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27/03/20

HAP today donated 170 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/shtAhNmNRz

27/03/20

Really useful advice for our students. Please take a read. https://t.co/FAaM8mFNgm

27/03/20

Wonderful video from our talented Y10 Music student! 🎶🎼🎤 DM us your HAP homelearning videos and pictures so we can see what you're working on! https://t.co/wxrTWtecIk

26/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

26/03/20

While school is closed, we're emailing all students a weekly newsletter from the school library, full of useful information about and , challenges and competitions. Download your first newsletter at https://t.co/8FF6KXf333 https://t.co/BlBRyoGHCJ

24/03/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

With limiting our daily movements, our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ is packed with activities for & with tips around Please Share! https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/bOmu0wS3pL

24/03/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Wondering what to do for tomorrow? Now is a perfect time to write a letter of support & appreciation to someone who may really need it right now. staff member? Send it through & we will ensure it gets there. More great ideas at: https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/KiUclJSt6q

24/03/20

Check out our 'Reading at Home' page for tips and ideas https://t.co/oeI0fTAUoB Please do share your own ideas and experiences with us too, so we can all learn from each other. How's it going with the reading at home? https://t.co/ed0yrr14Ei

24/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Sorry we can't see you in person, but don't forget all our members can access eBooks and audiobooks through AND magazines, newspapers and film streaming 24/7 from our other eLibrary services 👉https://t.co/8vu7h8UgP0👈 https://t.co/vZ7HQH9wuB

23/03/20

Look at all the flowers gave to our fabulous teachers today, to thank them for keeping open our school for children of and other keyworkers. Lovely thought, thank you! https://t.co/TLT67VglUT

23/03/20

Check out the new Virtual Learning pages on our website. We'll help you access all the support you need while studying from home https://t.co/W8te7azf1V

23/03/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

A big ***Shout Out*** to parents who today started 😊❤️ ... An even bigger ***Shout Out*** to all the teachers and staff at schools opening their doors to Thank you! 🤗 😊❤️ https://t.co/vBbzVjIMf8

23/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

No need for children to run out of books while stuck at home. Join Southwark Libraries for free eBooks and audiobooks. Take a look at some kids' titles here 👉 https://t.co/Wdhs8DmmyZ Our temporary online membership now lasts 3 months. Join us today 👉 https://t.co/1zqLzCeJkJ. https://t.co/ZZ89RnULlx

23/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

19/03/20

Our library has been busy today with students keen to collect a fresh new book before school closures. # Peckham Reads # Illaydasavesthelibrary https://t.co/Z82rD86sTv

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

15/03/20

Retweetd From Daniel Chan

is inspirational and makes an incredible difference to the young people at ! https://t.co/wkBw0452Z7

13/03/20

Year 11 French practicing hard for their general conversation! https://t.co/MBBa9vY9fE

13/03/20

Y10 had an amazing trip to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to learn more about life at university. Amira enjoyed exploring the law library & discovering the weekly law reports from the year she was born! Inspiring and motivational trip! https://t.co/iVTgoFGVek

12/03/20

Mr Nnabegwu and Mr Tate, leading a lovely assembly on science week. https://t.co/IGA4oIC5Dy

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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 some useful links to reading resources and other tips to help keep reading engaging and positive. Please do share your own ideas and experiences with us too, so we can all learn from each other.

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 LRC Newsletter here - 25 March 2020


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.

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.