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Computing

"What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It is the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs

Computing is about more than just computers. It gives users the opportunity to be creative and to draw links from maths, science, art and design technology. Our Computing delivery enables pupils to learn how digital systems work and how to change content through programming. Pupils are encouraged to develop their computational thinking skills through planning, testing and de-bugging systems. We want to fully equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be digitally literate and technologically capable in their future workplace.​
 
Computing Curriculum Map
 
 
E-Safety
At the start of each term and throughout each Computing unit, teachers deliver key e-safety messages to their class. This helps our pupils to become more informed online users. They are better equipped to deal with incidents (should they arise) they understand what is acceptable and non-acceptable online behaviour and know who their trusted adults are in the home and at school. 
 
'Online Safety Advice for Parents
 
 
 
 
Below are some useful links that offer further guidance for parents on how to promote e-safety at home for all of the family.
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Art

The artist's world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep.

- Paul Strand

Art is a form of expression where the child's sense of individuality is nurtured and trained. At Elmhurst we encourage the children to translate what they see around them and capture their interpretations using a host of different mediums. Children enjoy the exploration of all the dimensions that Art has to offer across the school curriculum, including drawing, painting, collage, printing, textiles, sculpture and digital art.

Every year Elmhurst has an ‘Art Day’ to develop the children’s creative skills over a whole day to produce a fantastic range of topic based work from nursery to Year 6. Some of our youngest children (reception, year 1 and year 2) enjoy experimenting in Art Club every week, ran by our Art co-ordinator Mrs Nessa. We are also proud to participate in the annual Newham Art Exhibition, where we celebrate and display our art achievements from across the school.

One thing our Year 6 children look forward to each year is the residential Art trip abroad. The Art trip is a chance for 18 selected children to experience and live the artistry of different countries from past to present. The purpose of the trip is to help the children improve their art skills further and give them the opportunity to enjoy the landmarks and monuments of the city. In addition, they develop their cultural awareness and improve their language skills. On returning to school, the participating children work closely with our art consultant Andrew Mutter, to create amazing pieces of work based on their trip, which are then showcased at a grand exhibition at the end of the year. So far we have visited Paris, Barcelona, Rome and Amsterdam.


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Year 6

Mr Purdie, Miss Ahmad, Miss Vann and Miss Tidmarsh welcome you warmly to the Year 6 page!
 
As the oldest year group in the school there is always a lot going on. We are very busy and hard-working, but we find lots of time for fun too!
We learn about some incredible topics over the year, with some amazing trips. This term we are finding out all about tea trade and are creating our own tea brands complete with branding, packaging and blended tea leaves. We are learning about light and electricity in Science and we are looking forward to our topic on human biology. We are also becoming experts in our musical instruments with our ECAM tutors and getting excited about our trip to Fairplay House in December.
 
We have begun work towards our SATs exams in May, and are working hard to improve our comprehension skills, grammar knowledge, reasoning skills and lots more!

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! Miss Robinson, the Year Head, is excited to be working with her team which includes Miss Sheth, Miss Reed, Mr Razza, Mr Aspden and support staff.

We have had a busy start to the Year and want to thank all of the staff and pupils for their hard work.

Below are some of the many exciting things pupils will be learning in the Spring Term.

Mathematics: Children are developing their knowledge of fractions. They will be comparing fractions as well as subtracting! We have also begun “journaling” where the children investigate and solve problems. The last investigation involved the Year 5 teachers eating and sharing food in different ways!

Literacy: Children will be writing persuasive speeches and present them to Mr Ahmed himself!

Science: Pupils will be continuing their work on Forces. They learnt a great deal at the Feel the Forces show at the Science Museum where Phil the Frog demonstrated different forces!

Geography: We are becoming Global Citizens. We will be learning how we are interdependent and how other people around the world have very different lives.

D&T: Linking the unit to the ancient Egyptians in history, Pupils have started making their very own slippers. Using needles and thread has been a tricky

 

 

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Year 4

Year 4 welcomes you!

 
Our teachers are Miss Rehmanl (our Head of Year), , Miss Ford, Mr Creighton and Mr Ellerby.
 
We have lots of amazing topics this year.
 
