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20/04/18

Won 4, lost 0. What a triumph for these sun creamed boys! https://t.co/tyJbkJQ81U

20/04/18

Our art exhibition was a success! Sculptures and clay work now decorate our academy. The children were extremely proud of their achievements. https://t.co/6tg9UutxIo

20/04/18

Our World War Two evacuees - gas boxes at the ready. https://t.co/IaiU0xkjKW

20/04/18

Some WW2 Anderson Shelters have arrived at HPAPL - don’t they look real! The children used moss, flowers and shrubs to complete the look. https://t.co/c7gFqWDO4U

20/04/18

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EYFS Class Teacher required at https://t.co/xXS1G6hJ3X

18/04/18

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We're looking for and Teachers . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/dACVZGbmSi https://t.co/SEkvdf808d

18/04/18

We've had two new GEO-orgeous additions to our KS1 can KS2 playgrounds. Will you spot them this week? Join in our Geography playground competition - more information in this week's news letter! https://t.co/U0y52WzOSK

17/04/18

Valencia's - Spring has sprung! https://t.co/viUoVxbj6R

16/04/18

Another very busy term ahead for us here at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. If you'd like to know what's coming up, check out our website diary here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

16/04/18

On Friday 20th April at 3pm we will be displaying the art work Years 1 - 5 did during Art Week last term. We hope you can make it and for those of you that can't, don't worry - we'll tweet some pictures of the displays!

16/04/18

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are delighted to be back! We'd love to hear what you got up to over the break and if you have any pictures of exciting activities you got up to we'd love to see them!

29/03/18

We hope all our pupils enjoy a well-deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018.

29/03/18

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A big welcome to from . Hope u enjoy the service and don't forget about our free learning resources and webinars to help you get started! Happy !

27/03/18

Hi Carole, yes they are keeping it up and are loving it! There is a big red sport relief box in the office and any donations you would like to make can go in there. We will be sending off the donations on Thursday. Thank you all for your support! https://t.co/Vsnvibs4F8

27/03/18

Great question Carole, we’ll get back to you with an update ASAP!

27/03/18

What do you think of our song/dance? The children really enjoyed learning it. What a great way to get moving first thing in the morning! https://t.co/39qzfPKfYx

26/03/18

HPAPL Choir did a wonderful job singing and spending time with residents at Protheroe House, Tottenham. ‘Groovy Grandma’ was the favourite song with the children and with the elderly audience! https://t.co/Z9rGnV9rWG

26/03/18

Wednesday 28th March 2018, 3pm - 3.45pm: HOME LEARNING EXHIBITION Come and see some of the fantastic work the children have been doing at home. It'll blow you away!

22/03/18

The children really enjoyed a taste of Germany today for lunch! https://t.co/lGJjI1PyzD

21/03/18

Madrid class have kicked off their one mile a day challenge! The children had big smiles on their faces for their first run of the week https://t.co/PVd5ZHkoWy

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.

Literacy

The specialism at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane is Literacy.  We chose this as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively is extremely important.

There are often Literacy events throughout the year. Some of these involve the whole academy, getting everyone reading and writing together to create an exciting event for all children and staff. This provides an exciting learning opportunity for teachers and pupils. Our pupils also visit the local public library in Tottenham at planned times during the year.

All our children have daily Literacy lessons. This includes reading, writing, spelling and grammar teaching. There are daily opportunities to practice and enjoy reading at Philip Lane including in our structured reading  lessons (when all children read independently, as a group or with the teacher every day). Reading occurs at other times of the day too  e.g. we  strongly promote reading and writing across the curriculum so children have a sense of  purpose and can apply their learning. 

We actively encourage our parents as partners in their child's learning and our approach to home reading is central to this. Our aim is to make sure all children can read fluently by the time they leave Year 2. Currently we use Read, Write Inc. which is an  apporach to Literacy teaching  in Reception and Year 1 underpinned by  daily, discrete phonics lessons. In the nursery  the children have a daily small group phonics session. At this stage, children are  tuning into sounds to develop thier phonological awareness. In this context, sessions are play based, often games with emphasis on hearing and saying. We use the Letters and Sounds Programme (Department of Educaton) to underpin planning for this provision in Nursery.

We  teach all our children to become effective communicators, working with them on their speaking skills in a range of contexts so that they can express themselves with clarity and confidence. Our staff value the importance of speech and language development and are supported to articulate clearly with close attention to accurate grammar and pronounciation in speech  at all times of the school day.

We take great pride in presentation and see handwriting as a vital component of literacy. Our aim is for all pupils to have developed an automatic, joined style by the time they enter Key Stage 2.

At HPAPL grammar teaching is a core element of our Literacy curriculum. There is a range of compelling evidence to support the teaching of modern grammar for writing, recently summarised in a report by The Exeter Grammar for Writing Project, December 2010.  The characteristics of spoken language are very different from written language. Writing needs to be more concise and explicit, whereas spoken language often relies on context, facial expression, intonation and pause and gesture to convey meaning and create effect. As part of grammar study, it is important that children learn the conventions of Standard English so that they can adopt an appropriate level of formality in their writing appropriate to audience and purpose.

Our website calendar regularly publishes dates for  parent and  family workshops that are  designed to enable support at home.

 

Simone Durrant