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29/11/21

Make sure you take the time to grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the latest version of our weekly newsletter. Now published via it has all the latest news, updates and pupil achievements for you to enjoy: https://t.co/iIlAITEAqb https://t.co/9P9ibh7vE7

29/11/21

thank you for the imaginative trip around the U.K. with our Year 1 pupils. With Baxter Bear at the wheel our pupils got a grand tour of all four parts of the United Kingdom! https://t.co/ClI4J7dtG3

29/11/21

There are some amazing book corners in our classrooms that clearly show the value teachers place on reading! https://t.co/Yj9lbRAg8l

24/11/21

Today it’s the turn of Year 4 to take ownership and team-run the set up of the Football Club. Pitches set up, teams picked and the football is flowing! Here we learn problem-solving as well as football skills! 🤔 ⚽️ https://t.co/BlHP37zTqh

09/11/21

SCHOOL DISCO AND OWN CLOTHES DAY- FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER https://t.co/Fxwisb7ex9

02/11/21

As the sun is setting in Orpington, the football club is in full flow with members taking ownership and picking their own teams, tactics, creating their own carousel for matches, and team practice games while they are not on the ‘main pitch’. Great work by all! https://t.co/ZmEFNB2e9S

22/10/21

October School - A happy end to a hard and enjoyable week of maths and reading. Well done to all the students. 👏 https://t.co/RTvp8WpuJd

21/10/21

October School; today students are enjoying logic games, in maths - Tyrone beat his teacher Mr Sawh 7 - 0!!! https://t.co/GEGT1r8js9

20/10/21

October School Year 6 tackled more reading challenges today! https://t.co/Gbp9lyclY1

19/10/21

October School pupils are exploring synonyms📚 https://t.co/EZ8lRvRXMk

19/10/21

October School is off to a good start! Children are reading, looking closely at poetry and discussing the use of imagery... https://t.co/aqH9lrblgo

13/10/21

HPAO PTA - we are holding our Autumn Fair this Friday at the Academy and look forward to seeing you🙂 https://t.co/mdbTYFwg7W

08/10/21

Mini Autumn Fair coming up soon! https://t.co/KukoCTQ3CB

07/10/21

PTA School Disco coming soon! Take a look below for the details! https://t.co/oSuGfnpFqY

01/10/21

HPAO Sports Clubs are now all live on ParentPay for bookings. Places are being booked quickly so book now to avoid disappointed! Tennis is the latest addition and starts on Monday! All clubs are 3:30-4:30PM https://t.co/hNY8U0bBuz

29/09/21

Retweetd From HPA Orpington

Coffee Morning 30th September 2021! We look forward to seeing you 🙂 https://t.co/bJevBJIPZy

28/09/21

Football club is back! First week- indoor 4v4s with a Futsal ball! These children have really been working on their dribbling over the summer! https://t.co/DtAZO7Eb2y

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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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