Fittleworth C. E. Village School

Fittleworth C. E. Village School


Oak Class

Summer Term 2018

W/B 7/5/18 

Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful bank holiday weekend. This week we were really lucky to have Neil Dallyn, a farmer, come in and visit us. We learnt all about his job as a farmer, who his favourite sheep is and how much his combine harvester cost!  He brought two lambs in with him and a tractor. We loved the tractor and all the Year 1s had a chance to draw it after asking him lots of questions. We saw the different types of crops he grows and he even left some seeds for us to grow. We all really enjoyed learning about the jobs he has on the farm. 

In phonics we have been revising our phonics sounds and playing games with alien words. Dragons Den is a fun game which allows the children to sort our real words and silly words. DRAGONS DEN

In Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes. Try this great shape game at home SHAPE GAME 

Next week in Oak we are planning on going for a walk up Sandy Lane towards Leigh farm. On our walk we will see Neil Dallyn's fields filled with crops, sheep and maybe a sheep being sheared and his field of cows. 

If you would like to join us on our walk please contact Mrs Wilmshurst or Mrs McKee. 

W/B 30/4/18

On Wednesday your child came home with their very own pea seed, to look after and grow. We will be sending home a bean diary for them to fill in each week, which will tell us about the progress of their peas. The child will bring their plant back to school before the end of term. 

This week we have continued investigating the case of the missing sheep Dusty. We have written missing posters, sheep facts files, we have a timeline in our classroom and we have even written sheep diaries! We have all spotted lots of 'Dusty' evidence around the school and we're sure Dusty is going to be found very soon! 

In maths we have been revising our number bonds to 10 and some children have been able to use these bonds to 10 to add single digit numbers to 2 digit numbers mentally. Lots of good maths games here on top marks  just look for the number bonds games. 

In phonics we are working hard on our split digraphs a_e as in cake, e_e as in delete, i_e as in like, o_e as in rope, and u_e as in cute. This is my favourite alphablocks all about magic e Alphablock magic e


Spring Term 2018 

W/B 26/2/18

Wow it's been cold this week! We hope you all managed to get out and enjoy the snow. It maybe freezing outside but inside we're trying to keep warm by still learning about hot!!! This week we learnt some cool facts about African animals, did you know that the Giraffe is the worlds tallest land animal and that in a pack of lions the females do most of the hunting while the males patrol the territory and protect the pride. We have lots more cool animals facts that we'll share in our upcoming assembly.

This week our phonics sound is 'aw' as in paw, law, claw. In this video you can watch Geraldine learning all about the 'aw' sound too. Geraldine learns aw

In maths we have been adding on 10 from any number using number squares and number lines. Year 2s have been adding 11 from any number.

Don't forget we are going to Marwell Zoo this coming Tuesday 6th March. The children will need to be wrapped up warm in their own clothes but with school jumpers or cardigans on. Ideally they should also have a waterproof jacket on and definitely sensible, comfortable walking shoes. They need to bring a packed lunch, a few drinks (ideally in bottles that can be closed again) and a snack, all of which should be inside a rucksack. Don't forget we are a healthy, nut free school :)  We are due to leave school at 9am and return by 4.30pm.

Enjoy the rest of the week in the snow and don't forget to read. Remember reading doesn't have be a book from school, it could be a magazine, the football results, a favourite book from home, a recipe, a cereal packet...! The options are endless.

W/B 19/2/2018

We hope you all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the sunny days at the end of the week. This half term we are starting our new topic which is 'Hot'. We will be looking in particular at Africa, the culture, people who live there, the animals and wildlife. 

This week in literacy the children are learning about conjunctions 'and' 'but' and 'because' and trying to include them in their writing. We will be reading a lovely book called 'Mama Panya's Pancakes' and using this book to create some wonderful writing of our own.

Our phonics sound this week is 'ow' as in cow and 'ou' as in cloud. 

In Maths we are partitioning and comparing numbers and towards the end of the week looking at fractions of numbers. 

If anyone is willing to come in and help (We would really love someone to come in and cook with us) please let us know. 

W/B 22/1/2018

We were so excited to receive our polar bear and our polar bear facts from WWF in the post this week! He is currently on top of our white board keeping an eye on us! We have also had a lot of fun using our brand new white board!  We are still really enjoying our 'cold' topic and have been looking at the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic. 

In maths this week we have been learning to tell the time. Year 1 have worked really hard on O'clock and half past, some even learning quarter past and quarter to. Year 2 have revised analogue time and have started to tackle digital time. Please, PLEASE keep practising telling the time at home. 

Our phonics sound this week is 'igh' and in high and 'i_e' as in kite. 

In class we have been reading 'Rainbow bear' by Michael Morpurgo and have started to do lots of writing about the 'Rainbow bear. 



W/B 15/1/2018

First a HUGE THANK YOU for all of your donations we raised over £50 for the WWF and have officially adopted a polar bear! We will let you know as soon as our information pack arrives.

We are loving our cold topic and have been learning lots and lots of facts about polar bears. Just ask the children what colour a polar bear's skin is or what polar bears eat, we have learnt so much and are about to make our own polar bear fact files.

