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07/12/21

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Less than a week to go! Can you help us reach our target of selling 250 raffle tickets? Thank you, and good luck 😊🤞 https:https://t.co/idT2eOJfW4 https://t.co/dw3Irq9zhA via

29/11/21

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A fantastic donation has made us Flip Out! Thank you FlipOut Croydon https://t.co/tZhvlvRjlJ for giving us an amazing prize for our raffle at the Christmas Fair! Buy your tickets at the Fair 🎟🎄😁🤞🏽 https://t.co/N8EUCWDTdu

29/11/21

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Almost time for the Christmas Fair! The PTA have secured some more amazing prizes… Look out for updates next week! https://t.co/Bl3kY09jxi

26/11/21

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Another fantastic donation for our Christmas Fair from one of our talented parent entrepreneurs! Beautiful festive decorations - thank you for your support https://t.co/npCv2BZ250 ❤️ https://t.co/rha94scCPG

24/11/21

Thank you! https://t.co/zfBLgpnnUE

23/11/21

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Don't forget we are collecting your pre-loved items/bric-a-brac and cash donations of £1 or more on Friday 26 November 😊 Please help us make the Christmas Fair lots of fun! Thanks so much

22/11/21

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A big thank you to for your generous donations for our Christmas Fair! https://t.co/bFWHoQCrup

21/11/21

Our HPAPW Community Champions display is a celebration of the home projects on diversity. We cannot wait to see what you learn about this month! https://t.co/us38OsgAmR

18/11/21

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It was lovely meeting Leah today from collecting some donations for the school Christmas fair https://t.co/DI7HIKhrbV

17/11/21

Collection time and not a moment of wasted learning at HPAPW! ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/Vh8DSnXCe4

16/11/21

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Giving Friday this week on 19 November 2021 - we are collecting your small gift donations for our "Elfridge's" shop - more info on MCAS - thank you so much😊🛍️🎄 https://t.co/AxLUslI0hn

13/11/21

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Don’t forget to buy your tickets! Please share the link with family and friends so they can also be in with a chance to win up to £5000 in the and at the same time support our school. Good luck!! 🍀😊 https://t.co/Rj09OtmMuS

12/11/21

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A big thank you to everyone who donated to ‘Giving Friday’ today! We have two more donation drives over the next two weeks and we’re still recruiting volunteers to help at the fair! Let us know if you can help at all 😊 https://t.co/lxNhMDRlSK

12/11/21

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Please follow this link to read the draft arrangements and submit a response to the consultation. https://t.co/AFQjK2QHwI https://t.co/wMOQ9iko3R

12/11/21

You’re welcome! Make sure you come along for our next one!

12/11/21

Any excuse to get reading at HPAPW! https://t.co/YeKsW89vL4

12/11/21

Book buddy breakfast is ready! Come and get reading with your child! https://t.co/oqaKgqwH8B

11/11/21

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Proud of my daughter's school's approach to inclusivity https://t.co/3CGulkq9LG

11/11/21

Attention autism bucket time today for 2 minutes silence. https://t.co/E0M46Ha3ZY

11/11/21

Remembrance Day at HPAPW. Children have carried on their learning for November’s Community Champions theme of ‘Remembrance’ https://t.co/9tDU9LGUpW

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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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