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21/05/18

San Sebastian were immaculately turned out on Friday for the Royal Celebrations! https://t.co/djrrLTUQAb

21/05/18

More from our celebrations on Friday! Year 3 Valencia enjoying the https://t.co/pMqYhqeNBH

21/05/18

Retweetd From Adrienne Crossley

Great job Valencia!

18/05/18

One for every child. Happy Royal Wedding! 👰🏽💍🎩 https://t.co/zex3JqasLd

18/05/18

Valencia’s wedding dress challenge winner. Doesn’t she look wonderful!! 👰🏾 https://t.co/DEgrmBd9Zr

18/05/18

Let the celebrations commence!! https://t.co/fSR2wLQqqA

17/05/18

I think we’re ready for our tomorrow! A huge thanks to Miss Durrant’s Year 5 helpers! https://t.co/bRAsXpSQWX

17/05/18

Retweetd From Cem Kaplan

Well done year 6!

17/05/18

Leon class have been desperate to get out their learning journals this morning! It's wonderful to see how passionate they are about their learning, we look forward to sharing them with you again! https://t.co/fMk8puwvH8

17/05/18

And they’re done! Congratulations Year 6 - you worked incredibly hard towards your SATs this week! https://t.co/G0TOMwxodE

16/05/18

Malaga class bringing their freeze frames, for our setting descriptions, to life! Can you guess what objects/animals or plants can be found in Mr and Mrs Twit’s garden? https://t.co/L7KSYRMlIj

16/05/18

Granada class will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 4th June. Granada – follow this link to practice your songs! https://t.co/o41IqdP1LV

16/05/18

San Sebastián investigating the effect of surface area on air resistance! https://t.co/MK96LZ4Wuv

11/05/18

Our boys won all their matches today! Whooop! https://t.co/T3380Y6401

11/05/18

Good luck to these crazy kids next week!! https://t.co/nTGDQOlpw2

11/05/18

Look at our Wonderful Worms Wall! We have learnt so much about worms in our book of the week 'Yucky Worms' and even wrote our own facts about them! Did you know that worms have 10 hearts?! https://t.co/7ynsS3Tjnx

11/05/18

Retweetd From SF Said

Thank YOU so much! It was a total pleasure to meet your brilliant young readers & writers, and to see such enthusiasm for reading & books - the teachers at HPA are clearly doing a fantastic job!

10/05/18

Our fantastic fitness team! Don’t forget to bring your PE kits next Thursday. Catch Miss Nelson in the playground if you’re interested in joining! https://t.co/0txRTjTEJn

10/05/18

Thanks so much to the inspirational - what a fantastic afternoon! HPAPL are now influenced more than ever to become fabulous readers and writers. https://t.co/11acGycAPj

10/05/18

Madrid Class was so excited to find that our butterflies came out over the weekend! The children have really enjoyed watching them transform over the past few weeks. https://t.co/TTsVZmsu9w

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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.  

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