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26/01/21

We've teamed up with and will be reaching out to our community with future events and ideas! View our profile and click 'follow' so you get updates about our posts. We need some followers to help us on our future missions! https://t.co/IUQx7VLpRn https://t.co/mj9rCHsBxM

26/01/21

We cannot wait for our SING-ALONG with Mrs Campbell on Friday at 4pm. Please join us on Teams! You might also want to save the date for our future events! https://t.co/GvrPyxY7J9

25/01/21

Wellbeing is always important to HPAPW but especially at present. We love Adhish's affirmations. Why don't you repeat them after him? https://t.co/Pxqj0KlJY1

22/01/21

Don’t forget you have until 9am to fill in this week’s reading bookmark form before Celebration Assembly this afternoon! We love that our children are still working hard on ‘Read the Rainbow’ at home! 🌈 https://t.co/SpKF3O0HIR https://t.co/h3a2eYI9jm

21/01/21

Retweetd From Joana Fortes

Sophia really enjoy her DT's slider project. 😀 https://t.co/RFpLOQA058

21/01/21

Retweetd From Joana Fortes

Alicia sewed a little pillow for her fav today after DT class. ☺️ https://t.co/joGd7J8JTp

21/01/21

Thank you! Having lovely comments from our parents always makes our day! https://t.co/cODijU3wjJ

21/01/21

Mrs Lambert Dale is incredibly proud of the 5 classes with 100% attendance today! Well done to Robin, Finch, Swan, Kingfisher and Flamingo Classes! https://t.co/P5IEumyKol

20/01/21

Even though our lessons are looking a bit different at the moment, the learning is still outstanding! https://t.co/akO9Glsoha

19/01/21

One of our fabulous families learning at home with their loaned laptops. Their parents said, “Thank you so much as it would not have been possible without the help of Harris Primary Academy Purley Way.” https://t.co/xXBcjxr8zR

19/01/21

Hi, Can you please send us a DM also we can let you know about something? Thanks

18/01/21

Check out Week in Pictures. You’ll often see photos of our super HPAPW children and this week is no exception! https://t.co/jQ70cVfhRv https://t.co/3s9AdCUVGl

18/01/21

Retweetd From Mayor of Croydon

Thanks so much for the invitation. It was a pleasure to virtually meet you and the children and to open the roof garden.

15/01/21

Completely agree Chris! HPAPW are lucky to have governors like you fully behind our ethos. 😊🎉

15/01/21

We love finishing our week with Celebration Assembly! Well done to everyone for their hard work this week. We loved listening to a favourite school song about our first core value ! Here it is for you all to enjoy this weekend! https://t.co/YW24N94bWW https://t.co/FE8OH6Ep6M

14/01/21

Thank you to for opening our roof garden today. It didn’t take long for our Year 3s to find the stage! https://t.co/MZydvXgEjE

14/01/21

We are pleased to share our roof terrace transformation to a roof top garden! 🌸🌼🌺🌿 Thank you to for their hard work. We can’t wait to get planting and to have the children using it every day. https://t.co/LfvQIEcNXk

12/01/21

Retweetd From Croydon Libraries

Join the Winter Mini Challenge The challenge has been extended and will now end on 19 February 2021. Sign up at https://t.co/ACGi2Bqn40 & join the reading heroes today! https://t.co/Boj57LIM1q

12/01/21

We know that children at home are still completing their 'Read the Rainbow' bookmarks. When finished, please complete our new online form so we can send certificates to you. Last year, we were inundated with emails about them so we cannot wait to see who's been busy! https://t.co/NmUnQZJEou

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Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 refers to children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

We have ensured that all skills from the National Curriculum are interwoven throughout the core subjects, Maths, English and Science, as well as the foundation subjects throughout the year. 


Maths

As with Key Stage 1, we use ‘Maths No Problem’ in Key Stage 2, along with elements from White Rose 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, interventions and boosters which allow for rehearsal and consolidation of maths facts. Children are provided with a log in to Mathletics to supplement their Maths learning at home. Children in Key Stage 2 also have access to Times Table Rock Stars to support them in developing rapid recall of key mutliplication and division facts.


English

 

Reading

Children in Key Stage 2 have a daily reading lesson. These not only teach vital reading skills and comprehension awareness but also encourage a love of reading and develop children's fluency in reading increasingly complex texts. The vast majority of children in Key Stage 2 will already be competent with their phonics knowledge. However, if children require additional support in this area, for example if they join the academy with English as an Additional Language, then this support will follow our scheme of phonics Read Write Inc.

Children should read at home for twenty or thirty minutes a day. Children in Years 3-6 bring home a levelled text at the appropriate stage for their reading ability, an age appropriate book that they have chosen from the year group's selection and a reading challenge text. Each year group has a reading challenge with a selection of texts that we encourage children to complete during their time in that year. Children's reading at home should be recorded on their 'Read the Rainbow' bookmark. Certificates and prizes are awarded for children's completion of their bookmarks.

 

Writing

Writing is taught through an adaptive approach where children are immersed in a shared text and then innovate and develop their writing stemming from this. Each year group has a list of core texts, taken from Pie Corbett's reading lists, which are used to support children's writing. Children have a daily spelling or grammar lesson as a discrete part of their English and writing coverage. Vocabulary forms a vital part of developing children's writing and reading ability. Children are praised for developing their vocabulary and adults support this through their teaching alongside age appropriate word of the day coverage and word banks in lessons.

 

Handwriting

Cursive handwriting is introduced in Year 2. Key Stage 2 allows for the opportunity for children to develop their fluency and accuracy in this area through daily practise. Handwriting is taught discretely and applied during all subjects. For more information about the handwriting scheme we follow go to:www.letter-join.co.uk and www.ruthmiskin.com Parents are provided with a log in for the Letter Join website to further practise at home.


Science and Foundation Curriculum

At HPAPW, we follow the Harris Federation curriculum for Science and the foundation subjects. Each subject is taught in discrete lessons and is carefully planned and mapped to ensure progression of skills and knowledge throughout the year groups. Each subject has their own unit, most units are for a half term but some are a full term. Knowledge organisers are used in all subjects to summarise the key learning in each unit and these are shared with parents half termly through curriculum booklets.


Transition

Children transitioning to secondary school is an important part of their development and as such we will work to ensure children and parents are fully supported in this process. In Year 5, we host a parents' meeting related to secondary school transition to explain the process and support parents with understanding it in preparation for the following year. Following children's offer of a school, we will engage with the relevant secondary schools to ensure they have the appropriate information on the children transferring to them for Year 7. Many secondary schools will host induction days or transition events during the summer term of Year 6, which we encourage our families and children to attend.


At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we believe the holistic development of children is paramount and we take great pride in understanding the uniqueness of each child. We are proud that children move through our academy as confident, happy and resilient students, who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress through their time with us.