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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.

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