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Welcome to Demeter

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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

I Spy

In the autumn term, we will be finding out all about ourselves, naming parts of our body and thinking about how we and animals have changed since being babies. We will be using our new Jigsaw character ‘Jack’ to support our understanding of different feelings and emotions and how they relate to ‘real life’ experiences.

We will have daily phonics to start our morning focusing on using ‘Fred talk’ to read and write words. In English, we will be reading a number of different books thinking about words that rhyme and retelling the stories that we have read. We will be working hard on our handwriting and writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will be extending our learning by using adjectives for describing characters and settings. In Maths we will be focusing on the numbers from 0-20 through the exploration of place value and counting and sorting activities


 

Our literacy focus this week has been the text ‘Three Friends Together’. It was about three characters and looking at their feelings as the story unfolded. We looked at making predictions of what we thought would happen, how they felt at certain points, with some children taking part in ‘hot seating’. We will finish the week by trying to sequence the story. In Grammar we looked at the importance of capital letters and when they are used. We had some pictures of different animals that we had to give pet names to, making sure they had a capital letter. 

In maths we have been looking at ‘1 more than’ a given number. We have used a number line to help us and the children have looked at numbers up to 20. With some children being secure with higher numbers. 

In Geography we looked at ‘addresses’. Some children were able to tell us parts of or even their whole address. If you could help us by letting the children look at the post when it is delivered to you, to show and see how the address helps to get the letters to your house, that would be appreciated. Maybe they would like to send a postcard or letter to a member of the family to see how an address is important. We also looked at how knowing our address helps to keep us safe. We also created a pictogram about how we travel to school. 

Our Art experience continued with exploring mark making. This time they had to work with a partner to take their pencils for a walk to make different lines. 

Some children found Jigsaw Jack challenging this week. They had to work with their table to sort some pictures, good and not so good learning environments, into two groups. It involved discussion, listening to others opinions, expressing your opinion and agreeing where to group the pictures. 

Our new general studies lesson today was all about making a rain gauge. Thank you so much for all the bottle donations, we are amazed how well word of mouth worked, as we hadn’t put a shout out for them. Great work Demeter children! The children have drawn a scale on the side of the bottle. Please put the gauge in a place where it can easily catch rain water. We look forward to comparing the results next Friday (not that we wish lots of rain but it will help us with our learning….sorry!) 

All children have visited the school library and chosen a book. Please keep these safe and we will let you know when the return date is. 

It was lovely to see those of you that attended our Induction meeting. The booklets discussed will be sent out next week. 
Logins for Phonics Hero have been received and your child has a letter in their book bag explaining how you can access it along with login details. Please keep this safe, it might be a good idea to transfer the information into the front of the home link diary in case it gets lost. You should get an option to do an assessment. I would suggest you do this and try and let your child be as independent as possible to keep the entry level accurate. We will be using this at school if you are unable to access it at home. If you have any questions please ask and we will try and help you. The children are so excited. 

Thank you for all the lovely donations for our cake sale. We will keep you informed on what the children wish to spend it on. 

A reminder that all children need to hand in their homework on Monday. The spelling sheet has been given out and this will be tested on Wednesday. Please ensure your child is secure on the core spellings before moving to the challenge. All children are expected to do the core, the challenge is optional if you feel your child is able to learn them. 

A polite reminder that our school day ends at 3.25pm in Demeter. Please be prompt picking up your children.

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How you can help!

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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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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