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18/03/19

It’s a beautiful day for lunchtime play at Purley Way! https://t.co/by99FPG9kk

07/03/19

Blown away by all of the amazing costumes today! https://t.co/i5vMIynvtm

07/03/19

We’ve had a brilliant World Book Day! Thank you parents and carers for all your hard work with the costumes! https://t.co/C00JQ3tMnW

07/03/19

Just some of our children getting in to character today! https://t.co/fb2Kw1lMR1

07/03/19

Wally is even busy hiding in our learning for today.....can you spot him? https://t.co/GJxtRAdqBG

07/03/19

It’s World Book Day and the team at HPAPW are very excited! https://t.co/q5nLxbJlQY

05/03/19

We love writing at HPAPW! Nathanael wrote a whole dinosaur story today - well done. https://t.co/DAeEIBn9MQ

04/03/19

Our Reception children loving their new dinosaur topic! https://t.co/DTQ0uvXaJ2

15/02/19

Just some of the high quality writing in Year 1 this morning! https://t.co/wMZ434Rn63

12/02/19

We are loving our school dinners at HPAPW! https://t.co/96NAUMHMJH

08/02/19

The highlight of our day was seeing ’s wedding exhibition. The children were so excited and in absolute awe with all the flowers on the incredible veil!

08/02/19

Learning about history up close! https://t.co/7KmkoYTJpy

08/02/19

Year 2 had a fantastic day at today! https://t.co/Vcj9YDTQzc

29/01/19

We loved exploring the animals today at https://t.co/xnDy53vITP

29/01/19

Year 1 have had a fantastic time at the zoo and are on route back to HPAPW. https://t.co/DpcBVsZATv

13/12/18

Christmas jumper day was lovely, and we all sat down together for lunch! https://t.co/7i9MK0fsIk

05/12/18

Thank you to all the parents, friends and staff who made our annual Cultural Celebration a great success! https://t.co/D6sCsedBfA

05/12/18

The pupils have done a fabulous job in decorating the Purley Way Tree this year! https://t.co/nXcI4QKGL6

02/11/18

What better way to celebrate your birthday? https://t.co/dl5FcGFnT8

12/10/18

The spotlight is always on learning at HPAPW https://t.co/lbcVdjoUOO

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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. Toys) while another topic may cover more history and geography skills (e.g. Transport).  Our curriculum reflects our Academy Values; Resilience, Empathy, Ambition, Creativity and Honesty. 

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 1, children are able to hone their comprehension and inference skills through daily skills 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 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. We are also introducing French for children to begin to experience additional languages. 


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