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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

19/10/18

Thank you to our amazing PTA for organising the end of term Monster Ball. Happy half term to all of our families

18/10/18

Exciting art project underway... what could they be? All will be revealed after half term. https://t.co/qh8fOGHkGV

16/10/18

Last sessions with our year 2 classes at Wild Wood were wet, muddy and full of fun! Nothing stops play at Wild Wood 🍃 https://t.co/UWw4JJW0q8

10/10/18

Our Reception children enjoy phonics- some even sing while practising letter formation at home! We love this! If you are looking for a Reception place in September please come along to one of our open days https://t.co/oMc7TFYtrr

08/10/18

Teaching Assistant vacancy to join our wonderful team!#hpabe https://t.co/fqghNCuzwe

08/10/18

YR2 created beautiful nature letter & number sets to pass to reception classes as a gift from Wild Wood. They thought they could use them on their phonics & mathematic journey. They are so lovely that we think every class may like a set! https://t.co/zoYgAA1QtX

05/10/18

Super proud of our wonderful Mrs Pearce

05/10/18

We hope you all enjoy the long weekend- remember the academy is closed today for staff training

02/10/18

Fantastic number work in reception today. Continuously impressed with how well our reception children have settled in and are enjoying their new journey at school. https://t.co/KFh8zE8CEY

28/09/18

Year 2 enjoying their topic with a visit from Bromley Bee Keepers 🐝 https://t.co/FoOzN16G4D

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Year 3

Mr Little will be teaching in Wrens class and Miss Trushkina will be teaching Robins.

 

Year 3 Topic Curriculum

 

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  English, Mathematics, R.E., Modern foreign language (French) 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.  

 

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.

Autumn 1 Urban Pioneers
Autumn 2 Scrumdiddlyumptious
Spring 1 Gods and mortals

Spring 2 

Tribal tales
Summer 1 Predator
Summer 2 Tremors

 

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 3 Programmes of Study based on the National Curriculum to ensure all children gain the knowledge and skills they need.

 

Reading

In Year 3, 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. Our well stocked fiction and non-fiction class library areas aim to offer children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities.

 

Handwriting

Year 3 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 3 model the pre-cursive script when working with children or marking books. Once a child is a proficient writer, they will be awarded a pen licence and will begin to use a pen in their work

 

Writing

In Year 3 writing is taught through English lessons that use Power of Reading texts as the main stimulus. Children learn to write all the genres of writing, using their core text as their stimulus. This means that all the children  have a shared understanding of the storytelling elements of the writing they are doing. Wherever possible we ensure we offer children the opportunity to write for a real purpose.

 

Grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Discrete teaching of phonics ends at the end of Key Stage 1 and is replaced by grammar, punctuation and spelling lessons. These skills are taught discretely and are also embedded within English lessons.