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22/02/24

Yr1 taking part in the multi-skills competition! pic.twitter.com/mW4Vdu6bvY

22/02/24

In RE this week, Yr1 were role-playing the arrival of a special guest! pic.twitter.com/e8dFR6IsEM

01/02/24

Yeah 2 taking NSPCC Number day to the next level! pic.twitter.com/EkyRcTUqXo

31/01/24

Exploring colour mixing in the Nursery pic.twitter.com/fnZIK0T51u

31/01/24

Using phonics to spell words in Reception class pic.twitter.com/6o58YnlqM1

31/01/24

Colour mixing in Year 3 Art lesson pic.twitter.com/aFNqHaz1R9

31/01/24

Exciting learning in the Nursery pic.twitter.com/RTEjNcetRO

31/01/24

Investigating with magnets in Reception class pic.twitter.com/5okyDYtPIl

31/01/24

Year 1 using ‘fingers’ to help calculate subtractions pic.twitter.com/59jL79Awgk

31/01/24

Even Super Heroes make notes! pic.twitter.com/oNOuSaccOw

31/01/24

Thank you Year 6 for being responsible citizens pic.twitter.com/F2RZYCl9Zv

31/01/24

Year 4 investigating and measuring how far they can hear the drumming pic.twitter.com/INGA1R1Gyn

31/01/24

Responsible Citizens/Peckham Citizens pic.twitter.com/6smVIYG3NT

31/01/24

Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions! pic.twitter.com/0lnqEBe5bQ

28/01/24

Parent drop-in session for maths, in nursery. pic.twitter.com/zSmFOnmXWn

25/01/24

Year 4 Kung Fu workshop to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year pic.twitter.com/zGv1eetyIC

19/01/24

Year 1 are checking out Piet Mondrian’s work, before heading back to Peckham to paint their own. pic.twitter.com/5OSWZiqShW

16/01/24

A wonderful day with Lord Harris at Westminster Abbey pic.twitter.com/3lKI1or2Ln

16/01/24

Year 4 learning the violin thanks to Southwark Music Trust! pic.twitter.com/XlrUCdu4gL

04/01/24

Thank you for all your generous donations. You have made Christmas very special for HPAPP for the gift bags, for the Christmas Lunch for food packages, Lord Harris and friends for the new coats. 🍀 pic.twitter.com/q8dpvyN4Hb

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Early Reading

At Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park our aim is for all children to become fluent, confident readers.

Reading will give your child the tools to become an independent life-long learner.

We achieve this by:

  • Teaching reading using Read Write Inc. 
     
  • Reading a range of storybooks daily to encourage a love of reading
     

At Harris primary Academy Peckham Park  we teach Read Write Inc. (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading and writing. 

What is RWI?
RWI is a literacy programme which teaches all children to learn to read fluently.

At first, children learn to read ‘sounds’ and then learn how to blend those sounds together to read a word.

Once they can read words, they read carefully matched Storybooks containing words they know.

Their speed and fluency increases on subsequent reads of the book.

All children are assessed half termly by our RWI leader so children are always learning to read at the right stage for them.

Children are re-grouped each half term.

How can I help at home?

Use pure sounds

We use pure sounds (‘mmm’ not ’muh’,’sss’ not ‘suh’, etc.). This helps children to blend the sounds into words more easily.

Click here to hear how to pronounce sounds correctly.

Please do not use letter names at this early stage.

Sound out words using ‘Fred Talk’

We use a puppet called Fred who only talks in sounds. We call it ‘Fred Talk’.
E.g. m-o-p (mop), c-a-t (cat), m-a-n (man).

Use Fred Talk throughout the day at home eg. ‘it’s time for l-u-n-ch… lunch!’

 ‘Fred Talk’ doc link

Use the handwriting phrases

For each letter, there is a handwriting phrase. Use the handwriting phrase to support your child with their letter formation when writing.

Handwriting phrases doc link

Practice at home

Your class teacher will send home links to Virtual lessons.

Please follow these links (which may come in the form of QR codes) and encourage your child to join in.

The more times they access the lessons, the better! Learning to read can be hard, but the more practice a child has, the easier it will become.

Listening to your child reading

Once your child knows how to read the initial sounds and can blend these sounds into words, they will bring books home.

Encourage them to read the book to you using ‘Fred Talk’. Your child will have read these books in school, so please don’t worry if they are reading the book easily. We want them to show off their reading to you at home!

 ‘Listening to your child read’ doc link

Reading to your child

We inspire a love of reading in our children by reading to them.

Read a wide range of stories daily. Make this a special time for you and your child to bond over books.

 ‘Reading stories to your child’ doc link

FAQs

 ‘Parent FAQs’ doc link

 

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