four more days together next week for our Hub! We’ll be sad to see you go! See you Monday!


Always working hard at the hub and we know you are at home too!


Broad beans, lettuce and radishes from our garden - picked by the children - were enjoyed at lunch today!


The staff would like to wish all the parents and children a very happy half term. Enjoy the break! Enjoy our last staff video of the half term!


We recommend sharing this book with all your children. Thank you for the recommendation 😊👍


One of our lovely pupils has recorded their own Enjoy!


Wonder how many of the HPAPW children will test this at home today... 🍏🍎 Reply with your photos!


and we think you’ll enjoy this Reception learning from home!


Our orange and purple ones are coming out at school! No sight of the others yet!


Wow! This is amazing! Well done.


Mr Hollis brings you today’s


Not that we think you should get close enough to a tiger to check this out! 🐯


Well done Vibisan! Don’t forget to check out our extra weekly challenges on our website


Even with all the excitement today, don’t worry because we didn’t forget this special


We would like to say a massive Thank You to Miss Jones for her weekly check up and much needed phone conversations and Thank You to all the other hard working Teachers at Harris!


I'd like to thank the staff who have made this testing time as pleasant as possible with excellent materials every day and a special thank you to Miss Aluko, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Catley for checking up on us and answering queries. Look forward to our return!


Happy Teachers Day to this outstanding team! We will always be thankful for all the patience, time and dedication. We truly miss you and especially during this time we admire and appreciate your work more than ever. Thank you so much. Enjoy this day you all deserve it.


Thank you for your continuous hard work, we really appreciate you and even more so during these times! Miss Arnold thank you for looking after my baby as if he was your own, I feel so confident he’s being nurtured fully when he’s in your care. Ms Lambert-Dale thanks for being you


BIG THANK YOU to all the staff esp Miss. Parris, Miss. Simms & Mrs. Lambert Dale. We appreciate everything you have done for us to continue learning & teaching, you have made us laugh (thanks Mr. Hollis) with your videos & you have never failed to call us to see how we are doing!


To All the Amazing staff at HPAPW Thanks for your continued hard work now more so than ever! You are a great team of teachers and a real credit to the Harris Federation.

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.

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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. 


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.




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 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:



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.



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 and 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.