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22/10/17

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Boxer of the week showing his new skills Boxing4Schools Skills and Fitness programme 🥊 https://t.co/PNhpBR3aFX

20/10/17

Whole school attendance for Autumn 1 is 96.61%. https://t.co/3XGSiKQx2k

19/10/17

Hi. Let me know which club R is interested in and I can ask. I will check if parentpay is set up too. Mrs B.

19/10/17

You can come in at 9am to view your child’s topic work

19/10/17

The author Abimbola Akinmade visited us today to share her story in assembly ‘Say my name’. https://t.co/BGEGWjsVIl

18/10/17

Yes. Clubs letter for autumn 2 coming out tomorrow.

17/10/17

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Today Boxing4Schools After School Club a great 12min sustained jog by all students! Great Work. 🥊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ 🥊

17/10/17

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That is the best song ever! Well done year 2.

17/10/17

Special award and free half term sports camp to a child in Year 6 for exceptional sportsmanship this half term. https://t.co/GirZkGBhyw

17/10/17

Well done to these children who were awarded super star sportmanship awards in assembly today from our Premier sports staff. https://t.co/A7E0pUczMB

17/10/17

Year 2 sang ‘London’s Burning’ whilst their houses burned down. https://t.co/cLTNpC8SsI

17/10/17

Year 2 set fire to their Tudor houses to help them understand how the Great Fire of London spread. https://t.co/1MrP2SxZ0c

17/10/17

A wonderful real life experience for Year 2 this morning to help them answer 'Who set London on fire?' https://t.co/6mxM1hHm6c

15/10/17

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Harris Primary Academy Orpington is looking for a Class Teacher. Apply now https://t.co/yXPaoCVuPQ https://t.co/3g3ysi3VvA

13/10/17

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Stunning...better than the ones the Greeks made many years ago!

13/10/17

Whole school attendance is currently 96.51% https://t.co/m2zk8DTvue

13/10/17

Year 5 have designed and made clay Greek pots. They will be painted black and red next week. https://t.co/EhWlRFK9tb

13/10/17

Year R went on a walk today around our grounds to look for signs of Autumn. https://t.co/z9uBV2GRPH

13/10/17

Year 2 are working together to make Tudor Houses this afternoon. They will be painted on Monday and set fire to on Tuesday! https://t.co/gwuNseYdn4

13/10/17

Wonderful descriptive writing in Year 1 this morning inspired by finding a yeti in our forest area last week! https://t.co/jx5s3j8xA9

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