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28/02/24

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28/02/24

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27/02/24

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27/02/24

Our student leaders having a working breakfast as they plan next terms society projects. pic.twitter.com/ji7NgB3E5t

21/02/24

🚨 SPORTS TOUR 🚨 ⚽️🏀GIBRALTAR - APRIL 2025🏈🏐Year 7 and 8 sports teams invited! Please see Ms Jaymes for more information. pic.twitter.com/aS5hioOZiM

21/02/24

🚨 EXTERNAL EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUB OFFERS 🚨 - Cheerleading (Thursday) - Dance (Tuesday- Lacrosse (Friday)- Muay Thai (Wednesday)Please see Mr Stokes for more information.

20/02/24

🚨 2024 SKI TRIP CLIP 🚨Thank you again to all staff that gave up their half-term and our brilliant students for the most amazing trip! Excited to get the plans started for next year ✈️ If you would like the full video, please come and see Miss Saunders ⛷️ pic.twitter.com/QZh4rAwzUm

20/02/24

🚨 SPORTS TOUR 🚨 ⚽️🏀GIBRALTAR - APRIL 2025🏈🏐Year 7 and 8 sports teams invited! Please see Ms Jaymes for more information. pic.twitter.com/aS5hioOZiM

20/02/24

🚨 EXTERNAL EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUB OFFERS 🚨 - Cheerleading (Thursday) - Dance (Tuesday- Lacrosse (Friday)- Muay Thai (Wednesday)Please see Mr Stokes for more information.

14/02/24

And that’s a wrap on the 2024 Ski Trip 👏🏼 Thank you to for helping organise such an amazing trip and well done to our brilliant students for the past 6 days, creating new memories and overcoming challenges⛷️🥶✈️❄️ pic.twitter.com/5LCkIzH89D

14/02/24

Our ski trip award winners ⛷️ Skier of the week - Raul L Most resilience - Lerato T Kindest student - Austen C Most improved - Maggie DMost organised - Nicholas CBiggest team player - Eugene CMost involved - Lydia SBest vibes - Emma NWell done to all 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/OZdDNyoTw6

14/02/24

ETA is 13:50 🚌 https://t.co/jSNLhsVY3C

14/02/24

We have boarded the coaches and ready to make our way back to HABE. Our ETA is 13:45 🚌

14/02/24

We have landed at LHR ✈️

14/02/24

We are now boarding the flight to LHR ✈️ pic.twitter.com/Cqlw8otLfI

14/02/24

We are at Geneva Airport, waiting to check in ✈️ Flight time is 10.25am. ETA to arrive back at HABE is still 14:00pm.

13/02/24

Group 2 this afternoon on the slopes ❄️⛷️🥶 pic.twitter.com/q9Np08Skvj

13/02/24

Group 5 flying down a blue slope from the top of the mountain this morning ⛷️🥶❄️ pic.twitter.com/EK00elcPsg

13/02/24

Groups 2, 4, 5 and 6 at the top of the mountain this afternoon, before the final afternoon of skiing ❄️⛷️ pic.twitter.com/5njXO2TPyZ

13/02/24

Last day on the slopes ⛷️❄️🥶 pic.twitter.com/lMz8xgJkV2

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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 Mrs Healey via E.Healey@harrisbeckenham.org.uk


Accelerated Reader

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 Mrs Healey via E.Healey@harrisbeckenham.org.uk 


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


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 three 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 Woolloff (D.Woolloff@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 E.Healey@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 Mrs Healey (E.Healey@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.