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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.

Homework

We aim to foster a positive attitude towards homework and help to set good habits for Secondary School. We send out homework that is of interest to the children and matched to their ability and the aim is that the children enjoy doing it. We ask that parents and carers support their child with any homework given and let us know if their child’s homework is causing any issues at home.

We have homework clubs after school, in which children can enrol in order to complete homework in school with adult support.

In addition to formal homework, we set Home Learning Projects for children to complete with their families at the start of a topic. These projects are designed to follow children’s interests and to use their creative skills. The children bring their projects to school at the start of each half term and they are displayed in school.

Home Learning Expectations

Below are the home learning expectations for Key Stage and 1 and 2 children at the academy. I hope this provides you with a clear overview. If you have any comments or suggestions, please do feed them back to us. We do listen to parents and act upon feedback.

Thank you for your support.

Mathematics and English Homework 

Children are set mathematics and English homework weekly. The work is given out on Friday and must be brought back for marking on Wednesday. This work is linked to the work that has been taught during the week.

Reading –

for children following the Read Write Inc. Programme

Each Friday your child will bring home a Read Write Inc book directly linked to the level of reading and writing your child is doing in phonics. Your child will not have read this book at school. Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school every Friday so the book can be changed.

 

Your child will also bring home a book from the library. This will be a book they have chosen out of pure interest. It may be a non-fiction or a fiction book. Please read this book together with your child. Each class is allocated a time slot to use the library every week. Ask your child’s teacher for your child’s library time so that you make sure your child has their book bag in school on this day.

 

Your child should have a purple home reading diary. Please help your child to complete a page in the diary linked to either book. The class teacher will read the completed page and sign the diary every Friday.

Reading –

Accelerated Reader

 

Children read books that are linked to their current level of reading through Accelerated Reader. All children have a lesson in school every week, where they can read their books and log onto the website to complete an online comprehension test. They can also use that session or lunchtime any day to change their reading book. At home, children should continue to read their book. They need to bring their book in to school when they do their test as they will need to refer to it when answering the questions. Children should be reading daily at home for a minimum of 20 minutes. Teachers and senior managers use the individual data from Accelerated Reader to monitor reading progress.

Spellings

The spelling list is given out each Monday. Children in KS1 have 10 words to learn each week, while children in KS2 have up to 20 words to learn. The test happens the following Monday. The marked test will be in your child’s book bag for you to review.

Handwriting

We aim to ensure the ease of joining, so that our fluency and presentation of our writing improves. Each Friday your child will bring home a handwriting task linked to what has been taught. The task will need to be returned on a Tuesday, enabling teachers to read the work and provide feedback

Home Learning Projects

 

We continue with the class home learning projects. Many children produce spectacular sculptures and informative pieces of writing linked to their topics. We thank you for your support and value your input.

Timetables

Your child needs to know all their times tables (up to the 12 times table) by the end of Year 4. In Years 5 and 6 they will be moving onto much more complicated concepts, such as multiplying and dividing using four-digit numbers, plus problem-solving involving fractions and percentages. It is therefore vital that they enter Year 5 really confident in all their times tables.

 

Below is the order we teach the times tables at the academy.

 x10  x5  x2  x4  x8  x3  x6  x9  x7

Alongside learning their times tables, it is vital that children learn the division facts for each times table (for example: division facts for the 3 x table are: 6 ÷ 3 = 2, 9 ÷ 3 = 3, 12 ÷ 4 = 3).

Additional homework

The academy provides revision guides for the children in Year 2 and Year 6 to help them prepare for their end of Key Stage statutory assessments. Each week the class teacher sets homework from this guide for your child to complete. We ask that parents monitor this homework. We need to see the revision guides each Friday in their book bags.