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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 we have been looking closely at Autumn and conkers, linking our writing to it by focusing on types of adjectives and conjunctions we could use in a sentence. 

RE - Diwali. We made lights/rangoli/Mehndi. We really enjoyed using colour and decorations to make these look fantastic! 

Science - We had a letter from a museum asking us to investigate a bone mystery!! 

In maths we have progressed well onto expanded column subtraction and some of us are on compact method. 

On Wednesday the school held our first ever polling station for those who 'stood' for student council. Votes are in and will be announced on Friday 17th October, during celebration assembly. From all of the teachers we would like to congratulate all of the candidates, their presentations were brilliant and they have done themselves proud. Some have an exciting wishlist for improving the school.....a swimming and a zip wire?! 

In Science/History - remember when we mummified tomatoes? Well Thursday afternoon we unpicked and unravelled the embalming Natron and discussed our findings. Following this we took the opportunity to paint these using water colours to demonstrate good texture and change in the 'mummy'. 

Last day - RED is the theme. We are going to be undertaking an investigation in maths and painting our amulets that we made last Friday! 

Thank you 
Poseidon class

To start with we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who dressed up and became an Egyptian for the day. The day was a success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Egyptian dancing, food tasting, story, translating maths and literacy, mummifying and lots more! Thank you to Mr Egypt for travelling over from Egypt to talk to us about being an Egyptologist! 

In maths this week we began to solve problems in different contexts: using inverse to solve missing number problems. Later on in the week we have been adding using vertical methods rather than the horizontal methods we looked at last week; still partitioning. Some of us were carrying the ones unit. 

In literacy we have drafted our hot tasks for non fiction reports and these are ready for redrafting on posh paper. 

On Thursday we created our own amulets out of sour dough bread. Next week we will be painting these! 

Friday, continuing on with our music piece. 

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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