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23/07/21

Retweetd From Andrea Spain

Thank you everyone for all your incredible hard work and perserverence in the last year. Its the end of an era for Year 6 today. Thank you for making primary school such a special and positive experience.

21/07/21

Thank you so much for your kind words. We will pass on the message to the children! Take Care

21/07/21

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Thank you for a fantastic virtual visit! It was a total pleasure to chat with your brilliant young readers and writers - please wish them happy reading and happy writing from me!

21/07/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this academic years final challenge, we would like you to write a poem or song summarising your school year. We can't wait to hear them 🎶 https://t.co/sdlUMvTkbp

21/07/21

Yesterday year 4 had a virtual visit by Varjak Paw Author, S.F Said. Year 4 pupils love reading his books and were so excited to meet the brilliant and inspiring author in person! 📚 https://t.co/MZV4m7774I

20/07/21

Year 6 are enjoying a virtual tour of the British Museum, learning specifically about the Ancient Greeks 🏛️ https://t.co/GNBbr58H78

20/07/21

Thank you for sharing with us!

07/07/21

Happy Wellbeing Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create your own England football chant, poem or poster cheering them on for tonight or celebrating how well they have done in the Euro's so far🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 https://t.co/tyonUKs6Po

03/07/21

We have grown a beautiful bumper crop of strawberries in the EYFS garden this year 🍓 https://t.co/bO00wT2T3w

02/07/21

Year 6 have been learning about climate graphs in maths and have created their own based on a destination of their choice 📊 https://t.co/O1kcyHxLgU

30/06/21

Year 6 have been exploring Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection by using different utensils to represent different bird beaks to see which are best adapted at picking up seeds 🌿 https://t.co/BRrZ9GhpbW

30/06/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 In the spirit of the Euro's, today's Wellbeing challenge is to design a new football kit for England ⚽ We can't wait to see what you come up with! https://t.co/DKIK1JbmqG

24/06/21

Year 6 have been enjoying their daily Drop Everything Read sessions 📚 https://t.co/Qju3k6uyIQ

23/06/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to draw your idea of paradise! Think about what relaxes you and what makes you happy. Remember this could be different for everyone! We look forward to seeing what you come up with 🏖️ https://t.co/cTvhDsJ2Sr

22/06/21

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We have spaces available in our Junior Singers at Anerley Town Hall on Wednesdays (4.15-5.15). For current years 3,4&5. Email sseeney.co.uk for info. Start this week!

09/06/21

The book fair is at Kent House again! 📚 Our pupils are enjoying having a look at the books on offer. Parents and carers, please see the letter attached with details of how we are making it Covid-safe https://t.co/R44V7X9Klj

28/05/21

Year 6 have produced some fantastic end of term learning summaries for history, focusing on how London has changed from The Romans, up until the Georgians 🌟 https://t.co/hwwESXuAdm

25/05/21

In art, year 6 have been creating their own sculptures based on the work of Patrick Cabral. They worked in pairs to create their animal themed interlocking cardboard sculptures🎨 https://t.co/cHLRieONIe

12/05/21

Happy Wednesday everyone🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem based on the theme of nature to fit in with this year's theme for 💚 We can't wait to see what you come up with https://t.co/eB45F5JnZ3

10/05/21

🌈This week is . This year's theme is about connecting with nature to support your mental health. Watch this space for more information about how to get involved 💚 https://t.co/pbookqNRR9

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Reception

Please note - This is the usual offer for our children when the academy is fully open, and describes the teaching for last term
 

Welcome to Reception:
Serena Williams and Jessica Ennis Hill

Miss Holle is teaching Serena Williams class this year assisted by Mrs Heath and Miss Coulstock.

Miss Smith is teaching Jessica Ennis Hill class this year assisted by Miss Sayer.

Welcome to Reception! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

At Harris Primary Academy we believe in fostering a love for reading from the very beginning. With this in mind, please ensure your main priority is reading with your child daily. Give your child opportunities to explore the story by answering questions, exploring key vocabulary and talking about the illustrations.

Once children have settled into their new routine, children will take a story book home daily, alongside a read-write-inc book each week matching their specific reading level.

Additional homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school.

PE

In Reception, PE is taught on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child wears their full PE kit to school on these days and all earrings must be removed.

Trips

This half term we are focussing on settling the children back into their routines.

Key Times

The nursery gate is open for reception children at 8.45am, please arrive by 3.15pm to collect your child.

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Design it

You will find new and exciting books in your book bag each week. There is a phonics book for you to share with your grown up and a story book for your grown up to share with you. Look at the pictures and talk about what is happening, Can you re-tell the story? Do you recognise any sounds?

Please record the books you have read in your reading journals and leave us a comment. We love to see what you are reading!

We are very excited to learn all about you and your family.

 

Can you help us by making a family tree? You can add your important friends to it as well. Talk to your family and friends about what you like doing, how you spend time together and any special celebrations you have.

 

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

With an adult, think about how you could make or decorate your tree. Don’t forget to include lots of interesting facts about your family! You can use any materials you want including recyclable materials!

Practise it

Write it

Make it

We are excited to start mark making with you and introducing phonics (this will help you to read and write). Can you start by practising to write your name? It is a really important job because at school we have to NAME everything!

Could you use different materials- pencils, pens, chalks, crayons, paint? Write it in sand, shower gel, rice… We would love to see pictures of this. Please help your child to write in lower case if they are writing using only capital letters.

Challenge: there are numerals and numbers all around us. Could you practise writing your numbers?

We are excited to start mark making with you and introducing phonics (this will help you to read and write). Can you start by practising to write your name? It is a really important job because at school we have to NAME everything!

Could you use different materials- pencils, pens, chalks, crayons, paint? Write it in sand, shower gel, rice… We would love to see pictures of this.

Challenge: there are numerals and numbers all around us. Could you practise writing your numbers?

 Have fun creating your masterpieces! Remember, no piece of art is complete without a dazzling frame (using materials and resources you can find at home)! We look forward to seeing your wonderful work!

A note to parents,

Please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.

 

What are we learning?

This term we will be celebrating Traditional Fairy Tales within our topic ‘Can you tell me a story?’ We will be reading the stories The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Jolly Postman. The children will learn to sequence parts of a story, they will learn to ask different types of questions through hot-seating and they will learn how to use their facial expressions, bodies and voice when acting out stories.

In Mathematics children will be exploring 2D shapes and their properties and going on shape hunts in the outdoor learning area. The children will be representing numbers using different resources and practising number formation. They will learn about ‘1 more and 1 less’ using concrete and pictorial resources.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you, it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Please also help your child to consolidate their RWI phonic knowledge by completing the sound sheet which will go home each day.

Additional Information

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time in the garden. We will go out no matter what the weather! As the weather gets colder and wetter, please ensure your child is in school with appropriate clothing such as thick coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Please could you also provide wellington boots for your child to be kept at school all year round.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Holle or Miss Smith or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

 

Thanks,

Miss Holle and Miss Smith