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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 blog this week is a bit of an update from the previous two weeks. As you will know from information around the school, we are having some technical issues. 

We had our exciting visit from James Dasaolu, and some children had their photos taken with him, some got signed photos, everyone got a sticker, for their fantastic sponsorship contributions. Well done! 

Last Friday was our combined Children in Need and Anti Bullying day. It was so lovely to see all the children dressed in their Pudsey clothes, ears and odd socks. See our class photo for the lovely array of odd socks in Demeter. Thank you so much for all your generous donations to such a worthy cause. 

Our work with Bob Robber has continued. The children produced some wanted posters that Mr Blight came to look at. We have drawn a picture of our favourite part of the story. We have acted out being Jane and Bob. Can the children tell you the story? 

In maths we have worked hard with our cherry models, and trying to use them to turn them into number sentences using the models accurately. 

Mr C surprised us on Friday by announcing Demeter class were the first recipients of Premier Sports ‘Class of the week’. All of us were very proud of the children as it was a true team effort. The trophy has been displayed in our curiosity cube this week. 

We have been perfecting our sentence work in our Grammar lessons. Some of us are even adding in amazing alliteration! 

Lots of reading to be seen in the home link diaries…….daily would be fantastic. It has been really noticeable that some of the children have improved their fluency and that is exactly what we are looking for. Thank you to those parents who have increased their weekly reads. It does help. 

On Monday we would like the children to bring in a toy from home to aid us in our history topic of toys. Obviously we would stress a sensible size please and labelled if necessary. 

Please check all clothing is clearly named including outerwear. We have had some clothing where the name is not recognisable.

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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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