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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.

Vive La France !

Our theme this term is France. We will be taking a virtual trip across the English Channel to discover the continent of Europe. We will be discovering some fascinating facts about Europe and finding out the names, locations and features of European countries and capitals. Our inquiry focus will be focused on the country of France. In Science, we will be investigating plants. We will be learning the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. We will also be working scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well. In RE we will begin a unit of work about Islam. We will find out where Islam originated, about special places linked to Islam and about key festivals in Muslim life. We will also learn about symbols in Islam, the Muslim holy book and the main beliefs held by Muslims.

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

What a fantastic start to the summer term - the sun is shining high!

We had a great taster morning tasting our French dishes. Most of the children scored these highly using their senses. Everyone tried everything which was pleasing - well done! It definitely smelt like French café full of cheesy smells.

After this session we all tried our best at learning how to order food and drink in French - why not ask them to teach you? Followed by some of them making their own French menu's and posters.

In PE the children have begun learning skills for tennis.

On Thursday, we picked up where we left off last term with our angles in maths and we seemed to have remembered well, perhaps we needed that break for it all to sink in - great work today!

In Science, we began our plant learning. Helping our friend from another planet (Zinnia) learn about types of plants and what they need to be strong and healthy. Today, we set up our beans to germinate ready to begin placing them in some comparative settings to test throughout the term.

We will be starting our Paws.b training with the children next week.

Polite reminder to make sure that your children are fully equipped for this hot weather: hat, sun cream and water bottles.

Thank you
Poseidon class

Our theme this week has been about plastic and the impact they have on our global environment, in particular our oceans. We watched a short clip from the Blue Planet which highlighted the effects of plastic in the oceans. We did a waste timeline and created plastic - free lunch box' posters for the school hall.

We also, wanted to help make a difference by writing to Teresa May our Prime Minister about ways in which plastic is dangerous and looking for alternative ways.

We looked at how France celebrate the Easter holiday looking at the 'Bells story'.

On our last day we looked at the Easter story and in particular Palm Sunday and how Jesus was feeling when he rode through villages. We enjoyed the drama performances. Then in the afternoon we made Easter cards and did some mindfulness colouring - colouring in eggs and bunny pictures using art - deco.

Thank your for a great term - see you next term Summer!

How you can help!

These websites will help to support your child’s learning:

BBC Science Website

France Facts

Islam Information

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.

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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