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Welcome to Demeter

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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. 


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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 have practised our ordering skills and using time conjunctions in literacy this week, linked to the story of The Little Red Hen. Today the children wrote instructions on how to make bread for their hot write based on the story. 

We introduced ourselves to the number 16 this week and again the children were independently able to show lots of different ways to show this. We will now work on how to present our workings neatly. 

On Wednesday we held our school councillor elections and each class took it in turns to cast our votes. We have been so impressed with the children who have decided to represent the school and our class, the speeches have been amazing. 


In music we used the skills we looked at last week and put them to practise. We watched the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and choose an instrument. We then had to decide what part of the story it best suited and then when we watched in again we all played our instruments in the chosen part. The children showed good understanding with this. 

This week we have been reflecting on our learning this term and writing up some evaluation sheets. The children have been very helpful to Miss Gilbert for remembering things we have learnt in Geography and RE. 

Thank you to parents and carers who came to our Come and Read session today. 

PE bags have gone home to be washed ready for next term. Please remember warm clothing and socks for all girls in case they wear tights. Also suitable footwear and check if names still clear. 

All children will have their reading books over half term and we would love to see lots of reading recorded in their home link diaries.  

Phonic sounds we have recapped and learnt this term are: ll, zz, ff, ss, ck, qu, ng, nk, ch, sh, th, ai, igh and ee. 

Next terms homework will be given out when we return on Tuesday 30th October and spellings will be given out on Thursday 1st November. We may do a little high frequency word test on the first Thursday back. 

Show and tell will be about all the exciting things we have done over half term. We hope you have a restful break and come back refreshed for Mrs Hay’s favourite term! 

We look forward to seeing you all for your parent consultation appointments. The slips were given to the children yesterday (Wednesday). Please remember to put it in your diary and inform the school if for any reason you are unable to attend on Monday 29th October.

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Reminders

  • 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.

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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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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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