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21/05/19

Children enjoying the reptile show. Thank you PTA for organising! https://t.co/yNXsCukbxa

21/05/19

Some of our Year 4 pupils and Miss Williamson talking about the Apple iPad pilot they did this term. Presenting to Sir Dan Moynihan. https://t.co/Fx5VUtDZVN

03/05/19

Painting stage started in Year 3 with their mosques! https://t.co/xJqJbE8UB1

03/05/19

Year 5 enjoying their trip to Kew Gardens as part of their topic on rainforests. They looked at plant and animal life and the impact of human behaviour. https://t.co/T323c3oyU4

30/04/19

Year 3 working together making mosques. Looking forward to seeing them finished! https://t.co/1K0pyh3lcH

29/04/19

Year 3 and 4 SuDS champions! https://t.co/Mt6orlLDVx

29/04/19

Charlene from SUDS in to talk about what happens to a raindrop. https://t.co/e9GL3iobvM

26/04/19

Good morning from Year 4! All packed up, eaten breakfast and ready to go...see you soon! Should be back to school by 12. https://t.co/uOUElKGkMI

25/04/19

A little video from Day 2 at Gaveston Hall! https://t.co/jUCqmwOPS2

25/04/19

Year 4 spending their last evening singing and eating marshmallows around the campfire. What a lovely way to finish a fantastic day! https://t.co/KjVq9SCS74

25/04/19

Year 4 enjoying some games and sports before dinner earlier to work up an appetite! https://t.co/RMrqgoxrnK

25/04/19

GH update: Meeting some new friends earlier today. Here’s Harry and Meg! https://t.co/giYeqXFpZb

25/04/19

Lunch time at Gaveston Hall 🥪🍪🍉🥤😋 https://t.co/radXx0B62h

25/04/19

Year 4 are expert pond dippers now! https://t.co/KskU8R5BsX

25/04/19

A walk down the stream, the children were just a little bit wet by the end of it 🙊good job they all brought spare socks! 🧦 https://t.co/y7CTrs6qVF

25/04/19

GH update...Lovely morning swim in the heated pool to start off the day! https://t.co/rpF5vJhRTA

25/04/19

Breakfast time at Gaveston Hall. Fuelling up for a very busy day ahead 💪 more updates soon! https://t.co/AEbhxlybLR

24/04/19

A little montage to share some of the things they’ve been up to today. A scavenger hunt, building shelters, exploring... After dinner, they took a nice stroll along the grounds before getting ready for bed.Looking forward to a busy day tomorrow! Watch this space! https://t.co/G422jizVIZ

24/04/19

Year 4 have arrived safety! They’ve unpacked, had some lunch and now getting ready to do some fun activities! https://t.co/hXULj1hRXW

24/04/19

Year 4 on their way to their residential trip! Look out for updates on their exciting adventures! https://t.co/S689zTEAWJ

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Reading

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.

Writing

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.

Phonics

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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