If you have any questions about the curriculum at East Peckham Primary school, please make an appointment to speak to the class teacher.
If your child doesn't attend yet and you still like to find out more, please contact the school office via phone or email.
In our phonics lessons we use the approach from Letters and Sounds.
For guided reading and home reading scheme, Key Stage 1 children use Oxford Reading Tree until they become free readers.
In Key Stage 2 children use real quality texts for home reading once they become free readers. We also use similar texts in guided reading.
Please use the link below for some ideas for how to help reading at home
Please read the information on our Sex and Relationship education lessons. If you have any questions or queries, please speak to Mrs Hannan or your child's class teacher.
What Adventures await…In and Around the Garden!
Robins’ class have been exploring the outside this term! We began our topic by going on a School trip to Hadlow College where we carried out some pond dipping and mini-beast hunting activities! The Children were very excited to use a net and see what they could find in the Oriental pond. They were brilliant, catching newts, spiders and many larvae.
We went pond dipping and looking to see what they have caught. Using an identification card to work out the creatures.
We used large nets to bang onto bushes to find any mini-beasts.
The nets were very big but the children did well holding onto them and using them correctly.
Throughout the topic we have tried to link our Literacy and Maths learning. The children came into the classroom one morning to find an egg on a leaf, the next day it had hatched into a caterpillar! This was our hook for the learning the story of “The Hungry Caterpillar.” We then learnt the story by heart and then changed it into a familiar story called “The Hungry Tadpole.”
In our Mathematics learning we have been practising our counting to 20 and the operations of adding and subtracting. We used our little bugs to assist us with this!
The children have been really into looking for mini-beast in the outside learning area. They have looked underneath rocks, leaves and tables to find some interesting creatures including ants, ear-wigs, beetles, spiders, ladybirds and bees.
We have also been looking after our own tadpoles and caterpillars which we are observing closely for changes. We are very excited to have ‘pets’ in the class and are anticipating what will happen to them very soon!
We have been making music!
Wrens have been learning all about explorers! Take a look at some of our wonderful powerpoints!
We have been learning about volcanoes in our topic. See the volcano erupt and the writing we have done too!
Earlier this term, Falcons class were sent to Camp Green Lake (a juvenile detention centre)!
At Camp Green Lake, every campmate has to dig one hole everyday which is five foot wide and five foot deep.
Read our writing to find out about the treasures that we uncovered when we were out digging one day!
A maths enrichment website with many number and word problem solving activities of varying difficulty.
An interactive website designed to test and assist children in the learning of times tables, number bonds and other key skills needed in Maths.
A website which has a huge variety of interactive online games designed to improve and assist children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum.
A superb website with many Phonics based activities to support children’s learning of the English spoken and written language.
British Petroleum has set up a website based around Science for young children. There are many activities to do which are aimed at primary children. Look for the word primary in brackets next to the activity.
A list of FREE downloadable apps for your devices at home which allow children to play and experiment with coding software. All ages are covered in the list.
In Foundation Stage and KS1 we follow the Letters and Sounds program to teach phonics to the children.
If you require more information about this, we hold Phonics workshops at the start of each academic year that we invite parents to or speak to your child's class teacher.
The link to the program can be found below:
Click here for more information.