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03/09/20

This is fantastic Ryan! Thank you for spreading kindness 😍

06/07/20

Sid was really chuffed to receive Star of the Week for all his hard work last week! Well done Sid! https://t.co/yUm0Y1EVnh

22/06/20

And the winner of the cupcake challenge is Maisie in Year 1 - star baker!! Well done 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Bv8Cc5pKym

22/06/20

Well done Beth!!

22/06/20

Yummy courgette and lemon cupcakes made by Asha in Year 2 😋 https://t.co/5DqgMnaEvg

22/06/20

It’s not too late to donate to our just giving page for the Alzheimer’s Society. https://t.co/TnEE3Iy604

22/06/20

Daniel in reception had a great time making cupcakes for Cupcake day! The winner will be announced later today. https://t.co/LYuoXX3Uy6

22/06/20

Today is . There is a Lambeth sing along at 10:27am this morning, if you would like to join in. 10:27am is the exact time the first ship arrived. Follow the link for more info - https://t.co/UrmdHoDH2M

19/06/20

A well deserved star of the week for Lanre in Year 4 who has worked incredibly hard throughout the school closures and kept the routine of breakfast, wash then school uniform before starting home learning. Well done Lanre!! 👏 👏👏 https://t.co/YNeU8OACsD

19/06/20

Reuben made some cupcakes too! https://t.co/DGaNRppwcG

19/06/20

More delicious cupcakes for this week’s challenge. The winner will be announced on Monday! https://t.co/9h8WKtKPMn

19/06/20

Fantastic Science learning!

19/06/20

Those look delicious 😋

15/06/20

Maisie in Year 1 has been busy! Those cupcakes look delicious! https://t.co/UhKumbU4UA

15/06/20

Mahek and Viaan have been busy over the last few weeks watching caterpillars turn into butterflies! https://t.co/QljmlxSOdJ

15/06/20

This week’s challenge comes from Miss Varney and links to Cup Cake Day. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, please follow the link to our just giving page https://t.co/TnEE3Iy604 https://t.co/6YC0piHDlv

15/06/20

Well done Harley! You’ve been busy - keep it up!

15/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Great to see this photo of hitting the Dutch press , to illustrate the reopening of English primary schools https://t.co/UjvgdKVKmK

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Harris Primary Academy Shortlands has a specialism in literacy. We chose literacy because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning.  Reading is taught through traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home. 

Phonics

Phonics is the method used in most primary schools to teach children to read. It teaches children the 44 sounds used in the English language and then the letter or letters which make those sounds. Children are taught to apply this knowledge for both reading and spelling words. In Reception, children have daily teaching sessions for phonics and this continues into Key Stage 1.

Reading

As well as taking part in daily phonics sessions, children are given opportunities to read every day either with an adult or independently. Children also have stories read to them frequently in class and books are often the basis for an entire unit of work.

Reading books are sent home with the children at a level which matches their phonic understanding so they can continue practising at home. They are also allowed to take home other books to read with an adult as this helps develop a love of reading as well as improving their understanding and comprehension. Research has shown the significant positive impact that reading at home can have on children’s ability and understanding so we encourage families to read with their children on a daily basis.

Writing

Children are taught spelling, handwriting and writing for purpose. 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.

In Reception, children are given opportunities to write for different purposes e.g. shopping lists, instructions, stories and captions. Writing is encouraged in a range of contexts in order to engage all children.

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Year 2 Summer 1 Spelling Homework 17th Apr 2020 Download
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Year 3 Autumn 1 Spelling Homework 09th Sep 2020 Download
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Year 3 Looking Forward Letter Autumn 1 17th Jul 2020 Download
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Year 5 Puberty talk video 15th Oct 2019 Download
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