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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

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!

 


 

First of all we want to say a huge thank you to all the parents and family members who attended our Nativity Christmas concert. The children did brilliantly considering we have had so much illness over the last two weeks. They showed nerves of steel as they performed both of our songs and we hope you enjoyed watching it. Team Demeter even got to wear santa hats! 

This week we have had a focus on Design Technology. We have looked at different mechanisms that have been incorporated into different traditional tales. We had a slider for The Gingerbread Man, a lever and pivot for Jack and the Beanstalk and finally we had a wheel for Little Red Riding Hood. We look forward to seeing what the children do when they design their own. 

The children’s journey has started with our ‘Roots of Empathy’. We had our first visit from Beth and little Isla last week. They children had an opportunity to observe her behaviour and refer to their predictions of what they thought she could and could not do. This week Sarah read a story about a mummy whose lap was big enough for everyone and talked about last weeks visit. 

The children have had their flu spray this morning. Lots of stickers given out as they were very brave. 

A reminder that the last homework of this year is due in on Monday. It would be lovely to see a full house of homework books, as we haven’t had everyone’s in on time since we started homework in September. 

The reading lottery was a little disappointing this week. We had one table of 6 children where only one child had recorded reading in their home link diary. Three weeks ago 16 lottery tickets were written, two weeks ago 11 tickets were handed out. Only 6 tickets were written this week. We have had some children where we have had dialogue with parents about reading and they have picked this up at home and it has really shown in their writing, phonics and guided reading. You might not think that as little as 5 minutes reading daily makes a difference. It does. We really need your support over the Christmas holidays to make sure this doesn’t slip. The children are keeping their guided reading book over the holidays so when we hear them read on return in the New Year, we should hear a difference in their confidence and fluency. 

Everyone looked great today in their mufti clothes and thank you for your support for such a wonderful charity. 

Last week we had an exciting WOW day with our PJ day. We listened to David Walliams read a story to us, ‘The bear who went boo!’, which we then had a go at retelling. We snuggled under blankets and shared our books we brought from home. 

PE bags will be sent home next week after our last session of the year. Please ensure that names and sizes are checked and that children have the correct uniform as per our policy. Please remember these for our first day back as we will have PE on that Monday morning.

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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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