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19/10/20

Retweetd From THE PECKHAM PECULIAR

Amgad Salih, a 19 year old student from Peckham who is studying at the University of Oxford, shared this picture that his friend organised. They recreated the typical Oxford Bullingdon picture but with black students, to show black representation and inspire more Peckham people. https://t.co/F5L6ugILzz

15/09/20

Vacancy for a cover supervisor to join our support staff.https://t.co/vVflBSWYBl

15/09/20

We’re looking for an ambitious SEND teacher to join our amazing team! https://t.co/rODUGij3me

10/09/20

A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English department! https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

19/08/20

Thank you to Paul Jones who went above and beyond to ensure students were supported with grade appeals!

17/08/20

Just sent you a DM.

13/08/20

An incredible achievement by Gyalpo Dongo Aguirre who will be making America great again by studying Physics and Computer Science at Well done, Gyalpo!

13/08/20

Retweetd From Imperial College

Fantastic results, Neha! Welcome to community and ! https://t.co/g5KCqMzjEc

13/08/20

Well done to Neha Yasin for achieving 4 A*s today. She will be reading Physics . We wish you all the best for the next stage in your life!

13/08/20

Well done to all students in Year 13 today. We’re really proud of all of your achievements and you have shown great resilience in such a challenging year.

13/08/20

Huge congratulations to Amgad Salih who is on his way to to read Economics. We’re so proud of you! https://t.co/3Ex75EFLhY

22/07/20

Retweetd From JCP in South London

Admin Officer in Info/Apply: https://t.co/nDr2wPM62B https://t.co/qIWB74BRSa

08/07/20

Retweetd From Kemi A 👸🏾🐝

There are only 2 days left for eligible families to register for Free School Meals and access support through the COVID Summer Food Fund. - RT and find out more here: https://t.co/bzgCyh9Bmc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Calling all students from , , , and who joined the virtual workshop earlier today - here's a reminder of the simple advice to check the sources in an online news story 👇 https://t.co/FRQ0aOs5cc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

'Is it REAL?' The question we asked to students from , , , , and who joined us for our navigating news workshop earlier today. Thanks to Team for organising! https://t.co/I3pJ9UIXp5

30/06/20

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Come on Take on Ru's Boccia Challenge- let's see what you have in your locker!

26/06/20

Meet the staff at HABS. First up is the incredible Mr Reid, Year Lead for Year 7: https://t.co/RSWpDiMS2Z Tweet us if you have any questions for him!

26/06/20

Dear parents and guardians. Click here if you would like the details for uniform purchase and for a checklist of what to buy for September: https://t.co/bcaQzALu86

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Developing Literacy - Bedrock Vocabulary

During the remote learning period, we have invested in an innovative literacy improvement tool called Bedrock Vocabulary for Years 7-9 to ensure that all students progress with their literacy skills whilst learning at home.

Click HERE to log in to Bedrock Vocabulary (parents and students)

Bedrock Vocabulary is an online platform designed to help students extend and learn important and relevant academic vocabulary.

As your child progresses through the Bedrock curriculum, they will study hundreds of new words. Students will be given allocated literacy time daily at the end of the school day in Years 7-9.  Your child will need to leave 24 hours between each online session as the program is designed to develop memory retention.

  • Year 7 and 8 daily literacy slot: 3.00-3.30pm
  • Year 9 daily literacy slot: 3.15-3.45pm

Research has shown that there is a direct link between a student’s vocabulary size and their academic achievement. Children with a wider vocabulary make faster progress at school, in further education and beyond. Narrow vocabularies affect directly students’ grades. Helping students to improve and widen their academic vocabularies is essential if standards and outcomes are to improve.


How can parents help?

  1. Sit through one Bedrock lesson with your child. You’ll get a clear idea of how long it should take them and the level they should be working at.
  2. If you have not done so already, create your Bedrock parent account. You will require the access code sent to you from HABS by email and the student code sent to your child’s email address. Click HERE to download the Bedrock parent guide, if you need help.
  3. Check the Vocab Notebook and the recent activity report to monitor your child’s progress. Congratulate them when they complete a topic- this will keep them motivated through the next one!

Student login support

Click HERE for instructions about Bedrock student guide, including accessing students logins. You can also watch the short film below, if you need to.

If you have any further questions about this programme then please direct them to info@harrisbattersea.org.uk and you will be directed to a member of staff in the literacy team.