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13/09/18

Splendiferous! Gloriumptious! Our academy has been taken over by a whole host of crazy characters from the world of Roald Dahl. Happy Roald Dahl day!!! https://t.co/RqoFFgl07e

14/08/18

Looks like we chose a good name for our new reception class: https://t.co/JIZrl6MIZU

20/07/18

Thank you to everyone for a fabulous year- please see our newsletter for the winners of our Values Sports Day. Our winners were chosen for showing our Golden Rules: making the right choice, taking responsibility and showing respect. We also awarded sportsmanship. https://t.co/IgQgN72us1

20/07/18

Thank you to all the children (and PTA and parents) who helped us have a fantastic sports day! I am pleased to say that RUBY house are our cup winners for the year! https://t.co/PEuEnh7MG8

20/07/18

Our very competitive parents getting involved with Sports day! https://t.co/uJdSbA2bnM

19/07/18

Emerald are eager to show their sportsmanship this afternoon! https://t.co/s8uZhCv8hc

19/07/18

Diamond hope to dazzle the competition on Sports Day! https://t.co/JKnPBx7uum

19/07/18

Sapphire are storming toward Sports Day! https://t.co/VNHrv6hKys

19/07/18

Ruby Red are raring to go for Sports day! https://t.co/nrdPuTIRRF

11/07/18

A concerto from one of our students to celebrate our week of ‘Pride’ in ourselves. She is proud of her efforts in learning the violin - what are you proud of? https://t.co/BWJ3dqFAxk

05/07/18

Fabulous turn out to share all the moves we learned in Boom! Street dance after school club. https://t.co/YmbclDwfsO

12/06/18

We had a special assembly today as we’re studying Ramadan and Eid. Thanks to our guest speakers! https://t.co/UVAMe1Ayl9

11/06/18

We’ve kicked off our focus of ‘keeping safe and helping others’ with a special assembly today! Thank you for stopping by! https://t.co/OCVBCLgYPH

05/06/18

Our Gruffalos are exploring the animal kingdom as part of their ‘life cycles’ topic today! https://t.co/hrAeU2N4R8

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

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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. 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, Ambition, Creativity 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.