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08/12/18

Thank you to the fabulous young ladies from ⁦⁩ for helping out at our Christmas Fair today https://t.co/hgyMOCB1he

08/12/18

Christmas Fair in full swing at Harris Primary East Dulwich today until 3pm. Come along for some festive cheer! https://t.co/W9tGYryLG5

07/12/18

This Christmas, our Charity Committee have decided to support SE London initiative, Big Red Box . A list of required items can be found at https://t.co/irdNiKunVB https://t.co/MFF9lYlXul

06/12/18

Look at the amazing prizes on offer in our PTA raffle! Tickets on sale at our Winter Fair on Saturday. Thank you to these fantastic businesses for their generous donations! https://t.co/WJPYHjarOQ

03/12/18

Hong Kong Poet inspires Mandarin beginners https://t.co/GjCMDytxvR

03/12/18

Don’t miss the event of the season! Harris Primary East Dulwich’s Christmas Fair is on Saturday 8th December 12:30-3pm. https://t.co/L40f5PKXp4

29/11/18

‘I’ve decided I want to be a civil engineer so I can build underground water pipes, so that people in Sri Lanka, where my family are from, can have running water’. Year 2 child after a talk yesterday from a civil engineer as part of their ‘Towers, Turrets and Tunnels’ topic.

29/11/18

If you noticed smoke emanating from school on Friday, I hope you were not alarmed! There was a sudden end for Year 1's Tudor houses last week, as the Great Fire of London was dramatically brought to life! https://t.co/DaWZu3nsi4

29/11/18

Thank you - we raised £108.13 during the recent Poppy Appeal https://t.co/Y5ALDtFR3B

23/11/18

Year 4 spent a fabulous day at Box Hill yesterday, acquiring new skills and learning lots about Box Hill. All part of their Misty Mountains Sierra topic this term. https://t.co/QUtewthM4K

23/11/18

Two of our Eco Champions proudly showing the bronze STARS award they collected at the TfL STARS award ceremony on Wednesday https://t.co/aLgedgTIVa

16/11/18

Today, we finally got the chance to perform the poetry we have all been focusing on during performance poetry week. https://t.co/5DifQIXQRk

16/11/18

A firm message from HPAD to 'Choose Respect'! Odd Socks Day today brought Anti-Bullying Week to a colourful end. https://t.co/gVGVeWteyw

13/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm - Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) - Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) More details on our website. https://t.co/usa0BPsxo0

01/11/18

Year 4 avidly listening to Ms Reynolds’ father talk about his many hiking expeditions, both in the UK and overseas, as part of their topic 'Misty Mountains Sierra'. https://t.co/B4PD10GUEg

01/11/18

Some of Year 4 took part in a football tournament on Tuesday, playing against other Southwark schools. Not only was it an enjoyable day but the team came 4th out of 17 teams, won a ‘Team Work’ award and was awarded ‘boy of the tournament’. A successful day all round!

01/11/18

Much excitement in Year 1 this week when we hosted a visit from a very important visitor! https://t.co/WkBUIrLijg

24/10/18

Retweetd From Dulwich Hamlet FC

STATEMENT: Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust announce the club’s return to Champion Hill Read More Here: https://t.co/DCELnFyFgP https://t.co/tmrbHw3F97

22/10/18

Retweetd From Lauren Juliff

Our funding applications are done for this year. Fingers crossed we receive council support for our school Air Purification Project 🤞🤞#cleanergreenersafer

18/10/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

Thanks and for encouraging our brilliant young poets to experiment with Chinese characters https://t.co/I6MhOfNhXt

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KS1 & 2 Curriculum

Topic Curriculum

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  English, Mathematics, R.E., Music and P.E. are generally taught as discrete subjects. All the remaining subjects are taught through our thematic curriculum, which is a stimulating topic based approach to learning. In addition to this, children are taught Mandarin as a Modern Foreign Language.

Our thematic curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge and the development of skills which has been mapped to the National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations.  It is delivered through half-termly Imaginative Learning Projects which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts.  Our curriculum provides children with many learning challenges throughout the year that require them to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively.  Teachers work to ensure all learning is exciting, active and meaningful for children.

Music, Mandarin and P.E. are taught by specialist teachers.

The theme for each term's topic can be found in the table below:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Superheroes

Bright Lights, Big City

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Moon Zoom!

