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14/12/17

A wonderful night this evening watching our cast of Matilda perform for . Thank you for hosting. https://t.co/oSiMhznGpX

14/12/17

Mr Soar enjoyed his Executive Principal's breakfast this morning with Year 11 - and this was just his plate https://t.co/3I4BwrmnAm

13/12/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Festive loveliness at the South site of https://t.co/K9iCL0Fpu9

13/12/17

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We're talking personal statements with at https://t.co/yr88eErdpx

13/12/17

Retweetd From London RL Foundation

Great to see getting some good press for their success in league Well done all esp ! https://t.co/IuUlFFP4cL

13/12/17

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Read about outstanding success in from south London champions ... https://t.co/tcFc2N9Pbd

13/12/17

Thank you to all for their help in providing superb Christmas Lunch for all our pupils at Harris South & Upper Norwood https://t.co/472qBEc4Z7

12/12/17

The famous Norwood Christmas Lunch from https://t.co/hEKvVrdbou

12/12/17

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Christmas Lunch for all!! https://t.co/LLhhfWS9ff

12/12/17

Gosh! Is it that old? Here's a lovely one from today of the students presenting their version of Dahl's Matilda https://t.co/MWxAiytB7U

12/12/17

Christmas Lunch for all!! https://t.co/LLhhfWS9ff

11/12/17

What do Ofsted say about the leadership & behaviour at HASN? https://t.co/CjzJLYvdQO "Pupil have deep understanding..." https://t.co/qIHAgbFn4F

10/12/17

We love working with to help our students hear from a range of influential people - this week it was hyper-fit Ed Warner https://t.co/UQEkydwjCp

10/12/17

Who is Ed Warner? Harris are passionate about sport & we hosted hyper-fit Ed Warner (organiser of London Athletics World Championships) this week https://t.co/dZvWbpUTWv https://t.co/zWaHFPHhNp

10/12/17

How does Harris Academy South Norwood approach energy & high caffeine drinks & children's diets https://t.co/9OUolGMoIx

08/12/17

Team PE supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign #🌈 https://t.co/m4e1i2IYxg

08/12/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

A fantastic day ahead discussing all things | fantastic to hear Rachel Cranwell from on her career journey https://t.co/LcEAGVaKie

08/12/17

South Norwood Christmas festivities have begun https://t.co/06819OYkyR

07/12/17

Our Squad is ready and raring to go! Wish them luck... https://t.co/YeZ5vZWuAQ

06/12/17

A brilliant day, thanks and for organising. Well done to the girls and to Samiya for winning the "Sportsmanship Award" #🏆 https://t.co/C6gChy3xWf

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.

Year 8 English at HASN

Year 8 English at HASN (South & Upper site)

Throughout the year, students will explore challenging literary texts, hone their analytical and writing skills, and improve their ability in Speaking and Listening! They will develop a love of reading and become proficient in literacy.

We are currently studying (Autumn):

‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck

How are students assessed, and what do the reports mean?

  • Students take a formal termly English Language assessment. This is marked by teachers.

  • Based on this mark, an Academy Most Likely Grade (AMLG) is calculated. This suggests what your child may achieve at the end of Year 11 if they continue at the same rate of progress.

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In the Spring and Summer terms, we will be studying:

‘Noughts and Crosses’ (play script) by Malorie Blackman and ‘Dramatic Monologues’ (poetry)

 

 

Assessment Dates:

Autumn: W/c 16th October

How can you help?

Building vocabulary:

  • Step One: Invest in a big dictionary.

  • Step Two: Read with your child for 20-30 minutes each day. (Fiction or Non-fiction).

  • Step Three: Highlight words they don’t know.

  • Step Four: Find the definition.

  • Step Five: Challenge them to use the new piece of vocabulary in four different sentences.

 

Support with homework or revision:

Use sites such as:

  • BBC Bitesize KS3 – this is particularly good for revising writing for specific purposes.

  • BBC Skillswise – aimed at adult learners, but useful for functional literacy

 

Workbooks:

  • We sell KS3 English workbooks in our LRC at HASN – if your child needs extra practice, these are ideal.