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Welcome to Athena

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This year you will find Mrs Sanderson in Athena Class on Monday and Ms Pallett from Tuesday to Friday.  In Athena will aim to continue the children's journey into independence and self-motivation. This year, we will be focusing on our three R's (Respect, Responsibility and Reflection) and these will be interwoven into all we do. We will also be revisiting our code of conduct.


Our topic this half term is called 'Gladiator'. This Romans unit focus on the impact the Roman Empire had on life in Britain. We will learn about the spread of the Roman empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. We will also look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building of Roman roads and bathhouses. A lesson on gods and Roman religion will help the children to understand more about the culture and beliefs of Roman people. 

Our science will focus on living things and their habitats


 

This week a number of the year 4's have written the blog.

RE 

In RE, we have been looking at the festival Divali. We watched a video of how Hindus prepare for Divali, cook lots of delicious foods and set up lights to welcome Lakshmi into their homes. The also make rangoli patterns and we’ve been making our own too. Outside in the playground we used different coloured different chalks to create our own rangoli patterns. (written by Jenessa) 

Maths 

In maths, we have been looking at negative numbers by counting through zero, for example: -1, -2 -3. We also worked out how to add on from negative numbers and how to subtract. (written by Maisie) 

English 

As part of our English, we were writing a poem about a special or very memorable time. We had an online lesson to teach us how to write brilliant poetry. The person that taught us was called Simon Mole, who is a famous poet – you might have heard some of his poems! (written by Darcey) 

PE 

This week in physical education we were playing badminton and netball. In badminton, we were practising skills and hitting the shuttlecock. In netball, we played a match and practiced passing. (written by Sam) 

General 

As part of our harvest festival assembly some children got to read some of their poems that they wrote.  

We also got to watch a live BBC lesson about Wellbeing and Growth mindset. (written by Emily)

In English this week, we have looked at poetry as it was National Poetry Day on Thursday 3rd October. We primarily looked at poems by Christina Rossetti and we had a go and writing our own poems in the style of “What is Pink?” We wrote some lovely poems but discovered that writing rhyming couplets is very tricky! On Friday, we used lots of different stimuli to write our autumn and harvest themed poems for our Harvest assembly.  

Our exploration of place value continues in maths and we have been ordering and comparing 4-digit numbers. A big thank you for your on-going support with our maths marathon – lots of children are making steady progress with their multiplication tables. 

Science was exciting, if rather yucky, as we looked at the process that our food goes through as it enters and leaves our bodies! In PE, we have continued to work on our attacking and defending skills in the context of tag rugby.

Lots of us are excellent at grabbing the tags – we now need to remember that the ball can only be passed backwards.

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How you can help!

Homework will be handed in on a Tuesday and usually marked and sent back on the Wednesday. 

Spellings will be given out at the beginning of a half term and tested each Friday. 

Please can the children make sure that they have their reading books in their bag everyday. Your child will have an independent reading book closely matched to their independent reading level but they are also able to choose a library book or a free choice book from school or bring in a book from home.

 

Home Learning

MyMaths - lots of maths games and homework activities. 

Squeebles - maths app (ipad)

Maths Frame - multiplication games

Homework Help - The Romans

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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