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09/10/20

Thank you for all of the donations for Harvest Festival today! These will be collected by for local families in need https://t.co/tKYrIUANEs

08/10/20

Wild Wood WOW days started today with YR3 and YR4. Was great to get outdoors, into the woods and enjoying nature. Some great skills were learnt when working with tools. Well done YR3 and YR4 https://t.co/tZ00JwDazv

26/09/20

Huge thank you to the wonderful team of parents who volunteered to help prepare our Wild Wood site today. You made such a difference https://t.co/w0vAuGO4kY

05/09/20

£4704.00! A phenomenal amount raised over the summer. Some completed a 222 mile triathlon, others an ironman challenge, one read all over London & others dyed their hair fun shades. Thank you for your amazing fundraising efforts & huge thanks to all who sponsored. Go team Hpabe! https://t.co/CD6ueP3zvW

04/09/20

Wow! Back to school and already celebrating huge efforts. The children have made us so proud settling back in with ease and new reception starters today brought huge smiles and an eagerness to start their school journeys. Well done all. https://t.co/yR510NzSKC

02/09/20

We are all looking forward to welcoming children back to school tomorrow! We can’t wait to see you all!

29/07/20

Amazing! Well done Faith ⭐️ https://t.co/hB3KuTiXWE

25/07/20

📚 📖 Can you please help Harper grow our library by donating to her London Literary Adventure! She is reading in inspiring locations in and around London as much as possible throughout the month of July and would be so grateful if you could support her. https://t.co/OjM9hvQDgz

16/07/20

We are so impressed with this amazing piano playing! Well done Roan- we can’t wait to hear you play in person soon! https://t.co/LhWXGFU1x0

13/07/20

Huge thank you too to Ollie Polly play cafe for sending in afternoon teas for all of the teachers- so very much appreciated

13/07/20

Lovely visit today from Councillor Hannah Gray after being nominated by one of our parents. We were presented with a certificate of appreciation for work during lockdown. The Mayor received flowers and a handcrafted piece of art by year 1. https://t.co/b647VmBC5c

10/07/20

Self care. Purple bubble learnt about self care and ways to relax today. They then created gift bags, instruction cards using marbling inks and scented bath bombs to give to someone or to use as a treat for themselves. Take care of others but also remember take time for yourself. https://t.co/PTyX27hual

10/07/20

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A guest speaker from the Educational Health Care Team will be joining the Autism Family Support drop-in session on Monday. Please email autismfamilysupport.org for more info & the login details. https://t.co/JqN4vsD5Qh

06/07/20

Oscar finished his fundraising bike ride with a phenomenal amount of £1100 raised. We are so proud Oscar and will be spending the money on new playground equipment for September return to school. Thank you to all who sponsored and supported. https://t.co/n1jfsBsWzN

03/07/20

As we welcome all children back to school next week, our keyworker bubble will change as children rejoin their classes. We celebrated with a garden party! Children designed the menu, baked or made all of the delicious food and drink and then enjoyed and celebrated our community❤️ https://t.co/idqeaB71AV

02/07/20

Meet the mini versions of Betty O Barley and Harry O Hay. YR1 worked hard today, building scarecrows and harvesting delicious courgettes and potatoes that we then cooked fresh from the earth and tasted. Even our most discerning palates had a try and gave it the thumbs up! https://t.co/HHUiTzmSnI

29/06/20

Go Oscar! Your determination and resilience are shining through. 35 houses visited, 40 miles completed so far and an incredible £970 raised! Thank you for raising so much for new playground equipment for when we return to school. https://t.co/v2i7u9GQkh https://t.co/Szpb93iia2

29/06/20

Reception children have been using natural resources to create art work including this beautiful reminder to be mindful. https://t.co/Ukgh7LNTen

25/06/20

What a scorcher ☀️ the allotment was a lot of hard work today but we kept cool with the sprinkler and using the shade whilst we worked. We also were overjoyed and proud of our first little bounty 🥒 🥔 https://t.co/4sz9LHS6Pa

24/06/20

An Artistic Riddle, Keyworker Bubble were given grid squares with shaded shapes on with intructions to colour certain areas and doddle on others. Trying to work out what the grids could mean meant some interesting ideas were shared. See our time lapse for the answer... https://t.co/OvC94TCHAn

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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.