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Year 6 trip to the cinema to celebrate their hard work! 📺 🍿


And we are DONE! 🥳 We couldn’t be more proud of our Year 6. They have worked incredibly hard. Well done each and every one of you!


SATs breakfast in full swing for day 2! Best of luck to our wonderful Year 6 cohort for their reading paper today! 🤩


Watch out O2…HJAC have arrived!! Young Voices are there rehearsing for their performance this evening. 🎤 🎶 Good luck 😄


Thank you for all the support and money raised for our outrageously orange day in aid of It was great to see a sea of orange.


Top table at HJAC today! Joined by Mr Britt for lunch!


Today, Year 4 discovered how Romans changed our homes in history!


Congratulations to HJAC’s Star of the Week. You have all worked extremely hard.


Congratulations to our brilliant year 6 children who took part in Top of the Form this week. We are very proud of you.


Tag us with your Red Nose Day outfits if you share them!


Top Table Thursday! Our wonderful nominees enjoyed their lunch with Mrs Utting yesterday. Keep up the great work 😊


Don’t forgot that today is Red Nose Day and the theme is superheroes! We can’t wait to see all your costumes!


In Y4, the children have been investigating which materials conduct electricity. Check out their circuits. 💡


Gardening club have been busy making tiles to create a collage to display. Can’t wait to see it put together!


Let’s also give a shout out to the ‘Top Table’ this week. They are nominated by adults over the week for showing kindness to others and being helpful around the school.


Congratulations to our stars of the week. They should all be very proud of everything they have achieved. Keep up the great work!


Year 5 have been enjoying making prints in arts this week! They used rollers to apply ink to polystyrene tiles and then made prints using contrasting colours. #hjac


Year 6 have been creating nets to make 3D shapes this week! This has really helped with recognising 3D shapes from their nets and identifying the number of faces, edges and vertices.


Congratulations to our amazing stars of the week. Well done to everyone for their fantastic reading achievements as they are working their way through reading the rainbow.


Just a couple of snaps from World Book Day at HJAC! Another year of fantastic costumes. Can you work out who all the characters are? Look out for some more pictures tomorrow!

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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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