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Red Nose Day last Friday was FANTASTIC!!!! https://t.co/S7n6Dbwbt9

07/02/17

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Enjoyable Governor visit to this morning. Happy to see the kids doing well & found out I have the same name as someone on X-factor!

07/02/17

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07/02/17

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07/02/17

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07/02/17

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07/02/17

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07/02/17

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19/01/16

Mr Moth is sharing his Numicon skills. https://t.co/OsbTmPtND6

19/01/16

Enjoying our training in Year 1 https://t.co/wDUSpq8UUg

19/01/16

Numicon Training Day at on Friday 15th January 2016 https://t.co/uY0AHWIzVi

03/11/15

Corde shares his work with Lord Harris... https://t.co/tNf770HxMd

03/11/15

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Rares asks Lord Harris a question in Olive class. https://t.co/F9yBaoqv3H

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.

English & Literacy

Literacy

At Harris Primary Free School Peckham we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning.  Reading is taught through traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home. 

Phonics

Phonics is the method used in most primary schools to teach children to read. It teaches children the 44 sounds used in the English language and then the letter or letters which make those sounds. Children are taught to apply this knowledge for both reading and spelling words. In Reception, children have daily teaching sessions for phonics and this continues into Key Stage 1. At Harris Free School Peckham, we use the Letters and Sounds programme to teach phonics.


Reading

As well as taking part in daily phonics sessions, children are given opportunities to read every day either with an adult or independently. Children also have stories read to them frequently in class and books are often the basis for an entire unit of work.

Reading books are sent home with the children at a level which matches their phonic understanding so they can continue practising at home. They are also allowed to take home other books to read with an adult as this helps develop a love of reading as well as improving their understanding and comprehension. Research has shown the significant positive impact that reading at home can have on children’s ability and understanding so we encourage families to read with their children on a daily basis.


Writing

Children are taught spelling, handwriting and writing for purpose. Some of this is delivered as part of the daily phonics sessions and also as part of the focused and independent learning activities.

We use a cursive handwriting script which teaches children the correct letter formations and also the different families of letter joins.

Children are given opportunities to write for different purposes. Writing is encouraged in a range of contexts in order