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21/11/17

Year 5 have been researching and creating Chinese blue willow plates in art. Look at this amazing example! https://t.co/UCEycsMUR5

17/11/17

Whole school attendance for the term so far is 96.45% and in line with the National Average. https://t.co/csbYxTjCBD

17/11/17

Shanah and Mollie in Year 1 have been looking at old toys. Here is their wonderful writing! https://t.co/L0JITzxe9I

17/11/17

Reception children are eating owl ice cream, roasted fox (butternut squash) and scrambled snake! (scrambled egg) They tasted, “fluffy”, “like plantain”, and ”yummy”. https://t.co/XednmdY8i2

16/11/17

Year 2 are learning all about nocturnal animals so they have created these wonderful barn owl collages! https://t.co/ne7XFJCh2b

13/11/17

Hello. We are not supporting this year as we are focusing on just one charity this term.

13/11/17

Today in assembly we thought about and how we are all different but all equal. We celebrated the 9 children who did something unique and different by competing in Bromley cross country on Saturday. https://t.co/LU1cm91slt

11/11/17

Well done to our only Year 6 boy runner for showing amazing resilience after being elbowed at the start line. He kept going and finished!

11/11/17

Team 6 girl runners stayed together and finished together at Bromley cross country this morning. So of you! https://t.co/or1Vwpqhku

11/11/17

Our super star Year 5 boys runners are back at Crystal Palace cross country https://t.co/HuNT92H7Yf

11/11/17

Super proud of our Year 5 girl runner placing 58th in the Bromley cross country race at Crystal Palace this morning! https://t.co/cGgICeiz07

09/11/17

Reception had a wonderful trip to to enjoy a world inside a book. “I’m going to have lunch with a gruffalo” https://t.co/4vIhNCYFzN

09/11/17

Today in English Year 1 had to choose the best instructions to follow to make a jam sandwich! https://t.co/WzUF55L4kj

07/11/17

Year 6 into science. Masterclass with Mr Brown: dissection of a sheep’s heart to understand how a heart works. https://t.co/Xk5vW81HIk

07/11/17

Year 5 are having a great experience producing their own videos with Tim about Space. https://t.co/a7nHvbtP4b

06/11/17

Tim from made a short pirate film in assembly. Miss Bell was the pirate villain fighting the bravest Captain in the land. https://t.co/dDKl5NL7yM

05/11/17

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Very impressed with the open morning - daughter sold on the school. Informative and children were very engaged in learning. Thank you

03/11/17

Reception children joining in with bonfire night customs and traditions whilst also looking closely at change. https://t.co/Itd6MeF9K4

03/11/17

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03/11/17

Retweetd From Overbes

My son is in year 2. I can confidently recommend as a brilliant school. My son loves it and the teaching is outstanding.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Curriculum

Every Lesson is Creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects.

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas, as well as the rest of the National Curriculum, are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.

Our Literacy Specialism

We chose literacy as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning. Reading is taught through the teaching of traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home.

An Academic Head Start 

As children progress through the school, one of our aims is to make sure we give them a ‘head start’ for the rest of their education.

Once they reach KS2 they begin to be taught by specialist subject teachers, just like in secondary school. As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, this helps prepare children for a successful transition to secondary school.

Our curriculum overview is below

Year 1

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

What makes us unique?

What is your favourite toy?

Why can’t all animals fly?

How can I reuse something?

What makes a plant wild?

Does it rain everywhere?

Hook

Letter from Yeti and footprint

Crash landing of alien ship

Museum trip to Museum of childhood

School farm

Trip to recycling centre

Allotments

Biggin Hill (weather station)

Texts

Yeti and the bird

Beegu

Traction Man

Lost and Found

10 things to help the world

Ossiri & the Bali Mango

Wild

Where the wild things are

Lil and the secret of rain

The greedy Zebra

Science

Animals including humans

Seasonal changes

 

Animals including humans

Materials

 

Plants

 

Seasonal changes

Humanities

Where we are from/history of our families - All about me

Changes within living memory – history of toys

Seasonal and daily weather patterns

Significant people from Local area

Locational and place knowledge

Physical features in UK, Forests

Seasonal and daily weather patterns

Computing

We are treasure Hunters

We are TV chefs

We are painters

We are collectors

We are storytellers

We are celebrating

DT

 

Design and make a toy

 

Describe a product and suggest ways to improve it

Make a salad

 

Design and build a sun hat

Art

Self portraits

 

 

Know about great artists in history.

