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Welcome to Athena

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Welcome to Athena class! My name is Mrs Sanderson and I teach the Year 4 class at Hall Meadow. Athena class is also very lucky to have another adult that teaches us and supports our learning; Ms Pallett takes the class on Thursday morning and then for P.E. on Friday afternoon. 

Poseidon are in the second year of Key stage 2 and across the year will continue to develop their independence, self direction and their approach to learning.


Our Learning Updates

Our theme this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. We will be discovering some fascinating facts about what life was like in Ancient Egypt and using our inquiry skills to work out what artefacts are. This will also link to our Art and D.T. lessons across the term. In Science, we will be investigating digestion. We will be learning about how our digestion system works and how we can look after our teeth. In RE we will begin a unit of work on Hinduism and learn about the key religious beliefs. Athena will also be learning French, we include lots of games, rhymes and songs to help us to learn key phrases, numbers, colours and objects. Throughout all of our work we will make links to Life in Modern Britain and continue to further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through reflections and activities such as P4C.

We have worked very hard in Athena this week and are definitely ready for the half term break. In French, we learnt how to greet each other in French and we also learnt a French rhyme. In music, we worked collaboratively in small groups to produce a sound. We then combined these sounds to create a musical canon. We really enjoyed doing this and the end result was fantastic!

In maths, we are continuing to solve mathematical word problems. We have also focused on developing our subtraction and multiplication skills.

In English, we finished writing our retelling of a fable, and we have moved onto describing an image. We swapped our story with a partner and they have helped us to edit and improve our work.

Finally, on Thursday, we were very pleased to welcome the mums, dads, carers, brothers and sisters of year four children to our classroom. We really enjoyed reading our favourite books to them and showing our guests some of the work that we have done.

Mrs Sanderson wants to wish everyone a lovely half term break and she looks forward to seeing all the children on the 30th October.

This week in Athena we have been on a voyage of discovery!

In science, we discovered that orange juice and coca-cola is really bad for the enamel on our teeth. Through our enquiry, we found out that water and milk are the best drinks for us to have. 

On Wednesday, Mr Egypt came to Hall Meadow to tell Athena all about ancient Egypt. Mr Egypt is an Egyptologist, who has discovered tombs and also recovered artefacts from the bandages of mummies. He allowed us to examine different types of ancient Egyptian artefacts that were thousands of years old. These included necklaces, rings and amulets. He also told us all about ancient Egyptian life including the fact that boys were expected to go to work from the age of five! 

In English, we are continuing to work on retelling the fable the Hare and the Tortoise. The children’s stories are fantastic and we hoping to display this work after half term so that everyone can enjoy them. 

In maths, we are working on solving worded subtraction and addition problems and we are practising all the mathematical methods that we have learnt over the past few weeks to help us do this.

 

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How you can help!

Year 4 are given weekly homework that is set on a Thursday and handed back in for marking on a 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 Thursday. Throughout the year the type of work that they will be set will varying with each half term having a slightly different focus.

 

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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