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14/12/18

And by Reception, of course we meant Year 1...🤪 https://t.co/ZA1pK9pjSb

14/12/18

Well spotted Carole! You're right!

13/12/18

We think they’re amazing! What do you think? Who’s coming tomorrow? https://t.co/o8mRmPTerM

13/12/18

Reception were in fine voice this morning! https://t.co/9b2Rr1u20w

13/12/18

It's beginning to look a lot like at HPAPL! https://t.co/hxLGUUNDiL

12/12/18

Attention . We would love to get your feedback on how you are using our online learning journal Tapestry. Please complete this short survey at https://t.co/vKOq7pBegc We thank you very much in advance!

12/12/18

Ms Fauzia is teaching some of the WRAPZ kids how to knit using pencils! Maybe a scarf for Christmas? https://t.co/1Lm1vS2Ip6

11/12/18

Reception and Nursery had a fantastic time watching the yesterday! Thank you very much for a brilliant performance! https://t.co/gdkyVtHOX3

10/12/18

HPAPL News Edition 12; https://t.co/GOaaADFLA4

05/12/18

A surprise visitor turned up in Castille class yesterday! I wonder where Fred will be today... https://t.co/MYxT3DJNuG

03/12/18

Last week, Year 3 had a fabulous day out at Bruce castle. They got to explore the castle and the lovely portraits of Georgian Britain. They also attended a workshop to explore real stone age tools from Prehistoric Britain. https://t.co/09KVtrgzVT

30/11/18

FOPL Christmas Fair https://t.co/bTJg3Cf2ok

30/11/18

Retweetd From Adrienne Crossley

Well done HPAPL choir and Miss Hastings! Lovely concert!

29/11/18

Castille have planted a maple tree in our KS1 garden area as part of the initiative. We talked about what trees need to grow and will continue to nurture it in the future https://t.co/G1wGKd2XYr

29/11/18

Our catering company hvea asked our parents/carers to complete the survey in the following link by 7th December. The survey should be completed with your child/children and should take no more than 10 mins: https://t.co/XeQEPcFMPR

29/11/18

Wow – what a talented bunch of musicians. We heard from Year 4 and the Year 5 and 6 cello and violin continuers yesterday. They’ve worked so hard and sounded fantastic. Thank you Thomas, Laura and Sarah, our fantastic Haringey teachers! https://t.co/20mnnCmXpH

28/11/18

HPAPL Choir did us proud last night at the Young Supporters Concert. A great evening for a great cause! Well done all 38 of our choir! https://t.co/iyzRbuzHKo

28/11/18

Even the babies get fed at breakfast club. Sushi anyone?! https://t.co/V7gJIr6pXA

28/11/18

breakfast club are getting in the festive spirit early with some decoration making! https://t.co/sz2XbyvcvL

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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