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Welcome to Zeus

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Welcome to Zeus class! My name is Ms Pallett and I teach the Year 6 class at Hall Meadow. Zeus are very luck to work with a number of other adults too. Ms Jackson teaches the class on a Monday and Tuesday morning and Mrs Knight supports the children throughout the week through one to one support, intervention and extension work. We are also lucky enough to have a sports coach that will take the children on a Tuesday afternoon for PE and a graduate teacher, Mr Petchey, who will be with us for the majority of the year.

In Zeus we create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take increased responsibility both for their learning, in preparation for secondary school, and by being excellent role models to the rest of the school, demonstrating this in their prefect roles.

This term’s learning

Our theme this term is ‘Water World’. We will be learning all about Rivers. We will even be conducting a River Study at Newton Field Study Centre.

Our English lessons will focus on writing short stories and writing newspaper reports.   We will also be continuing to prepare for SATs; developing our reading skills and our SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) skills.  

In mathematics we will also be continuing to prepare for SATs.  We will focus on our arithmetic skills and any areas of maths that are highlighted from our on-going assessments.  

In Science we will be investigating ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. We will be learning about the reproduction of plants, life cycles of animals and their habitats.   In RE we will be learning about the religion Hinduism. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C.


Our Learning Updates

 

Zeus class would like to apologise for our lack of blogs recently!  We have been extremely busy preparing for our SATs.  We have all been working really hard and Ms Jackson and Ms Pallett are very pleased with our focus, concentration and determination.  We have also been thinking about maintaining our well-being and how we can look after ourselves in the run up to the SATs. 

We have been swimming on a Friday afternoon and have enjoyed these sessions.  Lots of us are thinking about improving our stoke techniques and our endurance when swimming.

English

In English this week, we have been writing short stories with the help of some of the pictures we took from Govilon. We really enjoyed using our imagination and creating characters for our stories.

Amber, “I really enjoyed editing and adding in sentences in my work.”
Jess, “I really liked writing stories with help from Mrs Knight.”

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been estimating angles and we have been using our protractors to measure the exact angle. We have also been revising all about angles to help us prepare for our SAT’s.

Libby, “I have enjoyed using key facts that we know to help us answer some of the questions.”

P.E

This week in P.E, we have been doing netball and learning about the positions that are used during the matches. All of us had been practising shooting in the netball posts and we had also been playing friendly matches with other class mates.


Erin, “I liked working as a team to help us with our collaboration skills and learning how to play Netball.”

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to have Laurence Kenyon, a judo coach, come and work with us for the afternoon and to teach us some judo moves.  We had a fantastic time learning a simple judo hold and a basic throw.  

R.E

This week in R.E we have been learning about Guru Nanak’s life story and we have also been finding out about what a leader is and what roles they have.


By Katie, Amber and Erin

Home Learning

Year 6 are given weekly homework that is set on a Tuesday and handed back in for marking on a Monday. This consists of an English actvitiy and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn which are tested on a Thursday. Homework is an important part of a child’s transition to secondary school, as when they are there they will be expected to balance and meet deadlines, so please encourage your child to complete their homework on time. Your child may also want to complete extra revision of topics they have struggled with 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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