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Welcome to Demeter

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Welcome to Demeter

In Demeter we create an atmosphere of independence and encourage the children to take responsibility for their learning, in preparation for the rest of their school journey. Miss Gilbert will be the class teacher. Mrs Hay provides learning support throughout the whole week.


Our Learning Updates

I Spy

In the autumn term, we will be finding out all about ourselves, naming parts of our body and thinking about how we and animals have changed since being babies. We will be using our new Jigsaw character ‘Jack’ to support our understanding of different feelings and emotions and how they relate to ‘real life’ experiences.

We will have daily phonics to start our morning focusing on using ‘Fred talk’ to read and write words. In English, we will be reading a number of different books thinking about words that rhyme and retelling the stories that we have read. We will be working hard on our handwriting and writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will be extending our learning by using adjectives for describing characters and settings. In Maths we will be focusing on the numbers from 0-20 through the exploration of place value and counting and sorting activities


 

Brilliant, fantastic, enthusiastic, smiley, happy. These are all words we can use to describe how all the children have come back from the summer holidays and entered Demeter Class. 

We started our time in Demeter last Wednesday with our ‘wow’. This was to introduce the children to our topic for this term ‘I Spy’. A big thank you to Mr Craig for our window art. We made telescopes, read the story ‘Shark in the park’, went on a treasure hunt to find letters to spell out a very exciting word. CAKES!!!! The children all helped to make their ‘eye’ cakes. 

Everyone has settled in really well. They can now find their coloured tables and have been introduced to their literacy and reading groups. All children will have a free choice book and a guided reading book along with their home link diaries by the end of this week. Please record any reading you do at home. This can be either school books or any other books.  

Our book for this week has been ‘Funnybones’. We have made split pin people, we drew around a child and labelled the outline with the parts of the body that we knew. We have attempted to retell the story independently. Yesterday the children have acted out the story in small groups and today we have tried sequencing the story with the added challenge of writing a short sentence. The children are responding really well to the reminders about capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

In Science we learnt out the 5 senses, what they are and how we use them. 

In Maths our learning has been all about ‘sorting’. We have practically sorted different objects into groups on the carpet and gave our reasoning. We have started to use our maths books for some recording. 

Music today got us moving to actions songs. 

P4C made us ponder on whether Miss Gilbert could have a pet called Tilly the Teapot. It was actually a teapot! But why couldn’t it be a pet? The children gave some very thoughtful and insightful answers to this. 

Our Jigsaw piece for Demeter has been introduced. His name is Jigsaw Jack. He helped us to think about how to stay safe at school. 

PE days are Monday and Wednesday mornings. Earrings must be removed for these days. Please could girls make sure they have some socks in their PE bags for the days that they may wear tights. 

A reminder that PATH hour is held every Tuesday after school. Please make yourself an appointment in the folder kept in the foyer if you wish to talk with us. 

Spellings and homework will be given out after we have had our class induction meeting. This will be held on Monday 23rd September at 9am. Please wait outside the classroom and we will call you in when the children are settled. Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and handed in every Monday. Spellings will be given out and tested on a Wednesday. We will go into more depth at the induction meeting. 

Please ensure your child’s clothing is clearly named and that they have a clear water bottle in school. These are all sent home every Friday to be returned on the following Monday.

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How you can help!

Reminders

  • PE days – Monday and Wednesday morning. For information regarding P.E kit please refer to the school website. Please remove earrings for these lessons. Please could the girls ensure that they have a pair of socks in their P.E bags when wearing tights.
  • Homework – due in every Monday.
  • Spellings – tested every Wednesday.
  • Please have your book bag in school every day and please make sure your keep your planner and reading books in the clear plastic wallet provided.
  • A reminder that the class page is updated weekly on the school website.

Home Learning

Here are some activities you can do at home:

  • Read every day 
  • Practise reading and spelling the year 1 common exception words (these will be provided for you) 
  • Practise your spellings for your spelling test 
  • Spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs and trigraphs? 
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s 
  • Learn your number bonds to 10 and 20 
  • Practise telling the time 
  • Colouring books to improve fine motor skills 
  • Ask your child to retell something they did at school 
  • Practise using scissors to cut out shapes

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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Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

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