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09/02/19

Brilliant news we have been awarded the SSAT Educational outcome award!!! Congratulations team! https://t.co/CKz7UAEmy8

09/02/19

Gamelan Dance workshop https://t.co/zXzJCzgxBF

09/02/19

Year 6 had an immersive insight into the human digestive system. After squishing bananas, crackers, orange juice and water together – the children separated the solids and liquids through a pair of tights. https://t.co/OXabNMr2LD

08/02/19

Another fantastic result for our athletics team.. 2nd overall. Brilliant news! https://t.co/Q69dMLvEoA

04/02/19

Science Week children in year 5 investigating the journey of Usain ‘Electricity’ Bolt. This prompted the investigation into conductors and insulators; pupils refreshed their skills of making a circuit, as well as learning how they could effectively interrupt a circuit. https://t.co/TM52y2c1oZ

01/02/19

HPACH Choir ready for a wonderful evening at the O2 https://t.co/VjiFo5rlGJ

01/02/19

Fantastic news Our swimming team came 1st overall in the gala today at Blackshots. Absolutely phenomenal... well done team!!

31/01/19

Party time! KS2 children having a wonderful time! https://t.co/OjbGtHLNgp

29/01/19

Our fantastic Year 5 and 6 badminton team come 2nd in a five team group competition. Well done team! https://t.co/LsIcEAeUlU

29/01/19

netball team sporting our new kit! https://t.co/8VO0441WQ6

22/01/19

Year 5 were greeted with a giant footprint in their classroom on Monday. Caution tape surrounded the scene, indicating an incident had taken place. The children enjoyed investigating the scene and used role play to perform their probing questions. https://t.co/zmgjgtPAS2

21/12/18

Our Merit award winners December 2018 with Mr Britt and Ms Rai. https://t.co/4UsTQVUdZa

21/12/18

Our Thurrock Cross Country gold Medallists 2018 https://t.co/djilSjXII0

21/12/18

Cross country Runners Up https://t.co/UaWBo4sDPx

21/12/18

Our Premier League Writing Competition winner with his wonderful trophy! https://t.co/L0Iys18SNC

20/12/18

Year 5 immersed in a practical maths investigation. Children were surgeons saving patients by solving mathematical calculations using the four operations. Pupils demonstrated our core value of responsibility towards their independent mathematical enquiries.#mathsisfun https://t.co/DcRychfUWH

14/12/18

choir leading us in our first evening Carol Service. A lovely end to a fantastic Christmas celebration day!! https://t.co/DNM7Qsx8lY

14/12/18

PTA organising Christmas games on our Christmas celebration day!! https://t.co/B2Nuh12IKa

14/12/18

PTA are working their Christmas magic. Hope to see as many of you all as possible for Carols by the tree tonight at 6.00 pm. https://t.co/FwoK9Tz5y3

14/12/18

Our amazing PTA have got our grotto set up for Santa to visit the children of https://t.co/OH1wkqObZe

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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

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