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29/11/21

Make sure you take the time to grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the latest version of our weekly newsletter. Now published via it has all the latest news, updates and pupil achievements for you to enjoy: https://t.co/iIlAITEAqb https://t.co/9P9ibh7vE7

29/11/21

thank you for the imaginative trip around the U.K. with our Year 1 pupils. With Baxter Bear at the wheel our pupils got a grand tour of all four parts of the United Kingdom! https://t.co/ClI4J7dtG3

29/11/21

There are some amazing book corners in our classrooms that clearly show the value teachers place on reading! https://t.co/Yj9lbRAg8l

24/11/21

Today it’s the turn of Year 4 to take ownership and team-run the set up of the Football Club. Pitches set up, teams picked and the football is flowing! Here we learn problem-solving as well as football skills! 🤔 ⚽️ https://t.co/BlHP37zTqh

09/11/21

SCHOOL DISCO AND OWN CLOTHES DAY- FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER https://t.co/Fxwisb7ex9

02/11/21

As the sun is setting in Orpington, the football club is in full flow with members taking ownership and picking their own teams, tactics, creating their own carousel for matches, and team practice games while they are not on the ‘main pitch’. Great work by all! https://t.co/ZmEFNB2e9S

22/10/21

October School - A happy end to a hard and enjoyable week of maths and reading. Well done to all the students. 👏 https://t.co/RTvp8WpuJd

21/10/21

October School; today students are enjoying logic games, in maths - Tyrone beat his teacher Mr Sawh 7 - 0!!! https://t.co/GEGT1r8js9

20/10/21

October School Year 6 tackled more reading challenges today! https://t.co/Gbp9lyclY1

19/10/21

October School pupils are exploring synonyms📚 https://t.co/EZ8lRvRXMk

19/10/21

October School is off to a good start! Children are reading, looking closely at poetry and discussing the use of imagery... https://t.co/aqH9lrblgo

13/10/21

HPAO PTA - we are holding our Autumn Fair this Friday at the Academy and look forward to seeing you🙂 https://t.co/mdbTYFwg7W

08/10/21

Mini Autumn Fair coming up soon! https://t.co/KukoCTQ3CB

07/10/21

PTA School Disco coming soon! Take a look below for the details! https://t.co/oSuGfnpFqY

01/10/21

HPAO Sports Clubs are now all live on ParentPay for bookings. Places are being booked quickly so book now to avoid disappointed! Tennis is the latest addition and starts on Monday! All clubs are 3:30-4:30PM https://t.co/hNY8U0bBuz

29/09/21

Retweetd From HPA Orpington

Coffee Morning 30th September 2021! We look forward to seeing you 🙂 https://t.co/bJevBJIPZy

28/09/21

Football club is back! First week- indoor 4v4s with a Futsal ball! These children have really been working on their dribbling over the summer! https://t.co/DtAZO7Eb2y

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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.

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