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We ended last term with the most amazing Tea Party, dressed as a host of our favourite fairy tale characters. We spent the morning of our last day, preparing sandwiches and cakes and healthy snacks (with a few unhealthy treats too, which we felt we had earned!) The end result was splendidly impressive and a jolly time was had by all when some parents came to share it with us. 

We began this term with a Text called Stubby by Michael Foreman. The story is about a soldier in the First World War who befriends a dog called Stubby. The text has helped us to think about the concept of war and conflict and we have used this opportunity to think about conflict on a range of levels. We have explored what conflict means to us and thought about ways of developing conflict resolution, both in our own lives and on a larger global scale.

Next week we look forward to taking a small trip to the Trading post area, to look at the changing landscape. We will sketch the view and use this as a point of discussion for our next text “Window” by Jennie Baker. This looks at the changing landscape from our window and again brings in the geographical and global element of looking at how communities change. This will lead us into our Science theme for this term which is about habitats. We will link this with the work we have done on Christopher Columbus and think about conditions for survival both animals and humans. For example “ Could a penguin survive in the desert?” 

We have also begun some Inquiry work this week which links to our Sporting Celebration on Friday 14th June. We have chosen to learn a little about sporting personalities from Jamaica, as we learnt about Jamaica in Term 3, but this also links to Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the land in the Americas. We began to look at ways of starting our inquiry and prioritising what we need to do first. As explained in the letter home with the homework, if the children want to pursue what we began on this as their homework they may, or they can use the things we learnt about how to start your inquiry to pursue another theme or idea.

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  • 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.


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
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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