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07/06/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

An amazing job for a Mandarin HLTA working with and I. Tell all your friends! https://t.co/bYWjOpPfOu

25/05/18

A community feast to mark the end of our International Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who contributed a dish from around the world! https://t.co/OBqKDonmq4

25/05/18

Retweetd From Alison Young

Thank you - it was great fun! We are acting out Hokusai's here 🌊 https://t.co/Dt578sYtJV

24/05/18

This week, every child took part in a workshop in which they were encouraged to observe & explore the world around them & to think creatively & critically. They looked at a range of art related to their topics. Thanks Alison https://t.co/3aJoeoVepi

18/05/18

Well done to our Year 3 cricket team today for making the semi-finals and, in true HPAD style, winning the team work award! https://t.co/rBJZcEd6SF

18/05/18

Good luck Harry and Meghan from HPAD! https://t.co/22VImFmX7d

16/05/18

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15/05/18

On the way back in high spirits, if a little tired. https://t.co/BH2BYsakrV

15/05/18

Fantastic teamwork in action - helping to identify the next footholds to use, to get to the top. https://t.co/rQ5pCQeiqe

15/05/18

Precision required. https://t.co/H49Czy1zGW

15/05/18

Scaling the climbing wall in the sunshine! https://t.co/okv0ffGtYi

15/05/18

More awards - the most considerate dormitory shown by getting to sleep quickly and keeping voices down in the morning. https://t.co/G9W2pq4QIV

15/05/18

Award presentation for the tidiest dormitory - a hard decision as lots of very organised and responsible children. https://t.co/r8bpm8aQIg

15/05/18

All ready for another activity packed day after a great night's sleep and delicious pancakes for breakfast. https://t.co/yHN2all3nh

14/05/18

Quick trip down the A2 to spend a lovely evening with Year 3 around the campfire. All bursting with stories to tell about their day. So impressed with their bed-making skills as well. Have fun tomorrow Year 3 - see you on Wednesday. Ms Conduit

14/05/18

Yummy toasted marshmallows https://t.co/5DkUB7yDyV

14/05/18

Campfire fun! https://t.co/GnDCu6C4bf

14/05/18

Preparing for campfire songs and toasting marshmallows https://t.co/ijOyA82VUw

14/05/18

The duvet trick has helped with bed-making. Parents expect help with chores on return! https://t.co/Mf04Uh6gHA

14/05/18

Lighting fires in Bushcraft https://t.co/riiDUXi1t9

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KS1 & 2 Curriculum

Topic Curriculum

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  English, Mathematics, R.E., Music and P.E. are generally taught as discrete subjects. All the remaining subjects are taught through our thematic curriculum, which is a stimulating topic based approach to learning. In addition to this, children are taught Mandarin as a Modern Foreign Language alongside furthering their Spanish learning from last year. 

Our thematic curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge and the development of skills which has been mapped to the 2014 National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations.  It is delivered through half-termly Imaginative Learning Projects which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts.  Our curriculum provides children with many learning challenges throughout the year that require them to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively.  Teachers work to ensure all learning is exciting, active and meaningful for children.

Music and P.E. are taught by specialist teachers.   

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

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Superheroes

Bright Lights, Big City

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Moon Zoom!

Splendid Skies

Memory Box

             
Year 2

Wriggle and Crawl

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets Street Detectives Muck, Mess and Mixtures Land Ahoy

Beachcombers

 

             
Year 3 Urban Pioneers Gods and Mortals Tribal Tales Scrumdiddlyuptious Predator Tremors  

For more details of what your child will learn each half-term please see the Curriculum Overviews at the bottom of this page.

Mathematics

Mathematics is taught daily at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich. 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 Teaching and Learning

Lessons and activities for all areas of English are planned carefully to help children develop and progress their skills continuously. Learning objectives are taken from the programmes of study in the current National Curriculum for English.  

We teach Phonics using our own phonics programme that we have developed using our expertise in the area. Phonics teaching and learning supports the development of early reading and writing skills. 

Reading

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 KS1 and into KS2 they continue to read regularly with adults in guided reading sessions and other classroom activities. These activities include, reading journal tasks and written comprehension tasks. 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 one 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 one model the pre-cursive script when working with children or marking books.  In Year two, children begin to learn to join letters using a cursive script.

Writing

Writing is taught through two separate but intrinsically linked lessons. Firstly, all children participate in regular ‘writing skills’ sessions where the focus is on learning and developing the ‘tools’ or ‘skills’ of writing such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, drafting and improving in an age appropriate manner. Compositional and creative writing is taught in the main through our thematic topic work which allows the teachers to select writing tasks that match well with other learning in the topic, we believe that this helps them to feel that their writing is meaningful and has a purpose.