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18/01/22

Wonderful detailed revision by Year 8 students ahead of their assessment next week, using dual coding, knowledge organisers & teaching each other! https://t.co/Vu9Hg7QXrM

13/01/22

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The Diversity Awards for Education 2021 celebrated inclusion. Watch the Highlights on our FB page. ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁦https://t.co/XF45zNGgfd

17/12/21

Well done to on your Feelings Library Installation! So excited to work with you and our students in the new year to design and building something exciting in our Quad area with the dismantled resources to support mental health in our Academy! https://t.co/1g8eDIHLjO

16/12/21

Our Winter Insight Magazine is now available to view on our website. Happy reading! https://t.co/lYsXFkQDAn

16/12/21

What a fantastic way to start the day! 7.30am Basketball practice with Coach Clifford! 🏀 We are very excited to announce we have a full time basketball coach starting with us in January! Watch this space for the launch of our new Basketball Academy... https://t.co/dfwqwgox1S

15/12/21

Our Year 9 group blew everyone away with their performance of their thoughful and poignant piece. Stunning! You must catch this the next time it is performed 🔥 https://t.co/lQ13Uy9NUE

15/12/21

A modern twist on Alice in Wonderland from our Year 8 Drama project group. Amazing work from everyone involved! https://t.co/awGHzLeTmK

15/12/21

Our wonderful Year 7 Drama Group performing after working with the amazing students from on a project to re-imagine Cinderella https://t.co/KivULuj10W

15/12/21

Looking forward to having you all involved next time!

15/12/21

Our Year 8 Orchestra Day - learning about how to be a professional orchestral player and then becoming one at the end of the day. A true ethos experience! 🎵 https://t.co/UpNWJtOJxp

15/12/21

Fantastic effort from our Year 8 students during Orchestra Day. They learned about the Orchestra, had Masterclass performances, sectional rehearsals and then finished with a performance of Bille Jean at the end of the day! 🎵 https://t.co/tBmhGHUTWk

15/12/21

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📢 Calling all budding scientists in Don't miss this amazing opportunity 👀 👇 https://t.co/GbQfX6tbQW

14/12/21

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Southwark Libraries Christmas and New Year opening hours 🎄 24 December - closed from 1pm 25 to 28 December - closed 29 to 30 December - normal opening hours 31 December - closed from 5pm 1 to 3 January - closed ⭐Our eLibrary will be open throughout: https://t.co/Dhck8Glxd1 https://t.co/Q1SXE3poFO

13/12/21

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Take a lateral flow test before seeing friends and family. It's important to protect people who might get seriously ill if they caught COVID-19 https://t.co/RDflwS2Y6C https://t.co/BlSr3VMUYP

13/12/21

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Opening next week - our BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students perform in Mountview’s first family pantomime in Peckham! 🐺 Join us for a howling good time 👉 https://t.co/4ZuiNCjmZZ https://t.co/K3u6ssX9Wj

13/12/21

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Super proud of mine and ’s oldest daughter Tianna who took part in her first theatre production today! 🙌🏽👏🏽 big thank you to , the staff and students https://t.co/C7QaQHhD2v

10/12/21

Students enjoyed their theatre trip to see Sleeping Beauty https://t.co/nQQNcW53pK

10/12/21

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Thanks to everyone who helped or came to our outdoor Winter Fayre 💕 including https://t.co/rrufieo6P2

07/12/21

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Good to be with Richard Taylor for led by remembering Damilola Taylor (and also his mother Gloria) with and Commissioner https://t.co/1GKI180oPw

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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.