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Welcome to Zeus

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Welcome to Zeus class! Our names are Mrs Renshaw and Ms Pallett and we teach the Year 6 class at Hall Meadow. We are also lucky enough to have Mr Palmer teaching PE once a week.

In Zeus 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 theme is called "Lights, Camera, Action!” and will be based around how life has changed in Britain since 1945. The twentieth century was one of rapid change with countless technological, social and political developments. Our unit of work will focus on leisure and entertainment but will also look at home life, work life, population and technology and how these are all interwoven. 

In art, we will be looking at the pop art movement and the work of Andy Warhol. Our music and computing will focus on the genre of film; the use of music in films and the making and editing of short films. 

During our English session we will be reading and studying the incredibly inspiring book “Wonder” by R J Palacio. In maths, we will continue with our focus on number by looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. We will then turn our focus to a number of areas of shape and space such as area and perimeter. 

This half term’s PSHE (Jigsaw) is called ‘Celebrating Difference’. We will be looking at disabilities, power and bullying behaviours. 

In science our work will centre on physics with us looking at light, magnetism and forces.


Our Learning Updates

 

English: 
In English this week we have finished our non-chronological reports on the oceans. We have worked really hard on producing informative texts, that are also interesting and engaging to look at and read. We have also carried out SATs practice tests and we should all feel extremely proud of how we have done in our reading assessments. We have shown excellent inference skills and answered questions accurately. 

Maths: 
We have completed 3 maths assessments this week. Lots of people think that they have made good progress with their maths assessments in areas such as fractions, reasoning, reflection and symmetry and coordinates. We are looking forward to finding out how we have done. 

Other Subjects: 
In RE we have been learning about the Easter story and Holy Week. We asked lots of questions about this. In PHSE we have been learning about keeping ourselves safe. We had a really fun PE lesson as Mr Palmer got out all the apparatus and we had a great (and challenging) lesson. We worked hard in groups to come up with a gymnastics routine. 

Updates: 
We are really looking forward to showing you our excellent artwork at our art exhibition after school on Monday 25th March. Our work will be available to purchase. The Zumbathon will be taking place on Saturday 23rd April. The money raised will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for the school.

English 
This week in English, we watched a short animation called “Alma.” We’re currently planning a narrative about the clip, and we’re looking forward to writing our horror/mystery themed stories. Recently, we’ve also finished most of our planning for our write-ups. 

Reading 
We’ve began reading our class text “Pig-Heart Boy”, a book about a teenager who is in desperate need of a heart transplant; his only hope is a pig’s heart. We’re all enjoying the book, and we’re looking forward to finding out what happens to our protagonist, Cameron. 

Maths 
In Maths, we’ve been learning how to convert units of measurement (as well as capacity) and have solved a series of problems and questions using the methods we’ve been taught over the last few days. 

By: Athena Turigel and Kayleigh Sutton

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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 on the following Thursday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Monday.

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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