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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

Welcome from the Assistant Primaries Director

2_2_s_v2Welcome 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.  We have identified six shared values, which we develop with the children throughout the academic year: Respect, Unity, Cooperation, Aspiration, Responsibility and Integrity. 

Our evolving curriculum has been designed to challenge and inspire the children; exposing them to a wide variety of exciting experiences including visits, events, sports, music and drama but also time to reflect and respond. As a result, our children develop excellent behaviour and social skills while they learn.

We have a list of '100 things' that we would like every child to have undertaken throughout their primary education.  This includes simple things like walking barefoot on a beach and flying a kite to visiting ten London landmarks and performing in a concert.  We hope these activities will ensure that the children are exposed to a well balanced, wide and rich curriculum - preparing them for their secondary education and future lives.

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we were pleased with our end of year outcomes. Please find out more by clicking here.

Our Academy has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishments, including updated classrooms, library expansion and a new Early Years area which provides our children with a large, safe and engaging outdoor setting.  Our environment is designed to ensure that all children can access provision and facilities which will support their learning.

We are extremely proud to be part of the Harris Federation which combines 50 primary, secondary and all-through academies across London. As part of a thriving community of schools we benefit from the ability to share, learn, support and challenge each other as we grow together.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Matt Britt
Assistant Primary Director