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29/03/20

Retweetd From Sadiq Khan

➡️ EMPLOYERS: staff must continue to work from home wherever possible to help protect our key workers who need to travel ➡️ LONDONERS: If you have to go to work, please don’t travel at rush hour https://t.co/FxHEKYoR3Y

28/03/20

Retweetd From National Theatre

Oh, what a beautiful morning! You can now watch Hugh Jackman in our production of Oklahoma! (1998) for free with . https://t.co/AMJx1i5pwN

28/03/20

Retweetd From Alom Shaha

Parents! If you’re looking for ideas for homeschooling, here are videos I made with ⁦⁩ of fun, cheap, easy to do SCIENCE activities which also model how parents can actually teach ExpeRimental | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here https://t.co/LVckiKyUkL

28/03/20

Why do you need to be so isolated? Because if you don’t you risk infecting 400+ others https://t.co/RDji8FoZu7

28/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

HBAED today donated 155 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science and DT department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/x2sfRPuHc0

28/03/20

Good morning one and all. What do watch or do this weekend? Or any weekend in the next months? has the answer https://t.co/O0QfabAs3w

27/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Wonderful video from our talented Y10 Music student! 🎶🎼🎤 DM us your HAP homelearning videos and pictures so we can see what you're working on! https://t.co/wxrTWtecIk

27/03/20

Retweetd From Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives

Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. https://t.co/9Te6aFP0Ri

27/03/20

Retweetd From Met Contact Centre

The team have put together some useful information regarding and how it can affect your work, benefits and travel. More information can be found here: https://t.co/RRX0thsNd7 https://t.co/olOOwNcUE3

27/03/20

Anxious? Not surprised. This is tough tough time... https://t.co/UBWEkeQRno

26/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Each morning the children of key NHS staff are like many in UK watching to stay fit and healthy and learn how the body works https://t.co/kLkEQzE8fS

26/03/20

Need some inspiration for fun maths activities for children of all ages...follow our maths consultant for some great ideas that do not need lots of resources https://t.co/gdZhfBCy5H

26/03/20

Yesterday we made the most of the sunshine with the challenge! Have a go yourself today! Design it, make it, fly it! We would love to see your creations! https://t.co/6fclfsLXRM

26/03/20

Each morning the children of key NHS staff are like many in UK watching to stay fit and healthy and learn how the body works https://t.co/kLkEQzE8fS

25/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

Retweetd From Haringey

Many people in Haringey will be struggling to cope at the moment. The good news is that help is available. If you or someone you know needs support, please call 020 8489 4431 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am - 4.30pm) or visit https://t.co/JBNu3InRQO

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

24/03/20

Retweetd From Derek Hills

What a fantastic example for all! There must be restaurants () and suppliers that can support with this to help reduce their own waste and possibly for ongoing revenue. https://t.co/U0oRCJJjlb

24/03/20

Retweetd From Department of Health and Social Care

A vital update on from : You MUST now: ▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise ▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️ ❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family https://t.co/xTA9ySPND7

24/03/20

Special thanks to our teachers and support staff in these extraordinary times who have kindly volunteered themselves to be involved in the Supervision programme 💚

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Literacy

Learning to read is the most important thing your child will learn at  school. Everything else depends on it; so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible. We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. This is why we put our efforts into making sure they develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read


Comprehension

As reading is so important to our children’s learning and development, we ensure there is time focusing on this during our daily RWI and Guided Reading lessons. We have also incorporated a weekly comprehension lesson into our RWI and Guided Reading programmes to really encourage our children to develop their inference and understanding skills. In these lessons, we unpick and decode words and discuss what is happening in the text and predict what might happen next. We also discuss and learn the meaning of new words, helping us to increase our vocabularies. We then read questions linked to the text, and use our inference skills to locate and find the answer.


Harris_Tottenham_Primary_Image_06Read Write Inc - Our Approach to Phonics

We start by teaching phonics in Reception and believe that this should be taught in an exciting and engaging way. We follow the Read Write Inc. Programme to support us with the planning and delivery of the teaching of reading and writing, enabling all children to develop the skills to be able to read quickly and easily. It follows a programme of teaching specific sounds and reading them in words. As children progress, they learn more complex sounds and read and spell trickier words.

Throughout the year, we will run specific Read Write Inc. workshops for parents to help adults at home to understand the approaches we use to teach early reading and writing skills. This will support pupil’s to make accelerated progress in this area. An introductory video link is available here for more information http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-1-understanding-read-write-inc-phonics.

What is the phonics screening check?

In Year 1, all children are required to take the Government statutory phonics screening check which is a short assessment of children’s ability to read both real words and pseudo words. Children that do not pass the phonics screening check in Year 1 are then required to retake the test in Year 2.

For children who do not pass the check, a programme of personalised support will be put in place to support them throughout Year 2.


Harris_Tottenham_Primary_Image_11Writing

Children are taught spelling, handwriting, writing for purpose and are encouraged to develop their creative writing skills throughout specific lessons. Some of this is delivered as part of the daily phonics sessions and also as part of the focused and independent learning activities.
We use a cursive handwriting script which teaches children the correct letter formations and also the different families of letter joins. Children across all year groups, from EYFS upwards, practise handwriting 3 times a week.


Children are given opportunities to write for different purposes to really embed the importance of writing and give them the chance to develop their own skills. Writing is encouraged in a range of contexts in order to stimulate and engage our children.


At the beginning of each half term, the first literacy lesson of the term involves the children being given an image that links to the whole Academy topic (such as London or Time Travelling). The children are then encouraged to write creatively about the picture, using their imagination to enhance their writing. This helps build up our children’s confidence within writing, as well as giving them the platform to take full ownership of their writing and their ideas. 
At the end of each half term, we immerse our children in a classic fairytale for the week, including role-playing the fairytale, reading different versions and writing character descriptions. By the end of the week, the children are so confident with the fairytale that they are then given the opportunity to retell and re-write the story in their own words. The children really enjoy these weeks, and are always so keen to get writing in their books!

 

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Phonics Screening Check - Information for Parents 19th Feb 2019 Download
Writing Tips 19th Feb 2019 Download