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19/10/17

This week, the children have been creating spooky settings using mixed media in Mrs Hare's art classes! https://t.co/3a6oDhzp5U

19/10/17

Year 1 creating Jackson Pollock inspired firework paintings. https://t.co/jWEmLWZ7wa

19/10/17

Year 3 creating Diwali rangoli patterns in clay https://t.co/0vNTH0xkLf

17/10/17

Retweetd From BBC School Report

It is but why does it matter to young people? spoke to some to hear their views... https://t.co/r9iABlZrC6

17/10/17

We are learning about Katherine Johnson, Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks. Three inspirational black women. https://t.co/pfCVQrirWK

17/10/17

Black History Month is alive and being celebrated across the academy. https://t.co/4UBcTI3Gku

17/10/17

Choir doing us proud at the "Icons of History" Black History Month Celebrations in Thurrock. https://t.co/SbKyRFCbz3

16/10/17

Retweetd From Andy Buck

The view from here. An eerily yellow and stormy sky https://t.co/W4SYbPl9Ut

16/10/17

Retweetd From Andy Buck

Some serious jigsaw puzzling going on in this evening! https://t.co/FM8EcvIDnP

16/10/17

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Congratulations to tonight’s winner https://t.co/PQGJNvUaub

16/10/17

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. needs an After School Club Assistant. Apply now: https://t.co/bXOXN35qx1 https://t.co/9NVMPJ5wtC

16/10/17

Retweetd From Matt Britt

Proud to see up with the best primary performance of Harris Federation academies. https://t.co/g48BIgh5Iz

06/10/17

Academy Council elections and hustings in full swing. https://t.co/aMJmZWUAzo

06/10/17

Academy Council elections today across the academy. Our children are holding hustings in each class. https://t.co/dv5tadVXZJ

27/09/17

We are supporting collections for disaster relief in Dominica. You can donate before school in our front playground all week. https://t.co/AMero8zdNl

22/09/17

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. needs an After School Club Assistant. Apply now: https://t.co/fqoosVWEa9 https://t.co/hUQlnH3Ybi

22/09/17

Retweetd From Matt Britt

Lovely to join and be invited to walk Ms Hanley down the aisle as her "Work Father of the Bride". Good luck for the big day! https://t.co/6kPBT42bNH

16/09/17

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thanks for the follow! Hope you're all having a great start to the year with

16/09/17

A beanstalk appeared from magic beans in our academy today. The children wrote lots of stories and new articles about it!! https://t.co/JVEllwwWSU

08/09/17

Reading books and reading records will be issued along with the commencement of homework for Years 1-6 on Friday 15th September.

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

 

Year 2 Curriculum

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

 

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