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Welcome to Poseidon

poseidonWelcome to Poseidon class! Our names are Mrs Spencer and Mrs Townend and we teach the Year 3 class at Hall Meadow. Poseidon class is also very lucky to have other adults that teach us and support our learning; Mr Palmer takes the class for PE on a Wednesday afternoon. We also welcome Miss Sparkes who has joined us as a partner teacher.

Poseidon are in the first year of Key stage 2 and across the year will continue to develop their independence, self direction and their approach to learning.

Ancient Egypt 

Our Ancient Egyptian topic continues this term; we will be focusing on Gods and Goddesses and looking at the importance of the Nile to Egypt. Following this we will explore the geography of the country and find where Egypt is located. Then, we will be investigating different parts of the world and developing our map skills and knowledge of countries and continents. In Science, we will be investigating forces and carrying out experiments with magnets. In RE we will begin to look at the church year in Christianity and what happens around the world as Advent and Christmas approaches. Throughout all of our work we will make links to Life in Modern Britain and continue to further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through reflections and activities such as P4C.


Learning Updates

This week in Poseidon class we have been continuing on with our division skills by working through practical activities like: grouping and today, we undertook an investigation where we needed to solve a coding problem using our multiplication and division skills.

In Science we have continued to explore magnets and have been researching and writing books about magnets.

We have finished our class text 'Bill's New Frock' and all wrote great book reviews about the story.

Nearer the end of the week we have completed our hot write tasks on our myths and blew Mrs Townend away with our language and structural detail - well done to you all!

As it is coming up to Christmas we all enjoy a festive topic! So, today we begun looking at the Christmas story and drew illustrations of Joseph and Mary and speech bubbles to capture their feelings - using impressive adjectives.

In the afternoon we got to watch KS1's dress rehearsal of their nativity and it was fantastic! Well done to staff and children alike.

Next week, we are making our nutritious muffins and continuing with the Christmas story theme.
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Poseidon

This week we have continued to explore multiplication. We have looked at multiplying by 10s and 100s and have learnt how to use the grid lesson to solve multiplication problems.

In literacy we looked at speech marks and this has helped us to include speech when we continued the writing of our myths. We have nearly finished writing them and are looking forward to publishing them!

In science, we tested magnets. We had to create our own questions and think about how we could answer them. We then carried out the investigation and recorded our findings.

Our Religious Education this week saw us looking at the different colours of the Church year. We had different activities to explore the different colours and what they represent.

In Jigsaw, we looked at different families. We explored how everyone has some things that are similar but how we are all different and this makes us unique.

In D&T, we had our food tasting session with Year 4. We got to try different healthy foods, exploring their textures and tastes. We then thought about which of these foods might go into our muffins when we make them! It was a really nice opportunity to try new foods, and we even liked some foods we didn't think we would!

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for 'Come and Read'. We enjoyed reading to you.

Thank you
Poseidon

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How you can help!

Year 3 are given weekly homework that is set on a Wednesday and handed back in for marking on a Monday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn which are tested on a Friday. Throughout the year the type of work that they will be set will vary with each half term having a slightly different focus. We ask that you read regularly at home and practice your times tables as much as possible.

Home Learning

Encourage your child to read every night, share the book and discuss what they have read. 
Support with learning spellings. 
Practise times tables, Year 3 need to know 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x, 10x .

BBC Science Website

World Geography

Ancient Egypt

Times Tables

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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