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Welcome to Zeus


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 two afternoons 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

Our theme this half term is “Ancient Greece”.  We will be finding out about the four main time periods of the Greek Empire and the lasting influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. 

In maths, we will be focusing on number work ensuring that we are all proficient with the four mathematical operations and extending our understanding of fractions.  

In English, we will be looking at myths and legends and reports, linking these with our Ancient Greece theme wherever possible.  As a class we will be reading “Shadow of the Minotaur” by Alan Gibbons.  This gripping book weaves together the modern and ancient 

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.

Our Learning Updates


Welcome back!

A warm welcome back to year 6 this week after a lovely summer break. The children have come back with a good attitude and have settled quickly in to their new class. 

When asked what they were looking forward to this year, Chloe said that she was looking forward to getting to know Ms. Renshaw better. Lots of the other children said that they were excited to go and view their potential secondary schools. 

In class we have begun to read “Shadow of the Minotaur” by Alan Gibbons. 

Here is part of the blurb for the book. 

“Phoenix is a death-defying hero of the Greek myths, battling the snake-haired Medusa and the invincible Minotaur… but only when he’s not being bullied at the school that he hates.”


This week in maths we have been revising different areas of the reasoning paper. So far we have covered 2d and 3d shapes, symmetry, reflection and word problems. In the mornings, we have been covering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. 
“I have enjoyed revising because it has brought back things I need to remember and now I can confidently answer difficult questions correctly. “ Evie 


This week we have been looking at different tenses e.g. present perfect and past perfect. We have also been looking at different spelling patterns. 
“I love SPAG because it’s fun” Marah 


We have been practicing our netball skills to pick a netball team for the netball league. We have enjoyed starting to be able to go outside for P.E! 

On Tuesday we made a Mayan/Mexican feast. We had a fun day making the chilli con carnie, nachos and lemonade. All our parents really enjoyed the food and thank you to all the parents who came.

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Home Learning

Year 6 are given weekly homework that is set on a Friday and handed back in for marking on a 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 Friday. Homework is an important part of a child’s transition to secondary school, as when they are there they will be expected to balance and meet deadlines, so please encourage your child to complete their homework on time. Your child may also want to complete extra revision of topics they have struggled with at school.

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.


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'.


Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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