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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 Ricotta, Mrs Davidson and Mr Palmer also support the children across the week. We also welcome Mrs Murphy who has joined us as a partner teacher from the University of Northampton; Mrs Murphy is currently studying for her PGCE qualification.

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.

“Anglo Saxons”

This term we will be finding out about the Anglo Saxons, who were they? What happened to them? What was Britain like during this time? We will be using our history focus to support us in Literacy where we will be learning how to write newspaper reports. Our Science focus will be on light and shadows, as the weather improves it would be helpful if you could explore these concepts outside.

IN Art and DT, we will be using textiles to make a product and learning a range of sewing and joining skills. If you could practise threading and tying knots at home this would a huge help.

Our focus in Maths will be on column addition and subtraction and how to apply these methods to a range of problems. We will also be revisiting grid method for multiplication and geometry.

We are looking forward to teaching the children the first stages of Peer Massage and continue to P4C throughout the curriculum.


Learning Updates

At the start of the week we did some active movement to inspire us with our poetry writing. In music we composed an ensemble piece to accompany a clip of the Lost thing.

In maths we consolidated our learning of Time with everyone making great progress.

Later on in the week we looked at tenths of a whole and we were all able to count up and down in tenths, most converted fractions to decimals and some used number lines to support our learning.

In literacy we wrote a persuasive letter to Mrs Watt's about whether to keep the lost thing in the courtyard or allow it to go through the door! We used fantastic language features: AFOREST. We debated about this topic.

In geography we looked at How London has Changed over time? Who built it and the population changes. Some of us could present this in a bar chart, most could retell this change in sentences.

On our last day we will do the smartie challenge to consolidate our fractions, literacy - creative writing linked to the lost thing and, Art - completing a land or city scape image.

Have a fantastic half term.
Poseidon

Firstly, thank everyone that came to watch our class assembly but also a great thank you to Poseidon children who did a fantastic job in their assembly! Well done.

In Science this week we found out and discussed how fossils are made. We looked at the different layers of rock and sediment.

In literacy throughout the week we have been finalising and publishing our hot tasks; 'The Life of a Pebble' explanation text and; an adventure story (retelling of the Hodgeheg). Super writing from all.

At the start of the week our maths has been focused on telling the time - lots of practise using actual clocks.

Continuing with our fractions at the end of the week where we have been finding equivalent fractions using our multiplications.

On Thursday we started our new stimulus in literacy 'The Lost Thing'. We started with an exploratory discussion through P4C looking at an image from the book leading onto an Art/sketching lesson designing our own 'lost thing' from imaginary objects we collected from the classroom. 

We will follow this up on Friday morning creating a 'Wanted Poster'. 

In Geography we will be looking at the UK's highest land points (hills/mountains). 

Home Learning

Year 3 are given weekly homework that is set on a Wednesday and handed back in for marking on a Monday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn which are tested on a Thursday. Throughout the year the type of work that they will be set will varying 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.

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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