In phonics this week we have been revising  'ee' as in week and ea as in beak and e-e as in delete.

In maths we have been looking at and adding together coins to make different amounts. Try playing the money game at home CLICK HERE. You could also go shopping and give the children something to pay for with coins.

We have also started some amazing polar bear paintings and are looking forward to finishing them off next week.

W/B 8/1/2018

This week we have started our new topic 'COLD'. We are so excited about learning all about the polar regions and the animals that live there. We are very keen to learn lots about polar bears and are really keen to help them, so have been writing letters to our families asking them to donate £1.50 to go towards adopting a Polar bear through the WWF. WWF Polar Bear Adoption

In Maths this week we have been learning about number bonds to 8 and 9. We have also been doubling numbers to 6 and playing some doubling games. You can play these games at home Robin Hood Doubles

Dinosaur dentist

In literacy this week we have been writing letters and revising the different ways to make the 'a' sound. Our author for this term is Julia Donaldson, we are really enjoying reading her books in class.



W/B 1//1/2018

Welcome back! Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and ate lots of chocolate!!!!  We're really excited to be back and get started on our new topic which this half term is COLD. We will be learning all about the Arctic and Antarctic and the animals and people that live there.  




W/B 27/11/17 

We've had a very exciting few weeks! We absolutely loved visiting the Novium museum in Chichester and we learnt loads of really cool facts about Tim Peake and his space mission Principia. 

We have been working really hard on our Christmas play and are starting to get really excited about Christmas! 

In Maths this week we have been counting up in tens from any given number for e.g 4, 14, 24, 34, 44

In literacy this week we are starting to write our own stories about space. We have had some amazing ideas including pizza planets, aliens with lots of eyeballs and crashing comets! 

Don't forget it's the Christmas Fair on Friday evening 6pm till 8pm

W/B 6/11/17

This week we have started writing fact files about the planet Mars. We have learnt some very cool facts about Mars.

In phonics we have continued to talk about the 'ee' sound and talked about the split digraph e_e.

In maths we have been learning about partitioning numbers into tens and ones for example know that the number 14 is made up of 1 ten and 4 ones. We have enjoyed listening to this song Numbers in the teens

Please check your children's book bags for a letter about our upcoming trip to the Novium.

W/B 30/10/17

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term and managed to get some rest! This week we have started to listen to songs from our nativity play and are getting excited about christmas already!!! 

Our sound of the week is ea as in beans and ee as in feet. We were really good of thinking of lots of different 'ee' words and as a class wrote them around the classroom. We loved watching alphablocks which had all the ee sounds in. Alphablocks ee

In maths we have been talking and learning about 2D shapes. We have talked about and learnt about the properties of circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons and Octagons. 

This coming Friday is show and tell. Don't forget you can bring a picture, some writing or something you got while on half term holidays to share with the class.

W/B 16/10/17

We have had great fun this week designing our own aliens in Oak Class. We met Adam Adjective, who taught us all about adjectives (describing words) and we thought of lots of different adjectives to describe our own aliens! 

Our sound of the week is the split digraph a_e as in cake, late, gate etc. This is probably the best Alphablocks episode and reinforces the split digraph (magic e) rule. Alphablocks 'Magic e'

In Maths this week we have been learning to tell the time. We have learnt O'clock and half past the hour and it would be great if you can practise this at home to reinforce what we have learnt at school. 

A quick note about milk, your child no longer receives free school milk but lots are wanting it during fruit time. If your child would like milk at school please log on to Cool Milk. You can register there and pay for your milk on line. 

We hope you all have a wonderful half term break. Don't forget school's Firework night on Saturday 28th October.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 30th October. 

W/B 9/10/17 

We have had a great week in Oak Class, we were so interested in the moon landing and space that we have now begun to learn more about it! We have also been reading a really funny book called ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. 

Our sound in phonics this week is the ‘ai’ as in train and ‘ay’ as in day sound. This is a great episode of alphablocks to watch to reinforce the sounds. Alphablocks 'ai' 'ay' and 'a_e'

In Maths this week we have been finding numbers on a number line and we have looked at fractions. Use your purple mash account to find a great pizza fraction game. 

We are moving on to time next week so get looking at those clocks and watches!! 


W/B 2/10/17

We have been working hard in Oak class this week. We have been learning about the first ever moon landing and thought about how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would have felt walking on the moon. We have also talked about Tim Peake and watched a video of him playing water ping pong in space! We have even designed and labelled our own rockets.

In phonics this week our sound is 'ng' as in ring and 'nk' as in pink. Trying practising phonics at home using Deep Sea Phonics

In Maths this week both year 1 and 2s have been working on learning their number bonds to 10 and then 20. Number bonds are the 2 numbers that can be added together to make one number for example




3+7=10 etc

This is our favourite number bonds song at the moment and the children are great at singing along! That makes 10

You can practise number bonds to 20 using The Funky Mummy Game and number bonds to 10 using the 'Save the Whale' game which is linked below.

Just a reminder that this Friday is a show and tell Friday, children can bring in anything they have written or drawn, photos or booklets about somewhere they have been. Please no toys.

