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In both literacy and maths this week we have looked at sequencing. We have sequenced the different parts of the text of ‘Tom and the dinosaurs’, the story of the Three Little Pigs, activities in the morning, afternoon, evening and night and things we do at home like brushing our teeth, making a sandwich and making a snowman. Alongside this we have looked at time conjunctions and when to use them accurately. 

Today and yesterday we have written some amazing sentences from a selection of pictures from the book. Yesterday we used similes, adjectives, personification, and different punctuation. Miss Gilbert then marked this and gave each child an objective for today. Some children had objectives set to use a variety of openers, alliteration, and punctuation, to form a clearly written sentences. 

On Tuesday we had a fantastic ‘Dinosaur Day’ started by Ms Pallet in the morning. We had a 5 table carousel of activities. These included making dinosaur feet, fossils out of clay, artists sketching dinosaurs, putting together parts of dinosaurs like palaeontologists and triceratops masks. We even went outside and scavenged for natural resources to make a huge dinosaur made from twigs, leaves, pine cones, cut grass etc. 

Mr Palmer pushed our singing ability on Wednesday. The children sang a dinosaur song to the tune of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’. It was very tricky not to start singing the twinkle twinkle song. Adding actions helped us to focus on the different words. 

We were treated to an assembly by Mr Hickman on Wednesday. This showcased pupils from our school and our class who play instruments. We were very proud of Kurt who overcame his worries and fears about performing and amazed us with his guitar playing. Well done everyone. 

We have had a few instances within our class of children being unkind to each other and Jigsaw Jack spent a long time helping us to understand expected and unexpected behaviours. We reinforced the expectations of our code of conduct and what to do if anything unkind happens or if we see unkind actions happening to others. Please support us in this by having a chat with your child about looking after themselves and others whilst at school. 

We have spent this afternoon creating giant dinosaur feet and estimating how many of our feet will fit inside it. We are continuing with this next week. 

We are starting to receive some lovely items for our class hamper. Any donations are very much appreciated and thank you to those that have already contributed.

 

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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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