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23/05/22

Our young voices return! We are so incredibly proud of them! https://t.co/dBwbforlsT

23/05/22

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Zayan got into his role as Pharaoh King this morning! What kind of music did pharaohs like most?... Wrap music 😂 https://t.co/rfafQbAosD

23/05/22

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Charlotte ready for Year 3’s Ancient Egyptian Day this morning! ♥️ https://t.co/s5eEPPUcGZ

20/05/22

Today was farm-tastic! 🐑 🐖 🐄 https://t.co/AZof5RIBnb

19/05/22

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A big thank you to all who supported our cake and Krispy Kreme sale today! We’ve had several requests to do it again soon so watch this space for details and keep an eye on the calendar for all PTA events! 🧁🍩❤️🫱🏽‍🫲🏼💙

18/05/22

has worked with Gardening club using from ! Thank you so much! https://t.co/FhTYaa7YI0

16/05/22

Charity Movie Night 1 for Reception and Year 1 Thank you to for donating Popcorn and Squash! Half the money will be donated to their charity! https://t.co/OplBflHjJv

13/05/22

Well done!

13/05/22

Next stop on Mr Hollis’ office list Y5! They are completing a NMM Maths challenge! Can you get the answer? https://t.co/WbLJKcWJy4

13/05/22

For Mr Hollis is using Robin class as his office this morning! It is incredibly powerful to be surrounded by the sound of learning! https://t.co/iYwckAatM0

12/05/22

Another week, another DT shopping trip for our Y4 children! https://t.co/SNbZ6IxBXa

11/05/22

Our trainees have been so inspired! Thanks !

11/05/22

I believe this is a father of a pupil in Y5! We can’t wait to see your clay sculptures! https://t.co/MosFE38eVt

11/05/22

After yesterday, our very own Mrs Howard has brought in her sculpture of her husband that she made many many years ago! Incredible!!! https://t.co/Xjr1zP6uub

10/05/22

Year 5 have loved making clay models in art this afternoon! https://t.co/zuEgOXETEX

08/05/22

Our Y4 children were making guacamole in DT! Groups of children have been visiting to select and buy their ingredients! https://t.co/kbRx3hKgjV

04/05/22

Meet our new students! 🐠 🐟 We welcome ‘Purley’ & ‘Way’ to Flamingo class! We COD not believe our eyes! They have already found a PLAICE in our hearts! W’EEL be keeping you updated through out the week! https://t.co/f3yHL8nGpc

02/05/22

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Wishing a very happy Eid al-Fitr to our Muslim family and friends! https://t.co/3HqYBY1LT0

28/04/22

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Amazing be part of this moment. https://t.co/tTNfRqDzu7

28/04/22

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Wonderful ‘Save the Planet’ event today at - every single poster was FANTASTIC! The creativity was outstanding as usual and the children are clearly committed to the cause! Have a look at some of the artwork from Y1🕊🌍🌿 https://t.co/l6t1gT7zIs https://t.co/zl40KhTLFu

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Early Years

The Early Years refers to children in Reception at our academy.

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

Phonics and Early Reading

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 to enable focused development of their phonics knowledge and application. For more information go to: www.ruthmiskin.com

Children should read at home for ten to fifteen minutes a day. 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.

At the beginning of Reception, children bring home 'sound pages' to show what sound they have learnt during the day. Parents are encouraged to practise this sound with their child. This practise can be recorded on the child's reading bookmark as this is the first important step of learning to read.

Once children reach a higher stage of the phonics programme they are allocated (and take home) colour banded books of different reading skills levels as they work through the school. One of these colour banded books is the one studied in phonics lessons and the second is a linked text with similar content/characters.

We encourage all parents to read daily to their child and children are also encouraged to choose from a wide range of age appropriate books from their year group's selection. These texts are high quality picture books for parents to read to their child at home. Children will be able to join in with familiar words, rhymes or patterns and as the year progresses will be able to read more elements of these texts.


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 1 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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