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18/09/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

Class Teacher (with TLR for co-ordinating RE or Art/ DT) required at https://t.co/d1Em0ZX8ue

18/09/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

EYFS Coordinator required to cover Maternity Leave at https://t.co/QCIqyP1G9L

13/09/17

Welcome to our nursery and reception classes who started today! Have an out of this world time at HPAPL... https://t.co/tjFUQHN1mr

13/09/17

A sneak peek of rehearsal for our performance on 9th October! 10 from our choir will be joining 350 pupils from other Harris Academy choirs. https://t.co/nWNmfQXbCu

12/09/17

We have a number of nursery places still available at the academy. To apply/find out more see our admissions page: https://t.co/YFqAlmVxtG

12/09/17

We have a very limited number of reception places still available. To apply/find out more see our admissions page: https://t.co/YFqAlmVxtG

12/09/17

Yesterday was at HPAPL and Mia from Barcelona class dressed up as Ms Penzer! Ms Penzer was really impressed with her efforts. https://t.co/P25PPLAT2r

11/09/17

We hope to have times when the library is open for parents to visit, dates and times will be published shortly.

11/09/17

We have bought hundreds of new books and a barcode system to enable us to track the books being borrowed.

11/09/17

Over the summer, staff have refurbished our library so that it is a calming, inspirational space for your child to read. https://t.co/0Nlifb3JGV

05/09/17

2/2 All classes will be met by their teacher in the junior playground. Remember, gates open at 8.45am and school starts at 8.55am

05/09/17

The new school year is upon us and we're looking forward to welcoming children in years 1 to 6 back on Wednesday 6th September. 1/2

16/08/17

2016 - 2017 A recap of just SOME of the things we got up to last year at HPAPL. https://t.co/WjimVUdRws

08/08/17

The academy re-opens for staff INSET days on 4th & 5th September 2017. Children return on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

18/07/17

Our amazing AR readers have arrived at the Olympic Park https://t.co/ZSNPI4IlfU

14/07/17

Summer BBQ is now open for business https://t.co/3BAxM5Fxqe

14/07/17

Tug of war champs!! What happened to the teachers and parents 😬 https://t.co/JYWP0SmY76

14/07/17

Jump jump - HPAPL will make you, jump jump uh uh https://t.co/k9dewc6Zkp

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

The specialism at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane is Literacy.  We chose this as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively is extremely important.

There are often Literacy events throughout the year. Some of these involve the whole academy, getting everyone reading and writing together to create an exciting event for all children and staff. This provides an exciting learning opportunity for teachers and pupils. Our pupils also visit the local public library in Tottenham at planned times during the year.

All our children have daily Literacy lessons. This includes reading, writing, spelling and grammar teaching. There are daily opportunities to practice and enjoy reading at Philip Lane including in our structured reading  lessons (when all children read independently, as a group or with the teacher every day). Reading occurs at other times of the day too  e.g. we  strongly promote reading and writing across the curriculum so children have a sense of  purpose and can apply their learning. 

We actively encourage our parents as partners in their child's learning and our approach to home reading is central to this. Our aim is to make sure all children can read fluently by the time they leave Year 2. Currently we use Read, Write Inc. which is an  apporach to Literacy teaching  in Reception and Year 1 underpinned by  daily, discrete phonics lessons. In the nursery  the children have a daily small group phonics session. At this stage, children are  tuning into sounds to develop thier phonological awareness. In this context, sessions are play based, often games with emphasis on hearing and saying. We use the Letters and Sounds Programme (Department of Educaton) to underpin planning for this provision in Nursery.

We  teach all our children to become effective communicators, working with them on their speaking skills in a range of contexts so that they can express themselves with clarity and confidence. Our staff value the importance of speech and language development and are supported to articulate clearly with close attention to accurate grammar and pronounciation in speech  at all times od the school day.

We take great pride in presentation and see handwriting as a vital component of literacy. Our aim is for all pupils to have developed an automatic, joined style by the time they enter Year 5.

At HPAPL grammar teaching is a core element of our Literacy curriculum. There is a range of compelling evidence to support the teaching of modern grammar for writing, recently summarised in a report by The Exeter Grammar for Writing Project, December 2010.  The characteristics of spoken language are very different from written language. Writing needs to be more concise and explicit, whereas spoken language often relies on context, facial expression, intonation and pause and gesture to convey meaning and create effect. As part of grammar study, it is important that children learn the conventions of Standard English so that they can adopt an appropriate level of formality in their writing appropriate to audience and purpose.

Our website calendar regularly publishes dates for  parent and  family workshops that are  designed to enable support at home.

 

Simone Durrant