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13/02/20

Year 5 Cake Sale today from 3:30 pm in the hall 🧁 🍰

05/02/20

Certificates for children who have already read 6 books in the reading challenge! 📚 https://t.co/ggXcY9ldr1

04/02/20

Lunch time reading club with our librarians 📚 🍎 https://t.co/2yNDRjbwxm

31/01/20

Retweetd From Donny Morrison

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing Spelling Seeds with the enthusiastic and welcoming teams and this evening! Lots of fun contextual spelling investigations and applications were had by all! https://t.co/mv8343YYtc

30/01/20

Year 6 engaging with the South London Junior Citizens 🖐🏿🖐🏼🖐🏾 https://t.co/O1DqFMXChJ

23/01/20

Year 5 library visit 📖 📚 https://t.co/30wkPfFTsg

23/01/20

A Year 2 parent share event - showing off how well the children are reading. 📚 📖 https://t.co/u8AmRRUQ6P

23/01/20

Amazing Year 1 science projects! 🧪🧬 🦴 https://t.co/L7n8Qyiana

22/01/20

Monday 27th at 08:30 we will host a reading coffee morning, led by our speech & language therapist. All parents and carers welcome! ☕️ 📚

10/01/20

Retweetd From Donny Morrison

We have been working with groups of Y6 writers this afternoon. We analysed the way Piers Torday uses dialogue in The Last Wild to show characterisation and, using his style, wrote missing chapters https://t.co/RVaaz9YRgV

06/12/19

History coming to life for Year 2 in 🏰 https://t.co/mIk8o5OiRh

05/12/19

Something to warm us up on such a cold day ❄️🎶 https://t.co/VU137ckx9C

04/12/19

and choir rehearsing with for tomorrow’s performance at the 🎶 https://t.co/axdMf6du3V

27/11/19

Year 3 Visiting Peckham Library https://t.co/YAZ4LibJhn

26/11/19

Year 6 explaining why fractions get smaller when multiplied https://t.co/wgO0KLetJN

22/11/19

and rehearsing together with the expertises of staff for their upcoming performance in - what a way to enter the festive season! https://t.co/W1BUerArQn

22/11/19

Year 6 enjoying their trip to the as part of their study on the Victorians https://t.co/MZxCr6jtGL

13/11/19

Year 6 football tournament - Peckham Park - vs - Free School https://t.co/G7Aygqr8Zh

12/11/19

Year 2 exploring the idea of creation in an RE lesson. https://t.co/H3buYvXZJu

12/11/19

Odd Socks to show that it’s okay to be different https://t.co/j3gKYNOtz9

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.

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Learning at our Academy

As learners at Harris Primary Academy, we believe that allowing children to think and work creatively develops self-confidence and builds up key learning skills (e.g. how to manage their own behaviour, their understanding of the learning process, their preferred learning style, to manage information and to learn from others.) Children who think creatively and independently are more likely to discover things for themselves, to be open to new ideas and to be motivated to work beyond lesson time to pursue topics of interest. Our aim is to prepare all students as fully as possible for their secondary education so that they are ready to hit the ground running when they change school at age 11.

We believe these key skills and attitudes are best developed within a motivating cross-curricular thematic approach. Our aim is to create a rich and varied curriculum, meeting national requirements but is uniquely developed by us.

Teachers work hard in teams,supported by subject specialists to develop themes each half term to teach other subjects (including history,geograohy,art and design) to plan interesting and engaging learning that stimulates imagination. We maximise first hand and practical experiences using as many resources (objects, artefacts, people, places) as we can find. Depth is more important than breadth and work is blocked in subjects such as design technology and art to allow for maximum engagement.

We spend time with all our children helping them to understand what they can achieve now as well as what they need to do to become even better.Teacher's marking focuses children on their next steps and encourages pupils to respond and to reflect on their learning. Teachers are expected to know exactly where the children in their class are in terms of achievement and the senior leaders set ambitious targets for all pupils at the start of each year.

Children with identified Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) are assessed to be included on the Special Educational Needs Register. Provision for these children is then mapped to ensure that they are able to access the full range of curriculum opportunities to progress and succeed.

Wherever possible we bring in subject specialists to enhance children's learning.Currently subject specialists teach Physical Education, music and Mandarian and in some year groups, swimming.

In our curriculum, we aim to ensure that:

  • Children experience at least one enrichment experience per half term (trips or visitors).
  • Children will study key texts linked to their topics of work.
  • In Key Stages 1 and 2, specialist teachers enhance children’s learning in Art, Music and PE.

 

Mrs Marie Corbett
Executive Principal
HPAPP  HPFS