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15/02/19

We've updated our calendar dates. Check them out here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

15/02/19

Our Year 6 Saturday school continues this weekend and the Holiday Academy begins on Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th. See you there Year 6!

15/02/19

As you know, we're on staff training today but just in case you're missing us here's a clip from yesterdays Origami Club with their giant planes! Watch this amazing flight from one of our Origami pilots! https://t.co/7Ec9iXT4pU

14/02/19

With our staff training day tomorrow, you're being treated to our newsletter early this week! Enjoy! https://t.co/yTZT5k0SjX

14/02/19

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Cadiz class have made some lovely cards to give to their loved ones - families and friends. Cadiz class wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! https://t.co/arwwUW48QD

14/02/19

Yr 4’s Kandinsky inspired art is now being shown off in the KS2 corridor! They have used oil pastels to represent different emotions through colours and circles. https://t.co/bUNgJpqqK4

14/02/19

Term dates for the academic year 2019/2020 have now been added to our website. You can find them here: https://t.co/p4lNavjuQB

14/02/19

Year 3 have worked really hard this half term learning about the compositions of landscapes. They have created 3D pictures by correctly layering their background, middleground and foreground’s together. https://t.co/u3cEktyP8R

14/02/19

Yr 2 have been studying pointillism this half term. These final pieces were inspired by the artist Seurat and looking at bouquets of real flowers. https://t.co/na35Nv0lYX

13/02/19

We are please to announce that we will be holding tours of our nursery for prospective parents on - Wednesday 6th March at 1.30pm - Wednesday 25th April at 1.30pm Please contact the office to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

12/02/19

Year 2 loved their trip to today - pick up the newsletter this week to read all about it! https://t.co/8uDVQqis3k

12/02/19

THIS has appeared on the first floor corridor overnight! https://t.co/p3HU84bJ7l

12/02/19

Guess who’s been touching the star fish?! ⭐️ https://t.co/WzUv30QP3w

11/02/19

Please remember that Friday 15th February is an INSET day and children should not attend school.

11/02/19

The children arrived at nursery this morning to find a crime scene in The Three Bears Cottage. Someone has broken Baby Bears chair! The children had to investigate the clues to find the culprit... https://t.co/h9uedvGiJc

11/02/19

Another successful in . Today our parents enjoyed engaging in learning with their children during our session! Thank you to everyone who came along, we loved having you! https://t.co/B3njMQmVgN

11/02/19

We hope you all had a tremendous weekend?! If you fancy catching up on all the news from last week (it was a busy one!), you can read all about it here: https://t.co/Wa9NfeyzcH

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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.