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This week we were really happy and excited to welcome back Mrs Dickens. After half term, Mrs Dickens will be back in Iris class with the children. Thank you for all of the lovely comments at the door welcoming her back and sending your best wishes. With Mrs Dickens coming back, this does mean that Mrs Donald will be returning to Year 2 on a Monday and a Tuesday after half term. 

This week we have been reading our lead text ‘Captain Duck’. The children have really enjoyed this story and made lots of predictions about what was going to happen at the end. We talked about the front cover, the title and illustrations and thought about who the main characters were. On Wednesday, the children wrote some sentences about the story, using picture clues to help them. Fantastic writing Iris class! 

In PE this week we have been learning how to throw, catch, balance along a beam and roll a ball through two cones. We had to make sure that our aim was accurate and our bodies were controlled. In class, we are beginning to think about why exercise is important. We talked about what happens to our bodies when we are active and how important it is to warm up and cool down. 

For our maths learning this week we have been introduced to the number 8. We have been using different resources to take 1 away from numbers up to 8 and find out how many are left. We have been splitting 8 into two different parts and recording this using a part, part whole model. Some children are beginning to record this as a number sentence. For example: 7 + 1 = 8. 

In our Jigsaw lessons, the children have been working really hard on their own ‘Dreams and Goals’. At the start of the term, we set our own goals that we wanted to achieve. As we reach the end of the term, part of tomorrow will be spent looking at the goals we have achieved and thinking carefully about the things we have got better at over the past few weeks. 

As part of our ‘Understanding of the World’, the children have been using lots of different technology this week. Outside, the children have been learning how to use the remote-controlled cars. We have been moving our car in different directions and some of us had a go at racing our cars along some guttering and inside the tyres, watching the lights as they shone. We had a lot of singing going on in Iris class this week as the children used the microphones to record themselves. We would love to see some observations on ILD of the technology your child is using at home. Maybe they are able to control the remote for the TV? Maybe they understand how to press play and stop on a CD player? Do they know how to use and play different apps on a tablet? 

On Friday, all of our learning is about ‘Love’ as we think about Valentine’s Day. We hope you like the Valentine’s Day cards the children have been busy making for you. 

Finally, thank you for another wonderful term and for your continued support throughout the year. We wish you all a happy and restful break. See you all as we return to school on Tuesday 25th February.

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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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