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Welcome to Zeus

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Welcome to Zeus class! Our names are Mrs Renshaw and Ms Pallett and we teach the Year 6 class at Hall Meadow. We are also lucky enough to have a sports coach, Mr Palmer that will join Ms Pallett on a Friday afternoon for PE.

In Zeus we aim to 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 half term is “Changing Children”. We will be finding out about Victorian Britain and this will link in with our class text which is ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty.

In English, we will be focussing on descriptive writing. We will be developing our use of figurative language in order to create vivid pictures for the readers of our writing.

In maths, we will focusing on number work ensuring that we are all proficient with the four mathematical operations and extending our understanding of fractions.

Our science topic is Electricity, RE is Stories of Faith and Computing is spreadsheets.

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.

 


Our Learning Updates

 

This week’s blog is written by: Mia & Beyza.

Our first full week in Zeus has been very busy as we have been doing a lot of planning in English and hard problem solving in maths using negative numbers.

Planning our writing

ENGLISH

We have been doing a lot of planning in English as we have been talking about work houses. We have been planning our description of work houses and we will be writing paragraphs using figurative language in our writing.

Izzy and Olivia: “We enjoyed the fact that we had a lot of time to plan”.

Eleanor: “I liked looking at all of the figurative language techniques”.

Niamh: “I found the planning in English interesting.”

MATHS

This week Zeus have been problem solving in maths. They have also been ordering temperatures and have been working with negative numbers.

Evie: “I have enjoyed learning how to add and subtract negative numbers.”

Jasmin: “I liked working in partners to solve hard problems.”

Marah:” I enjoyed rounding decimals.”

Science

On Monday and Wednesday Zeus class looked at circuits in science. We did a revision test and a practical session, making our own circuits. We had different challenges set by Ms. Pallett.

Gracie C: “I enjoyed making circuits!”

Milan: “I liked finding out about how motors work.”

Niamh: “I liked making the different circuits.”

Mia & Beyza: “Our favorite activities were:

  • Playing math games,
  • Planning for English,
  • Creating circuits.”

 

Zeus News Updates

Home Learning

Year 6 are given weekly homework that is set on a Friday and handed back in for marking on a Thursday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn which are tested on a Friday. 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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