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20/11/19

Good morning☀️ Just a reminder that tomorrow is School Picture Day!📸 So do not forget to dress smart, smile and enjoy😀

20/11/19

Looking great😀

19/11/19

Goof afternoon everyone 😀 Year 3 are putting their finishing touches to their Hieroglyphs by adding coffee to stain the paper. We had fun deciphering everyone’s name at the end of the lesson. https://t.co/N0RlinRgrr

18/11/19

Happy Monday Everyone😀 The latest amazing creation from award-winning Hayley Tarr! Getting ready for our productions! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... 🎄 https://t.co/8rjAnO1GWN

14/11/19

No, Thank you!😀

14/11/19

Retweetd From Love School Meals ⭐️

Thank you for having us! 😃 https://t.co/FMCk7v93bg

13/11/19

Year 2 and 6 enjoyed their global flavours workshop today with https://t.co/weXXfAt0nP

13/11/19

Well Done to all the children that took part in the Twelfth Night performance today! Great Job! https://t.co/Lv34Cv2rXr

11/11/19

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We spend today remembering those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace. Poppy's are still available to purchase at the front reception! https://t.co/zNQuSijHkF

11/11/19

What a great buzz this afternoon for parents evening! https://t.co/lYvskvz6Qv

11/11/19

We spend today remembering those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace. Poppy's are still available to purchase at the front reception! https://t.co/zNQuSijHkF

08/11/19

And they’ve landed! 👩🏾‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀Your journey starts here... ☄️#InternationalSpaceCentre https://t.co/oU1KBbok28

08/11/19

Year 5 have arrived at the - future astronauts?! We hope so 🤞🏼 https://t.co/KDSylO4d3G

07/11/19

And they’re ready. Philip Lane and Coleraine are about to begin the tag rugby tournament. https://t.co/zkduDVE9lh

06/11/19

In two weeks time we will be waving our Yr6 children off as they head to the amazing Treginnis Farm in Wales. This is an amazing opportunity and the children are in for a fantastic time. We only have 6 spaces left - please hurry to reserve yours!

06/11/19

IT IS POPPY WEEK! Purchase your poppy's at the front reception to show your support!

06/11/19

Morning everyone 4 Lewis has been composing poetry inspired by the Magic box by Kit Wright. Such great alliteration! The class loved creating their own poems and performing for the rest of the class!

05/11/19

Do not forget it is Poppy week here at Harris Philip Lane. We would like to encourage parents to show their support by buying a Poppy from the front reception.

05/11/19

Announcement: Due to a Year 5 trip on Friday the school performance of Twelfth Night will have to be reorganised. Please keep your eye on the newsletter for the rescheduled date.

04/11/19

Our tag rugby team are practising hard for their competition on Thursday! Good luck!! 🥇 https://t.co/i2R37whunZ

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Our Curriculum

As learners at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane our children are expected to do their best and  value their education.  As a Literacy specialist academy  we dedicate a lot of class time to ensuring our pupils become confident communicators, readers and writers, alongside developing  imagination, creativity and confidence. Our aim is to prepare all students as fully as possible for their secondary education so that they are ready to hit the ground running when they change school at age 11.

There are daily lessons in mathematics, reading and literacy for children of all ages. As pupils progress from our  Early Years,  the curriculum and teaching styles will evolve so we continue to arouse our pupils' natural curiosity  alongside teaching pupils the key  skills and knowledge set out in the National Curriculum. Other subjects including science, computing, religious and physical  education are taught each week.   Homework letters and curriculum snapshots are sent home to families at the start of each new half term and are also available from the link in the menu to the left.

Teachers work in teams, supported by subject specialists to develop  themes each half term  to teach other subjects (including history, geography, art and design). Much of this learning is supported by our strong emphasis on arts education including drama, dance, music and visual art. This means  we can keep the children's learning very topical and relevant. It also enables us to promote curriculum links and  purposeful opportunities for children to  apply  their  reading, writing, computing, scientific  and mathematical skills across all curriculum subjects.  Please click on the links to the right to view  our  curriculum overviews for each year group. 

We spend time with all our children helping them to understand what they can achieve now as well as what they need to do to become even better. Teachers' marking focuses children on their next steps and encourages pupils to respond and to reflect on their learning.  Teachers are expected to know exactly where the children in their class are in terms of achievement and the senior leaders set ambitious targets for all pupils at the start of each year.

Children with identified Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) are assessed to be included on the Special Educational Needs register.  Provision for these children is then mapped to ensure that they are able to access the full range of curriculum opportunities to progress and succeed.

Wherever possible we bring in subject specialists to enhance children’s learning. Currently subject specialists teach physical education, music, Spanish and, in some year groups , science and swimming.  We also have a senior teacher specialising in primary/secondary school transition. As  well as engaging our year 6 pupils in the excitement of change, this prepares them for a smooth progression to secondary school.