Thanks for all your contributions. Winners will be announced next week. Hope we all enjoyed Number Day.


Festive season starts tomorrow at the Christmas fair 12-3. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


HJAC are thoroughly enjoying backpacking around Europe.


Our amazing Mrs Gartell with her fantastic award. Very well deserved.


Thursday 14th welcome to year 3 meeting at 6pm. Welcome to year 5 meeting 6.45. It would be great to see you.


Monday 11th September PTA AGM at 6.45 all are welcome. HJAC PTA help make a difference to every child. Come along and find out more.


Two great WOW days already this week, tomorrow year 3 go back in time to the Stone Age.


2pm tomorrow year 6 leavers' assembly, it would be lovely to see you all there to celebrate the children's time at HJAC.


Well done to the whole of year 6, great production of Darwin rocks! Very proud of you all.


Finished packing up the coach and just about to leave. Aim to be back by 12 :-)


Lovely evening walk and had an amazing rap by Miss Roberts 'rehereyear4


Lovely breakfast and enjoying our morning activities.


He's having a great time. They all are :-) currently playing games and sports.


We are loving it - shelter building, scavenger hunting and playing games. 🙂


All arrived safe and excited for the next few days at Galveston Hall


15minutes until we are back at school


Had our lunch and back on the road - it's looking like we will be back about 2.30. Looking forward to seeing you all.


We will update more when we have an idea. So far so good for 2ish.


On our way home. Hopefully aiming to be back about 2 o'clock. 😀


Having a great time at our campfire after a very hectic and pretty wet day.

Harris Academies
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At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton we provide opportunities for children to view reading as an enjoyable and meaningful activity as well as enabling them to develop their comprehension, inference and thinking skills.

Guided reading activities take place five times a week, children will read with a teacher during one of these sessions. Classes are able to visit the school library weekly and borrow books using an electronic system in addition to independent reading books that may be taken home from class. Each year group has a reading challenge where children are rewarded for reading at home; this creates a positive atmosphere and gives the children a reason for reading at home. Reading at home is recorded in children’s Home Diaries and these are checked weekly by a member of staff. Each class has a class reading book which is read during the week, this may be linked to the year group’s theme.


At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton we provide children with a wide range of opportunities for writing. Children are taught how to structure and present their written work and are taught grammar and spelling both discretely and as part of Literacy lessons. We use drama, speaking and listening, visuals, whole class texts, stories and theme work to encourage creativity and develop the children’s vocabulary.

Teachers assess children’s writing regularly and children are given feedback which directly relates to their differentiated targets. Children are encouraged to edit their writing using their ‘Purple Pen of Progress’ this allows them to take ownership of their writing and improve their learning as a result. As part of our assessment children are given a main target to focus on during their writing.


At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton we use a multi-sensory approach to the teaching of phonics. We use the programme ‘Phonics Play’ to ensure that all children have a good grasp of key sounds and reading skills. Phonics understanding is assessed and intervention groups put in place where necessary.

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