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22/01/21

Reception are learning all about Dinosaurs 🦕 We’re impressed with this fantastic learning from home 😊 Well done Fox and Badger class https://t.co/Cxg4y3u1hd

21/01/21

YR1 have been creating some beautiful stand alone abstract sculptures. Fantastic work both from home and in school. https://t.co/bZ9WLihGRz

18/01/21

Retweetd From charlie mackesy

Thank you. https://t.co/Xmw5iAcARn

18/01/21

We love this. Thank you 😊

18/01/21

This is fantastic 😊

18/01/21

Huge thank you to our year 3 parents who sent some coffee and treats in for the staff team- very much appreciated and delicious 😋 https://t.co/rKqOxtzHVV

15/01/21

It’s our favourite rule too 😊#BeKind

15/01/21

YR2 children have come up with some amazing class charters for using teams safely and sensibly whilst learning from home and within school. https://t.co/h0bEtDCJc0

08/01/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Looking for a fun way to help your children get creative? There's still time to enter 's wonderful writing competition for primary school children - she wants them to come up with stories full of joy and hope! Find out more here: https://t.co/pFJJyMSpNP https://t.co/CseaPpUWU0

08/01/21

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Some fantastic independent writing from Reception with a lovely message to our staff team 😊’To the school my family is proud of the teachers’. We couldn’t agree more https://t.co/f3a1kdWIRS

08/01/21

Thank you so much for such positive feedback 😊

08/01/21

Retweetd From Andrew Griffiths

. I gather wants us to complain to you if we think lockdown school provision isn't up to standard - when teachers had all of 12 hours to prepare. Well, I'd like you to know that is doing a *fantastic* job for our kids.

08/01/21

Some fantastic independent writing from Reception with a lovely message to our staff team 😊’To the school my family is proud of the teachers’. We couldn’t agree more https://t.co/f3a1kdWIRS

05/01/21

Day one of remote learning has been a great success and we have been overwhelmed with your messages of support- thank you! Huge well done to our amazing staff team, all of the children and our amazing parents for all of their efforts today

03/01/21

Happy New Year to all of our HPABe families! A reminder that tomorrow is an inset day and remote learning and in school provision for critical worker and vulnerable children starts on Tuesday 5th January. More info coming home tomorrow so please check your emails. https://t.co/FU6VIJ9OXC

31/12/20

Following the government announcement yesterday, we ask that all families check their e mails for information about January. Our academy will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

18/12/20

We wish all of our Hpabe families a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for all of your support over the past term. Now for a rest!! https://t.co/5zmyM8JUSB

15/12/20

Have you responded to the admissions consultation for ? Please make sure that you do. More information can be found on https://t.co/7MbitJqiyQ

04/12/20

We received a very special message from a certain 🎅🏽 today. He spoke about all our wonderful children, staff, our school core values and even awarded us Beckenham bubbles for our amazing achievements in what has been such a hard year for many. Merry Christmas ho ho ho https://t.co/zhhdhBSu10

28/11/20

It’s beginning... thanks to for decorating the trees ready for next week https://t.co/EjWAqDkkEJ

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Year 1

The class teacher in Hedgehogs Class is Mr Jopson and
Miss Steer is teaching in Otters Class. 

Year 1 Curriculum

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  Subjects are taught with a clear progression and links are made with prior learning. 

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.Our curriculum engages children with their learning and gets them interested in the world around them. 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.

PE is taught by a specialist sports coach and Science is taught by a specialist Science teachers.

The overviews for each subject can be found in the table below.

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

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

History

Significant People

Significant People

Am I making History?

Am I making History?

Toys over time

Toys over Time

Geography Our Local Area The U.K Our Local Environment The Weather Hot and Cold places  
R.E Christianity Christianity Being Thankful Judaism Judaism Hinduism
Science Animals including Humans Materials Materials Weather Animals including Humans Plants
Computing Year 1 e-safety Introduction to algorithms (Bluebots) Digital Photography (Camera app) Programming for beginners (Bluebots) Technology in the World Programming - Introduction to Scratch (Scratch Jr) 
Art Art Appreciation Drawing Aboriginal Art (Painting) Collage /textiles Sculpture Sculpture
DT Superfood Salad Superfood Salad Design Moon Buggy Design Moon Buggy Design Bird or bat box Design Bird or bat box
Music Ourselves Number Pattern Seasons Animals Travel
PE Gymnastics Games Dance Athletics Gymnastics Althletics
PSHE Being in my world Relationships Celebrating difference Dreams and Goals Healthy Me Changing Me

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 One, 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. Our well stocked fiction and non-fiction class library areas aim to offer children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities.

Handwriting
Year one 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 One, 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 One 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.

Phonics Screening Check

The Phonics Screening Check takes place at the end of the year (usually in June). This is a short assessment to check how well the children are able to read words using their phonic knowledge. This involves children coming out with their teacher to read 20 real words and 20 alien words which contain the Phase 3 and Phase 5 sounds that the children learn in school.

Reading

It is essential that you read with your child at home every day. This will help them to progress not only in their reading ability but in all areas of their learning. Your child will be given a levelled reading book by the teacher and a free choice book each week. We will check the children’s reading records every Friday but they should make sure that they bring their reading books and records to school every day. For an even wider variety of books to choose from, you could visit the fantastic library in Beckenham.

Attendance

Good attendance and punctuality allow your child to fully access the curriculum and build on prior knowledge. Please ensure that your child arrives on time every day.