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09/02/18

The choir took part, with 7000 children from across the UK, in the Young Voices event at the O2 Arena in London this week. The children represented our academy with pride and it was a truly unforgettable event. A huge well done to the staff and pupils who took part. https://t.co/q1OiOQiIvB

09/02/18

Safer Internet activities involved; listening to stories where characters faced difficult situations online, quizzes and even some role play, where children acted out potential scenarios that they may come across when online. All children had a special assembly too. https://t.co/1eIFDqhwfX

09/02/18

All the staff and children at HPACH got together and involved on Tuesday 6th February, which was Safer Internet Day! All children from Nursery to Year 6 had a fun filled afternoon, working on activities to raise their awareness about Internet Safety. https://t.co/kFIXrPVF3f

08/02/18

Come to our Spring Term Parent's Evening Meeting. Enjoy the chance to talk about your child's progress and learning with our teachers. Letters will go out to arrange appointments in the week of the 19th February 2018. Dates: March 20 3.30-7.00 pm and March 21 3.30-6.00 pm https://t.co/AKCXZdGQoc

05/02/18

Staff are all engaged in Ms Travi's fabulous reading inset which builds on the evidence of her recent Reading Audit. https://t.co/A4Mi1FHhBz

04/02/18

Ben In Year 6, has been awarded the Essex Wildlife Trust Young Photographer of the Year Runner Up Award. Beating thousands of entries. The photo on the certificate is his entry which is of the Wasp Spider. https://t.co/YFtPbVYeRD

22/01/18

Online safety training today for pupils, staff and parents from the two Johns! It was inspiring and highly enlightening. https://t.co/q5wSGIZst2

16/01/18

pupils enjoy a visit from Sabeena Hassan our Primary Director. https://t.co/HvCo8Xgi8G

12/01/18

At the Year 3 & 4 "sports hall" athletics the squad finished overall 4th out of 14 Thurrock schools! We were only 8 points off of 3rd so we are aiming for a podium finish at the next sports event. https://t.co/3MhFw69kUy

10/01/18

Year 4 pupils create their own mini rainforests while exploring the location of rainforests across the world. https://t.co/CBkPI9Lbw7

10/01/18

Year 4 are enjoying learning all about the Rainforests, their ecology and geography. They want to learn what they can do to preserve the ecology of the rainforests in future. https://t.co/uD3WOn79oa

08/01/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Today’s ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report is the ninth ‘outstanding’ inspection in a row for Harris Federation. Thanks to all our staff, students, parents and governors who all play a part in this success. https://t.co/bi5g2VAZPz

03/01/18

Year 5 launch their topics with some incredible homework projects. Ancient Egyptian art hides some incredible research deep inside! https://t.co/p8w2bEZFQo

03/01/18

Year 5 launched their Ancient Egyptian topic with some amazing homework projects. Welcome to the tomb of the pharaohs! https://t.co/13Q6Fx0KIf

20/12/17

Merit Award winners at today's end of term assembly, with Miss Pike, Ms Rai and Mr Britt. A great way to end the term. https://t.co/6ULnO083qF

19/12/17

Almost ready for Christmas lunch today!!! https://t.co/YUWS1SIvd1

18/12/17

Fun being had at the Christmas Bazaar. Our PTA did a wonderful job. Thanks to them, parents and pupils for making it such a great event! https://t.co/GrOMr8ZYEy

18/12/17

More pictures from PTA Christmas Bazaar. https://t.co/fL3uJWPgX5

18/12/17

Christmas jumper day fun https://t.co/r1Z9Zp8p4Y

18/12/17

PTA created a special Christmas celebration day on friday with Santa visiting every child, a Christmas market in the playground and "snow"! https://t.co/UdcM1R6bJd

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.

Key Stage 1

Here is where you will be able to read about the learning that takes place in our Key Stage 1 Classes. (Years 1 and 2).

Key Stage 1 Book List

Please click here to see a suggested book list for Years 1 and 2

 

Year 1 Curriculum

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 1 classes in Autumn Term 1

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 1 classes in Autumn Term 2

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 1 classes in Spring Term 1

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 1 classes in Spring Term 2

 

Year 2 Curriculum

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 2 classes in Autumn Term 1

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 2 classes in Autumn Term 2

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 2 classes in Spring Term 1

Please click here to see the curriculum overview for our Year 2 classes in Spring Term 2

Approach to Teaching Reading and Phonic Skills.

We are really proud to use the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme across our academy. Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year olds learning to read and write. Children are placed into homogenous reading ability sets and then learn various phonemes (segments of sound) and the corresponding grapheme i.e. how that sound is written. Sounds are divided into 3 sets. In Reception children will learn Set 1 sounds and some Set 2 sounds; in Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1), children will secure Set 2 sounds and learn new Set 3 sounds.

The programme involves programme specific terminology which your child may talk about when they come home:

  • Fred the Frog: Fred the Frog is a frog which is used as a vehicle to help the children blend sounds. Children learn pure sounds first but then need to learn to blend sounds together so that they can read a word. Fred can only read pure sounds, so the children help Fred by blending the sounds so that they can help him to read a whole word!

E.g. c -a - t sounds out as cat. c- a- sh  has three sounds which make the word cash.

  • Green Words -  these are words which can be read phonetically
  • Red Words – these are words which cannot be read phonetically.

How can you help?

In the Spring term, we hold parent workshops so that you have a better understanding of the scheme and learn how you can help your child to read. In the meanwhile you might find the following videos helpful which explains how to divide words into pure sounds and how to blend them.

Click here to see a guide for parents to how we teach through Read, Write, Inc at Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred.

Phonics at Year 1

The phonics screening check is carried out in the Summer term of Year 1 and is constructed from 20 real words and 20 ‘pseudo-words’.

The pseudo-words (or fake words) provide the purest assessment of phonic decoding because they will be new to all children. The pseudo-words are identified by a picture prompt of an imaginary creature and the children should be asked to name the type of creature.

This approach makes it clear to children that they are reading unfamiliar words.

The set of flash cards in the link below will help children become familiar with the way in which the Government Test will be presented in the ‘Year 1 Phonic Screening Check’. The sets show how the pseudo words in the check will be illustrated.

Set 1 Words Link

Set 2 Words LInk