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30/06/22

Well done to this week’s EYFS / KS1 Award Winners. We have heard some amazing tales of phonics progress, great collaboration, powerful writing and dazzling maths skills. https://t.co/qLn16h6mcm

17/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/mtT8caAbv6

17/06/22

Congratulations for our amazing Award Winners in KS2 this week. Fantastic to hear such positive praise from about their & values led behaviour! https://t.co/cTUKUxib4x

16/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/YDMbEIcsY3

10/06/22

The Y6 children are back! https://t.co/lATzfXm2VY

10/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/o1AbEzwumw

08/06/22

It’s been a busy day on the farm today with the pupils visiting the bees. Dressed up in their overalls and head guards they were well protected as they went to farm the honey. https://t.co/w9M1SJ2Fcr

08/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/LC9mhppkRc

08/06/22

Today’s mission, which they chose to accept, was to cook a rhubarb crumble! It will be interesting to see how much of it is left by the end of dinner time. https://t.co/tv9LUuehYz

07/06/22

Photographic proof that the children can tidy up, clean tables, sweep and reset the dining room! https://t.co/ik4Ofm7vL8

07/06/22

The children take turns cooking for each day - today the mission was Cornish pasties. How do you think they did? Do we have any budding Greggs pastry chefs in our midst? https://t.co/7V08gFeIfN

07/06/22

Our merry farmers off to feed the pigs before they had their breakfast this morning! No lie ins on the farm. https://t.co/OZLvAX3Wm0

06/06/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/uE8qSPqkR7

27/05/22

this morning. Looking forward to seeing parents at 2.30pm for a shared sing a long! https://t.co/20r4edk3YW

27/05/22

After school clubs for Summer 2 are now live on ParentPay on a first come, first served basis! https://t.co/OFKvJR75ty

11/05/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/fitcbfEHXl

11/05/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/5MkeK9UIDN

09/05/22

Year 1 have been learning how to do a running stitch ready for when they make their hand puppets “It’s easy really. You just need to remember to go up, down, up, down!” Danny Y1 https://t.co/6Fl4tvKSs2

09/05/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/DvZ0Zejquw

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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 Harris Primary Academy Orpington 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

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