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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

 

Bikeability 

This week some of the class have been doing a lot biking!  They have been taking part in the Bikeability scheme to improve their confidence when cycling.  They all had a great time cycling on the school playground and in the streets neat to school. Most of the people who took passed levels 1 and 2.

“I really enjoyed it, it was fun and enjoyable but the instructors were strict (they need to so they could keep us safe.)”

English 

This week in English we have been writing diary entries.  We have been writing from the perspective of the main character – August Pullman.  We have completed our first draft and will use next week to revise and edit these.

Maths

We have been doing lots of problem solving this week. It has been great fun working with people who we don’t usually work with. This week has been enjoyable – we can’t wait to see what’s in store for next week!

Remembrance

On Friday our class walked to the War Memorial to lay a wreath on behalf of our school.  We listened to a poem read by Izzy, Lennon, Ralph and Eleanor and held our own minutes silence.  We will remember. 

Class blog by Olivia and Mia! 

Reading 

This week in reading we started our new book called Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It is about a boy called August and he has a facial disfigurement.  Others make him seem different because of his disfigurements. 

“It is really gripping.”    

“I enjoyed the class discussion about the front cover of the book.”                       

Maths

We have been adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers this week in maths. Some of us have been doing this in word problems too. At the start of the week some of us didn’t know how to do it but now we can all do it confidently and will be moving on to multiplying and dividing fractions.

“I enjoyed adding and subtracting fractions.”

“I enjoyed adding really hard fractions”

Art 

We have been doing some really creative things in art and we are all proud of our lino printing designs and patterns.

We have also painted some amazing and creative poppies to decorate our windows. They are all very nice and ready for the 11th November.

“I enjoyed the lino printing”

By Mia and Emily 

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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