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Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely, restful Christmas. 

This week we have learnt 2 new sounds: sh and ch. This morning, we shared some chips together and had a go at writing the caption ‘chop up a chip’. At home, see if you can practise writing some ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ words (ship, shop, wish, dish, fish, shut, chop, chip, such, much). If you would like even more of a challenge, try writing these words into a sentence. 

Our lead text this week is ‘The Farm Concert’. We have been laughing lots at this story and joining in with all of the animal noises that are keeping the farmer awake. 

“Baa” went the sheep. 
“Woof” went the dog. 
“Oink” went the pig. 

We have really enjoyed sharing this story outside, along with the animal puppets. I wonder if any of you could have a go at writing your own animal sentences? 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be thinking about the number 6. This week, we have been placing the number 6 onto our magic number line, looking closely at what number is one more than a number. We found out that 1 more than three is four and 1 more than five is six. We can show 6 using our fingers and we have practised splitting the number 6 in different ways. Today we used the cubes and found out that 3+3 = 6 and 2+2+2 = 6. Have a go at home. Can you find 6 objects in your house? Count them to check you have 6. Now try to split 6 up in different ways. 

Some of you may have noticed that our outdoor area is looking very exciting! We have created a construction area and the children have been very busy this week collecting and stacking bricks, filling up trucks with sand, stones and other materials, sawing and building. We look forward to exploring this area further with the children over the next few weeks. 

Next week, we are kick starting our materials topic with a ‘Cardboard Chaos’ Day. It is a day to celebrate imaginary and creative play. We are asking each child to bring in one (or two) cardboard boxes and spend some of the day creating, problem solving and using their imagination. They may decide to make use of their box as an individual or join them all together to make one big build. We can’t wait to see the results! 

Here are some end of the week comments from some of our children: 

“I have been a persevering parrot. I was writing ‘pat a dog’. First I put ‘pat dog’. Next time I put ‘pat a dog’.” Reuben 

“I have enjoyed learning to read books.” Evie 

“I have been learning with the Lego. I had 9.” Aiden 

“I was painting a rainbow and I used pink and yellow and red and blue.” Reem 

“I have been sharing.” Izabelle

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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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