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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

08/07/21

We are so proud to have made it to the final of the Chinese Bridge competition! Go team HPABe! HarrisFed https://t.co/wcuHjqMSI4

30/06/21

Reusable tote bags, designed and hand drawn by YR2 ECO club, will be on sale next Thursday 8th July. Look out for their pop up shop. 🌎 🐝 🌊 https://t.co/nHOA5Jp9KW

25/06/21

YR1 have excelled with their art projects this week. Inspired by a textile artist and printmaker that used weaving in her artwork. https://t.co/jv2cRPZC3e

18/06/21

Using this beautiful image year 2 have wowed us with their setting descriptions. What lovely handwriting https://t.co/icDW3mUidu

11/06/21

At Hpabe we all love reading! Even Peter Hopper our school rabbit was enjoying a story today! https://t.co/ruTpJSm0vr

08/06/21

We had some friendly visitors 🐝 that had heard just how fab HPABe was and decided to stick around. Thank you to for providing details for a local bee keeper that removed the swarm safely and relocated them to their new home 🍯 🐝 https://t.co/SFrykORTYE

28/05/21

Well done to H from year 2 for her recent fundraising achievement. She has cycled over 50km and raised £1041 for who support education across Africa. 🚲 what an amazing effort! https://t.co/dxcU9UEF8B

26/05/21

Self defence and safety classes in full swing today for year 2 to year 5 . Thank you to https://t.co/L1UsdLqlF6 for these brilliant sessions offering our children the opportunity to learn invaluable safety skills. https://t.co/7fJgiIKzw9

25/05/21

Retweetd From UK Safer Internet Centre

Have you checked out the resources for 3 - 11-year-olds? Here you will find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet. https://t.co/WMjdrytgtw https://t.co/nXLr5ZXnyZ

14/05/21

Here’s a tour of our allotment ready for the children to plant out next week. A huge thank you to for our RHS level 3 reward which was an abundance of fruit and vegetable plants from now let’s aim for our level 4. https://t.co/RC8c3iHvw1

06/05/21

We have signed up to the programme which offers free resources and information on keeping children safe. Please visit their website for a parents pack which you can share with your children. https://t.co/0TWUObgaTK

04/05/21

Y2 Recycling Ambassadors were excited to start their important role of used paper collecting for KS1. We are very pleased to now be able to recycle all paper within school. https://t.co/8iKS0Hbnvl

29/04/21

Niki de Saint Phalle inspired artwork from year 4 has brightened our day today. We love the colourful, intricate sculptures that children have created https://t.co/sfpKVAoDYT

28/04/21

Ok to tweet: Science club was in full action this week with their first eggsperiment. Which material will make the best parachute and ensure your egg doesn’t crack 🥚 . Hard boiled eggs this week. The real deal next week and thrown from the roof 😱 https://t.co/M0NwnkBbbh

23/04/21

Our KS1 eco friendly mobile libraries are ready to roll. It will be so lovely to get our books outside to read in the sunshine. Thank you to our families for the and book donations. https://t.co/90Wug6qFcr

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Year 2

Mrs Hillier teaches in Squirrel Class and Mrs Pearce 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.