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20/04/18

Won 4, lost 0. What a triumph for these sun creamed boys! https://t.co/tyJbkJQ81U

20/04/18

Our art exhibition was a success! Sculptures and clay work now decorate our academy. The children were extremely proud of their achievements. https://t.co/6tg9UutxIo

20/04/18

Our World War Two evacuees - gas boxes at the ready. https://t.co/IaiU0xkjKW

20/04/18

Some WW2 Anderson Shelters have arrived at HPAPL - don’t they look real! The children used moss, flowers and shrubs to complete the look. https://t.co/c7gFqWDO4U

20/04/18

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EYFS Class Teacher required at https://t.co/xXS1G6hJ3X

18/04/18

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We're looking for and Teachers . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/dACVZGbmSi https://t.co/SEkvdf808d

18/04/18

We've had two new GEO-orgeous additions to our KS1 can KS2 playgrounds. Will you spot them this week? Join in our Geography playground competition - more information in this week's news letter! https://t.co/U0y52WzOSK

17/04/18

Valencia's - Spring has sprung! https://t.co/viUoVxbj6R

16/04/18

Another very busy term ahead for us here at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. If you'd like to know what's coming up, check out our website diary here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

16/04/18

On Friday 20th April at 3pm we will be displaying the art work Years 1 - 5 did during Art Week last term. We hope you can make it and for those of you that can't, don't worry - we'll tweet some pictures of the displays!

16/04/18

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great Easter break. We are delighted to be back! We'd love to hear what you got up to over the break and if you have any pictures of exciting activities you got up to we'd love to see them!

29/03/18

We hope all our pupils enjoy a well-deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018.

29/03/18

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A big welcome to from . Hope u enjoy the service and don't forget about our free learning resources and webinars to help you get started! Happy !

27/03/18

Hi Carole, yes they are keeping it up and are loving it! There is a big red sport relief box in the office and any donations you would like to make can go in there. We will be sending off the donations on Thursday. Thank you all for your support! https://t.co/Vsnvibs4F8

27/03/18

Great question Carole, we’ll get back to you with an update ASAP!

27/03/18

What do you think of our song/dance? The children really enjoyed learning it. What a great way to get moving first thing in the morning! https://t.co/39qzfPKfYx

26/03/18

HPAPL Choir did a wonderful job singing and spending time with residents at Protheroe House, Tottenham. ‘Groovy Grandma’ was the favourite song with the children and with the elderly audience! https://t.co/Z9rGnV9rWG

26/03/18

Wednesday 28th March 2018, 3pm - 3.45pm: HOME LEARNING EXHIBITION Come and see some of the fantastic work the children have been doing at home. It'll blow you away!

22/03/18

The children really enjoyed a taste of Germany today for lunch! https://t.co/lGJjI1PyzD

21/03/18

Madrid class have kicked off their one mile a day challenge! The children had big smiles on their faces for their first run of the week https://t.co/PVd5ZHkoWy

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Computing, Information & Technology

ICT is a key tool to enhance teaching, learning and progress at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. Here we embrace the opportunities technology gives us to engage our pupils across all the subject areas at each phase.

All our classes have Interactive Whiteboards, giving opportunities for bringing difficult concepts to life using visual and audio aids. Our Computing Suite enables the teaching of specific skills needed in our technology-rich world. Pupils also have access to iPads and tablets in class to embed their learning further.

At Philip Lane, we follow the National Curriculum for Computing, delivering a high-quality computing education to create active participants in a digital world. Informed by developments in ICT and best practice nationally,  we teach pupils to use their computational and creative thinking to solve problems; to use ICT to communicate effectively and to become digitally literate, preparing them for their future place in the twenty-first-century workplace.  

The computing curriculum covers four main strands:

  • Computer Science (Coding)

Children are taught to create, debug and follow simple algorithms; to understand inputs and outputs; to understand computer networks, including the internet.

  • Information Technology

Children are taught to use appropriate word processing software to create, store, retrieve and manipulate digital content.

  • Digital Literacy

Children are taught to instinctively apply their digital skills to a range of technology, recognising the common uses of technology both inside and outside school.

  • E-safety

Children are taught how to be responsible, safe users of technology. They are taught to recognise and report unsafe practices and to understand how to keep private information safe online. 

How can you help your child at home?

As with all subjects, the more practice your child has with using technology, the more accomplished they will become.  You could:

  • Sign up to your local library, where there a computer banks which your child can use free of charge
  • With your child, use the internet to research your child’s interests, discussing how to carry out an effective and safe search.
  • Download ‘scratch’ from https://scratch.mit.edu/ - free coding software suitable for years 5 and 6.
  • Download free iPad apps such as ‘hopscotch’ to help your child code. 
  • Log on to Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing for hundreds of free computing ideas.  You can make your own algorithms, learn about cryptography, and watch videos about how the internet works and ancient computing. 

E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. At HPAPL we have security measures in place, which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. Our staff receive training and this is regularly updated. 

E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

For further information, please speak to a class teacher or alternatively our Computing Coordinator can be contacted via the main office. They will be happy to arrange an appointment for a more detailed conversation, support or guidance.

Here are some links to websites that are very practical and informative too:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 visit the parent / carer section

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety click on ‘Online Safety for Parents’

http://www.childnet.com/ visit the parent / carer section

 

Emma Penzer

Principal