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20/09/21

We have arrived at Nethercott House and are preparing to go out on the farm for the first time!

15/09/21

It’s great to have in with us working with Years 1 & 3 for PE until half term on improving their cricket skills https://t.co/sn0hyBLO1z

11/09/21

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Today Cain showed off his talent in assembly. Over the past month Cain has self-taught himself to play the piano from scratch, treating us to the theme from Jurassic Park, some Mozart, and here is just a small clip of his work in assembly today 👏 https://t.co/0hzJq3WAS2

11/09/21

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Years 5 & 4 Nethercott Farm Trip 20th - 24th September 2021. We still have spaces! We really do not want any child to miss out on a trip they will remember for many years to come. Please call the School Office on 01689 830383 to find out more. https://t.co/4zicogXhoK

10/09/21

Today Cain showed off his talent in assembly. Over the past month Cain has self-taught himself to play the piano from scratch, treating us to the theme from Jurassic Park, some Mozart, and here is just a small clip of his work in assembly today 👏 https://t.co/0hzJq3WAS2

10/09/21

As part of our new structured-play initiative, we have lots of new equipment for every student in the school to use during their playtimes, supported by Mr Gearing. Six Play & Equipment Leaders have been given responsibility to ensure equipment is collected and distributed fairly https://t.co/XsGSK1xE6x

09/09/21

Years 5 & 4 Nethercott Farm Trip 20th - 24th September 2021. We still have spaces! We really do not want any child to miss out on a trip they will remember for many years to come. Please call the School Office on 01689 830383 to find out more. https://t.co/4zicogXhoK

27/08/21

Summer School Today: Getting prepared for the New Term! Elisha is reading through short stories and picking out words that create a "spooky atmosphere". The rest of the group are working hard on comprehension. https://t.co/YHwheThmZe

27/08/21

Summer School Today: Callum and Conor are reviewing the class novels as part of the Year 6 Reading Challenge. Callum says it's important to read the first few pages to get a feel of the tale! https://t.co/4CRuCcTgKz

25/08/21

Early morning start for the first Summer School arrivals! Tyrone explains multiplication. When you have lots of calculations to make he says be careful with the place holder!🙂 https://t.co/ObyobhpTdF

24/08/21

Year 5s continue to be enthusiastic at summer school; spending some of this morning discussing the Word Wall and the significance of using words in story writing ✍️ https://t.co/n0vmaV7Z7x

23/08/21

Year 6 Summer school pupils started well today and the children have really enjoyed their maths sessions this morning. https://t.co/NuHFnt6snJ

23/07/21

From September we will be offering Breakfast & Afterschool clubs as we team up with ! Take a look at the information on the images for your child to take part https://t.co/vnzqBUX6Hb

22/07/21

Today Year 1 have invented ‘Tennis-ball’ and ‘Foot-boules’, whilst Year 4 made the creatively-named ‘cones, cones, cones’ and ‘10 foot bag’ with some incredible rules. Great to see the sharing of rules and games with each other! https://t.co/zGByNevs5r

21/07/21

Year 6 leavers party in full swing out in the sun! Teachers using all of their experience to pass on the dance moves to the best party songs in history 🕺🏾💃🏻 ☀️🔊 https://t.co/l5XgP80lgj

21/07/21

Year 2 have been using their leadership skills this morning. When given a box of equipment they have set up a mini football pitch, a tennis court, a ‘superstar-chicken arena’, “piggy in the middle tennis edition” and taken ownership of it all. Fantastic peer-teaching throughout! https://t.co/sFh5Pzg6f1

20/07/21

Huge thanks to the PTA for paying for ice creams for every child. Due to the weather forecast, Year 6 plans for today changed from a Park Visit to a School Cinema and an Ice Cream treat! https://t.co/cGwEZM7omN

20/07/21

Year 1 have spent time outside this morning recreating the story ‘We are going on a Lion Hunt’ using musical instruments 🦁 🥁🪘 https://t.co/qGXhWDtRdQ

16/07/21

Congratulations to Queen’s! We look forward to next year, when we will be able to have a real festival of sports and finally welcome all of the parents/guardians to enjoy the day with us!

16/07/21

The final count-up has been done, and the trophy has been handed… to Queen’s! The final scores were- 291- Queen’s 289- St Andrews 282- Oxbridge 269- Cardiff Well done to everyone that took part over the last 2 days, some amazing effort and learning opportunities through out! https://t.co/xYkxU9dVPE

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Welcome to the Harris Primary Academy Orpington website, which aims to give you a glimpse into life at our school and community. Our aim is to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and enjoyable education that ensures each child succeeds academically, physically and emotionally - preparing them for life in an ever-changing world.

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6 September 2019Harris Primary Academy Orpington judged ‘Good’ by OfstedChildren and teachers at Harris Primary Academy Orpington are celebrating after being judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in their first inspection since joining the Harris Federation in 2016. Ofsted inspectors praised the school’s transformation over the past three years, from being previously judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ under the predecessor school to becoming ‘Good’ across all inspected categories. The report says that the strong leadership at the school has been instrumental to its success. It says that the school’s leaders, including governors, ‘refuse to accept second best’ for pupils. Other notable comments from the report include: ·         ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning reflect the values of the school’ ·         ‘Pupils are safe. Staff care for pupils. Adults respond well to pupils’ welfare needs and ensure that pupils are well looked after’ ·         ‘Pupils from early years to Year 6, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are achieving well’ ·         ‘Leaders monitor pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics routinely, so they can quickly support those pupils who need to catch up’ ·         ‘The curriculum is broad and balanced’ ·         ‘The family support officer is instrumental in providing tailored support for pupils’ emotional needs’ ·         ‘Leaders are knowledgeable about the range of pupils’ needs’ ·         ‘Staff are proud to work at the school’ Matt Britt, Executive Principal of Harris Primary Academy Orpington, said: “I am sure everyone will be delighted to read the Ofsted report and to know that this community is served by a good school, reflecting the huge improvements made since the Harris Federation took over the predecessor school, which required improvement. Our school has a vibrant curriculum and dedicated and talented staff. The report reflects the hard work of our pupils, parents, staff and governors. “I became a teacher in order to play a part in helping children from all backgrounds achieve their best. It is therefore heartening that Ofsted have recognised that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with special educational needs, are thriving at our academy.”
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