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Welcome to Ares

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A warm welcome to the Ares Class web page! I am Mrs Packer and I am now the class teacher in Year 5 while Mrs Green is on Maternity leave. Mr Palmer will be teaching Ares class PE on Thursday afternoons. 

Our Learning Updates 

Returning to school after half term we had a very busy and exciting ‘Under the Sea’ themed week. We auditioned for the role of David Attenborough after researching creatures of the oceans and creating our own newly discovered creature to introduce to the world. We also recorded sea temperatures on line graphs and learnt some fantastic facts about the world’s oceans. 

Our theme this half term is Journeys. We will be exploring the journeys taken by major rivers around the world; the impact they have on our lives and how we too impact rivers by our behaviours. Within English we will be analysing the features of persuasive writing; drafting and improving our own letters and designing posters that focus on looking after the world. Our Maths focus is fractions, decimals and percentages while we will continue to work on the key skills. In Science we will be learning about Living Things. This week we have focused on the life cycle of plants including naming the parts of a flower. We have also started some very careful observational drawing of daffodils ready for the School Art Exhibition. This half term, our RE lessons will focus on Hinduism. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C. 

This Half Term Ares will continue taking part in a 10 week Brass Project where every child is learning to play a brass instrument. We are now nearly at the end of the project and will soon be performing as a Brass Band. Keep a look out for the date of the show.


This week Ares class has been learning about castles and who lived in them back in the medieval times.

Maths

We have enjoyed learning how to add, subtract, divide and multiply decimals and we also looked at compass angles, we needed to use a compass to measure angles.

English

In English we have been learning a story about a Door. And we had to analyse the story.

English

This week in English we have been continuing the story “The Door”. We have been writing a diary entry about the main character Marty. We have also been learning about suspense. Suspense can go with adverbs, adjectives, verbs and a noun.

Maths

This week in maths we are learning about angles and measuring the angle and finding the angle. We have been angles on a straight line and a full circle. We also had a worksheet that got us to measure a straight line and a full circle. A right angle is 90 degrees. An acute angle is less than 90 degrees. A straight is 180 degrees. An obtuse angle is higher than 90 degrees. A full circle is 360 degrees.

Topic

Mrs. Perks drew around Owen and now we are making it to Sir Owen into a knight. We have also drawn a castle and when we finished drawing the castle we had to label the parts of the castle.

Reminders

Thursday 23rd May 2019 – polling station all students are off for the day. 
The whole next week off until Monday 3rd June 2019

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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.

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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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