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Welcome to Athena

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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 who teaches us and supports our learning; Mr Palmer takes the class for RE on a Tuesday afternoon and then PE on a Friday afternoon. Athena class are in the second year of Key stage 2 and, across the year, will continue to develop their independence and approach to learning.


Summer Term 1 – Athena digs for victory!

In Athena class this term, we will continue to explore our WW2 topic, focusing in detail on how the rationing of food and other items affected and altered the diet and lives of many British people. As part of this, we will compare a WW2 diet with our own and we will also undertake our own ‘Dig for Victory’ project.  To complete our WW2 topic, we would love to share what we have learnt with you at our street party on Monday 20th May at 2pm. Please join us if you can.

In literacy, we will be exploring non-chronological reports and, as part of this topic, we will be studying a number of texts in detail, including the beautifully illustrated book, Wolves in the Walls.

In science, our focus will be on animals and their habitats; a topic, which complements our literacy work by allowing us to study a range of non-chronological reports.

In maths, we will be starting our topic on measurement and, in R.E.; we will be looking at how belief is expressed through the arts. 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.


Although we are rapidly heading towards the end of year four, the children of Athena class are still working hard but are really looking forward to the holidays.

In English, we have been learning all about apostrophes. In particular, we have looked at how apostrophes are used for contraction and also how they are used to indicate possession. 

In maths, we have moved onto calculating the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. The children have been learning how to measure accurately using a ruler and we have practised these skills by measuring and recording the perimeter of different size squares and rectangles. 

During the afternoon, the children have been presenting their plastic pollution projects to the class. The projects have all been very different and, without exception, everyone of them has been of a very high standard. Thank you Athena class for all your hard work. 

Aside from all the learning we have done, sports day on Wednesday was a fabulous event and, this morning, the children watched a live performance of Treasure Island which, judging by the loud cheers and laughter, was thoroughly enjoyed by all Hall Meadow children.  

Finally, Mrs Sanderson would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents and children of year four for all their hard work and support this year. It has been a real pleasure getting to know you all. Mrs Sanderson wishes everyone a lovely, safe and restful summer break. See you in September!

We have had a very musical week in Athena!

The children have been practising the songs that we will be singing in the summer show. They have also been practising the year four dance as well. The dress rehearsal on Wednesday was a great experience because it helped the children get a sense of the stage on which they will be performing. They were a little nervous at first but grew in confidence the second time that we practised the dance in front of everyone. We think that our family and friends are in for a real treat on show night! 

In maths, we are continuing to convert units of length. In order to help the children get a sense of different lengths, we have been measuring various objects in and around the school using measuring equipment. The children have been measuring in millimetres, centimetres and metres and then converting their measurements into other units of length.  

In English, the children have been drafting their non-chronological report on an urban animal of their choice and some of the children have even started to edit their work. The class don’t really like to edit their writing but they understand that it is necessary process that will help us to turn our work from great into amazing. All the children have worked really hard to include some or all of what we have learnt in English this year and Mrs Sanderson is really looking forward to reading the reports and learning lots about different urban animals. 

In key skills, we have been focusing on improving our spelling and also increasing our vocabulary. We are currently recapping the year four spellings list and we are making sure that we can define the meaning of each word.

We are also looking at defining the meaning of new words and we are including these words in sentences so that we can consolidate our understanding. 

What another busy week in Athena class!

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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.

 

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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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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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