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Check out Year 3s animation On sustainable drainage systems


Smoothie bike has been in this week giving all the children the opportunity to make their own smoothies using a bike! What a great way to get in your


Egg and spoon race. Luckily not real eggs by the looks of things!


Year 3 and 4 getting ready for their Sport’s Day!


Year 4 ready at the Sutton music service concert with a collection of schools...Let’s put the hard work into action!


And a few more!!! Once we are back I will be compiling photos from each group to add to the year book. We’ve had such a fantastic week and had so many lovely comments on how polite and well behaved the children have been, we look forward to seeing you shortly, Miss Bryson


A few more...


A selection of photos from our week in Swanage 🌊


Year 6 are now due back at 13.10. We will be walking the luggage and the children back to school before we let them go. Any help with taking the suitcases from the coach to school would be much appreciated 👍🏼


Year 6 have left! We’re on our way home after a fantastic week. We will update you via twitter and text if there are any changes to our ETA of 13.30


Year 6 have had another great day; we’ve walked 5 miles to Corfe Castle and learnt about its history. Most importantly we visited........ a sweet shop!!! Our last venture for the day is a trip to the beach this evening.


Year 6 have had a fantastic first day of activities: bushcraft, team-building, pioneering, bridge building and kayaking!


Year 6 have woken up bright and early for an exciting day of activities! Here are a few more photos from yesterday...


Navigating our way along a hiking route, year 6 are in charge of the maps and directions!


Year 6 are having lots of fun so far; we’ve had fun and games on the beach and are now settling into our rooms and making our beds by ourselves!


Year 6 have arrived at Swanage safe and sound!


And they’re off!


Year 6 are fueling up with some lunch ready for their velodrome experience!


Carshalton’s got Talent. Round one!

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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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