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23/04/19

First day back and year 11 are already stuck into a waking talking mock for English! https://t.co/G4d01F462T

05/04/19

Our year 12s spent Wednesday evening exploring their future options

03/04/19

Exciting scenes at our Knowledge Maestro competition today. Congratulations to the Enterprise and World Studies hubs for being victorious! https://t.co/WUPhri7ZbU

03/04/19

Our Sixth Form is proud to announce its first cohort of students, who will complete their Bronze Awards by the end of the Summer Term. Find out more at https://t.co/1uVwhYNcQS https://t.co/X7eBhy2Xct

03/04/19

From Rudolf Hess to Lady Jane Grey. Year 5 have been learning about famous prisoners in the . This lovely writing is by Debbie. Great drawing too. Loads more great learning for our primary phase students at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/SIrR2yQZqN

03/04/19

In Reception Class this week we have been focusing on our topic . Ilyas is writing a list of picnic food he needs to take to the moon. Vital! And Renee is writing 'rocket sentences' in speech bubbles. Loads more at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/WRY6apsPEu

01/04/19

About to board the mini bus to make our way to the Cory Riverside Energy planet where London’s waste is processed! https://t.co/GjNsomnj1p

01/04/19

Hi from has come in to help us learn about the 3Rs! https://t.co/axdFwQBBOH

29/03/19

Year 10 enjoying a production by today - always a delight to welcome people in! https://t.co/dfsfGMCqhZ

28/03/19

Ase delivering her speech this evening at the 'Speak Out' regional finals at St Catherine's! She smashed it! We are so proud of her. https://t.co/NCjRgFNqOM

28/03/19

Year 4 are learning about different denominations at in Thamesmead. We can’t wait to see their writing after this visit! https://t.co/eaHZnxcVZc

26/03/19

So proud of Arsens and Dzuljeta who represented our school at the British Schools Championships in Sheffield last weekend. Arsens is now British Schools Champion in his age and weight category. So proud of them both. Full story https://t.co/WsdauiGTRg https://t.co/I4aIhnxUoe

26/03/19

Year 5 have had a fantastic time at the ⁦⁩ today! The perfect trip to enrich our learning in the topic ‘Crime and Punishment’ ⁦https://t.co/SjvlwKADl5

26/03/19

🎵 Choir rehearsal under way! Note for parents: as you look at the stage we are sat on the top left! https://t.co/4xjYMMkMke

26/03/19

Desperately trying to find out how many bananas you can fit in one shipping container (it’s 48,000)! 🍌🍌 https://t.co/ejsVUiMscm

26/03/19

The HGA choir are enjoying brunch in the sun before going in for their rehearsals for tonight’s performance https://t.co/0KbEkOd7LS

26/03/19

Walking through Greenwich Park on our way to the National Maritime Museum! https://t.co/z8oufFZMvb

22/03/19

Mr Taylor is talking about healthy and unhealthy food in reception class today. We said that it’s ok to have some sweets or cakes sometimes but not all of the time! https://t.co/r6vqUCyj7d

21/03/19

Ms Biosah was given a very special gift by students at Club yesterday. This beautiful paper rose showed very impressive skills and great too. https://t.co/WUS8M5cwOQ

20/03/19

Retweetd From Bexley School Games

Another great afternoon for the 2nd Festival. Thanks again to for ensuring the girls had a fantastic afternoon learning new skills & having fun https://t.co/o6cO2JXZl0

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Our Literacy Specialism

See our age-appropriate reading lists, with recommended books for children in years 2-6, downloadable from the bottom of this page.

We chose literacy as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning.  Reading is taught through the teaching of traditional phonics (see below) and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home.

What is Read Write Inc?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics based programme which helps children learn to read and write. Children learn to develop their skills by blending sounds to read using ‘Fred talk’ and by segmenting sounds when writing words using ‘Fred fingers’.

Children begin the programme in Reception and will remain on the programme until they are reading and writing independently using their blending and segmenting skills. Most children complete by Year 2, however any children who are still working on developing their reading and writing skills will remain on the scheme in Key stage 2.

Here at Harris Garrard Academy all of our children have started the programme. They have been grouped according to their stage of reading and RWI lessons are mixed and taught by different Read Write Inc teachers. Children who need extra support to maintain progress also work with a teaching assistant for an extra ten minutes a day.

Children are taught a sound a day in Reception and three sounds a day in Years 1 and 2. The children will then complete reading and writing activities. This takes place between 11:30 and 12:30pm every day. Children are also assessed each half term.

We are currently in the process of grouping Key stage 2 children in Read Write Inc groups and they will begin their Read Write Inc sessions soon. More information on this can be found at www.ruthmiskin.com

Page Downloads

Title Date  
HGA LITERARY CANON CATALOGUE KS3 12th Mar 2019 Download
HGA LITERARY CANON CATALOGUE KS4 12th Mar 2019 Download
Year 2 Age Appropriate Reading List.pdf 02nd May 2018 Download
Year 3 Age Appropriate Reading List.pdf 02nd May 2018 Download
Year 4 Age Appropriate Reading List.pdf 02nd May 2018 Download
Year 5 Age Appropriate Reading List.pdf 02nd May 2018 Download
Year 6 Age Appropriate Reading List.pdf 02nd May 2018 Download