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03/06/20

Reception bubbles had mindfulness sessions in the outdoor classroom, they practised their breathing techniques and created lovely mindful monsters. Why don’t you have a go at this lovely activity at home, instructions below. https://t.co/lxKIQHvFLo

01/06/20

We welcomed back Reception, y1 and keyworker children today. Everyone enjoyed our new outside areas and had a fantastic first day 🌈 See you all tomorrow! https://t.co/jbyWyeqNdF

26/05/20

Check out this fabulous design and technology competition from our wonderful Mr Strickland. We can’t wait to see your entries! https://t.co/dUaovVdd2B

22/05/20

Happy half term from all of us at ! We’ve prepared this short video to help prepare those children coming back to school on 1st June https://t.co/gmYsdwFskT Thank you to all of our wonderful Hpabe families for your support over the last few weeks!

20/05/20

Thank you 😊

20/05/20

Team worked hard today to transform some of our outside area in to a fabulous outside classroom with space for a storytelling circle and raised beds ready to be filled! https://t.co/VfFisPtKtu

20/05/20

This looks like a great idea! Let’s help break a world record https://t.co/t9zyE9bYoy

19/05/20

We are really looking forward to our new reception families joining us in September. We have created an online welcome pack including a video tour. You can find all new starter information located on our website under the parent hub tab. https://t.co/QWDl0f3IJJ https://t.co/pSwWrVfWJK

11/05/20

Great competition from to start the week. Let’s see what you can come up with team ! https://t.co/G34GtC6Bl1

07/05/20

Ahead of VE Day celebrations over this long weekend, we want to wish all of our HPABE families a fun-filled weekend. Do send in some pictures of what you get up to! https://t.co/lPRikSFJkA

06/05/20

Lovely surprise sent to school today from - an afternoon tea to say thank you to our amazing staff team. It brought smiles to our faces. Thank you 😊 https://t.co/jTarBE3lST

01/05/20

Some of our fabulous students on this evening talking about how attending the hub is different to usual school. Well done girls 👍#makefriends https://t.co/JdrttV7Geq

30/04/20

76 Ltd - https://t.co/5nvpGQAmxI

30/04/20

We would all like to wish Captain Tom Moore a very happy 100th birthday. Please watch this beautiful piece attached that features the voices of one our parents and YR2 child ‘forever and ever’ https://t.co/5nvpGQAmxI

29/04/20

We loved singing and dancing with our choir today. It was great to see everyone smiling and enjoying themselves. Things may have to be done differently at the moment but we can still connect with each other and share the things we love doing. https://t.co/5rFrdH3ERM

27/04/20

Retweetd From Barefoot Computing

Computational thinking skills can be developed in many settings, including at home. Check out the Mini Missions on our home learning page for fun and easy ideas to develop these important skills using household items. https://t.co/2t08Isj6O1 https://t.co/Zedruos4T6

25/04/20

This looks amazing! It will be available to read for free from Monday at https://t.co/kcwjl3p15B We can’t wait! https://t.co/HDVMKnRc5j

25/04/20

Grab your little ones and a snack, sit back and enjoy our lockdown video 😊🌈 Happy weekend! https://t.co/7aUOfj7GMa

24/04/20

Wonderful rainbow outfits and drawings are still pouring in. Well done 🌈🥰 https://t.co/YhswOlNuLq

22/04/20

More bedtime stories read by our wonderful staff team are available on our website now https://t.co/QZt29XsbrQ

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Year 1

The class teacher in Hedgehogs Class is Miss Baxter 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.