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Welcome to Ares


A warm welcome to the Ares Class web page! I am Mrs Green and I am the class teacher in Year 5.  Mr Palmer will be teaching Ares class PE on Thursday afternoons and on Friday mornings. We are an extremely hard working class who also like to have lots of fun with our learning! Mrs Packer will be working with Ares Class through the term for a smooth transition.

Our Learning Updates

Our theme is the term is ‘Britain Since 1948’. We will be exploring how fashion, music, hobbies and lifestyle has changed over the years. Within English we will be analysing Newspaper Articles and writing stories with flashbacks in. We will be developing our reading, writing, analysis and presentation skills through these focuses. In Science we will be learning about Properties of Materials. This half term, our RE lessons will focus on ‘Stories from other Faiths’. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C.

This Term Ares will be taking part in a 10 week Brass Project where every child will learn to play a brass instrument. At the end of the project there will be a Brass Band performance by the class! Keep a look out for the date of the show.

This week we have been writing a newspaper article about an animal that has been discovered. We used the key features to write an effective report that would hook the reader into finding out about the strange new creatures. 

In Mathematics, we have continued to learn about angles. This week the focus was on finding the missing angles from shapes. We learnt about interior and exterior angles. On Friday we solved a problem using a protractor. Next week we will be learning about the lines of symmetry within shapes.

The Science focus this week was the properties of materials. On our table was a box of different materials, we conducted an experiment to find the different properties of them. Once we had finished, we explored why different materials are better for different purposes based on their properties.

Within RE we were learning about the similarities and differences between the Islamic creation story and the Judeo- Christian creation story. We noticed that the world was created in days.

This week in the exciting brass project we learnt two different notes to play on our instruments- C and D. Can you hear the difference if I play them?   

Reminders -

  • Please ensure that children have a water bottle that is named for the classroom.
  • Brass Projects lessons are on Wednesday’s- please ensure instruments are in ready for the lesson
  • Homework is handed in on Wednesdays.
  • Please read at home regularly.
  • Friday 1st February- Class Photos
  • Monday 4th February- Ares Class Assembly at 3pm.
  • Thursday 14th February- Come and Read
  • Friday 15th February- Non- Uniform day- Green Theme

This week we have been super busy! It was our first week learning to play the brass instruments. The Brass project is 10 weeks long and allows every child to learn to play an instrument, read music and perform in a show at the end of the project. This week the focus was on using our ‘buzz’ to make sounds within the instruments. Next week we will be learning how to use the valves and buzz pitch to change the note.

Within English, we are learning about newspaper reports. This week we have worked hard on identifying the key features and evaluating their impact. Next week we will be writing our own version.

This week we have continued to learn about Shapes. We have learnt about the different angles and how to measure them using a protector.  Next week we will continuing to learn about angles.

Within History we learnt about Windrush. We examined different images of London and Jamaica to compare the differences of the environment then heard from people who came to live and work in the UK. Then we wrote a letter from someone who had moved to UK.

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How you can help!

Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Thursday and handed back in for marking on the following Wednesday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Friday. The mental maths test focusing on times tables will be twice a week. Reading a vital skill, please ensure you are listening to your child read and reading to them on a regular basis.  

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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'.


Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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