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Welcome to Demeter


Welcome to Demeter Class!

In Demeter we strive to create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take responsibility for their learning, in preparation for the rest of their school journey.

Miss Gilbert is the class teacher supported by Mrs Hay, as the class Learning Support Assistant. Additional support for spellings and phonics is provided by Mrs Evans on a Wednesday afternoon. Mr Muggleton, a Pacesetters coach, teaches one of the P.E sessions and the children will also meet Mrs Nunn once a week when she supports the class with extra reading sessions.

Our P.E days are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Outdoor P.E is encouraged so please ensure that children have suitable footwear and clothing, all clearly named. Girls will need a pair of socks for those days when they are wearing tights.

Spellings are given out and tested every Wednesday afternoon. They link with the phonic sounds we have learnt previously, and common exception words that the children need to be familiar with. Please support us and your child by looking at these and practising them daily.

Guided reading sessions are on Friday and all books are changed every Friday. However, it is important to keep the reading books in their book bags every day for any additional reading lessons. Regular reading at home is hugely beneficial and will help support learning in all areas of the curriculum.

We hope that the children have a wonderful time in year one and continue to develop their amazing enquiry skills. Remember Demeter – Stay Curious!


Home Learning

Here are some activities you may like to do at home:

  • Read every day 
  • Practise reading and spelling the year 1 common exception words (these will be provided for you) 
  • Practise your spellings for your spelling test 
  • Spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs and trigraphs? 
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s 
  • Learn your number bonds to 10 and 20 
  • Practise telling the time 
  • Colouring books to improve fine motor skills 
  • Ask your child to retell something they did at school 
  • Practise using scissors to cut out shapes


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How you can help!

Reading at home with your child is so important. It helps them to develop their learning in lots of areas. You may not always have time to read the whole book (schools understand home life is busy - lots of teachers are parents too) but just a few pages a day can increase their confidence and get them into the routine of practising and applying their phonic knowledge.

Otherwise, try to keep any home learning light, and don’t push it if they seem tired or reluctant. School is exhausting for a child in Year 1. They are learning so many new things at school, and may well also be starting to join activities after school as well, such as swimming or gym. Try to disguise the learning! They won’t want to sit at a table and focus quietly after such a busy day. Phonics Hero is a great for this.

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.


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'.


Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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