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11/10/19

The Purley Way team out in force! https://t.co/VcTzqX4S6p

11/10/19

Proud of our staff members who were nominated in various categories today! Congratulations! 🎉🎉 https://t.co/wgtBBnucWY

11/10/19

Retweetd From Graeme Smith

Wonderful to hear the massed voices of students and staff. https://t.co/kFJncwaDgA

11/10/19

3 of our amazing children rocking Harris in Harmony! https://t.co/BOVnd0QSiP

11/10/19

Some of our Year 3s working hard shown to the 4,000+ Harris staff https://t.co/8F3bfhvfFc

11/10/19

incredibly proud to see our OUTSTANDING on the board! https://t.co/od3FpqBXxI

11/10/19

Team Purley Way ready for a fantastic conference. https://t.co/QFmSvKgvQ8

11/09/19

We are proud to share the news that our recent Ofsted inspection graded the academy as OUTSTANDING in ALL areas! https://t.co/a9ADAcfDoI

04/07/19

We’re proud to announce we’ve just received our Level 3 Gardening Award! https://t.co/tSdxgd1e9L

28/06/19

A “wild” picnic on our roof terrace today to celebrate the end of Thank you for our yummy lunches! https://t.co/EkjbaDj17Z

21/06/19

An example of the amazing progress our Reception children are making. Writing this week compared with only 2 months ago! https://t.co/5qKBzk9dpU

19/06/19

Learning in Early Years today. https://t.co/hFUjA91AOc

19/06/19

Snail racing and planting this week. https://t.co/PWopGNeHPt

17/06/19

Monday morning excitement! Our mushrooms have grown. https://t.co/iRfIPcualL

21/05/19

Eco club having fun in the sun planting succulent mini gardens! https://t.co/8tpSUUqonq

20/05/19

Children enjoying lunchtime club today. https://t.co/n9DyBk3kFz

26/04/19

Movie night! Thanks to our fabulous PTA for arranging. https://t.co/yHvRPlnL4f

05/04/19

We had a special visitor in the academy today. Thank you Easter bunny and HPAPW PTA for our yummy eggs. https://t.co/po86F4of4L

05/04/19

Huge congratulations to all the children who received their Silver Attendance Certificate today. All of these children have 100% attendance since September. Amazing! https://t.co/buu5eT0BXr

05/04/19

Congratulations to all the children achieving 100% this term. These children received their Bronze Certificate! https://t.co/2af18NBSqy

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Key Stage 1

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 1-6 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 2, children are able to hone their comprehension and inference skills through daily skills lessons. 

Children on the phonics programme 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. When children finish the phonics programme, they can choose from a wide range of age appropriate books to take home and read. Children on the phonics programme also have the opportunity to choose from a range of texts that they can take home for an adult to read to/with them.

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 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.

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