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.

Assessing Learning & Progress

Pupil progress and assessment guidance for parents/carers

How do we assess pupil progress? 

Our teachers are continuously assessing pupil progress by asking questions,  marking and listening to pupils to review both understanding and the application of skills during lessons. This style of formative assessment  underpins your child's progress and learning and also enables teachers to plan  teaching so that it precisely supports children's next steps. 

Over the last few years there have been a   number of significant changes to the way Primary pupils are assessed nationwide. Pupils currently in Years 2 and 6 undertake the Key Stage Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) duringthe month of May. 

The phonics check for Year 1 pupils in June will continue and is administered one-to-one. This is  to assess our pupils phonological knowledge and early reading skills. This way we can ensure pupils are on track in their reading and if necessary, provide additional targeted support to catch up. 

Pupils in Years 1, 3, 5 and 6 are assessed each term using the National Curriculum expectations. We report their progress to parents. 

Parents and carers are invited to attend a meeting each term to talk to the teacher about their child’s learning. Please do let us know if you would like an interpreter to attend and support you.

For further information, you may find our Feedback Policy (below) useful.

Progression through Nursery and Reception in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets the standards for development, learning and care of children from birth to age five. Development Matters (The British Association for Early Childhood Education) is the guidance material to support practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS Framework and measure progress.

In the Early Years children are assessed from the time they start our nursery to the end of Reception.  Teachers, and support staff observe closely, record and plan next steps against the development statements set out in Development Matters. The development statements are organised into age bands as follows:

Birth – 11 months

 8 – 20 months

 16 – 26 months

 22- 36 months

 30 – 50 months

 40 – 60 months


The age/stage bands overlap because these are not fixed age boundaries but suggest a typical range of development for babies, toddlers and children at this stage. The development statements are related to areas of learning. The areas of learning are defined by prime and specific areas as follows:

Learning

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-Care

Communication and Language

  • Listening And Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Art and Design

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials
  • Being Imaginative