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28/11/20

It’s beginning... thanks to for decorating the trees ready for next week https://t.co/EjWAqDkkEJ

23/11/20

Bromley Youth Music Trust are looking for singers https://t.co/7Pc2VPg7Rn

20/11/20

Be safe. Be seen. Ensuring children are visible when on the road will help to keep them safe. Think bright and bold clothing and reflective pieces for use during dark nights. https://t.co/HL0FsvYAnA

18/11/20

It’s road safety week with We will be posting some helpful reminders over the next few days. Teaching children road safety from a young age enables them to become independent on the roads as they get older. https://t.co/6oJWZ4b2qO

17/11/20

We raised an amazing £574.48 for the BBC Children in Need Appeal 2020. Huge thanks to the Hpabe community for your donations https://t.co/YFp3kktfJ8

16/11/20

Great to see so many odd socks for We are all unique and we celebrate that every day https://t.co/HEeDtmYdD0

16/11/20

Don’t forget to wear your odd socks today for anti-bullying week. We’re wearing odd socks to celebrate how we are all unique   https://t.co/UR6jkBT2WM

13/11/20

We are fundraising for today by wearing pjs or onesies and donating to we hope to raise a fantastic amount for this worthy charity. https://t.co/LcR37omj0v

13/11/20

We are ending our kindness week by celebrating classes have been carrying out acts of kindness all week to see if they can be awarded kindness ambassador plaques for their classroom doors. We will also be awarding certificates for our kindness champions 💜 https://t.co/EpOz7TLuE3

12/11/20

Children in Need tomorrow. Do not forget onesies or PJs for the day. Donations taken on the gate. https://t.co/nsf8itegUW

11/11/20

We are consulting on our admissions arrangements for 2022-23. More information can be found on our website https://t.co/K8dpKyLau8. Consultation will run for 8 weeks until the 6th January. https://t.co/VnaESeZFvH

11/11/20

Remembering today and always. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month https://t.co/CLrsEJS7qz

10/11/20

We are celebrating a few different things in school this week, however our main focus is on kindness as that underpins all of our awareness days. Children are carrying out acts of kindness all week in the aim of becoming kindness ambassadors on Friday for https://t.co/vuedu7fldl

10/11/20

Amazing!

09/10/20

Thank you for all of the donations for Harvest Festival today! These will be collected by for local families in need https://t.co/tKYrIUANEs

08/10/20

Wild Wood WOW days started today with YR3 and YR4. Was great to get outdoors, into the woods and enjoying nature. Some great skills were learnt when working with tools. Well done YR3 and YR4 https://t.co/tZ00JwDazv

26/09/20

Huge thank you to the wonderful team of parents who volunteered to help prepare our Wild Wood site today. You made such a difference https://t.co/w0vAuGO4kY

05/09/20

£4704.00! A phenomenal amount raised over the summer. Some completed a 222 mile triathlon, others an ironman challenge, one read all over London & others dyed their hair fun shades. Thank you for your amazing fundraising efforts & huge thanks to all who sponsored. Go team Hpabe! https://t.co/CD6ueP3zvW

04/09/20

Wow! Back to school and already celebrating huge efforts. The children have made us so proud settling back in with ease and new reception starters today brought huge smiles and an eagerness to start their school journeys. Well done all. https://t.co/yR510NzSKC

02/09/20

We are all looking forward to welcoming children back to school tomorrow! We can’t wait to see you all!

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Year 3

Mr Johnson teaches in Wren class and Miss Baxter teaches in Robin class.

 

Year 3 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.

 

The theme for each term's topic can be found in the table below.

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

History

Stone and Bronze Age

Bronze and Iron Age

Life in Ancient Rome

Roman Influence in Ancient Britain

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?

What has King Tutankhamun taught us?

Geography Comparing UK localities Maps Earthquakes and volcanoes Earthquakes and volcanoes Using the World's resources What is London like?
R.E Hinduism Christianity Christianity Islam Why should we care for our World? Why should we care for our World?
Science Forces and magnets Plants; pollination and seed dispersal Rocks and soils Plants; growth Animals including Humans Light
Computing Year 3 e-safety Programming - Creating Scratch Games (Scratch Jr) Programming - Lego Satellite (Lego WeDo 2.0) Movie Maker (iMovie app) Programming - Lego Science Rover (Lego WeDo 2.0) Creating a digital report (Pages app)
Art Art appreciation Drawing - cave drawing Visual texture - Durer Environmental art Mosaic William Morris designs / natural forms
DT Mechanical systems Mechanical systems Design and make lanyard for purpose Design and make lanyard for purpose    
Music Music Express; in the past Music Express; Ancient worlds Ukulele Ukulele Ukulele Ukulele
PE Gymnastics games Gymnastics Games Dance Athletics
PSHE Being me in my world Relationships        
MFL Establishment Family Chinese New Year Animals /colours Numbers Brown Bear / Brown Bear

 

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 and we want all children to leave our academy as confident readers who enjoy reading widely and for pleasure. 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. By year 3, most children can read fluently and we support them to develop their  reading comprehension skills, building their skills of inference and deduction and considering how authors select their choice of words for impact. 

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 structured approach to handwriting using the Morrells approach.  We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers.

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