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05/06/20

Great work by staff and students preparing 260 breakfast care packages for our student and their families. Don’t forget to collect yours from the Academy every fortnight on a Wednesday from 12 Noon– next collection date Wednesday 17th June! Thank you to https://t.co/qh45nxROdp

04/06/20

Retweetd From St Anne's Outreach

Some of our super Ambassadors fielded live questions from students today - thanks so much for joining us! https://t.co/P3Y2wx8ltt

04/06/20

Live Q&A with Student Ambassadors from , Oxford University this week on Microsoft Teams – great questions from our students to find out what university life is actually like! Thanks to Hannah and the ambassadors for joining us https://t.co/MbfuqR2n6O

04/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 https://t.co/BcTJfp1ysF

04/06/20

Our whole school community is deeply hurt by racial injustice, not only in the US but in the UK and elsewhere. We are immensely proud of our school's diverse demographic. In solidarity with , here are some resources you might find helpful https://t.co/lN7QY6wkyr

22/05/20

😂😂 Thank you !

22/05/20

HAPpy half term to our wonderful ! We miss you lots and can't wait to see you all soon. Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing half term and remember to spread a little to those around you 💙 https://t.co/EFg0pplEjh

22/05/20

We've missed all our students so much 'Since You've Been Gone', so we made you a video 💙🎤🎶 to let you know how much we care 😊 We are definitely spreading some with this 😂. ENJOY! https://t.co/Hb0Eq8hnuu

21/05/20

Thank you for all the kind messages from students and staff yesterday to celebrate our wonderful teachers. Your support and thanks mean everything 😊. Continue to spread a little and let someone know you care 💙 https://t.co/yf89CfV4im

21/05/20

A repost of this fantastic video for our challenge. Yoga is such a fantastic form of exercise for both the body and mind https://t.co/lZu5OHP2Wg

20/05/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

It’s and we need to remember how important it is to check in with others and to look after ourselves. Please pick up the phone, have that chat you’ve been meaning to have... 😊 https://t.co/x9XuGe4GXq

20/05/20

Here is Ms Enderby's motivational idea. Why not try some ballet too?! https://t.co/2mM8J6Pn6v

20/05/20

Retweetd From Mr Daniel R Tye

Its ! I want to thank all the teachers at for being a phenomenal team to work with. And all the teachers I’ve engaged with via - the ideas sharing has really helped me during lockdown. https://t.co/BGQTrOTm6K

20/05/20

Our Y9 German class are studying friendship and relationships. They have written descriptions of their friends & recorded themselves talking about them. It's so important to tell people in your life how important they are & what makes them special. Spread some 💙 https://t.co/trjWjR1i3S

19/05/20

Students have been sending in pictures of the food to they have been cooking at home to Ms Snow. Spread some and try out these ideas! Have you been cooking? Send us your pictures! Ms Snow is making a HAP Cookbook! https://t.co/FA0VsmoELV

19/05/20

Some students have been spreading some by cooking for their family at home. Here are some ideas for you! Have you been cooking? Send us your recipes! https://t.co/FbYbGS2KWf

19/05/20

Third and final Challenge. What will you write about? Spread a little 😊 https://t.co/LodvXjO7FO

19/05/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

We all need help / support sometimes. We can all get concerned and anxious and not just about coronavirus. It's perfectly ok not to be ok. If you need someone to talk to, someone to listen, please reach out! There are people who want to help. https://t.co/ZKysfvsxNA

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Reading at Home

Adding reading to your daily routine really supports both literacy and wellbeing – and can be very enjoyable too!

This page has useful links to reading resources and other tips to help keep reading engaging and positive. If you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, reading tips or how to find reading materials, please email our librarian Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer U.Kohnen-Zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk.


Learning Resources Centre - weekly newsletter

While school is closed, we will be emailing students a weekly newsletter from the school library with useful information and some familiar challenges and competitions. Winners will receive faculty points! Please do send in your reviews, drawings, book recommendations or poems, to be published in the newsletter and on the school website. For any queries or contributions please e-mail Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer U.Kohnen-Zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk. Happy reading!

