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Christmas Showcase

On Wednesday 12th December Year One would like to invite parents and carers to our Christmas Showcase. The children will sing three festive songs and show you the festive arts and crafts they have been busy making. These celebrations will take place in the classrooms. We have staggered the start times to accommodate the high number of siblings in our year group so that parents and carers have the opportunity to visit both classes. The times are:

1H 1:15 - 1:45 pm

1P 1:45 - 2:15 pm

1S 2:15 - 2:45 pm

1F 2:45 - 3:15 pm 


If you would like to practise the songs we will be singing at home they are: Rudolph the red-nose reindeer, Jingle Bell Rock and Starry Night.


Library volunteers

The Year 1 library requires weekly maintenance so if you have an hour to spare please let your class teacher know.  


Back packs

We have very limited space to store the children's personal belongings. We would appreciate as many children as possible just bringing their book bag, snack and water bottle. This makes it much easier for the children to hang their coats up on their pegs. If your child needs to change their clothes for an after school club please consider the size of back pack they bring to school.  


Volunteers for our cooking lesson

Year 1 will be cooking the week beginning the 3rd of December. If you would like to volunteer for the morning session please speak to your child's class teacher.

Last term many families made the £4 voluntary contribution to gardening and cooking lessons. However, we have only had a small number make the payment so far for our gardening and cooking lessons next week. If you are able to make the £4 voluntary contribution please do so on Laser. 

Gardening and cooking timetable:

3.12.18 - 1H

4.12.18 - 1F

6.12.18 - 1S

7.12.18 - 1P

We would like as many Year One children as possible to bring one Christmas decoration to their gardening lesson to decorate the last two bean teepees! 


Borrowed school clothing

In year 1 we have a small amount of spare clothes in case a child has an accident.  We are currently short on spare clothes for boys.  If you have any boys school trousers to donate we would be very grateful. 


If your child has borrowed an item of school clothing can it be brought back to school so we have them for next time. Thank you.



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. 


Spelling this week are based on 100 key word list. 

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 for 13th December are:

1. toe

2. tie

3. sledge

4. no

5. come


Spellings for 20th December are:

1. watch

2. shore

3. mouse

4. thumb

5. some

6. one


Current Learning (WB 3.12.18)


Children will write a non chronological report on the four seasons using adjectives (and the connective ‘and’). They will then read their report to a peer clearly and with expression.


Children will use concrete and pictorial representations to explore the different ways to represent a number. 
Children will begin to recognise the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number. 
Children will count in tens and ones, learning that they can partition a 2-digit number into tens and ones.





Learning Next Week (WB 12.12.18)


Children will continue to learn the spelling skill, adding s and es endings.

The children will assess their writing (report on Seasons) using the rubric and then edit their writing. 




Children will continue to build on their existing knowledge of counting forwards and backwards by introducing the numbers 11-20. Children will apply their counting skills to find one more and one less. Once children are confident making and exploring numbers greater than 10, they will begin to compare groups of numbers.


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.  

Reading Challenge 

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!

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.

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.

Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

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