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Although this week has only been four days long, we have been as busy as ever in Apollo Class. We began the week with our Bikeability session, which had perfect weather for us. This helped us to understand all about how to ride a bike and which bikes are best for us. Some of us had been practising over half term which gave us a good head start. We have seen some children starting to ride their bikes to school, which is excellent.

We also kicked off our whole school theme of “Under the Sea” and began the week by looking at a short film with no words, for which we had to use the clues to work out what was happening. We used the ideas from this film to create our own story about an adventure under the sea, in which we focused on setting description and devices for engaging the reader. 

In maths we have been problem solving and investigating. We began with the puzzle that Noah saw 12 legs walk past the Ark, what animals could it have been? We focused on reasoning and explaining our answers and proving how we know if we are right or wrong. We developed our learning by as kin “What if?” questions such as what if there were 13 legs? We then moved on to solving under the sea related word problems and problems involving seeking all possibilities such as “If there are 3 flavours of ice cream, what are the different combinations we could have?” 

We used pastel techniques to create some under the sea art work and have also contrasted this with the development of a philosophy session based on the text “Catch me if you can.” 

We have also further developed our thinking about the Global Learning Goals for our world and discussed the on going plastics problem and how it relates to the Under the Sea theme. 

Next week we are really looking forward to our visiting theatre company who will be launching our Great Fire of London Theme. 

Also next week we will be looking at the author Anthony Browne. If you have any books at home that you would be happy to lend us, we would be most grateful.

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How you can help!

  • Application of knowledge of number bonds to calculate beyond pairs of numbers to 30 
  • Quick recall division and multiplication facts based on the 2,5,and 10 times tables but also using known facts to calculate unknown ones eg if 2 x 5 = 10 what does 2 x 50 = ? 
  • Picking out important information in word problems and comprehensions 
  • Reading longer texts and looking deeper into key themes and characterisation 
  • Making links between books we have read 
  • Using inference and deduction and showing an understanding of what we read to answer questions about a text

Home Learning

  • Daily 10 
  • Reading at least 3 x a day 
  • Re-telling the events or facts from what you have read 
  • Exploring spelling rules for words with suffixes –ing, -ed, -er, -est

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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