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29/07/20

Amazing! Well done Faith ⭐️ https://t.co/hB3KuTiXWE

25/07/20

📚 📖 Can you please help Harper grow our library by donating to her London Literary Adventure! She is reading in inspiring locations in and around London as much as possible throughout the month of July and would be so grateful if you could support her. https://t.co/OjM9hvQDgz

16/07/20

We are so impressed with this amazing piano playing! Well done Roan- we can’t wait to hear you play in person soon! https://t.co/LhWXGFU1x0

13/07/20

Huge thank you too to Ollie Polly play cafe for sending in afternoon teas for all of the teachers- so very much appreciated

13/07/20

Lovely visit today from Councillor Hannah Gray after being nominated by one of our parents. We were presented with a certificate of appreciation for work during lockdown. The Mayor received flowers and a handcrafted piece of art by year 1. https://t.co/b647VmBC5c

10/07/20

Self care. Purple bubble learnt about self care and ways to relax today. They then created gift bags, instruction cards using marbling inks and scented bath bombs to give to someone or to use as a treat for themselves. Take care of others but also remember take time for yourself. https://t.co/PTyX27hual

10/07/20

Retweetd From BromleyMencap

A guest speaker from the Educational Health Care Team will be joining the Autism Family Support drop-in session on Monday. Please email autismfamilysupport.org for more info & the login details. https://t.co/JqN4vsD5Qh

06/07/20

Oscar finished his fundraising bike ride with a phenomenal amount of £1100 raised. We are so proud Oscar and will be spending the money on new playground equipment for September return to school. Thank you to all who sponsored and supported. https://t.co/n1jfsBsWzN

03/07/20

As we welcome all children back to school next week, our keyworker bubble will change as children rejoin their classes. We celebrated with a garden party! Children designed the menu, baked or made all of the delicious food and drink and then enjoyed and celebrated our community❤️ https://t.co/idqeaB71AV

02/07/20

Meet the mini versions of Betty O Barley and Harry O Hay. YR1 worked hard today, building scarecrows and harvesting delicious courgettes and potatoes that we then cooked fresh from the earth and tasted. Even our most discerning palates had a try and gave it the thumbs up! https://t.co/HHUiTzmSnI

29/06/20

Go Oscar! Your determination and resilience are shining through. 35 houses visited, 40 miles completed so far and an incredible £970 raised! Thank you for raising so much for new playground equipment for when we return to school. https://t.co/v2i7u9GQkh https://t.co/Szpb93iia2

29/06/20

Reception children have been using natural resources to create art work including this beautiful reminder to be mindful. https://t.co/Ukgh7LNTen

25/06/20

What a scorcher ☀️ the allotment was a lot of hard work today but we kept cool with the sprinkler and using the shade whilst we worked. We also were overjoyed and proud of our first little bounty 🥒 🥔 https://t.co/4sz9LHS6Pa

24/06/20

An Artistic Riddle, Keyworker Bubble were given grid squares with shaded shapes on with intructions to colour certain areas and doddle on others. Trying to work out what the grids could mean meant some interesting ideas were shared. See our time lapse for the answer... https://t.co/OvC94TCHAn

22/06/20

Why do mentos and diet cola react this way? Is it texture? sugar? something else? Keyworker bubble were tasked with predicting, control measuring and working out the answer for some outdoor science. https://t.co/Ih3uE5H7ik

21/06/20

Go Oscar!! We are so proud of your fundraising bike ride🚲 Thanks to everyone who has supported so far 😊#community https://t.co/5t0VXUeU4Q

19/06/20

🍅 Allotment Update!! 🌽 It rained. A lot! So today’s session focused on how we can encourage 🐝 and 🦋 and other wildlife to visit, we have planned to plant a meadow area next week and took time today studying flowers and recreating them using pastels and blown paint. https://t.co/1FFMmXi15K

18/06/20

Our leadership team is learning how we can further embed mindfulness in school working with as part of the Mindfullness in Schools project.

15/06/20

Mindful Monday! Reception bubbles created the most stunning natural art to frame their dusted handprints. Mindful breathing practice followed by a 5 senses session looking at our plants in the playground and working out which of the senses each plant used the most. 👁👃🏼👂🏿🤚🏽👅 https://t.co/non5sibBJc

11/06/20

Reception bubbles have been adding their kindness pebbles to our new pathway. Their definition of kindness when discussing was ‘smiling’, ‘helping each other, ‘sharing’ and ‘showing love’ what clever and caring 4 and 5 year olds we have. https://t.co/4fcoTyzNq6

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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.