Hall MeadowPrimary School

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We began our week performing our song about ‘The Little Red Hen’ in our Harvest Festival assembly. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers attending. A huge thank you to everyone for their generous donations. 

We then used this to continue our literacy learning. We have looked at retelling the story with stick puppets, looked at adjectives to describe the hen, and written a letter from the hen to her friends explaining her feelings. 

Charlie the crocodile has helped us this week in Maths. We have learnt that he always eats the greater/bigger/higher number. The children made great progress this week and we even used a secret code to help us master this. 

Jigsaw Jack gave us a very important lesson this week all about actions and consequences. How our behaviour (action) can have either a positive or negative consequence depending on the circumstance. The children had some very interesting opinions on dealing with these. 

We continued to look at capital letters in Grammar. The children showed a good improvement from last week. Especially on the capital letters not often used. 

Our lead photo this week links to our music lesson. Can the children explain what the instruments were used for? 

Excellent spelling scores continued. The children are really focused with this and their home learning is definitely showing. 
They need to start using these accurately in their written work. 

Just a little data regarding home reading logged in home link diaries. It is important to log if your child has read either a school book or any other book. It is also important that the children are heard by an adult. Even only 5mins daily is a massive help as it exposes them to words, they have to use their decoding skills, they can see punctuation and sentences. It also helps to give them a huge confidence boost, ‘I read this book two days ago and struggled a little but today I have read it really well’. Please support us with regular reading. 

Reading recorded in home link diaries for a week period: 

  • 6 times: 2 children 
  • 5 times: 5 children 
  • 4 times: 0 children 
  • 3 times: 4 children 
  • 2 times: 2 children 
  • 1 time: 4 children 
  • Zero: 11 children

Please be aware that data sheets have been sent home last week in a named envelope. Please check in case you haven’t seen it and when completed encourage your child to post it in the red box. We don’t always see them if they are in the book bags. 

There is also sticker in the home link diaries for the week beginning Monday 7th October, asking a question about our blog. Please could you take a moment to look at it. 

Our pickup time is 3.25pm. Please be prompt when collecting your child.

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How you can help!


  • PE days – Monday and Wednesday morning. For information regarding P.E kit please refer to the school website. Please remove earrings for these lessons. Please could the girls ensure that they have a pair of socks in their P.E bags when wearing tights.
  • Homework – due in every Monday.
  • Spellings – tested every Wednesday.
  • 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.

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.


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'.


Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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