Year Groups

EYFSYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6

Nursery and Reception

Hello and thank you for visiting our Early Years page (Nursery and Reception)

2017/2018

Meet the EYFS Team:

Miss Porritt- Assistant Head for EYFS
Ms Prigg/Mrs Kauser – Nursery Teachers
Mrs Rahman– (RPR) Reception Teacher
Miss Hopkinson -(RH) Reception Teacher                                                                     
Mrs Ryder – (RR) Reception Teacher                                                                           
Miss Burrows- (RB) Reception Teacher 

The teaching assistants in EYFS are Miss To, Miss Baker, Miss Tanvir, Mrs Chowdhury, Mrs Rahman, Mrs Ahmed, Mrs Matuta, Mrs Velani, Mrs Shah, Miss Kaur and Miss Spike. 

Morning Nursery operates from 8:45-11:45am and afternoon Nursery from 12:15pm -3.15pm. Reception starts at 8.55am (doors open at 8.45am and the school day finishes at 3.15pm.

Please make sure you are on time and you bring your child to their class door/teacher. Please make sure you are on time to pick your child up as they can, at this age, get quite upset, if you are running late, please make sure you inform the school. If a different person is picking up your child, please ensure you have informed us about it, and where possible introduced us to them.

Teaching and Learning

Every child has their own Learning Journey Book which is kept in their class and you are welcome to look through it and add your own comments. We also operate an open door policy every Tuesday in the Nursery between 8.45-9.15am and 12.15-12.45pm and you are welcome to visit and join in for ‘stay and read’/’stay and play’ sessions. 

Please make sure your book bag is in school with you every day. Please remember to bring in your PE in drawstring bag and leave in school. Homework diaries and reading books must be brought in to be changed on the correct day. It is important that have breakfast before you come to school and wear your uniform. This way you come to school ready for learning. Make sure you are wearing sensible shoes and are dressed appropriately for the weather. Jewellery is not allowed in school. 

Vicarage Home Learning

In Reception homework is given out each week on Friday. It will alternate between Literacy, Maths and Topic work. Please complete each week. Homework books will be given out on Fridays with an expectation that they are returned by Wednesday at the latest.

Children will be awarded in the form of merits, praise and certificates for effort and presentation. We feel homework is an important part of children’s learning and hope that this new format will give you more information on what is being taught in the classroom. If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.

How can I help my child at home?

  1. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure children have a place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
  2. Set a regular study time. Some children work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
  3. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV or loud music.
  4. Make sure children do their own work. They won’t learn if they don’t think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can assist by making suggestions but children should take ownership of their own work and be encouraged to become independent learners.
  5. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about projects, assessments, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.
  6. Set a good example. Do your children ever see you reading a book? Children are more likely to follow their parents’ examples than their advice.
  7. Praise their work and efforts. Put Certificates on the fridge. Mention academic achievements to relatives. 
  8. Know the teachers — and what they’re looking for. Attend school events, such as Parent’s Evening to meet your child’s teacher. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved. 

Please feel free to approach any member of our staff with any questions or concerns, or if you just want to talk to us! You can contact us via the school number on 0208 472 1010 or e-mail info@vicarage.newham.sch.uk 
Thank you. Early Years Team. 

Downloads

The EYFS has strands that we use to plan and assess children that are age related. See below for a brief description of these strands.

Nursery

The Nursery children have settled in and have been learning about themselves. Here are some pictures of the fabulous learning we have been doing in nursery.

 
 

In our Nursery we value that we are all special and different!

Reception

Funny bones

The children in Reception have been learning about themselves, in particular naming their body parts. We looked at the story Funny bones and had great fun designing and painting our own skeletons. We learnt the song, “Them Bones” and had a special world of work week where we learnt how to stay healthy by eating a range of healthy foods.

   

Maths (Shapes)

In Reception we have been learning all about 2D shapes. We have been learning the names of the shapes and their properties. We have been on a shape walk around the school to identify shapes in our environment. The children have also got creative and made their own pictures using lots of 2D shapes.

World of Work Week

During world of work week Reception classrooms were turned into cafes. In order to learn about healthy eating all four classes made Crispy Flapjacks. The children thoroughly enjoyed making cakes. Whilst having fun they learnt about measuring amounts (Maths), taking turns and waiting patiently (PSED), describing what they were doing (Communication and Language) and keeping their hands clean for the whole lesson (Physical Development). All classes thoroughly enjoyed making the cakes but most of all loved eating them!

