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15/06/19

Such a buzz of excitement for children and parents to see their hard work so professionally displayed! https://t.co/kreHV2cnrc

15/06/19

Our phenomenal art teacher Ms Tarr. Her vision, passion, hard work, resourcefulness, leadership and sheer energy made this so spectacular! We love Ms Tarr! https://t.co/E9oI28b0pG

15/06/19

A joyful occasion. Thank you to parents and families who made this event worthwhile. Would have been pointless without you! Great to see you! https://t.co/1eUG8x4ubM

15/06/19

Superstars of year 6 showing what amazing musicians they are. Impressive. https://t.co/IzmaLO4zDA

15/06/19

Getting the exhibition ready. Amazing art work. Beautifully displayed. High expectations never fail when you have such a talented team https://t.co/AFTknsC2xy

15/06/19

LONG LIVE THE ARTS - the prelim to our amazing art exhibition. Such talented fellas; so proud https://t.co/XYf17XNzET

14/06/19

Here's all the news from this week: https://t.co/tvKYMlZnwY

13/06/19

Happy Birthday to our WONDERFUL AnaMaria! Why not wish AnaMaria a "Happy Birthday" if you're speaking to her at reception today!🎂💫 https://t.co/4w9uEPQtwx

13/06/19

THANKS A MILLION MS NELSON! The children made a special banner to thank Ms Nelson for her time and effort preparing the children for Harris Federation Sports Day! Our athletes were outstanding and our supporters excelled themselves on the day. https://t.co/SAGvtBC6q8

13/06/19

It was lovely to see them so confident and already building friendships with their peers!Reminder - our next parent induction will be next Wednesday 19th June at 2pm! 2/2 https://t.co/y5pprkDT8F

13/06/19

Thank you to all parents who attended our 2nd induction session today focused on supporting pupils with phonics. Mr Kelman ran a fantastic interactive session for the parents of our future Reception pupils, whilst the children really enjoyed exploring their future classrooms! 1/2 https://t.co/rEdCu3rFlx

13/06/19

Wow! Madrid Class's assembly on the Moon and space was truly out of this world🤦🏽‍♂️ Well done Madrid Class! https://t.co/R7J7jn23Ai

11/06/19

Our fabulous Dale Chihuly inspired chandeliers are now on display in our hall. Come and take a closer look on Friday at 3:45pm when the doors open for our Philip Lane Art Exhibition. https://t.co/UKoYC5WvM0

06/06/19

Sneak Peak: Don't forget to bring your £1 for Bruce Brownies tomorrow! If we run out, you can place orders for next week! https://t.co/d8A6SH1mAJ

06/06/19

Our fantastic athletes will be back at the academy at 5.10pm.

06/06/19

All Y4,5 & 6 spectators/supporters have returned to Philip Lane from Sports Day now and are ready for collection! The Athletes will return later.

06/06/19

Nursery were lucky enough to have Eleyna’s mum Reading a story to our nursery children this afternoon! If you'd like to read to our EYFS children, please speak to the class teacher! https://t.co/5pQEJfGt5B

06/06/19

WOW. Our Athletes performed magnificently today at Crystal Palace for - for all the latest details and updates see our newsletter tomorrow but here's a taster... https://t.co/wq5ckancVC

06/06/19

Benidorm Class has really taken to our new topic ‘The Next Step’ and our Travel Agents is busy with customers and tour operators! It has been so lovely to see the children engaged in their learning and playing collaboratively! Well done Benidorm Class, you are ready for Year 1! https://t.co/EpCsbLUu9P

06/06/19

And we’re ready! Year 4 relay - let’s heat up this place! 🔥 🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/0OYPbRKnMp

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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