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This week we have been planning, designing, making and evaluating vehicles with moving wheels and a winding mechanism. Poor old Father Christmas has a broken-down sleigh and he needs a vehicle with wheels to help him deliver the presents.

The children looked at fixed and moving axles and made decisions about how they would attach moving wheels to the chassis of their vehicle. We learnt a lot by making mistakes and also learnt how to persevere! We thought carefully about how to decorate the vehicle and then we were presented with a further challenge of using what we had learnt to make a winding mechanism to lift and drop the presents down the chimney. We also learnt about how to strengthen structures by using tape. We had to do a calculation to work out how much dowel we needed to make an axle for our vehicle and we measured the dowel to cut it to the correct size. 

Finally, we evaluated our vehicles to see if they had all the things we had planned for and talked about how we could make improvements. 

Our Christmas Concert was a big success and we all felt very proud of ourselves. We worked hard as a team and really enjoyed performing to our families and friends.

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How you can help!

Practise number bonds to 20

Talk about arrays in everyday life such as egg boxes (2 x 3 and 3 x 2)

Talk about 2D and 3D shapes in everyday life

Continue to practise spellings and particularly Common Exception Words.

Encourage use of phonics when spelling words

Try out some simple Jamaican Recipes at home

Look at maps and globes and reinforce continents and places in the world

Talk about links your family have with other places in the world

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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