Throughout the coming year we will be continuing cooking skills. Please discuss and include your child at home when you are cooking. Discuss the importance of keeping safe in the kitchen and healthy eating.

Owl Babies

This term we read the ‘Owl Babies’ story and did many activities linked to the story. We became authors and re-told the story using some of the illustrations from the story. We also re-told the story by acting out our favourite part using owl puppets. In the creative area were made colleges of owls and we painted owls using sponges. During circle time we discussed how the owls were feeling when mummy owl left them, we also thought about how we felt on our first day in Reception and our parents left us. Some of the words we used were ‘sad’, ‘upset’, ‘nervous’ and ‘scared’ but some of us were ‘excited’ to start big school!

Useful links

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey

www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources – (for parent videos linked to RML)

Welcome to Year 1

The teachers in this year group are: Miss Mclean (1M), Mrs. Gandhi (1G), Miss Sharp- Grant (1S) and  Mrs. Ali (1A)

The teaching assistants are Mrs Srivastava, Miss Chavda, Miss Flores, Miss Radha, Miss Caton, Mrs Moumen, Mrs Master and Mrs Hamilton-Clarey.

In term 1, children learnt about living things and the human body. In Science, children named body parts for animals including humans and they learnt about the five senses. During the course of the term children understood why Diwali is important to Hindus and they made Diva lamps using clay and paint.

This term we will be learning about The Gunpowder Plot and the infamous event that took place in history. Children will learn about Guy Fawkes and the timeline of events that took place.

We are the first year group to launch the exciting ‘Maths No Problem’ programme, based on Shanghai methods of teaching. This involves practical activities that deepen the children’s understanding of mathematical concepts and promotes independence and team work.

As a model RWI school we offer an excellent provision for teaching phonics. Children are split into groups and are taught by our teachers who specialise in RWI. Children work towards the National Phonics Screening which takes place in the Summer Term. Vicarage Primary School has excelled in this test previously and even received a commendation from the Government as we were in the top 5% across the country.

In P.E we are developing our physical skills through Dance and Games. We are learning to be aware of personal space, travelling in different ways and making still shapes. Mr Griffin the Specialist P.E coach teaches each class fortnightly.

Spanish and Art are taught to all classes in year 1 on a fortnightly basis.

World of Week

Children looked at different skills and jobs at ASDA. After the visit we created a shop environment in the class so that they could transfer their skills of organising, team member, cashiering, tidying up, maths skills, literacy skills, customer service (helping).

They chose and dressed up in a uniform they wanted to be when they grow up. Lego pictures: was a team work activity whereby children had to work together not only to make the tallest tower but also can it stand/balance if it had a bottle placed on the tower.

Maths

Year 1 Children working with number bonds …working on deeper understanding as to how to make a bigger number, looking at different number which make a bigger number.

RE

Celebrating and exploring different religions, naming and making special artefacts from Hinduism; ’clay diva’.

Useful websites 

Below you will also find links to web sites that you can visit with your child. It will give you the opportunity to talk about what your child has been learning in school in a fun and interactive way.

Enjoy and have fun!

Numeracy

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Buy2itemsv4

http://www.ictgames.co.uk/

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Alien-Pairs-to-10-733

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/A-Handful-of-Coins-636

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Compare-Numbers-Between-644

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Hickory-Dickory-650

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Im-Thinking-of-a-Number-Visual-616

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Phase-3-Tricky-Words-Train-748

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Phase-4-Tricky-Words-Plane-749

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Phase-5-Tricky-Words-Ship-750

Topic and general

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Minibeasts-Amphibians-and-Reptiles-Information-Book-Reading-Level-A-249

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Mammals-and-Birds-Information-Book-Reading-Level-A-250

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

Welcome to Year 2

The teachers in this year group are Ms Kuzan (2B),Miss Saeed (2U), Miss Khatun (2H) and Mr Munshi (2N). 

The teaching assistants are Mrs Lee, Mrs King, Mrs Connelly, Mrs Sahota, Miss Katz, Mrs Patel, Miss Bell, Miss Kamal and Mrs Samson.

