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07/03/21

Retweetd From Haringey

As a carer or parent, it's understandable you may feel a little uneasy about your child returning to school from tomorrow (Monday 8 March) onwards. Rest assured though, social distancing measures will be in place & staff will be having regular tests to keep pupils safe. https://t.co/0RD4KYu3Ba

06/03/21

Please read this thread https://t.co/nFhOGFY4Hu

06/03/21

Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS if you are 56 years of age or have a learning disability https://t.co/QFE9g1GB6P

05/03/21

Retweetd From Tottenham Hale ‘n heart: Ruth Gordon’s ward watch

Traffic heads up: The Hale Works development will be having their tower crane removed on weekend of 13/14 March. This will mean the closure the East Bound lane on Ferry Lane on Friday 12th from 10pm until 5am on Monday 15th March.

05/03/21

We tested Year 11-13 prior to reopening in March 8th 101 Year 11 (65%) 70 Year 12 and 13 (51%) All negative 😁 Bring on Monday https://t.co/nmWz0QPq7c

05/03/21

Retweetd From Heartlands High

Are you ready.... packed your bag.... do your shoes still fit? T-92 hours to go until we see the first students for teaching on Tuesday 9th March! All queries and questions on reopening can be sent to office.haringey.sch.uk we are here to help! https://t.co/S2sxZafPqw

05/03/21

Test Friday ; Mask Monday https://t.co/2tPHNn59ue

05/03/21

58 Year 11s now through and all negative https://t.co/wOwaX3BYwX

05/03/21

37 Year 11 students so far - all negative and more than excited to at last be returning https://t.co/bOOQ10YaLG

04/03/21

Year 11-13 - REMEMBER MASKS & PATHS See you all tomorrow for your lateral flow tests. Don’t forgot those masks https://t.co/yWV6Eurhzo

04/03/21

Happy from the Creative Arts team at HATO 📚🌎🍫🎫 https://t.co/YOb9mccBCB

04/03/21

Superb to hear. Glad we could help

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day! Gigantosaurus has arrived this morning to surprise our key worker pods! We are all interested to see how Ms Lodhi transfers to online teaching via teams for her 9am lesson...watch this space! https://t.co/viYsFSTztl

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day! 📚🌎 https://t.co/8PAlZHn9kg

04/03/21

If you send a message to the private direct message system in this Twitter account we can find out who this is with you

04/03/21

Can you DM this account please with you details of who you are and we will see what has happened

03/03/21

Fearful of the lateral flow test being used on Friday and next week? Watch this NHS film by Barts Hospital of how to do the test safely. Just 1.5cm in your nostril or until you feel resistance. The swab does not pierce the skin inside your nose. https://t.co/PfSE4CLBOZ

03/03/21

Retweetd From Department for Education

From next Monday, let’s all get back to school safely. Read our parent guidance to find out more: https://t.co/DfrvSsEF5t https://t.co/dDRJNnY100

03/03/21

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Notice for Year 11-13 Where should you arrive on Friday for your Covid-test? A short 30 second film about where. https://t.co/c8qdgcmLo0

03/03/21

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

FRIDAY opening for Year 11-13 lateral flow testing please watch this short 30 second film from Mr Hall about your tests | | https://t.co/9ePHQP3OJH

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English & 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!