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19/10/18

Thank you to our amazing PTA for organising the end of term Monster Ball. Happy half term to all of our families

18/10/18

Exciting art project underway... what could they be? All will be revealed after half term. https://t.co/qh8fOGHkGV

16/10/18

Last sessions with our year 2 classes at Wild Wood were wet, muddy and full of fun! Nothing stops play at Wild Wood 🍃 https://t.co/UWw4JJW0q8

10/10/18

Our Reception children enjoy phonics- some even sing while practising letter formation at home! We love this! If you are looking for a Reception place in September please come along to one of our open days https://t.co/oMc7TFYtrr

08/10/18

Teaching Assistant vacancy to join our wonderful team!#hpabe https://t.co/fqghNCuzwe

08/10/18

YR2 created beautiful nature letter & number sets to pass to reception classes as a gift from Wild Wood. They thought they could use them on their phonics & mathematic journey. They are so lovely that we think every class may like a set! https://t.co/zoYgAA1QtX

05/10/18

Super proud of our wonderful Mrs Pearce

05/10/18

We hope you all enjoy the long weekend- remember the academy is closed today for staff training

02/10/18

Fantastic number work in reception today. Continuously impressed with how well our reception children have settled in and are enjoying their new journey at school. https://t.co/KFh8zE8CEY

28/09/18

Year 2 enjoying their topic with a visit from Bromley Bee Keepers 🐝 https://t.co/FoOzN16G4D

26/09/18

Wild Wood school is back with YR2 enjoying the woodland site. Please visit our new Instagram account to see what we are up to in science, art & exploration tying in with our Wriggle and Crawl topic https://t.co/6OTkKHgYpF https://t.co/jB83Szzs7Q

26/09/18

We hosted two!

25/09/18

Thanks to everyone who came to our mathletics meetings today. Do come and ask if you have any other queries https://t.co/7mzFg8cnbb

24/09/18

We raised an amazing £191 for Well done everyone!

11/09/18

Great piece in about our recent ofsted https://t.co/spsvT7z0Xz

06/09/18

Retweetd From Michelle Thomas

What a pleasure it was today to spend time in . It was a pleasure to spend time in their wonderful world. Outstanding as it gets 🌟🌟 https://t.co/2bMngXaf6R

06/09/18

Come and see us again soon!

05/09/18

Wow days today, y1 are superheroes, y2 have visited the bug man & y3 are enjoying graffiti art workshops https://t.co/8NPCHUF3Lt

04/09/18

So proud to share our ofsted outcome with our wonderful Hpabe community https://t.co/THYzEzjZXq

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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.