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22/05/20

Miss Kirby has created an amazing Gingerbread Man shadow puppet show!! https://t.co/kCTWj6NHRa https://t.co/RfBr96unxu

22/05/20

Mrs Lone and Ms Fish have made a video to show you what school is going to be like when we re-open. Things are going to look different, but if you are coming back to school, we don't want you to be scared or worried. https://t.co/J8lTRbmCbG https://t.co/V7GnOuulGa

21/05/20

We ❤️ receiving pictures of you all hard at work on your home learning! Please do send in your pictures, whether you are working like this young man here, or doing fun activities in your garden, so we can share them in this week's Newsletter! https://t.co/iQ5NDMEvb3

13/05/20

Making the most of the breezy weather with handmade kites! https://t.co/ko4Emcy67P

08/05/20

Thanks to the awesome pupils who provide such amazing material for our feed, we now have 500 followers!!! 🎉🥳 https://t.co/RJydbpUjEs

08/05/20

Our key worker children (two sibling groups today!) have had a great day making VE Day bunting and learning to write messages in Morse Code! https://t.co/BsniEGWImM

08/05/20

A ferocious lion has been discovered in HPAO’s playground! 🦁 https://t.co/qIjFNLfG7c

06/05/20

Retweetd From Overbes

Conrad the Year 4 Lewis archaeologist. He found an ancient lost plaque from the Benin Kingdom, it's of the Oba!!!! https://t.co/0vhurCmQku

06/05/20

Fantastic work, Conrad - or should we call you Indiana Jones?!

06/05/20

Not to be outdone, sister Lola has also appeared on ITV today! Well done, Lola https://t.co/UXlM6sWhqk

06/05/20

A huge well done to Spike in Year 1, who had his artwork shown on ITV "Kids Create" yesterday, just before Judge Rinder! Congratulations, Spike - you can give us your autograph when you come back to school 🙂 https://t.co/IY9Z1VgSeX

05/05/20

In the first HPAO Socially-Distanced Cricket Tournament, Mr Court has just been bowled out for 0 by a Year 3 dynamo. (Miss Melhuish hit 2 sixes 💪💪). A gorgeous day for a game outside with our keyworker children https://t.co/6b6ZQTW5lR

04/05/20

Mrs Lone's Monday Message is now live! https://t.co/IjsYNhMwUr https://t.co/gMhZBS4SOT

01/05/20

Year 4 are on a roll this week, look at this wonderful bird table made by this clever lad - we are very impressed! https://t.co/KG30AjWISj

01/05/20

These siblings from our Year 1 and 4 classes have created this amazing video showing the wildlife that can be found in their back garden. Thank you for sharing! https://t.co/j1WZaYW6x1 https://t.co/sk9FqUt7hS

29/04/20

An important message regarding E-safety https://t.co/ErixpDFx3E

27/04/20

Mrs Lone's Monday Message (2) https://t.co/jD71NSIEFm via

24/04/20

More lovely ladybirds on this sunny spring Friday. https://t.co/JnezNgd1aO

22/04/20

When we uploaded the EYFS "The Bad Tempered Ladybird" to our website this weekend, we were very excited about the prospect of a week of ladybirds flying into our school inbox. Here's a fab one from Jack! https://t.co/8vHxIsEtWy

21/04/20

This gorgeous picture has brightened up our inbox today. https://t.co/4HTo0YBz3l

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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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