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17/04/19

Retweetd From National Online Safety

💬Alexa, what’s today's guide? This week, we’re giving trusted adults 14 tips to get smart about smart home devices. This guide will help you identify some of the ways you can stay alert and protect yourself. HD version: https://t.co/vTuIySv7me https://t.co/zfHZdVETMC

16/04/19

Thank you for baking, selling, buying and eating cake from all colours of the spectrum on the last day of term. £223 raised for the National Autistic Society . A fitting end to a great awareness week.

04/04/19

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Cupcakes ready for the World Autism Awareness Cake Sale tomorrow https://t.co/jnD90qKURR

03/04/19

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"The rainbow 动物 gang" and "动物 in a 书” just some of the creative titles Y3 pupils came up with for their Mandarin mini-books based on "Brown bear, brown bear". What a lovely windowsill display! https://t.co/Z7MYRvjOcA

03/04/19

Pupil Parliament were thinking today about ways to celebrate diversity as well as planning ahead for our International Week next term. https://t.co/C27NK768Fd

03/04/19

Retweetd From National Online Safety

Challenge...accepted👍🏻This we’re sharing a guide about ‘online challenges’. Although some challenges are completely innocent, others can have much more sinister undertones, potentially putting young people at risk. Download: https://t.co/3XQ1SF1p1i https://t.co/T4i0CFiNyy

01/04/19

This week at HPAD we are marking , with a special assembly today, workshops for parents and children on Thursday, designing blue t-shirts tomorrow to 'light it up blue', a cake sale on Friday as well as reading autism inspired books all week.

29/03/19

Delighted to hear that HPAD’s very own Eli won the Mother’s Day picture competition. See all pictures at ’ed’ on Northcross Road https://t.co/ttAIiF5LBK

28/03/19

Throw your hands in the air like you don’t care! HPAD school disco was the only place to be this evening. Thank you FoHPED for organising a great night. https://t.co/uYxBsfFWnm

27/03/19

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Amazing, well done and Thank You for your support 📖📚

26/03/19

We’re taking to 2 (or even 3) wheels this week to get to school

26/03/19

An amazing £1282.10 raised in sponsorship for . That’s a lot of reading everyone! https://t.co/eDI5i0gbQT

26/03/19

Great morning at the KS1 multi-sport festival at London South Bank University https://t.co/Gtebdjs4qs

25/03/19

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Just wanted to say a massive thank you to school for supporting us and donating books 📚 for World Book Day. It’s a privilege to give a child the ability to be educated https://t.co/i25kiOiX4k

22/03/19

Thank you Our Year 4 pupils really enjoyed their lesson on electricity in your science labs yesterday!

21/03/19

Intrigued to find out what’s going on in the Space Dome today. Year 1 please tell us! https://t.co/Z2Zg9yhdoY

17/03/19

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Thank you to our Governors for giving up your precious time to attend today’s conference. Thanks also to Colleagues that ran the sessions & to for the keynote. We appreciate you all https://t.co/zUw6lTOZrb

16/03/19

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Netflix is to set the official UK age ratings for its own films and shows, in collaboration with the BBFC 📹Confused about ratings🤔? We've created a handy guide explaining what they mean on films, games and more. Download here: https://t.co/iBkcK1d4XU https://t.co/yth9v5ecsw

13/03/19

Take care! Sophie, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, is on the loose in East Dulwich. Last seen at Harris Primary East Dulwich. https://t.co/Vy9u4iOZFy

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Early Years Curriculum

The Curriculum

In Reception, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education (DfE).

The curriculum consists of seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

There are then 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which are part of these areas of learning. If a child achieves these goals by the end of the Reception year then they are said to be working at the expected level.

To support children with working towards these ELGs we use a document called Development Matters. This breaks down each goal into different age bands and is used by staff throughout the year to assess how close children are to reaching the goals.

All of these documents, and many other useful resources, are available from this website: www.foundationyears.org.uk

In the classroom

Early Years learning and development is provided through purposeful play and through adult led structures and routines that build confidence and provide intellectual stimulus and challenge.

Throughout the day, children have direct teaching sessions for maths, literacy and phonics, either as the whole class or in small groups. The rest of the time they take part in activities inside and outside the classroom.

Some of the activities are prepared by the teacher and will focus on specific objectives. The children are also able to choose activities from any of the other resources available.

Teaching staff engage with the children during these activities and help to support their learning and development. Children’s learning is assessed by observing what they say and do during these times. This is recorded and shared with parents.

 

During the course of the year, our learning in Reception will be linked to the following topic themes.

 

 

 

Autumn 1

 

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

Fantastic Foods

 

Let's Celebrate

 

Traditional tales

 

Dinosaur Stomp

Space and Beyond

 

People who help us

Glorious growth

 

Literacy

At Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning.  Reading is taught through traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home. 

Phonics

Phonics is the method used in most primary schools to teach children to read. It teaches children the 44 sounds used in the English language and then the letter or letters which make those sounds. Children are taught to apply this knowledge for both reading and spelling words. In Reception, children have daily teaching sessions for phonics and this continues into Key Stage 1. At Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, we teach phoincs using our own phonics programme that we have developed using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. For help on how to correctly pronounce phonemes. please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-eTO8L3t40

Reading

As well as taking part in daily phonics sessions, children are given opportunities to read each week either with an adult or independently. Children also have stories read to them frequently in class and books are often the basis for an entire unit of work.

Reading books are sent home with the children at a level which matches their phonic understanding so they can continue practising at home. They are also allowed to take home other books to read with an adult as this helps develop a love of reading as well as improving their understanding and comprehension. Research has shown the significant positive impact that reading at home can have on children’s ability and understanding so we encourage families to read with their children on a daily basis.

Writing

Children are taught grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting and writing for purpose. Some of this is delivered as part of the daily phonics sessions and also as part of the focused and independent learning activities. Children are asked to complete an adult-directed piece of writing at least once per week in their writing book.

We use a pre-cursive handwriting script which teaches children the correct letter formations and also the different families of letter joins. In Reception, we teacher pre-cursive writing from the beginning to prepare them for cursive handwriting later in KS1.

Writing is encouraged in a range of contexts and across a range of subjects in order to engage all children.

 

Mathematical Development

The focus of the maths curriculum in Reception is on ensuring children have an excellent understanding of the basic concepts of number along with a real-world understanding of maths through shape, space and measurement. Children are taught how to write numbers but the focus is on the understanding of the concepts.

We use an innovative, focused program of work which teaches children mathematical concepts practically first, before moving on to pictorial representations and finally the abstract recording.