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13/12/18

The windows of are flooded with our children’s artwork as they run their ‘Christmas Houses’ drawing and colouring competition. Voting takes place this week by passerby votes and winners will be announced on the 21st of December. Good luck all! https://t.co/yc6KOVnQW3

10/12/18

The stage is set and rehearsals are well underway. Can’t wait for our big show! https://t.co/vtm0Rg3bLK

05/12/18

Thank you so much for the very kind donation of our wonderful Christmas tree and Alexander’s Florist in Beckenham. https://t.co/ZjtNFS5IFK

04/12/18

So proud of our singing superstars! Thank you for organising such a lovely community event https://t.co/TDsZOAafzD

04/12/18

What fantastic news! Well done to all our amazing singing superstars. We look forward to proudly presenting our prize tree and decorations in our school reception area. https://t.co/5wtCjsPMGi

02/12/18

Huge thanks to our wonderful PTA for an outstanding Christmas Fair! So much hard work went in to making today a success and all of us at Hpabe feel very lucky to have such a wonderful parent community

01/12/18

Please vote for our wonderful children that sang today at Christmas on the Green. Well done all. https://t.co/5wtCjsPMGi

30/11/18

We are overwhelmed by the support from our families, staff and the local community for our upcoming Christmas fair this Sunday and would like to thank local businesses for sponsoring the fair and for donating raffle prizes. https://t.co/2RdR2EQtqJ

21/11/18

Our fun filled Christmas fair is on Sunday 2nd December. We hope to see lots of our Harris families and the local community there. Please do come along and say hello and enjoy all that’s on offer at our truly festive fair. https://t.co/yNacXnsrnu

16/11/18

Year 1 had a special visit today for their topic huge thank you to for taking the time to come and https://t.co/ELFd4iYa02

12/11/18

Fantastic array of odd socks in school for anti bullying week. https://t.co/yJzpmENmIV

06/11/18

We have started our first writers lunch club and the group will be producing a school newspaper that will be available at the end of each term. https://t.co/MoUcHrcRYb

06/11/18

Children are all enjoying an author visit and book reading from https://t.co/efcTeH7dEH

05/11/18

We will remember! We used recycled bottles to created this beautiful poppy display. Poppy sales will take place up to Wednesday this week. https://t.co/93qHn9RKWa

02/11/18

Fantastic turnout for our SEND coffee morning focusing on autism awareness. Huge thank you to Emily Shepherd for giving us the parent’s perspective https://t.co/9tl2ZocBx7

30/10/18

we were meant to submit for the book comp - fantastic time had at our magical wild wood yesterday! https://t.co/jPEIHqlh8S

30/10/18

Y3 are starting Lacrosse in PE lessons today. Lacrosse club also launches this week and there are a few spaces still available for this exciting new activity https://t.co/fC5GszpySd

29/10/18

We will be celebrating Harvest tomorrow. Any donations of food can be taken in to class tomorrow. Thank you in advance

29/10/18

We launched Wild Wood with YR3 and their topic it was a potion making haven. Recipes were followed, a little chemistry was added and lots of fun was had! https://t.co/6npcVMXQal

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Year 2

This year, Mrs Pearce is teaching in Squirrels Class,
whilst Mrs Dixon and Miss Baxter will teach in Bats Class.

Year 2 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 2 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.

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 Two, 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.

It is essential that you read with your child at home every day. Your child will be given a guided reading book (pitched at their specific level) by the teacher and a free choice book each week. There is an amazing book library in each class room stocked with a fantastic range of children's books to offer the children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities

Handwriting
Year Two 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 Two 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 Two 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.

SATs

The Key Stage 1 SATs happen at the end of the school year (usually in June). The best thing you can do at home to support your child is to be reading with them every day and to ensure that your child is in school, and on time, everyday.

Our first SATs results will be published next year.