Hall MeadowPrimary School

Single Page Banner Header

This week we began the week with a focus on Art. We learned about mixing primary colours to make secondary colours and also learned about how to make shades lighter and darker using white or black mixers. We then used what we had learnt to mix the colours of the Jamaican flag and used them to make our own Jamaican version of Wassily Kandinsky’s “Squares with concentric circles.” 

On the second day, we used our learning about Jamaica as a stimulus for a piece of art of our choice. Then we used our art work to write either a poem, setting description or a story. We learnt about personification and had a go at using it along with similes and other devices for description. 
In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and have begun by looking at what finding half of a shape or number means. We learnt that the bottom number tells you how many equal parts to split your shape or number into. 

We revised our learning about how to use the Bar Model for dividing into 2 equal parts, but also learnt how to use a number line to tale away and organise into groups of equal size. Finally, we learnt how to partition larger numbers, find half of each and then put them back together by adding. 

In Science we conducted an investigation to find out which material keeps the ice cube the coolest. We used a fair test to make sure we only changed the type of material we wrapped the ice cube in and kept everything else the same. We made prediction then observed the ice cubes to help us draw conclusions. 

Finally, on Thursday, we were lucky enough to have Freya’s Granny visit us as we discovered that she grew up in Jamaica. The class asked her many questions and we talked about how we can use people as a primary source of evidence to find out about the past. 

We have also had some amazing homework this week! Some real effort and hard work went into making Jamaican recipes and some people even brought them in to share!! Thank you!! 

Many Thanks for the term. It’s been very busy and gone very quickly! 

Next term, we begin with our visit from Freshwater Theatre Company and don’t forget World Book Day on March 5th. 

Any donations of paper bags would be gratefully received during the first week back. 

Have a great Half Term.

Choose a Langauge

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.

Read more...

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'.

Read more...

Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

Contact by EMail