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Don’t forget to bring your tombola donations to the office ahead of our Summer BBQ! Please mark them for the attention of FOPL!


Keturah in 2 Donaldson with her amazing poster. She made this to persuade her classmates to vote for her as our class librarian and was elected by a landslide! Find out about the role in the newsletter this week!


Please be aware that ALL YEAR GROUPS are welcome on ALL DAYS of our movie clubs next week (Mon - Thurs). We can’t wait to see you there! 🍿🎥


Our latest newsletter is out now!


Year 1 loved visiting the this week! Find out all about their visit in the newsletter tomorrow! 📰


So much fun at Bibliobuzz book awards 2023 at Alexandra Palace!📚


Bibliobuzz book awards 2023 at Alexandra Palace.Over the last 8 weeks the children have read six books as part of the bibliobuzz book awards. They then voted for their favourite book and the winning author will be announced today at the ceremony. 📚


Read all about Science Week (and lots more besides!) in our new newsletter! Out now!


HPACP have received some lovely donations from of gloves, hats, socks, and other bits and pieces to make sure we are warm and dry! What a lovely gift!


A reminder that there are no clubs and boosters this week due to Parents’ Evenings meetings! Thank you!


It’s at HPACP TODAY! 📚


There have been some recent reports of chickenpox amongst primary aged children. The link below offers tips on how to spot chickenpox and how best to deal with an outbreak:


Just to clarify Year 2 is closed tomorrow due to industrial action. However, children of critical workers and vulnerable children in this year group should still come to school.


Our new newsletter is out now, and you can read about everything that’s been happening here:


1A enjoying their pancakes this week! 🥞


Save the Children’s teams are operating across northwest Syria and Turkey. The teams are assessing what children and their families need, so we can deliver emergency relief following the Turkey-Syria earthquake. Donations can be make here:


This week’s newsletter out now. Read it here:, tomorrow is an INSET day, so children are not required at school.


Please note: The Year 5 trip to the Natural History Museum can no longer take place next week. We’ll update you with the rescheduled date soon!


Want to know what we’ve been up to this week? Read all about it here!


This week some lucky children had their first ever group guitar or ukulele lesson! They’re already sounding great!🎸

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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At Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park our aim is for all children to become fluent, confident readers.

Reading will give your child the tools to become an independent life-long learner. 

We achieve this by:

  • Teaching reading using Read Write Inc.  
  • Reading a range of storybooks daily to encourage a love of reading

At HPACP we teach Read Write Inc. (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading and writing. 

What is RWI?
RWI is a literacy programme which teaches all children to learn to read fluently. 

At first, children learn to read ‘sounds’ and then learn how to blend those sounds together to read a word. 

Once they can read words, they read carefully matched Storybooks containing words they know. 

Their speed and fluency increases on subsequent reads of the book.

All children are assessed half termly by our RWI leader so children are always learning to read at the right stage for them. 

Children are re-grouped each half term. 

How can I help at home?

Use pure sounds

We use pure sounds (‘mmm’ not ’muh’,’sss’ not ‘suh’, etc.). This helps children to blend the sounds into words more easily. 

Please do not use letter names at this early stage.

Sound out words using ‘Fred Talk’

We use a puppet called Fred who only talks in sounds. We call it ‘Fred Talk’. 
E.g. m-o-p (mop), c-a-t (cat), m-a-n (man).

Use Fred Talk throughout the day at home eg. ‘it’s time for l-u-n-ch… lunch!’



Use the handwriting phrases 

For each letter, there is a handwriting phrase. Use the handwriting phrase to support your child with their letter formation when writing.


Practice at home

Your class teacher will send home links to Virtual lessons. 

Please follow these links (which may come in the form of QR codes) and encourage your child to join in. 

The more times they access the lessons, the better! Learning to read can be hard, but the more practice a child has, the easier it will become.

Listening to your child reading 

Once your child knows how to read the initial sounds and can blend these sounds into words, they will bring books home. 

Encourage them to read the book to you using ‘Fred Talk’. Your child will have read these books in school, so please don’t worry if they are reading the book easily. We want them to show off their reading to you at home!


Reading to your child

We inspire a love of reading in our children by reading to them. 

Read a wide range of stories daily. Make this a special time for you and your child to bond over books.