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12/10/17

Beegu class exploring their senses in science this afternoon. https://t.co/u17XgomCfU

12/10/17

There's a problem! Who made a monstrous mess in Gruffalo class this afternoon. Children are asking questions.... https://t.co/XDrV1uE4mN

08/10/17

Children celebrating their impeccable manners and lunch time behaviour on Top Table CHEERS! https://t.co/lYCuP3aHPy

01/10/17

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Children move in to classy £11m school building https://t.co/QWK6xMhVcC Come along to Open Mornings & Evenings to see for yourself

29/09/17

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Please help me teach the children at my school about social media safety and protecting themselves online by RT this image far and wide. https://t.co/388zUXerPS

29/09/17

Children move in to classy £11m school building https://t.co/QWK6xMhVcC Come along to Open Mornings & Evenings to see for yourself

28/09/17

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school celebrates new state-of-the-art building https://t.co/qwXbUsarpj

22/09/17

Congratulations Yr1 & Rec children sharing fabulous achievements in our first celebration assembly this year https://t.co/Aw7mU1EtD3

18/09/17

Detectives in Gruffalo class are on the hunt for a monster! https://t.co/8fT2LoVRMC

14/09/17

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'Spending a couple hours a week reading with your children allows you to spend true quality time with them' https://t.co/sPjGPaXv85

13/09/17

We're having a 'gloriumptious' morning celebrating Roald Dahl day at HPAPW https://t.co/kGRqhimdGQ

12/09/17

Reception children in Gruffalo class settling in brilliantly on their second day https://t.co/W9kf8jAgN7

11/09/17

Year 1 children inspired by Dutch artist Mondrian this afternoon. https://t.co/9VqYPvr0qJ

10/09/17

We're very excited to be welcoming our new cohort of Reception children (Gruffalo class) in the morning.

07/09/17

Thank you for coming to say hello. Children were very excited to meet you. Look forward to seeing you again soon https://t.co/1xCc16iTa6

06/09/17

We're all very excited to be welcoming our Year 1 Beegu class tomorrow at 8.45am. We have missed you. See you soon.

06/09/17

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Did you know you can apply for admissions to from today? Visit https://t.co/ChHuIK5oyM

06/09/17

Teachers enjoying phonics ReadWriteInc training today in our fabulous new hall. https://t.co/62BPTWIeYZ

05/09/17

We are super excited to welcome new Reception children to our teddy bears picnic today. Don't forget your bear and packed lunch

20/08/17

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Midday Meals Supervisor required at https://t.co/EtyKMpKUeB

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.

Key Stage 1

Curriculum

We have ensured that all skills from the new National Curriculum https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum are interwoven throughout the core subjects, Maths and English, as well as the foundation subjects throughout the year.  One topic might allow for more art/DT and music to be taught (e.g. Toy Story) while another topic may cover more history and geography skills (e.g. On the Move).  Curriculum maps for each half term will be placed on the school’s website under the relevant year group.  Our curriculum reflects our Academy Values; Resilience, Empathy, Achievement, Communication and Honesty. 

Maths

In Years 1-6 we use ‘Effective Maths’ which allows for depth of understanding in the key concepts of Maths. Maths teaching is enhanced across the school through the use of regular maths meetings which allow for rehearsal and consolidation of maths facts.

English

Reading

Children are taught to decode text and read for meaning through a number of opportunities during their day to day life at school.  From Reception to Year 2 all children learn to decode text through phonics.  From Year 1, children are able to hone their comprehension skills through daily guided reading lessons.  Additionally, children are allocated (and take home) colour banded books of different reading skills levels as they work through the school. We encourage parents to read with children at home from Reception, starting with ten minutes a day increasing to around twenty or thirty minutes a day depending on the child’s age and ability.  Within each band there are a range of fiction and non-fiction books from a wide range of reading schemes and non-scheme books. Children are also encouraged to read for pleasure and can access a wider range of books from their reading areas.

Phonics

Phonics is taught to all children in daily sessions that are tailored to each child’s ability starting in Reception and continuing throughout Year 1 and Year 2. We follow Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read Write Inc’ scheme of phonics.  Children are taught in ability groups across the year groups to enable focused development of their phonics knowledge and application.

For more information go to:   http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/

Writing

Writing is taught through a ‘Talk for Writing’ approach where children are immersed in a shared text and then innovate and develop their writing after this.

Handwriting

We teach cursive handwriting from Reception to Year 2.  Handwriting is taught discretely and applied during phonics and all other curriculum subjects. 

For more information about the handwriting scheme we follow go to:

www.letter-join.co.uk 

PE & Music

P.E. and music are taught by specialist teachers to allow for the children’s skills to be developed.