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Welcome to Apollo

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Welcome to Apollo Class!

This Year you will continue to find Mrs Donald on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Meeks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Evans will also be with us for most of the week, which we are delighted about.  

Homework will be handed in on a Monday and usually marked and sent back the same day. 

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and will be tested in a range of ways the following Friday. We suggest that you spend a little time on them as often as possible, as this is the best way for the brain to recall them into the long term memory. If the children could make sure they have their homework books in their bags everyday so that we can practise spellings at any point during the day, that would be really helpful!  
Similarly, please make sure you have your reading books in your bag everyday so that we can change around our reading sessions if we need to for any reason. Your child will have an independent reading book closely matched to their independent reading level and a guided reading book which will be a more challenging text. We work on this as a group once a week and it may take some time to get through a text, as we explore lots of themes and skills to develop and enhance comprehension skills.  

Please try not to read ahead with the guided texts, as it prevents children from working on prediction skills based on what they already understand about the text.

This Term's Theme

This Term we are learning about The Great Fire of London. We will be using our geographical skills to learn about landmarks in London and will learn about chronology in history and how to put events in order. We will also look at how events from the past can have an impact on a place and it's future. 
Our focus for English will be on diary writing, Newspaper reports and poetry. 

Our maths work will focus on fractions: finding half, quarter and three quarters of a number or shape and learning about time. 

Science for the latter part of the term will be investgating plants, seeds and bulbs and following our own lines of enquiry. 

In RE we continue to learn about Christianity and will be visiting the local Parish Church to find out more about Christian artefacts and traditions. 

Our computing will focus on using basic elements of Power Point and we will combine this with our learning about photography from last term, as well as reinforcing learning about internet safety. 

Our Jigsaw theme is about being healthy.

 

 

The children in Apollo Class have coped amazingly well with the small changes that this week has brought. We have carried on as normally as we can and have continued our learning in the classroom. 

We explored descriptive language by comparing it with a time when we have felt terrified or sad and used this to help us write a final version of a diary. 

In maths, we have been looking at arrays and have learnt how to use arrays to help us solve fact family problems. We remembered that multiplication is commutative and we used arrays of cubes to help us demonstrate this. We learnt that for every fact family, you can create two multiplication sums and two division sums which are the inverse of each other. 

In Science, we matched up definitions to words which are all to do with parts of a plant. Did you know that a bulb is an underground storage part that has a short stem and lots of thick layers. 

In Geography, we explored where London is in the world and where it is in the UK, using a map. We then looked London landmarks and tried to plot a route from one place to another, using compass directions. 

Many thanks for all your support this week and in the coming weeks to come. These are difficult times, but if we do our best to work together, we are positive that the end will be in sight. 

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How you can help!

Telling the time is tricky!! We will be recapping on O'Clock and half past and also looking at quarter past.

we will be using what we know about how many seconds there are in a minute and how many minutes in an hour to solve simple word problems. Anything you can do to reinforce this at home will be helpful. 

Talk about any plants we eat and which part of the plant we eat. Is it the leaf, the bulb, the stem or the flowers? 
practise 2, 5 and 10 times table facts and corresponding divisions

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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