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Today we wore odd socks to help bring awareness for World Down Syndrome Day. We have spent some time this afternoon discussing the relevance of this. 

Literacy this week has focused around a picture titled ‘The kite eating tree’. The children made verbal predictions about what they thought had happened, why the characters were doing what they were doing, what they could be saying. We then wrote out some ideas in speech bubbles. We answered questions based on who, what, where, when, why and how. Today we started to write our own stories based on the picture. 

In maths we have focused on counting forwards and backwards to 50. We had some bananas but some numbers were missing, so we had to use a number line to find out what the missing number was. Some children found this a little tricky. It would be great if you get a chance to practise counting forwards and backwards in 10’s. 

With Mr Palmer for PE, the children played tag rugby. This was the second time they’ve had a go at this and have really enjoyed it. 

We have some very determined children in Demeter who want to get their names on lottery tickets for reading 3 or more times during the week. It is lovely to hear in the mornings the excitement that they have read and they know how many more times they need to for a ticket. Keep up the reading!!! 

We are very excited for the Art Exhibition next Monday (25th March) from 3.25pm to 5pm. The children worked extremely hard on their art work based on our food theme. Mrs Donald has also worked hard to organise this for us. We hope you will have a special spot in mind to hang the works of art! The children have all received personalised invitations today. 

On Saturday afternoon we are holding a Zumbathon from 2pm-4pm to raise funds for a school defibrillator. Mrs Hay will be there. Mrs Meeks will be leading the Zumba, so come on down and strut your stuff! It is a family event so the more the merrier. See posters around the school for more details. 

Show and tell we are linking to food from around the world. Any countries flags that links to their favourite fruit or vegetables, do they know where food comes from? How it gets here? Do they help to grow their own food at home or an allotment?

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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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