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23/10/20

As part of our school celebration, we created a video with a few students from our community sharing what they love about their cultural backgrounds. Please view our video... Cultural heritage https://t.co/NfDuJNz3WR via ENJOY! https://t.co/exYB2iQu1K

21/10/20

Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

Every child with and ACE (adverse child experience) needs a knight. That knight can be you. Just one emotionally-available adult in a child's school career can make all the difference. We can make a difference, you can make a difference.... https://t.co/xD5SQB1W1R https://t.co/qRWZzb7dNT

21/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM is an organisation to improve the engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM subjects. On Sat 24th October Harris Invictus Academy Croydon will be hosting the launch event aimed at 14-18 year olds. Register here! https://t.co/nW4x6d0McG https://t.co/s4LzCqSpeh

17/10/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

HABE SUPER SUNDAY! Each week a different department will set a challenge - team PE went first.. Get any ball from any sport into a bin as far away as possible, how do you think we did? Tweet your video's or send to b.judd.org.uk https://t.co/MmOPlnxOzj

15/10/20

Please view the latest correspondence we have received from the Local Authority regarding Covid 19. https://t.co/UFgwVXgEjB https://t.co/Y6gR0HXGD2

15/10/20

First student commission meeting of the year, Mrs Warnock, Mr Christopher and the student commission discussed 4 main points: COVID, Conduct, Homework & Thinking Hard, a new education system our school is implementing. Created very positive discussions and feedback. https://t.co/5jUnPyerW1

14/10/20

Celebrating BHM. https://t.co/ugrjRg9Ea5

14/10/20

HABE celebrates Black History Month exhibiting examples of outstanding artwork! https://t.co/3W78Tten81

13/10/20

# Oxbridge •Thu 15th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to UCAS •Wed 14th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to HEA •Tue 13th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to HABE Sixth Form Team

12/10/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Another excellent turnout for year 8 boys football training this evening https://t.co/Veml6dfzRk

12/10/20

Competition time! History-Research David Olusoga and re-design a front cover for his book Black and British. Explain your re-design in 200 words. Refer to at least three historical details from black British history. Email- Ms Hussein l.Hussein.org. https://t.co/nMBnJNhsv0

12/10/20

BHM - Competition time for all HABE students! PE- Send a video of yourself showboating a skill or trick shot in any sport/activity. To enter email- Mr Shone g.shone.org.uk. https://t.co/QhH33NeUu7

12/10/20

BHM - Competition time for all HABE students! English- Create a poster of a key black figure exploring their importance (Deadline Fri 16th Oct). To enter email- Ms Valente l.valente.org.uk https://t.co/lanOzDFfrP

12/10/20

Retweetd From Secret Headteacher

If you’re a parent, drop your kid’s school a line to tell them they’re doing a good job. It’ll mean the world when they find it on Monday morning.

09/10/20

Calling Y12! Introducing K+ Kings College London programme. completely free and offers a programme of events, activities and academic workshops created to help support your university application and more! Apply here https://t.co/I5GJrw10OA Deadline - Friday the 23rdOctober https://t.co/q2vqdvi1A2

09/10/20

BHM - celebrating key figures https://t.co/62iXWC95DR

08/10/20

Celebrating people from every background and culture! “We are changed by what we see. Just as we are changed when we are seen” .

07/10/20

Celebrating Black History Month... https://t.co/F9emu63iWh

06/10/20

Celebrating cultural cuisine during Black History Month! https://t.co/4dBSGuctdz

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Reading at Home

Adding reading to your daily routine really supports both literacy and wellbeing – and can be very enjoyable too!

This page has some useful links to reading resources and other tips to help keep reading engaging and positive. Please do share your own ideas and experiences with us too, so we can all learn from each other.