 

Observational drawing

 

Music

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

PE

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

PSCHE

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most f their abilities

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most of their abilities

100 things

Create a family tree

Draw a self portrait

Perform a puppet show

Run around in the rain

Perform in a play

Visit a farm

Hold a chick

Recycle rubbish

Walk through a forest

Build a Den

Run around in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

Who set London on fire?

Who’s afraid of the dark?

How will you travel in the future?

What did Jack need to grow his magic beans?

Does she sell seashells on the seashore?

Hook

Fire Brigade visit

Camp out 5:30-7:30

Transport Museum

Visit to Ruxley Manor or local allotments

Trip to the beach

Texts

Toby and the Great Fire of London

Orion and the dark

The dark

Farther

Twisted Fairy tales

Jim and the original beanstalk

The Storm Whale

Snail and the whale

Claude and the city

Science

Everyday materials

Living things

Inventors

Plants

Animals habitats

Humanities

Great Fire of London

Physical environment of school

Changes over time travel

Geographical skills and field work

Physical features of coastlines

Changes over time – seaside

Computing

We are astronauts

 

We are games testers

 

We are photographers

We are researchers

 

We are detectives

We are zoologists

 

DT

Stiffen card to make a tudor house

Textiles –animal wall hanging

Wind up cars

 

Make a sandwich to take to the beach

Punch and Judy socks puppets

Art

Series of landscape paintings (tryptic)

Stained glass animals

 

 

Andy Goldsworthy

Sculpture

 

Music

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

PE

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

PSCHE

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

100 things

Spray water from a hose

Wear a fireman’s helmet

Burn a Tudor house

Cook on a camp fire

Camp under the stars

Go on a nature walk at night

Perform in a play

Travel on 5 different transports in a day

Travel on a bus

Travel on a train

Travel on the tube

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Make some wild art

Walk barefoot on the beach

Paddle in the sea

Check out animals in a rock pool

Make a Sandwich

               

 

 

Year 3

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

What was it like to live in prehistoric Britain?

What is beneath our feet?

What is the difference between a cave man and a mummy?

How many London sights have you seen?

Does the forest rain?

What message would you put in a bottle?

Hook

Visit to Knole Park

Visit to Natural History Museum

Cave man and mummy dress up

Art gallery of London sights

Jungle experience at Hall Place

Pirate Dress up Day

Texts

Dave’s Cave

Ug: Boy Genius

Pebble in my pocket

Weslandia

A walk in London

Great Kapok tree

Gregory Cool

Oliver & the Seawigs

Flotsam

Science

Animals including humans

Rocks and soils

Inventors

Light

Plants

Forces and Magnets

Humanities

Stone age to iron age

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Ancient Egyptians

Local history study – London

Amazon Rainforest

Whitstable

Computing

We are programmers

We are bug fixers

We are presenters

We are vloggers

 

We are communicators

We are opinion pollsters

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

Textiles – cave clothes

Papier mâche volcanoes

 

 

 

Product for a pirate

Art

Cave painting

The great wave – Hokusai

Death masks

Canopic jars

Lowry

Collage

 

Music

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

 

PE

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

MFL
Spanish

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

PSCHE

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

 

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

100 things

Explore a cave

 

Hunt for fossils and bones

Experience an earthquake

Walk like an Egyptian

See Big Ben

See a Red phonebox

See a Black Taxi

Perform in a concert

Learn to swim

Keep a plant alive

Catch a fish with a net

Be a Pirate for the day

 

 

Year 4

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

How do we use electricity?

Are humans responsible for the destruction of the earth?

How do we eat?

What did the romans do for us?

What happened to my puddle?

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound?

Hook

A morning with no electricity

Animal man

Tower of London (free trip)

Roman Soldier – freshwater theatre

Investigations - Where’s my ice lolly, puddle, sugar gone?