W/B 25/9/17

We've been busy in Oak class this week. We have been very lucky and had some old toys in to look at. We talked about what the toys were made from and how they were played with. We also thought of questions we could ask our grandparents about life when they were young.

In maths this week we have been measuring. Year 1s were measuring using non standard measure (we used multi links and bricks) and were really good at finding objects smaller than a 1 metre and longer than 1 metre. Practise measuring at home asking children to find objects that are longer or shorter than a given object. allow them to put items into size order.

Year 2s have been measuring using cm. They were able to find objects shorter than 10cm and measure them to the nearest cm and objects that were longer. Practise measuring at home giving children a ruler and ask them to find objects to measure to the nearest cm. 

Our phonics sounds this week are words ending in -ing as in jumping, -ed as in jumped and -er as in jumper. Use your sound book to look at the words and talk about words with these endings at home.

W/B 18/9/17

We have had a great week in Oak class and the children are working hard and filling up their sticker charts. We are still looking at toys and are beginning to compare our toys to toys from the past.

Our phonics sounds this week are 'll' as in well, 'zz' as in buzz and 'ck' as in kick. These sounds will be in your sound books with more examples of words with those sounds. Look at these words with your child, see if you can spot words with those sounds in. Look for them when you're reading, around the house and when you're out and about! Click here to play Deep Sea Phonics games

In maths this week we have been adding coins (up to 10p/20p) to make different amounts. At home, show your child different coins and let them play with them and add them together. If you get the opportunity you could take them shopping and let them use the coins to buy something. You can also play the Toy Shop Money Game to practise adding coins together.

WELCOME BACK. We hope you had the most amazing summer.

We spent the first week just settling back in, getting to know each other and we're getting used to new routines.

W/B 11/9/17

This week we have continued with our 'All about me' topic and have had fun looking at our favourite toys. We found out why they are so special to us and we heard stories about lost toys!

Our phonics sound this week is 'ff' and 'ss' e.g. puff, miss, off, kiss

In maths this week we are learning about the number bonds that make 5. 

0+5=5, 1+4=5, 2+3=5, 3+2=5, 4+1=5, 5+0=5 

You can practice number bonds to 10 at home using this game. save the whale

 Summer Term 2017

Welcome Back! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday and feel well rested and ready for a busy term. 

This week we have started the summer term by throwing ourselves in to our new topic which is KNIGHTS and CASTLES. We have already learnt about a Motte and Bailey castle and who lived and worked within the castle grounds. 

In Maths this week year 2s have been doing lots of division and looking at different ways we can do this both mentally and practically. 

Year 1s are comparing numbers and looking at partitioning into tens and ones. 

Keep using Mathletics, practising common exception words and year 1s practise all the sounds in your sound books at home. 

W/B 27.3.17

This week is planes week. We have learnt about the history of planes and watched some very funny videos on first attempts at flying. We also watched the first ever flight by the Wright brothers.

Our phonics this week is revising all the different ways to make the 'a' sound ai, ay, a_e

In maths we have been using coins and adding coins to make different amounts. Click here to play this money game. money game

W/B 20.3.17 This week is train week. We have been learning about the life and inventions of George Stephenson, 'The Father of the Railway' Click on this link to learn more about his life and play a fun inventing game. George Stephenson

 W/B 13.3.17 This week is bike week. Children brought in their bikes and have had fun riding them on the playground and drawing them for their piece of writing. 

In maths this week year 1s have been learning number bonds to 8, 9 and 10. Click on this link to reinforce number bonds. Practise number bonds up to and within 20 with the funky mummy game

Year 2s have been learning about inverse operations.  Keep practising times tables at home. You can use this game to help with lots of maths skills. Hit the button

Our phonics sound this week is 'are' as in care, stare etc.

Year 2s have been learning about suffixes and adding ing, ed, est and er. 

REMINDER Next Thursday we are on a trip to The Wyevale Garden Centre in Pulborough to visit South Downs Light Railway. We will be there from 10am and will be back at school in time for lunch. 


 W/B 6.3.17 We are starting our new topic this week. Our topic is 'On the Move'. This week we are looking at cars. 

In maths this week year 1s have been learning about capacity and measuring using non standard measure and at the end of the week will be learning about data and creating tally charts and pictogram.

Year 2s have continued learning about fractions of numbers. You can practise at home using Fraction Flags 

w/B 27.2.17 Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful half term. We are having an exciting week as we had our trip to Kew Gardens yesterday. We are all a bit tired but have managed some amazing writing today about our trip. 

This week our phonic sounds are 'er' 'aw' and 'au'.

In maths year 1s have been measuring using non-standard measure. 

Year 2s have been learning about fractions of shape and numbers.Here's the link to a fun game you could practise at home.


W/B 13.2.17 This week in maths Year 1s have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones and  Year 2s have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10. 

This week we have been revising the phonics sound ow, oa and o-e. 

Practise your phonics at home and play obb and bob




BBC touch typing

Literacy games

Maths games

Science games

Times table games

Phonic games

Maths zone

Hit the button - maths

Times Table Games 

Phonic games - phase 3

Telling the time

Eggs to order

Number square games

Spelling games

SPAG game