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It has been show week here at Hall Meadow. We really enjoyed showing our Nativity to all the grown ups this week. The children were all superstars. We hope you enjoyed seeing all their hard work come together in our performances.

The pantomime came to us today and it was fantastic!! Sleeping Beauty was brought to life in our school hall. We booed at Maleficent, laughed at Silly Billy and Faceache. We saw Eric become Prince Eric and waken up Aurora after she fell asleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel. We even saw Mr Palmer and Mrs Coles dancing with the cast. Next stop Strictly come Dancing for those two!! We munched on ice creams and ice poles supplied by PACT – thank you.

We have made some fantastic DT products this week after linking up with traditional fairy tales. We have looked at mechanisms, pivot points, levers and sliders. The children followed instructions and made the character chase the Gingerbread Man and Jack climb the beanstalk. Thank you to the children who have brought in books with examples of these in. We enjoyed looking at them alongside our learning.



No spellings now until we return after new year. Please help your child to learn them when they get them. It is important so that they practise and use their phonic knowledge and can recognise them by sight as well as spell them. We are seeing some consistently low results and children are saying they aren’t practising them. The spellings give children the confidence to rely on and use their ‘Fred talk’. It helps them hugely with their independent writing as they will be more willing to have a go at unfamiliar words and increase their vocabulary.

Just a reminder for everyone to check that jumpers and cardigans are named. Could you also check that your child has the correct jumper? We have a missing one and it is named. We also have a selection in class unnamed if you are missing one.

PE kits will be sent home on Wednesday as we will still have PE on that morning.

No show and tell next week as we break up on Wednesday and there will be no blog, so may we take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely relaxing holiday and look forward to working with you all next year.

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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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