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15/12/17

Nativity in full swing! Well done children and staff for a brilliant production. https://t.co/Xn8AeVPDOp

13/12/17

Year 1 experiencing The Great Fire of London today. https://t.co/kzHoh8Gjsy

10/12/17

A huge thank you to our amazing PTA, Happy Bees, for a fantastic Christmas Fayre today. Great to see so many people there

07/12/17

What a day! We are now officially open. Thank you to Lord Harris and all of the other attendees for coming today, also to the children for their amazing performances. It really was an amazing feeling seeing our Harris family celebrate our wonderful school. https://t.co/ucWx6KP0u5

05/12/17

Thank you to everyone who voted for our school choir. So very proud of our little singers who came second overall. Amazing!

04/12/17

How good were they! Please vote for us at . https://t.co/MGNuFkWg95

03/12/17

Please vote for our fantastic school choir. Votes close at 6pm today! Poll can be found at https://t.co/takB7cki03

02/12/17

So proud of our choir performing at Beckenham Green this afternoon. Amazing singing everyone! Please vote for us on the twitter poll at: https://t.co/sm4tq289nZ

02/12/17

Retweetd From CopersCope Residents

Vote NOW for your favourite choir! We thought all three schools were absolutely fantastic. Regardless which school receives the most votes in the end, they are all winners to us! Poll ends on Sunday 3rd Dec at 6pm🎄☃️✨

02/12/17

What’s on at our Christmas Fayre next Sunday! Please do come along and enjoy the fun. All welcome! Can not wait to hear the and choirs singing and the band playing. Festive feelings all round. https://t.co/KeGEd9TRbs

29/11/17

Maths mastery workshop for parents https://t.co/gKfbhNNch4

21/11/17

Our Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 10th December. A fun festive afternoon organised by our PTA for all the community! From secondary school choir to children’s entertainer, tradtional santas grotto, craft stalls, mulled wine and lots more. Please pop along https://t.co/hOrHUnrfJg

19/11/17

Retweetd From myBeckenham

Local parents and kids telling us how dangerous crossing Village Way is to get to and is.

17/11/17

Amazing day for ِ we found £69.00 in round pounds, ate £94.50 worth of spotty bakes and wore £346.50 worth of spotty clothes! Small school rocking it for with £510.00 raised in total!!! Well done !! https://t.co/p2tm7iJJcb

17/11/17

is underway and we are fundraising by wearing spotty, having a bake sale and hunting those old round pounds! More to follow.. https://t.co/KBmP02C8It

17/11/17

Our Pupil Parliament is at the heart of our decision making https://t.co/Ak3WshGlua

15/11/17

It’s a hive of activity! The queen bee and her worker bees busy with the bee keeper https://t.co/iD6r1BPjb7

15/11/17

Bee masterclass underway in Year 2! Thank you to Bromley Bee Keepers for coming in to teach us everything Bee related 🐝 https://t.co/nvCFVtt1HN

14/11/17

Year 1 Great Fire of London workshop https://t.co/v6GkZprX56

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Year 2

Year 2

This year, Mrs Pearce is teaching in Squirrels Class,
whilst Miss Dunn will teach in Bats Class.

Year 2 Topic Curriculum

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  English, Mathematics, R.E., Art, and Music are generally taught as discrete subjects along with PE which is taught by specialist coaches. All the remaining subjects are taught through the Curriculum which is a stimulating topic based approach to learning. In addition to this, Year 2 are also being given an introduction to a range of Modern Foreign Languages such as French.

The  Curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. It is a comprehensive, thematic and creative curriculum that really engages children and gets them interested in the world around them. Learning with our Curriculum takes a global approach by helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The curriculum also emphasises the history and culture of Britain and promotes fundamental British values.

The theme for each term's topic can be found in the table below.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Wriggle and crawl Towers, tunnels and turrets Street Detectives Muck, mess and mixtures Land ahoy!

Beachcombers

Mathematics

We use an innovative, focused programme of work, which teaches children mathematical concepts practically first, before moving on to pictorial representations and finally the abstract recording. This is based on the Singapore Maths approach to teaching and aligns well with the focus in the National Curriculum on ‘mastery’.

The key features of Singapore Maths are:

  • Emphasis on problem solving and comprehension, allowing pupils to relate what they learn and to connect knowledge.
  • Careful scaffolding of core concepts through:
    • visualisation, as a platform for comprehension;
    • mental strategies, to develop decision making abilities;
    • pattern recognition, to support the ability to make connections and generalise.
  • Emphasis on the foundations for learning and not on the content itself so pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to merely reciting formulas or procedures.

English

Lessons and activities for all areas of English are planned carefully to help children continually develop and improve their skills in speaking and listening,  reading, and  writing. We use the Year 1 Programmes of Study based on the National Curriculum to ensure all children gain the knowledge and skills they need. 

Reading
In Year Two, we believe that reading is the gateway to learning but should always be pleasurable and fun. We aim to give children a concrete set of skills to decode and understand text but also enable them to develop a lifelong love of books. As children progress through year one they continue to read regularly with adults in guided reading sessions and other classroom activities.

It is essential that you read with your child at home every day. Your child will be given a guided reading book (pitched at their specific level) by the teacher and a free choice book each week. There is an amazing book library in each class room stocked with a fantastic range of children's books to offer the children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities

Handwriting
Year Two are taught to use a pre-cursive script. We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers. All teachers in Year One model the pre-cursive script when working with children or marking books.

Writing
In Year Two writing is taught through two separate but intrinsically linked lessons. Firstly all children, participate in regular ‘writing skills’ sessions where the focus is on learning and developing the ‘tools’ or ‘skills’ of writing such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, drafting and improving in an age appropriate manner. Compositional and creative writing is taught in the main through our thematic topic work which allows the teachers to select writing tasks that match well with other learning in the topic, we believe that this helps them to feel that their writing is meaningful and has a purpose.

Phonics
Children in Year Two follow our Read Write Inc programme and take part in a daily phonics session. The focus is on children learning different combinations of letters that can make the same sound (e.g. /ay/ /ai/ /a_e/ in play, rain, game) or how the same spelling can be for different sounds (e.g. /oo/ in book and moon). This enables them to read more complicated vocabulary and also to spell words accurately.

SATs

The Key Stage 1 SATs happen at the end of the school year (usually in June). The best thing you can do at home to support your child is to be reading with them every day and to ensure that your child is in school, and on time, everyday.

Our first SATs results will be published next year. 

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