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16/10/20

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Wow: thank you Miss Howell for this stunning and powerful depiction of life as part of the Windrush Generation. . https://t.co/PxekFnEY1f

15/10/20

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And of course we are happy to talk to and work with any schools in the wider as well!

15/10/20

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Thank you so much for hosting us as part of your work around and we're always happy to talk to the next generation of vets!

15/10/20

We are very grateful to Dr Greene, the first black president of for sharing her career experiences with our Year 8, 9 and 10 students and increasing awareness about careers in veterinary medicine. Thank you you are inspirational! https://t.co/fYIZwdr8w4

09/10/20

More photos of Bob Marley and Johnny Nash at HAP https://t.co/HL45gMIYQj

09/10/20

The deadline for applications for a Year 7 secondary school place for September 2021 is 31st October. Please visit our website for more information about our virtual open days https://t.co/hPXxHYfoG6

09/10/20

Year 11 Raising Achievement Assembly https://t.co/aU9pERUfDA

08/10/20

Bob Marley and Johnny Nash at HAP in 1972! https://t.co/IGHPoJ0SLX

08/10/20

A small selection of books in our library https://t.co/Cq6k1tEWG1

08/10/20

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02/10/20

Do you have a child in Year 6? Sign up for LIVE Q&A sessions with Harris Academy Peckham staff to find out more about our academy. Sessions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/2wug2lymSw. https://t.co/GnnPR4QRSp

02/10/20

Science department participated in a workshop facilitated by called Twisted Taxonomy. Well done to the students pictured who submitted work and were finalists! https://t.co/EpLkK9Ejdv

02/10/20

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The pandemic means will be a bit different, but there are still lots of activities online and across the borough - find out more https://t.co/IZN6IcqSqE https://t.co/En4rbeoyFO

02/10/20

The mobile library out promoting National Poetry Day and Black History Month. https://t.co/nimAlZGpAZ

01/10/20

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just checking this is on your radar? Everyone has a story to tell. And I know HAP students do! I'm more than happy to do a virtual session to remind some of that between now and half term if useful 🙂 https://t.co/uhc2QFtxdh

01/10/20

Congratulations to our newest cohort of students - the Class of 2023. https://t.co/F1jpxKSY7n

30/09/20

Delighted to provide expert music tuition for and . What talented students! https://t.co/xM5OsJTswk

30/09/20

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Help us share + RT! If you have a child aged 10-13 why not join us + every other Thursday( fortnightly) with and Nadine. Sessions are full of drama and wellbeing activities. 👉https://t.co/xtfFFkn0nl

30/09/20

We have some fantastic resources that could be of interest to you and your students. Happy to support!

30/09/20

Did you know that Harris Academy Peckham is available to hire in the evenings, weekends and during holidays? Please see our website for more details https://t.co/oq7qJs44Dx https://t.co/F0ciGAAVw2

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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.


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.


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.


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 your English teacher or your librarian Ms Kohnen-Zuelzer (u.kohnen-zuelzer@harrispeckham.org.uk).

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!


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 90 days without a signed application form. 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 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.