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15/09/20

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our phones this morning. Please email the office on info.org.uk for all enquiries. Sorry for any inconvenience.

07/09/20

Reception children: Miss Parris is so excited to see you on your first day that she's singing a song on the stage! See you soon! https://t.co/tZ26Do22Tb

03/09/20

We are so looking forward to welcoming our Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 children back today. Please remember to read your letter carefully and key timings and reminders can also be found here https://t.co/m6nfTHjfE4 https://t.co/iMHQJctP2x

23/07/20

Retweetd From Rachel Howard

⁩ Thank you to all the children who drew me a picture and wrote lovely messages about 30 days wild, I was truly touched to receive this today 🥰 https://t.co/jeahxUPFSI

22/07/20

The office will be open tomorrow 9am-3pm for any parents who might still need to collect summer homework packs, exercise books or pens/pencils. https://t.co/xlvBnx4sUl

21/07/20

Retweetd From Julie Harmieson

A privilege to spend the last two days with inspirational school leaders from . This has been my 5th cohort and so impressed with the vision of this Trust and the passion of those attending - even when they are officially on holiday!!

21/07/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

We have added a list of YR and Y1 picture books about worry and fear to our Home Reading page. (https://t.co/iq1zCsjDx4) We love The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright. A beautiful picture book for Reception and Year 1. https://t.co/Rw9ZfN7aNN

21/07/20

Wishing all our families a great summer holiday. We’re so looking forward to welcoming you all back in September. https://t.co/N0V79tzCcJ

20/07/20

We are blown away! HPAPW have raised in excess of £800 with the cash at the gate too. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us. Just imagine the force for change when we are a full 21 classes instead of 6......! https://t.co/ZMvkSrTrRN

17/07/20

Retweetd From Alis

Race for Life Nicky 💙💙💙 https://t.co/FM38jzsLr6

17/07/20

Retweetd From Sheeba Aden

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17/07/20

Well done Maro! :-) https://t.co/skUfoYdrN3

17/07/20

Retweetd From Amna Qureshi

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17/07/20

Get running everyone! https://t.co/dHQiCm4aKv

17/07/20

Will you get one of our medals today? https://t.co/vyJOzNyPuF

17/07/20

Get those trainers on and find your blue clothes......it’s day! https://t.co/9DqQL6pqKE

17/07/20

This is phenomenal! Well done Imaan!

16/07/20

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored the children and staff ready for tomorrow! We are blown away by your generosity!

16/07/20

Start warming up for Race for Life tomorrow... you can sponsor the children and staff here! Don’t forget to wear blue! https://t.co/b3FuTxTfg6 https://t.co/eRqBNQuDoA

15/07/20

Enjoy our video of yesterday's carnival (both in school and at home) - we had such a fantastic time and cannot wait for next year! https://t.co/loIwoCSxT4

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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.