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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. Mrs Davidson and Mr Palmer also support the children across the week.

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

Inquiry

The final term this year is, as always. INQUIRY! This is when the children can investigate topics that they are interested in and learn how to carry out research and develop questions based on a mode of transport of their choice. There will be many opportunities for the children to broaden their ideas into lots of different curriculum areas. We aim to develop skills such as self direction, responsibility, organisation, questioning, explaining, adaptability ... the list goes on and on!

The inquiry topic gives the children chances to be creative and to present their work to an audience. We develop different ways to share our ideas including ICT, music and art.


Learning Updates

This week in Poseidon class we have been creating our values tree using the art of pointillism. Getting very mucky fingers! Next we will be sorting our best values to add to these. 

We made faces and put words to go with our personality and coloured these in. 

Cricket in PE. 

As a reward we got out the Boxes - fine motor skills: lego, beads/bracelets. 

ICE CREAM maths problem - we had to find as many different combinations using specific factors. Lots of perseverance with this one. 

In maths we investigated and discussed ways to count dots. How could we counrt? looking at different patterns and animal prints. Some of us got to extension and looked at flowers in flowerbeds. Lots of different methods of counting. 

Creative story writing using a gloomy door/tree as the stimulus. 

We looked at the concept of 'Growth Mindset' in PSHE by using Austin's Butterfly.

Have a good weekend.

This week we have all changed up to our new classes and the new year 3 have been telling and showing their new teachers all about themselves and how they learn. 

On Tuesday we started off the week with some 'getting to know you stuff'. 
Jules and Darcey, " we played Bingo using our multiplication skills." 
Adam enjoyed, "Heads down, thumbs up game at the end of the day." 

On Wednesday and Thursday , we learnt all about Mrs Townend and what she likes to do then we all did our own 'all about me' sketches; drawing five of their favourite things. 
During circle time we had to think of 3 facts and 1 fact had to be untrue and then we had to figure out and guess which of the persons three facts was false. Lots of cheeky false statements: I Love vegetables! :) 

In PE we practised kicking and throwing in a skilled game. 

On Thursday morning we had a whole - school summer show practise - it is looking fantastic parents - lots of jokes and laughs - remember to get your ticket! 

After the rehearsal we began desiging our front cover for the 2018 - 2019 school planners - we have some very talented and creative children in new year 3 - looking forward to seeing what else you are all good at! 

Finally in the afternoon, we all got our STEM minds on and worked as a team to design and construct a tunnel/bridge made only from mini marshmallows and straws! Our tunnels had to allow for a toy car to drive through without breaking. At the end of the challenge we discussed lots of skills and attitudes that we used to succeed also, thinking about what went well and what we needed to improve on. I have to say they all found it extremely tricky but remained positive and persevered! Well done. 

Oliver, " We could have improved on our design stage but we all worked well as a team." 

Maisey, " We did well at the start but needed to work on our communication." 

Vihaan, " We did really well but some of us got grumpy went it wouldn't stay up so we needed to stay calm." 

Harry, "Really good at the start but close to the end I tried to do too many sticky bits with the marshmallows and we ran out of time." 

George, "At the beginning we planned and made squares well but it kept collapsing but once Mrs Townend helped and showed us an alternative way we managed to keep going." 

Darcey, "we should have tried more to include all of our group in the challenge so that everyone had something to do." 

Tomorrow, P4C session and outside maths and making Kites. 



Thank you 
Poseidon (New year 3)

How you can help!

Please read as much as possible and discuss the vocabulary and story with your child. Learn your times tables and the division facts that correspond to them.

Home Learning

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 Thursday. Throughout the year the type of work that they will be set will varying with each half term having a slightly different focus. MyMaths will be used at different points throughout the year as the set homework but is available all year round for extra practice.

BBC Learning Clips

Maths games

Education City

Facts about transport

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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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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