Reading and Phonics

We have a rigorous and systematic approach to the teaching of phonics which has high ambitions; ensuring phonics mastery for ever child by the end of key stage 1 at the latest. However, we are also responsive to the needs of our in - year intake of pupils, who may arrive from another school without our exacting standards, or from abroad with little or no experience of English. Phonics provides the building blocks of reading acquisition. We develop our children's understanding application of the full range of reading skills beyond phonics. We also foster a love of reading through a variety of approaches and systems.


We aim to provide the children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become confident Mathematicians through a range of practical and written activities, which have relevance to real life.


At South Harringay School we provide an appropriate, inclusive and engaging English Curriculum. Where possible, links are made to the half termly theme, so that much of the writing is linked to their topic work.


Science is taught through our topics and is rigorously matched to the requirements of the National Curriculum.


We have expectations of our children in geography and expect them to meet the full requirements of the National Curriculum and beyond.


Pupils gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires children’s curiosity to know more about the past and equips children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.


The school has invested in technology which ensures all children have consistent and easy access to hardware, and software, which enhances their learning experiences - both in computing as a substantive subject and within the wider curriculum.


Music is taught to our children as a subject in its own right. More than that, it runs through the culture of our school with various musical performances taking place throughout the school year, both within our school, online and at externally organised events . Our children regularly perform at the Bernie Grant Centre in Tottenham and at The Royal Albert Hall.

Modern Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures and fosters an understanding of the world. All children in key stage 2 will learn to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas in a weekly Spanish lesson in which they learn a balance of written and spoken language.


Children are taught key skills such running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination through skills based lessons and in team games. There is a key focus in lessons on developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Our PE lessons are taught by specialist staff from the Rose Academy.

Design & Technology

Using creativity and imagination pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We teach pupils to become resourceful and think critically, evaluating their own work.


Religious Education at our school offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It enhances pupils’ awareness and understanding of religions and beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression, as well as of the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.


Through the art curriculum we encourage children to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils develop their skills and understanding and know how art and design reflect and shape our history and contribute to culture and creativity.


At South Harringay School the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) programme of study brings together citizenship with personal well-being. It is intended to support the school in developing a coherent whole-school approach to PSHE. Promoting and teaching of British Values and Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) is also addressed through the PSHE curriculum.