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25/02/20

Year 5 djembe 🎵 https://t.co/MYQskPttNn

25/02/20

Year 3 Music performance - playing the recorder & reading music 🎶 🎵wow! https://t.co/G3oshCx0vH

25/02/20

Year 2 looking at prints and sculpture 🎨 https://t.co/xUSJ0LFrvC

13/02/20

End of Spring 1 Cake Sale today at 15:30 🧁 🍰

13/02/20

An end of term celebration for children who read 6 books during our Reading Challenge! 📚 📖 https://t.co/R6OdQlq5ic

01/02/20

Our children love leading their learning & respond well to each other. Mr K had them recalling multiplication facts in record speed 👍🏾 https://t.co/gE5GERMH6x

01/02/20

Year 1 local RE trip. Getting to know the diversity in our local community. https://t.co/segmasghNe

31/01/20

Retweetd From Donny Morrison

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing Spelling Seeds with the enthusiastic and welcoming teams and this evening! Lots of fun contextual spelling investigations and applications were had by all! https://t.co/mv8343YYtc

31/01/20

Consulta para las familias que tienen inglés como segunda lengua - mañana de café l. Jueves 6de febrero 9:00-9:30 Queremos escuchar cómo creen que podemos apoyarse mejor a ustedes y a sus hijos, si tienen el inglés como segundo idioma. Habrá un traductor de español. 🇪🇸 🌍 💬

30/01/20

Year 6 engaging with the South London Junior Citizens 🖐🏿🖐🏼🖐🏾 https://t.co/E7Iqu0w9K9

24/01/20

A parent drop in session in Reception to celebrate early reading! 📚 📖 https://t.co/vs2MphwhhP

15/01/20

Year 1 oral health visit! 🦷 Learning how to keep our teeth and gums nice & clean! 😁 https://t.co/hNHqb61OBd

21/12/19

Fantastic Winter Fair 🎄🙌🏾 We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas holiday 🙂 https://t.co/ryJUrjQHZk

19/12/19

Santa’s Grotto, a nail bar, hot dogs & much more at the Winter Fair ❄️ 🎄 https://t.co/DDCTXrbXom

17/12/19

‘It’s like being in a restaurant!’ Our Christmas dinner was delicious & our Leadership Team & teachers served us all at our tables 🎄 https://t.co/zuq7xAzLWx

13/12/19

Celebration assembly with a difference 🎄 How festive our children and staff look in their Christmas jumpers! https://t.co/Lw9vWVU6K9

13/12/19

Wonderful singing by our Y6s, who ‘Don’t want a lot for Christmas.’ 🎶🎶🎄🎁 https://t.co/Mzh1ug3fjH

13/12/19

Such a wonderful turn out by our families to watch our Christmas Production. Thanks for the positive feedback 🙂🎄 https://t.co/0H3qVfKFpf

06/12/19

History coming to life for Year 2 in 🏰 https://t.co/WJyMPgyqt4

05/12/19

Something to warm us up on such a cold day ❄️🎶 https://t.co/kqLvrABlD1

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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 Read Write Inc. 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