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This week we started off with a “Wow Day,” on Tuesday. We made maps of the 7 continents of the world and used atlases to help us identify and label countries in the world. In the afternoon, we talked about where in the world Jamaica was and made 3D maps of Jamaica and the islands which surround it. 

In Maths this week, we have been solving the mystery of the Gingerbread thief. We had to use our maths skills to solve clues and piece them together to work out which suspect committed the crime! 

We worked on skills such as counting in steps of 2,3,5, and 10, recognising numbers using tens and ones, matching written numbers to digits, identifying numbers which are one more or one less and ordering numbers from smallest to largest. Next week, we will be learning about the features of 2D shapes. 

Our theme this term is Jamaica and we have been reading a lot of information about the Island and also about the historical figure of Mary Seacole, who came from Jamaica. Much of our English work over the next few weeks, will be focusing on processing and analysing information we read and writing and organising it in our own way. 

In Art, we recreated a picture of Mary Seacole using lines, and shading. 

In music we began to learn new songs from Jamaica, recalling past learning about pitch, tempo and dynamics. 

Next week, we will be talking about books which are special to us as a lead into our RE work on Christianity and the Bible. It would be great if the children could bring in a book which is special to them, for us to talk about. 

Homework is due in on Monday 20th and spellings will be tested on Friday 17th

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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

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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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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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