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01/04/21

Thank you to all our students and parent/carers for your patience this week. Please look on our HABE website announcements for further information regarding communication, start of term arrangements and Y11 resources and assessment timetable.

31/03/21

To help you with your Y11 mock examinations, we have put together some excellent resources such as … https://t.co/eTNYTiCwbL

31/03/21

Dismissal times for HABE students today - we will be dismissing students on a staggered basis as follows: Year 9 - 12.00pm Year 8 - 12.10pm Year 7 - 12.20pm Year 10 - 12.30pm Year 11 - 12.40pm Year 12 and Year 13 - 12.50pm We would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.

29/03/21

Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Beckenham please email: harrisacademy.beckenham.com. Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.

26/03/21

Well done to our Super 7's year group faculty point winners! Thanks to Mr Shone and Mr Clarke for organizing pizzas as prizes all round! https://t.co/g5SEnlH06l

26/03/21

Retweetd From T.Christopher

A brilliant opportunity to work with a great team of staff and students! We are students focussed and trying to develop a trauma informed approach in everything we do! DM me for more info. https://t.co/yVRHnV3o8O https://t.co/whgBiQGvY8

26/03/21

Retweetd From T.Christopher

A brilliant opportunity to measure the impact of our behaviour interventions supporting some of our most vulnerable students! DM me for further info on the role https://t.co/tGd5jpfu0z https://t.co/Qyhk1J464O

25/03/21

Y10 clearly in the zone with their still life drawing this morning! https://t.co/H0DiQMjJJX

25/03/21

Our Y8s explore the science of building bridges! https://t.co/2Uco87EFky

25/03/21

Our young scientists were tasked in teams to design and build an insulated, weight-bearing structure. What fabulous results so far! https://t.co/OT02nkDSGp

22/03/21

HABE Celebrates BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK The theme of this Year’s British Science Week is ‘Innovation for the future.’ Recycling issues and producing green energy is high up on the agenda! https://t.co/3QXseKBuK4

22/03/21

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PE DEPARTMENT! £650 raised for Comic Relief and all because of an egg and spoon race!!

19/03/21

Congratulations Eden! Winner of the IOE Confucius Institute Young Photographers' Competition 2020. https://t.co/5X7UtW5h20

19/03/21

https://t.co/9Ij54yJEcE , your thought-provoking poem winning and getting published. https://t.co/DQ1WsG6yKn

17/03/21

Many congratulations to all our worth Jack Petchey winners! https://t.co/bcSoNv2ntN

15/03/21

ENRICHMENT IS BACK AND JUST LOOK AT WHAT IS ON OFFER! https://t.co/MineCXBoTp

13/03/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

All ready for our Comic Relief events which will be happening during next weeks PE lessons for years 7-10. Red noses, postcards, and prizes to be won! Keep an eye out on Twitter for updates throughout the week 🏃🏼‍♀️🛑🏃🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/w6TASZFEcx

12/03/21

Huge Congratulations to Hewad – HABE’s First ever successful application to study medicine at University (and at the prestigious Russell group University of Queen Mary, London no less!). Good luck Hewad! https://t.co/nqsZN8n5On

12/03/21

Post 16 Book of the Week! https://t.co/exgbj6m5qQ

12/03/21

To all Post 16 - check out the latest careers bulletin! https://t.co/WXGxGZ27vP https://t.co/gItC9sHqLn

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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!