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21/05/20

An important message to our all our students! https://t.co/SyWrhzsyrh

20/05/20

It’s thank a teacher day!! Why don’t you email a teacher today to thank them for what they do for you? https://t.co/yTiOhQGlei

20/05/20

Welcome to all our new Y7 students starting in September! We are loving seeing some work from our future year sevens. Check out our transition page on the website for some Year 6 challenges and send us your work! https://t.co/Yj5O5lMUVY. https://t.co/34yn9IPcdu

18/05/20

HABE UNIFORM SALE! Get your uniform from Brigade with huge discounts- Blazers £17.50 and Jumpers only £9.00! FINAL DAYS OF SALE, ONLY A LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE. Log onto https://t.co/Nph5Dl5Hcr to take advantage of the discounts before closure of the site at the end of May. https://t.co/472J5tTkqT

16/05/20

Our virtual HouseMail has arrived. Click on the link below to access: https://t.co/7mt9ONS1Rp https://t.co/j7VDKsKwNS

14/05/20

‘HABE at home: life during lockdown' Please send photos of you attending virtual lessons, reading, completing puzzles, cooking, exercising or spending time with your pets. Send to a.dunk.org.uk, House points awarded to the best photo of the week!

14/05/20

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Look after those around you during this difficult time. https://t.co/xE88sEiFSB

13/05/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

We are running a second virtual ensemble! Get in touch with Miss Stone if you wish you participate! 🎶 https://t.co/rDTOHvQdRc

12/05/20

Don’t miss out on some career talks this week. Follow the link below to find out more: https://t.co/Gc2FYfaVt1

08/05/20

Next weeks HouseMail has arrived. Lots of opportunites for our students beyond the curriculum. https://t.co/kPBMvx2F7Z https://t.co/fhF12POIHM

06/05/20

HABE UNIFORM SALE! Get your uniform from Brigade with huge discounts- Blazers £24.50 and Jumpers only £11.00! HURRY WHILST STOCKS LAST, ONLY A LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE. Log onto https://t.co/CoXd2FXAxA to take advantage of the discounts before closure of the site at the end of May. https://t.co/4RdNTv9NBi

06/05/20

Don’t forget to visit our ‘beyond the learning’ website page for weekly updates. https://t.co/nm788wFJJ5 The deadline for this weeks challenge is today; please send your entries to t.christopher.org.uk for a chance to win a £10 voucher.

04/05/20

Thank you to our staff working on site who has made it possible to carry on cookie cooking! Showing off before and after! Hoping we all get a taste! https://t.co/QawahlKhjk

04/05/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Day 40: Can you be like and create your own circuit? 8-10 exercises 💪🏼 Tag us in your creations and @ what PE teacher you would like to see complete your circuit 😅

04/05/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

This week, students were tasked with creating a short dance track for 'International Dance Day'. 💃Check out our Soundcloud for one of their amazing creations! 🎶 https://t.co/SrPUcEmgqD

01/05/20

This week’s HouseMail has arrived. Check it out for key reminders, home learning support and personal development resources. This has been sent to all students by their tutors via MS Teams and to parents via email. https://t.co/OojuRDva8P

30/04/20

Our amazing Art and Design department have made 300 face shields to be donated to https://t.co/Y5X8ul0r0u

29/04/20

Can you do 26 press ups like Mr Shone? https://t.co/rxMznZWIXq

29/04/20

Brilliant! Well done to Ms Stone and the HABE orchestra. https://t.co/JnDwayDIPj

29/04/20

READING AT HOME is so important. Click on https://t.co/hZ68gtD966 to access on our website all the fun and exciting ways to access books, tips and resources to help make reading a part of your everyday activities during lockdown!

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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


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.