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04/08/20

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The COVID-19 testing centre will be at Burgess Park tomorrow (Wednesday 5 August) and Saturday 8 August. If you have coronavirus symptoms you can request a test via the NHS website https://t.co/7RuQI6qPIQ https://t.co/4PeGfldnaQ

04/08/20

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Just popping in? Pick up a mystery book bag, hand-picked by the libraries team and ready to go. You can now visit Check our revised opening hours here https://t.co/cK62FrIsKv https://t.co/G2kcRDlgCl

04/08/20

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Football legend came back to Peckham today to support our campaign. Find out how to get involved at https://t.co/yWcz9aaYxf Survey closes soon! https://t.co/B6V4hadUEm

31/07/20

Eid Mubarak to all of our friends & families this weekend https://t.co/WjxIqfZv4x

31/07/20

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Temperatures are expected to peak in the low thirties Celsius today - If you're planning on taking advantage of the weather please remember social distancing, stay hydrated, don't forget sun lotion and treat our parks and green spaces with respect https://t.co/lFnorJWNVw

21/07/20

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Time for the staff to say goodbye to eachother What a team! Now rest ❤️ https://t.co/g9jtowoqgU

21/07/20

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👋🏻 different but special goodby to Year 6 2020 👋🏻 https://t.co/xcuiCQF56Z

21/07/20

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Year 6 leavers! Dance off https://t.co/j2Ip8Zc3jN

21/07/20

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Year 6 leavers party! https://t.co/I4F86aN1Ni

21/07/20

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Breaking... Teachers are to receive a 3.1 per cent pay rise following their 'vital contribution' during the coronavirus outbreak, the chancellor will say today https://t.co/at78ca5jNP

21/07/20

Time for the staff to say goodbye to eachother What a team! Now rest ❤️ https://t.co/g9jtowoqgU

16/07/20

Peckham Primaries' Art week at home and in school! https://t.co/kLD6KnV0VL

15/07/20

Peckham Primaries' Steam week july 2020 - Part 1! https://t.co/WF9UkYxz24

15/07/20

Peckham Primaries' Steam week july 2020 - Part 2! https://t.co/Nwr1UaM1Wa

13/07/20

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We've joined forces with Lambeth Council and Kitchen Social to host an exciting summer programme of food and activities across our communities. To get the online brochure and find our more, sign up via https://t.co/gKu1Fq3R5C https://t.co/2NMGifuZi0

07/07/20

Aniyah showing off her levitating skills with pure focus in her eyes. https://t.co/aHaUCI4EKX

07/07/20

Dominick showing off his levitation skills. https://t.co/3weKy1y2zt

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Early Years

The Early Years refers to children in Reception at our academy.

Children within the Early Years learn through a range of play-based opportunities as well as adult led and independent activities. At Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park, we plan a wide range of exciting activities that promote independence, communication, self-confidence, determination, the ability to think critically and opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas. The children have independent access to a stimulating curriculum both inside and out of the classroom on a daily basis.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provides a structure of learning opportunities through which we develop the different aspects of early education.

We believe our curriculum helps children meet learning opportunities within a happy, secure and interesting environment through practical activity, enquiry and purposeful play, with consolidation through practice, talk and reflection.

We plan activities and lessons carefully to inspire the children's curiosity, understanding and development. All seven main areas of learning are incorporated into the indoor and outdoor provision and planning is cross curricular across all areas. Throughout the EYFS curriculum, we are always incorporating children’s skills and development under the characteristics of effective learning.


The Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into “prime” and “specific” areas of learning:

 

Prime Areas

The three prime areas of learning form the foundations for all future learning and therefore place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that all children feel, happy, secure and settled into the school environment.

Personal and Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

 

Specific Areas

There are four specific areas of learning which supplement the prime areas and allow children to become confident active learners when the prime areas of learning have been supported and applied. Through these areas, we believe children can further develop their knowledge of the world around them and develop an understanding of all future learning that waits them. Here children will continue to become effective learners and develop the dispositions to learning through being curious, resourceful, persistent and courageous.

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • The world
  • Technology
  • People and Communities

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

Phonics and Early Reading

Phonics is taught to all children in daily sessions that are tailored to each child’s ability starting in Reception and continuing throughout Year 1 and Year 2. We follow Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read Write Inc.’ scheme of phonics.  Children are taught in ability groups to enable focused development of their phonics knowledge and application. For more information go to: www.ruthmiskin.com

Children should read at home for ten to fifteen minutes a day. Children's reading at home should be recorded on their 'Read the Rainbow' bookmark. Certificates and prizes are awarded for children's completion of their bookmarks.

At the beginning of Reception, children bring home 'sound pages' to show what sound they have learnt during the day. Parents are encouraged to practise this sound with their child. This practise can be recorded on the child's reading bookmark as this is the first important step of learning to read.

Once children reach a higher stage of the phonics programme they are allocated (and take home) colour banded books of different reading skills levels as they work through the school. One of these colour banded books is the one studied in phonics lessons and the second is a linked text with similar content/characters.

We encourage all parents to read daily to their child and children are also encouraged to choose from a wide range of age appropriate books from their year group's selection. These texts are high quality picture books for parents to read to their child at home. Children will be able to join in with familiar words, rhymes or patterns and as the year progresses will be able to read more elements of these texts.


At Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park, we believe the holistic development of children is paramount and we take great pride in understanding the uniqueness of each child. We are proud that children in our Early Years setting move to Key Stage 1 as confident, happy and resilient students, who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress through their time