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Welcome to Poseidon

 

poseidonWelcome to Poseidon class! Our names are Mrs Spencer and Mrs Townend and we teach the Year 3 class at Hall Meadow. Poseidon class is also very lucky to have other adults that teach us and support our learning. Mrs Mears, Mrs Matthes and Mr Palmer also support the children across the week.

Poseidon are in the first year of Key stage 2 and across the year will continue to develop their independence and their approach to learning.

“What did The Romans ever do for us?”

Our theme this term is ‘The Roman Empire’. We will be discovering some fascinating facts about what life was like in Ancient Rome and using our inquiry skills to research key events and people from this era. We will investigate the effect of the Roman invasion of Britain and look for evidence of the Roman legacy on our lives. In Science, we will be investigating animals, including humans. We will be learning about how our bodies work and what keeps us healthy as well as looking at different animals and making observations about their skeletons. Poseidon will also be learning French, we include lots of games, rhymes and songs to help us to learn key phrases, numbers, colours and objects.

Throughout all of our work we will make links to Life in Modern Britain and continue to further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through reflections and activities such as P4C.


Learning Updates

In Art we learnt how to draw 3D objects using shading and texture. French we practised some greetings: bonjour Madame...

Literacy with Mrs Spencer we looked at and explored information texts. Mathematics we continued with our adding and learning how to add using simple methods.

History we looked at and discussed (debated) the Republic, Emperor and Kings in Roman times.

Wednesday we had a brilliant morning with Rhyme Rockets - they we so funny but educational. We are going to take what we learnt and use in our shape poems next week 😊

With Mrs Townend in literacy we have investigated the different language devices poets use in shape poems. In maths we have been applying our revised understanding of Place Value in the context of money. We will be making our own twisty cup on Friday to use to help us with our place value and expanded form representation of number.

Science we created spider diagrams about what know and have learnt about the uses of Nutrients in our body including comparing what we need to that of an animal (cat/parrot).

RE - we each had a 'mini' cardboard cut out of a person and created our own collage of 'care' and 'love' including some sentences explaining this. Some super discussions made about how we care and how other people show that they care.

Thank you
Poseidon class

This week we have started our proper lessons! The children are still getting use to some changes to the structure of the day but are coping extremely well.

We enjoyed painting our pebbles on Monday - we all painted a pebble, an image/pattern/picture to represent ourselves. They turned out great - just need to varnish ready for our school display (garden). Those who were away will get a chance to do one.

A lot of the children expressed enthusiasm about their first French lesson in year 3!

On Wednesday we enjoyed our 'cold task' of creating our shape poems about Autumn. These were super; great use of description and similes about the Autumn weather and senses we get from this season. They were all unique. To follow on from this, we will be learning about shape poems and what is expected in them. Thursday we looked at onomatopoeic words - a bit of a mouthful!

In maths, at the start of the week, we have been using number lines to add and subtract. From Wednesday we have been testing our estimation and the ability to work systematically by placing 2 digit and 3 digit numbers on unmarked number lines. Everyone had a different approach. Friday will be to investigate this further through inquiry and testing.

Closer to the end of the week we began to look at our new approach to PSHE in year, starting off with how we are connected and creating targets that we can achieve by the end of year 3 together with some describing words for how we will feel WHEN we achieve these.

Our first P4C session in RE was a success. We watched a clip about a frog and a scorpion relating to the question: 'Who was responsible?' and 'What makes me, me?' Some great discussions from many. Our final thoughts on this will be up on our display door.

Thank you
Poseidon class
Mrs Townend and Mrs Spencer

How you can help!

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

BBC Living Things
Primary Homework Help

  • PE day – Wednesday afternoon. Please remove earrings for these lessons. The children will need either trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE until the weather changes and then they will need plimsolls for indoor PE until the weather improves in the summer term. We recommend plain tracksuit bottoms in school colours as well.
  • Homework – due on Mondays with the first homework being given on Wednesday 13th September 2017 which will be due back on Monday 18th September 2017.
  • Spellings – tests will take place every Thursday with the first test being on Thursday 21st September 2017.
  • Please have your book bag, reading book and planner in school every day. 

Home Learning

Throughout the year the type of homework that will be set will vary; with each half term having a slightly different focus. MyMaths will be used at different points throughout the year as the set homework but is available all year round for extra practice.

Here are some activities you can do at home:

  • Read every day
  • Practise using a dictionary and thesaurus
  • Practise your spellings for your spelling test
  • Practise your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100
  • Practise your times tables, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x, 10x
  • Practise telling the time
  • 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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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

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

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