Thank you to all the adults who helped with cooking during the last week of term. The children really enjoyed making their pizzas.
Please remember to give consent for your child to go on the trip to the London Transport Museum. All details can be found in the trip letter below.
Our class assemblies are on the following dates at 9 am:
1F - Friday 1st March 2019
1P - Friday 8th March 2019
1S - Friday 15th March 2019
Class teachers will send home lines and costume requests as your child's assembly approaches.
Please remember we are a healthy school please do not ask teachers to give out sweets or treats for birthdays. If you would like to send in a treat, a book for the library would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your understanding.
Children are tested on the spellings during a weekly dictation lesson on Thursdays. Sentences containing these spellings will be read out for the children to record.
1. share (are - care and share)
2. hurt (ur - nurse with a purse)
3. better (er - a better letter)
4. off (Year 1 spelling list)
5. well (Year 1 spelling list)
This week the children will continue learning about length and height. The unit focuses on comparing and measuring the height and length of objects using non-standard and standard units of measure. Children will learn how to accurately compare and measure and will understand the importance of aligning starting points. Children will draw on their knowledge of number, particularly ordering and comparing numbers. Children will also learn the relationship between number lines and scales on a ruler and use this understanding to calculate differences in length. Children will use key language such as longer, longest, shorter, shortest, taller and tallest when comparing length and height.
These are the underlying principles of our Visible Learning approach to teaching and learning at Fielding. They are important components within our assessment structure, which pupils are very much a part of.
The principles that underpin our assessment system are:
Every child can achieve: teachers at Fielding have the mindset, ‘What do I need to do next to enable a child in my class to achieve?’
Objectives from the National Curriculum are used as the expectations for all children.
Pupils will make age appropriate progress from their different starting points – 12 months in 12 months, more for those who need to 'close the gap' to reach age related expectations.
Teachers are experts at assessment - assessment is effectively used to ensure the correct scaffolding is built into lessons to ensure all children achieve.
Books home, at least once each term your child will come home with their English and maths books, ready to share their progress with you, You will have an opportunity to make comments on this to share with your child and the class teacher.
Autumn 2 - Friday 23rd November return books Monday 25th November
Spring 2 - Friday 15th March return books Monday 18th March
Summer 2 - Friday 28th June return books Monday 1st July
We send books home on the Friday to be looked at by adults over the weekend and require all books to be returned to school on the following Monday.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Class exercise books for English and maths will be sent home once every term for you to review and celebrate your child's progress.
To find out more about our Reading Challenge please use the link below:
Once the children have read a book, they will need to complete one of the reading activities outlined below. This can be done in their reading planners or on a separate piece of paper. We can't wait to read the responses and they can be done more than once. Ideas for responses are:
1. Recall the main events of the story.
2. Define the meaning of two new words you have found in the story.
3. Describe the character you could be friends with. Why?
4. List 4 things you liked about the book.
5. Compare the book to another book you have read.
6. Create a new title for the book based on what you have read.
The children will then be awarded certificates based on the number or reading activities they complete:
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
The game below is a useful way of supporting blending. It builds on skills taught in class.
Please find a very helpful link with past papers of the Phonics Screening Check from previous years.
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
There are four game types that differ according to which times tables the questions come from and whether it's a single- or multi-player game.
We recommend playing in the Garage
In the garage, times tables are restricted to 2, 5 and 10. Roughly 1 in 5 questions are division.
Playing in the garage is designed to help pupils get faster. After a few games, the Times Table Rock Star software engine starts to work out which number facts each pupil struggles with and then begins presenting those questions more frequently.