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11/06/21

At Hpabe we all love reading! Even Peter Hopper our school rabbit was enjoying a story today! https://t.co/ruTpJSm0vr

08/06/21

We had some friendly visitors 🐝 that had heard just how fab HPABe was and decided to stick around. Thank you to for providing details for a local bee keeper that removed the swarm safely and relocated them to their new home 🍯 🐝 https://t.co/SFrykORTYE

28/05/21

Well done to H from year 2 for her recent fundraising achievement. She has cycled over 50km and raised £1041 for who support education across Africa. 🚲 what an amazing effort! https://t.co/dxcU9UEF8B

26/05/21

Self defence and safety classes in full swing today for year 2 to year 5 . Thank you to https://t.co/L1UsdLqlF6 for these brilliant sessions offering our children the opportunity to learn invaluable safety skills. https://t.co/7fJgiIKzw9

25/05/21

Retweetd From UK Safer Internet Centre

Have you checked out the resources for 3 - 11-year-olds? Here you will find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet. https://t.co/WMjdrytgtw https://t.co/nXLr5ZXnyZ

14/05/21

Here’s a tour of our allotment ready for the children to plant out next week. A huge thank you to for our RHS level 3 reward which was an abundance of fruit and vegetable plants from now let’s aim for our level 4. https://t.co/RC8c3iHvw1

06/05/21

We have signed up to the programme which offers free resources and information on keeping children safe. Please visit their website for a parents pack which you can share with your children. https://t.co/0TWUObgaTK

04/05/21

Y2 Recycling Ambassadors were excited to start their important role of used paper collecting for KS1. We are very pleased to now be able to recycle all paper within school. https://t.co/8iKS0Hbnvl

29/04/21

Niki de Saint Phalle inspired artwork from year 4 has brightened our day today. We love the colourful, intricate sculptures that children have created https://t.co/sfpKVAoDYT

28/04/21

Ok to tweet: Science club was in full action this week with their first eggsperiment. Which material will make the best parachute and ensure your egg doesn’t crack 🥚 . Hard boiled eggs this week. The real deal next week and thrown from the roof 😱 https://t.co/M0NwnkBbbh

23/04/21

Our KS1 eco friendly mobile libraries are ready to roll. It will be so lovely to get our books outside to read in the sunshine. Thank you to our families for the and book donations. https://t.co/90Wug6qFcr

20/04/21

We are looking forward to welcoming our new reception starters for September 2021. Details of induction and new starter information will be sent out shortly. https://t.co/S8iHzx3V8p

18/04/21

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for the start of our summer term. Please remember staggered start times are still in place. https://t.co/BlZCQxSHhX

31/03/21

A lovely end of term day celebrating stars of the week, drawing and photography competition winners and all our children for the resilience and determination they have shown so far this year. What superstars ⭐️ We wish you all a wonderful, restful Easter break. https://t.co/yF2sA2hoTD

29/03/21

Such a high standard of photos entered into our photography competition 📸. Here are a few of the finalists. Winners will be announced tomorrow and then be put forward into the school wide competition with good luck everyone https://t.co/rNIMIhIxw4

23/03/21

Some of our reception children enjoyed the afternoon sunshine and helped plant some lovely new flowers for the front of school. They worked extremely well using teamwork to decided where and what they wanted to plant. 🌹 🌱 🌼 https://t.co/Ha1E47CDad

18/03/21

Don’t forget it’s dress down tomorrow in aid of we look forward to fundraising for this amazing charity. https://t.co/sUaoM4tMg5

10/03/21

Year 2 are learning about life cycles. They had a special visitor to their science lesson this morning to bring their learning to life! https://t.co/WiDRDjkUKf

09/03/21

Retweetd From British Science Week

Feeling Inspired? Have a go at growing your own plants!🌻 Enter our poster competition to be in with the chance to win a sunflower starter kit, plus loads more amazing prizes here: https://t.co/ElPLqss2v1 with thanks to for the goodies! (2/2) https://t.co/ordmbZ6RqO

08/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing all our children and families back at our academy today. https://t.co/KxRkM9c2Ko

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Year 5

Miss Trushkina teaches Woodpeckers and Mr Strickland teaches Puffins

Year 5 Curriculum 

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  

Our Curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge and skills, but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. It is a comprehensive 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.

Mathematics

As Mathematics is such an important life skill, we adopt the ‘Mastery’ approach to our lessons. We use a range of resources to support teaching and learning across the school. These include Effective Maths, Maths No Problem and White Rose Maths. Our maths mastery approach allows pupils to spend longer on key mathematical concepts, most noticeably number. During these longer units, we use the concrete, pictorial, abstract approach as it builds on children’s existing knowledge by introducing abstract concepts in a concrete and tangible way. It involves moving from concrete materials, to pictorial representations to abstract symbols and problems. Concrete is the ‘doing’ stage. At this point, pupils in all year groups use concrete objects to model problems, this approach brings problems to life by allowing the children to handle and manipulate a range of physical resources. Pictorial is the ‘seeing’ stage. Here visual representations of the concrete objects are used to model problems. This stage encourages the children to make links between the physical objects they have worked with and the pictures, diagrams or models that represent the problems they are trying to solve. Abstract is the ‘symbolic’ stage where children use abstract symbols (numbers, notation and mathematical symbols) to model problems and indicate the operation required to solve the problems.

The key features of our maths curriculum are:

•Emphasis on problem solving and application of skills, allowing pupils the chance 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

At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham, we use the 'Power of Reading' as the basis for our English Curriculum.  This is a text-based approach to English, where the children use high-quality texts, with challenging vocabulary and interesting themes, to engage them with writing.  Through a text, children will experience a range of different learning styles such as drama, identifying the features of different text types, language acquisition focusing on high level vocabulary, planning and writing extended pieces.  These skills enable pupils to write in a range of genres - both fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  It also promotes a love of literature because it helps children to develop empathy, inference and a deeper understanding of authorial intent and language choice.

Reading

In Year 5, 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 infer information in the text, but also enable them to develop a lifelong love of books. As children progress through KS2 they will have daily whole class reading skills sessions, along with other classroom activities. Our well stocked fiction and non-fiction class reading areas aim to offer children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities.

Handwriting

Year 5 continue to be taught to write using specific joins and break letters. We use the Morrells scheme to support out children in forming letters and joins correctly.  We believe that this promotes flow and speed and supports the pupils' continued development of spelling. All teachers in Year 5 model this style when working with children or marking books. Once a child is a proficient writer, they will be awarded a pen licence and will begin to use a pen in their work

Writing

In Year 5, writing is taught through English lessons that use Power of Reading texts as the main stimulus. Children experience writing in all genres, using their core text as their stimulus. This means that all children have a shared understanding of the storytelling elements of writing. Wherever possible we ensure we offer children the opportunity to write for a real purpose.

Grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Discrete teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling continues throughout Year 5, along with opportunities to develop and apply these skills within other English lessons.