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Sorry for no blog last week, we ran out of time! 

The children were busy doing lots of showing off assessment work so not too much to report from that week. 

This week the children having been concentrating on building up their sentence skills, we are hoping by doing lots of this type of work they will transfer these skills in to their longer length written work. The stimulus has been a short film called ‘Lighthouse’. 

In maths we have looked at our positional skills, with cementing our ‘left’ and ‘right’ knowledge, and ‘clockwise’ and ‘anti clockwise’ movements. While doing this we have also learnt about ‘quarter turns’ in either direction. Lots of practical work practising this. 

All of the sunflowers have gone home. Unfortunately some haven’t grown after 3 attempts! We look forward to seeing some of your green finger skills with whose can grow the tallest. We have already seen some pictures of Freya’s and Abby’s plants. 

In RE we looked at the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. We looked at different feelings throughout the story and tried to relate it to things we have felt. What different feelings did we look at? 

We have ended our ‘Sun, Sea and Sand’ theme today with some ‘welly wanging’ to link in with our RNLI work. We looked at the equipment and clothing that were worn by the crew hence the welly wanging! We also had a seaside afternoon with lots of different activities. Which one did your child enjoy the most and why? 

Congratulations to Izzy for being the first member in Demeter class to earn her gold badge. Dojos are given out for various reasons; homework and spellings are good ways to earn them. 



Please over the half term continue reading with your child. We have the phonics screening soon after returning and the children need to continue practising spotting sounds and blending. Also the alien word sheet will help along with the reading. There are also lots of activities available on line along with the phonics hero account. I have included with this blog a copy of the ‘reading miles’ results from the previous terms. Down the side is the colour groups i.e. R = red, and the circled ones are the winners from that week.  
PE bags have all gone home; please do the usual name checks and size checks. 

Water bottles for all children are very important for next term as the weather will (hopefully) be hot, please make sure it is named and a clear bottle. 
Show and tell - the children have really enjoyed it and we have had some fabulous collections of items from home. Great letter hunting going on! Next term we will be sharing our weekly project updates. The children are able to choose anything to create a project about and present in a creative way. More information to follow about this later. The first week back the children can share their half term activities. 

Something that came up today while we were doing a special illustrating job, was the number of children who didn’t know their surname or how to spell it. Maybe this is something that can be addressed over half term? 

Have a fabulous and safe half-term.

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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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