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18/05/22

HABE's Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 8th July to introduce our students to employers in order to inspire them in making the best decisions for their careers. We need guest speakers from industries such as retail, baking, hospitality, entertainment and Medicine. https://t.co/YMSiz6nRWB

17/05/22

They managed to complete 5 miles in an 1hr 45 in the heat and walked up the steepest of hills, but that did not stop the students. We have now raised £730 for Save the Children, and the Diversity Group members are over the moon with how their teamwork and hard work has paid off. https://t.co/D4xDYhoChD

12/05/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

are you thinking about becoming a teacher? Our experienced and friendly team will be available at Harris Girls Academy East Dulwich Wednesday 18th May 4 - 5pm. Tickets are free and available here https://t.co/2adIjgm4Mq

11/05/22

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

The Performing Arts team are pleased to announce our talent show - Harris Academy Beckenham Extravaganza (HABE) Wednesday 25th May. Please come along to support the arts- Tickets can be purchased from a member of the PArts team https://t.co/SkhgzIYFtW

27/04/22

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Musical students had an amazing afternoon singing show tunes at our Show Choir Workshop - producing an amazing sound! Keep your eyes peeled for the next workshop in May! 🎼 https://t.co/uEautE7G3u

26/04/22

Retweetd From Diana Barran

It was a great pleasure to be with you all - so impressive. As Lord Harris said, children only get one education so we need to make it as good as it can be. Thanks for all you do to make that a reality. https://t.co/GRfcVIqFTg

26/04/22

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

Can you sing, rap, dance, act, juggle? If yes, the Performing Arts department want you to audition this coming Wednesday, 27th April 3.15-4.30, for our upcoming talent show!! 🎭🎼 https://t.co/GPewfi8Ztq

26/04/22

Retweetd From HABE Sport

SO proud of our Year 11 students today and their performances for the GCSE PE Moderation 👏🏼

22/04/22

Great to hear our year 10s are securing some great WEX placements, from a solicitors office, to a professional football club! Please contact the Academy if you have a business that could place one of our Year 10 students from 11-15th July. https://t.co/5yQoZrh3Qf

19/04/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Well done to staff at who are truly going the extra mile to support one of their students... On Thursday 21st April they will be completing a 36-mile night walk to raise funds for and 👏 ✍️ https://t.co/YPU6aWPwh0

19/04/22

Well done to our very own Lily & Evie who have been shortlisted for the international Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year! Lily has had 4 photos shortlisted, and Evie has had 1 photo shortlisted – we wish both of them the best of luck for the final! https://t.co/Eb1KTNtVKg

29/03/22

Yummy! https://t.co/UunVyH6Tb1

29/03/22

Some great cooking in 'the hub' last week with Mrs Young! https://t.co/KDaddMx7pd

18/03/22

Triple Science Debate: "Life would not long remain possible in the absence of microbes" As part of Science Week we organised a debate on the role of microbes in life on Earth, challenging students to think about positive and negative implications of Microbial life. https://t.co/cdT4QmnfNP

18/03/22

Retweetd From World Class Schools Quality Mark

The eco-seating team smashed the day; Morden https://t.co/hBxxMTYUca

18/03/22

Retweetd From HABE Sport

The Last Dance with the Year 11 Netball Team this afternoon 🏐 had them since year 7 and tonight they played their last netball game together 💔 it’s been a pleasure coaching you all and watching you all develop over the past 5 years! https://t.co/uhi7A6L3f3

17/03/22

Good luck to Miss Carvall who will be joining in London's charity event. This campaign focuses on raising money for young homeless people. if you wish to donate to this cause, click the link down below: ⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/MhRCpSli1o https://t.co/5GTL4j4zqs

16/03/22

We are still looking for the perfect person to join our team here at Harris Academy Beckenham as a part-time Food Technician. If you're interested, or you know somebody who might be, let us know! https://t.co/wSMDhffO4C

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WORD at Home

Reading at Home

As part of our literacy vision at HABE, we encourage our students to dedicate time each night to reading some sort of text. This can be individually or with a parent/guardian. It has been proven spending even 20 minutes at home reading can help improve students reading ages.

