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16/06/21

Some great examples of Year 10 French 150 and 90 word task practice. Excellent travail! Keep it up! https://t.co/PnxKHY5evI

15/06/21

Year 7 students focussed and engaged during workshops https://t.co/NsJonJb6s5

15/06/21

Year 7 Drama students create a series of Freeze Frames to re-tell the story of the opening of The Merchant of Venice. https://t.co/5fUlTJIuMl

14/06/21

Retweetd From Southwark Youth Parliament

Aged 14 – 19 and live in Southwark? Passionate about the issues that matter to you? Stand as a Youth Parliament candidate for your school, youth club or local area. Find out more and apply before 25 June https://t.co/n7ZJsDInNw https://t.co/3xXBODp9aR

14/06/21

Retweetd From Southwark Council

Aged 14 – 19 and live in Southwark? Passionate about the issues that matter to you? Stand as a Youth Parliament candidate for your school, youth club or local area. Find out more and apply before 25 June https://t.co/AYX1kp8qeB https://t.co/uSsCQ65cEA

12/06/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

Calls have also been made for Jimi to be commemorated in Postman's Park near St Paul's Cathedral https://t.co/fY34RBtlZw

11/06/21

Year 10 Mock examinations are taking place over the next fortnight. Please see our website for further details: https://t.co/MeHpGtn5eo

09/06/21

Retweetd From Southwark Council

Have your say and keep up to date with the latest project news for our Peckham Square project https://t.co/bDIIBeCQfa https://t.co/nnloyL7Abl

09/06/21

Thank you to Andre O Ferguson and the team from "Story of Man" for visiting us, to run a workshop on perseverance and successful perceptions of masculinity https://t.co/MY7PtDnuph

09/06/21

Retweetd From Andre O Ferguson

This Tuesday June 8th 2021 will be the next story of man camp at Harris Academy Peckham. Check out this dope speaker line up. 🔥 https://t.co/eRBReagNna

09/06/21

Looking forward to our next Think Forward Thursday Careers Spotlight Session tomorrow with following on from our last session with Sachini Imbuldeniya : https://t.co/UN9kRXVetd

07/06/21

Year 10 German students are extending their answers to general questions in a half-term revision session. https://t.co/PR7cVAjGBk

28/05/21

Thank you Spheron Architects for speaking to our students about design plans for Peckham Square alongside career opportunities in architecture https://t.co/2BeviBcF7G

27/05/21

Year 8 girls working with coaches as part of a Netball intervention in PE this term https://t.co/GTwzKGlbdP

26/05/21

Retweetd From DofE London

What a great idea to get older DofE participants and Award holders to share their ! https://t.co/oIPHb2Ambe

26/05/21

Our Year 11 students sharing their top tips and favourite memories of their Duke of Edinburgh expedition with Year 9's who are excited to head out on their practice hike next month! https://t.co/7Wx0IPaZaG

25/05/21

Students enjoy a good debate! https://t.co/WK4qDcZw1n

24/05/21

Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement 🖌

24/05/21

Retweetd From CASHH

Haven’t been back here since year 11, looking forward to it 🙌🏾 https://t.co/LL4ySvRZ5I

24/05/21

We’re excited that Cashief Nichols will be coming to Harris Academy Peckham on Tues 8th June for a ‘Story of Man’ event, organised by Andre Ferguson. He and other guests are talking to students about how you can overcome trials & tribulations in today’s society. https://t.co/36bw0EJbtd

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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.


SoraSora – borrow e-books and audiobooks

Over 2,300 great e-books are now available FREE on Sora!

Students can install Sora on their phone or use the online version www.soraapp.com on any other device. How to access e-books

  • Open Sora
  • Choose “I have a setup code”
  • Enter “uksecondary”
  • Choose Harris Academy Peckham
  • Enter your login - a personal barcode for Sora has been emailed to students/parents
  • Browse, borrow, enjoy!

Any queries please email Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer u.kohnen-zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk

Happy reading!


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 their vocabulary acquisition.

To make required progress you must complete at least two lessons a week, which run for 20 minutes each. If you have lost your login and password details, you can email your librarian Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer (u.kohnen-zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk).

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

Bedrock Vocabulary Club is on Monday and Wednesday 2.20-2.50pm on Microsoft Teams.

Log into Bedrock here 


DEAR – Drop Everything And Read

Start your school day with 20 minutes of silent reading. All Year 7-9 students can join the online session on teams. You will receive Faculty Points for successful participation.

Tuesday to Thursday 8.50am - 9.10am on Microsoft Teams


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.

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


Recommended books - top picks!

The Peckham 50 is a list of ten books for each year-group, recommended by your English teachers to inspire your reading choices. We’re also producing a series of recommended book lists on particular topics or themes.


BooksHarris 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.

1. 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!


How often should I be 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.


Online libraries - sign up for free

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 120 days without a signed application form. You'll have immediate access to the eLibrary.

Join Southwark Library Once you have your membership number, log in to BorrowBox.

Many London borough libraries are also a member of the London Libraries Consortium. If you are a member of one of these libraries you can access the e-catalogues of all of the others, giving you even more to choose from. Click here for a list of participating boroughs. 


More books and audiobooks

If you have a subscription to Amazon prime, there is a great selection of free books, magazines and comics available. Here is a selection of 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.