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This week has been all about algorithms in Literacy. We have sorted pictures of brushing teeth in the order that it is done. We have made a potato man by following the picture accurately even though we had a lot of choice of accessories and different colour hats, shoes, and eyes. The children did this brilliantly. Today Miss Gilbert demonstrated the importance of making sure instructions were clear when we helped her to change into her sparkly shoes. We also had a special visitor of Gilbert the Robot. We had to help her to get to our curiosity box at the back of the classroom, without bumping into tables and treading on children! The children learnt the importance of specifying directions of travel i.e left, right, forwards. 

Maths has involved ordering objects and numbers. Finding the greatest number and the least. Today we have looked at ordinal numbers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. With the children having to colour in specified animals on our worksheet. 

We had a brilliant art lesson. We practised drawing our self portraits, using a mirror to see what we look like. Then, after Mrs Hay had chopped our heads in half (the children will explain) we drew the other half of our faces. This has become one of the displays in the corridor.  

Jigsaw Jack helped up to remember our class rules by acting them out in groups to the class. In order to get into groups, the children had to find the other sections of the 6 piece jigsaw puzzle, to make a complete one. What a great job they did. 

Lots of letter language in Grammar this week. Where the children matched the acorn hats to the acorn to match the lower and upper case letters. Lovely to hear lots of accurate language and fantastic teamwork. 

In science we sorted groups of animals into Venn diagrams.  
Geography involved a virtual visit to Edinburgh with Barnaby Bear. The children then looked at the similarities and differences between Edinburgh and Kettering. Can the tell you about the volcano? 

Phonics Hero seems to be working really well. Did you know you can monitor your child’s progress via the reporting section? If the number is green that means the child is doing really well, orange means doing well but could maybe revisit. Red is not secure and could need a little support to complete task accurately.  

Please could we put out a request for some autumn leaves (preferably dry) to be into class by Tuesday 22nd October.

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Reminders

  • 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.

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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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