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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.

Shape and Pattern

This term we will be learning lots about 2D and 3D shapes as well as a variety of of different patterns. We will be making patterns using our bodies, musical instruments as well as different colours and shapes and anything else we can think of. We will consolidate our understanding of numbers and our recognition of numbers to at least 20.We will be using our phonic knowledge to help us read and write words and sentences more independently. We will be gaining in confidence with our handwriting and sentence writing. We will continue with learning new ‘tricky’ words and securing our recognition of previously taught words. So all in all it will be a busy, busy term with lots to look forward to.

Our Learning Updates

The children have all come back to school ready to learn and excited about what the new term will hold. We’ve got lots of fabulous activities and experiences planned which I’m sure the children will love.

The most exciting part of our first week back for the majority of the children has been the introduction of the Massage in Schools programme. The children have learnt the first of the massage strokes as well as asking for permission and saying thank you and we have had some super feedback from the children about it. Each week we will learn new strokes until we have learnt the full programme of 15 strokes.

We have also introduced the ‘Rainbow Challenge’ to the children this week where the children have to complete 5 different tasks across two days and then they receive their reward sticker.

Our lead text has been, ‘Can’t you Sleep Little Bear?’ this week. The story has introduced sources of light to the children and has inspired a ‘bear cave’ role play opportunity in the outside area.

The children have been given a new home learning booklet as well as a spelling booklet. We had one found on the floor so if your child is missing one then please let us know. At this point in the academic year we are about half way through still with lots to learn.

Important dates for Iris Class this term:

Thursday 1st March-World Book Day where the children are invited to dress up as a book character.

Friday 2nd March @9am-Come and Write workshop for parents and carers.

Wednesday 14th March @2.45pm-Come and Play with Number and Shape workshop for parents and carers.

 

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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Hall Meadow Primary School

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

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