If you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, reading tips or how to find reading materials, please email our librarian Ms Mazwi, b.mazwi@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

 


Learning Resources Centre - weekly newsletter

While school is closed, we will be emailing students a weekly newsletter from the school library with useful information and some familiar challenges and competitions. Winners will receive faculty points! Please do send in your reviews, drawings, book recommendations or poems, to be published in the newsletter and on the school website. For any queries or contributions please e-mail Ms Mazwi b.mazwi@harrisbeckenham.org.uk. Happy reading!

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 1st May 2020

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 8th May 2020

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 15th May 2020

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 22nd May 2020

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter  - 5th June 2020

Learing Resource Centre Newsletter - 12th June 2020

Learnng Resource Centre Newsletter - 19th June 2020

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 26th June 2020


Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader Letter May-2020

Accelerated Reader is a great tool for all year 7-9 students to support your independent reading practice. Develop your reading skills most effectively by choosing appropriately challenging books.

When you have finished reading your book you can log on to Accelerated Reader using the link below and we will track your activity and reward you with Faculty Points for every successful quiz you take.

If you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, or getting hold of books, please contact our librarian Ms Mazwi b.mazwi@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Click HERE to access Accelerated Reader


How often should I being reading?

The short answer is, as often as you like! During a normal school day, every student has a minimum of 20 minutes dedicated to reading.

To help continue this habit while at home, we are encouraging students to aim to read at least 2—3 times a day for 20 minutes. if you can, including 20 minutes reading aloud to a parent, sibling or even a pet! Try and build in one reading aloud session each day.

HABE 50

Ten selected books for each year-group,  recommended by your English teachers to inspire your reading choices. 

VIEW HABE 50 SELECTION HERE

DEAR Time Reading 

DEAR time Y7

DEAR time Y8

DEAR time Y9

DEAR time Y10


Bedrock Vocabulary

Reading will really help to keep our brains active, engaged and learning while our school is temporarily closed.  At Harris Academy Beckenham, all year 7-9 students have been using an online program Bedrock Vocabulary Learning to develop your vocabulary acquisition.

To make required progress across the programme, you must complete at least two lessons a week, which run for 20 minutes each. Your login and password details have been provided to you by the English Department. If you have lost these details, you can ask your parent or career to email Ms Valente (L.valente@harrisbeckenham.org.uk). In the email please make clear the name of your English teacher so she can find your details.

Remember you can download Bedrock onto your phones and ipads too! The English Department will track your activity and reward you with Faculty Points for every green progress made each week.

Log into Bedrock here 


Reading Bingo! - KS3 Challenge

Book Review Template HABE

HABE Bingo KS3 - Reading Challenge

  • Print out the Bingo Sheet or save it to your computer
  • You can choose any of the tasks you would like to complete in your spare time
  • Fill out a book review for each book. Once you’ve done five, send your five book reviews to B.Mazwi@harrisbeckenham.org.uk
  • If you complete 5 tasks in a row you will get a certificate and win a prize!

 


Bromley Library online

Click HERE to view the list of local Libraries where great online resources can be found.


More books and audiobooks

If you have a subscription of Amazon prime, there is a great selection of free books, magazines and comics available. Here are two websites offering free online books and audiobooks

If you don´t have internet access please contact us and we will try to supply free copies. Don’t forget some students will have books from our school-library at home.


Guidance for parents

Here are a few other tips that you might try:

  • Read together with your child, reading out loud in turns. Could your child read to a younger sibling?
  • Try to keep the reading sessions fun and relaxed, perhaps by using different voices, or acting out scenes.
  • Ask questions and discuss the storyline, characters, language, setting. Guess what is going to happen.
  • Track your progress through our HABE reading at home log and send the results to our librarian for faculty points.
  • Keep praising your child, especially when they find reading difficult.

Remember, if you have any queries concerning reading, please email our librarian Ms Mazwi (b.mazwi@harrisbeckenham.org.uk). We're here to support you in any way we can.

And don't forget to tell us how you're getting on. This is new territory for all of us and it's great to learn from each other.