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A shorter week on return after half term but we have managed to pack it full of learning.

In literacy we started off with a cold write on using adjectives in our sentences describing a character. We have extended this by describing and writing sentences on settings. We have read ‘Where’s my teddy’ and naughty Demeter Bear took himself and his friend, on a little adventure in the school. Luckily we found him in the hall.

Our number in maths has been 17. As well as our usual showing off about how many different ways we can show this number we have focused on our presentation. We also used a Hungry Helper today and looked at more and less and explaining our answers. We have showed accuracy in counting our apples out and feeding them to the Hungry Helper. We used a variety of resources to help us to find out and justify our reasoning as to why it was more or less than 17, and also how we found out the difference.

The children enjoyed their football session outside on Wednesday. They practised lots of skills like penguin feet, speed bumps and window wipers!

We have begun to play games that are played and used to be played in playgrounds. This week we learnt about Duck, Duck, Goose and how it originated from Sweden. The children all enjoyed this and we hope they will start to take these games out into the playground at school.

Please could children bring in a toy (a manageable size) for our history on Thursday. We are looking at toys from the past. If you have anything that is precious and you are happy for us to look at it, please hand it to a grown up and we will put it somewhere safe.

A reminder that it is important for all girls to have a pair of socks for their PE bags as we don’t have a lot of spare in class. This is if they wear tights and need socks for that session.

We have started to look at and describe different materials in science. The children were able to come up with some fantastic describing words and recognise a variety of materials.

Homework sheets have all been given out and spellings for next week are with the children today.

Thank you to everyone for coming to the parent consultations. It was lovely to meet those of you we haven’t had a chance to properly meet and apologies for those that were kept waiting. Thank you for your patience.

Show and tell is about ‘what things are made of’ linking to our science this week.

Things we have enjoyed:

Amelia – learning about the number 17
Teagan and Alyssa – finding Demeter Bear
Abby – making the number 17 with objects
Ayesha and Harper – listening for the number 17
Kurt – liked naming materials
Harrison and Georgia – liked doing the football sessions
Ruby – learning with Jigsaw Jack

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How you can help!

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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