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24/05/22

Great news, you can now get the Donation Reminder on your iPhone and iPad! It'll pop up every time a donation is available so we won't miss out when you're shopping online using your mobile! Find out more here: https://t.co/WIyXEqWlPT

24/05/22

Whilst learning about plant reproduction, 5A have grown their own mint from an off shoot! https://t.co/QEhcYvzLUj

24/05/22

Year 5 have had Hands on Science visiting them today and they are learning all about forces. So much fun! https://t.co/ypMKorqLBy

24/05/22

Our pupils are meditating as part of Vesak celebrations today. https://t.co/uXIHSrSmNt

20/05/22

They are gorgeous aren’t they! Glad you approve. 😀

20/05/22

In Art, our talented Year 1’s have made these colourful pinch pots and tiles from clay. Aren’t they amazing! Well done Year 1. 🙌🙌 https://t.co/OPopbhituB

20/05/22

That smile says it all! What a happy Star of the Week! 🤩 We are very proud of all of our shining stars this week. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ https://t.co/jO7PeEIhrV

20/05/22

Check out our new outdoor seating area! Year 1’s are enjoying their outdoor learning so far in the fresh air. https://t.co/TEyw7v9c2i

20/05/22

Year 1 had their turn for outdoor learning day today. Look at these fabulous apple bird feeders - all natural resources! https://t.co/68pyEvte6H

20/05/22

Thank you Rachel! See you next week. 😊 https://t.co/0Zb6x4Htzt

20/05/22

Year 6 are in an amazing geography workshop provided by the Royal Geographic Society - making maps of their local area! https://t.co/JWUbMYujeF

18/05/22

Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing Bannister House event: International Evening. Cuisine from all over the world to taste - delicious. Raising money for Pencil of Trust. Thank you to everyone who supported the event. https://t.co/GSAWSrSIB4

17/05/22

Battlesbridge - year 6 Geography fieldwork (plus fun in the sun!). https://t.co/3oxnbnZWZ9

17/05/22

More from the year 6 Geography fieldwork trip to Battlesbridge! https://t.co/Jj0wAEhebA

17/05/22

Geography fieldwork trip for the Year 6’s today to the amazing Battlesbridge. A chance to compare a rural area with our school’s urban area and a chance to enjoy the sunshine! ☀️ https://t.co/e59rRROu5z

17/05/22

Today was the turn of Nursery to engage in outdoor learning day. So much learning taking place for our youngest of pupils. 🤩#science https://t.co/AhGr0AqNlv

17/05/22

Year 6 have been studying the different plant life in the school grounds for Outdoor Learning Day by sampling areas. They are also doing some wild writing! https://t.co/JVrJVh4dVi

17/05/22

It’s Outdoor Learning week for the pupils where they will take their science outside for a day! Here are the Year 5’s exploring our natural environment. https://t.co/3FNVznTqd4

16/05/22

We’ve registered Chobham Friends with . Each time you shop online, you can raise a FREE donation for us. There are over 6,000 retailers to choose from and signing up is quick and easy. Register here: https://t.co/nCp7nZntHH

13/05/22

Reward trip for our Year 6 children in the Olympic Park. https://t.co/LhhZgXZfiq

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Curriculum

At Harris Academy Chobham, we are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education possible. To do so we ensure that children learn in an organised and consistent manner across all year groups and subjects.  

We have developed a highly structured, knowledge-rich curriculum that is built around a core knowledge sequence, enabling children to acquire knowledge in small, sequential steps within each subject. Clear, coherent and sequential learning is carefully planned for so that children know more and remember more, building their long-term memory over time.  

The rationale behind knowledge-rich curricula is embedded in cognitive science which contests that having strong knowledge frees up the brain’s capacity for thinking (leading to increased creativity and innovation) and that new learning will be embedded more easily if it can be connected to what has already been learnt.  

Our knowledge-rich curriculum is supported by knowledge organisers, which contain all of the key vocabulary, dates, facts and information pupils will need to learn in each unit they study. Pupils are given their knowledge organisers at the start of each new unit and are directed to learn certain sections of it as part of their homework each week. They are then tested on those sections in the next appropriate lesson, which helps embed the learning.  

Lessons always begin with a prior learning task, which helps to activate what pupils have previously learnt and prepare them for the new learning they will encounter. The key vocabulary for the lesson is then shared and discussed with pupils before teachers begin their main input, which is given in small chunks to avoid cognitive overload. This direct instruction is broken up with a talk task, whereby pupils will discuss, debate and feedback around a question asked by the teacher. Pupils will then complete a challenging independent task which gives them the opportunity to apply what they have learnt.  

At the end of each unit of work there is an assessment lesson, in which pupils may for example write an essay outlining the knowledge they have picked up during their study. This in turn gives the school a strong insight into the success of the curriculum and how well pupils are learning and retaining the knowledge they are given. 

The central feature of effective teaching is the process of enabling students to develop their knowledge and understanding of concepts and processes and the ability to apply their learning to a range of situations.  

At Harris Academy Chobham, every lesson follows the ‘I > We > You’ approach.  

I – Demonstration (explanation and modelling) of new material in new steps. 
We – Guided practice with prompts and scaffolds. 
You – Independent practice with monitoring and feedback from the teacher.  

We believe that assessment is an ongoing process that is fundamental to effective teaching and learning. Teachers have a bank of assessment tools that they can use to accurately assess attainment and progress. These cover a range of techniques including low-stake testing, feedback (verbal, written) and planned, informal assessment tasks. Assessment is closely linked to and informs delivery of the curriculum.  

All-Through-Curriculum-Policy-2022-23.pdf

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