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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

We thoroughly enjoyed the performance last but sadly had to leave early after the late start of the act 2. We do hope the little girl is ok though. Great show 😀

27/06/18

Year 6 Matilda trip update: after an amazing evening, we are safely back on the bus heading towards Penge. ETA 11.10pm. Apologies for the delay. Please meet us at the academy gates! https://t.co/lTheRa0rUT

27/06/18

MATILDA TRIP: there’s been a delay to the second act of the show and we will most likely be late returning to school. We will update you when we know more.

26/06/18

Brilliant!

26/06/18

Retweetd From HJAC

Amazing HJAC. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves coming 2nd in the national lacrosse tournament. Congratulations on all your hard work. https://t.co/eRXebsfgVs

22/06/18

What an amazing result. Congratulations to Mrs Kozysa for getting everyone on board and raising the profile for Science across our academy. https://t.co/G2ChohMKno

19/06/18

Retweetd From Redriff Primary

We loved the beach! Couldn’t get them out of the water! 🏖 🌊 🌞 https://t.co/bPYuS1FUlx

15/06/18

In a bit of Beckenham traffic. Shouldn’t be long now. The kids are really looking forward to seeing you (and going home to wi-fi) 😊

15/06/18

Traffic permitting we will be back at school in 30 minutes.

15/06/18

Managed to get earlier crossing. Should be back between 5:30 and 6 pm. See you soon.

15/06/18

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! https://t.co/U6Y4VRnCuB

15/06/18

Delays at Calais. Looking like we will be arriving back at school nearer 7pm.

15/06/18

We have just completed the final activity in France, to pay our respects at the British cemetery. Thanks to the young British men that sacrificed their lives for our freedom we have been able to have an amazing, special week together ❤️🇬🇧🇫🇷 https://t.co/h33ZWwZJLf

15/06/18

Homeward bound folks!

15/06/18

British Cemetery. Paying our respects to those who gave up their lives for us to be able to live ours. Our diverse school would not have existed otherwise. https://t.co/Z5qYxouQLY

14/06/18

It’s disco time here in France on our final night! 🇫🇷❤️ https://t.co/icUVUxjjgq

14/06/18

Mont Saint Michel https://t.co/KBdRiKQtzL

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Reception

Welcome to Reception:
Gruffalo and Tiddler Class


Gruffalo is led by Mrs Charles and Tiddler is led by Miss Alleyne.

We hope you are ready to support your child with a packed year full of exciting learning through play. During this transition into school, we will be supporting your child's development using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

This covers 7 areas of learning under the headings Prime Areas: PSED (Personal, Social, and Emotional Development), PD (Physical Development) & CL (Communication and Language).

As well as the Specific Areas: Literacy (Reading and Writing), Mathematics (Number and Shape, Space & Measure), EAD (Expressive Arts and Design) and UW (Understanding of the World).

The children will engage in a wide range of play based activities that are designed to support independent learning as well as adult led learning. Throughout the day the children have 3 main whole class carpet sessions with a key focus on, Literacy, Phonics and Number.

We have three whole class teaching session per day, these include Phonics, Maths and Literacy, however, these core skills are taught throughout the rest of the day, in small groups and throughout play within the continuous provision.

Reading

The children should have a picture book in their book bag. As their understanding of phonics develops, children will start to bring home phonics related reading books.. It is important that you spend time listening to your child read on a regular basis encouraging the key skills, as well as reading a story book to your child. We want children to love books and reading, so please make sure this is a fun activity that you both can enjoy!

Key Days: Our PE day is every Wednesday. (Please ensure that your child has the correct HPACYP PE kit). Please label all clothing.


Outdoor Learning

Within early years, children have the opportunity to explore activities inside and outside the classroom. To develop gross motor skills, fine motor skills and knowledge and understanding of the world, children will have the opportunity to use sand, water and the mud kitchen. aprons are always available and children are unrestricted during these activities. The doors are open from 9:30 to 11:00 where children have supervised access to the outside areas, including the fenced field area. To access these areas children must wear wellington boots and waterproof overalls, which we provide for them.


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