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Cooking and Gardening


Cooking and gardening will begin in the week commencing 19th April for Year 1. 

On the day that your child is doing cooking or gardening they can wear their own clothes and will need to bring their wellies into school. 


1H - Monday 19th April

1F - Tuesday 20th April

1P - Thursday 22nd April

1S - Friday 23rd April 


Sharing assemblies

Our sharing assemblies this term will be presented live to parents via Microsoft Teams. A link will be posted to the event in the class team. You can also find the link below. They will be recorded for anyone who is unable to make the 'live' event.

Please read our Microsoft Teams news articles for more details:

Sharing assemblies will start at 9:15 each Friday to allow parents who drop younger siblings at school to return home in time to log-on.

Your child’s log on details for Microsoft Teams are available on MCAS.


Class assembly dates and links:  

23rd April 9.10am 1H - Click HERE to watch.

23rd April 9.40am 1F - Click HERE to watch.

30th April 9.10am 1P -Click HERE to watch.

30th April 9.40am 1S -Click HERE to watch.

    Creative Home Learning Showcase on Microsoft Teams

    Our Creative Home Learning showcase will now be on Microsoft teams, rather than in class. Please complete the Creative Home Learning tasks at home as normal and upload a picture or document to your child's Class Teams account, in the section labelled 'Creative Home Learning'. We will showcase everybody's home learning via teams towards the end of this half term.

    There will be no creative home learning while school remains closed.


    Recommended Reading List Challenge can now be uploaded to Microsoft Teams 

    You can now take a picture of your child's Recommended Reading Challenge and upload it to the their Class Teams account, in the section labelled 'Reading'. They will receive their bronze/silver/gold/platinum awards as normal.


    Remote Learning

    If your child is at home self-isolating, please refer to the class notebook on Microsoft Teams to access and complete work for this week.


    You can find your child's log-in in the 'Report Section' of MCAS. Refer to our 'How to' guides for more details

    Your child is expected to follow the class timetable and complete daily English, (phonics) and maths lessons. As well as weekly lessons from our Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum. Your child class teacher will make contact through the class notebook, and Microsoft Teams each day. This may be though written feedback or a video call. Your child's class teacher will arrange times for this.

    Books going home

    English and Maths books will be sent home on Friday 14th May. Books need to be returned on Monday morning 17th May.



    Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

    Home learning

    Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  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. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
    • Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group  expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home.
    • Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Log on to Timestable Rockstars!
    • 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.


    You will be able to see your child’s 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.


          Spelling patterns 

          Week beginning: 19.04.21

          • ay, oy 

          ay and oy are used for sounds at the end of a words and at the end of syllables. 

          Examples: play, day, say, way, stay, play, boy, toy, enjoy, annoy.



          Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select a recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you. 

          Once the children have read a book, it would be great if they could complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. 


          Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):

          1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about characters/setting and events.

          2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.

          3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their 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 Award

          15 Books = Gold Award

          All books = Platinum Award

          • Find out Recommended Reading lists here (scroll to the bottom)



          TimesTables Rockstars!

          TimesTables Rockstars is an 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. 

          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?

          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?

          Children will be given details to log in ( once they have successfully completed all levels of the Number Bond Challenge.

          Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.

          Hit the Button

          Maths Frame

          Funky Mummy



          What is my child learning?



          We are reading the book 'David Attenborough-Little People, Big Dreams' and are learning how to write a non-chronological report.



          We are learning about multiplication with a focus on word problems. 



          Specialist subjects

          Number Bond Challenge

          Every Thursday children will be given  a Number Bond Challenge to complete within two minutes. They will begin with Number Bonds to 5. If children complete the challenge successfully, they will move to the next challenge the following week.

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