In science this term, we are learning about living things and their habitats, looking closely at how to create classification diagrams. We will be visiting Frederick Horniman's museum to see some of the amazing creatures he collected in the past and go on a nature trail!
 
We have lots more exciting trips to come​. If you would like to offer your support for any of our trips, please let us know.
 
In maths we are all working from the Maths No Problem textbooks, which is a great and helpful scheme to make sure that our knowledge in mathematics is strong, firm and fixed!
 
Keep checking this page for more year 4 updates.

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3
 

Our teachers are Mrs Ali, Miss Ahmed, Miss Anjum and Mr Sheppard. We are delighted to be working with your children this year and aim to help them settle in to the new key stage with ease.
We have an exciting term planned in Year 3 and will be updating this page regularly to let you know what we have been learning.
 
Upcoming Trips:
  • Newham bookshop to meet the author Holly Webb
  • Science Museum
  • Christmas Pantomime to watch Beauty and the Beast.
Year 3 homework:

Reading - Reading is one of the most important life skills. At Elmhurst, we are committed to developing these skills by encouraging children to develop the love of reading. Therefore, we encourage parents to listen, read and share books as much as possible at home.  Reading diaries will be sent home to record any reading that your child is doing. Please make sure you check this.

Spellings – All children have a weekly spelling test, please help them practise this.

Maths – Children will receive a Time Tables Rockstars account. This is an online resource to support your child to practise and become more fluent in their times tables. The expectation is that by the end of Year 3 children should know their 3,4 and 8 times tables as well as their 2,5 and 10 times tables that they have learnt in Year 2.

 

We are a dedicated team and are here to support your child to achieve to the best of their abilities. If you have any concerns or queries throughout the year, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.

Year 3 team.

Our motto:

"Good, better, best 
Never let it rest;
Until good is better
And better is best."

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Reception

Welcome to Reception!

 

This year our teachers are Miss. Robinson (Class 1) Miss. Plunkett (Class 2) Mrs. Karim (Class 3) and Miss. Vadher (class 5).

In Reception we understand how early year's education plays a vital role in children's overall development and learning and so we help children to develop their curiosity and knowledge in a fun way through play based activities.  It is through play that children learn to develop skills, such as language, emotional, creativity, social and intellectual.It is from here that they practise new ideas, take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others.

 

We value play and strive to inspire children with enthusiasm and a love of learning by creating a high quality, rich, stimulating and enabling learning environment that will capture pupil's attention and lead to independent exploration.  We are very lucky to have such amazing outdoor provision where children learn to play with each other, develop their friendships and take responsibility for setting up and tidying at the end of every day. We are very proud of our children and amazed by all that they have achieved so far. We believe that they can only get better.

We appreciate the input that parents have in their children's learning and we are trying to extend opportunities for this to occur within school. We have lots of upcoming events, so be sure to check them out!
In Reception we love reading and listening to stories. We are working really hard to learn all our sounds to help us read. Every Thursday morning we have a parents reading morning for 20 minutes. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible into our classes to read with us! We also have a phonic workshop for parents starting soon after the October half term .We will update our page with dates once events are confirmed and also upload pictures so you can see what we are getting up to. 

​We look very much forward to working with you and are excited about the year ahead!

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Nursery

Welcome to Elmhurst Nursery

Our Nursery teachers are Mrs Hollway, Mrs Dockerty and Mrs Patel.

The Early Years Curriculum is built in 4 basic themes: a unique child, positive relationships, learning and development and enabling environments.

In the Nursery we treasure relationships with parents and families.

We plan for and assess teaching, learning and development closely, keeping our children's' interests in mind.

Our Nursery environment has a beautiful landscaped garden and excellent provision/resources that all children find inspiring and exciting.

But above all we passionately believe that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

And most of all, enjoy their time at Nursery.

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teachers are Mrs Ahmed (Head of year), Miss O’Toole, Miss Weaver and Miss Charalambous.

This year is an extremely important one, as at the end of the year we will be completing the KS1 SATS. Children will complete tests in reading, maths (reasoning and arithmetic) and SPAG (spelling and grammar). To prepare children we ask for them to read regularly at home and ensure that they have understood what they have read. We also ask that they regularly practise spellings and key skills in maths such as times tables and number bonds to prepare them for the tests.

