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Welcome to Demeter


Welcome to Demeter

In Demeter we create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take responsibility for their learning, in preparation for the rest of their school journey.  Miss Gilbert will be the class teacher. Mrs Hay provides learning support throughout the whole week and Mr Palmer teaches PE on a Wednesday morning. 

Our Learning Updates

All About Us

In the autumn term, we will be finding out all about ourselves, naming parts of our body and thinking about how we and animals have changed since being babies.  We will be using our new Jigsaw character ‘Jack’ to support our understanding of different feelings and emotions and how they relate to ‘real life’ experiences.

We will have daily phonics to start our morning focusing on using ‘Fred talk’ to read and write words.  In English, we will be reading a number of different books thinking about words that rhyme and retelling the stories that we have read.  We will be working hard on our handwriting and writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will be extending our learning by using adjectives for describing characters and settings.  In Maths we will be focusing on the numbers from 0-20 through the exploration of place value and counting activities.


We had a very special visitor in Demeter on Tuesday. Captain Swinburn came to talk to us all about his job and how he uses maths and reading to help him to fly his aircraft. We were shown a brilliant presentation...... 

How many bottles of fizzy drink (2l) is equivalent to the fuel in a plane? (200 2l bottles are in a normal car) 

How heavy is plane when using a non standard unit like an elephant? How many elephants?.....can the children remember? 

We would like to thank Captain Swinburn for taking the time to present all this information to us and taking the hot seat and answering our questions. The children are coming home with gifts as well. 

On Tuesday morning we became TV hosts and interviewed Bob and other characters in the book. Dexter did a brilliant job as Bob. We have story mapped the story using pictures and time conjunctions. 

In maths it has all been about measuring using non standard units and measuring vocabulary. 

Linking to our recent science, Isla made a spectacular oreo moon phase chart. It must have been such hard work for her and her family to eat all those biscuits! 

It was lovely to see so many grown ups come to our ‘Come and read’ session. 

PE bags will go home tomorrow. Usual reminder about naming and checking of sizes etc. Girls please remember socks! 

Show and tell has produced some lovely things this week and some artwork for our display. We look forward to hearing about your half term for the first show and tell back. 

Have a lovely half term.

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How you can help!


  • PE days – Wednesday morning.   Please remove earrings for these lessons.  The children will need either trainers or plimsolls for outdoor PE until the weather changes and then they will need plimsolls for indoor PE until the weather improves in the summer term. Please could the girls ensure that they have a pair of socks in their P.E bags when wearing tights.
  • Homework – due on Mondays with the first homework being given on Tuesday 11th September 2018 which will be due back on Monday 17th September 2018
  • Spellings – tests will take place every Thursday with the first test being on Thursday 20th September 2018.
  • Please have your book bag in school every day and please make sure your keep your planner and reading books in the clear plastic wallet provided.
  • A reminder that the class page is updated weekly on the school website.

Web links to you to use at home with your child

Home Learning

Here are some activities you can do at home:

  • Read every day
  • Practise reading and spelling the year 1 common exception words (these will be provided for you)
  • Practise your spellings for your spelling test
  • Spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs and trigraphs?
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Learn your number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Practise telling the time
  • Colouring books to improve fine motor skills
  • Ask your child to retell something they did at school
  • Practise using scissors to cut out shapes

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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