As part of this, we here at HABE have developed a “Reading for Pleasure” recommended reading list which can be found clicking on the link below.

Recommended Reading List

However, this page explains how to borrow books if students are unable to attend school for a while or are taking part in some online learning provisions. Username and passwords have been sent out to parents.

You'll also find lots of useful links to reading resources and other tips to help you carry on enjoying your reading.

Email Mr. Collier on s.collier@harrisbeckenham.org.uk if you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, reading tips or how to find reading materials.

The books range for each year group and help widen students knowledge and understanding of a wide range of multicultural and diverse concepts. The reading ruler can be used here as a decoding skill to heighten awareness while also helping students develop a rich vocabulary bank.

Access to Books and Audiobooks

Project Gutenberg - good for classics.

Oxford Owl - expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at home, from Oxford University Press.

David Walliams daily free audio story for 30 days.

Audible.com - free audible books for all ages.

Researchify - Word/PDF/Audiobooks of Children’s Classics.

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has also created a short reading list of books that are available to read online.

myON are offering access to thousands of enhanced digital books through online library to help 'keep the UK and Ireland reading'.

Have a look at World Book Day’s World of Stories, where you can listen to audiobooks of some of your favourite books.

Listen to Skulduggery Pleasant 1 as an audiobook.

Literacy Trust: The Book of Hopes. Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

Time Edge is a digital magazine that teachers you about current events. All of the content is written by the editors of the world famous publications TIME and TIME For Kids. You'll need to submit your email address to access the magazine.

Massolit provides a wide range of lectures and extra audio books on subjects across numerous subject areas including English, History, Politics ect. To heighten the knowledge and understanding of students.

British Museum - Worth finding a desktop computer to explore the collection in a beautiful interactive and engaging way. The kids enjoy playing it like a musical instrument and seeing how far back in time they could go. www.britishmuseum.withgoogle.com


Vocabulary at Home

We recognise that in order to fully engage with the challenge expected in curriculum texts, writing and oracy, students need to master a range of 2nd tier vocabulary. In order to ensure this and to safeguard students from the literacy consequences of deprivation, we have embedded the computer aided programme Bedrock Vocabulary. 2nd tier vocabulary is explicitly taught through fiction and non-fiction texts online and students are then expected to apply their knowledge to pieces of writing to demonstrate their learning.

Students are carefully placed at the right level, using their reading age and curriculum assessment data, which ensures all students can access the same high expectations for language acquisition. To support teacher workload and still ensure our students receive the best possible mastery teaching, key words being learnt on the programme are sent to class teachers via the platform so that learnt words can be easily revisited to support retention. Students are also tested at appropriately spaced times on the Bedrock platform to prevent words being lost and ensure all words are embedded into their own lexicon. Using our Academy homework booklets, the English department also place words learnt on Bedrock in the success criteria each week. Parent access codes can also be retrieved from s.collier@harrisbeckenham .org.uk and this is something we encourage for parents to be involved in their students learning.

 

Advice for Parents Reading with Your Child

Read yourself! Show a good example by talking about the reading you do at work and at home. Take 10 minutes out of your day and sit and read in front of your child. You could read a novel, an autobiography or a newspaper. Show your child that reading is an important part of your life. They learn from your enthusiasm and it can really benefit them for they are in school.

Take time to read together as a family. Talk about your reading and show the pleasure that can be gained from it. Listening to stories is not only fun but it helps development of language too. Don’t be afraid to read to your child. Enjoy the experience and don’t worry if even you make the odd mistake - everybody does! Dedicating a regular time slot to the activity of reading together shows your daughter that you value reading and that you’re interested in what she’s reading.  

Use phonics to help your child sound out new and unfamiliar words. You can find some helpful information on how phonics works on the BBC’s webpage ‘The Alphablocks’ Guide to Phonics’. Books in the Oxford Owl free eLibrary are suitable for students who are at the early stages of developing their reading skills.

Praise and celebration, especially when they find reading difficult. If you are particularly impressed by your daughter’s/son’s dedication to reading, email Mr Collier on s.collier@harrisbeckenham.org.uk to let me know. He has plenty of Praise Postcards to hand out!