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Welcome to Poseidon

poseidonOur 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. 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.

Spring Term  - YEAR 3 ROCKS!

This term we are finding out about rocks. We will be going rock hunting and making observations with magnifying glasses. The children already have lots of questions that they want to research and investigate. We will be looking at physical features in geography, in particular looking at mountains and rivers. We are still developing our map skills and knowledge of where places are in the world. Our art work is focussing on surrealist artists and we will be trying out some new skills to make our own pictures in this style. In RE, we will begin to find out about Judaism and what family life is like and comparing this to our own experiences.

Our focus in Maths will continue to be on place value and calculations using written methods for addition and subtraction. Any practice you can do at home to support this would be very helpful.

We are using a fantastic class text this term called The Pebble in my Pocket, which links to our science and geography work. It is full of rich vocabulary and vivid descriptions of how a pebble is created over millions of years. 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

We have enjoyed a really busy week in Poseidon. In science, we have looked at the parts of a flower and labelled our own diagrams. We have continued to look after our sunflowers, ensuring that the get adequate water and light. We are taking our sunflowers home to continue to watch them grow. Hopefully in a few weeks’ time we will have some pictures of really tall plants to share with you. 

As part our on-going World War 2 topic we have made our Anderson shelters this week. We look at different examples of shelters used during WWII and then designed our own. Ms Pallett was very impressed with the way we worked independently with cardboard, glue guns, paint and glue. Everyone made their own shelter and we were all impressed with each other’s designs.  

To finish our half term we made some Easter biscuits with Mrs Mehta and Mrs Davidson helping us. A wonderful smell filled the school during the morning and we made everyone’s tummies rumble! 

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter break.

Maths 
This week we have continued to focus on fractions and we have been adding and subtracting fraction with the same denominator. On Wednesday we had fun investigating equivalent fractions and ordering fractions. We found that a fraction wall really helped us to see which fraction was the bigger or the smaller.  

English 
In English we used a picture from "The Lion and the Unicorn" by Shirley Hughes to write a descriptive piece. The picture was incredibly moving as it showed a cityscape during World War 2. We have also continued to read "Friend or Foe" and we wrote letters home to our Mum as the character David who has been evacuated.  

Science 
As part of our science topic we planted some sunflower seeds. We will keep you up to date with their progress over the next few weeks.  

PSHE 
This week we thought about how to keep ourselves healthy by being active. We have set ourselves a personal challenge to try to meet over the next few days.

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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 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. Please continue to practise your times tables as we are now using the Times Table Marathon to track which times tables the children know, ask your child about this. We are enjoying the challenge and it is helping us to make progress with our multiplication knowledge..

Home Learning

Please read every day, practise your spellings and learn your times tables for the Times Table Marathon.
You might find these websites useful.

BBC Science Website

My Maths

Great Site for Maths Games

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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