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06/06/20

Retweetd From Mariah Kennedy Cuomo

My grandfather Robert F. Kennedy’s speech “On The Mindless Menace of Violence” put to images of today. Share this video by with and take action at https://t.co/htM5PJ0mw0. https://t.co/hTDuaQVN7L

06/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am proud to be in the Drew House tutor group MEL' Jokubas

06/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am remarkable because I have been doing my homework regularly.' Mugaji

06/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? From Caiden https://t.co/8ohsMAaotw

06/06/20

Martin Luther King was assassinated because of his fight against hatred & against prejudice & discrimination in society. This inequality persists still. The data is clear. The experience of those around us speak to this. Prejudice remain. Hatred remains. https://t.co/WXcNZzdXP1 https://t.co/Vk9k9WpFCY

06/06/20

RFK’s speech is in full here: https://t.co/VJxpiP2pu6 & the text is here https://t.co/T4FGN11SwF https://t.co/iKbM2rkpxz

06/06/20

Earlier that year in April, Robert Kennedy gave a rousing & poignant speech, but one that attempts to inspire action. In it he argues that: “This is a time of shame and sorrow....” He was speaking about the murder of the black civil rights campaigner Dr Martin Luther King https://t.co/M7k0UdCpwa

06/06/20

Bobby Kennedy (RFK) was assassinated in June 1968. He was murdered after becoming the favourite for candidate for President of the USA. https://t.co/IZGl0Ni26o

06/06/20

Good morning everyone. Today we set aside most of Covid-19 planning to reflect on a speech by Bobby Kennedy. A series of tweets over the weekend will I hope inspire and give pause for reflection & action. PSHE & citizenship are maligned as subjects but schools teach them well.

04/06/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

How has it been at Harris Academy Tottenham as we slowly reopen our school gates to more and more children ? https://t.co/nM3x8CquTF

04/06/20

How has it been at Harris Academy Tottenham as we slowly reopen our school gates to more and more children ? https://t.co/nM3x8CquTF

04/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am remarkable because I finish tasks set by teachers on time and to the best of my ability.' Leo

04/06/20

Retweetd From Djamila Boothman 🌱

Channel and maintain that outrage ... let’s make sure that we keep the momentum going until our children return to the classrooms and after that. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon https://t.co/ZyawMTg1tr

04/06/20

I will have a look. That’s v odd. Will action now

04/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am proud of making a really nice dinner for my family the other day , because they really liked it and I’m not usually a good cook so it made me proud of myself.' Adelina

04/06/20

Making the Leap () arranged for volunteers at BNP Paribas () to review student CVs and give feedback remotely – through this over 30 students (Year 10-13) have received tailored support from HR professionals on making their CV perfect. https://t.co/obJ3vppavF

04/06/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

I’m scared but he has to come...school is what my son needs right now.” | reminder that academy is open to Year 1 and reception again next week. https://t.co/3RuMEYfeNn

04/06/20

Everywhere you go within the academy the pods are enclosed and protected and social distancing is maintained as shown here by Mr Hall and Mr Howells | https://t.co/qocRR0ncdE

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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 https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/.

                                                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 24th Apr 2020 Download
Writing Tips 19th Feb 2019 Download