Literacy - Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane

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18/07/18

News regarding nursery and reception children for September 2018: The start day for our nursery and reception children will be 10th September 2018.

18/07/18

More from the VERY grown up nursery picnic this morning! https://t.co/M2SiHXgQSU

18/07/18

Nursery celebrating the end of the academic year with a a VERY grown up picnic in the park. https://t.co/BLwO65vZSy

18/07/18

More from the tug of war! https://t.co/xCXcs2Fkff

18/07/18

Some more pictures from our on Monday. The staff are very proud that they managed to win the tug of war :) Plus, what a fantastic effort from our parents in the Parent's Race! https://t.co/45xnrx3fqz

18/07/18

How much fun does this look? Year 6’s Lip Sync Battle was a huge hit yesterday! The show was directed entirely by the children, who picked their own songs to perform and choreographed their routines independently. One word sums it up - WOW! https://t.co/TnVMgyIO9z

17/07/18

Last football tournament of the year! Are Year 5 ready to take on the challenge?! https://t.co/eNO6qh0xgu

17/07/18

We had a brilliant day yesterday at here's some highlights from the activities. 1of 2. https://t.co/zkht2MZ29a

17/07/18

HPAPL End of year letter: https://t.co/Bik5mTn71F Children will bring a coy of this letter home with them this evening.

16/07/18

And here's the winning team! https://t.co/VhFMWK4BOS

16/07/18

Year 3 had fantastic fun with their end of topic maths challenge last week https://t.co/jQxVDwYTLt

10/07/18

What amazing music makers we have at HPAPL! Here’s just a taster of all our end of term concerts. Well done to the children who have performed and thanks to all the fantastic music teachers. Thanks too to all the parents for supporting your children’s music making! https://t.co/EF3HVeAamk

06/07/18

We hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather! We’ve had another busy week at HPAPL, you can find out all about it here: https://t.co/UlpmBbFEuy

05/07/18

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New Yr7 admissions this evening at PV at 4:15-6pm.Looking forward to seeing you all there!

03/07/18

Short inspection of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane by Ofsted. Read the report here: https://t.co/GFFBjmDHX9

02/07/18

An announcement regarding our recent one day Ofsted inspection: https://t.co/tWOuTPhjAv

02/07/18

Thanks so much to FOPL for the fantastic BBQ they held on Friday afternoon. The atmosphere was just right and the weather helped too. We agree with - it's getting better every year! https://t.co/n6GbygIp2n

28/06/18

Never a dull day at HPAPL. Here's Valencia class demonstrating forces in action https://t.co/x5fDonLMVv

25/06/18

Haringey council are running a FREE crash course on in July for any Year 6 pupils that are interested! It will run by their swimming instructors at Tottenham green with small groups. Details in the image below! https://t.co/ElnRipHAjO

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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