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23/05/19

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our movie night - all proceeds will go towards covering the cost of the Y6 production! https://t.co/0Vsq4AikFh

23/05/19

Good question! Movie night is 6pm - 8pm tonight. See you all there! https://t.co/54eD3Iz1nE

23/05/19

Join us tonight for our movie night! We're going to be showing Matilda to get everyone excited for our production! £1 entry per child (adults go free) and £1 for popcorn with a drink! https://t.co/jj1DdQ2phy

23/05/19

WOW! Well done La Coruna for being so entertaining and informative in assembly this morning. https://t.co/TceJ6bLGvS

22/05/19

We’re getting ready for a production like no other! Eat the cake Bruce! Get ready for the movie night tomorrow £1 per child https://t.co/c1hsS34hC9

22/05/19

"Bye bye Butterflies!" How sweet it this?! https://t.co/qLZDC3zruo

22/05/19

On Tuesday it was time for Benidorm to say goodbye to our butterflies after watching them change from tiny caterpillars. We looked after them for three weeks and will miss them very much 🦋. Good luck butterflies and we hope to see you again in the playground! https://t.co/4MubvbtHrt

22/05/19

The staff were getting jealous of all art the children have been creating lately; so they were treated to a lesson by Ms Tarr. How do you think they did? https://t.co/e4zfe7DNBW

22/05/19

HPAPL is OUTSTANDING. https://t.co/n2JiTjP1vW

21/05/19

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Proud to host the apple celebration and welcome children from to showcase their learning. They were all amazing! Thanks https://t.co/fJkY9GRYG6

21/05/19

Tweet 2: Year 6! Here are the words for ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ – use these while you’re listening to the previous link! https://t.co/ar5LEALnaR

21/05/19

Year 6! Here are the tracks for ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ that you’ll be singing at the Barbican. https://t.co/D6xnMhYS9M

21/05/19

What a treat! Yesterday we were fortunate enough to have a visit from the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. They wowed our pupils with some exceptional pieces of classical music and even passing staff took a moment to enjoy the fantastic music! https://t.co/LKO96DmAVG

20/05/19

Guess who came out to say hello to Benidorm class this afternoon... 3 beautiful butterflies 🦋! We cannot wait for our other chrysalises to metamorphose! https://t.co/IZYcn70yiw

17/05/19

The SATs are over and the news is out, our Year 6 production is... https://t.co/XqxGIegtFK

17/05/19

Our Stars of the Week! Well done everyone! https://t.co/l19QyPJSrJ

16/05/19

Year 3 have been fortunate to have had a visit today from geologist Susan Brown, aka Samuel in La Coruna's grandmother. She ran a workshop teaching the children all about fossils. We want to say a big thank you to Samuel's gran! https://t.co/P9M2wWqKiL

15/05/19

The nursery children went to Downhills park to look for changes in the environment and minibeasts. We saw roses, trees full of leaves and lots minibeasts. https://t.co/qdllED09ip

15/05/19

Some of our fabulous Year 6 eating a hearty breakfast before they tackle day 3 of SATS. Send them positive thoughts! https://t.co/SXlSYPtw3o

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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.