Sound walk in local area

Texts

The Iron Man

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf

 

Wolves

Romans on the rampage

Roman Beanfeast

The Tin Forest

Varmints

Science

Electricity

Living Things

Animals including humans – teeth and digestion

Scientists and inventors

States

Sound

Sex and health

Humanities

Locational knowledge

Human geography

Kings and Queens

Roman Britain

Physical Geography

Railways

Computing

We are software developers

We are toy designers

We are musicians

We are HTML editors

We are co-authors

We are meterologists

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

Battery operated lights

 

Edible food garden

 

 

Musical Instrument

Art

Aboriginal Artwork

 

 

Sketch and make mosaics

Watercolours

Famous artists - eg

Monet

 

Music

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

 

MFL Spanish

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

 

 

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

PSCHE

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

 

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

 

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

PE

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

 

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

100 things

Visit a London museum (science)

Make a torch

Hold a scary animal

Track wild animals

Hunt for bugs

Visit the home of a King

Try new foods

Use a disclosure tablet

Be a king or queen for the day

Make a dish for a king

Visit a roman Villa

Perform in a concert

Be a Roman for the day

Design and build a rain collector

Run around in the rain

Ride on a steam train

 

 

 

Year 5

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

What did the Greeks do for us?

Where on earth are we?

What is it made of?

How would you get to the south pole?

Who lived here first?

Have you been up the shake and shiver?

Hook

Greek drama workshop

Camp out

What’s in the box? Blind feely activity.

Orienteering – find a geo cache

Looking at artefacts

Trip on the London Eye

Texts

Odysseus

Cosmic

Princess Blankets

Non Fiction – Hillary and Everest

Shakleton’s Journey

Freedom for Bron

London eye Mystery

Science

Inventors

 

Earth and Space

Materials

Forces

Living things and habitats

Animals including humans

Humanities

Ancient Greek civilisation

Compare and contrast to modern China

Mountains

Artic and Antarctic

 

Anglo-Saxons & Scots

 

Settlements and land use

Computing

We are game developers

We are cryptographers

 

We are artists

 

We are web developers

We are bloggers

We are architects

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

 

Rockets launch

 

CAM pictures

 

Design a pie and filling

Art

Design and make clay Greek pots

 

Sewing own blankets

 

Sketching artefacts

 

Music

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

 

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

PSCHE

Preparing to play a role as an active citizen

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences in people

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

MFL Spanish

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

 

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*

 

PE

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

100 things

Visit the Houses of Parliament

Stand inside the House of Lords

Stand inside the House of commons

Be a Greek for the day

Make something out of clay

Go stargazing

Find Ursa Major

Find Ursa Minor

Find Cassiopeia

Camp out

Launch a rocket into the sky

Stitch a blanket

Find a geo cache

Find your way with a map and compass

Fly a kite

Hold an object which is 100s of years old

 

Discover what is in a pond

Travel up the Thames

Take a flight on the London Eye

Make a pie

               

 

 

 

Year 6

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

Why do the clock change?

Where do we come from?

What is the long arm of the law?

Why isn’t a dolphin a fish?

Who invented chocolate?

Hook

Propaganda posters

Dissect a heart

Crime Scene

Mock Trial

Artefact time line

Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom

Texts

Stay where you are and leave

One beetle too many

Treason

Carnival of the animals

Savage

 

Science

Light

Animals including humans

Evolution and inheritance

Electricity

Living things and their habitats

Sex and health

Humanities

World War One

 

Crime and punishment

Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

Mayans

Computing

We are adventure gamers

We are computation thinkers

We are advertisers

 

We are network engineers

 

We are travel writers

We are publishers

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

 

 

Make an alarm for a box

 

Design a chocolate product

Art

 

Detailed drawings of animals

 

 

Production Art work

Music

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

MFL Spanish

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

 

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

 

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary

 

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences

Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly

Describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

PE

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

PSCHE

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

100 things

Explore a cave

Stand in the pitch black

Dissect a heart

Be a policeman for the day

Make a home for a wild animal

Make something out of chocolate

Perform in a play