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11/01/22

Don't forget the deadline to apply for Reception 2022 is SATURDAY 15TH JAN! If your child was born between 1st Sep 2017-31st Aug 2018 you must apply asap! Parents living in Croydon: https://t.co/coJPxOmruw Parents living in Sutton: https://t.co/X2p7dskVka https://t.co/FZEiSEa1aG

07/01/22

You can now sign up for spring clubs! Check your MCAS for the timetable and MS Forms link to complete. https://t.co/t29DLuF5Ib

07/01/22

No we haven't forgotten it's January....our fabulous PTA are doing their bit for the planet! Have you got any children's Christmas clothing to donate on Monday? https://t.co/7O3Uw24vKv

22/12/21

Retweetd From Morrisons Croydon Community Champion

Farmer Christmas has dropped off his carrots at Morrisons Croydon and they are ready and bagged for you to take home and leave out for Rudolph on Christmas Eve. 🎄 https://t.co/4qTLtmWJFC

13/12/21

Well after tonight’s Carols by Candlelight for Years 2-5, we are feeling truly festive! Well done to all our amazing children! 🎶 🎵 https://t.co/6SOjfjYrZY

11/12/21

To celebrate December’s HPAPW Community Champions theme of ‘Human Rights’ we have learnt about rights we are all entitled to. Here we are showing the right to freedom of speech, making banners and marching for what is important to us! https://t.co/vUmLB0RI3Q

09/12/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Don’t forget 10 December is a non-uniform day at 🎄🎅🏽 https://t.co/FOZ8PHfgWK

07/12/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Less than a week to go! Can you help us reach our target of selling 250 raffle tickets? Thank you, and good luck 😊🤞 https:https://t.co/idT2eOJfW4 https://t.co/dw3Irq9zhA via

29/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

A fantastic donation has made us Flip Out! Thank you FlipOut Croydon https://t.co/tZhvlvRjlJ for giving us an amazing prize for our raffle at the Christmas Fair! Buy your tickets at the Fair 🎟🎄😁🤞🏽 https://t.co/N8EUCWDTdu

29/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Almost time for the Christmas Fair! The PTA have secured some more amazing prizes… Look out for updates next week! https://t.co/Bl3kY09jxi

26/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Another fantastic donation for our Christmas Fair from one of our talented parent entrepreneurs! Beautiful festive decorations - thank you for your support https://t.co/npCv2BZ250 ❤️ https://t.co/rha94scCPG

24/11/21

Thank you! https://t.co/zfBLgpnnUE

23/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Don't forget we are collecting your pre-loved items/bric-a-brac and cash donations of £1 or more on Friday 26 November 😊 Please help us make the Christmas Fair lots of fun! Thanks so much

22/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

A big thank you to for your generous donations for our Christmas Fair! https://t.co/bFWHoQCrup

21/11/21

Our HPAPW Community Champions display is a celebration of the home projects on diversity. We cannot wait to see what you learn about this month! https://t.co/us38OsgAmR

18/11/21

Retweetd From Morrisons Croydon Community Champion

It was lovely meeting Leah today from collecting some donations for the school Christmas fair https://t.co/DI7HIKhrbV

17/11/21

Collection time and not a moment of wasted learning at HPAPW! ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/Vh8DSnXCe4

16/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Giving Friday this week on 19 November 2021 - we are collecting your small gift donations for our "Elfridge's" shop - more info on MCAS - thank you so much😊🛍️🎄 https://t.co/AxLUslI0hn

13/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Don’t forget to buy your tickets! Please share the link with family and friends so they can also be in with a chance to win up to £5000 in the and at the same time support our school. Good luck!! 🍀😊 https://t.co/Rj09OtmMuS

12/11/21

Retweetd From PTA at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

A big thank you to everyone who donated to ‘Giving Friday’ today! We have two more donation drives over the next two weeks and we’re still recruiting volunteers to help at the fair! Let us know if you can help at all 😊 https://t.co/lxNhMDRlSK

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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.

HF Curriculum Lead - Sam French


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.