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11/12/17

Learning about Ghana. Its music, costume and culture are proving to be inspirational for our Reception children. https://t.co/lKQ29JdsEX

11/12/17

A great morning in Reception learning about life in Ghana and even sampling food. https://t.co/lbY1W6ZJ9A

05/12/17

Mince pie sale (all made by pupils with help of run by members of the school council and all the money raised will go to their nominated charity Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. https://t.co/aJfbfbcwj6

05/12/17

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Our children had a wonderful time decorating the Christmas tree on Friday https://t.co/I2gm7C9eJH

04/12/17

Dancing photographs from our first ever community celebration event held on Friday 1st December. https://t.co/og1RoICxDv

02/12/17

Some of the delicious foods and recipes shared by parents at yesterday's community celebration. https://t.co/jkPIX0PKRi

01/12/17

Our community is so rich and today's event has really brought us together! https://t.co/RnqtrOnP7V

01/12/17

PTA are also here at our community event!! https://t.co/6G5BLopCR7

01/12/17

Great First Ever Community event Food amazing thanks to parents, staff and Chartwells https://t.co/s7rpmf3Y55

01/12/17

Community event amazing food and great conversations and music! https://t.co/MPVjBxaboW

01/12/17

The first community event is underway and all welcome!!! https://t.co/yJkqTrnGjO

30/11/17

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is excited to announce our first ever Community Celebration Event. 3.30 - 5.30 pm on 01 December 2017. Parents/Carers must attend with their children and please bring food and feel free to come in traditional dress and enjoy the music and community social. DJ provided! https://t.co/EiTxTvExFR

30/11/17

celebrates its first community celebration event Friday 1st 3.30-5.30 ... DJ.... food.... come and mingle with our great staff, pupils and families. Children can attend when accompanied with adults - please bring food for sharing with ingredients labelled.

30/11/17

Our superstar gold medal winner Daniel who led our amazing cross country team to our highest ever placing in the Thurrock annual event. https://t.co/gFsuC90Lrg

29/11/17

More pictures of Jack and the Beanstalk during the wonderful performance yesterday. ! https://t.co/Ss3v2bdTzu

29/11/17

The Pantomime came to yesterday. Thanks to our PTA for their wonderful support in providing this event and to for bringing Jack and the Beanstalk to life for our pupils. https://t.co/TREFa2ff8X

24/11/17

Our Year 5 and 6 winter reading club for gifted and talented readers is underway at lunchtimes in our meeting room. https://t.co/JCAkKfHnGO

23/11/17

Wow week design work for Year 6 pupils. Cityscapes on the theme of the Arabian Nights. https://t.co/4tOzU9dPJs

23/11/17

Wow Week in Year 6 with weaving, and cityscape design work on the theme of Arabian Nights. https://t.co/XI6bb1JSox

23/11/17

More Year 1 pictures from Wow week as the children make boats to rescue the lost Penguin. https://t.co/KkybgijSa3

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

 

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

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