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22/05/18

Year 6 pupils enjoying the food at Kingswood. https://t.co/zn7repuXFA

22/05/18

Year 6 are busy today on the Kingswood residential visit. https://t.co/pdvUeFlay5

21/05/18

The activities begin on the Kingswood Residential. Year 6 are having fun! https://t.co/XZbjqeKlOZ

21/05/18

Year 6 pupils on residential this week arrive safely at Kingswood. https://t.co/nD4QD5Ntvl

18/05/18

Royal Wedding celebrations started so well with the wonderful Royal lucheon provided by our chef David and the kitchen team! https://t.co/aN51FyRSyT

14/05/18

Year 5 enter an immersion day to launch their new class novel, "King Kong". Pupils came in after lunch to a crime scene and had to become detectives to find questions that truly probed and challenged. https://t.co/xN5vow1ZmB

14/05/18

Year 6 are coming in at 8.00 am each morning for their healthy SATs breakfast. Good luck for the week ahead! https://t.co/DMhX5DVkzj

11/05/18

We are all very excited about the Royal Wedding Party being held 4pm to 7pm on the Main Playground next Friday. Tickets available from the PTA or on the door. Children and teenagers welcome when accompanied by a parent. Food, music and festivities freely available. https://t.co/ZjTmSxQQ5r

11/05/18

Football Friday sees Spain play a close match with Germany!! https://t.co/SxVjjt1Pk4

11/05/18

Football friday and Portugal beat a France 5-1 with all Portuguese goals coming from one star player.... not Ronaldo!!! 👍🎉🎉🎉⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/Vxi0zyXx03

04/05/18

With Mr Thomas and really enjoying seeing the level of reasoning evident in maths for some of our older pupils. https://t.co/Q2RjQWhdrY

03/05/18

Nice to see some really great learning indoors and outdoors in Nursery today. The traditional tales topic has really caught everyone's imagination. Children role playing, building fairy castles and making their own beanstalks! https://t.co/Rp9h8W3Zr5

03/05/18

Amazing dance moves at the PTA disco for the younger pupils.... 🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼 https://t.co/83Mps1SDZD

28/04/18

Our amazing netball team won the Thurrock netball rally for the first time in our history. The team beat East Tilbury in the final and Abbots Hall in the semi final. https://t.co/sWOgropWPx

26/04/18

Proud of our Year 5 and 6 Girl's football team. They are the second best team in the whole of Thurrock, beating Tudor Court 1-0, Graham James 2-1 on penalties before losing to Warren in the final. What an achievement! https://t.co/3GSbkxfhUl

23/04/18

Planning for priorities with our wonderful staff team as we plan to improve further in the Summer term. https://t.co/2WwCOmGEj5

18/04/18

The girls football B team. They had their first match yesterday against a very strong year 6 team from Stanford Le Hope. We lost the fixture but this doesn’t reflect on how well these girls did. Very little footballing experience but they played with such spirit, https://t.co/bm5jgyMMEG

17/04/18

Retweetd From Matt Britt

Thanks for an inspiring Session with and leaders tonight. It was inspiring as usual and we have all gone away with ideas and reflections to put into action. https://t.co/pA6ji1rjVE

17/04/18

are with us tonight from 4.00 pm and all those interested in learning about entering teaching are welcome to join us. Please park and come to the main entrance. https://t.co/VmKWAgZUpY

10/04/18

Key Stage 1 Girl's football team who won everyone of the 5 matches played at the recent Thurrock tournament. tomorrow https://t.co/ynirubDgQV

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

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

 

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

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