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01/04/21

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Could you be the next Southwark scholar? Planning to go to university but worried about the cost? We've already supported over a hundred outstanding students to attend university by covering their fees. If you think you have what it takes, find out more https://t.co/5SD2OMF927 https://t.co/a2fvWXCm7B

31/03/21

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Tonight was the second issues workshop — this time focussing on mental health for schools / young people. Great leadership from from , Emma and students from , from , Treasure from , and more! https://t.co/MpAoMp78z6 https://t.co/6OtsI16dqR

30/03/21

We have a temporary email address if you need to contact the Academy: harrispeckhaminfo.com

30/03/21

The last day of term is Wednesday 31st March. Students will be dismissed from 12:30pm.

29/03/21

Food parcels are available at the Academy today between 3.15-4pm. Come and get fresh eggs, milk, fruit, bagels, bread and cereal. See you there! https://t.co/dIQMj8L8TH

26/03/21

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We are enjoying spending time with - talking about the Law-with thanks to the team who include Mark Fenhalls QC, and https://t.co/AbvgR66g2A

26/03/21

Year 9 and budding lawyers are spending the afternoon taking part in a seminar on the legal profession and looking at legal ethics! https://t.co/8avTfUHq4H

26/03/21

HAP celebrates Le mois de la francophonie. "Team Croissants" stole the show in the Y7 quiz! Students also watched an iconic French cartoon, Titeuf, and joined a workshop on French cartoon-making. https://t.co/s18kodko8O

25/03/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Would you like to train as a Primary or Secondary school teacher? Join us for our early morning evening on 10th May at 8.30am. We will answer all of your questions. Tickets here! 👇 https://t.co/vue0nexWaz

25/03/21

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Free eBooks & eAudiobooks for all Southwark Libraries members 👉 https://t.co/SzKlfnizGr Just download the BorrowBox app https://t.co/iTPpsrOamn

24/03/21

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Easter Holiday Programme ! FREE places for children in Years 3-6. DM us for details. https://t.co/hPeJFHX9Ta

23/03/21

Y10 students spent the day attending an online visit to to learn about university life & future degree options. Here they are looking at the Cambridge prospectus! https://t.co/Lu80RAdHMb

22/03/21

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

Has Bedrock Vocabulary transformed your students' learning? Then explore our broad, ambitious English language and literature scheme, suitable for all GCSE-age pupils. Read more here: https://t.co/fEDGbpM5rn

22/03/21

Retweetd From Department for Education

You may be helping your child do their first Covid-19 test at home tonight. demonstrated how to carry out a lateral flow test, with the help of his niece. https://t.co/F7ek6z5ql4

22/03/21

This week's student newsletter, Peckham Post, is now available on our website https://t.co/W5PdiClUF7

19/03/21

Retweetd From NHS

Parents and support bubbles of school children can now get rapid Covid-19 tests twice a week. Order yours now.

19/03/21

Thank you to Kate and her students from for their inspiring talk on taking Geography further at university and career opportunities for our Year 10 and Year 11 students! https://t.co/kibUIjUGJU

18/03/21

The Peckham Geographic Society have been studying dinosaurs. Check out the artistic creations from Joshua and Jordan from Year 8! https://t.co/DoqkyzBHAj

17/03/21

It's good to be back! Year 11 Historians doing what they do best and putting forward their historical arguments. https://t.co/yNirUQykmo

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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.