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29/11/19

So our love of reading even means we don’t want to go home........! https://t.co/u2oesxW2Ay

27/11/19

Visuals to support our Reception children’s “Fred talk” - oral blending their sounds to match the picture. https://t.co/yo0jF71GoT

27/11/19

Excited to see the new pedestrian crossing close to being finished. https://t.co/CH6wzUiBtk

27/11/19

Some Year 3s discussing their favourite Roald Dahl story today! We just can’t get enough of hearing children sharing their love of reading! https://t.co/x6KbRX4nz0

07/11/19

Gardening Club’s homemade soup for parents and children to buy on the way home! Grown in our school vegetable patch. https://t.co/yPquTnqnyJ

11/10/19

The Purley Way team out in force! https://t.co/VcTzqX4S6p

11/10/19

Proud of our staff members who were nominated in various categories today! Congratulations! 🎉🎉 https://t.co/wgtBBnucWY

11/10/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Wonderful to hear the massed voices of students and staff. https://t.co/kFJncwaDgA

11/10/19

3 of our amazing children rocking Harris in Harmony! https://t.co/BOVnd0QSiP

11/10/19

Some of our Year 3s working hard shown to the 4,000+ Harris staff https://t.co/8F3bfhvfFc

11/10/19

incredibly proud to see our OUTSTANDING on the board! https://t.co/od3FpqBXxI

11/10/19

Team Purley Way ready for a fantastic conference. https://t.co/QFmSvKgvQ8

11/09/19

We are proud to share the news that our recent Ofsted inspection graded the academy as OUTSTANDING in ALL areas! https://t.co/a9ADAcfDoI

04/07/19

We’re proud to announce we’ve just received our Level 3 Gardening Award! https://t.co/tSdxgd1e9L

28/06/19

A “wild” picnic on our roof terrace today to celebrate the end of Thank you for our yummy lunches! https://t.co/EkjbaDj17Z

21/06/19

An example of the amazing progress our Reception children are making. Writing this week compared with only 2 months ago! https://t.co/5qKBzk9dpU

19/06/19

Learning in Early Years today. https://t.co/hFUjA91AOc

19/06/19

Snail racing and planting this week. https://t.co/PWopGNeHPt

17/06/19

Monday morning excitement! Our mushrooms have grown. https://t.co/iRfIPcualL

21/05/19

Eco club having fun in the sun planting succulent mini gardens! https://t.co/8tpSUUqonq

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Early Years

Children within the Early Years learn through a range of play-based opportunities as well as adult led and independent activities. At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we plan a wide range of exciting activities that promote independence, communication, self-confidence, determination, the ability to think critically and opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas. The children have independent access to a stimulating curriculum both inside and out of the classroom on a daily basis.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provides a structure of learning opportunities through which we develop the different aspects of early education.

We believe our curriculum helps children meet learning opportunities within a happy, secure and interesting environment through practical activity, enquiry and purposeful play, with consolidation through practice, talk and reflection.

We plan activities and lessons carefully to inspire the children's curiosity, understanding and development. All seven main areas of learning are incorporated into the indoor and outdoor provision and planning is cross curricular across all areas. Throughout the EYFS curriculum, we are always incorporating children’s skills and development under the characteristics of effective learning.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into “prime” and “specific” areas of learning:

Prime Areas

The three prime areas of learning form the foundations for all future learning and therefore place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that all children feel, happy, secure and settled into the school environment.

Personal and Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Specific Areas

There are four specific areas of learning which supplement the prime areas and allow children to become confident active learners when the prime areas of learning have been supported and applied. Through these areas, we believe children can further develop their knowledge of the world around them and develop an understanding of all future learning that waits them. Here children will continue to become effective learners and develop the dispositions to learning through being curious, resourceful, persistent and courageous.

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • The world
  • Technology
  • People and Communities

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

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 in our Early Years setting move to Key Stage One as confident, happy and resilient students, who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress through their time with us.

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