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21/01/20

Pupil Parliament met with Parliaments from and at the head office today to share ideas and plan for the events https://t.co/zBqbwDmgx8

17/01/20

Pupil Parliament, including past Prime Ministers, are visiting the Houses of Parliament today and taking part in a debating workshop. Watch this space for our Future MPs! https://t.co/n8t31bzNWO

08/01/20

Our beautiful inspiration gallery is ready to showcase for spring term. Inspirational role models were chosen by the children at the end of last term. They know who inspires them and encourages them to aim high. https://t.co/0rx1SmqONI

21/12/19

Proud of our Christmas Choir today who performed beautifully at The Glades despite the backing tracks not working. Well done!

20/12/19

Beautiful Harris Happiness Hampers with items donated from our families for those in our community that need a little extra happiness at this time of year. https://t.co/4ngZbmamam

16/12/19

Well done to all of the children who performed so beautifully in our piano and violin recitals this afternoon. You made us all very proud! https://t.co/sXHhR6U04f

05/12/19

We all enjoyed an end of term twilight choir concert for our families this week. Well done choir, you sang beautifully! https://t.co/clF2AsUw2B

03/12/19

Inspired by the amazing , Reception are writing their own versions of Stick Man. Look at this fantastic independent writing! https://t.co/4ZjVoq0s0N

22/11/19

Wild Wood posing the question, what was life like living in Tudor England? On the rich side we listened to music, made orange pomanders and a potent tooth salve for our rotten teeth and on the poor side we worked hard on the laborious job of building wattle and daub walls. https://t.co/D55jadwJ9H

22/11/19

Remember it’s own clothes day today in exchange for a donation for the Christmas fair. Thank you in advance for your contributions

19/11/19

Retweetd From Happy Bees - Harris Primary Beckenham PTA

The, ever popular, Harris Primary Academy Christmas Fair with fun for all the family. https://t.co/4VYAeuJwJb Christmas games, Santa’s Grotto, Elf activity room, Fairground rides, Bouncy castle (weather permitting), Market Stalls, Homemade cakes and bakes, BBQ, Bar and much more. https://t.co/OAilSpIxnu

15/11/19

Fantastic outfits raising money for So far we have raised over £280 with more donations coming in after school. Well done everyone! https://t.co/dKYc1MZCqP

14/11/19

Looking forward to seeing everyone in their pyjamas or onesies tomorrow! Remember to bring in a £1 donation for We’ll be shaking those donation buckets on the gate tomorrow morning! https://t.co/RKadkFdnHY

11/11/19

Today we celebrated with . In assembly we talked about celebrating our individuality and diversity. Well done everyone, you rocked in odd socks! https://t.co/GCamntXEx0

05/11/19

Poppy sales have started this week with Pupil Parliament carrying out fundraising duties by selling at drop off and collection. We also have various displays located in the school grounds and windows. Please do stop and take a look. https://t.co/sHkXLfNeQM

28/10/19

What a wonderful start to this half term; beautiful pieces of art work inspired by Autumn for our Principal’s challenge. We look forward to seeing what else is handed in this week! https://t.co/YtXvznbA0E

17/10/19

WOW. Year 3 had an amazing, immersive workshop with today. The Stone Age was brought to life in a incredibly fun and engaging way. Huge thank you to Outback2basics. https://t.co/WFro7wk4mF

16/10/19

We really hope that the generous and kind donations from our families help those in need that visit food bank. Thank you all for supporting us in our harvest festival and in turn helping those at Living Well Bromley. 🥫🥫 https://t.co/OrwysYOpKl

14/10/19

WOW! Year 2 had a great trip to the on Thursday. Such a fun way to celebrate all the hardwork achieved over this last half term helping to . https://t.co/BWzRvZBjDM

11/10/19

WOW! Year 4 had a great workshop with yesterday. They enjoyed learning the process involved in making a bubble comfort bar and being able to take home the finished product. Thank you https://t.co/VHr9fXlQwq

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Year 3

Mr Strickland will be teaching in Wrens class and Miss Trushkina will be teaching Robins.

 

Year 3 Topic Curriculum

 

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  English, Mathematics, R.E., Modern foreign language (French) and Music are generally taught as discrete subjects along with PE which is taught by specialist coaches. All the remaining subjects are taught through the Curriculum which is a stimulating topic based approach to learning.  

 

The  Curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. It is a comprehensive, thematic and creative curriculum that really engages children and gets them interested in the world around them. Learning with our Curriculum takes a global approach by helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The curriculum also emphasises the history and culture of Britain and promotes fundamental British values.

 

The theme for each term's topic can be found in the table below.

Autumn 1 Urban Pioneers
Autumn 2 Scrumdiddlyumptious
Spring 1 Predator

Spring 2 

Tribal tales
Summer 1 Tremors
Summer 2 Gods and mortals

 

Mathematics

 

We use an innovative, focused programme of work, which teaches children mathematical concepts practically first, before moving on to pictorial representations and finally the abstract recording. This is based on the Singapore Maths approach to teaching and aligns well with the focus in the National Curriculum on ‘mastery’.

 

The key features of Singapore Maths are:

•Emphasis on problem solving and comprehension, allowing pupils to relate what they learn and to connect knowledge.

•Careful scaffolding of core concepts through: •visualisation, as a platform for comprehension;

•mental strategies, to develop decision making abilities;

•pattern recognition, to support the ability to make connections and generalise.

 

•Emphasis on the foundations for learning and not on the content itself so pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to merely reciting formulas or procedures.

 

English

 

Lessons and activities for all areas of English are planned carefully to help children continually develop and improve their skills in speaking and listening,  reading, and  writing. We use the Year 3 Programmes of Study based on the National Curriculum to ensure all children gain the knowledge and skills they need.

 

Reading

In Year 3, we believe that reading is the gateway to learning but should always be pleasurable and fun. We aim to give children a concrete set of skills to decode and understand text but also enable them to develop a lifelong love of books. As children progress through year one they continue to read regularly with adults in guided reading sessions and other classroom activities. Our well stocked fiction and non-fiction class library areas aim to offer children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities.

 

Handwriting

Year 3 are taught to use a pre-cursive script. We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers. All teachers in Year 3 model the pre-cursive script when working with children or marking books. Once a child is a proficient writer, they will be awarded a pen licence and will begin to use a pen in their work

 

Writing

In Year 3 writing is taught through English lessons that use Power of Reading texts as the main stimulus. Children learn to write all the genres of writing, using their core text as their stimulus. This means that all the children  have a shared understanding of the storytelling elements of the writing they are doing. Wherever possible we ensure we offer children the opportunity to write for a real purpose.

 

Grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Discrete teaching of phonics ends at the end of Key Stage 1 and is replaced by grammar, punctuation and spelling lessons. These skills are taught discretely and are also embedded within English lessons.