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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.

British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At HPAO these values are reinforced regularly in our assembly schedule, through display and in the following ways.

Democracy

Democracy is embedded at the school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and questionnaires.  The elections of the school council  members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced.  Our school has ‘Golden Rules’, which are deeply embedded in our work every day.  Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and SMSC lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small. Children at HPAO regularly raise money for charities, so far we have supported:

Macmillan Cancer Research

Jeans for Genes Day

Children in Need

British Legion

Battersea Dogs and Cats home

Red Nose Day

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

Harris Primary Academy Orpington enhances pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies. Beliefs, traditions and customs will be studied in depth, with visitors being invited in to our school to enrich and extend understanding.  Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.  

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