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15/12/17

🎁 It’s Christmas Jumper Day! 🎄 AND 🍽 It’s Christmas Dinner Day! 🍴 https://t.co/0wbTC1sBa9

06/12/17

❓Which classes will receive the certificates today❓ 🏆There are certificates for the classes in KS1, LKS2 & UKS2 with the fastest speed, beat average score & most users!!🏆 🌟There are also certificates for 3 children who have the fast speed in their phase!!🌟

06/12/17

On Monday, we all had a special treat! It was the pantomime! We loved getting in to the festive spirit and joining in with Dick Whittington!! https://t.co/fFxdG00r06

06/12/17

On Monday evening the Harris Kenley Elf made her way to Year 5! This time it looks like she may have brought a friend with her! 🎅🏼#ChristmasFun https://t.co/A84RObf3wi

06/12/17

The Harris Kenley Christmas Elf is back...On Thursday evening she created a real mess in Year 6!! https://t.co/W1qQGXRquJ

01/12/17

🎄CHRISTMAS FAIR🎄 📆TODAY 🕞 3:30 🏢School Hall 🎅🏼Santa will be in the academy all day for those who have pre-booked to see him!🎅🏼

27/11/17

🎅🏼Get booking...it’s now only 4️⃣ days away!! 🎅🏼 https://t.co/2ElSysyVlf

26/11/17

Retweetd From Ashley Booth

What a year for books it's been. Here's 36 for primary that have been amazing. https://t.co/XwvZLC3uCT

26/11/17

🎅🏼Children who are booked in to see Santa in the academy day will be collected and taken to see Santa by his elves🎅🏼

26/11/17

🎅🏼Only 5 days until Santa visits the Academy🎅🏼 ‼️Don’t forget to book your child’s place for a visit within the academy day‼️ 🎅🏼Santa will also be at the fair, so those not at the academy can tell him what’s on their Christmas lists too🎅🏼

26/11/17

Our wonderful PTA are very busy preparing for our Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December from 3:30. We’re looking to seeing many of you there https://t.co/VBgopY3P2b

26/11/17

Retweetd From HarrisPrimaryKenley

Santa is coming on the 1st December🎅🏻 Booking now open! If your child would like to visit Santa during the Academy day please pre book your space via parent pay. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa at the fair but we advise to pre book to advoid disappointment.

22/11/17

You have now had your logins for a week now - we hope you are enjoying learning and practising your times tables in a fun and engaging way!!

22/11/17

Retweetd From Hewitts of Croydon

A big variety of results in this article but are very proud of all the schools we supply uniform for! Special mention for & who scored exceptionally high! Well done to everyone.... https://t.co/6mARuxFzjP

21/11/17

The PTA would welcome any chocolate donations for the chocolate tombola at the fair. Collections in the playground day before and after school this week.

20/11/17

Santa is coming on the 1st December🎅🏻 Booking now open! If your child would like to visit Santa during the Academy day please pre book your space via parent pay. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa at the fair but we advise to pre book to advoid disappointment.

17/11/17

We are very excited to now be using at HPAK!! A letter has been sent home regarding this & you can find your child's log-in in their Reading Record. We look forward to sharing the leader boards with the children during celebration assembly. https://t.co/zSPAzLwgdC

13/11/17

KS2 had a wonderful morning watching The Smart Brothers Road Safety Show! https://t.co/dooxFBpeQw

13/11/17

The Hedgehog Nursery have been finding out about Remembrance Day. We talked about wearing a poppy to remember the Soldiers. The children then made their own poppy. https://t.co/SH6aTRLn9Q

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.

Home Learning

Taking an active interest in your child’s learning is one of the best ways you can help your child to do better in school and in life. Learning is not just about what happens in school. Children are learning all the time through what they see, hear and do.

A little reading goes a long way!

  • Remember: a good 10 minutes is much better than a difficult half hour!
  • Plan a quality, quiet time to read together.

Strategies and Reading Behaviours

In school children are taught a range of strategies they can use to help them work out unknown words. For example:

  • Phonics - If they can sound the word out using the phonics they know then encourage this as the first strategy
  • Using the picture as a clue (this is not cheating!)
  • Using picture clues along with the initial letter in the word
  • Predicting what the word could be from the context it is in.

As children’s reading skills develop they adopt a range of good reading behaviours. These include:

  • Reading from left to right and matching each spoken word to a written one
  • Recognising errors
  • Re-reading to correct and re-reading to check
  • Making meaningful but not always accurate guesses
  • Reading with expression

As children progress further they:

  • Use punctuation
  • Follow print with their eyes
  • Search for information in the print
  • Read more fluently
  • Use letter clusters to attempt new words

Reading with your child

Book Introduction: Spend time introducing the book (see example questions to help)

Strategy Check: Ask your child “What can we do if we get stuck on a word?” Listing the strategies refreshes your child’s memory and gives them the confidence to tackle a new word.

Independent reading: During this time try to remind your child of strategies rather than giving unknown words.

Returning to text for questioning: (See question examples to help.) This is an important part of the reading session as it enables you to see if they have understood what they have read. More confident readers will also be able to return to the text to find out answers to questions.

Important points to remember

  • Allow your child to read to the end of a sentence without interrupting.
  • Share the title rather than asking them to read it if the words are unfamiliar.
  • Remind your child to point to each word individually rather than continuously run their finger underneath if they are still learning to match one to one.
  • Alternate saying well done or that was good by telling your child what was good.
  • Remember not to expect your child to work out a word that is not in their vocabulary.
  • Alternate the strategies you suggest rather than giving the same strategy prompt e.g. sound it out.

Remember, we all learn more when we enjoy what we are learning!