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23/07/20

Retweetd From Rachel Howard

⁩ Thank you to all the children who drew me a picture and wrote lovely messages about 30 days wild, I was truly touched to receive this today 🥰 https://t.co/jeahxUPFSI

22/07/20

The office will be open tomorrow 9am-3pm for any parents who might still need to collect summer homework packs, exercise books or pens/pencils. https://t.co/xlvBnx4sUl

21/07/20

Retweetd From Julie Harmieson

A privilege to spend the last two days with inspirational school leaders from . This has been my 5th cohort and so impressed with the vision of this Trust and the passion of those attending - even when they are officially on holiday!!

21/07/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

We have added a list of YR and Y1 picture books about worry and fear to our Home Reading page. (https://t.co/iq1zCsjDx4) We love The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright. A beautiful picture book for Reception and Year 1. https://t.co/Rw9ZfN7aNN

21/07/20

Wishing all our families a great summer holiday. We’re so looking forward to welcoming you all back in September. https://t.co/N0V79tzCcJ

20/07/20

We are blown away! HPAPW have raised in excess of £800 with the cash at the gate too. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us. Just imagine the force for change when we are a full 21 classes instead of 6......! https://t.co/ZMvkSrTrRN

17/07/20

Retweetd From Alis

Race for Life Nicky 💙💙💙 https://t.co/FM38jzsLr6

17/07/20

Retweetd From Sheeba Aden

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17/07/20

Well done Maro! :-) https://t.co/skUfoYdrN3

17/07/20

Retweetd From Amna Qureshi

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17/07/20

Get running everyone! https://t.co/dHQiCm4aKv

17/07/20

Will you get one of our medals today? https://t.co/vyJOzNyPuF

17/07/20

Get those trainers on and find your blue clothes......it’s day! https://t.co/9DqQL6pqKE

17/07/20

This is phenomenal! Well done Imaan!

16/07/20

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored the children and staff ready for tomorrow! We are blown away by your generosity!

16/07/20

Start warming up for Race for Life tomorrow... you can sponsor the children and staff here! Don’t forget to wear blue! https://t.co/b3FuTxTfg6 https://t.co/eRqBNQuDoA

15/07/20

Enjoy our video of yesterday's carnival (both in school and at home) - we had such a fantastic time and cannot wait for next year! https://t.co/loIwoCSxT4

14/07/20

Thank you for all of your support today! Roll on Friday and Race for Life! Don’t forget we’ll be wearing blue! Sponsor us here: https://t.co/b3FuTxTfg6 https://t.co/Q9jI4eQiEw

14/07/20

Retweetd From Amna Qureshi

⁩ Imaan really enjoyed writing about Miss Aluko https://t.co/ygaQCfjmL4

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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.