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23/01/18

Ever heard of The Benidorm Blues? Benidorm class have been playing the xylophones in their music lessons - here they are performing as a class! https://t.co/s1MdXVCyBB

23/01/18

Retweetd From Schools Week

Year 1 Class Teacher required at https://t.co/1ZDgQQTOfm

23/01/18

A dinosaur swamp appeared in nursery today, the children have been exploring the texture of the swamp and feeding the dinosaurs. All in a day's work for our nursery children... https://t.co/tbBP8vJPpK

23/01/18

Thanks for coming along Carole, it was great to have parents and children there for some fun. And yes, those children were fantastic, what a great example they set!

22/01/18

E.T at the ready! 👽 https://t.co/4hZ59HEwMC

22/01/18

Film night is ready to begin... 👽 https://t.co/WgWsIbaAHJ

22/01/18

Retweetd From Education Week Jobs

Year 1 Class Teacher required at https://t.co/NnHdgezJrM

22/01/18

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

On Friday 2nd February 2018 we are proud to welcome Michael Foale CBE, astrophysicist & former astronaut to Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. We have a full schedule of events, some of which are ticketed and open to the public. Please RT the following information: https://t.co/Mt3P9xJPTm

22/01/18

HARRIS PRIMARY ACADEMY CINEMA NIGHT! Limited amount of tickets available on the door. Don't miss out! Arrive at 4:30pm. See you there. https://t.co/7GaWI3A0B7

22/01/18

If you can't make our Astronaut Visit times on 2nd Feb (see pinned tweet!) then our friends at are holding similar events at different times that might suit. Head to their twitter or website for details!

19/01/18

Another busy week at the academy. Read all about it here: https://t.co/9UiVzf3UDM

18/01/18

Leon class looked simply terrific on WOW day! We dressed up according to our new theme: The Fantastic World of Storytelling! Here we all are, posing in front of our new pirate ship. Thank you everyone who helped us dress up in such terrific costumes! https://t.co/sm16VzMM6e

18/01/18

Leon class have been lucky enough to have two mums come in to read to us this week: Ketan's mum and Louis' mum! Thank you both so much for coming! If you would like to come and read in one of our Reception classes, please let your teacher know! https://t.co/WRUQWG6A9o

18/01/18

Relay queens 👸🏾👸🏿👸🏻👸🏿 https://t.co/gD0La04q8F

18/01/18

Quick as lightning 🌩 ⚡️ https://t.co/1umBBADprM

18/01/18

Dream team at the Sports Hall Athletics Competition https://t.co/LKNi3Cs94p

18/01/18

Ibiza had great fun making 3D shapes with blu tac and Miss Durrant’s lolly sticks. Don’t worry we gave them back! https://t.co/IjqJN08GAL

18/01/18

Come one come all! Book your tickets before and after school tomorrow if you haven't already! https://t.co/T6uZrvYW1e

18/01/18

Yesterday one of our parents came to read a story to the nursery children. The children loved hearing about dinosaurs. We have a sign up sheet for parents/carers to book a slot, we have the availability for up to 4 story sessions a week. https://t.co/Ww8BRcgWQN

16/01/18

Thanks Carole! Well spotted, we have changed this now!

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.

Music

Music is highly valued and well established at Philip Lane. We provide musical education from Reception to Year 6. All pupils are given the opportunity to partake in individual, group and whole class tuition, including from specialist teachers in our dedicated music room.  Singing is a strength at Harris Philip Lane and the whole school takes part in a singing assembly on a Tuesday morning.

All classes learn songs in a wide range of styles and traditions. They learn to control and play tuned and untuned percussion, conduct in small groups and write collaborative compositions which provides all the requirements for Music in a primary school.

Children are provided with enrichment experiences which include attending concerts such as ‘Bright Sparks’ at the Royal Festival Hall and performing with local secondary school pupils. During 2017, Year 5 have been involved in an exciting composition project connected to Black History Month with the professional composer, Juwon Ogungbe culminating in a performance at Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

Year 4 children are given expert tuition in guitar, violin or cello from the Haringey Hub of musicians. This can be extended during Year 5 and finally continued into Year 6 for pupils seeking to develop their instrumental skills. In this context pupils become involved in ensemble work linking with other Haringey schools.

Children have opportunities to perform to each other and to parents at events and regular music performance assemblies.  We appreciate the support that families give to their children on these occasions.

In addition we provide extra-curricular activities for any interested pupils. We have a Steel Pan group teaching pupils in Year 3 – 6. This is an after school activity that children may apply for via the school office.  Individual children can learn either the piano or violin at a subsidised fee by a tutor provided from the Haringey Hub and again, can be arranged via the office.

All pupils participate each week in singing and we have a Choir for our Key stage 2 Pupils. The Choir perform in assemblies, at school functions and many other events in the local area. So far this year and planned for the coming months, our Choir have performed at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, at the Excel Centre as part of the Harris Federation Conference, at the Royal Albert Hall supporting Barnardo’s and will be singing Christmas Carols in the local area for a residential care home and at the Wood Green Shopping City. We have a strong relationship with Haringey Music Hub who we collaborate with regularly. The choir is oversubscribed and there is a waiting list for pupils who would like to join.