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11/07/19

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VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

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11/07/19

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VACANCY: Admin Assistant at (Harlow) https://t.co/SukzoYVdqF https://t.co/tRuluydzEq

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28/06/19

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Excited to announce that Freshwaters Primary Academy is expanding from 1 to 2 forms of entry from 2020; more information is available here: https://t.co/ULyva3omse Please share your views via our online survey https://t.co/IyIQEYvxG4 https://t.co/CGxH85EBUF

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27/06/19

Doctors, nurses, police officers, gymnasts and singers all attended school for a unique day. Pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy wore outfits representing the career they are keen to go into on Dress for Work Day. https://t.co/8s88AQeBzQ https://t.co/S3TgiZxGNj

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25/06/19

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VACANCY: Maths Graduate based at working with https://t.co/XzAx9Crmbh https://t.co/o5EbLbjoOQ

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19/06/19

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Are you looking for a career in Teaching? Train to Teach with BMAT! Contact the Teaching School at https://t.co/4lHQeiV4Pl https://t.co/PoqeIkcTNs

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19/06/19

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. is a Good school, has confirmed. Inspectors paid their first visit to the school in March since April 2015. The school will welcome a new headteacher on June 3. Jackie Diggle will join from fellow BMAT school https://t.co/GAcS1yPPkG https://t.co/Jl5UhkgVJT

19/06/19

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We hope everyone enjoyed the Book Bus visit, we're thrilled to have helped inspire students to get reading 📚

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19/06/19

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A bus full of books parked up in the playground inspired children to get reading. Book Bus visited , in Harlow, giving pupils and parents an opportunity to browse and buy books. https://t.co/UUDESTjW8r https://t.co/zxlfZGzinq

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19/06/19

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An unknown creature visited a Harlow primary school and laid a gigantic egg. Pupils at were excited to discover the large suspended nest containing the mystery egg in the grounds of their school. https://t.co/xpeEoZIlXT https://t.co/ioVqKjASqc

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19/06/19

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Excited to announce that Freshwaters Primary Academy is expanding from 1 to 2 forms of entry from 2020; more information is available here: https://t.co/ULyva3omse Please share your views via our online survey - https://t.co/XTlpzucuJz https://t.co/2Q1APaNCOs

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19/06/19

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A primary school has adopted a new pet – that does not need feeding, watering or walking. , in Harlow, has adopted a donkey statue as part of the tenth anniversary of Harlow becoming the UK’s first sculpture town. https://t.co/0UgDzVjIhB https://t.co/pJGUQjLM4h

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19/06/19

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Excited to announce that Freshwaters Primary Academy is expanding from 1 to 2 forms of entry from 2020; more information is available here: https://t.co/ULyva3omse Please share your views via our online survey https://t.co/IyIQEYvxG4 https://t.co/9xXEgV3dlR

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19/06/19

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DANCE FUSION HARLOW

Catch DANCE FUSION performing at Freshwaters School Fete! 1pm! FREE ENTRY! Don't miss it! 💜 https://t.co/TvyLDAGZyY

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19/06/19

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They may be miles from the beach, but children in Harlow are enjoying their own bit of the seaside. Pupils at Primary Academy arrived at school to find a seaside beach hut had appeared in the grounds. https://t.co/cu9l9D2B0p https://t.co/9Q03MKqp1y

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19/06/19

Excited to announce that Freshwaters Primary Academy is expanding from 1 to 2 forms of entry from 2020; more information is available here: https://t.co/ogwG047Zdq Please share your views via our online survey https://t.co/le9AB0SEsk https://t.co/a79O8OAl8Z

30/01/19

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Mrs Freire-Norman

We are on route back to school! What an amazing day!! ETA: 22:40 We are very proud of all the children! Remember, children can have a well deserved lie in tomorrow if they need it but they must be in school by 10:30!

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30/01/19

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We are here! Slightly left of the stage! Top tier! Look out for our banner! https://t.co/pFIJhJv4jU

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30/01/19

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Mrs Freire-Norman

Not long now!! https://t.co/4L5xIuPefC

03/11/18

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Kelly Clark

Great day at my client with so much to celebrate https://t.co/GKstEPc7Xe

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Freshwaters Primary Academy offers a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society. Our curriculum prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in the 21st century. Our curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum. In addition to the national curriculum, we make provision for a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) to pupils at every key stage.

At Freshwaters, we follow the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that are taught to all pupils.

Numeracy and Mathematics

At Freshwaters, we use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Pupils are taught to apply arithmetic fluently to problems, understand and use measures, make estimates and check that their work makes sense. Pupils apply their geometric and algebraic understanding and are also taught the cycle of collecting, presenting and analysing data. They are taught to apply their mathematics to problems, including breaking down more complex problems into a series of simpler steps.

Language and Literacy

We develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; for pupils, understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum. Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects.

Speaking and Listening

Pupils are taught to speak clearly and convey ideas confidently using Standard English. They learn to justify ideas with reasons; ask questions to check understanding; develop vocabulary and build knowledge; negotiate; evaluate and build on the ideas of others; and select the appropriate register for effective communication.

Reading and Writing

Pupils are taught to read fluently, understand extended prose and are encouraged to read for pleasure. Classrooms are well stocked with fiction, non-fiction and poetry books; and we set ambitious expectations for reading at home. Pupils develop the stamina and skills to write at length, with accurate spelling and punctuation. They are taught the correct use of grammar. The writing they do includes narratives, explanations, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations: such writing supports them in rehearsing, understanding and consolidating what they have heard or read. At Freshwaters, we follow the Ruth Miskin Read, Write, Inc. programme (Oxford University Press).

Science

Our aim is to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Scientific enquiry includes: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. Pupils seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data.

Curriculum details for Foundation subjects can found here.

Time devoted to subject areas

Literacy and mathematics are taught daily and PE is taught for at least two hours weekly. Other curriculum areas may be taught weekly, on special curriculum days or weeks and some subjects, such as languages are taught in bite-size snippets of perhaps five minutes per day. Teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) plan for what is most effective for our pupils.

Homework Policy

All pupils are encouraged to complete homework tasks, although these will vary in complexity according to the age of your child. Homework includes reading, practising writing and maths skills as well as projects which may be carried out over a longer period of time. Please see our Homework Policy for more detailed guidance.

Inclusion

At Freshwaters, we set high expectations for every pupil. We plan challenging work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard. We carefully plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We use a range of assessments to set targets which are deliberately ambitious.

All pupils are valued and are entitled to equality of educational opportunity. We take account of our duties under equal opportunities legislation that covers race, disability, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment.

We work with families and specialists to identify pupils who may have special educational needs, some of whom also have disabilities. Lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. The SEN Code of Practice includes advice on approaches to identification of need and outlines what needs to be done for them.

With the right teaching that recognises their individual needs, many disabled pupils may have little need for additional resources beyond the aids which they use as part of their daily life. We plan lessons so that these pupils can study every national curriculum subject.

We take account of the needs of pupils whose first language is not English. Monitoring of progress takes account of the pupil’s age, length of time in this country, previous educational experience and ability in other languages.

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