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School Trip

On Monday we spent the day exploring the Black Country Museum in Dudley; we dressed as though we were from the Victorian times. We went to further our knowledge on the Victorians and how they lived. We were able to visit shops, mines and houses. We also spent a lesson as though we were Victorian children at school, and learnt how discipline was different. ‘6 of the best’ was the punishment for breaking the rules!

“I really liked the mines because of the dark. My favourite experience was when they pretended to blow up a bomb because the ground shook,” exclaimed Evan.

“I enjoyed seeing the pigs and a featherless chicken. My favourite part was going to school and attempting to learn the alphabet backwards,” explained Molly.

“Three groups went on a double-decker bus, which was chased by some of the other groups as they also wanted to ride on the bus!” Aniya added.

Literacy

We produced diary entries from the viewpoint of Oliver Twist. We have been studying both the book and film about Oliver Twist and therefore had to re-write an account of his life as he grew up in the orphanage. This book also ties in with our school trip as it is set in the Victorian times.

“We have read further into the story than the film. However, I really enjoy the songs performed in the film because we were looking at the dynamics of the songs,” quoted Tanatswa.

Music

During music lessons we have been continuing our studies of the Victorian times and have been learning to sing ‘Consider Yourself’ from the film Oliver! We have also been watching sections of the film during this time so we can note down details about the dynamics of each song. The dynamics we have looked at are the tempo, pitch and volume of the songs being performed.

“It was exciting comparing what the characters looked like in the film, rather than the theatre or book. At first I thought the film may be quite boring because it is an old film, however I was wrong; I really enjoyed it!” said Athena excitedly.

“We liked hearing Oliver and Jack Dorkins (Artful Dodger) sing as it was very bouncy and enegetic,” described Dominic.

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How you can help!

  • PE day is Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) and remove any earrings.
  • Homework is due on a Monday. It is the children’s responsibility to make sure that their homework is completed every week and placed into the homework box on a Monday morning in order for it to be marked. Homework is handed out on Tuesdays.
  • Spelling tests are on a Friday morning.
  • Timetable tests are on Thursday morning.

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Home Learning

  • PE day is Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) and remove any earrings. 
  • Homework is due on a Monday. It is the children’s responsibility to make sure that their homework is completed every week and placed into the homework box on a Monday morning in order for it to be marked. Homework is handed out on Tuesdays. 
  • Spelling tests are on a Friday morning. 
  • Timetable tests are on Tuesday morning.

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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