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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.

Religious Education

At Harris Primary Philip Lane, we follow a syllabus called AMV which is the agreed syllabus for all Haringey schools. AMV stands for ‘Awareness’ ‘Mystery’ and ‘Values,’ all of which are central components of the syllabus.  This syllabus supports spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities of later life.

According the Education Act 1996 local authorities must ensure that the agreed R.E syllabus is required to reflect the religious traditions of Great Britain are in the main Christian while also taking account of the traditions and practices of other principal religious that are followed within Great Britain.  We have used this guidance to split the AMV units of study between year groups to ensure that there is the correct coverage of principal religions at the appropriate key stage whilst also ensuring that a variety of topics are inclusive of all religions.   At Harris Primary Philip Lane, we are proud to celebrate a rich and diverse community that showcases a variety of beliefs and like to make sure that children are exposed to a range of religious and non-religious teachings and traditions.  We always encourage parents, families and carers to contribute to our celebrations and welcome feedback on how to continue to improve our multi-cultural and multi-faith representations.  We showcase celebrations of many religious festivals throughout the year including but not limited to Harvest, Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Easter.

Our R.E lessons are designed to allow pupils to develop a positive attitude towards others and respect the beliefs and values of their peers.  The lessons are based on acquiring and understanding the influence of Christianity and other principal religions, being able to pose and answer questions that enhance their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.  We use a variety of multimedia sources to reflect modern day religious life and give children a chance to explore how traditions and beliefs have been embedded in our society through history.  We celebrate the diversity of both Great Britain and the local area and aim to show how the teachings and philosophies of religion can relate to pupils.

In key stage 1 there is a focus on Christianity, Islam and Judaism through units that allow for children to explore a topic based R.E curriculum.  In Key stage 1 children will study units including ‘Why are some stories special?’, ‘Why is our world special?’, ‘How do we celebrate our journey through life?’ and ‘How should we live our lives?’.  In Key stage 2 pupils will cover the same religions as well as Hinduism.  They will follow a range of units including ‘How do children express their beliefs?’, ‘How should we live and who should inspire us?’, ‘How do we make moral choices?’ and ‘What do people believe about life?’.  By approaching R.E through the AMV syllabus children are able to explore the different beliefs, texts, institutions and values that are central to all principal religions in Great Britain.

We believe that R.E plays a vital role in education by providing children with opportunities to discuss important questions about the purpose of life, belief in God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  We also believe that children should be encouraged to learn from different religions, beliefs, values, and backgrounds.  We also support the AMV syllabus’ ideology that pupils should be challenged to reflect, consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, faith, belief and ethics.