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20/09/21

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A little promotion from us for a local Southwark group offering girls access to yoga sessions. Take a look and sign up if you or someone you know are interested. https://t.co/61oSjLaoqG

20/09/21

Virtual Open Evening, Mon 20th Sept, 6-7pm. To access the open evening please see the link at https://t.co/y19O4dYmg7. The event will start promptly at 6pm. Thank you. https://t.co/9YJqhIjQN5

18/09/21

Thank you so much for coming to support us! We're so glad you enjoyed!

18/09/21

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Sitting in the sun watching the astonishing formed from a collaboration with and Second viewing. Still had something in my eye. Wow! What a performance! https://t.co/KnKBmqKNcA

18/09/21

Excited to perform today at 1pm! The Endz is an original piece by our wonderful students & Here is a quick preview from rehearsals this morning! Come and join us on the main stage - you don't want to miss this! https://t.co/BFJMy7KXVw

18/09/21

We're so excited to be today! Come and see our original musical 'The Endz' with on the main stage at 1pm & chat with us in the Community Hub throughout the day! https://t.co/1KeRF7If1n

17/09/21

Details of Open Events for prospective Year 7 students are available. You can sign up for our virtual open evenings and onsite tours by clicking on the following link: https://t.co/HtofoSgizz https://t.co/wo7Xk1tes4

17/09/21

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JimiTheHero wins Ultimate Saver SunWhoCaresAward nominated by Malcolm’s dad as Prince Williams joined in celebrating him. https://t.co/VDwLKLEqNT

17/09/21

Retweetd From The Belham Primary

A huge thank you to one of our very talented parents, Jessica Watson for designing this fantastic poster for our Autumn School Fair! As you can see our brilliant FOB have lots of fun planned for us! https://t.co/MvmQ0E2nlm

10/09/21

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Coming (very) soon... https://t.co/MmEueHRt3l

08/09/21

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Heading back to school or college is always hard, and especially at the moment - please remember help is available. If you're aged 11-25 you can get mental wellbeing advice and support via The Nest. Reach out here https://t.co/DWUjCN13EQ https://t.co/fozW65qrez

07/09/21

We are delighted to be receiving a donation of 100 books from - all written by authors of colour to inspire our students. Thank you Penguin! https://t.co/xTPmfc6urI https://t.co/nQbiQUdmGy

07/09/21

Retweetd From Harris Academy Peckham

Details of Open Events for prospective Year 7 students are now available. You can sign up for our virtual open evenings and onsite tours by clicking on the following link: https://t.co/HtofoSgizz https://t.co/ADmfTqaPg0

17/08/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

Crystal Palace youth team footballer Kymani Skyers is among top passes. He achieved five grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7 while jugging his football career https://t.co/K69TY4gxBY

17/08/21

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this Sunday 10.30am - 2pm​ Harris SE15 5DZ https://t.co/wmJ7mc8Q93

12/08/21

So proud of how Kymani has managed his football career and his academic studies. What a superstar! https://t.co/M0panVmq7S https://t.co/UOmotHaF0O

12/08/21

It was great to welcome the into the Academy today! Here is Yeray's story. We are so proud of all of our students! https://t.co/qzXOhcUMvS

12/08/21

Fantastic to see our students feature in the today! Here is Jalisha's story. We are so proud of all of our students! https://t.co/yUstR13FIz

12/08/21

Retweetd From Dame Rachel de Souza

Lovely to hear about the students - fantastic achievements 👏👏👏 https://t.co/71wiu4aGcq

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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.