We hope you had a lovely, restful summer. We're looking forward to the year ahead with lots of fantastic learning.
Due to the Year 1 Showcase, Year 2 PE will be on Wednesday 12th December.
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 30th November return books Monday 3rd December
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:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
Here is the Creative Home Learning list for Autumn 2 - enjoy!
Please have Creative Home Learning projects in class by Thursday 13th December 2018.
2F - 28/11/18
2P - 29/11/18
2S - 30/11/18
Please can children bring along any extra or old, unwanted, christmas decorations on their Gardening and Cooking day as we will be using these to decorate our four bean teepees as constellation trees.
Children are to come on their G&C day in comfortable and appropriate clothing for the kitchen and allotments. Please ensure children also wear safe and comfortable footwear which covers their feet (i.e. trainers) and any long hair is tied back. Children do not need to bring an apron as these will be provided. In addition, children must also bring a container on the day where they can store their cooking to bring home, these can be a standard small sized container.
Information about any termly £4 donations you would like to contribute which goes towards their G&C lessons can be found on the 'Welcome Back Newsletter' and payments are to be made on the Fielding Laser page. The Year 2 team would like to thank parents for any donations which are made towards the G&C lessons.
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.
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.
Activity choices (you can do the same one twice):
1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about the characters/ setting and events.
2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write down five words or phrases to describe the character's personality and five words or phrases to describe their appearance.
3. As you're reading, list any unfamiliar words and write down the meaning.
4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?
5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.
6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award15 Books = Gold Award
Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on letter writing. Pupils will be writing a letter as 'The Girl' from The Magic Finger (by Roald Dahl) addressed to the neighbours explaining why she believes they should stop hunting. The letter will be focusing on the following punctuation and grammar skills.
Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on money. Children will be learning the value of different coins, different ways of making amounts and calculating change.
We will be practicing our use of the following grammar skills:
Apostrophes for contractions
Commands and questions
(More information is above in the SOLO rubric)
We will focus on exploring different coins and their values.