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16/01/18

As their into science learning Year 3 visited the park today where nothing was moving. They worked out how to push and pull the equipment to make it move. They worked out that if they both pushed the swing didn’t move! https://t.co/fJxQsKTMxn

16/01/18

Thank you to for a wonderful experience for 5 Earhart this afternoon. https://t.co/2AMUb3mNeZ

16/01/18

Reception children had an and trip to planetarium today. “Are we actually in space?” https://t.co/K82FyFa0iG

12/01/18

Join our amazing community! https://t.co/BAQOeh78Pr

10/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

We had 3 great mentors B4S club assisting with some coaching and mentoring with the new students yr 3+4 students attending it was great over seeing 3 yr5 students coach so well a big well done to Tobey, Charlie and Malachi🥊👍

10/01/18

Retweetd From Boxing4Schools

Congratulations to all new students B4S Skills and Fitness Club great work🥊🥇🥊 today you all performed like rock stars💥great to see the girls working so focused🥊#primaryschool

09/01/18

As a hook into their learning about Romeo and Juliet and Crime and Punishment Year 6 were summoned to the hall by Mr Robinson. Once there they were met with a crime scene for them to examine! https://t.co/vMq804PsOA

08/01/18

We had a very special guest visit HPAO this afternoon to have afternoon tea with Year 1. https://t.co/qA9WyAPBe6

07/01/18

Are you a parent of a child on Year 2? This video explains 2018 KS1 SATs which children will be completing sometime in May. https://t.co/ayoA6ltoH7

07/01/18

Are you a parent of a child in Year 6? This video explains the KS2 SATs for 2018 which start on May 14th. https://t.co/WQwOySTV1C

05/01/18

Everyone in Year 3 has been given a blue pen to write with and the improvement in handwriting, as shown by Harley’s penguin fact file today, is amazing! https://t.co/Yx4S3gydeG

05/01/18

Much hilarity in assembly this morning at the arrival of a large Emperor penguin... “it’s Mr Robinson!” https://t.co/asb2OjCy0w

05/01/18

Retweetd From Overbes

Being enthusiastic about learning is very important for children. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication. Even the parents are excited about all the penguin fun and learning!

05/01/18

A flock or colony of penguins have arrived in Year 5 https://t.co/KPGSq3blPL

05/01/18

Children in the SOU re told the story of 365 penguins as a comic novel. https://t.co/AJzGhaIt5u

05/01/18

Year 1 labelled the body parts of a penguin https://t.co/po5p5emCVc

05/01/18

Year 3 organised the penguins into arrays to make storing them in the house easier. https://t.co/bpcWWh4yn1

05/01/18

Year 3 created a colour wash background for their penguins. https://t.co/rY66LeIRj1

05/01/18

Year 3 wrote diaries as Antarctic explorers visiting for the first time. https://t.co/CBXqFJPrNx

05/01/18

Year 2 have painted stones to look like penguins and made penguins out of 2D shapes. https://t.co/khsy2ubzaQ

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.