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22/06/21

Mrs Howard is busy finishing the bug hotel for RHS Hampton Court with pupil helpers! We are trying to recycle as much as possible but are short of pine cones, sticks (no longer than 60cm), bamboo canes and bark! If you have any spare, please send them in to help us out! https://t.co/wLpK2R7UWz

19/06/21

Don’t forget to check your homes for any outgrown uniform this weekend and bring in on Monday. Thank you! https://t.co/4gZG1MRwLJ

18/06/21

£840 raised so far for Cancer Research! Don’t forget you can still donate here! https://t.co/AHesJ7G18x https://t.co/Wj8SOJSpEo

18/06/21

Retweetd From Cancer Research UK

Amazing! A huge thank you to everyone involved who is supporting us 😊

18/06/21

Year 3 hard at work today in Race for Life! https://t.co/JF7zHCIjEj

18/06/21

Here come the Reception grown ups! https://t.co/3gQQUJD9It

18/06/21

And Reception are off! We will be collecting cash on the gate at the end of the day as well. https://t.co/QSrD5hvaYj

18/06/21

Retweetd From Samantha

Ready for race for life ❤️ https://t.co/gH1IJf4FQX

18/06/21

Medals are ready!! Looks like race will be indoors though ☔️ 🌧 https://t.co/nqT4z5M1wb

17/06/21

we are nearly at our sponsorship target for Cancer Research. Would any of your followers help us? https://t.co/AHesJ7opJX

17/06/21

we’re nearly at our sponsorship target for Cancer Research! Wonder if any of your followers would like to sponsor us? https://t.co/AHesJ7opJX

17/06/21

The staff are preparing for Race for Life tomorrow! Remember to wear your running shoes 👟 https://t.co/E8K1QRPbsZ

14/06/21

Miss Jones will be holding our second hand uniform sale on Friday 25th June. Please send donations to the office by Monday 21st June. Thank you! https://t.co/J3Qx1e6oCI

14/06/21

Race for Life is Friday! We can’t wait to take part again! Remember to wear blue sports gear and sponsor us here: https://t.co/AHesJ7G18x https://t.co/jxWR4lSf9x

12/06/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Delighted for and so proud of our Director of Secondary Education- Carolyn English awarded an OBE today. So deserved, thank you for all you do for our students. Congratulations 🥳 👏🏽🙌🏼

10/06/21

We CANNOT wait! Looking forward to this! Especially camping! ⛺️ we know you’re looking at the environment this month too - have you seen this? https://t.co/BBd8iaRriJ

10/06/21

Class and student photos codes are back and look fantastic! Please check your child’s bag for their individual QR code so you can buy them. 📸 The real ones aren’t blurry don’t worry! https://t.co/Zp4WAlyFZ4

10/06/21

Retweetd From National Trust

We're so touched, a big thank you for helping nature to thrive. We really appreciate the support.

10/06/21

To celebrate June’s theme on ‘environment’ and , one of our children saved up their pocket money to pay for the planting of a tree. 🌳 You can plant your own here for as little as £5 https://t.co/753sHJEVB1 🌲 🌳 https://t.co/qXhGIFrTon

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Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 refers to children in Years 1 and 2.

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

In Years 1 and 2, we use ‘Maths No Problem’ 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.


English

 

Reading

Children are taught to decode text and read for meaning through a number of opportunities during their day to day life at school. From Reception to Year 1 all children learn to decode text through phonics. From Year 2, children are able to hone their comprehension and inference skills through daily skills lessons. 

Children should read at home for fifteen to twenty 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. Children on the phonics programme 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. When children finish the phonics programme, they can choose from a wide range of age appropriate books to take home and read, this is further supplemented by a levelled text for children who understand phonics. Children are also encouraged to read for pleasure and access a wider range of age appropriate books from their year group's selection. 

 

Phonics

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

 

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. When children are on the phonics programme, spelling is taught in phonics lessons. Following this, children have specific spelling lessons appropriate for their level. All children are taught grammar lessons as 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

We teach letter formation in Reception and Year 1, and introduce cursive handwriting from Year 2. Handwriting is taught discretely and applied during phonics and all other curriculum 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.


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 to Key Stage 2 as confident, happy and resilient students, who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress through their time with us.