Download the latest LRC Newsletter

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Download the LRC Newsletter - number 7

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How often should I being reading?

The short answer is, as often as you like! During a normal school day, every student has a minimum of 20 minutes dedicated to reading.

To help continue this habit while at home, we are encouraging students to aim to read at least 2—3 times a day for 20 minutes, if you can, including 20 minutes reading aloud to a parent, sibling or even a pet! Why not download our reading at home log to help you to keep track. Try and build in one reading aloud session each day.

After finishing a book, why not take a quiz on Accelerated Reader (see below). Or write a review and share it on social media or email it to U.Kohnen-Zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk so we can add it to our website.


Peckham 50

Ten selected books for each year-group,  recommended by your English teachers to inspire your reading choices. 

Download the Peckham 50 here.


Bedrock Vocabulary

Reading will really help to keep our brains active, engaged and learning while our school is temporarily closed.  At Harris Academy Peckham, all year 7-9 students have been using an online program Bedrock Vocabulary Learning to develop your vocabulary acquisition.

To make required progress across the programme, you must complete at least two lessons a week, which run for 20 minutes each. Your login and password details have been provided to you by the English Department. If you have lost these details, you can ask your parent or career to email Ms Alexander (s.alexander@harrispeckham.org.uk). In the email please make clear the name of your English teacher so she can find your details.

Remember you can download Bedrock onto your phones and ipads too! The English Department will track your activity and reward you with Faculty Points for every green progress made each week.

Log into Bedrock here 


Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a great tool for all year 7-9 students to support your independent reading practice. Develop your reading skills most effectively by choosing appropriately challenging books.

When you have finished reading your book you can log on to Accelerated Reader using the link below and we will track your activity and reward you with Faculty Points for every successful quiz you take.

Read free books and news on MyON. Here is a list of books that all have a quiz on Accelerated Reader.

If you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, or getting hold of books, please contact our librarian Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer U.Kohnen-Zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk

Log into Accelerated Reader here


Harris Peckham Reading Challenge!

Want more to read? Why not complete the Harris Peckham Reading Challenge!  Download reading suggestions for every type of reading in the list below.

Books1. Read a dystopian text.

2. Read a novel with a female protagonist.

3. Read a newspaper article. How do you feel about the topic discussed and why?

4. Read a book that your parent, carer or sibling read at school.

5. Read a novella.

6. Read a non-fiction book.

7. Read a book that you would never usually select.

8. Read an opinion piece from a newspaper. Find examples of three methods (language

techniques) used in it.

9. Read a play.

10. Read a poem.

11. Read a book recommended by a friend.

12. Read a book that won an award in 2019.

Once you've finished all 12 email U.Kohnen-Zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk to let her know, and win a mystery prize!


Southwark Library online

Southwark Libraries have a great e-library, accessed through BorrowBox, where you can download books and audiobooks for free. If you do not have a Southwark Library membership, you can join now for 90 days without a signed application form. Join Southwark Library Once you have your membership number, log in to BorrowBox.


More books and audiobooks

If you have a subscription of Amazon prime, there is a great selection of free books, magazines and comics available. Here are two websites offering free online books and audiobooks

If you don´t have internet access please contact us and we will try to supply free copies. Don’t forget some students will have books from our school-library at home.


Guidance for parents

Here are a few other tips that you might try:

  • Read together with your child, reading out loud in turns. Could your child read to a younger sibling?
  • Try to keep the reading sessions fun and relaxed, perhaps by using different voices, or acting out scenes.
  • Ask questions and discuss the storyline, characters, language, setting. Guess what is going to happen.
  • Track your progress through our HAP reading at home log and send the results to our librarian for faculty points.
  • Keep praising your child, especially when they find reading difficult.

Remember, if you have any queries concerning reading, please email our librarian Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer U.Kohnen-Zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk. We're here to support you in any way we can.

And don't forget to tell us how you're getting on. This is new territory for all of us and it's great to learn from each other.