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A big Happy New Year from all at Hall Meadow. The children came back happy and ready to learn (well most of them did!).

We started the day with a cold write all about Father Christmas. We used lots of adjectives to describe his appearance and had several suggestions as to how old he is.

It has been lovely to listen to all their Christmas news. It sounds like a fabulous time was had by all.

In Maths we revisited place value and counting. It would be great if the children could practice finding one more and one less from a given number at home.

This afternoon in P4C we considered what makes us happy and if we would like to wear a ‘Happiness Helmet’ for the rest of our life. This proved to be very interesting with some thoughtful responses.

A reminder that all PE bags need to be in school by next Wednesday. Please could girls ensure that they have a spare pair of socks in their PE bag if needed.

Homework and spellings will be given out next week – this will be on Tuesday for both of them - to be handed in and tested on the following Monday.

Show and tell will be all about books – did Father Christmas bring any new books? We are looking forward to hearing about all any books they have read over Christmas. What did they enjoy and why?

We start a new theme for our learning next week – Up, up and away. We plan do to lots of exciting learning linked to space and flight. In our DT lesson we will be using lots of newspapers and we would be grateful for any newspaper donations.

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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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