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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 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.