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19/09/19

Year 6 are having fun at Parliament today learning about the Peoples’ Parliament. https://t.co/CCp1KktgnP

13/09/19

Reception had their first Art lesson today! Designing colourful wallpaper for Mrs Japal...lucky her!! https://t.co/ThwShF0YMU

11/09/19

Waddell Class were blessed to have Eleyna's mummy come and read to us yesterday! We loved the Bumble Bear and Ingenious Jean! Parents, if you want to come and read to us, we'd love to have you! Speak to your class teacher. https://t.co/1nXQmjGIai

25/07/19

Welcome to Costa Del WRAPZ. It's hot here but we have our sunscreen on and are enjoying the sandy beach while the pool fills up. https://t.co/DHqePbgEiO

24/07/19

HPAPL WRAPZ Holiday Club has kicked off with a trip to the cinema, checking out local art and a picnic in the park! https://t.co/ymBDsxn0oy

23/07/19

It's the last day of the academic year and what a year it's been! Thank you to all of our brilliant parents/carers, friends, pupils and staff. Enjoy the well deserved break! We reopen on 2nd Sept for INSET and the children return to school 4th September.

21/07/19

Y6 performance of Matilda. Fantastic beginning of what will be an annual event to mark the continued commitment to the arts in our academy https://t.co/Jvm7kjkIGt

21/07/19

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Another impromptu performance after the rain. Is there no holding back the unadulterated joy seen here. Thank you Lord Harris for initiating and funding our steel pan band trip https://t.co/eJ7LLVzd1I

19/07/19

Smiling until the end. Our eta is now 6.45pm. https://t.co/f23l7rEYfW

19/07/19

MESSAGE TO YEAR 2 PARENTS: Because of adverse weather conditions Year 2 will now return to the academy for 6pm this evening.

19/07/19

Despite the rain, we are still dancing! https://t.co/NIdJNCYUHC

19/07/19

Where are we going? LEGOLAND! And we’re off! https://t.co/qeNDVCsE1K

18/07/19

Benidorm was inspired by Matisse and ‘The Snail’. We used his technique of collaging bright paper to create abstract animals. Look at our lovely work! https://t.co/umaCbU0YhK

18/07/19

It's SHOWTIME!

17/07/19

Our fantastic Academy Choir and Chamber Choir received certificates this morning for their wonderful effort and contribution throughout the year! https://t.co/fhgV92s31V

17/07/19

Nursery are making us all VERY jealous with having a lovely end of year picnic in the park. https://t.co/LJR14AcT64

17/07/19

3/3 A big thank you to thank all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to help on the day! It was a successful and fun event enjoyed by all and we look forward to planning some nice treats for the children for the forthcoming academic year.

17/07/19

2/3 Downhills Park Cafe True Craft Sushi Heads Stronghold Climbing Centre Millfield Theatre Alexandra Palace Ice - Rink The Science Museum The Museum of London London Transport Museum Bind Yoga Cafe Lemon

17/07/19

1/3 The Friends of Philip Lane PTA would like to say thank you to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle at the school's Summer BBQ on the 5th July and also to the following businesses -

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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.