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01/07/22

Our choir, once again, blew us away joining vocal forces with to sing at the SLT conference last Saturday. It’s been quite a ride for our choir this year and we cannot wait to see where our journey takes us next. https://t.co/wT6nSi5w36

22/06/22

Year 4 Wild Wood sessions this morning saw children using tools to create these nail boards which they then used to weave. They also showed great team work during den building. So much wonderful outdoor learning 😊 https://t.co/Vs9C6u1jtT

21/06/22

Year 6 are leaping in to PGL full of confidence! The beautiful weather and stunning surroundings on the Isle of Wight have helped make our first day a memorable one https://t.co/wVaTYJK0tU

09/06/22

Our competition ‘A Warm Welcome’ has had some beautiful designs submitted. Sponsored by local Estate Agent, Sinclair Hammelton, the winning entries will be made into weatherproof boards to line our walkway into school. It’s not too late get your entries in. https://t.co/7sprmIjz5P

07/06/22

We were delighted with a surprise visit from Lord Harris who came to congratulate our Jubilee choir today. The children always love talking to him and were so excited by his visit. Thank you Lord Harris! https://t.co/oAKI4jFlEl

05/06/22

Wow! What a day! So very proud of our Jubilee choir representing our academy with pride on stage at Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant. Catch us on Sky News and YouTube ⁦ https://t.co/fld9hvEVId

04/06/22

Only 1 more sleep until our Queens Jubilee Choir perform on stage at Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Tune in to watch live at 2pm on BBC 1 https://t.co/uGTrctbxar

03/06/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Wishing everyone a happy, festivity-filled Jubilee weekend. Do look out for the choir who will be sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday! https://t.co/kVKyeNcskp

27/05/22

Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

It was delightful to deliver primary education training to the wonderful secondary trainees today. They were even treated to a sneak preview of the choir’s jubilee performance! 👑 🎵 https://t.co/O9tP5J1zmO

27/05/22

Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

Today I had such a wonderful day at celebrating the jubilee. Playground “street party”, parades and performances were all fabulous! The staff really do go above and beyond for the pupils, parents and wider community. The Queen even made an appearance! 😉🙊🇬🇧 👑 https://t.co/MZEqJwYXV1

27/05/22

Thanks for being such a fantastic part of the team 🥰

27/05/22

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations are in full swing today! Our street party was a huge success and we have loved the Queen’s gallery and crown/flag parade. What a fabulous day!! https://t.co/EA8CPfxron

25/05/22

Fantastic news! Well done!

21/05/22

Well done to all the cross country racers that came to Crystal Palace Park today to compete for Harris Beckenham. Stars of the show go to the Year 4 boys with 3 finishing in top 30 positions out of 400 runners! Fantastic effort from all. https://t.co/zYzKdX4ruV

13/05/22

Retweetd From Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

Learning the National Anthem to sing at The Queen’s pageant with and and the amazing Richard Frostick! https://t.co/F1PKGhlg4x

12/05/22

So very proud of our year 6 children this week. Your attitude and the calm and considered way in which you approached the SATs was amazing. Huge well done to you all https://t.co/7ri68ZR0Xj

29/04/22

Our year 5 PGL adventurers arrived home safe and sound this afternoon 🥰Huge thank you to our amazing staff team for making this happen and well done to our awesome children for trying new things and just being fabulous🤩 Happy bank holiday team HPABe https://t.co/FkkSPNxTNw

28/04/22

This looks fantastic for y6 parents 😊 https://t.co/ls1GimmiFE

28/04/22

So proud of our football team today- the 4-1 win puts them at the top of the Bromley league 🏅🤩 Our year 5 players were even collected by a superstar parent from residential at PGL and got back in time for the match. That’s and Well done! https://t.co/vxc8odbYlM

26/04/22

Our PGL trip had some surprise visitors today! Miss Nixon and Ronnie enjoyed lunch with year 5 and hearing all about our adventures so far. It was great to see them! https://t.co/vsYNzVxVTE

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

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Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Year 4

Mr Jopson  teaches in Jays class and Mrs Percy teaches Kingfishers.

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  Subjects are taught with a clear progression and links are made with prior 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.Our curriculum engages children with their learning and gets them interested in the world around them. 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.

PE is taught by a specialist sports coach and Science, Music and Art are taught by specialist teachers.

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 our approach to 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 in English are planned carefully to help children continually develop and improve their skills in speaking and listening,  reading and  writing.

Reading
We believe that reading is the gateway to learning and we want all children to leave our academy as confident readers who enjoy reading widely and for pleasure. Every day starts with reading across the school.  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. By year 3, most children can read fluently and we support them to develop their  reading comprehension skills, building their skills of inference and deduction and considering how authors select their choice of words for impact. 

It is essential that you read with your child at home every day. Your child will be given a reading book which is pitched at their specific level.  In addition to this they can select one or more free choice books each week. There is a library in each class room stocked with a range of  books to offer the children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for them. 

Writing

 We teach children writing  starting with exploring a wide range of high-quality texts. Children are exposed to different genres, with a focus on exploring a range of models of excellence. The children then use these models to guide the creating and drafting process. In every lesson, there is a high focus on speaking and articulating their ideas. Every sequence of English lessons begins with an immersion stage to help develop creativity, engage the children with the new learning for the week and support them to become more confident with the focused text for that week. The rest of the week is spent in preparing the children for an extended piece of writing, through a range of activities and planning techniques. It is important to note that we not only develop a real enjoyment of writing in English lessons but in all subjects across the curriculum. We expect the highest standards of writing every time a child writes in any subject.

The teaching of grammar and punctuation is embedded in our writing process although sometimes additional grammar lessons may take place. Spellings are given out each week so that children build up their knowledge of spelling rules and can use these with confidence in their writing.

Handwriting
Handwriting lessons take place two or three times each week focusing on letter height, formation and the flow of writing.  We follow a structured approach to handwriting using the Morrells approach.  We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers.

The overviews for each subject can be found in the table below.

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

History

 

Anglo Saxon Britain

Life in Ancient Roman

Roman influence in Britain

Kingdom of Benin

Benin

Geography Map Skills- Russia   Italy Italy Rivers and Coasts Rivers and Coasts
R.E Christianity Sikhism Why do you judge me? Why do you judge me? Judaism Judaism
Science Animals including Humans Sound States of matter Electricity Living things and their habitats Rainforests
Computing Year 4 e-safety Movie Editor (iMovie app) Programming - Lego Drag Car (Lego WeDo 2.0) Publishing Writing (Pages App) Programming - Lego Robotic Hand (Lego WeDo 2.0) Programming - Introduction to Swift Coding (Playgrounds)
Art Art appreciation Drawing Pop Art Printing Sculpture Impressionism
DT Balanced meal Balanced meal Light circuit for purpose Light circuit for purpose    
Music Ukulele Ukulele Pulse Genre    
PE Dance Games

Gymnastics

Swimming

Games Swimming Dance Athletics
PSHE Being Me Relationships Rights Rights    
MFL Establishment Family Chinese New Year Animals / colour Numbers Brown Bear / Brown Bear