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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.


Our Learning Updates

Spring term introduces the theme ‘Food Fabulous Food’.

The children will be reading and learning from the fantastic book, ‘I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato’. Will they be able to help Charlie to persuade Lola to eat her food? This will require the children to use lots of adjectives and persuasive language. 

In PSHE and Science they will learn all about healthy minds and healthy bodies. Geography will focus on foods from around the world and different cultures and customs linked to food. 

In Food Technology the children will learn to make a fruit salad fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar and design a healthy pizza (with a fabulous surprise trip for the children to also enjoy!) 

The food theme continues with the study of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and the creation of some food faces artwork. 

It makes me hungry just thinking about it all!

 


 

A big thank you to everyone that donated fruit and vegetables to enable us to have so much fun last Friday. We had a really lovely day making art pictures out of fruit and vegetables inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We made collages and faces using different fruits and vegetables. We will make a display of this outside our classroom in the corridor. The children then spent the afternoon making fruit salad. They identified the fruit, helped to peel and cut in into smaller pieces.

We had a lovely afternoon this Tuesday in the African Textiles Art Workshop run by Andrew. The children have come home with their creations.

Our ‘Kite eating tree’ journey turned us into storytellers this week. We are writing the beginning, middle and end of our own stories.

Place value continued this week in maths. We are trying to consolidate the children’s understanding of place value and what the digits represent in different formats. Also identifying the operation needed during our flash back consolidation of previous learning.

Sarah visited this week in Roots of Empathy and read us a story all about kindness at playtime.

In Science we looked at why exercise is important to keep our body healthy. Can the children tell you the different reasons why?

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How you can help!

Reminders

  • PE days – Monday and Wednesday morning. For information regarding P.E kit please refer to the school website. Please remove earrings for these lessons. Please could the girls ensure that they have a pair of socks in their P.E bags when wearing tights.
  • Homework – due in every Monday.
  • Spellings – tested every Wednesday.
  • 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.

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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