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01/04/21

Thank you to all our students and parent/carers for your patience this week. Please look on our HABE website announcements for further information regarding communication, start of term arrangements and Y11 resources and assessment timetable.

31/03/21

To help you with your Y11 mock examinations, we have put together some excellent resources such as … https://t.co/eTNYTiCwbL

31/03/21

Dismissal times for HABE students today - we will be dismissing students on a staggered basis as follows: Year 9 - 12.00pm Year 8 - 12.10pm Year 7 - 12.20pm Year 10 - 12.30pm Year 11 - 12.40pm Year 12 and Year 13 - 12.50pm We would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.

29/03/21

Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Beckenham please email: harrisacademy.beckenham.com. Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.

26/03/21

Well done to our Super 7's year group faculty point winners! Thanks to Mr Shone and Mr Clarke for organizing pizzas as prizes all round! https://t.co/g5SEnlH06l

26/03/21

Retweetd From T.Christopher

A brilliant opportunity to work with a great team of staff and students! We are students focussed and trying to develop a trauma informed approach in everything we do! DM me for more info. https://t.co/yVRHnV3o8O https://t.co/whgBiQGvY8

26/03/21

Retweetd From T.Christopher

A brilliant opportunity to measure the impact of our behaviour interventions supporting some of our most vulnerable students! DM me for further info on the role https://t.co/tGd5jpfu0z https://t.co/Qyhk1J464O

25/03/21

Y10 clearly in the zone with their still life drawing this morning! https://t.co/H0DiQMjJJX

25/03/21

Our Y8s explore the science of building bridges! https://t.co/2Uco87EFky

25/03/21

Our young scientists were tasked in teams to design and build an insulated, weight-bearing structure. What fabulous results so far! https://t.co/OT02nkDSGp

22/03/21

HABE Celebrates BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK The theme of this Year’s British Science Week is ‘Innovation for the future.’ Recycling issues and producing green energy is high up on the agenda! https://t.co/3QXseKBuK4

22/03/21

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PE DEPARTMENT! £650 raised for Comic Relief and all because of an egg and spoon race!!

19/03/21

Congratulations Eden! Winner of the IOE Confucius Institute Young Photographers' Competition 2020. https://t.co/5X7UtW5h20

19/03/21

https://t.co/9Ij54yJEcE , your thought-provoking poem winning and getting published. https://t.co/DQ1WsG6yKn

17/03/21

Many congratulations to all our worth Jack Petchey winners! https://t.co/bcSoNv2ntN

15/03/21

ENRICHMENT IS BACK AND JUST LOOK AT WHAT IS ON OFFER! https://t.co/MineCXBoTp

13/03/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

All ready for our Comic Relief events which will be happening during next weeks PE lessons for years 7-10. Red noses, postcards, and prizes to be won! Keep an eye out on Twitter for updates throughout the week 🏃🏼‍♀️🛑🏃🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/w6TASZFEcx

12/03/21

Huge Congratulations to Hewad – HABE’s First ever successful application to study medicine at University (and at the prestigious Russell group University of Queen Mary, London no less!). Good luck Hewad! https://t.co/nqsZN8n5On

12/03/21

Post 16 Book of the Week! https://t.co/exgbj6m5qQ

12/03/21

To all Post 16 - check out the latest careers bulletin! https://t.co/WXGxGZ27vP https://t.co/gItC9sHqLn

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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.