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25/09/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Educational Welfare Officer based at designated academies across Essex. For more information visit -https://t.co/OdgRtVIcYA https://t.co/4PXjm8Pc3P

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23/09/20

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Burnt Mill Academy

ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Wednesday 30th September. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Burnt Mill Academy please visit https://t.co/0OTlly46I7 https://t.co/cStT8yK1Yq

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15/09/20

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Forest Hall School

Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

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12/08/20

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Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Nursery Assistant. For more information visit - https://t.co/QQQuWrte1C https://t.co/VXyOi0Az8c

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12/08/20

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Schools within BMAT take part in National Skipping Day each year, with sports leaders touring schools encouraging various activities. With the event falling just as lockdown hit earlier this year, the schools revamped the initiative with Skipping Week. https://t.co/sRhlu8KCOU https://t.co/80Fbw2HpXI

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22/07/20

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Children from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. The BMAT Rainbow Games challenged pupils at to take on eight tasks over a week. https://t.co/emZ9gwxj60 https://t.co/jv98S1I9HD

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25/06/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/vQykuMBGEI

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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28/04/20

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Despite fighting for his life earlier this year, John Childs is doing all he can to support BMAT during the Coronavirus pandemic. He was left critically ill in January when a routine operation to remove kidney stones resulted in sepsis and pancreatitis. https://t.co/61UTG7i36g https://t.co/mYwBlpL2th

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27/04/20

The daughter of a frontline worker is doing all she can to support her mum during the Coronavirus pandemic. 11-year-old Emma-Leigh Batten, Y6 pupil at Freshwaters, supports her mum after her tough shifts. https://t.co/BXBgJltDom https://t.co/WYQdQMfpOo

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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

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07/04/20

Adults are being urged to rediscover their forgotten hobbies and hidden talents to share with their children during the Coronavirus shutdown. Teachers at Freshwaters Primary Academy are inspiring their pupils by spending time on their favourite pastimes. https://t.co/iMlTNtpnJN https://t.co/K8sGTX7nZH

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05/04/20

DJ Sonny Tyler spoke to and was featured in their news bulletin this morning. https://t.co/Kw4D0iNh65

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

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We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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31/03/20

A 7 year old has launched a weekly virtual disco to keep his classmates’ spirits up during the shutdown. Sonny Tyler took inspiration from his DJ dad Terry who turned the cancellation of his gig work into a positive by launching Facebook Live parties. https://t.co/k7vZHJzyzN https://t.co/EHpT8FMAn4

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31/03/20

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A teacher is reaching out to her neighbourhood in support of those struggling with social isolation during the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/4fScnRpyBe https://t.co/xq6Bcd0ziG

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27/03/20

Young writers are learning the difference between fake and real news as they take on the role of journalists. Year 5 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy took part in a workshop with the newspaper looking at the media and how it reports. https://t.co/ufi53uAEw5 https://t.co/SuxIEsw6Q3

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06/03/20

We have increased our funded childcare offer, for 3 & 4 years olds, to provide 15 and 30 hours per week. For more information please get in touch. Contact details are on - https://t.co/hKwl2hoj7d https://t.co/BXJbv1KU4K

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Freshwaters Approach to Phonics

At Freshwaters Primary Academy, our main focus is to teach the children the phonic skills required to be able to blend words fluently.  We use a programme, which was produced and recommended by the Government, entitled Letters and Sounds and employ this as our primary phonics teaching programme throughout Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Children start to learn phonics in Foundation Stage, engaging in a daily 20-minute sessions, where they begin to learn the range of graphemes (letters or groups of letters) that symbolise the 44 phonemes (sounds) in the English language.  Children in Foundation Stage use actions to help remember the sounds and these are carried up with them in to Key Stage 1.  Pupils learn how to use these phonemes to blend together the sounds to read a word and how to segment a word into the phonemes in order to spell it. 

These initial skills are further developed in Year 1 and Year 2 through daily phonics sessions.  In Year 1 pupils begin to learn there are a range of different spellings for a phoneme and that a grapheme can be pronounced in different ways (e.g. the ow in cow is different to the ow in crow).  By the end of Year 2, pupils’ daily phonics sessions begin to focus on grammar and spelling rules, as their blending skills reach a more fluent level.  They begin to investigate spelling rules and use their reading skills to proof read their own work.

Parents are encouraged to support their children in learning their new phonemes and graphemes and the learning of new sight vocabulary through spellings and home reading books linked to our reading scheme.

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