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Welcome to Iris

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Welcome to Iris Class and thank you for being part of the children’s journey as they begin their time at Hall Meadow. Mrs Dickens is the Class Teacher in the Reception Class and 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, Miss Fiona Wills, our Partner Teacher, Mrs Watson and Mrs Davidson, both Learning Support Assistants. In Iris Class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is fun, creative and has lots of cross-curricular links. We integrate the Massage in Schools program into our day and think carefully about how to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. We work really hard to increase our independence skills including developing a really positive approach towards our learning. Whilst in the first year at school we aim to equip the children with the skills, attitudes and positive approach to learning that they will need to be effective learners for the rest of their time at school and ultimately for the rest of their lives.

The Toy Shop

Our theme for this term is ‘The Toy Shop?’ Our learning for this term will focus mainly on finding out all about toys from the past, toys that we play with today and how they might have changed since the children’s parents, grandparents and great grandparents were little. We will be learning about the forces that are all around us in the real world and investigating objects that can be pushed, pulled and some that can be both pushed and pulled. We will also be finding out about a range of religions and how people might celebrate within their particular religion including the similarities and differences between the celebrations. We will be building up our bank of sounds and words that we can read and talking lots about stories and non-fiction texts. In Maths we will be looking at the concept of the numbers 4, 5 and 6 and learning everything there is to know about the numbers including shapes and their properties. In between all of this fantastic finding out, we will be learning carols and songs for the Nativity.

Our Learning Updates

It's nearly showtime for the children of Iris Class. They have worked really hard to remember where they should be and when they need to be there and also to remember lots of the words for the songs. I know you will all have the proud feeling when you come to see it next week. Thank you to all of the parents and carers for supplying costumes and clothes for the performance.

We have been learning about capacities this week. Which is full? Which is empty? Which is half full? These are all questions the children have been thinking about. We have also been ordering a variety of capacities from empty to full and a few in between.

We have listened to different versions of the Christmas story that Christians believe in and we've talked about the fact that not everyone celebrates Christmas. We've talked about the fact that in some ways we are all the same and in some ways we are all different and that's OK. The children have been sequencing the story by putting the main events in order.

Next Thursday morning is the morning that an outside production company will be coming in to perform for us. Very exciting...and of course our performances are on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

We have lots of coughs and colds in Iris Class at the moment, including the grown ups, so please try and keep yourselves well as we enter the last couple of weeks at school. Thanks you.

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Home Learning

At the beginning of each new term the children will receive a booklet of home learning tasks and activities for them to complete and work on each week. The most important part of home learning is to talk with your child, read to, and with your child, every day and record this in their School Planners and allow them to think for themselves and develop their independence skills. After Christmas, as the children become developmentally ready, they will each have a small number of simple 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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Hall Meadow Primary School

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

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