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06/05/21

Team Building at HPAB today during our Inset Day....and we have blindfolded drawing and lots of laughter! https://t.co/eBgIW58coh

01/05/21

A massive congratulations to our ‘parent-author’ Jennifer Brooks for publishing your children’s book, ‘Captain Samuel & The Stinky Pirates’. We look forward to reading more of your work in the future! https://t.co/XA01eLVv4Q

01/05/21

Such a great idea, may have to magpie this 💭

01/05/21

As part of our Community Champions programme this month (theme: Wildlife), our Year 2 children have rescued a bumblebee! Well done Year 2! https://t.co/5yFwP2ywUz

26/04/21

This week in , we take a look into the inner workings of brilliant work taking place in Year 4. Alongside the invaluable core learning taking place, the children have learned about various cultures which make up our community. Great work team! https://t.co/T9D0A5PZZA

19/04/21

It’s as though the weather knew they’d be back today! Wonderful day equalled by the wide smiles seen around the school today. Glad to have you all back! https://t.co/KXuEK1rr8E

31/03/21

It’s been ANOTHER successful term thanks to the children, teachers, leaders and parents! We are all going to miss the children so much and are already counting down the days till their return. Enjoy your Easter holidays! https://t.co/6m0w5JKCgo

31/03/21

Some fantastic photography from Year 4 today during their music lesson https://t.co/3R7n3xC9SS

31/03/21

Guess who came to visit HPAB today? Our children loved our surprise visitor today that also left us with an Easter Egg each! Thank you Easter Bunny! https://t.co/5OgFNIJkH9

29/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

29/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

The guidance is available here https://t.co/1migfERzxZ

29/03/21

Just the weather for a lunchtime reading club today! https://t.co/J0glpuDMhk

27/03/21

What happens when you combine outstanding learners with outstanding practitioners? work of course! Praiseworthy work accompanied by an equally stimulating environment! Excellent work Year 3 team! https://t.co/xswUXKTB3T

26/03/21

Year 4 have been exploring the works of Giorgio Morandi in Art this Term. We are really looking forward to seeing the final outcome! https://t.co/wBa9kHTM5Z

19/03/21

: In recent weeks, the Year 2 team has prepared a wall for Maths; retrieval questions covering previous learning; and a wall to further challenge their children (to name a few). Excellent work team! https://t.co/5PvyKLxFTA

17/03/21

At Benson, we believe that science spawns imagination, curiosity and innovation. This term, Year 2 are investigating the lifecycle of a frog - beginning with frog spawn... follow their development with us here on Twitter! https://t.co/g10mFtTGhy

14/03/21

On this incredibly important day, we show our gratitude! Thank you to those whose role can never be overstated; our mothers! From HPAB with love ❤️ https://t.co/9OD4rtvrmB

12/03/21

: The children returned to class this week, and in year 1 (with their beach-themed book corner) they’re back to their brilliant best with amazing work; award-winning reading and fab phonics. Missing a holiday? Look no further! ☀️🏝🍹 Well done Year 1 team! https://t.co/QurPuXP9Iq

12/03/21

Another fantastic book cover designed after being inspired by https://t.co/YsYOx33Jw2

12/03/21

Science week continues in Year 4 investigating Insects and how they adapt to different environments. They have also designed their own! https://t.co/QziKRH36eT

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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Curriculum

The academy teaches all subjects of the National Curriculum and RE. The curriculum has been developed and overhauled to ensure that it is broad and balanced, and relevant for the pupils and families who attend the academy. The Governors and Senior Leaders work to ensure that the curriculum places a clear emphasis on the promotion of British Values through the curriculum. There is a strong promotion of SMSC across the academy, with cross curricular links which are referenced within curriculum maps.

We follow the maths mastery programme to teach maths at the school, with children enjoying maths lesson involving partner practice, focussed learning, practical application, recording with challenge, and further deeper thinking questions.

In writing, our key texts are linked to the curriculum, ensuring that writing is purposeful, relevant and exciting. From Reception, children are taught phonics through the Read Write Inc. programme to ensure they develop the skills needed to read in a systematic and proven manner. Children are taught in small ability groups, with specially trained Read Write Inc. tutors. Following this, children experience reading lessons every morning with their class teacher, focussing on reading skills and comprehension of texts.

Equality curriculum intent 
Harris Primary Academy Benson welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own needs incorporated into their curriculum in order to achieve success through the following approaches;

  • Provide an accessible environment, which is secure and safe, so that all our children can flourish.
  • We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed.
  • Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that our aims are met.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting and valuing equality and diversity.
  • Promote early identification of children with additional needs to ensure interventions are in place to address their needs.
  • Monitor the progress of all our children to ensure they are meeting their full potential.
  • Work with all external agencies and organisations
  • To build relationships with other schools within our community including specialist and out-with Harris Federation.
  • We ensure that our curriculum is fully inclusive and will not discriminate against the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.  
  • Our inclusive teaching approach ensures that all children can access the learning using resources and strategies that they may need, including modified language, additional support or resource.
  • Follow the guidance in the SEN Code of Practice, Equalities Act 2014 and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

To view the year's curriculum, please see the whole school overview below.

For more detailed information, please see each year group's individual page, which can be accessed here.

If you are interested in specific subjects, please click here.

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