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19/07/19

End of year celebration assembly today. We are so proud of the progress children have made this year. Wishing all of our Hpabe families a wonderful summer holiday! Thank you from all of the staff team for your kind words and gifts, they are greatly appreciated

16/07/19

Beautiful art work in Y1 today! https://t.co/R4OlGE80kT

12/07/19

Wonderful to welcome our new Reception families for a picnic today. The children settled so well and already feel part of our Hpabe family!

11/07/19

Pupil Parliament elections are underway. Speeches are taking place and whole school voting will commence this afternoon. Good luck to all applying. https://t.co/ZnnVtwzCHX

11/07/19

Fantastic night last night at the Greener and Cleaner Bromley schools ECO swap shop. Was great to see so many Bromley schools participating and to hear all the Eco ideas and practices that are in place. A wealth of information taken away for our own ECO journey. https://t.co/EvpPl4ayBv

09/07/19

Reception loved their storytelling workshops today. Thank you for inspiring us today Wendy! https://t.co/f5jQxzP7xv

05/07/19

We hope all of our wonderful families enjoyed the sports day and family picnic today. Huge thanks to the wonderful team of sports leaders and teachers from at for all of your help and enthusiasm https://t.co/GFA5rKq2kh

05/07/19

Thanks to everyone who helped to organise such a fantastic sports day today! Great weather, fantastic participation and team work from all! https://t.co/k5gFaf3Be9

05/07/19

They were amazing! Thank you all so much!

04/07/19

We are looking forward to sports day tomorrow. Please make sure children are in their PE kits and have plenty of sun lotion and a full water bottle! 🏃‍♀️ 🏅 💧 ☀️

03/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

The countdown is on... will you be joining us? https://t.co/SwpBmJm3tZ

27/06/19

Our music festival continued today with fantastic performances from students https://t.co/pCsQFaEl5Z

26/06/19

Retweetd From HarrisBeckenham

We can’t wait for this! Hope to see you there on Saturday 13th July! https://t.co/aGXyaYGgjy

25/06/19

Great to hear that she enjoyed it 😊

25/06/19

Thank you to all of the grandparents who joined us for an afternoon of singing and afternoon tea. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! https://t.co/64i1baMfgL

25/06/19

Today we welcomed the Deputy Mayor of Bromley to officially open our Peace Garden. Huge thanks to our wonderful parents who helped to create this space https://t.co/fXSOMNMMN9

24/06/19

Our music festival has started this week with children listening to different genres of music including a live viola recital. Children voted for their favourite genre...Rock music was the no.1 choice at today!

22/06/19

Pop down to our summer Fair tomorrow from 1-4pm. Lots of fun for all the family and plenty to do for a few hours in the sunshine. With Tiki bar, freshly cooked bbq, games, soak the teacher, music and more. Find us located by Kelsey Park on Manor way in Beckenham. BR3 3SJ https://t.co/pPZMpV1Pe0

14/06/19

Wishing all the men in our lives a very happy Father’s Day. Fathers, Grandfathers, uncles, brothers, teachers and more. We celebrate all you do for us. Please do come and find your message and take it home. https://t.co/nzSmyittpY

14/06/19

🏹 archery taster session was a big hit we are looking forward to adding archery to our afterschool club programme from September. https://t.co/q689EORu4S

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Year 1

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

Year One 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 1 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

Super Heros

Bright lights, big city

Paws, claws and whiskers

Moon Zoom!

Splendid skies

Memory Box

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.