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23/04/19

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break? We are back and in full swing at today and excited to begin the summer term! We've got some great things happening between now and July!

05/04/19

What a term! Have a wonderful, relaxing Easter break and we'll see you all again on Tuesday 23rd April. Until then, enjoy the final newsletter of spring term: https://t.co/yfrgEqFt5t

04/04/19

As you know, HPAPL is currently Marathon Mad! And today, Felix in year 2 did two laps of the park in 9 mins and 18 secs - that's as quick as our Year 4, 5 and 6 children. Well done Felix! And well done Year 2! https://t.co/tF1tyytann

03/04/19

WOW! Look at this! Take a step back in time in the Year 3 corridor and visit Ancient Egypt. Some great pieces created in their art lessons this half term. https://t.co/bX9Qjq0tD1

02/04/19

HPAPL goes Marathon Mad! Here are some of our Year 1's doing two laps of the park in support of Mr French who will run the - Miss Nelson is putting them through their paces! https://t.co/mx2RShX7ft

02/04/19

How fab does our new display look? It even includes an ACTUAL laptop! https://t.co/ijSUfHm4bz

02/04/19

Year 3 visited the last week to learn about the ancient Egyptians. They enjoyed looking at the amazing artefacts and displays on ancient Egypt. The children had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. https://t.co/E1t4eU9VhI

02/04/19

Castille took advantage of a beautiful afternoon after their run by listening to some stories with Clara's mummy in the playground! We particularly enjoyed 'Oh No, George'! If you want to come and read to us, please let the Reception teachers know! https://t.co/WlrVw6ul9C

01/04/19

On Friday Benidorm class put in a fantastic effort in our PE lesson ahead of this week’s run to support Mr French’s marathon! We warmed up and ran around the playground with a great pace! Well done Benidorm! https://t.co/3ctW7OBDCZ

01/04/19

Last week, Year 3 went to the and had a wonderful day. You can read all about their adventures in our weekly Newsletter on Friday! https://t.co/HWpHMimzzd

01/04/19

Mr French has been working hard in preparation for his marathon. He did 8 miles yesterday! Well done Mr French - if you'd like to Sind out why he's running and support him, click the link below! https://t.co/Q4rkdlq3HK

01/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisColerainePark

Great basketball friendly between two fantastic schools. https://t.co/F3KfX40t2f

29/03/19

Here we are at the end of the penultimate week of our Spring term. How time flies when you are having fun! https://t.co/EhtGptEya7

29/03/19

Yr4 Cadiz are putting the finishing touches to their Charlie and the chocolate factory inspired candy land! https://t.co/eouAuJWeE5

27/03/19

Our Reception Reading & Writing Workshop was rammed this morning! Thank you so much to parents and carers who came! We hope it was helpful and that the resources come in useful at home too. Read the weekly newsletter for information about forthcoming workshops. https://t.co/aTbrIBCC0u

26/03/19

Parents Evening 1 is in full swing! https://t.co/nNNhvbRvYg

25/03/19

Last week we were delighted to host Haringey 'Training Strings' at the academy, also hosting other local primary schools! What fabulous performances from everyone! There were solos, improvisation and Ben and Tyra played a beautiful duet. https://t.co/cKXFEgWL8h

22/03/19

Wow! How lucky were we to have the fantastic writer, Jim Smith, with us today? Check out our newsletter for full details! https://t.co/3qDgV5Lxvl

22/03/19

Retweetd From Cat_Mathletics

How lovely to see featuring on your school newsletter. I know had a great time launching it with you and I've had some great questions from your teachers already. Who will be the first class to make it onto our

22/03/19

Scientists, authors, maths! Oh my! Another busy week here at HPAPL. Read all about it here: https://t.co/OjMLJiykbe

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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