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Welcome to Ares

MarsAresA 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 Tuesday afternoons and on Friday mornings. We are an extremely hard working class who also like to have lots of fun with our learning!

This Terms Learning

Our theme this term is ‘Meet the Greeks’. We will be taking a virtual trip to discover what life was like in Ancient Greece, and explore its history. Music, Art and History lessons will focus on this topic area. Our English lessons will focus on Myths and Legends for the first half of this term before moving onto Formal Report Writing. We will be developing our reading, writing, analysis and presentation skills through these focuses. In Mathematics we will be learning about place value and the four operations. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C.


Our Learning Updates

Maths: 
This week in Mathematics we have been looking at one and two step worded problems focusing on addition and subtraction.

We started off on one step problems we found this very easy so then we moved to two step problems which tested us a bit. Some of us got onto to multi step reasoning questions. 

On Thursday by the end of the day we were all masters at two step problem we have enjoyed learning this. 

“I enjoyed learning about two step problems and now I am a master at them.” Owen 

English/history: 

In English we have been focusing on explanation texts there are all sorts of types of reports to inform the reader of something. We have been writing newspaper reports to retell the Battle of Marathon. It was a mighty battle between Athens v Persia. Athens won even though they were outnumbered, Persia had 25,400 so Persia should have won but the Athenian army had sneaky tactics!  

“I really enjoyed doing a newspaper report about battle of marathon.” From Sophie 

RE: 

In Re this week we have been looking at Humanism and creating a poster about it. We have also created a poster about all that we know about and making shore that we understand this also it had to be bright and colorful. We all enjoyed this week of Re. 

Music: 

This week in Music we have learnt a song which split the class into two groups, a melody group and a harmony group. The song included sections of Lagato – this long smooth notes. 

Reminders 

19th of October Red mufti day and Halloween disco 
29th October Parent Consultation day- please return these slips ASAP 

Homework 

After half term homework will be due in on a Wednesday instead of a Monday.

Thank you for all the generous donations for the harvest festival, the food will be been given to Kettering food bank to help those in need within the Kettering area.
To celebrate harvest, Ares class have been learning about autumnal harvest paintings. We learn all about pointillism. Pointillism was created by Georges Seurat in 1886. It is a form of painting which is created by small dots of colour to create an image. We explored the use of colour then created autumn pictures and pictures of fruits and vegetables. Ares art work has been exceptional; Mrs Green will be making a display to show off the amazing work. Keep a look out!

English

This week we have been focusing the writing style of explanation texts. We created our own creatures using a mix of two- Catfish, Hedgedog. When writing, we thought very carefully about the impact the sentence structures have on the reader.

History

In history we have been learning about the Athens and the Spartans, they were very different! We made a diary entry on a life at Athens or Sparta of the different roles of men and women depending on which community they were part of. Then we learnt about the Battle of Marathon. There was a person who ran to send the messages ran 26 miles then died from exhaustion!

Music

In Music we have been singing to the battle of Troy song, but the one we have been leaning this week is called The Wonder of War. We have focusing on changing the pitch of our voices and learnt what a bridge is within songs.

Reminders-

Bike ability letters must be returned tomorrow (Friday 5th October) at the very latest.

Come and Read – Thursday 18th October where parents are invited to attend to read with their child and/or children in their classrooms at 3.00pm

Mufti Day -Red themed - Friday 19th October

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How you can help!

Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Tuesday and handed back in for marking on the following Monday. 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 will be on a Thursday morning; this will consist of either times tables or number bonds.

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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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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
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