Year 2 is a very important and exciting year to be in. The children have to work hard to get the best results by the end of the year.  However, they also enjoy their learning in a broad and creative way.

In the first term, we learnt about Florence Nightingale and the important role she played in the nursing profession.  We explored the conditions of the soldiers who lived and fought during the Crimean War. In the second term, we are boarding a pirate ship and are sailing through the seas, exploring hidden islands and the continents, whilst looking for hidden treasure, of course!Learning is further enhanced with exciting trips that enrich their experiences of the curriculum.

Our curriculum map shows full details of all of our topics being covered this year.

Harvest performance

Florence Nightingale Workshop

Useful websites

Below you will also find links to web sites that you can visit with your child. It will give you the opportunity to talk about what your child has been learning in school in a fun and interactive way.

Topic

http://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?&subcat=pf&id=2042

http://www.the-pirate-ship.com/piratefacts.html

https://www.pirate101.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/florence_nightingale/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/florence/

Maths

http://www.mathletics.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8

Literacy

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=43

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

A warm welcome to Year 3!

The teachers in this year group are  Mrs Adelani (3A), Miss Alexander (3MA), Mrs Billan (3B) and Ms Mitchell (3M).

Our teaching assistants are:  Ms Joseph, Mrs Aslam, Miss Main, Mrs Sadler, Miss Akhtar, Miss Thomas and Mrs Misbah

 

 

It’s been a long, busy term for Year 3 but we’ve made it with lots of exciting, fun learning happening along the way. One of our highlights was Spain Day, as our Geography Topic was Spectacular Spain!  For this joyful day we developed many new skills by taking part in:

  • Flamenco dancing
  • Art – Picasso style collaging
  • Speaking Spanish
  • Cooking – Catalan style toast

Children and teachers dressed up to match the theme – what a wonderful time we had! Ole!
Parents/carers thank you for your generous contributions to Spain Day!

Here are some of the incredible moments we captured with our camera…

Another awesome moment for us was our World of Work Week, where we learned all about different job roles and why we work. During this time, our kind parents took time off from their busy work schedule to come and share their job experiences with us!  We learned A LOT from them and were inspired to think and write about our dream jobs.  Thank you parents!

Highlights of this week were:

  • 3A visited the Emirates Experience
  • 3B visited London Legacy Development Agency in Stratford
  • 3M visited Lend Lease to learn about different jobs in construction and regeneration
  • 3MA visited The Cow restaurant in Stratford to explore catering and hospitality

We are all looking forward to another action-packed, fun term! Full compliments from all Year 3 children and adults.

Below are links to useful websites that may you and your child when doing homework, or with any learning in general.

Useful websites

Maths

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

http://www.mathletics.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

English

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

Welcome to the Year 4 Page!

The teachers are: Ms Milling (4M), Ms Burchett (4B), Ms Chavda (4C) and Mr Ubhey (4U).

Our Teaching assistants are: Mrs Sadler, Ms Main, Ms Ahmad, Mrs Aslam, Mrs Bux, Miss Thomas, Mrs Avel, Miss Monelle, Miss Hussain, Miss Amin and Mrs Khan.

Year 4 are going to have an exciting year ahead with lots of fun and stimulating subjects. Earlier this year, in celebration of their first topic, the children participated in a special Roman Day workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed. We also had an insight to the ‘World of Work’ by visiting different workplaces, such as KPMG, Emirates Aviation Experience, Multiplex (construction site) and an advertising agency, Creature of London, to explore the various skills required for these professions. Throughout the coming year, there will be more exhilarating themes for the children to experience such as:

Literacy – Poetry and Journalistic recounts
Maths – Number & Geometry
Topic – Habitats

Useful websites

Below are links to useful websites that may you and your child when doing homework, or with any learning in general.

English:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english

Maths:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

www.mathletics.co.uk

www.teachingtables.co.uk

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

Science:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=68

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

General:

http://www.scratchjr.org/

www.coolmatpkids.com

Welcome to year 5!

Our teachers in this year group are Miss Islam (5I), Ms Nahar (5N), Miss Sam (5P), and Mrs Siddiqui (5S).

Our teaching assistants in year 5 are Mrs Iftikhar, Mrs Bailey, Miss Jabbar and Mrs Arched.

