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17/07/19

HPAPL are looking for an Office Manager. Details here: https://t.co/VKjeHbplKm

16/07/19

We still have some spaces on our Summer WRAPZ Holiday Club running from 24th July - 2nd August. Sign up now by filling in an application form at the office.

15/07/19

More fantastic music making here at HPAPL with some more photos from our recent piano, guitar and ukulele concerts. Thanks to all the parents who have supported their children and to our teachers Rea, Cathy and Dan! https://t.co/Li7YNNpvJ7

15/07/19

Our strings concert is in full swing and we can't believe the talent on show! https://t.co/dnxi1HMzet

15/07/19

The Year 6 children will return from Chessington at about 6pm this evening.

15/07/19

Although there are no clubs this week, WRAPZ continue as normal and the steel pans club will have their final performance on Thursday at 4.15pm, parents are welcome to attend.

15/07/19

Year 6 are having a blast https://t.co/GROBt1QlXi

12/07/19

Santiago had a wonderful time at today! https://t.co/xf9PK4KuQV

12/07/19

Sports Day, Summer BBQ and more! Read all about it in this week's newsletter: https://t.co/hp1aoRZUH9

12/07/19

Year 2 have arrived at Buckingham Palace and are amazed at what they have seen! https://t.co/qkyVlTt5p7

11/07/19

Ok KS1, time for your ! Let's do this!

11/07/19

Our supporters are doing a fantastic job cheering us on! https://t.co/oEZpq5NvoV

11/07/19

Ok KS2, you ready? https://t.co/71FF0b7a0g

11/07/19

The calm before the storm. Staff getting ready early this morning! https://t.co/uXe4yE5f2z

11/07/19

It's SPORTS DAY! We have our trainers ready and our PE kits on. Updates throughout the day!

11/07/19

Year 2 had a great afternoon on Wednesday. Their task was to build a ship (just like Christopher Columbus’) and see whether they it would float or sink. Year 2 love making links between their topics and learning new facts. How many do you think floated?! https://t.co/Q8HrdfkdH1

11/07/19

Retweetd From Shirin sheikh-Bahai

Proud of Year6s and Science Leaders! Amazing collaborations and support from Coleraine Park science leader Satti Gill and London Big Vang- STEM!

10/07/19

They even wrote their own lyrics to - couldn’t be prouder of our musicians!! https://t.co/OSfzjqTCel

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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.