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03/07/20

Your chance to go down in history! You are being asked to reflect on your experiences of lockdown for a digital time capsule to be displayed on a dedicated Children of Lockdown website kept forever as part of the British Library’s UK Web Archive - visit https://t.co/fMKpnBuuhN https://t.co/yTUexMyWlg

30/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

This week...how about a game of don’t let the ballon hit the floor! Great for movement, hand eye coordination and tactics. Just make sure you have space! https://t.co/3BXKP4HwDK

29/06/20

Welcome to our new Y6 students starting in September 2020! We are very excited about meeting you in person soon, however in the meantime please take a look at our Virtual Tour of the Academy and our Welcome Guide to Y6 via the link ... https://t.co/UJtm1Og7AC

29/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

This half-term, Performing Arts students at HABE will be set various weekly activities to get creative juices flowing. This week: creating instruments and music from household objects and devising a piece of theatre, taking on the role of performer, director and designer. https://t.co/x6TA2UzsK3

26/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Day 5: Virtual Sports Day- The HABE Lockdown Pentathlon. Access the easy to follow guide on MS Teams or the HABE website. Good luck and stay hydrated 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/GJ73qEQqVD

25/06/20

For those of you that didn’t make our Virtual Sports Awards yesterday evening; you can still watch it by clicking the link: https://t.co/g0zRiJvYwv Well done to our amazing PE team

24/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Day 3 of National School Sports Week; - Reminder that Sports Awards is tonight at 6pm. Invitations have gone out via email to our sport stars. If you have not received an email and are apart of football,rugby or netball please email b.judd for the link https://t.co/Fu1VRgvdwt

24/06/20

Retweetd From World Class Schools

We warmly welcome staff and students from to our Virtual Symposium. We feel privileged to be featuring your students. https://t.co/rw6oPls5Ta

24/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Day 2 of National School Sports Week; - remember to send in your selfies 🤳 to be involved in the virtual team photo.. here are just a few of our students who have represented the school this year 🏉⚽️🏀🏐 https://t.co/TPS5FBoOhz

22/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Day 1 of National School Sports Week; A massive thank you to those who have sent in their selfies for - if you haven’t could you please send your selfies across to Mr Shone (boys) or Miss Picton (girls) by the end of the day 🤳🏉⚽️🏐 https://t.co/Qz5qHtjfY7

17/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

We’re supporting National School Sports Week at home 2020. Please check your emails, Microsoft Teams and the website to see what has on offer for next week! ⚽️🏀🏈🏓🏏🏋🏼‍♀️⛹🏽‍♀️🤸🏼🤾🏼‍♀️🧘🏼🏊🏼‍♀️🥇🥈🥉🏆

16/06/20

We are loving Mr Ford's Science red cabbage experiment https://t.co/Ynw4ioqJQm. Our students have thoroughly enjoyed engaging with this challenge and just look at the scientific findings we have been sent! https://t.co/Yy73Rj45ac

15/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

London Youth Games Week 2 Challenege.. Take part in the crossover dribble basketball challenge and compete for a chance to be chosen MVP of the week to win a pair of Nike trainers.. it’s all to play for! Good Luck! https://t.co/UDjsk6LRi0

15/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

This half term, Performing Arts students at HABE will be set various weekly activities to get creative juices flowing. This week, composing a piece of body percussion inspired by Stomp and to devise a piece of theatre using props/creating props using Physical Theatre. https://t.co/PwYGcaPbUI

04/06/20

Congratulations to our HABE DofE students who have participated in a certificate of social value for 2019-20 for contributing 455 hours, to an incredible total of 356,616 hours, of volunteering in their local community! Thank you Ms Picton for leading our students # https://t.co/jtKXmiFr4T

03/06/20

Another OUTSTANDING performance from the HABE virtual orchestra and choir! Please click on the link to hear their version of 'Times Like These' https://t.co/qOvAI9Ccls. A huge well done to all our performers and a special thank you to our very own Ms Stone! https://t.co/EeExzkXOpK

01/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Hope everybody had a lovely half-term! Weekly challenge: can you complete 7-8 hours of any physical activity this week? The more variety the better ⚽️🏈🏓🏏🏌🏼‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️ First 5 people to screenshot and send to us will be nominated for virtual champion next week! 🏆

01/06/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

This half-term, Performing Arts students at HABE will be set various weekly activities to get their creative juices flowing. This week: Song Writing and devising a News Report https://t.co/EMpJ8QBWDT

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

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

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Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Geography

Curriculum intent

Whilst other disciplines may study landscape, flora and fauna, the atmosphere, people and culture, the built environment and political territories, geography is the only discipline that concerns itself with the relationships between these resulting in spatial differentiation.  

Studying geography therefore helps unravel the truth. It is this pursuit of truth which distinguishes disciplinary knowledge from everyday social and cultural knowledge and is the cornerstone of our curriculum.

Knowledge is the common currency for social and economic exchange. A good geography curriculum takes place in a climate of high expectations to allow students to participate in social and economic exchange at all levels of society.  This requires taking students beyond their lived experiences, challenging misconceptions and making sense of complex interactions between human and physical phenomena over space.  This dovetails with the overarching aim of the Harris Federation to “end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage: to improve the life chances for all students, and concomitantly the local community within which they live.” 

As well as being able to contribute to societal discussions at the highest levels, students are encouraged to see their geographical knowledge as a piece in the jigsaw that can challenge the mechanisms that create and reinforce social injustice both locally, nationally and globally and also imagine alternative futures. 

Geographical enquiry is at the heart of our curriculum. This owes to the fact that some knowledge is fallible and open to debate because it is susceptible to the limitations of theories and ideas created by people. As such a ‘tick-list’ of key facts does not constitute academic excellence; facts on their own are not knowledge

An enquiry approach helps students to engage with, and make sense of, geographical data, and encourages a questioning approach supported by evidence from the real world. Enquiry deepens conceptual understanding through reasoning, data interpretation, argumentation and fieldwork. Within Geography this means becoming increasingly literate in geographical information software. Enquiry incorporates a range of approaches to teaching and learning including both those strongly led by teachers and those with greater independence for students

We acknowledge that without competent and confident literacy skills, our students cannot flourish in the world; it is therefore our duty through the Geography curriculum to develop the basic technical accuracy of oral, reading and written skills to a proficient level of fluency which will enable students to communicate creatively and confidently through these crucial mediums.

Students will deploy subject-specific technical vocabulary with increasing accuracy.  Equally Geography is a numerate subject and frequently includes solving numerical problems, it is therefore our duty to develop students numeracy skills.

We recognise that freeing students from the limitations of their experience is always potentially ‘alienating’ for the students; however, the job of teachers is to help students go beyond, and sometimes resist, the cultural forces that they experience every day. As such, learning powerful geographical knowledge takes time and can challenge the very identity of learners - but it is worth it.  One approach that reduces this ‘alienation’ is to grapple with personal and local geographies so that the geographical knowledge and understanding gleaned about their own context can be applied at regional, national and global scales.

Enabling students to participate in the economic and social exchange at all levels of society is not primarily so that students can ‘get a job’ when they leave school. Finding a good job after school is not a concern that can be dealt with educationally - instead thinking geographically helps enrich student’s employment prospects by strengthening the intellectual resources of young people by the time they leave school. 

Year 7 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 8 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 9 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 10 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 11Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 12 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 13 Curriculum Plan 2019-20