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22/09/21

You are all warmly welcome to attend our Sixth Form Open Evening on 2nd November from 5:30-7.00pm. Please see our website for further information as to whether we will be running this in person or virtually.

17/09/21

FREE AFTER-SCHOOL MUSIC WEBINARS FOR 11-18s We’re excited to let you know about some free, live, interactive music webinars coming up on our Abram Wilson YouTube channel later this month. The sessions are aimed at 11-18 year olds of all musical abilities.

17/09/21

Are you, or do you want to be a “Weapon of Math Instruction?” – then the maths department needs you! Coming to HABE is the.. Mathematics World Cup! ...starting on 27th September 2021 See Miss Bookal or Mr Ryder to sign up- hurry before it is too late https://t.co/nGOyXJ4X1v

17/09/21

Do you love Maths, do you want to be part of the winning UK Maths Challenge team – then we need you! https://t.co/uLi0dJwxrh

17/09/21

Young writers mini saga winners, students were challenged to write a short story in 100 words. At HABE we had 19 students that have been chosen for publication in the Spine Chillers 2021 competition from Young Writers. https://t.co/xJgqHfsN95

17/09/21

Retweetd From Living Well Bromley

We are grateful for all donations to our foodbank but this week we really need… https://t.co/0xBAFgrwuT

17/09/21

ONE more FINAL DATE has been added to our Open Mornings - to avoid disappointment, please note you *must* have a ticket to attend. https://t.co/PwN5w2SGwq

15/09/21

Further details regarding our Banding Test for 2022 intake can be found here: https://t.co/vf4g3jKQGE

15/09/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

THE HABE CHALLENGE WEEK 1 WINNERS! Our year 7s are participating in a weekly subject based challenge - what else could we provide as a prize for the winners other than a 🏉 ball! https://t.co/CUBUU4bfgr

14/09/21

Reminder - Peri lessons start this week.. On offer this week is Violin, Trumpet, Piano, singing, woodwind and drums! https://t.co/G1KGVD7Kx3

12/09/21

Congratulations - you all must be so proud!

12/09/21

CONGRATULATIONS ! 🎉 What an inspiration you are to all our students! We are all so proud of our local hero! 🏆 🎾 https://t.co/nGsbzH82gp

10/09/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

The HABE challenge started off in our first year 7 PE lesson. The aim of this challenge is to develop students character throughout the term through different weekly subject challenges 💪🏼 https://t.co/wEkeSpoGFf

10/09/21

Sign up today! https://t.co/cMF3oZRheT

08/09/21

Letters to go home today - please see our website for further information https://t.co/DQD26FrZWx

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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

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 25th January 2021

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter - 1st February 2021

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter- 8th February 2021

Learning Resource Centre Newsletter 22nd February 2021

Learing Resource Centre Newsletter 1st March 2021


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 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 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.