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Continuing with our focus on the book ‘Three Friends Together’ we have explored how one of the characters, Wally the Whale, was feeling in the story. We have looked closely at the format of letters and what is important to remember when writing them. This has helped us with our letters today where we wrote to Jigsaw Jack to tell him how Wally felt.

It has been all about the number 14 this week. The children are growing more confident each week with applying their knowledge of place value using tens frames, the tally chart confidence has grown massively. We even partitioned using a cherry model and writing equations. Ask your child if they can show you. We are hoping they can continue to use this to show systematic working. Today, we looked at different ways to show the number 14. I think the children amazed themselves with how many ways they know.....can they tell you?

Music this week focused on volume and pitch.

The children really enjoyed our science on Tuesday. We had a chance to explore our 5 senses by travelling around different tables with each one focusing on one sense. For hearing we used different parts of our bodies to make sounds with our partner guessing. For sight we tried to spot Wally and different characters in different pictures from Where’s Wally books. Smell took us on a journey from smelling different things in covered cups and also smelling and tasting crisps. We are very intrigued to go and smell a sauce from Macdonalds as a few children mentioned this when smelling one of the pots. With taste we had two different flavoured waters and challenged ourselves to try and guess the flavours. Finally touch took us to a box where we had to use our hands to feel and guess what was inside. Even Miss Gilbert didn’t know what everything was in there. They worked with a partner to record their findings.

In Geography we have been looking at and comparing Kettering and Edinburgh. We also looked at a map of the United Kingdom and found some different places and identified where Kettering was.

The children wanted to tell you what they have enjoyed this week:

Amelia – number lines and number sentences
David – using a cherry model in maths
Kurt – science afternoon especially the ‘taste’ section
Teagan – number square
Izzy and Caitlin – enjoyed writing letters and the story helped us
Harrison – reading the story of ‘Three friends together’
Dexter – learning about the number 14
Georgia – dancing during music using different instruments to a sound like your heartbeat
Harper – Jigsaw Jack and learning about actions and consequences
Tahli – Freddie frog helping us in phonics

Show and tell: Linking to geography, what difference places in this country, have the children in Demeter visited?

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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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Hall Meadow Primary School

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

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