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Welcome to Zeus

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Welcome to Zeus class! My name is Mrs Cole and I have the privilege of teaching the Year 6 class at Hall Meadow.

In Year 6 we aim to create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take increased responsibility both for their learning, in preparation for Secondary School, and by being excellent role models to the rest of the school, demonstrating this in their Prefect roles.

This term’s learning

This term's curriculum theme is called "The World of Oliver Twist” and the children will be learning about what life was like in Victorian times, focussing of how children were treated then and making comparisons with childhood in the Twenty-first Century. As part of our theme we will be visiting the award winning “Black Country Living Museum” which will allow the children to be fully immersed in the story of the world's first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles, objects and costumed characters for them to interact with and explore.

In art, we will be studying the work of William Morris and creating our own wallpaper design. Our music curriculum will focus on learning the songs from the musical “Oliver Twist and we will use our ICT skills to research and create PowerPoints about key Victorian inventions that have shaped the way we live today. 

The English curriculum this term will focus on Charles Dickens “Oliver Twist”. We will be writing persuasive letters about the workhouses, compiling an autobiography about Charles Dicken’s life and creating leaflets about key Victorian Inventions. Alongside this we will be improving our Grammar and Spelling skills with daily Key skills lessons. Maths will be centred around knowledge of number this term, extending our understanding of formal methods of calculation, through problem solving. In Science we will be learning about the Human Body, including digestion, the circulatory system and healthy eating.


Our Learning Updates

 

Next Tuesday we will be performing our class assembly to the school and parents. As year 6 we have the privilege of producing the first class assembly for this academic year. We have been practising really hard all this week to learn our lines and our acting roles.

Our assembly will be on the theme of the Victorians with a touch of Dragon's Den! 

More details and photos to come next week! 

Watch this space! 

Note to parents: 

Please remember that our assembly is at 2.45 on Tuesday 22nd October. 

All costumes to be in to school on Friday this week

On Friday 4th October we went on our school trip to The Black Country Museum. It took just over an hour to get there and we really enjoyed the coach journey.

When we arrived we were given an introductory talk about the Museum by one of the costumed guides. Did you know that the reason why it is called the Black Country is because all the of the smoke from the coal mines made the houses black and the air thick with smog? 

During our visit we also had the chance to visit shops that were the same as they would have been in Victorian times and speak to the shopkeepers. We also took part in a Victorian School lesson. We learnt that it wouldn't have been good to be left handed in Victorian times as you were made to write with your right hand and had your hand tied behind your back to stop you from doing this! 

We had a go at writing on slates and reciting the alphabet backwards! 

During the afternoon we played with Victorian toys, visited the Sweet shop and the Bakery and had a ride on a Double Decker Bus. 

We ended our trip with a well earned visit to the gift shop before returning to school. 

Mrs Cole and Mr Palmer said that we had been the best behaved Year 6 class ever and that we were a credit to our school. 

Please see below for photos of our trip.

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How you can help!

Year 6 are given weekly homework that is set on a Friday and handed back in for marking by the following Thursday. This consists of an English and Maths task based on the learning in class that week. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Friday.

Home Learning

Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis.  
Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practiced; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.

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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