Year Groups

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

Early Years are where children start their school adventure. At Vicarage we make learning in the Early Years fun, exciting, enjoyable and challenging. Through the EYFS we aim to provide a stimulating, social and academic experience. We base our half termly planning around different subjects and teach these through books (see the yearly overview).

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.

Prime areas of learning and development

Personal, social and emotional development

This area of learning and development looks at children’s confidence and behaviour but also how well they can get on with adults and other children.

Communication and language

This area of learning and development looks at children’s speech and language. It also provides an introduction to the skills needed in order to read and write later on.

Physical development

This area of learning deals with children’s physical skills including learning to dress, eat and go to the toilet. Your child will also learn about ways of keeping healthy.

Specific areas of learning and development

Literacy

This area of learning introduces children to the skills needed for reading and writing. Older children will start to link sounds to letters and also learn to write simple words such as their names.

Mathematics

This area of learning helps children with some very early maths skills. The focus is very practical so that children have a firm base for later mathematics.

Knowledge and understanding of the world

This area of learning is diverse. It includes ICT as well as very early science. It also helps children begin to think about the past and present and their local environment. It also helps children to learn that others might have different cultures and religions.

Creative development

This area looks at self-expression through a range of different media, including music, dance, imaginative play and early painting.

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)

Spring term 1

We have a very fun-filled, exciting term planned for our year 1 students.

Our main topic this term will be Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing. We are very fortunate to have a workshop visiting the school to bring history to life for the children. We will be looking at historical facts as well as historical enquiry skills. This term we will be focussing on asking questions and learning about how to find out more about the past (sources of evidence).

This term we will be holding our first ever Vicarage School Reading Festival .We will be reading a wide range of books, meeting authors, listening to story tellers and of course writing our own stories. There will be competitions for designing book marks, story writing and a reading challenge. This will fantastic event will culminate on World Book Day where we will all be dressed up as our favourite book character.  Who would you like to be?

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

Maths

Remember Mathletics Student’s app is available to download on tablets. The children who have used this have been improving their mental maths skills through playing children around the world online.  This is a safe environment where children can compete against. Mathletics is not a social media website and as such does not have a chat facility on this website and app.

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/

Year 2 is a very important and exciting year to be in. The children have to work hard to get the best results they can in their end of Key Stage 1 assessment tests. However they get to enjoy their learning in creative and unusual ways.

Last term we learnt about Florence Nightingale and found out about the conditions the soldiers lived and fought in during the Crimean War. This term we have boarded a pirate ship and are sailing through the seas, exploring hidden islands and the continents- all whilst looking for hidden treasure, of course!

One of our core values is all about respecting others while developing our own independence. We provide opportunities for the children to learn this by ensuring that every child feels valued and appropriately challenged in their classes in order for them to achieve their full potential.

As teachers, we are committed to leading by example: We respect each other and always try our best.

Learning is further enhanced with regular visits to venues that enrich the topic we are studying.

We will be updating the website with more information and photos of our learning, so make sure to check our class page regularly to see what we have been up to!

Remember Mathletics Student’s app is available to download on tablets. The children who have used this have been improving their mental maths skills through playing children around the world online.  This is a safe environment where children can compete against. Mathletics is not a social media website and as such does not have a chat facility on this website and app.

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

Year 3 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 Spain Day which they thoroughly enjoyed. Throughout the coming year, there will be more exhilarating themes for them to experience. 

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/

Year 4 is going to be a lot of fun and we are already working hard. This year, we will get the opportunity to learn how to swim. We will also study interesting topics in all subjects.

Please look at our curriculum map to see all the exciting topics we will be covering this year, including Romans, Saxons and Raging Rivers.

Useful websites

Please find below some useful websites for your child to use:

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

www.mathletics.co.uk

http://www.scratchjr.org/

www.coolmatpkids.com

www.primarygames.com/math.htm

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

www.teachingtables.co.uk

At Vicarage we make learning in year 5 fun, exciting, enjoyable and challenging. This is going to be an exciting year with a lot of fun and stimulating subjects.

For the first term, children in year 5 had studied a history topic on Ancient Greece. The children all thoroughly enjoyed this topic as it consisted of research, role play, timelines, an educational visit to the British Museum, and actors came in to perform.

Throughout this academic year, the children will be learning through a range of different stimulating topics. To view the topics the children will learning please click on the link curriculum map 2016-2017.

Useful websites

Numeracy

www.mathletics.co.ukwww.teachingtables.co.ukhttp://www.ilovemathsgames.comwww.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

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 of the year is Maths and Literacy, as these are the areas in which our children are tested. 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 fun and engaging ways. 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 the opportunity to take part in the ‘Every Child A Musician’ (ECAM) lessons; these take place every Friday.  All of the children have been assigned different musical instruments such as the violin, flute 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!

We take our children on stimulating, interactive educational visits to places that offer experiences which they may not have had: the theatre, camping and theme parks are just a few examples of what we offer! Most visits have been scheduled to take place after SATs, where they can relax and learn, after the hard work for their tests. We are looking forward to making this year ‘a successful year’ to remember for our year 6’s. ​