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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

29/03/18

Congratulations to the Merit Award winners for this half term. These pupils were presented with their awards by our Head Boy and Head Girl in our half termly assembly in front of their parents.

28/03/18

The quote for today comes from Anne Frank (1929-1945), diarist and victim of the holocaust: "We can't control our destiny but we can control who we become." https://t.co/3B7iHJLo8g

26/03/18

A huge congratulations to our Years 1 and 2 boys football team. The children won every match of the tournament they played and were even presented with a special card recognizing the fair play ad sporting conduct they had showed. Our girls team plays later this week! https://t.co/Jqv3QHaE5e

26/03/18

Last Thursday our netball team (Years 5 and 6) won the western league for the very first time. A huge well done to the team who attend training at 8.00 am. every Wednesday, as well as the staff and parents who have supported them. https://t.co/SVEwDPQ9Ek

26/03/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Would you like to ? Apply to in our of academies in & around London via UCAS 1TZ or visit our website at https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv for more information! https://t.co/P3Aq7MJ865

26/03/18

Retweetd From Andy Buck

How well does the team you lead match up to this definition? https://t.co/Il4gt3Ss0S

26/03/18

Monday's quote: "Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness." Desmond Tutu, (1931-date), Archbishop of Cape Town and Anti-Apartheid and Human Rights Campaigner. Seen here with our Executive Principal, Mr Britt in 2007. https://t.co/galqSX4HDB

23/03/18

Year 6 Orwell class did really well raising funds for Sports Relief 2018. £94.60 collected by one class alone. https://t.co/j6GxQrDRXI

23/03/18

Our quote for the weekend comes from Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), American poet and writer as well as being the person after whom one of our Year 6 classes is named. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” https://t.co/NmfK9XKi90

23/03/18

Mrs Plummer and Ms Prince win the dance award 2018!

23/03/18

pupils clocking up 2,000,000 steps today in support of on their walk around the community. The local people of Chafford Hundred and their parents and friends cheered them on every step! https://t.co/eWxT2rUIQC

23/03/18

Look at our 670 pupils as they walked a mile in the local community today, clocking up 2,000,000 steps. They were supported all the way by local Chafford Hundred people and their parents. https://t.co/3ZIk54tbag

23/03/18

Retweetd From Evening Standard

Everything you need to know about Sport Relief 2018 https://t.co/Ke423eQdLo

23/03/18

Retweetd From Matt Britt

Enjoying dancing Community Event..... 👍🕺🏼 https://t.co/jFWbM6cJI8

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.

Learning at the Academy

Continuing To Improve Our Academy

We have some key aims for the coming year as we further attempt to deliver our vision for outstanding education, "Excellence. Every Child. Every Day."

* Further raise standards in writing at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for all pupils and groups of pupils.

* Free School Meal Pupils and More  Able Free School Meal Pupils to attain in line with their non Free School Meal peer group.

* Provision of teaching and learning to be 100% Good and 50% outstanding throughout the year.

* To further raise standards of attainment and progress for SEN pupils across all Key Stages of the academy.

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.