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21/01/22

Inspired by the learning in DT, this year 3 pupil decided to go full steam ahead and design a phone case and make it all before we completed this at school! We now have an expert in the room! Amazing! https://t.co/ATQM4lBNxo

13/01/22

A special gift arrived today from a very talented author that will hopefully be joining us in Reception Sept 2022. After a visit to one of our open days, parents decided that HPAB was the place for their little girl and gifted us her first published book! Thank you! https://t.co/GX7lVGrzHA

17/12/21

Wishing all of our families 'Happy Holidays'. We hope you have a restful holiday and look forward to seeing you in the new year! https://t.co/PzjY8k6BUW

16/12/21

We are so grateful to the parents from Caterham School that have donated lots of presents for our families to enjoy this Christmas. Thank you so much for your time and generosity! https://t.co/STo7JRz1Bl

14/12/21

A fantastic 'Dip & Do' homework today with a clay made volcano! Well done! https://t.co/pncdMiSPNH

14/12/21

After reading 'A model bird' from the scheme. Our Year 2 pupil decided to get creative and make his own model of a bird! We are very proud of you! https://t.co/mjGEgGNAk4

10/12/21

It's that time of the year when Elfridges comes to . We are certainly getting into the spirit of Christmas. Our children are loving the fact that they can buy a gift for those at home. Thank you to our amazing PTA! https://t.co/YCWDiMyRJv

09/12/21

Spreading the Christmas joy. We have made cards for the Shirley Neighbourhood Care Scheme...spreading the festive spirit and making others smile! https://t.co/fyO7rs1XZv

02/12/21

We are so excited about our Little Book Hut with lots of amazing books for our children. Thank you to we absolutely love it! https://t.co/DWwAZgKgIL

02/12/21

Fantastic efforts from one our our Year 2 pupils that decided to follow the recipe from his Read Write Inc phonics book. It looks yummy! https://t.co/4ZFFqt51m7

30/11/21

Some fantastic cross academy collaboration today. We are moderating writing today with keeping standards of writing high within our academies. https://t.co/HJDeHxXWDg

30/11/21

As part of our theme of inclusion and diversity this half term. We are learning another song with sign language. A beautiful song by and thanks to we can use sign language along with our singing! https://t.co/zv4WXnchFC

26/11/21

What an amazing 'dip & do' homework! A maths board game created to improve maths skills. Year 3 have loved playing this! Well done! https://t.co/V54WuLhmGp

26/11/21

Very proud to announce that we were the 3rd highest scoring school in a ntional competition! Well done ! https://t.co/Vk2VsBQugC

26/11/21

We love when we hear that our pupils have found a book that they just can't put down! Thank you you have inspired this reader! https://t.co/HrnJMdBNzI

22/11/21

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Today I learnt about when I visited A wonderful example courtesy of 🎵 So much joy 😊 xx https://t.co/CjWOhpmMxT

22/11/21

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Wow! What amazing singers (and signers!) Well done 🙌❤️🎉🤩 https://t.co/pU0r15Z82J

19/11/21

Goodnight Mister Tom by has been by loved by many generations. Our children just can't put it down and even read at the lunch table! https://t.co/DJ4syEGiy8

19/11/21

It's pyjama day today! We are raising money for Children In Need, a charity that we love to support. As you can see our children are showing their love for the charity and having a PJ day too! https://t.co/Jyc4HK6Z9I

18/11/21

Thank you to because you continue to help us learn sign language to our songs in assembly! https://t.co/IlE6U623U4

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Curriculum

Our curriculum has been designed to ensure comprehensive coverage of the National Curriculum. In fact, due to our careful sequencing we are able to exceed these expectations in each of our subjects. We use the National Curriculum as a starting point rather than a limit to what we cover in each subject. We have worked with our partner schools across the Federation, and our central team of subject experts, to build our own curriculum. We build on the work of external experts for our phonics, reading and mathematics teaching. All other subjects are taught using our in house plans and progression. Each subject is taught discretely and weekly to support children in remembering the key knowledge and skills they need to fulfil our intent.

Reading is at the heart of everything we do at Benson, as we recognise that excellent reading skills unlock the possibilities of the rest of the curriculum for our children.

We have specialist teaching for PE and work with Croydon Music Services to deliver quality professional music lessons. We are clear that the start of the curriculum journey for each subject begins in EYFS, so whilst still following the EYFS framework, the foundations of each subject are carefully sequenced in Reception.

We have a mastery mindset for every subject- meaning we have the same high expectations for every child- scaffolding and supporting the least able to enable them to meet each objective. For us, mastery means that children are able to articulate their learning, make links between knowledge they have learnt in different subjects and remember the key knowledge and skills required to be a master in each subject. At HPAB mastery also means deepening children's knowledge and understanding rather than accelerating them through the curriculum. For example, our most able mathematicians won't ever move on to the maths that is expected of the next year group, instead they will develop a deeper understanding of the current year groups objectives. This is a decision we have made as we approach our curriculum as a narrative model. The deeper the understanding of Year 4 maths objectives we can give our children the better prepared they will be for the demands of the Year 5 maths objectives. We apply this model to every subject in the curriculum. 

We have developed a range of strategies that we use across all of our curriculum subjects that help us to ensure that children know more and remember more as they move through our curriculum.

We use Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc programme to deliver our phonic teaching. you can find more information about the scheme at https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

SMSC and British values are thread throughout our curriculum so that they become an integral part of our curriculum planning and implementation.

Please see below our intent statement.The intent document shares with you what we hope for all our children by the time they leave us, and the curriculum coverage outlines how we implement our intent. 

For more detailed information, please see each year group's individual page, which can be accessed here.

If you are interested in specific subjects, please click here.