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20/01/22

Fantastic writing in Reception today. Inspired by the fabulous book ‘Clean Up’, children wrote about ocean pollution and what we can all do to help https://t.co/oYp461Tyev

15/01/22

Enrichment clubs have started for Spring Term and we are delighted to have offering our children cooking club. Week one was all about taste and what a rainbow of colour and flavour they got to experience. https://t.co/ngQ22ULr6q

13/01/22

Celebrating some high quality pieces of writing from year 5 showcased in these beautiful displays https://t.co/J33BjSKryb

17/12/21

End of term was celebrated with year group Christmas Fairs in the playground; games, prizes and dancing in the snow! A fitting way to end a fantastic term. Happy Christmas Everyone 🎄🥳 https://t.co/l9xpE0b7P8

17/12/21

Don’t forget it’s Christmas Jumper day today. 🎄 https://t.co/TXkp6NzWLi

16/12/21

We had a surprise visit today from the one and only Father Christmas, he brought Christmas cheer and classroom gifts for every class. The children were thrilled with the surprise visit. It was a true delight to see. Thank you Father Christmas. https://t.co/RNb0EzwgTL

15/12/21

You all look fabulous 😊🎄

15/12/21

Looks fantastic 😊

15/12/21

That’s a wrap! After 3 playground performances and a few hours of recording our Nativity for this year is edited and ready for its premier. Well done to all staff and children involved you did so well to adapt to changes and really did shine. ⭐️ https://t.co/TrfFz6WkpN

13/12/21

Our wonderful choir performed at helping to raise funds for with over £600 raised. https://t.co/I1oZTOj8II

03/12/21

Great to host a football tournament for teams from and Well done to everyone for taking part! Well done to team for coming 1st https://t.co/xwJt5ggrS4

01/12/21

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Some of our wonderful children helping to spread a little Christmas cheer across our school community 🎄 https://t.co/IRlXjv4SMC

25/11/21

What a week for sport. Children took part in Bromley Schools Cross Country with a Y5 girl star runner placing 7th out of 350 girls! Football saw our Y5 and Y6 boys team take home the winners’ trophy placing first out of 24 teams at a Bromley football tournament. Well done all! https://t.co/93W1iNy5Fb

23/11/21

Our y6 students are loving these sessions! Thank you for leading them https://t.co/vAelv7uVuB

20/11/21

What a cosy day wearing our PJs into school to raise funds for thank you to all our families that have supported this fantastic charity today. https://t.co/bwWuveTCHU

15/11/21

Today children enjoyed hearing from a special visitor delivering assemblies to celebrate Diwali and deepen our understanding of Hinduism https://t.co/s7pPZ4LYGs

12/11/21

Monday wear your odd socks to school for with for 🧦 https://t.co/fxuTPmktvF

12/11/21

We are consulting on our admissions arrangement for 2023 - 24. More information can be found on our website. https://t.co/InhCQARJF4

05/11/21

Year 6 children have worked hard this week on their poppy window display and poppy appeal sales. Items will be available next Monday - Wednesday before school. https://t.co/cacfdfHl07

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Year 2

Mr Hutton teaches in Squirrel Class and Miss Caballero 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.