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Gardening and Cooking

Volunteers needed

We need one volunteer per class to help with cooking. Each class will do their gardening and cooking on a different morning. The lessons will be from 9-12. Please let the class teacher know if you can help. 


1H- 15th October 2018

1F- 16th October 2018
1P- 18th October 2018
1S- 19th October 2018


Children need to come to school on their G&C day in comfortable and appropriate clothing. Not school uniform. Please ensure children wear safe and comfortable footwear which covers their feet (i.e. trainers) and long hair is tied back. Children do not need to bring an apron as these will be provided.


We will be preparing decorative salads using edible nasturtium flowers and leaves picked from the allotment. The children will not need a container as they will eat their decorative salads at lunch time! 


Information about the termly £4 donation which goes towards the G&C lessons can be found on the 'Welcome Back Newsletter' and payments are to be made on the Fielding Laser page. The Year 1 team would like to thank parents for any donations which are made towards the G&C lessons.



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. 



Books Home Termly - English and Maths

"Knowing where children are at, where they need to go and how they will get there".

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.


How we share this information with you:

  • 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.


Books will be sent home in Lower Phase on the following dates:

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.

Home Learning

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:


  • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. This will be evidenced through reading being recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school daily. Reading records will be signed by teachers weekly to check regular reading is occurring.
  • Learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of each week. These spellings will be posted on the year group notice board and should be practised at home. 
  • Number Bond Challenge to increase fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Number bonds will be tested in our weekly Number Bond Challenge on a Friday and then sent home. We will begin next Friday with number bonds to 5. If your child is able to recall all of the combinations they will move on to number bonds to 6 the following week. If they are not able to recall all the number bonds to 5 they will be tested again the following week. 
  • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.


Class exercise books for English and maths will be sent home once every term for you to review and celebrate your child's progress.  

Autumn 1 Creative Home Learning Tasks



Reading records, reading books and book bags will be sent home from the week beginning the 17th September. 


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.


Spelling this week are based on revision of 4 sounds in set 2 of the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme. Each week the spellings will also include 2 words from the list of 100 Year 1 words. This list is attached below. The children will be tested on these spellings during a weekly dictation lesson on Thursdays. Sentences containing these spellings will be read out for the children to record. 


Spellings this week are:

1. girl

2. shout

3. boy

4. tea

5. said

6. of






Times Tables Rockstars!

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.

What is it?

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.

How does it work?

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.

Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?

No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.

Where does this fit with National Curriculum expectations?

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.

How do I log in?

Log in here:, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.

Reading Challenge 

Please read the information about our new reading challenge:


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

Current Learning (WB 08.10.18)


Children will be working towards writing a recount about Hanwell Zoo using capital letters and full stops. We have started the week verbally recounting the events in chronological order. They have written their cold write (pre-teaching) in chronological order using time connectives. We will be looking at a WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) focusing on capital letters, full stops and time connectives.



This week in Maths, children have been learning about the part whole model.  New vocabulary such as whole, part and together have been introduced. We will be finding number bonds for numbers within 10.


Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum



This week in Computing, we have been learning key skills to enable us to log on to the school computers as well as learning how to log off.  We have been using coding to make sea creatures move in different directions.


Religious Education

This week in Religious Education, children have been focusing on what is important to them and learning that each child may have something different. We have been sharing what is important to us, as a class and have drawn the someone or something. 





Learning Next Week (WB 02.10.18)


Children will write a recount of their trip to Hanwell Zoo.  The children will write about the events in chronological order and explain When? Who? Where? and What? they did. Children will think about how could they can make their sentences even better.

When writing children will say the sentence, count the words in the sentence, write the sentence using a capital letter and a full stop. 



Children will be introduced to the addition symbol (+). They will combine this with the  equal to symbol (=) to create number sentences e.g. 3 +2 =5
They will focus on the language associated with this number sentence.For example, 3 apples plus 2 apples is equal to 5 apples. 

Children will build on initial number sentences by looking at addition fact families. They will see that the order of an addition sentence can be varied, and they begin to discover that addition is commutative.


Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

The children are continuing to enjoy African Drumming. 

Specialist subjects


This week, children have been learning new drumming skills with their new drumming teacher, Mr Neale. Children were lucky enough to be using drums which came all the way from Africa! 1P and 1S will be doing their drumming lessons on Tuesday afternoons and 1H and 1F will be doing theirs on Thursday afternoons.