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19/10/18

One of our pupils was truly inspired by Harry Potter and has written an incredible poem all about Hogwart's very own Sorting Hat! We think its brilliant! https://t.co/wKcln1E1H3

19/10/18

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Here is the current schools medal table for 2018/19 - taking the lead after today’s win in the girls football! https://t.co/ZXuf1SsUqJ

19/10/18

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We're looking for a or Teacher at . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/qzYJiMr96x https://t.co/cTfw7b9RoZ

19/10/18

Lovely writing!

19/10/18

Our Merit Award Winners line up with Mr Britt and Ms Rai having received their Merit certificates and badges. https://t.co/STpXArgBul

16/10/18

Mrs Plummer, was nominated for an award for her work with children and families. Mrs Plummer has been instrumental is raising the level of attendance in the academy and has also supported some of our most vulnerable children so they remain safe and successful. https://t.co/wNCp1EI8vF

11/10/18

Pta disco in full flow tonight!! https://t.co/fkOIVs1crE

04/10/18

Mr Britt visited the Stone Age Museum in Year 3 to see the exhibits and hear from our "experts". https://t.co/MMsKTrHtla

04/10/18

Mr Britt visited the Stone Age Museum in Year 3 to see the exhibits and hear from our "experts". https://t.co/VT8mfx6kZN

04/10/18

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Out of 338 different poets, Sylvia Plath has been named young people's top poet, in the survey was conducted by the for https://t.co/LvvyzpZ8Qq

04/10/18

A love of books and a love of play. Getting the balance right in our Nursery. https://t.co/9HRcJOFV66

04/10/18

Our wonderful Nursery pupils at play and work in our exceptional Nursery environment. https://t.co/DhexTvcdPI

03/10/18

- the fun at celebration evening went on and on! https://t.co/PK9KqaQhCw

03/10/18

Great memories of a fantastic Community Evening. https://t.co/hMYMkjo5GL

03/10/18

- Everyone makes one Community. https://t.co/383nrSV41R

03/10/18

Community Celebration brings food, music and people together. https://t.co/aJWIhVFj67

03/10/18

Dance, chat and fun in full flow! Community Celebration Evening. https://t.co/FnjZWFoUWA

27/09/18

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We are ready for the graduation ceremony of our #2017/18 cohort this evening at the beautiful St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey! https://t.co/YpZekiRxlz

27/09/18

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Our first competitive event of the year today saw 15 teams take part in the year 5/6 table tennis 🏓 congratulations to 🥉 🥈and 🥇 https://t.co/cdCOIKHv8O

27/09/18

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were today’s winners of the year 5/6 girls football at St Cleres, with 🥈 & 🥉 ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/5P6U7Ts22P

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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).

Meet the Teacher Presentations

Year 1 Meet the Teacher Presentation

Year 2 Meet the Teacher Presentation

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