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Welcome to Iris

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This year, in Iris Class, the Class Teacher is Mrs Dickens. Mrs Coles, who is a Higher Level Learning Support Assistant, will be working alongside. We are also really lucky to have additional adults in Iris class during the week including Mr Palmer, our Sports Coach, and Miss Greener, our Partner Teacher. In Iris Class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is fun, creative and has lots of cross-curricular links. We work really hard to increase our independence skills including developing a really positive approach towards our learning as well as asking lots of questions.  Whilst in the first year at school we aim to equip the children with the skills and attitudes they will need to be effective learners for the rest of their time at school.

Growing and Changing

In Iris Class our theme for this term is all about ‘Growing and Changing.’ Learning will include investigating insects and mini-beasts, describing, sorting and naming them, as well as, finding out about the life-cycles of the frog and the life-cycle of a butterfly. Hopefully we will have our own caterpillars to observe, seeing how they grow and change. We will be planting a variety of seeds, measuring and recording their growth and naming the different parts of the plant. In Maths we will be counting on and back, using practical resources and also using number lines for addition and subtraction, trying hard to remember which way to go on the number line for the different operations of addition and subtraction. We will be working on the formation of numbers, remembering to start at the top and also investigating symmetry and naming and describing shapes and their properties. We will be introducing new mini-beast groups to the children along with a Task Board (a visual timetable) allowing the children increased opportunities to be independent whilst still having a degree of choice in their learning. This is all in preparation for the transition into Year 1. We look forward to another fantastic term.

Our Learning Updates

Welcome back to the Summer Term. Hope you are enjoying the long awaited sunshine. It was lovely to catch up with everyone during the Parent Consultation day and share the children's amazing progress with you. This week we have begun our learning around our lead text by reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, using puppets to act it out and also pretending to be each of the characters. We've discussed what sort of character we think Goldilocks is and talked about her behaviour. We have been ordering numbers to 20 and beyond and identifying which number comes before and after the different numbers.

We are looking forward to engaging in lots of outdoor learning in the sunshine so please can you ensure that the children all have sun cream applied before they come to school, that they all have a plain hat to wear and that they have their water bottles in school in order for them to remain safe and healthy in the sun. On Thursdays, Mr Palmer will be taking the children outside for PE, so please can they bring in trainers on that day for the PE lesson.

Home Learning

Once the Induction Period has been completed and the children are in full time attendance they will each receive a booklet of home learning tasks and activities for them to complete on a weekly basis. The most important of which is to read to, and with, your child every day. In addition to this there is a poem to learn to say, sounds and words to recognise and read and a mathematical activity to complete. After Christmas, as the children become developmentally ready, they will each have a small number of words to learn to spell each week.

How you can help!

These websites will help your child to practise skills that they have been learning at school.

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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Hall Meadow Primary School

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

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