher Level Learning Support Assistant, will be working alongside. We are also really lucky to have additional adults in Iris class during the week including Mr Palmer, our Sports Coach, and Miss Greener, our Partner Teacher. In Iris Class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is fun, creative and has lots of cross-curricular links. We work really hard to increase our independence skills including developing a really positive approach towards our learning as well as asking lots of questions.  Whilst in the first year at school we aim to equip the children with the skills and attitudes they will need to be effective learners for the rest of their time at school.

Starting Out

Our theme for this term is ‘Starting Out.’ Our learning for this term will focus mainly on finding out all about ourselves and settling confidently into Iris Class. We will be learning about the routines and expectations that we have at school including routines for the toilet, keeping ourselves healthy and safe, routines for lunchtime, sharing resources and going home. We will be looking carefully at each other, seeing what is the same, and what is different about each of us. We will be learning letter sounds, letter names, putting sounds together to make words and reading words that you just have to know. We will be looking at numbers, counting real objects and identifying simple shapes.

Our Learning Updates

The children in Iris Class have had another brilliant week and we are all very excited about next week. The morning children have experienced two PE sessions with Mr Palmer and also stayed for their lunch and the afternoon children have been out to play on the top playground with the Year 1 and 2 children.

We have been learning the sound that the letters 's, a, t' and 'p' make and trying to identify what it looks like in the written form. We have been learning the Jolly Phonics songs that go with each of the letter sounds. We have been counting objects and recognising numbers. We have been improving our scissor control and also how we use a spreader to spread glue on our paper.

Thank you to you all for bringing a donation to support the Jeans for Genes day and for all wearing your blue colours, jeans and denim. You all looked fab.

Today, Friday, the children have had a letter with a unique code on in order for parents to register on to the Interactive Learning Diary (ILD.) Once you have registered I will need to authorise your registration and then you will be able to see lots of lovely photos, pictures and sometimes videos of your wonderful children.

Miss Greener is back at University next week to continue her learning but we look forward to seeing her back in a few weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone altogether on Monday morning. The doors will open at 8.40am as usual and the children can be collected at 3.25pm.

Home Learning

Once the Induction Period has been completed and the children are in full time attendance they will each receive a booklet of home learning tasks and activities for them to complete on a weekly basis. The most important of which is to read to, and with, your child every day. In addition to this there is a poem to learn to say, sounds and words to recognise and read and a mathematical activity to complete. After Christmas, as the children become developmentally ready, they will each have a small number of words to learn to spell each week.

How you can help!

These websites will help your child to practise skills that they have been learning 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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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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