Splendid Skies

Memory Box

Year 2

Wriggle and Crawl

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Street Detectives

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

Land Ahoy

Beachcombers

 

Year 3

 

Urban Pioneers

Gods and Mortals

Tribal Tales

Scrumdiddlyuptious

Predator

Tremors

Year 4

Potions

Misty Mountains

I am a Warrior

Playlist

Traders & Raiders

Road Trip USA

Year 5

Stargazers

Time Travellers

Off with her head

Allotment

Peasants, Princes and Pestilience

Beast Creator

Year 6

Hola Mexico

A Child’s War

Blood Heart

Darwin’s Delight

Gallery Rebels

1D

For more details of what your child will learn each half-term please see the Curriculum Overviews at the bottom of this page.

Mathematics

Mathematics is taught daily at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich. We use an innovative, focused programme of work, which teaches children mathematical concepts practically first, before moving on to pictorial representations and finally the abstract recording. This is based on the Singapore Maths approach to teaching and aligns well with the focus in the National Curriculum on ‘mastery’.

The key features of Singapore Maths are:

  • Emphasis on problem solving and comprehension, allowing pupils to relate what they learn and to connect knowledge.
  • Careful scaffolding of core concepts through:
    • visualisation, as a platform for comprehension;
    • mental strategies, to develop decision making abilities;
    • pattern recognition, to support the ability to make connections and generalise.
  • Emphasis on the foundations for learning and not on the content itself so pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to merely reciting formulas or procedures.

English Teaching and Learning

Lessons and activities for all areas of English are planned carefully to help children develop and progress their skills continuously. Learning objectives are taken from the programmes of study in the current National Curriculum for English.  

We teach Phonics using our own phonics programme based on the progression in  'Letters and Sounds'  that we have developed using our expertise in the area. Phonics teaching and learning supports the development of early reading and writing skills. 

Reading

We believe that reading is the gateway to learning but should always be pleasurable and fun. We aim to give children a concrete set of skills to decode and understand text but also enable them to develop a lifelong love of books. As children progress through KS1 and into KS2 they continue to read regularly with adults in guided reading sessions and other classroom activities. These activities include, reading journal tasks and written comprehension tasks. Our well stocked fiction and non-fiction class library areas aim to offer children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities. 

Handwriting

From Reception, children are taught to use a pre-cursive script. We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers. All teachers model the pre-cursive script when working with children or marking books.  During Year 1, children begin to learn to join letters using a cursive script.

Writing

Writing is taught through two separate but intrinsically linked lessons. Firstly, all children participate in regular ‘writing skills’ sessions where the focus is on learning and developing the ‘tools’ or ‘skills’ of writing such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, drafting and improving in an age appropriate manner. Compositional and creative writing is taught in the main through our thematic topic work which allows the teachers to select writing tasks that match well with other learning in the topic, we believe that this helps them to feel that their writing is meaningful and has a purpose. 

 

Page Downloads

Title Date  
YR1 Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview - Superheroes 25th Sep 2016 Download
YR1 Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview - Bright Lights, Big City 25th Sep 2016 Download
YR1 Spring 1 Curriculum Overview - Paws, Claws and Whiskers 06th Jan 2017 Download
YR1 Spring 2 Curriculum Overview - Moon Zoom 23rd Feb 2017 Download
YR1 Summer 1 Curriculum Overview - Splendid Skies 01st May 2017 Download
YR1 Summer 2 Curriculum Overview - Memory Box 25th Sep 2016 Download
YR2 Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview - Wriggle and Crawl 03rd Oct 2016 Download
YR2 Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets 03rd Oct 2016 Download
YR2 Spring 1 Curriculum Overview - Street Detectives 06th Jan 2017 Download
YR2 Spring 2 Curriculum Overview - Muck, Mess and Mixtures 13th Feb 2017 Download
YR2 Summer 1 Curriculum Overview - Land Ahoy 01st May 2017 Download
YR2 Summer 2 Curriculum Overview - Beachcomber 04th Oct 2016 Download
YR3 Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview - Urban Pioneers 27th Nov 2017 Download
YR3 Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview – Gods and Mortals 27th Nov 2017 Download
YR3 Spring 1 Curriculum Overview Tribal Tales 27th Nov 2017 Download
YR3 Spring 2 Curriculum Overview Scrumdiddlyumptious 27th Nov 2017 Download
YR3 Summer 1 Curriculum Overview Predator! 27th Nov 2017 Download
YR3 Summer 2 Curriculum Overview Tremors 27th Nov 2017 Download
YR4 Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview - Potions 26th Sep 2018 Download
YR4 Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview - Misty Mountains Sierra 26th Nov 2018 Download