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24/04/18

We are focusing on ‘Responsibility’ this week. These pupils have shown responsibility towards their learning, their environment, and each other! Keep it up! https://t.co/1u0oPZpKVe

18/04/18

Welcome to the new term- our children are loving the new equipment! https://t.co/l8IhwQIRff

07/03/18

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

If you have a minute, please sign https://t.co/6XWqrrTdhi to Ban the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to under 16s following and campaign, launched by of Together we can make a real difference

01/03/18

So proud of our determined families celebrating You all look fabulous https://t.co/V30EzsjcsN

28/02/18

Retweetd From Schools Week

Primary Teacher: TLR available for subject/ EYFS leadership required at https://t.co/GDttJHMaSO

26/02/18

Thursday is World Book Day! Remember to dress up as your favourite character and bring in your favourite book! https://t.co/hk2PXjJeCI

26/02/18

Morning! We are open and will keep an eye on the weather.

23/02/18

Children actively taking part in Little Red Riding Hood to ignite our topic traditional tales https://t.co/VmZATp0O4O

10/02/18

Retweetd From tragic ally

My four year old is watching Toy Story for the first time ever and he just whispered to himself, “Alive toys... I knew it.”

11/01/18

What a great start to the day! A good book, juice and croissant. HPAPW 'Book Buddy Breakfast' in full swing https://t.co/fHlqMd8iHB

10/01/18

we have a Book Buddy Breakfast event tomorrow starting at 8am and finishing at 8.45am. You are more than welcome to visit

10/01/18

Reminder for all parents: Book Buddy Breakfast tomorrow @ 8am. Come, share a story with your child over breakfast. We can't wait to see you

03/01/18

we would love to invite you back to your roots in Purley. We're studying inspiring people, would love to hear your journey!

15/12/17

Children and staff enjoyed their Christmas dinner today https://t.co/jAyHqjoRkA

14/12/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Are you looking for a or teaching role from April or September? Our growing academy would love to hear from you! https://t.co/jrztXeRQOi https://t.co/1XNyIcYFvq

14/12/17

Retweetd From CHAH Asthma

Don’t forget to bring spacers home from school & wash them over Christmas. Leave the bubbles on and airy dry. Check inhaler expiry dates too ! https://t.co/hmPrxShpoO

13/12/17

Reception and Year 1 surpassed all expectations in this year's nativity https://t.co/YNVYuOCJXs

10/12/17

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We're looking for an inspirational and motivated . Find out more and apply at https://t.co/8lXg8PYk3n https://t.co/DKp3yX7edq

07/12/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

Teaching Assistant (Early Years) required at https://t.co/oLVvTSe3zo

28/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Are you looking for a or teaching role from April or September? Our growing academy would love to hear from you! https://t.co/4WByi7TB9o https://t.co/G4YM931p3a

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Key Stage 1

Curriculum

We have ensured that all skills from the new National Curriculum https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum are interwoven throughout the core subjects, Maths and English, as well as the foundation subjects throughout the year.  One topic might allow for more art/DT and music to be taught (e.g. Toy Story) while another topic may cover more history and geography skills (e.g. On the Move).  Curriculum maps for each half term will be placed on the school’s website under the relevant year group.  Our curriculum reflects our Academy Values; Resilience, Empathy, Achievement, Communication and Honesty. 

Maths

In Years 1-6 we use ‘Effective 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 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 2 all children learn to decode text through phonics.  From Year 1, children are able to hone their comprehension skills through daily guided reading lessons.  Additionally, children 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.  Within each band there are a range of fiction and non-fiction books from a wide range of reading schemes and non-scheme books. 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 across the year 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 a ‘Talk for Writing’ approach where children are immersed in a shared text and then innovate and develop their writing after this.

Handwriting

We teach cursive handwriting from Reception to 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 

PE & Music

P.E. and music are taught by specialist teachers to allow for the children’s skills to be developed.