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21/01/20

We loved it, thank you for coming 😀

21/01/20

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Hello! Thanks for welcoming us into your school. We hope the assembly is fun and informative and helps your students stay safe.

20/01/20

Abuse is not okay! 👎 https://t.co/CrHfwsxVH6

20/01/20

Today we had a visit from the NSPCC 👍 https://t.co/JjeoZK2BSe

15/01/20

Year 1 at the fairground! 🎪 Their first xylophone lesson and what good rhythm. 🎵 🎶 🥁 https://t.co/AsxoCnqKDg

17/12/19

What an amazing strings concert to keep us in the Christmas spirit!🎻🎄 https://t.co/jfgWzSd9tF

17/12/19

Our incredible choir are spreading good cheer at Protheroe House this morning with their beautiful voices https://t.co/WrpSZiC5LL

13/12/19

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World Class performance by the World Class Students led by a World Class Leader. Congratulations! https://t.co/d6UqykGc2U

13/12/19

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To be world class pupils must compete. In 2019 the student who stood out above ALL competition was our very own Samuel. WHAT AN ANAXING ACHIEVEMENT https://t.co/3xUnrE6CJ3

13/12/19

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HPAC playing at the World Class Ceremony 2019 at the Cambridge University . https://t.co/ylQuKk6sfI

13/12/19

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Well deserved - congratulations to everyone https://t.co/mpvlLHRmdc

13/12/19

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So proud of our Harris family joining us AT WORLD CLASS SCHOOLS Harris Morden and Hartis Beckenham https://t.co/EMbuFdxBSN

13/12/19

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Harris Academy Coleraine Park is NOW WORLD CLASS! 2019 such a prestigious award. Extremely proud! https://t.co/KOg6HRE130

13/12/19

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CONGRATULATIONS! Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park recognised as a World Class School in 2019 by the Cambridge University . https://t.co/SohDhphnwu

13/12/19

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HPACP, World Class School , well deserved title awarded by the Cambridge University . https://t.co/M1vFyBeo2g

13/12/19

Creating awe and wonder; Silent Night - in beautiful 2-part harmony. https://t.co/oEp0S71nfE

13/12/19

Another beautiful solo - verse 2 “We Three Kings” well done for being so brave and stepping out of your comfort zone. https://t.co/FHE01QKPGb

13/12/19

Stunning solo singing of Verse 1 by Hazel ‘We Three Kings’ https://t.co/3FJD7RWmMQ

13/12/19

Building cultural capital as our Y4,5,6 sing by heart the verses of Britain’s most traditional carols https://t.co/TQEYXzlp3q

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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