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27/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 7 is focused on our destinations support. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS ' https://t.co/OQcPnFb73D

27/01/21

WOW, look at this! Amazing talented work Tanay Y10. # Wouldn’t it be marvellous to host a student virtual art gallery. Thank you parents and students for sending in your work, it brings us such pleasure and pride to see your talent. https://t.co/sc0eoilqJc

27/01/21

HABE - "I just wanted to congratulate the school on the first virtual consultant day. It was smooth and efficient and it was lovely to put a face to a teacher's name. I just want to thank you and all the staff for all your hard work and the obvious care & commitment."

27/01/21

OUTSTANDING, EXTREMELY TALENTED STUDENT ARTWORK - Jack, Y9. Images relate to the pandemic, others are portraits of famous people (Keanu Reeves!) while the remainder reflect his interest in Banksy, manga cartoons or interpretations of different songs. https://t.co/q7L7F8ONPL

26/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 6 is focused on our HEA Programme. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/6mI8SU0QTv

26/01/21

We are now into our 3rd week of remote learning and Ms Wrighton is reading “1984” by George Orwell, with our Y10s who commented - "It's been magical to read aloud every morning for The Big Read and create a sense of community when we are all having to spend so much time apart." https://t.co/b0OvBiAYhZ

26/01/21

Thank you also to our parent/carers for your continued support. It really does make all the difference. https://t.co/afsWhfJVa7

25/01/21

Read all about it! Read all about it! Student Newsletter below - read all about it!! https://t.co/wppHSQ0cij

25/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 5 is focused on us being a World Class School. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/8uTvrArqFt

25/01/21

For all our budding Geographers in Year 7 and 8 - Practice makes perfect. https://t.co/jsM7SLh0xx

25/01/21

Congratulations - what amazing photos! https://t.co/RIsTzr7p1E

22/01/21

BOOK OF THE WEEK! Chain of Iron "a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London" In this dangerous and romantic sequel to The Last Hours:Chain of Gold - are The Shadowhunters going to catch the killer? Expect love, suffering and bloodshed! https://t.co/5vMYJodiLz

22/01/21

NATIONAL LITERACY WEEK - 25TH JANUARY. Click on the link to find out more - free webinars not to be missed! https://t.co/gaX7vM2t5U https://t.co/8xaYyKHA76

22/01/21

Sixth form attendance today 100% for year 12 and 13 # You have got this! https://t.co/yRYRK7ujUd

21/01/21

Y7 and Y11 Parent Consultation meetings will be held across two days on Wednesday 27th January and Thursday 28th January 8.00am-4.30pm. Meetings will be held virtually through SchoolCloud. Appointments are now open to parent/carers.

21/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 4 is focused on our Aim High Lecture Series. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/UUuRhIkSK8

20/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 3 is focused on our HABE Diploma. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/odKCvbWIOA

19/01/21

Year 7 – keeping fit, keeping healthy! Healthy heads and healthy hearts! https://t.co/pT8k6LCy1E

19/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's , day 2 - our extra-curricular offer! Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS https://t.co/3GXBIyt9JL

18/01/21

Three days until our Sixth Form Live Q&A - join us on Thursday 21st January 4-5pm using this link: https://t.co/rGnROWBNOL ' https://t.co/WxJPqCJDNP

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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


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.