Year 5 have an exciting year ahead of them! The teachers have worked hard to ensure our children have the best and stimulating learning environment. So let’s see what the year 5 children have been up to…

Ancient Greece

In topic we have been learning about Ancient Greece. Our children learnt about how Ancient Greece has left a great legacy that impacts us today. We learnt about democracy, similarities and differences in modern and ancient Olympics. 

We then ended the unit with a Greek workshop. Every child was immersed in the workshop and participated enthusiastically!

Literacy

In literacy we linked our writing to the Ancient Greece topic. We learnt about the Greek Gods. We delved into Pandora’s story and wrote a recount of Pandora’s Box. 

When we studied different artefacts in history, we decided to use our knowledge to make our own Greek vase out of clay! And, since we were making a Greek vase in art, we decided to write detailed instructions to help us create our masterpiece!

World of Work Week

World of Work Week is a fantastic opportunity for our children to discover the jobs and opportunity that is available in the world around us.

This year, year 5 children discovered the world of construction. We worked as architectures to design our buildings that were unique and eco-friendly. Then learnt about perimeter, area and ratio in maths, to work as engineers to create a scaled floor plan and a scaled model! We also went to the Docklands museum to learn about structures. Finally, construction professionals came into school and judged our presentation. Our children did an amazing job and they had lots of fun creating their own building models! 

 

Coming up next term!

  • Our topic next term is Mighty Mountains. We will be visiting the Natural History Museum to learn more about it.
  • With Christmas coming soon, our children will learn about the significance of Christmas and what it means to others in RE. 
  • Poetry retreat is an opportunity for four lucky year 5 children to go on a retreat to the New forest. They will connect with nature and immerse themselves in writing and reciting poems. Furthermore, they will be working with a poet called, Adisa.

Useful websites

Numeracy

www.mathletics.co.uk

www.teachingtables.co.uk

http://www.ilovemathsgames.com

www.coolmatpkids.com

Literacy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/grammar-punctuation-and-spelling-made-easy

Hello and welcome to Year 6!

Our class teachers are Ms Zaffarullah (6Z), Ms Begum (6B), Ms Sadia (6S) and Ms Iqbal (6I). Other teachers that support the teaching of literacy and maths are: Mrs Hussain, Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Maskell.

Our Teaching Assistants in year 6 are Mrs Mead, Ms Patel, Ms French, Mr P and Ms Clark.

Year 6 is always an important year for our children, since we are heading towards our SAT’s and this means lots of hard work, encouragement, motivation and independent learning. The main focus for most part of the year is Maths and Literacy, as these are the areas our children are tested on. However, the year 6 curriculum aims to provide our children with a wide range of interesting topics (in other subject areas) that will help them develop and learn in a fun and engaging way. Please refer to our curriculum map to see all of the topics we will be covering this year.

Currently in year 6, the children have had the opportunity to take part in the ‘Every Child A Musician’ (ECAM) lessons; these take place after school. All of the children have been assigned different musical instruments such as: the violin, guitar and keyboard. During their ECAM sessions the children are taught by a professional musician for 30 minutes every week, they are also set homework so they can perfect their skills learnt in their sessions – this all leads to a big musical concert at the end of the school year!

Finally – educational Visits! In year 6 we take our children on stimulating, interactive trips to places that offer experiences which they may not have had: theatre, museums and theme parks are just a few examples of what we offer! Most trips have been scheduled to take place after SATs, where they can relax and learn, not having to think about tests. We are looking forward to making this year ‘a successful year’ to remember, for our year 6’s.

Document below outlines secondary school transfer for Year 6.

 

Hartlepool Monkey – Children visited the theatre show and got to experience theatre production, back stage.

World of Week – Children in Year 6 brainstormed in groups and invented a product, which was presented to the Dragons’ at the end of the week.

 
Viking Workshop – All children took part in a Viking workshop that helped develop their own understanding of Vikings and why they migrated to England.

Useful websites

Below are links to useful websites that may you and your child when doing homework, or with any learning in general.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

http://mathsgogogo.co.uk/

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/media/Rising-Stars/Files/Achieve-KS2-Parent-Guide-final.pdf (parents’ guide to Year 6 SATS testing)