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20/11/17

San Sebastian’s very own composition ‘Walton On The Naze’ had its world premiere last Thursday at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre! https://t.co/I56GREYtif

20/11/17

Leon class (and their teachers) loved dressing up in their own clothes for Children in Need last week! They all kindly donated and as a class we raised £25! Stay tuned for our overall fundraising total... https://t.co/uYz4Sp0lEG

20/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

13 - 17 November 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/YHSMviEMJF

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 3/3: Details of the trips will be contained in the Newsletter this evening and parents will receive a letter early next week.

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 2/3: Our Y4, Y5 and Y6 children will head to the to see on 13th December. https://t.co/p6IZwtIJlr

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 1/3: FINALLY we were able to reveal our Christmas theatre trips in assembly this morning! Our Reception, Y1, Y2 & Y3 will see on 5th December and they cannot wait! https://t.co/Gdm7zHCm7L

17/11/17

Santiago class had a special lesson today. Dziko was the teacher and taught Miss Kennedy and the children how to do a maths worksheet he had made! Thanks for your hard work teaching today Dziko! https://t.co/4pU00Y4vvl

17/11/17

At assembly this morning we said goodbye to our caretaker Martin. Good luck Martin, we will miss you! https://t.co/PykBxtIKeZ

17/11/17

Looks like San Sebastian and Malaga forgot to change out of their PJs this morning...or DID they? https://t.co/xfXwqjBtuj

17/11/17

San Sebastian Class rehearsing at the Bernie Grant Art Centre last night! They did us proud! 🎶🎵🎼 https://t.co/hs9eARMvS0

17/11/17

Brecon Beacon National Park - what a dream! https://t.co/iyyxGDkNEI

17/11/17

Want to hear a mountain joke? Nah...you won’t get over it. https://t.co/5Ca98u91BL

17/11/17

Goodbye Wales! Year 6 are on their way home https://t.co/EbkclNIL5d

16/11/17

Last night - disco time!! 💃🕺 https://t.co/7FR68UDHkR

16/11/17

Last night’s treat...marshmallows around the campfire! 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/GtKpxOEaY1

16/11/17

It has been so fun interacting with all our parents, especially the Year 6 parents, this week on Twitter! We think it's a great way to keep up to date with what's going on at the academy day to day. We hope you'll spread the word to other parents and keep getting in touch!

16/11/17

It is great to see the wonderful learning the children have done at home. If you haven't yet made a home learning project with your child, it is not too late and we would love to see as many projects as possible on our Class home learning board! https://t.co/fBuAdXoRiW

16/11/17

In Madrid Class, children have learnt about Remembrance Day and made wonderful poppies using different creative materials. https://t.co/rWdtTxYbFH

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