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16/01/18

As their into science learning Year 3 visited the park today where nothing was moving. They worked out how to push and pull the equipment to make it move. They worked out that if they both pushed the swing didn’t move! https://t.co/fJxQsKTMxn

16/01/18

Thank you to for a wonderful experience for 5 Earhart this afternoon. https://t.co/2AMUb3mNeZ

16/01/18

Reception children had an and trip to planetarium today. “Are we actually in space?” https://t.co/K82FyFa0iG

12/01/18

Join our amazing community! https://t.co/BAQOeh78Pr

10/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

We had 3 great mentors B4S club assisting with some coaching and mentoring with the new students yr 3+4 students attending it was great over seeing 3 yr5 students coach so well a big well done to Tobey, Charlie and Malachi🥊👍

10/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Congratulations to all new students B4S Skills and Fitness Club great work🥊🥇🥊 today you all performed like rock stars💥great to see the girls working so focused🥊#primaryschool

09/01/18

As a hook into their learning about Romeo and Juliet and Crime and Punishment Year 6 were summoned to the hall by Mr Robinson. Once there they were met with a crime scene for them to examine! https://t.co/vMq804PsOA

08/01/18

We had a very special guest visit HPAO this afternoon to have afternoon tea with Year 1. https://t.co/qA9WyAPBe6

07/01/18

Are you a parent of a child on Year 2? This video explains 2018 KS1 SATs which children will be completing sometime in May. https://t.co/ayoA6ltoH7

07/01/18

Are you a parent of a child in Year 6? This video explains the KS2 SATs for 2018 which start on May 14th. https://t.co/WQwOySTV1C

05/01/18

Everyone in Year 3 has been given a blue pen to write with and the improvement in handwriting, as shown by Harley’s penguin fact file today, is amazing! https://t.co/Yx4S3gydeG

05/01/18

Much hilarity in assembly this morning at the arrival of a large Emperor penguin... “it’s Mr Robinson!” https://t.co/asb2OjCy0w

05/01/18

Retweetd From Overbes

Being enthusiastic about learning is very important for children. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication. Even the parents are excited about all the penguin fun and learning!

05/01/18

A flock or colony of penguins have arrived in Year 5 https://t.co/KPGSq3blPL

05/01/18

Children in the SOU re told the story of 365 penguins as a comic novel. https://t.co/AJzGhaIt5u

05/01/18

Year 1 labelled the body parts of a penguin https://t.co/po5p5emCVc

05/01/18

Year 3 organised the penguins into arrays to make storing them in the house easier. https://t.co/bpcWWh4yn1

05/01/18

Year 3 created a colour wash background for their penguins. https://t.co/rY66LeIRj1

05/01/18

Year 3 wrote diaries as Antarctic explorers visiting for the first time. https://t.co/CBXqFJPrNx

05/01/18

Year 2 have painted stones to look like penguins and made penguins out of 2D shapes. https://t.co/khsy2ubzaQ

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.

English

Learning English is given our highest priority at HPAO. The New National Curriculum (September 2014) provides the framework around which the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening is planned.

We provide opportunities for children to view reading as an enjoyable and meaningful activity as well as enabling them to develop their comprehension, inference and thinking skills.

Reading Homework

All children at our school are to read for 10-30 minutes at home every evening. 

English at our Academy

The children at HPAO are creative and motivated writers and are provided with a wide range of opportunities for writing. They are
shown how to structure and present their written work effectively and are taught grammar and spelling as a vital means of enhancing their writing ability.

Teachers assess children‛s writing regularly and children work on achieving specific targets that the teacher has set for them. Speaking and listening are part of an integrated programme of language activities which encourage children to communicate confidently in many different situations and to a range of audiences.

Phonics at our Academy

We believe at Harris Primary Academy Orpington that phonics should be taught in an engaging and systematic way, using a multisensory approach. The Read Write Inc programme enables us to do this. In order to accelerate pupil’s progress we deliver workshops that specifically target parents and carers. This enables them to support their children at home by listening to their children read their home reading book daily, practising reading and spelling of high frequency words.

The Read Write Inc Programme

The Read Write Inc. programmes combine into a complete literacy programme rooted in the new national curriculum for children aged five to eleven. They are designed to stimulate and challenge children’s thinking and create enthusiastic, life-long readers and writers.                

Please follow this link to learn more about the read write inc programme.  http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/read-write-inc-programmes/

Documents

Year 1 Parent Packs - English

Year 2 Parent Packs - English

Year 3 Parent Packs - English

Year 4 Parent Packs - English

Year 5 Parent Packs - English

Year 6 Parent Packs - English