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Welcome to Demeter


Welcome to Demeter

In Demeter we create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take responsibility for their learning, in preparation for the rest of their school journey. Miss Gilbert will be the class teacher. Mrs Hay provides learning support throughout the whole week.

Our Learning Updates

Spring term introduces the theme ‘Food Fabulous Food’.

The children will be reading and learning from the fantastic book, ‘I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato’. Will they be able to help Charlie to persuade Lola to eat her food? This will require the children to use lots of adjectives and persuasive language. 

In PSHE and Science they will learn all about healthy minds and healthy bodies. Geography will focus on foods from around the world and different cultures and customs linked to food. 

In Food Technology the children will learn to make a fruit salad fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar and design a healthy pizza (with a fabulous surprise trip for the children to also enjoy!) 

The food theme continues with the study of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and the creation of some food faces artwork. 

It makes me hungry just thinking about it all!



Welcome back from the holiday break, thank you again for our lovely cards and gifts. 

We started on Tuesday with an introduction to our term theme, ‘Up, up and away!’. The children spent the morning watching the film ‘UP’ and it prompted lots of lovely discussion, even about things we hadn’t anticipated. We then designed our own hot air balloon and wrote about why we chose that design and where we would like go in it. 

On Wednesday we had an impromptu CEW spelling test to see how the children are with these words and which ones they are still unfamiliar with. In the afternoon we had a visit from Sarah who spoke and discussed with the children why babies cry and how they can be soothed. We look forward to hearing about Beth’s techniques next week. The children are very excited to see baby Isla again and if she has changed since her last visit. 

Today we caught up with the guided reading groups. It has been lovely to see some of the children have kept up with their reading over the holiday break. We had a fantastic afternoon, surprising the children with an re-enactment of the house from the film ‘UP’. We will let them explain what happened. We also started our terms project, again can the children tell you about it? 

We had a number of girls who didn’t have socks in their PE kits for when they are wearing tights, please could you put in a pair of plain socks for them by Monday. Mr C was able to run PE on Wednesday bare foot but next week they will need to be wearing footwear. We don’t have enough spares. 

Thank you to Mrs Graham for bringing in some newspaper as requested on our last blog. 

Could we ask for any washed out/cleaned 4pt milk cartons for another science experiment in the next few weeks……….thank you.

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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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