Twitter

21/02/18

We aim to have a tidy & clean academy and we are passionate that our local community is also kept clean & tidy too. So, to help with this, we would ask all our parents/carers to be mindful to use the bins in the local area when disposing of litter. Let's keep Haringey Tidy!

21/02/18

To mark Chinese New Year a dragon appeared in nursery today! It it moved, swayed and twirled around nursery with the help of some of our wonderful pupils! https://t.co/TfqvwavWj6

21/02/18

Year 4 Malaga and Alicante class loved the Science Museum! They learned lots in Michael Faraday's workshop about electricity! https://t.co/zP4FwEEc2u

21/02/18

The nursery children have been busy learning about and writing the sound/letter ‘m’. They're making fantastic progress, don't you think?! https://t.co/Psd9T6TRXw

21/02/18

We've hit 300 followers! A bit thank you to all of our followers. We love interacting with you all on twitter and think it's a great way to keep up to date with daily life at the academy. https://t.co/tRvp21re3K

19/02/18

Before the break, Benidorm extended their learning about the human body by dissecting the heart, brain and liver of an animal. They made careful observations and examined each organ closely. Fascinating stuff!

19/02/18

Thank you for all your support last half term with our cake sales. Our pupils loved selling them to you but loved baking them even more (just about!). All proceeds help ensure we can continue to provide unique and exciting trips and experiences for our pupils. https://t.co/ftaZKpMVgM

19/02/18

Welcome back! We hope all our pupils (and parents/carers) had a lovely half term break and are excited to be back and raring to go! We certainly are plenty of exciting things ahead this half year!

08/02/18

We're looking forward to welcoming parents/carers to the academy tonight for Parent's Evening.

06/02/18

Don’t believe how inspired our children were? Okay, okay here’s proof... https://t.co/6yHYYv1u0y

06/02/18

Anne Fine with our pupils this afternoon. They were fascinated and totally inspired hearing Anne talk of how she writes. https://t.co/QEwT5KZC2w

06/02/18

What a brilliant afternoon on Friday. Chris Barber, Director of the International Space School Educational Trust visited us to tell us about life in space. The pupil have been talking about it since and are really excited about their science lessons! https://t.co/X5n4wjed5g

06/02/18

AUTHORS AT THE ACADEMY: Another exciting day at ! We have award winning author Anne Fine with us today, speaking to the pupils about her fantastic books and life as a writer.

05/02/18

Thank you to everyone who came to the academy on Friday for our NASA events. Such a pity Michael was unable to attend due to illness but we were so grateful to have Chris Barber from International Space School Educational Trust to speak with us.

01/02/18

Last week, Year 6 had a ‘Viking Visitor’ for the afternoon! The children took part in a ‘shield wall’ and had the chance to handle replica weaponry and armour! They examined some Viking artefacts (including an ear-wax scooper!) & Mr Scott and Mr Goma dressed up as Viking Women! https://t.co/egTCtFyPsd

31/01/18

Our wonderful children 'Singing' In The Rain'. Remember the deadline for applications to our nursery class in September 2018 is today! So only a few hours left to get your applications in. https://t.co/gTOV39C7fq

31/01/18

Our youngest musicians exploring rain sounds. They even danced to Frank Sinatra’s singing in the rain. https://t.co/apX7oaGDuP

31/01/18

We're looking forward to welcoming our guests from the community and other local schools on Friday afternoon for Michael Foale's visit. We have a small number of tickets left and it's not too late to book, so if you'd like to attend email info.org.uk https://t.co/iNpPdLHKGF

31/01/18

Retweetd From Jack Barber

Go Miss Ebersveiller!

30/01/18

Budding artists! Inspired by the wonderful illustrations in our book of the week "The Princess and the Pea", the children in Madrid have created fantastic collages of the savannah by mixing media. https://t.co/J5XW1eltia

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.

Literacy

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 of 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 Key Stage 2.

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