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21/10/21

Huge thanks to our wonderful Mr Strickland for running our year 6 October tuition sessions. Well done to all of our year 6 students who have taken part so far. Last day tomorrow so do join in if you can! https://t.co/lKcQgEWiX5

15/10/21

Thank you so much for coming in today Reception and year 6 really enjoyed your visit and we love this photo of our wonderful Mrs Charles! 🥰 https://t.co/UbqpLgiHpC

14/10/21

A week of WOW. We have attended Victorian school, supercharged our superpowers, eaten a greek feast, visited space, built wattle & daub walls, had a doctors visit and tomorrow will time travel to the Stone Age! An exceptional array of immersive learning for all year groups. https://t.co/h7WPUoLvGq

13/10/21

We celebrated Harvest today with a whole school assembly and collected generous donations for Thank you to all of our families for supporting this local food bank https://t.co/GRhoPddUc8

11/10/21

Great to see so many parents at our workshops today on how to ‘Talk to children about race’. Thank you all for the positive feedback. If you missed the sessions, we will hold one again next half term

11/10/21

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🏐🏆 Today, we held our inaugural intra-federation netball competition! We welcomed children from and . Congratulations to our winners, ! https://t.co/3su08yZ125

11/10/21

Brilliant afternoon. Was lovely to visit and play against some great teams. Well done all.

07/10/21

Well done to our year 5 and 6 netball team that took part in a Bromley schools competition today. They managed to win 4 games out of 6 and placed second overall. Well done team HPABe 🏅 https://t.co/6DohNiM42i

02/10/21

We are so proud of our year 2 football team for winning their first Bromley Schools football competition this week. 🏅 they have kicked off a season of sporting tournaments for us with a wonderful win. We look forward to cheering on our Y6 netball team next week. https://t.co/FbM1XHRKUV

01/10/21

We are consulting on our admissions arrangement for 2023 - 24. Please see our website for further information. https://t.co/zp4HJxDWpi

28/09/21

It’s Bike To School Week! Don’t let the 🌧 put you off, riding to school and scooting, where possible, has a positive impact on children’s health and wellbeing as well as the environment 🚲 🛴 https://t.co/WvV3eA0yNM

22/09/21

KS2 enjoyed a music festival session listening to some hip-hop with an Eco message. Thank you to for reminding us all to look after our planet in such a fun way 🌎 🪴 🐝 https://t.co/argpYwWkft

17/09/21

It’s Jeans for Genes day today and we are proud to be wearing our jeans to raise money and awareness for https://t.co/blymkBBpTx

16/09/21

It has been so lovely to settle back into school life this past couple of weeks. Tomorrow we are looking forward to the return of ⭐️Star of the Week ⭐️ rewards with Afternoon Tea for KS1 and our new Breakfast with the Principal for KS2 🥐 🧁

01/09/21

Looking forward to welcoming years 1-6 tomorrow ready for a term filled with exciting learning. New reception children will join us on Friday for stay & play sessions. Brand new start for the youngest and our first year 6 and final year for our oldest. Let’s go superstars! ⭐️ https://t.co/9Xsk3hqvd3

22/07/21

Wishing all our families a wonderful summer and looking forward to welcoming our new reception families in September. https://t.co/XlNErJ6Jgq

15/07/21

This looks fantastic 😊 https://t.co/obsLPCkT7P

12/07/21

I think Zain sums up how we all feel. This beautiful letter written especially for and the other England team players. We will be sending this and many more young writer letters to the team! https://t.co/ytdiHOYJTX

12/07/21

We won!! Huge congratulations to our team of children that got us there. 84 group entries with 36 groups through to the final. Judges asked our children questions in Mandarin which they answered all with amazing skill. Well done what an achievement! https://t.co/BstlD3ffDP

09/07/21

Our new reference library area is looking great. Beautiful factual books to whet any appetite for learning. Thank you to and our families for their generosity and fundraising to make this happen. 👩🏽‍🦽🐙🌨🦕 🌺 🌏 🎶 🌊👨🏽‍🏭🧑🏿‍✈️👩🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/mFgwUdsovg

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Year 4

Mr Jopson  teaches in Jays class and Mrs Percy teaches Kingfishers.

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.

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.

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

 

Anglo Saxon Britain

Life in Ancient Roman

Roman influence in Britain

Kingdom of Benin

Benin

Geography Map Skills- Russia   Italy Italy Rivers and Coasts Rivers and Coasts
R.E Christianity Sikhism Why do you judge me? Why do you judge me? Judaism Judaism
Science Animals including Humans Sound States of matter Electricity Living things and their habitats Rainforests
Computing Year 4 e-safety Movie Editor (iMovie app) Programming - Lego Drag Car (Lego WeDo 2.0) Publishing Writing (Pages App) Programming - Lego Robotic Hand (Lego WeDo 2.0) Programming - Introduction to Swift Coding (Playgrounds)
Art Art appreciation Drawing Pop Art Printing Sculpture Impressionism
DT Balanced meal Balanced meal Light circuit for purpose Light circuit for purpose    
Music Ukulele Ukulele Pulse Genre    
PE Dance Games

Gymnastics

Swimming

Games Swimming Dance Athletics
PSHE Being Me Relationships Rights Rights    
MFL Establishment Family Chinese New Year Animals / colour Numbers Brown Bear / Brown Bear

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