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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

13/12/18

Year 2 had a sharing afternoon where around 50 parents came in and joined them in learning about the "Great Fire of London". A lot of fun was had and parents loved seeing how knowledgeable as Historians the children had become! https://t.co/PJgOoIb7tE

10/12/18

Exciting times at Harris Riverside! https://t.co/aOs3Z6yTLR

06/12/18

Our Key Stage 1 art club pupils have been absolutely brilliant this term and the club has ended on a high with these fantastic poinsettia Christmas cards. https://t.co/y4x2KEMXjs

30/11/18

Preparing for the staff celebration to recognise the achievements this term as part of our culture and climate INSET and to recognise the work put in to create an outstanding school. https://t.co/EAnT9hQtSq

30/11/18

staff enjoying a shared INSET day with a focus on creating a positive culture and climate. https://t.co/V1Da41XwGc

29/11/18

On Tuesday 20th November a time capsule was planted at Intu Lakeside to capture the memories of employees and customers, including letters from our Year 6 , who wrote about a memorable moment spent at Intu Lakeside. https://t.co/MmxTQ26OEI

28/11/18

The staff have set up Secret Santa with style this Christmas! https://t.co/BUjgT5F6fA

24/11/18

It was a great event. Thanks to everyone involved.

24/11/18

Retweetd From Thurrock SSP

The final scores are in! Well done to all schools that took part in today’s yr 5/6 cross country. The scores have been added to last week’s yr 3/4 competition and I can reveal the top 3 schools overall...🥉 🥈 🥇 https://t.co/y2T7K9dGCr

24/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

Teacher of the year. What an honour! I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who believed in me for this award. It means a lot to me and I couldnt ask for more https://t.co/Tk7mkJFk5W

24/11/18

Children in Year 2 Cleopatra class are loving the book Bricktroplis by . https://t.co/AtB5OO4L5u

23/11/18

An Outstanding place in which to learn and have fun. https://t.co/3n6iQFjCHp

23/11/18

Excellence Every Child Every Day in our outstanding EYFS provision. https://t.co/JQLE1hdbAs

23/11/18

Reception is a lovely place to learn https://t.co/mOesuw4z8G

23/11/18

Wonderful EYFS environments set up to inspire our amazing pupils! https://t.co/W4jujmLCZn

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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