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22/10/17

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Boxer of the week showing his new skills Boxing4Schools Skills and Fitness programme 🥊 https://t.co/PNhpBR3aFX

20/10/17

Whole school attendance for Autumn 1 is 96.61%. https://t.co/3XGSiKQx2k

19/10/17

Hi. Let me know which club R is interested in and I can ask. I will check if parentpay is set up too. Mrs B.

19/10/17

You can come in at 9am to view your child’s topic work

19/10/17

The author Abimbola Akinmade visited us today to share her story in assembly ‘Say my name’. https://t.co/BGEGWjsVIl

18/10/17

Yes. Clubs letter for autumn 2 coming out tomorrow.

17/10/17

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Today Boxing4Schools After School Club a great 12min sustained jog by all students! Great Work. 🥊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ 🥊

17/10/17

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That is the best song ever! Well done year 2.

17/10/17

Special award and free half term sports camp to a child in Year 6 for exceptional sportsmanship this half term. https://t.co/GirZkGBhyw

17/10/17

Well done to these children who were awarded super star sportmanship awards in assembly today from our Premier sports staff. https://t.co/A7E0pUczMB

17/10/17

Year 2 sang ‘London’s Burning’ whilst their houses burned down. https://t.co/cLTNpC8SsI

17/10/17

Year 2 set fire to their Tudor houses to help them understand how the Great Fire of London spread. https://t.co/1MrP2SxZ0c

17/10/17

A wonderful real life experience for Year 2 this morning to help them answer 'Who set London on fire?' https://t.co/6mxM1hHm6c

15/10/17

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Harris Primary Academy Orpington is looking for a Class Teacher. Apply now https://t.co/yXPaoCVuPQ https://t.co/3g3ysi3VvA

13/10/17

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Stunning...better than the ones the Greeks made many years ago!

13/10/17

Whole school attendance is currently 96.51% https://t.co/m2zk8DTvue

13/10/17

Year 5 have designed and made clay Greek pots. They will be painted black and red next week. https://t.co/EhWlRFK9tb

13/10/17

Year R went on a walk today around our grounds to look for signs of Autumn. https://t.co/z9uBV2GRPH

13/10/17

Year 2 are working together to make Tudor Houses this afternoon. They will be painted on Monday and set fire to on Tuesday! https://t.co/gwuNseYdn4

13/10/17

Wonderful descriptive writing in Year 1 this morning inspired by finding a yeti in our forest area last week! https://t.co/jx5s3j8xA9

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.

PSHE

PSHE is taught throughout the school and is considered to be a really important subject at Harris Primary Academy Orpington.

PSHE sessions offer classes the opportunity to discuss issues such as bullying, British values and current issues being discussed in the news and society in general.

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the curriculum offer and supports the development of the ‘whole child’.

We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils.

‘British Values’ have been identified as:

Democracy;

Rule of Law;

Individual Liberty;

Mutual Respect;

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we serve a multi-faith community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.

Pupils are encouraged to experience British Culture through our curriculum themes.  Schools take part in local and Harris Federation sporting activities which help to instill ‘fair play’ and engender a ’team spirit’.

The staff work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure that the pupils are happy, well cared for and enabled to learn the skills they need to live a fulfilling life as part of their community

Our Pupil Learning Council will use class circle times to listen to the views of their peers and feed that into PLC meetings. They also feedback the outcomes of PLC meetings to their classes.

We welcome many visitors into our school to support our PSHE teaching- the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police, London Transport, Child line and the school nurse will be regular visitors.

We have a weekly P4C assembly http://www.philosophy4children.co.uk/  which is an enquiry based approach to open up children’s learning through the exploration of ideas.

P4C benefits for children

  • Gives children the possibility of seeing that their ideas have value, and that others have different ideas that have value too.
  • They realise that they don’t always have to be right.
  • They have the confidence to ask questions and learn through discussion.
  • All learners have opportunities to genuinely enquire.
  • A chance to speak and be heard without fear of getting an answer wrong.
  • Gives children who are not considered “academic” a voice and a chance to flourish.
  • Gives the “academic” children a chance to think outside the box.