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08/04/19

Diversity Gold Mark Award received Thursday 4th April 2019. What a great achievement! Thank you to Learningworkz for all your support and the Deputy Major for attending the event. https://t.co/wqbPeRNrlB

03/04/19

Year 5 Treginnis Farm trip update.. another fantastic day! https://t.co/iKjY0IX2W9

01/04/19

Year 5 displaying teamwork in all its glory Treginnis 2019. We miss you all!! https://t.co/rZeFOQRagb

31/03/19

Year 5 displaying the core values of teamwork and respect. We’re all so proud! https://t.co/olWzKE4plb

31/03/19

Treginnis . Everyone is working hard and enjoying themselves! https://t.co/L9hyaLjvzb

30/03/19

Year 5 setting off for a week of excitement and adventure at Treginnis Farm. https://t.co/zZ5wxjlDzj

24/03/19

Year 6 Shadow theatre using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them. https://t.co/aV5qor9UOQ

24/03/19

Spring 2019 Community Evening a huge success. Thank you to all our families and staff for the food, memories and laughs!! https://t.co/VKYcuvrFs0

20/03/19

KS1 squad finish 9th at the borough athletics. What a fantastic outcome for their first event!! Brilliant news KS1 team! https://t.co/MfYGbX5bAD

17/03/19

Red Nose Day Cake sale https://t.co/RN8tOgKi8y

09/03/19

Sibel Beadle author of Witchy Travel Tales visiting the academy again on Thursday 14th March, after a successful visit on Wednesday 6th March. A fantastic opportunity for the children to hear Sibel read and parents can purchase signed copies of her book! https://t.co/W7PTcBf9K5

09/03/19

Year 5 take part in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. What a fantastic honour for our children and academy to be chosen, alongside 403 other primary schools!

09/03/19

Thursday 4th April Diversty Gold Mark award presented to the academy by the Deputy Major. Keep posted for the pictures!

09/03/19

Fantastic WBD event https://t.co/6olMoLMRsk

09/03/19

WBD a huge success with wonderful characters taking over the academy! https://t.co/6Nd6778KoH

03/03/19

Brilliant effort Archery competition! 1st, 2nd and 5th from our 3 teams out of 15 schools! https://t.co/NGxH6PVDlC

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

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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