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First of all before you read this week’s blog, give yourselves a ‘wiggledy waggledy pat on the back’. We have been blown away with all the fruit donations from you all. We had: oranges, apples, bananas, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, melon, passion fruit, dragon fruit, mango, papaya, watermelons (chance for Miss Gilbert and Mrs Hay to reenact 'I carried a watermelon' scene from Dirty Dancing), pineapples, pomelo (this we had to google to find out what it was), pomegranate, strawberries, kiwi, pears, plums, lime, lemon, physalis (I think that was everything!). Mrs Hay even had to pop out at lunchtime to buy some bowls as the cups we had wouldn’t have been big enough! The children really enjoyed working as a team on their coloured tables to help cut the fruit with child friendly knives. 

We started the week with the introduction of our theme ‘Fabulous Food’ and the reading of the Charlie and Lola story ‘I will not ever never eat a tomato’. The children then made up their own plates of food and gave them much more inventive names. We explored adjectives to make our food sound more interesting.



In maths we looked at balancing scales and how to tell if something is heavier or lighter. We took items from within the classroom, predicted which would be heavier/lighter and then weighed them to see if they were correct. Today we looked at pictures of different items and finished the sentences to describe what was happening on the scales. 

On Tuesday the children had a relay Pancake race. There were some attempts at flipping and Kurt even managed to wear one on his head! They had big smiles on their faces during this race. 

Jigsaw Jack helped us to think about ways to keep ourselves healthy. We learnt a new song about this. It goes to the tune of ‘If you’re happy and you know it’, can they remember it? 

RE was also linked to our topic; this was about Judaism and the significance of the Seder Plate. 

World book day gave us an array of wonderful dressing up costumes and we explored the story of The Hungry Caterpillar, ordering the days of the week and the fruit eaten on those days. The children even wrote their own version of the story. 

Now, a bit of a moan. We looked at our reading miles today and along with this linked in our reading lottery tickets (for those children who had recorded home reading of 3 or more times). We were very disappointed to see that 16 children in Demeter had no home reading recorded in the home link diaries. We can’t stress enough how important it is to hear your child read, even just for 5 minutes a day. This exposes them to rich language they can then use in their written work. It enables them to practise their phonics by segmenting and blending. Spotting sounds is a big focus for us at the moment. We want this to be a school/home partnership. Any reading done at home supports your child within the classroom, in the many areas of curriculum learning. 

Show and Tell: The strangest/funniest place they have read a book this week...........if they wish to bring in photo evidence they can, this is not necessary and we will take their word for it! We look forward to all the interesting locations.

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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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