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13/05/22

Retweetd From Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

Learning the National Anthem to sing at The Queen’s pageant with and and the amazing Richard Frostick! https://t.co/F1PKGhlg4x

12/05/22

So very proud of our year 6 children this week. Your attitude and the calm and considered way in which you approached the SATs was amazing. Huge well done to you all https://t.co/7ri68ZR0Xj

29/04/22

Our year 5 PGL adventurers arrived home safe and sound this afternoon 🥰Huge thank you to our amazing staff team for making this happen and well done to our awesome children for trying new things and just being fabulous🤩 Happy bank holiday team HPABe https://t.co/FkkSPNxTNw

28/04/22

This looks fantastic for y6 parents 😊 https://t.co/ls1GimmiFE

28/04/22

So proud of our football team today- the 4-1 win puts them at the top of the Bromley league 🏅🤩 Our year 5 players were even collected by a superstar parent from residential at PGL and got back in time for the match. That’s and Well done! https://t.co/vxc8odbYlM

26/04/22

Our PGL trip had some surprise visitors today! Miss Nixon and Ronnie enjoyed lunch with year 5 and hearing all about our adventures so far. It was great to see them! https://t.co/vsYNzVxVTE

26/04/22

It’s a beautiful morning for some raft building! Great teamwork from Year 5 and they have all stayed afloat- so far! https://t.co/Xlg2NGS0sL

26/04/22

Day 1 of activities has started and what better way to fuel for than with a big hearty breakfast. We are looking forward to raft building, abseiling, fencing and more. https://t.co/BcKIH9U9Qg

26/04/22

We feel so lucky to have such an amazing Governing body and we are very proud that three of them were recognised with long service awards at the Governor conference last Saturday. Thank you for all that you do 😊 https://t.co/fRkzRiPmDX

24/04/22

The weather is looking good for our first ever HPABe residential trip when Y5 head to tomorrow. We look forward to seeing updates of the fun they are having over the next few days. ☀️ https://t.co/nqS0ziLx3m

30/03/22

Our ‘inspired by’ Art Exhibition is open today and tomorrow. Please do pop along to see the children’s beautiful masterpieces in the gallery. All artwork can be purchased using your accounts. https://t.co/nR3CgIliHM

30/03/22

30/03/22

We were very lucky to have the wonderful Richard Frostick join us today to give our Queens Jubilee Choir a singing masterclass. We cannot wait to join the other schools and sing on stage at Buckingham Palace at the Platinum Jubilee Pagent with https://t.co/yqhiuGLe51

18/03/22

A double fundraising day today as we raised money for not only   but also Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Thank you to all families for your generous donations. 🇺🇦 https://t.co/u7hNOriDMN

18/03/22

We are really looking forward to starting our summer of planned sporting events across Bromley. We can be easily spotted at our meet points now that our lovely flag has arrived. https://t.co/k6ct1Ppvg7

16/03/22

Some fantastic examples of art from y6 and y4. Careful observation and colour mixing to create outstanding pieces of work. So proud! https://t.co/8uPMdV6TPW

05/03/22

A WBD 22 snapshot. Selfie booths, Costume Parade, Mystery Reader, Headteachers Story Time and more. We love World Book Day ❤️ and we love to read ♥️ . 📖 https://t.co/Wa42thSChP

04/03/22

We won! World Book Day quiz 2022. Year 3 and 4 studied The Tempest and then answered questions, competing against and well done to all who took part. https://t.co/8mm7oFgL4V

04/03/22

Our World Book Day celebrations are underway. Our selfie backdrops and parade were a huge hit. 📚 https://t.co/twCai5Kjjb

25/02/22

We announced the winners of our Safer Internet poster campaign today. The quality of the designs submitted were amazing. 3 Winners from across the school won code-able robots and runners up were presented with certificates and their designed posters displayed around school. https://t.co/LBagi6IzvS

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Year 1

The class teacher in Hedgehogs Class is Miss Clinton and
Mrs Pearce 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.