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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.

Inquiry

Our theme for this term will be based around the Inquiry process including the skills and attitudes relating to inquiry learning. As the children have been so interested in the minibeasts we have decided to make the main focus of our theme ‘Animals.’ Learning will include listening to, and writing, a range of Traditional Tales, refining our addition, subtraction, doubles, halves and sharing using a range of resources and ensuring that our numbers are written the right way round. Our inquiry learning will include animals and this will enable the children to develop their independence and collaborative skills as well as their recording skills. We will also be talking lots about the transition into Year 1 and trying hard to alleviate any anxieties.

Our Learning Updates

The children have once again had a very busy week at school. We have introduced the letters, 's,' 'a' and 't, practised saying the sound correctly and learnt what the letter looks like when it is written down. We have been counting objects and thinking about numbers in both our indoor and outdoor learning environments. The children have been amazing and have been following the routines and expectations of the different sessions. 

The children should have brought home a registration letter for the Interactive Learning Diary, as discussed at the Induction Days. This password is individual to you and will allow you to look at any pictures and/or observations that have been added at school. Please have a go at adding your own observations over the summer of some of the amazing and fun experiences that you enjoy together. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 6th September! Hope you have a great summer.

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!

Help to develop questioning skills and encouraging the children to record their own independent learning would really help the children.

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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