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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

 

memorialOn Monday 11th November we had the honour of representing our school at the British Legion Memorial Service in Kettering Town Centre. We laid our wreath and also had the opportunity to lay crosses, which represented all the soldiers who had lost their lives serving our country during conflicts. The children were very respectful and a credit to our school. 

This week we have had a very busy time doing our PIXL assessments. We have worked extremely hard to show what we have learnt already since starting Year 6. 

On Monday we had a visit from an NCC Cricket Coach who worked with us to improve our cricket skills. 

Note for parents: 

Please can you remind the children to bring their CGP Question books with them on Fridays from now on as these will be used for homework.

Since returning to school on Monday we have had a very exciting week in Year 6. On Wednesday we launched our new theme " Extreme Earth". We collapsed the curriculum and had a Big Wow Day. During the day the children worked as a team to make a huge volcano and used tissue paper to create a collage effect. They also researched facts about volcanoes and created circle books. We then "Journeyed to the centre of the Earth" to find out about the structure of our planet and why volcanoes and earthquakes occur. From out note taking we then created a class fact file. 

As well as this we took part in the "Beat the Street" challenge on Wednesday afternoon alongside the rest of Key Stage Two. We were over the moon to find out that our school had won 1st prize in one category and 2nd in another. A huge well done to all the children and also to the parents that we saw supporting the school on Wednesday. 

Note to parents: 

SATS information evening for parents 11th November at 6pm in the school hall. Revision books will be on sale at £2.50 a book on the evening to help children prepare for SATS.

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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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