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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 a sports coach, Mr Palmer that will join Ms Pallett on a Friday afternoon for PE.

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 “Mountains”.  We will be finding out about how mountains are formed, about mountain ranges and about the mountain environment. 

In English, we will be focussing on persuasive writing.  We will be developing our use of persuasive techniques in order to persuade the reader.  Our class text will be ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman. 

You're thirteen. All you want is a normal life. But most normal kids don't need heart transplants.
So there's this doctor. He says there's a chance for you. But he also says it's experimental, controversial and risky. And it's never been done before.

In maths, we will focusing on decimals and percentages.  We will look at the converting of decimals and the use of the four operations with decimals.  We will also begin to look at algebra.   

Our science topics are: Food chains; Adaptation; Plants; Life Cycles; Habitats and Micro-organisms.  Our RE topic is Hinduism.

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



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.


This week in English we have been creating posters about the Maya Civilization. We have created them in our own style and one person did theirs in the shape of a pyramid. We included loads of cool facts. Did you know the Mayans are still alive today?

This week in maths we have been revising different areas of maths, fractions, long division and long multiplication. We have taken our sheets home to help us with further revision.

This week it is British Science week so we have been doing lots of Science experiments. In year 6 we have exploded film canisters, sorted different solids and made ‘plastic milk’.
As the theme of science week was exploration and discovery we have brought some chicken eggs into the school and we have watched them hatch.

Blog by: Gracie B, Lara and Evie

How you can help!

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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