Our curriculum is very varied and children enjoy many new experiences in Year 2.

 

Maths

Our school has signed up to a fantastic maths resource that pupils can use at home. Timestable Rockstars is a website where teachers can assign specific tables to their pupils to help them practise the multiplication and division facts that they have been working on in class. Each year 2 pupil has an account and the details for that are in the letter that has been sent out by teachers and their username and password is in your child’s homework book. Teachers can track how their pupils are doing and can use this information to inform them of any misconceptions that need to be addressed.

If you have lost your child’s account details then please speak to the class teacher who can issue these to you again.

Reminders

Parent Reading Sessions - We welcome parents into our classrooms to read with us during Parent Reading from 9 o'clock until 9:20 on Thursday mornings. Reading regularly with your children helps to develop their love of reading! We look forward to seeing you there!

Homework – This is given out on Fridays and usually consists of 1 literacy, 1 maths and 1 spelling based activity. In addition, pupils are encouraged to complete their reading diary over the weekend to comment on the books they are reading at home. Homework is due in on Mondays.

West Ham Park Trip

Year 2 have been studying Living Things and their Habitats this term in Science and were lucky enough to visit West Ham Park to explore habitats further. They found worms, slugs, wood lice and spiders! Pupils looked under leaves and logs and in between cracks and crevices to see if they could spot any insects. Have a look through our gallery to see what we got up to.

Times Table Rockstars

We have been improving our speed and accuracy when answering times table questions. Each week, during our maths lessons we test ourselves on our 2 and 10 times table facts to see if we can beat our best score. The year 2 teachers have already seen a vast improvement in the accuracy of our pupils' responses. 

Upcoming Trips

Weds 5th Dec - Sleeping Beauty Theatre Trip (all of year 2)

Thurs 13th Dec - 2A & 2W Museum of London

Friday 14th Dec - 2C & 2OT Museum of London

Please speak to class teachers if you are able to come and support us during our trips.

   

 

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Year 1

Welcome to Year One

We are a hard working team who focus on learning whilst having fun!

This year's Year 1 teachers are Mrs Nessa (1N), Mrs.Kang and Miss Clube (1KC), Mrs Patel and Mrs Khankhara (1PK) and Miss Patel and Mrs Christodoulou (1PC).

We are committed and passionate about children's learning and development. Year 1 is the beginning of more focused, written work and although it's always hard for the children's transition from Reception, we believe that with hard work, patience and dedication we can make that transition easier. We are very proud of our children and amazed by all that they have achieved so far. We believe that they can only get better.

We appreciate the input that parents have in their children's learning and we are trying to extend opportunities for this to occur within school. We have lots of upcoming events, so be sure to check them out!

In Year One we love reading and listening to stories. We are working really hard to learn all our sounds to help us read. Our year group try to make sure that we read every night to help our reading develop. Come into our classrooms and have a look at our favourite story displays.

Every Thursday morning we have a parents reading morning for 20 minutes. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible into our classes to read with us!

Things to look forward to this Autumn term

We have a very exciting first term in Year 1.

We will be the very first year group in the whole school to perform assembly in November. Our special assembly this year will be all about Diwali. We are very excited to learn about this fantastic celebration full of colour, song and dance. Please make sure to come and see our performance when dates are released.

We love Share Days in Year 1, where parents are invited to join in with lots of enjoyable, creative and educational activities with their children. Our first will be a Castle Share Day for History. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to work together to inspire our children to learn whilst having fun!

Finally, we love trips in Year 1! They are an invaluable experience to learn outside the classroom and apply our knowledge in real life contexts. There are lots of wonderful trips coming up in this term which link to our learning in school. We shall be visiting the Tower of London for History, different places of worship for RE and the theatre to develop our love of stories. We are also are planning to visit Paradise Wildlife Park to see their fascinating animals for Science!

We will update our page with dates once events are confirmed and also upload pictures so you can see what we are getting up to.

Until then, please see our picture gallery to check out all the brilliant things that Year 1 got up to last year. There is so much to look forward to!

 

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