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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

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


As it has been National Poetry Week we have listened to some poems by Michael Rosen. Today we have had a go at writing our own, guided by Simon Mole. Wow they did brilliantly! Especially as this was aimed at KS2. Well done everyone! We also did some alphabet and capital letter work in our grammar lesson. 

In maths we have been focusing on one less and looking at different vocabulary like ‘few’ and ‘fewer’. We also revisited one more. The children have coped well switching between the two and using a number line accurately to support them. 

Super results with Demeter class’s first spelling test. So many had a go at the challenge as well, great work! The computer nearly exploded with all the dojos being given out! Next week’s have been handed out but someone had dropped theirs. If your child doesn’t have a sheet please see one of us for a spare. 

There have been a few issues with Phonics Hero that I have addressed with the account manager I deal with. Hopefully they have now been resolved. Please let me know if you are still experiencing any issues. If you have, please try deleting and reinstalling as the issue may have been corrected with whatever she did to resolve my query. The children are really enjoying it and some have had a chance to use it in class. 

We used watercolours in Art this week to continue our mark making exploration. 

Thank you for all the donations for harvest festival. The children have enjoyed taking them down to the hall to put with the rest of the school’s donations. 

In Jigsaw Jack we were all rewarded with a certificate saying why Miss Gilbert was proud of us.  

In music we have put actions and sounds to ‘Old Macdonald’. The children had great fun and gave a brilliant performance. I’m sure they would be happy to show you at home. 

It is lovely to see the reading that is done at home by some of the children. Please remember to record every time you hear your child read in the home link diary. It is important for children to read and be heard to read by an adult daily. It helps to support them with their segmenting, blending and recognition of tricky words. 

We still have some girls without socks in their PE bags for days that they are wearing tights. Please make sure they have a pair to put in their bag as we don’t have many spare. 

Well done to all of those in Demeter who have been pounding the streets to earn their ‘beat the street’ points. Miss Gilbert, Mrs Hay and Miss Watson have also been joining in. 

We have some book bags with quite a large selection of key rings. Please could the bags be limited to a small keyring to enable the bags to fit in the drawers. Some of the keyrings are quite large.

Choose a Langauge

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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