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15/10/21

Check out our HABE Art instagram page.. ! https://t.co/hAfqvywPPe

14/10/21

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Our wonderful Steel Pan band performed throughout lunch and conducted a workshop for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations 🎶 https://t.co/KclkQof36q

14/10/21

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A wonderful Pianist and Saxophonist performed throughout lunch today for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations   🎶 https://t.co/aC80VwPaNF

14/10/21

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The Performing Arts notice board here at has been updated with all of the timetables and extra-curricular activities available 🎶 🎭 https://t.co/gStMexkb6M

14/10/21

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Our year 7 boys ready to go.. good luck lads! https://t.co/MxbOeFmI89

06/10/21

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We had a fantastic time at our first ever netball tournament this afternoon at Bromley High. It was brilliant to see the girls playing together, the progress throughout this afternoon was amazing 🏐 I’m very proud and I can’t wait to watch these superstars in more fixtures ⭐️ https://t.co/kKooX74k5H

06/10/21

Some *fantastic* examples of cells made by Year 7 https://t.co/2sZgkas6q1

06/10/21

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ANNOUNCEMENTs Unfortunately the opponent has withdrawn this morning from the year 7 boys football match. We will still be running a small sided game after school for the students so they can play some football. We have automatically gone through to the next round ⚽️ 🚨

06/10/21

Only another 2000 to go!! Busy times but we love that the local community can see how amazing our students and staff really are.#HABEShiningBrightly

06/10/21

Every day is open day at HABE- what a unique and special community we have, come see our amazing students in action. 1000 parents and students through the door already. https://t.co/NlwhP59h5Q

06/10/21

Our year 7 and 8 being scientists for the day designing and modifying ther own cells! Blowing away my the creativity of our students. What a week and its only Wednesday!

06/10/21

Experiencing the outdoors in year 7 with primitive living experiences and being in tune with nature and the great outdoors.

06/10/21

What an amazing week at HABE, students going above and beyond again.#ProudtobeHABE Sixth Formers helping Living Well in Penge - helping the community with the  generosity from our students and families

05/10/21

We have a number of items that have been left behind. Students will be able to collect these from the canteen tomorrow from 8am.

05/10/21

No problem - we will wait with her 👍

05/10/21

🔊Travel Update 🔊 The Bushcraft trip will be arriving back to the Academy around 4:45pm! We will let you know if anything changes

05/10/21

We can now announce our Virtual Open Evening will be on Thursday 11th November - stay tuned for further information!

05/10/21

Moved by the statistic, that "Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE study a book by a writer of colour", Ms Wrighton applied for a book giveaway, run by , to win 100 books written by black authors... we are delighted to say we have been successful!

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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!