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21/10/21

Huge thanks to our wonderful Mr Strickland for running our year 6 October tuition sessions. Well done to all of our year 6 students who have taken part so far. Last day tomorrow so do join in if you can! https://t.co/lKcQgEWiX5

15/10/21

Thank you so much for coming in today Reception and year 6 really enjoyed your visit and we love this photo of our wonderful Mrs Charles! 🥰 https://t.co/UbqpLgiHpC

14/10/21

A week of WOW. We have attended Victorian school, supercharged our superpowers, eaten a greek feast, visited space, built wattle & daub walls, had a doctors visit and tomorrow will time travel to the Stone Age! An exceptional array of immersive learning for all year groups. https://t.co/h7WPUoLvGq

13/10/21

We celebrated Harvest today with a whole school assembly and collected generous donations for Thank you to all of our families for supporting this local food bank https://t.co/GRhoPddUc8

11/10/21

Great to see so many parents at our workshops today on how to ‘Talk to children about race’. Thank you all for the positive feedback. If you missed the sessions, we will hold one again next half term

11/10/21

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🏐🏆 Today, we held our inaugural intra-federation netball competition! We welcomed children from and . Congratulations to our winners, ! https://t.co/3su08yZ125

11/10/21

Brilliant afternoon. Was lovely to visit and play against some great teams. Well done all.

07/10/21

Well done to our year 5 and 6 netball team that took part in a Bromley schools competition today. They managed to win 4 games out of 6 and placed second overall. Well done team HPABe 🏅 https://t.co/6DohNiM42i

02/10/21

We are so proud of our year 2 football team for winning their first Bromley Schools football competition this week. 🏅 they have kicked off a season of sporting tournaments for us with a wonderful win. We look forward to cheering on our Y6 netball team next week. https://t.co/FbM1XHRKUV

01/10/21

We are consulting on our admissions arrangement for 2023 - 24. Please see our website for further information. https://t.co/zp4HJxDWpi

28/09/21

It’s Bike To School Week! Don’t let the 🌧 put you off, riding to school and scooting, where possible, has a positive impact on children’s health and wellbeing as well as the environment 🚲 🛴 https://t.co/WvV3eA0yNM

22/09/21

KS2 enjoyed a music festival session listening to some hip-hop with an Eco message. Thank you to for reminding us all to look after our planet in such a fun way 🌎 🪴 🐝 https://t.co/argpYwWkft

17/09/21

It’s Jeans for Genes day today and we are proud to be wearing our jeans to raise money and awareness for https://t.co/blymkBBpTx

16/09/21

It has been so lovely to settle back into school life this past couple of weeks. Tomorrow we are looking forward to the return of ⭐️Star of the Week ⭐️ rewards with Afternoon Tea for KS1 and our new Breakfast with the Principal for KS2 🥐 🧁

01/09/21

Looking forward to welcoming years 1-6 tomorrow ready for a term filled with exciting learning. New reception children will join us on Friday for stay & play sessions. Brand new start for the youngest and our first year 6 and final year for our oldest. Let’s go superstars! ⭐️ https://t.co/9Xsk3hqvd3

22/07/21

Wishing all our families a wonderful summer and looking forward to welcoming our new reception families in September. https://t.co/XlNErJ6Jgq

15/07/21

This looks fantastic 😊 https://t.co/obsLPCkT7P

12/07/21

I think Zain sums up how we all feel. This beautiful letter written especially for and the other England team players. We will be sending this and many more young writer letters to the team! https://t.co/ytdiHOYJTX

12/07/21

We won!! Huge congratulations to our team of children that got us there. 84 group entries with 36 groups through to the final. Judges asked our children questions in Mandarin which they answered all with amazing skill. Well done what an achievement! https://t.co/BstlD3ffDP

09/07/21

Our new reference library area is looking great. Beautiful factual books to whet any appetite for learning. Thank you to and our families for their generosity and fundraising to make this happen. 👩🏽‍🦽🐙🌨🦕 🌺 🌏 🎶 🌊👨🏽‍🏭🧑🏿‍✈️👩🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/mFgwUdsovg

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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.

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