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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. 

Spellings have changed recently. All children will receive the same spelling words and on the test day will be given the definition of the word and they must spell the corresponding word. This worked really well the first week and we are hoping the children will improve their vocabulary through this.

This Term...

This term we are continuing to look at rainforests across the world. We are going to be looking at and writing poems about rainforest animals. This also links with World Book Day 2020 as we will be focusing on The Great Kapok Tree.

As we progress towards Easter we will be looking at deforestation and its impact on the rainforests.  In maths, we have started this term by looking at money and will move on to looking at statistics.


Learning Updates

We have had a brilliant week in Poseidon which has included World Book Day, an Art Workshop and a focus on poetry! 

The whole class really enjoyed going to hear a book read by a secret reader at the start of World Book Day and it really set a great tone for the rest of the day. In Year 3, our class book was the great Kapok Tree, which is set in the rainforest and features lots of different rainforest animals giving their reason not to cut the tree down. As a whole class we turned this book into a picture book that would be appropriate for a younger age group. Each small group was given some of the pages to focus on before drawing, painting and colouring their image. It was amazing to see the children get creative whilst also engaging with a book. 

In English we have been looking at poetry and have even written our own poems about a rainforest animal. We are continuing to look at poetry this week and everyone will have a go at performing part of a poem in a group. 

We have had a very successful week in maths this week. Having sometimes found money a little difficult, we have moved on to looking at statistics. All of the children have had a great understanding and confidence amongst everyone has really been boosted. 

On Monday we had an Art Workshop in which all of the children got to produce their own silk printing. It was great to learn from a professional artist and learn some new techniques. 

Next week we will begin to look at deforestation in the rainforest including persuasive writing for English. We are moving onto fractions in maths, which we will continue with for the rest of this term. 

The children are continuing to work hard and it’s great to see.

What a few weeks we have had! There have been lots of things happening both in the classroom and out of the classroom recently and everyone has been very enthusiastic. 

We are continuing to learn all about rainforests and have so far looked at where they are located in the world, animals that live there and the layers of a rainforest. All of our rainforest lessons have allowed the children the chance to ask questions – some of which we have had to google as a class. It is great to see the children so enthusiastic about what they are learning about and always wanting to learn more. 

In science we have been looking at plants and flowers. We have grown our own plants and designed an investigation to find out how much water plants need to grow. So far the plant with no water is growing the most! 

Everyone had great fun making smoothies as part of both our topic and our English work. There were lots of different fruits bought in which led to some interesting flavour smoothies! All of the children have written some brilliant instructions on how to make a smoothie in English and had great fun whilst doing it. 

In art this term we have been looking at drawing cartoon rainforest animals. Once we had drawn them we coloured each drawing using a different material – paint, felt tip, pencil crayon, oil pastel and crayon.

The reflections the children came up with following the activity were great and all children draw a final animal using their preferred colouring material. 

Maths has been very tricky recently – we have been looking at multiplication and division. Whilst it was a challenge, it really demonstrated how perseverant everyone is, no one gave up and everyone really tried their best. This has certainly shown in the first test we have had to complete this week. Some fantastic results and lots and lots of improvements. 

Homework continues to be outstanding with lots of children producing some excellent pieces of work! Miss Bell has changed the spelling test format this week, hopefully all children have the spelling list for this week. We will give it a go and see how we get on. 

Thank you for your continued support, it is really appreciated. 

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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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