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All ready to go on 1st June. All children with own desk and own resources. Video coming...


To all our pupils and families. We’ll be there for you 🎵 🎶. We miss you! We’ll be together soon. Enjoy.


Jack has written a recipe for his own healthy fruit salad. Would you like to make it?


All Numberblocks episodes are available to watch on iplayer. Fantastic, fun maths for Nur-Y1.


Who else misses fish and chip Friday? Our chef has looked after us so well during school closure. Thank you Salvatore!! 👨‍🍳 🐠 🍟


We’re celebrating VE Day today at school! Parting and celebrating at a distance. 🎉 🇬🇧


We have spaces available from September 2020, please fill in the application, which is located on the website under the Nursery tab with Year Groups and send your completed form to: We look forward to receiving your application in due course.


We are busy getting are decorations ready to celebrate VE Day on Friday. 🇬🇧🎉


Retweetd From Cllr Seema Chandwani

Today my colleague Cllr Sarah James visited the Alexandra Palace Food Hub and the amazing staff and volunteers getting our food parcels to hundreds of residents.


Our brilliant English lessons have been perfected into an online resource for children from R-Y6 are accessind daily on . All you Tube videos embedded and kids can easily access - here’s Y5 Monday’s lesson. Prepare to be impressed


Sadly one of our families lost their father to COVID-19. LThe Friends of PL have set up a Just Giving page to help mum. We are almost at the target. Thank you so much to everyone. Amazing school family. So heartwarming. Thankyou.


Sadly one of our families lost their father to COVID-19. LThe Friends of PL have set up a Just Giving page to help mum. We are almost at the target. Thank you so much to everyone. Amazing school family. So heartwarming. Thankyou.


How many of Our Golden Rules are still being followed at home? We are hoping all of them👍


A display to show how proud we are of our students who have adapted to learning from a distance. Some amazing work being produce through Purple Mash!


Ethan has been getting creative at home building a miniature railway. He also drew some level crossings with barriers using split pins and a turntable that turns! Absolutely amazing.


Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow.


Felix has made a cube out of play dough!


Have you been getting involved with our HPAPL 30 day art challenge? Give us a tweet so we can show off your creations.

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Curriculum Overiew


Learning at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane is exciting, engaging and relevant.  It prepares children for the world we live in now and for our future.  In September 2019 we introduced a brand new curriculum which links learning to a theme.  Each half term there is a whole-school theme, which is then divided into year group specific aspects, and most subjects are taught through the theme where possible.

Our curriculum has been written to be in line with the new national curriculum for England. As half termly units are completed they will be published on our website.

There are daily lessons in English (Reading, Writing, Phonics, Spelling and Grammar) and Mathematics for children of all ages. This helps to make sure that they become confident readers, writers and mathematicians in the earliest years of their education.

Children also learn science, history, geography, RE, PE, art, design technology, drama, dance and music.  They study Personal, Social and Citizenship education and begin learning a modern foreign language in Year 3.  PE, Dance and Drama are taught by two specialist teachers which ensures children reach the very highest standards possible in all subjects.

Creativity, fun and self-expression are important aspects of Academy life and, across every subject, we make sure there is time and space for children to develop their imagination and their thinking skills.

Please see our Curriculum overviews for Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1 and Summer 2. Further overviews will appear in due course.


Curriculum Overview

We have our own, unique curriculum at Harris Primary Philip Lane that has been written especially for our children, and is fully in line with the new national curriculum.

Our curriculum is exciting, engaging and relevant for the world our children are in now and prepares them for the future.  Each half term there is one or two whole-school themes and these are then broken down into specific topics for each year group to study.  Each theme has key areas of the curriculum that covered but other subjects that are relevant to the theme are taught as well.

You can find our Curriculum Map here.


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