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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!



Our cover photo is a clue as to what has been our lead text this week……..can the children explain who the characters are and what they are doing? We have had great fun exploring the added arrivals of the hedge and how they solved a very important problem. We have looked at the setting, learnt all about hedgehogs and designed our own posters about hedgehogs. 

A big thank you to Mrs Graham, Mrs Snow and Mrs Clarke for contributing to our request for leaves on last weeks blog. This has enabled the children to complete some artwork this afternoon based around our prickly character in our story this week. 

We have done some showing off work in maths and literacy to see how the children are doing in readiness for discussion at parents evening. Please make sure you have made a note of your appointment day and time. The timetable will go up in our window at the beginning of next term if you have forgotten. Please make sure you let us know if there is a problem with attending. 

In maths we revisited our part, part, whole knowledge. Practising number bonds to 10 would really support your child with being able to recall bonds quickly and out of order. 

Our local PCSO, Mick, has been in to assembly to speak to us about the important safety aspects regarding fireworks and if the children go trick and treating. 

No homework or spellings have been set over half term. These will be given out in the first week back. A reminder that all homework needs to be handed in on Mondays, it will be handed back on the Tuesday. Spellings are tested on Wednesdays. Pending marking and giving out this may either be on the Wednesday or the Thursday. 

We would really appreciate it if the children could keep up with regular reading over half term. The exposure to tricky words, different vocabulary, needing to segment and blend, coming across unfamiliar words and hearing explanations is so important. Please record in the diaries.  

PE bags have been sent home for washing, size checking and name checking. A reminder that girls need a pair of socks in their bags, this is in case they wear tights on PE days. 

A reminder that sponsorship forms and money need to be returned to school tomorrow (Friday 25th October). It is also mufti day tomorrow with donations towards our Festive Fun night as per parentmail already sent out. 

Have a restful half term, we will be recharging our batteries and it has been a long first term!

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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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