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20/07/21

Year 6 end of year trip https://t.co/XW75MKLgJF

20/07/21

Year 6 ‘Go Ape’ trip https://t.co/mcBl5zurYj

13/07/21

Thank you Cara for supporting our Mandarin lessons this term https://t.co/AF7kgnJeLC

29/06/21

Parent drop-in sessions https://t.co/pyK9wBrsYC

29/06/21

We use Zones of Regulation to regulate our feelings and our behaviour https://t.co/KevGiuRwlw

23/06/21

Year 4 after school club- guitar lessons https://t.co/iaeU5gd55J

17/06/21

Year 3 Sports Club- basket ball and shoot out! https://t.co/zjyoDTWJTq

17/06/21

Year 1 Gardening Club- making bird feeders https://t.co/RKUXAmfRgB

16/06/21

Year 1 Cooking Club making yummy scotch eggs https://t.co/EOWBCenCBp

10/06/21

Reading Buddies Year 6 and Year 3 https://t.co/IvJ7nfmIhW

08/06/21

Year 2 pirate boat DT home learning project https://t.co/Wz0c1LZq0t

29/05/21

Art day in Year 3 https://t.co/dBNgZf1z6U

17/05/21

Colourful Semantics in Nurture Class https://t.co/Wh48N8Wmbb

17/05/21

Geography in Nurture Class https://t.co/FqaXMeI33G

17/05/21

Science in Nurture Class https://t.co/X2TuFD4ys2

14/05/21

Peer assessment in Year 3 https://t.co/z5g8MRODDV

22/04/21

Children in Year 1 wrote an adventure story using the past tense https://t.co/CvYLe4DoDX

31/03/21

Farm animal @ HPAPP Nursery https://t.co/amTmpQ6dLe

20/03/21

Red Nose Day creeper from the Minecraft books. https://t.co/wCKjRdmIvR

19/03/21

Year 6 have been learning about mental health and well-being https://t.co/sPbj7Aj7N8

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Newham

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Sutton

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Wandsworth

Westminster

Learning at our Academy

As learners at Harris Primary Academy, we believe that allowing children to think and work creatively develops self-confidence and builds up key learning skills (e.g. how to manage their own behaviour, their understanding of the learning process, their preferred learning style, to manage information and to learn from others.) Children who think creatively and independently are more likely to discover things for themselves, to be open to new ideas and to be motivated to work beyond lesson time to pursue topics of interest. Our aim is to prepare all students as fully as possible for their secondary education so that they are ready to hit the ground running when they change school at age 11.

We believe these key skills and attitudes are best developed within a motivating cross-curricular thematic approach. Our aim is to create a rich and varied curriculum, meeting national requirements but is uniquely developed by us.

Teachers work hard in teams,supported by subject specialists to develop themes each half term to teach other subjects (including history,geograohy,art and design) to plan interesting and engaging learning that stimulates imagination. We maximise first hand and practical experiences using as many resources (objects, artefacts, people, places) as we can find. Depth is more important than breadth and work is blocked in subjects such as design technology and art to allow for maximum engagement.

We spend time with all our children helping them to understand what they can achieve now as well as what they need to do to become even better.Teacher's marking focuses children on their next steps and encourages pupils to respond and to reflect on their learning. Teachers are expected to know exactly where the children in their class are in terms of achievement and the senior leaders set ambitious targets for all pupils at the start of each year.

Children with identified Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) are assessed to be included on the Special Educational Needs Register. Provision for these children is then mapped to ensure that they are able to access the full range of curriculum opportunities to progress and succeed.

Wherever possible we bring in subject specialists to enhance children's learning.Currently subject specialists teach Physical Education, music and Mandarian and in some year groups, swimming.

In our curriculum, we aim to ensure that:

  • Children experience at least one enrichment experience per half term (trips or visitors).
  • Children will study key texts linked to their topics of work.
  • In Key Stages 1 and 2, specialist teachers enhance children’s learning in Art, Music and PE.

 

Mrs Marie Corbett
Executive Principal
HPAPP  HPFS