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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


 

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.

Alongside our on-going Roman topic Athena had a sporting theme this week. Some of the class represented Hall Meadow in the rugby ‘megafest’ and impressed us with their enthusiasm and determination and some of the class cheered on England at the rugby world cup during Thursday lunchtime – they particularly enjoyed the big tackles!

We all had the opportunity to develop or hone our footballing skills with Harry from West Bromwich Albion football club. A really fun session and we managed to dodge the constant showers that we experienced last week.

In maths, we have continued to focus on place value and we integrated some history when we looked at Roman numerals. We have continued to read our class text – Roman Rescue – and we having been looking closely at the vocabulary being used and using clues from the text and our imaginations to create a map of the hidden secret room that the children discovered!

We had great fun on Friday afternoon using the ‘beebot’ car and the simple programming language ‘logo’ to move our turtle around the screen.

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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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