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20/11/19

Good morning☀️ Just a reminder that tomorrow is School Picture Day!📸 So do not forget to dress smart, smile and enjoy😀

20/11/19

Looking great😀

19/11/19

Goof afternoon everyone 😀 Year 3 are putting their finishing touches to their Hieroglyphs by adding coffee to stain the paper. We had fun deciphering everyone’s name at the end of the lesson. https://t.co/N0RlinRgrr

18/11/19

Happy Monday Everyone😀 The latest amazing creation from award-winning Hayley Tarr! Getting ready for our productions! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... 🎄 https://t.co/8rjAnO1GWN

14/11/19

No, Thank you!😀

14/11/19

Retweetd From Love School Meals ⭐️

Thank you for having us! 😃 https://t.co/FMCk7v93bg

13/11/19

Year 2 and 6 enjoyed their global flavours workshop today with https://t.co/weXXfAt0nP

13/11/19

Well Done to all the children that took part in the Twelfth Night performance today! Great Job! https://t.co/Lv34Cv2rXr

11/11/19

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We spend today remembering those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace. Poppy's are still available to purchase at the front reception! https://t.co/zNQuSijHkF

11/11/19

What a great buzz this afternoon for parents evening! https://t.co/lYvskvz6Qv

11/11/19

We spend today remembering those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace. Poppy's are still available to purchase at the front reception! https://t.co/zNQuSijHkF

08/11/19

And they’ve landed! 👩🏾‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀Your journey starts here... ☄️#InternationalSpaceCentre https://t.co/oU1KBbok28

08/11/19

Year 5 have arrived at the - future astronauts?! We hope so 🤞🏼 https://t.co/KDSylO4d3G

07/11/19

And they’re ready. Philip Lane and Coleraine are about to begin the tag rugby tournament. https://t.co/zkduDVE9lh

06/11/19

In two weeks time we will be waving our Yr6 children off as they head to the amazing Treginnis Farm in Wales. This is an amazing opportunity and the children are in for a fantastic time. We only have 6 spaces left - please hurry to reserve yours!

06/11/19

IT IS POPPY WEEK! Purchase your poppy's at the front reception to show your support!

06/11/19

Morning everyone 4 Lewis has been composing poetry inspired by the Magic box by Kit Wright. Such great alliteration! The class loved creating their own poems and performing for the rest of the class!

05/11/19

Do not forget it is Poppy week here at Harris Philip Lane. We would like to encourage parents to show their support by buying a Poppy from the front reception.

05/11/19

Announcement: Due to a Year 5 trip on Friday the school performance of Twelfth Night will have to be reorganised. Please keep your eye on the newsletter for the rescheduled date.

04/11/19

Our tag rugby team are practising hard for their competition on Thursday! Good luck!! 🥇 https://t.co/i2R37whunZ

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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