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28/03/20

The local community are clearly grateful! Stay safe everyone. https://t.co/pY2TyLuuNh

28/03/20

Nice to hear about our windows bringing inspiration and joy in this time. we can’t wait to see your one! https://t.co/3Kb3SqODzj

28/03/20

You are so welcome! Well done Ali!

27/03/20

Love seeing our “Musician of the week” continues even at home! Well done!

26/03/20

Have you made your walk to school poster yet for the competition? If not, look on our website for details. https://t.co/XG3P5yFeYk

25/03/20

The children of our key workers have taken it to another level in Purley! https://t.co/zpymtVxpIR

25/03/20

Stay at home everyone and stay safe! https://t.co/HyyjJ8Me2d

25/03/20

A little something to brighten everyone’s day! https://t.co/jSWXNsS1Pm

25/03/20

We loved seeing this video of you telling the time. Thank you for sharing. https://t.co/ynMpEgIpUf

25/03/20

Great repeating patterns and maths learning today. We'd love to see some writing tomorrow! https://t.co/jzOJyPyn6h

25/03/20

Super star! Well done!

25/03/20

Great to see! Well done!

25/03/20

Two certificates being posted out today! Well done for continuing to finish your bookmarks at home! Let Us know when you finish yours... https://t.co/twQ4xdG1cS

25/03/20

Great learning Ali! Well done! Keep up the hard work!

25/03/20

Great mental health reminders for ourselves and the children! We hope they help. https://t.co/3mBZlueBb4

24/03/20

David Walliams is releasing audio books for free. Take a look: https://t.co/gyvaaGKMk6

24/03/20

We're so pleased! Don't forget it's on every day!

24/03/20

Practical maths for our Reception children at home today. https://t.co/ZMjsC5dIjW

24/03/20

Pleased to see our children are still busy reading at home. Your new bookmark and certificate will be on its way to you soon! Well done! https://t.co/2EIDAB1FNk

24/03/20

We love seeing your photos of home learning! Please keep sending them to us to share! https://t.co/eF9wrQN6kB

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Key Stage 1

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 1-6 we use ‘Maths No Problem’ 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.

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 on the phonics programme are allocated (and take home) colour banded books of different reading skills levels as they work through the school. We encourage parents to read with children at home from Reception, starting with ten minutes a day increasing to around twenty or thirty minutes a day depending on the child’s age and ability. When children finish the phonics programme, they can choose from a wide range of age appropriate books to take home and read. Children on the phonics programme also have the opportunity to choose from a range of texts that they can take home for an adult to read to/with them.

Children are also encouraged to read for pleasure and can access a wider range of books from their reading areas.

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:   http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/

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.

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

PE & Music

It takes 10,000 hours for a child to become and expert at a skill - as such, P.E, Dance and Music are taught by specialist teachers to allow for the children’s skills to be developed.

Religious Education

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we follow the Croydon Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education:

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/articles/downloads/croydon_re_sylabus.pdf