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03/04/20

Team staffed the hub this week for children from and Each child painted their own flag that we then put together to make one giant flag. Wonderful and 😊 https://t.co/9RB9B4D1wQ

02/04/20

Hope you enjoyed my bedtime story this evening- chosen especially for both children and grown ups; ‘Five Minutes Peace’... https://t.co/WBqWwsxdFI

01/04/20

Today our fabulous Mrs Hillier reads ‘Also an Octopus’- available on our website. Enjoy! https://t.co/uMwA7NT2wJ

31/03/20

Check out our ‘Teachers read Stories’ section on the website (in the Student Hub). Today you can hear our wonderful Miss O Grady read ‘Stick Man’. Enjoy! https://t.co/km9mfIvvhi

30/03/20

We loved hearing about Diplodocus Day! Jack measured the length of a Diplodocus in his garden (27 metres!) and painted the letters in our colours. Wow!! Well done ❤️ https://t.co/jdpv4QHp0I

29/03/20

Work for the week ahead is now live on the website, please look under the student hub section. Teachers have been working hard and have done a fabulous job! We can’t wait to see what you do! Sending all of our Hpabe families lots of love from the Staff Team https://t.co/KPJnI9F7Bp

27/03/20

What an Awesome Team we have at Hpabe! I feel very lucky to be Principal at such a fantastic Academy. Thank you to every member of staff for going above and beyond in these challenging times https://t.co/7EzboudPzC

26/03/20

We feel so very thankful to all of the nhs staff and carers. Wonderful to hear people across our community taking part in the Thank you 😊

26/03/20

Another day of fabulous home learning! Go Team HPABe! https://t.co/389om86Ve9

25/03/20

We definitely want to organise more of these sessions 👍

25/03/20

Thank you for sharing all of the exciting things you’ve been up to at home! Making a home for a tiny snail was a great idea from these two 🐌 👍 https://t.co/5wm0v9B9fF

25/03/20

Bat class enjoyed a story time via zoom today 👏 We are all learning so much about how we can stay in touch with each other remotely ❤️ Thanks to Bat class dads Steve and Wayne for organising 🤩 https://t.co/ZNJZad4PMD

25/03/20

Well done! 🌈These brought a smile to our faces 🥰 https://t.co/bEmxWu33lI

25/03/20

We ❤️this 🌈! https://t.co/kpjqgkOjpl

24/03/20

We ❤️that our pupils are becoming teachers at home! Well done 👍 https://t.co/92OPkD6dHr

24/03/20

Keep Smiling! Was the message today from our key worker children 😊Today we spent some time planting flowers for us all to enjoy when we come back to school https://t.co/OTcMFxkQhE

24/03/20

We are so impressed with your Home Learning pictures! Well Done team Hpabe! Keep them coming 🤩 We love seeing what you are learning 🥰 https://t.co/ZxA89NUN2V

23/03/20

For Reception and Y1 parents, this might be useful for phonics https://t.co/YmXN4x0je9

23/03/20

We hope all of our Hpabe families have had a good first day of home-schooling! Children joining us at school made rainbows to display in windows at home to cheer everyone up! 🌈 Can you make a rainbow at home? Tweet us some pictures! https://t.co/EWuLnFUj5u

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Year 2

Mr Little and Mrs Hillier teach in Squirrel Class and Miss Nixon teaches in Bat Class.

Year 2 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, Music and Art are taught by specialist teachers.

The overviews for each subject can be found in the table below.

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

History

Explorers

Henry VIII

Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London

Why do we remember 5th November?

Why do we remember 5th November?

Geography Places in the World   Different Landscapes Villages, Towns and Cities What is Kenya like?  
R.E Christianity Festivals Islam Islam Why are some things special? Christianity
Science Materials Humans Materials Plants Animals Living things and their environment
Computing Year 2 e-safety Re-capping algorithms (Bluebots) Creating digital designs (Pages app) Programming - Scratch Stories Publishing Writing (Pages app) Programming - Advanced Scratch! (Scratch Jr)
Art Art appreciation Drawing Painting Collage Sculpture Text Art
DT Design a ship   Bridge building Cook with vegetables Design and make a beach toy  
Music Recorders Recorders Recorders Recorders Recorders Recorders
PE Gymnastics Games Dance Games Gymnastics Athletics
PSHE Relationships Being me in my world 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 our approach to 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 in English are planned carefully to help children continually develop and improve their skills in speaking and listening,  reading and  writing.

Reading
We believe that reading is the gateway to learning but should always be pleasurable and fun. Every day starts with reading across the school.  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. At the start of Year 2  most 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. Mid-way through year 2, most children will move off of our phonics programme  and reading lessons will focus on comprehension skills, using inference and deduction.  Children who are not confident in de-coding will be supported to develop these skills in a 1:1 or in small groups. 

It is essential that you read with your child at home every day. Your child will be given a reading book which is pitched at their specific level.  In addition to this they can select one or more free choice books each week. There is a library in each class room stocked with a range of  books to offer the children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for them. 

Writing

 We teach children writing  starting with exploring a wide range of high-quality texts. Children are exposed to different genres, with a focus on exploring a range of models of excellence. The children then use these models to guide the creating and drafting process. In every lesson, there is a high focus on speaking and articulating their ideas. Every sequence of English lessons begins with an immersion stage to help develop creativity, engage the children with the new learning for the week and support them to become more confident with the focused text for that week. The rest of the week is spent in preparing the children for an extended piece of writing, through a range of activities and planning techniques. It is important to note that we not only develop a real enjoyment of writing in English lessons but in all subjects across the curriculum. We expect the highest standards of writing every time a child writes in any subject.

The teaching of grammar and punctuation is embedded in our writing process although sometimes additional grammar lessons may take place. Spellings are given out each week so that children build up their knowledge of spelling rules and can use these with confidence in their writing.

Handwriting
Handwriting lessons take place two or three times each week focusing on letter height, formation and the flow of writing.  We follow a strctured approach to handwriting using the Morrells approach.  We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers.

 

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 read with them every day, complete any home learning and  ensure that your child is in school, and on time, everyday.