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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.

This term’s learning

This term our theme will be "Awesome Aztecs". We will be learning about Aztec civilisation, including where they lived, how their society worked, geographical features and climate, who they worshipped and why their way of life came to an end. 
In English we will be taking on the role of travel agents and using our ICT research on Mexico to produce holiday brochures promoting Mexico as a holiday destination. We will also be researching about Aztec Gods and producing non-chronological reports. Finally we will be making our own recipes for tortilla fillings, which we will try out and then record as a class recipe book. 
In Maths we will be focussing on decimals, percentages and measurement, including perimeter, area and volume. We will also be revising key skills through daily arithmetic tasks. 
Our Art and design focus this term will be on using clay to produce Sun God calendars. We will study Aztec patterns and clothing in order to design and make our own Aztec headdresses. 
In addition to all of this we have arranged for the children to take part in a Samba workshop, where they will have the opportunity to work with a visiting musician to play a range of instruments and produce a class composition. The day will culminate in a performance which parents will be invited to attend. 
Finally we are hoping to take the children on a trip this term. At the moment this is Top Secret! So watch this space for more details....


Our Learning Updates

 

We launched our new theme this week by doing some "Big Art"! We worked in groups, using our knowledge of colour mixing to produce large scale versions of various Aztec Gods. The results were brilliant and will soon be on display in our classroom.

In Maths we have been revising our understanding of decimal numbers, including place value of numbers up to 3 decimal places and multiplication and division of decimal numbers by 10,100 and 1000. We have also began daily SATS survival tasks in arithmetic, to help us to consolidate key written methods. 

Our English work has focussed on working collaboratively to research about Aztec gods in order to produce non-chronological reports, which will be part of our Aztec display.

 

 

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.

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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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