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More information about our re-opening plans has now been published on our website, including FAQs for parents:


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A massive thank you to the Kennedy family for their unbelievably kind donation of not one, but two pianos to the Music and Performing Arts departments! We are incredibly grateful and we cannot wait for our students to use them!


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Phenomenal turnout from Year 7 today for their Tutor Group Celebration Assemblies! It has been absolutely wonderful to see them all again!


We are delighted to share the final edition of our virtual school newsletter! In today’s newsletter we have photos of sports day, emotional farewells to Day School, exciting Bedrock news, and much more.


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A fantastic turnout at yesterday’s first Year 7 Celebration Assemblies! Really excited for today’s four assemblies and getting to see more of the students again!


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Absolutely loved today’s four Year 7 Celebration Assemblies! Wonderful to see the students again! Excited for the remaining four assemblies tomorrow!


We have some Year 7s in today for their celebration assemblies. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). Each assembly will last around 40 minutes. We are so excited to see everyone!


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Really excited to have these chairs filled with Year 7 students over the next two days as we have our Celebration Assemblies for each Tutor Group! Can’t wait to see you all! A4, H2, S5 and H1 today, U7, S6, A3 and U8 tomorrow.


Our HASU Lockdown Anthology has now been published. It features beautiful poetry on the theme of childhood, written by our talented students. Read it here:


8A3 arriving for their assembly today ❤️


So lovely to see some of our Year 8s this morning


We can't wait for our celebration events this week. Today we have 8H1 at 9am, 8H2 and 10.30am, 8A3 at 12pm, and 8A4 at 1.30pm. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). We are so excited to see everyone!


Our final day of IID Week is Discovery Day. Discovery Day is all about embracing wider learning, and enriching our students with knowledge that they may not otherwise have access to. Lessons will be live on Teams all morning. Timetables for Yr 7 and 8 respectively are shown here.


Our penultimate newsletter of the term features staff welcomes and goodbyes, information about next week, results of the Junior Maths Challenge, information about next year's music lessons, and lots more!


On what would have been the day of the annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace, today we present our lockdown alternative: the HASU Virtual Games. We hope students enjoy this day - please send us photos of them taking part!


Well done to all students who took part in Innovation Day yesterday. We had lots of fantastic contributions. Today is Integrity Day. The full timetable is shown here - note that there is a special live tutor time at 1.20pm.


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I am so excited for these assemblies and getting to see again!


Mr Fisher sent a letter home today inviting students to attend a celebration event at school next week. We really hope that lots of students are able to attend. Please complete the online reply slip in the letter so we know how many to expect. Thank you!


Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy!


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“The limits of one’s language are the limits of his world.”

Languages provide a gateway to other cultures and the world around us. Learning a foreign language takes learners on a voyage of discovery and deepen their understanding of different countries’ people and history.

Through our comprehensive languages curriculum we:

  • Foster pupil’s curiosity and provide an opening to other cultures.
  • Instil in our pupils a love of languages.
  • Enable pupils to communicate effectively and confidently in the foreign language.
  • Inspire pupils to extend and pursue language learning outside the classroom.
  • Prepare our pupils to be competent global citizens through their knowledge of languages and appreciation of foreign cultures.

Year 7

The way we teach languages at Harris Academy Sutton is by its nature very accessible. In order to develop confident languages learners, lessons are taught in the target language and pupils learn to use the target language from the outset. This is achieved through routines, games and songs.  At Harris Academy Sutton, we believe that in order to learn the language, one needs to also learn and understand the culture and history of the country. As such, developing a knowledge of the Spanish culture is embedded in the curriculum.

In year 7, pupils study Spanish through a range of topics areas, which are relevant to their lives and the world around them.  The course is divided into several units: my family and friends, where I live, describing my life, free time activities, my school, and understanding Spanish festivals.

Within the units there is a focus on developing the pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a foundation of core grammar and vocabulary. This enables pupils to understand and communicate personal information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy.

Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Year 7 with a focus on broadening the pupils’ knowledge of grammar, especially verb tenses.  The main tenses learnt by our pupils are the past and the future which enable them to develop their written communication skills. 

In year 8 pupils study Spanish through the units: My town (town or village description, going out in town (activities, eating out and so on) and weekend activities in town; Holidays (describing a past holiday and activities, directions, opinions and so on); Media (technology, music, TV programmes, opinions and so on); the Spanish Speaking World (understanding the different Spanish Speaking countries and some key facts about these countries).

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