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11/09/18

Great piece in about our recent ofsted https://t.co/spsvT7z0Xz

06/09/18

Retweetd From Michelle Thomas

What a pleasure it was today to spend time in . It was a pleasure to spend time in their wonderful world. Outstanding as it gets 🌟🌟 https://t.co/2bMngXaf6R

06/09/18

Come and see us again soon!

05/09/18

Wow days today, y1 are superheroes, y2 have visited the bug man & y3 are enjoying graffiti art workshops https://t.co/8NPCHUF3Lt

04/09/18

So proud to share our ofsted outcome with our wonderful Hpabe community https://t.co/THYzEzjZXq

03/09/18

Looking forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow

01/08/18

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Please vote for our school to win this amazing tile project! We need lots of votes- just click this link and vote for our school logo. Thank you! https://t.co/I3ock1aeZN https://t.co/I3ock1aeZN

21/07/18

Please vote for our school to win this amazing tile project! We need lots of votes- just click this link and vote for our school logo. Thank you! https://t.co/I3ock1aeZN https://t.co/I3ock1aeZN

20/07/18

Happy holidays to all of our wonderful Hpabe families! So proud of the achievements of our wonderful children this year. Thank you for all of your support

16/07/18

It's not just the children taking part in sports day...#staffsportsday https://t.co/Qix1f1ssDt

16/07/18

Sports Day is in full flow! https://t.co/cMlSEKMnjr

04/07/18

Fantastic to hear from about his sporting journey to become a commonwealth gold medalist https://t.co/prqugxHhIH

03/07/18

Please nominate us! We’d love some more books for our children! Win £5,000 for your school library! https://t.co/el6aFA00Tc

03/07/18

Looking forward to meeting Reuben Arthur, commonwealth gold medalist, tomorrow. Here he is (on the left)- all children will meet Reuben and take part in sponsored sports events so remember your PE kits! https://t.co/e6lqnS5FL9

28/06/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

"In 58% of schools where class teachers are involved in delivering languages , there has been no CPD for languages in the past year" Glad to see and are bucking the trend!

28/06/18

A fabulous performance from students from as part of our summer music festival https://t.co/rtLycmSkcA

28/06/18

Thank you so much for coming and taking part in our summer music festival! We all loved it!

26/06/18

Please remember to stay sun safe today! Hats, water bottles and sun cream applied

25/06/18

Amazing! Well done HJAC!

24/06/18

Well done to our amazing PTA for a fantastic fair today! We are so lucky to have such a supportive parent community. Great to see so many of you there and meet some of our September starters

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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 Gods and mortals
Spring 1 Scrumdiddlyumptious

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.