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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.


Well, this is it, our final blog for the 2018-2019 school year. First of all a huge thank you for the lovely cards and gifts we have received. We are looking forward to see the children continue to flourish in Year 2. 

Top tips: continue to read and ask your child questions to support their comprehension skills. Revisit the splat square to continue to secure their place value and speed at finding a given number, any opportunities for them to use money to pay for items and maybe look at change given. Have lots of fun! 

Our photo is of our finished jelly fossil. We had great fun making this and seeing the layers develop each time. The children have really enjoyed exploring our dinosaur topic. 

It was lovely to finish the week with seeing the children’s completed inquiry projects. There was such a vast range of subjects and some very inventive ways to present them. Thank you for your support in helping the children produce their presentations, and make some of the fantastic models we have seen. 

All reading books have been taken in. If you do find any unreturned books please return them in September. We also have a few school library books outstanding. 

All medication has been given back to parents and carers that we hold in our cupboard. It is your responsibility to make sure, if your child still needs it, that it is returned in the new school year. 

We wish you a restful and relaxing summer break.

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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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