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Welcome to Poseidon

poseidonWelcome to year 3! A little bit of a change this year, Miss Bell now over sees the class as Mrs Spencer has moved on and Mrs Townsend has had her baby boy. 

Homework and spellings will both be sent out on a Friday. Homework should be handed in by the following Thursday to be marked and handed back with new homework.

This Term...

This term we are learning all about the Romans! This will form the basis for lots of our literacy writing, our curriculum lessons and art/D and T this term. 

We will be looking at lots of famous Roman emperors and learning about the lives of other Roman legends. Added to this, we will be looking at volcanoes with particular focus on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.


Learning Updates

This weeks blog: Wonderful Week! 
We started the week with some science! We have been learning all about forces and magnets and this week looked at different things in the classroom and around school to work out if they were magnetic. We made predictions before we tested them using magnets. Eva said; "We found out that the rope on the trim trail wasn't actually rope and it turned out to be magnetic'. The whole class really enjoying finding things that were magnetic. 

In PE this week we have continued with tag rugby. There is a tag rugby tournament soon so we all wanted to practice our skills. Ava said; "I really liked PE this week because we did tag rugby and got to practice." 

Our English focus this week has been a balanced argument. We have been incorporating the Romans into this looking at reasons why the Romans wanted to invade and creating reasons why they perhaps should not of invaded! Nate said; "We have looked at for and against arguments and have had lots of debates in class and everyone has come up with great reasons for their side of the argument."  

Everyone had another great week and we continue to learn lots. In maths the children have shown really great resilience whilst tackling challenging addition questions. 

This week's blog was written with the help of Nate, Eva and Ava. 

Having learnt lots about Rome and the Romans so far this term, we took it back to the start this week and our English focus was how Rome was founded. The children worked in small groups to re-tell the story through a drama performance. Everyone had lines in their performance and all showed a great understanding of the mythical story.
On Friday, we turned the classroom into an amphitheatre and everyone showed great respect and enthusiasm towards each others performances.

In PE this week, we have continued looking at invasion games and everyone had great fun. PE is really helping with our team work skills because often we are working in a different group every week. Harriet said "I really liked PE with Mr C this week because he taught us basketball skills and we played lots of fun games."

We had an extra sports lesson this week as we had a visit from Football Development Schools. They came and taught us lots of different football tricks and skills and taught everyone fun games involving a football. Anais said; "I really enjoyed the football because I have never played before."

We had the FDS visit this week and Anais said: I really enjoyed the football because I have never played before.

In PSHE we finished off looking at our dream schools and our nightmare school. Liv and Kenrick included things such as; unhealthy food in their nightmare school and in their dream school they included lots of fun games and toys to play with. After looking at what everyone had put in their dream school we all very quickly decided that rules/a code of conduct were needed, even in a dream school!

Next week we will be looking at how to write a balanced argument in English and moving onto addition and subtraction in maths.

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How you can help!

Practising spellings with your child for a short time regularly is the best way to help them learn. Reading at home with your children regularly is also a great help to their learning. Children have an independent reading book that they take home with them and this can be changed within the classroom once they have finished reading it. Each child then works within a group to read a more difficult book, guided by an adult. This is a guided session so we talk through the book in lots of detail.

Home Learning

These websites will support your learning at home.

Maths games

Times tables practice

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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