Wow, what an incredibly energising morning at when we had a visit from the sensational triple jumper! We couldn't believe how high and far he could jump! Not to be left out, some of the teachers showed off their skills too...


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Thank you for inviting us to share the wonderful history of Yoruba Queen Bilikisu Sungbo to your reception students with Mark Simpson reading his book 'The Great & Mighty Wall' Love the response from the students.


2/2: Parents, if you want to share your culture with us, we would love to have you come in too!


Thread 1/2: Reception loved having Zariya's parents from in to teach us about Black History Month! We thought about where we are from and read 'The Great and Mighty Wall', what a wonderful experience! Thank you so much Zizi-mama and Zizi-papa!


Reception have painted designs ahead of a special holiday... take a look! Find out more next half term!


is Wednesday and Thursday this week, if you haven't already booked your slot - get booking! Link below...


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I adored visiting your school, it felt like the perfect oasis of joy & happiness for to learn. Thanks to all the teachers for being their guardian angels❤️


2/2 - "I agree that education is the passport to life." - "She made her talk feel real!" - "I like how Floella brought my emotions out. She gives an amazing, inspiring speech." - "Her acting was thrilling!" Come see us again soon !


Thread: 1/2: Happy Monday everyone! To start the week off on a positive note (despite the rain) here's some amazing feedback our pupils had following the inspirational visit from last week! As Floella would say herself, "Keep Smiling!"...


You can book your time slot for here if you haven't already done so: We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy next week.


Barcelona Class are at a workshop today at our local library. Thanks to for leading the informative session!


We are delighted to have been awarded the 2018-2019 Ruth Miskin Training Badge Accreditation . The badge recognises our work to raise standards in reading and writing and that we support our most vulnerable readers with extra one-to-one teaching every day.


Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the inspirational talk given by this afternoon. Thank you!! ❤️


Baroness Floella Benjamin has arrived!! - we’re already smiling and happy! 😃


As part of and our ongoing visits we are delighted to welcome to the Academy this morning. Baroness Benjamin will speak about her life and career as a writer and specifically about her book 'Coming To England'!


Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane have arrived and are enjoying the Annual Conference.


Barcelona enjoying their minibeast hunt this week! I wonder what they found...?!


Year 3 went to the Tate Modern to look at works from European painters linked to their topic on Europe. They had a go at sketching a painting by Piccasso too! They used their bodies to spell out...well, see if you can guess from our pictures...


Please remember that tomorrow is an INSET day while staff attend the Annual Harris Federation Conference. Children should not come to the academy tomorrow morning.

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Physical Education

At Harris Academy Philip Lane we believe Physical Education and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. As well as the obvious health benefits in PE,  our children also learn to develop the qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement. It also supports our strong commitment to arts education through the teaching of dance which is taught to all children.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to double the sports premium this year providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in delivering high quality PE lessons for everyone and we now have two specialist PE teachers to support this. Jhon Sarmiento will be focusing on the early years and year 1 children, with myself leading year 2 through to year 6. This means that all our children from Early Years up to Year 6 will have their curriculum delivered by Specialist PE teachers which will enable our children to make the greatest progress at a “skill hungry” time in their physical development. Fundamental to their development is the delivery of the skill cornerstones of agility, balance, and co-ordination in  Key Stage 1.

In Key Stage 2 these skills are further developed through a varied curriculum of sport specific activity. We believe our Sports Premium investment is the best way to positively impact our children’s physical development and learning. Our investment is the best way to ensure a legacy of high quality PE and sport exists here at Philip Lane. In addition to this we now have more opportunities for competitive sport and clubs for all our children. We have introduced a KS1 Ballet club after school, as well as Archery and gymnastic clubs for KS2. With more and more clubs being added each half term. Our year 5 and 6 children have also been entered into the Haringey Primary Premier League, where they will have the opportunity to play at the fantastic facilities of New River Sports Centre every month. The children at Philip Lane thoroughly enjoy the competitions and have so far had the opportunity to take part in cross country, football, netball, table tennis and tag rugby. Here at Philip Lane we have also introduced a half termly sporting newsletter to provide the children and parents of Philip Lane updates on their children’s sporting success and achievements.

We are committed to developing strong, safe swimmers at the academy and by our current cohort of Year 6 children have achieved the following level of compentancy:

65% of the children can swim over a distance of at least 25 meters. The remaining 35% have achieved the following: 

Enter and exit the water safely. 

Understanding of pool rules. 

Move from a flat position on the back and return to standing.

Move from a flat position on the front and return to standing.

Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.

Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.


Our investment in specialist PE teachers ensures:

1. The HPAPL high quality Physical Education curriculum to ensure pupils are at (with a high proportion above) age-related expectations via:

  • The Physical Education curriculum is delivered by specialist teachers to all children who ensure all children have access to high quality PE.
  • All children at Philip Lane (Reception to Year 6) are now physically assessed in PE.
  • The specialist teachers are regularly observed by senior management as part of the school’s quality assurance.
  • Development and delivery of the Sport Leader Playground programme to year 6.
  • Two inset training sessions this year delivered to all Lunchtime Supervisors.
  • Half termly monitoring and reporting on playground issues.
  • Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations.

2. An increase in extra-curricular and competitive sports opportunities via:

  • A range of after school sports clubs from years 1-6.
  • Haringey school sports partnership competitions including cross country, football, basketball, netball, table tennis, tag rugby, gymnastics, tennis, athletics and many more.
  • A competitive calendar of football fixtures.
  • Competing in the annual Harris Federation Athletics Competition at Crystal Palace.
  • The delivery of the annual individual sports days for KS1 and KS2.

3. Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise via:

  • Development and delivery of the Sport Leader Playground programme to year 6 students
  • The purchase of new playground equipment such as the Climbing Frame.


Jade Nelson

PE Co-ordinator