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Welcome to Ares

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A warm welcome to the Ares Class web page! I am Mrs Packer and I am now the class teacher in Year 5 while Mrs Green is on Maternity leave. Mr Palmer will be teaching Ares class PE on Thursday afternoons. 

Our Learning Updates 

Returning to school after half term we had a very busy and exciting ‘Under the Sea’ themed week. We auditioned for the role of David Attenborough after researching creatures of the oceans and creating our own newly discovered creature to introduce to the world. We also recorded sea temperatures on line graphs and learnt some fantastic facts about the world’s oceans. 

Our theme this half term is Journeys. We will be exploring the journeys taken by major rivers around the world; the impact they have on our lives and how we too impact rivers by our behaviours. Within English we will be analysing the features of persuasive writing; drafting and improving our own letters and designing posters that focus on looking after the world. Our Maths focus is fractions, decimals and percentages while we will continue to work on the key skills. In Science we will be learning about Living Things. This week we have focused on the life cycle of plants including naming the parts of a flower. We have also started some very careful observational drawing of daffodils ready for the School Art Exhibition. This half term, our RE lessons will focus on Hinduism. Throughout all our work, we will further our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural understanding through various activities such as P4C. 

This Half Term Ares will continue taking part in a 10 week Brass Project where every child is learning to play a brass instrument. We are now nearly at the end of the project and will soon be performing as a Brass Band. Keep a look out for the date of the show.


By Himaya and Emily 

English 

For the past few weeks in English, we have been focusing on non-chronological reports. This week, we were looking at different non-chronological reports and trying to find their features. These include: title, sub-headings, introductory paragraph, summary, standard English, diagrams, labels, captions, technical vocabulary, facts, and punctuation for parenthesis. 

Maths 

In Maths, we have been looking at equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. We have worked really hard on the percentage part. At the start of the week we did percentages represent on a hundred ,fifty and twenty grid. Then we went towards the converting and equivalent side. Here are some quotes from the class. 

“ I found the percentages fun and challenging” said Finn 

History 

In history this week we have been working on the wars of the roses . We have been making timelines and drawing the main characters such as, Richard Neville the earl of Warwick, King Henry, Richard Duke of York and Edward the 4th . We have all found this topic very enjoyable.

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How you can help!

Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Thursday and handed back in for marking on the following Wednesday. 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. The mental maths test focusing on times tables will be twice a week. Reading a vital skill, please ensure you are listening to your child read and reading to them on a regular basis.  

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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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