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13/09/19

Ending the week with an outdoor celebration assembly in our beautiful sensory garden. 🌳 https://t.co/uIu7EFYLwp

12/09/19

Congratulations . Fantastic news!

05/09/19

We are so impressed with the creativity of the summer home learning projects completed by children from Reception- year 4. Well done everyone! https://t.co/pkjyoB8nof

03/09/19

Was great to welcome our trainees today. Exciting times!

03/09/19

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back tomorrow (Wednesday) and welcoming our new reception children and families to HPABe. https://t.co/Jg9zPFZ8QB

02/09/19

We hope all of our Hpabe families have had a wonderful summer! We are looking forward to seeing all of the children back on Wednesday. Remember that tomorrow is a training day for staff so school is not open for children.

19/07/19

End of year celebration assembly today. We are so proud of the progress children have made this year. Wishing all of our Hpabe families a wonderful summer holiday! Thank you from all of the staff team for your kind words and gifts, they are greatly appreciated

16/07/19

Beautiful art work in Y1 today! https://t.co/R4OlGE80kT

12/07/19

Wonderful to welcome our new Reception families for a picnic today. The children settled so well and already feel part of our Hpabe family!

11/07/19

Pupil Parliament elections are underway. Speeches are taking place and whole school voting will commence this afternoon. Good luck to all applying. https://t.co/ZnnVtwzCHX

11/07/19

Fantastic night last night at the Greener and Cleaner Bromley schools ECO swap shop. Was great to see so many Bromley schools participating and to hear all the Eco ideas and practices that are in place. A wealth of information taken away for our own ECO journey. https://t.co/EvpPl4ayBv

09/07/19

Reception loved their storytelling workshops today. Thank you for inspiring us today Wendy! https://t.co/f5jQxzP7xv

05/07/19

We hope all of our wonderful families enjoyed the sports day and family picnic today. Huge thanks to the wonderful team of sports leaders and teachers from at for all of your help and enthusiasm https://t.co/GFA5rKq2kh

05/07/19

Thanks to everyone who helped to organise such a fantastic sports day today! Great weather, fantastic participation and team work from all! https://t.co/k5gFaf3Be9

05/07/19

They were amazing! Thank you all so much!

04/07/19

We are looking forward to sports day tomorrow. Please make sure children are in their PE kits and have plenty of sun lotion and a full water bottle! 🏃‍♀️ 🏅 💧 ☀️

03/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

The countdown is on... will you be joining us? https://t.co/SwpBmJm3tZ

27/06/19

Our music festival continued today with fantastic performances from students https://t.co/pCsQFaEl5Z

26/06/19

Retweetd From HarrisBeckenham

We can’t wait for this! Hope to see you there on Saturday 13th July! https://t.co/aGXyaYGgjy

25/06/19

Great to hear that she enjoyed it 😊

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Year 2

This year, Mrs Pearce is teaching in Squirrels Class,
whilst Miss Nixon 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.