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18/10/19

Ms Smith dropping off our harvest donations to the food bank https://t.co/tjYISLBNRT

17/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Our 6th Form are hearing from Jonathan Toy about approaches to solving youth violence and violence against young people https://t.co/h8CtW2g6yy https://t.co/xCVQRQ9JeX

17/10/19

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So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

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Thank you for sharing our weekly success stories. I am really proud to be apart of the family! https://t.co/7WD92NDxnL

15/10/19

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Robert Peston now up at the event for social & careers education in state schools How to be adaptive, resilient, imaginative - speakers in schools give world of knowledge and opportunities - how individuals can overcome profound challenges https://t.co/5WXeY1bnoz

15/10/19

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Brilliant to hear from about how we can inspire young people to find what career and what kind of person they can be https://t.co/d5IcnUM54T

15/10/19

Tonight our Executive Principal Nick Soar is helping launch the research into how children can find themselves, find their identity and be themselves and find the career of their choice - amazing work of https://t.co/l8oBcEUUh0

15/10/19

Can you help our school or any school by sharing your career journey? Can you help in https://t.co/bbrPcdCTUW https://t.co/XeXj8uvYqK

14/10/19

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11/10/19

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Annual Federation Conference. https://t.co/Vjn2NZCUVg https://t.co/GfrarOD9Wc

11/10/19

Wonderful to hear, our, and other Harris pupils singing exceptionally at our Harris conference https://t.co/n1bulxzJB4

11/10/19

Ready to welcome our Harris Tottenham team to the Harris Conference https://t.co/3EO0L7gO4d

10/10/19

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Great pictures from our Grand Opening. https://t.co/PIHyy8gJpA

10/10/19

Retweetd From Sandra Barclay

It's a huge welcome from me and everyone to two academies this week. That's FOUR in the last month😊 Welcome to the team, I look forward to working with you all https://t.co/Va02l38U9m

10/10/19

Mr Howells had the best time celebrating pupils' success at the Principal's breakfast https://t.co/W9akgrKAKQ

10/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

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Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

10/10/19

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Our are looking forward to a fantastic core training day at focusing on https://t.co/ntBu4L9e6j

10/10/19

Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

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English & Literacy

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