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Welcome to Athena


A warm welcome to the Athena Class web page! I am Ms Pallett and I am the class teacher in Year 4. I am also lucky enough to be joined by Mrs Sanderson who will be with the class all week. 

Mrs Mears will be in the class during the week to support learning and conducting interventions.

We are an extremely hard working class who also like to have lots of fun with our learning!

Our Learning Updates

Vive La France !

Our theme this term is France. We will be taking a virtual trip across the English Channel to discover the continent of Europe. We will be discovering some fascinating facts about Europe and finding out the names, locations and features of European countries and capitals. Our inquiry focus will be focused on the country of France. In Science, we will be investigating living things and their habitats. We will be learning how living things can be grouped and classified and how different animals are adapted to their environment.
In RE we will begin a unit of work about Islam. We will find out where Islam originated, about special places linked to Islam and about key festivals in Muslim life. We will also learn about symbols in Islam, the Muslim holy book and the main beliefs held by Muslims.

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.

Unbeaten through the local competition, our year four boys travelled to Nottingham to test their ability in a regional tournament. As the only school team to have progressed through to the regionals we knew it was going to be a challenge. All six boys pushed hard throughout the tournament and created several chances only to be denied by the post. They narrowly missed out in their 3rd and final game coming home without a win. All the players and parents involved can hold their heads up high and be proud of their achievement and we looked forward to taking on some of the same teams at next year’s competition.

This week we have been focusing on story writing and have written our own. The theme of our stories was “And then suddenly it went dark..” We enjoyed writing them and we worked really hard on them.


In maths we have been revising addition and subtraction with the column method. We have added and subtracted 5, 6 and 7 digit numbers. For the start of our lessons we have been answered 6 fluency questions followed by a problem solving question and a reasoning question.
We finished our work on addition and subtraction with a fun game working out our costs to take part in flugtag!


We have been looking at animals and putting vertebrates into groups of birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. All of these animals we named have a back bone! These are some of the animals that don’t have a back bone: snake, jellyfish, crabs, octopus, butterflies many more. These are called invertebrates.

How you can help!

Please ensure that your child reads every evening and signs the Link Diary. It is still really important to hear them read regularly. We are hoping that all of the children will know their all of their times tables by July. 5 minutes practice a day is the best approach.

These websites will help to support your child’s learning: 

Facts about France

BBC Clips - Islam

BBC Clips - Animals



Home Learning

Year 4 are given weekly homework that is set on a Friday and handed back in for marking on the following Thursday. 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 Tuesday morning; this will consist of either times tables or number bonds.

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.


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'.


Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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