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Our week began with some measuring in Maths. The children used standard and non standard units to measure pictures of dinosaurs and we looked carefully at accuracy. 

We then un-expectantly received a letter from Miss Pallett! She asked for our help as she had gone for a walk and discovered on the ground what she thought looked like dinosaur footprints. She asked Demeter for some advice. We wrote back to her and delivered the envelope to her with Freya and Matthews help. 

We have also looked at instructions. We read ‘How to grow a dinosaur’ and then wrote our own instructions today. 
We have had a big focus this week on days of the week, months of the year and using a calendar. We have been ordering, chanting and recognising when their birthdays are. 

We looked at the story of David and Goliath and discussed the question ‘does big mean better?’ 

There was lots of excitement on Wednesday when we looked closely at the different theories around the extinction of the dinosaurs. We tried to replicate the four theories and it went with a bang with a volcanic explosion!! Can the children remember what the four theories were we looked at? We also produced a poster explaining which one they thought resulted in the dinosaurs dying out. Mr Blight even visited us to see our learning. 

The children composed their own music to their own dinosaur stories in music with Mr Palmer. They replicated stomping, leaves rustling etc with various instruments and then showcased their work to the rest of the class.  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the hamper. Mrs Davidson and her PACT team have done a wonderful job in presenting them in a lovely hamper. I wonder who will win ours? Make sure you purchase raffle tickets to be in with a chance. 

Reading books will be collected in over the course of next week. Please ensure your child has both their reading books with them. We also have a few children who still need to return their school library books for Mrs Greasley to check off. If we could have them back by the beginning of next week that will be very much appreciated. 

The children are very excited to be visiting their new class this Friday afternoon. 

A reminder that all homework inquiry projects need to be in on Monday for the children to do their presentations. We are looking forward to seeing the end results. Our weekly updates have been very interesting.

 

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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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