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24/05/18

We have ‘drop everything and read’ (DEAR) morning every Wednesday. Thank you to all the parents who come to read to our children- it makes such a difference! https://t.co/KUwerQDKSA

18/05/18

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way send their best to and Meghan Markle for their upcoming nuptials. https://t.co/OVH7PJxkqr

15/05/18

Retweetd From CHAH Asthma

Great day spent BY . More asthma and allergy plans shared with school. https://t.co/CrcbnG3K7q

15/05/18

Retweetd From CHAH Asthma

Thank you all at for making so welcome today. Working together to improve asthma outcomes. https://t.co/mN1HbWcoHx

15/05/18

Our ‘Dip and Do’ day is almost dip and done! https://t.co/2uIkuEcXSe

15/05/18

Our ‘Dip and Do’ day is almost dip and done! https://t.co/wwBFr5XFlS

15/05/18

Our focused Pupil Parliament are determined to make a difference. https://t.co/UCSmHZF2ju

03/05/18

What a brilliant day- in addition to our trip, these pupils have shown ‘Empathy’ this week- not only our focus for the week, but one of our School values too! Well done. https://t.co/mQt57IuLeH

03/05/18

Buongiorno! Beegu made pizza today- mini-chefs in the making! https://t.co/nLd0dx7uZm

02/05/18

Our ‘book, buddy, breakfast’ tradition continues! Thanks to the parents who came in and shared a delicious pastry and read with their child this week https://t.co/5bYbWeiMva

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

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.