POP-UP SHOP *TUESDAY 9th AUGUST* Tomorrow Khalsa schoolwear will be at the academy from 11am-3pm hosting a uniform pop-up shop😄 See the poster below for more details!


Retweetd From Danny Vehit 🫧⚒🫧

We coach grassroots football to talented and amazing young ladies,to start them on the journey to becoming the future of women’s football. Huge credit goes to For making huge steps towards making this happen. ⚽️💙⚽️


Wow! Congratulations girls👏🏼


*NON-UNIFORM DAY* Tomorrow all students are invited to wear their own clothes to the academy for the last day of term.


*SPORTS TOUR TO SPAIN* 🇪🇸 We have an incredible opportunity for next years Year 9 and 10 students to join us on a Football and Netball Sports Tour to Salou, Spain! Please see your emails to register your interest before Wednesday at 10am 🖊 🧳 ✈️ ⚽️ 🏃🏼‍♀️


Congratulations to Harris Academy Mayflower; clear winner of a bouquet from HARI for the smartest dressed students at our HARI transition week.


A huge thank you to for reacting so quickly and providing us with earlier buses to our car park🙌🏼 Students will be able to get the bus at 1:45pm from the academy carpark.


Yesterday our students were part of a youth orchestra with modulo for the day from rehearsals to tech runs then a final performance of the day. They studied their section brass and composed sections of music to add to the final performance 🎭


Retweetd From Harris Federation Music

our young saxophonists are really inspired by you 🤩🎷. They loved participating in Modulo with today and wanted to share this with you!


The awards have arrived for our Sports Awards evening 🏆


Lots going on next week in the PE dept! Monday - Year 7 Sports Day Tuesday - Year 8 Sports Day Wednesday - Year 9 Sports Day Friday - Year 10 Sports Day Arrive in your PE kit and bring plenty of water, suncream and a hat☀️


What a week it’s been! It has been great getting to know our new Year 7 students this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in September!


Today Year 10 Geographers visited Walton on the Naze to collect data as part of their GCSE Geography course. Students had a brilliant day and we even managed to get some fish and chips and ice cream after a long day of fieldwork 🍦 ☀️


Making new friends - students from 4 different primary schools at HARI transition this week 🧡


Day 2 of transition week is well underway. Students had a briefing with Mr Balogun this morning all on behaviour and self-regulation.


Well done to all our new Year 7’s for a very successful first day! It was great to meet you all. See you tomorrow ready for Day 2!


DEPARTURE⏰ Our year 6 transition students will be leaving the academy at 3:15pm (except Friday)


If your child requires any medication on site you must meet with our medical officer at the front gate to drop off any medication and forms!🧑‍⚕️


You will need to wear your primary school uniform throughout the week👔 You will be required to bring in your PE kit on the days you have PE on your timetable (not Day 1)


PACKED LUNCH 🍱 Our year 6 transition students will need to bring a packed lunch with them every day!

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Riverside Reading!

Reading for pleasure is the highest indicator of future success!

(OECD 2020)

According to the Open University (Reading for Pleasure, 2020,) there are three main ways we can encourage a lifelong love of reading:

1. Reading aloud - this could be students reading to a younger relative, or hearing parents or carers read to them. It does not have to be limited to fiction

2. Reading alongside students - reading at the same time helps students to develop resilience. This could be shared reading, or parents and carers could read their own individual books - knowing that their parents or carers are readers sends a powerful message 

3. Book Chat - discussing what students have read and expressing an opinion is a big motivator. Having an adult show interest in a story, and encouraging discussion around the events within the story will develop comprehension skills and deepen understanding

What are Harris Academy Riverside doing to help?

  • Revamped library space with a new and varied range of books which opened (finally!) on 1st November 2021 (in the period 1st November to 26th November, approximately 400 books have been loaned! Read more about our library.
  • Providing regular lesson related reading through our Prep packs 
  • Taking our year 7 students to 'Waterstone's' to kick start their literary passion
  • 'Riverside readers' club every lunch time
  • Specific text book clubs after school
  • Sixth form readers
  • Bedrock vocabulary programme and associated rewards
  • Explicit vocabulary instruction in all lessons

Our prep packs provide students access to disciplinary literacy directly related to their lessons.

Reading prep with your child a few times a week will help them learn lots of new subject specific vocabulary and promote confidence in reading and learning.

Encourage your child to access our library space and join a book club today!