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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.

Art & Design

The art curriculum at Harris Academy Philip Lane has been designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. It aims to provide the children with opportunities to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.

The pupils in Year one have a weekly art lesson which links to their topic. They learn to use a range of materials creatively and how to draw and paint using a range of techniques. They experiment with colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. We teach them how to develop and share their ideas, experiences and to use their imagination. They also learn about the work of a range of artists.

Children in Years 2 – 6 have their art lessons blocked into Art Weeks.  This allows the children to embark on bigger projects and really develop their skills through the redrafting and development of their work.

During art week, pupils are given the opportunity to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences. They also develop their skills and knowledge to enable them to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. The art work produced is often inspired by their topic work and cross curricular links are planned, to enrich the pupils’ learning in other subject areas.  Likewise, the skills and knowledge taught during the teaching of art are transferred and used in other subjects, helping to provide a more creative curriculum.

The children are taught to use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit their ideas. They are also given the opportunity to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials

In order to develop pupils’ critical eye and appreciation of art, pupils discover and learn about great artists, architects and designers in history and develop their understanding of the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Through discussions, self and peer assessments, pupils develop their ability to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and make links to their own work.

Above all, the teaching of art at Philip Lane is full of enthusiasm and love for the subject. Previous art weeks have been highly successful and pupils are extremely proud of their attainment and progress. They love to show off their work to their friends and families during our art exhibitions and examples of the children’s work can be seen displayed around the academy and on our website.