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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

16/07/21

Year 6 finished the day off to add the final points to the board…. Results are being counted and will shortly be announced! https://t.co/LNsKnNfaW5

16/07/21

Before lunch, year 5 had their turn to try and change the leaderboard! https://t.co/HLaUf1BLCF

16/07/21

Year 4 then took their chance to add some points to the leaderboard, with some pretty close finishes in the running! https://t.co/41PXZk2s0r

16/07/21

Next up was Cowell class, which produced maybe the best photo of the entire Sports Day! It doesn’t matter which team you are on, we always help out a friend! https://t.co/9lAUgKPpu9

16/07/21

And they thoroughly enjoyed the obstacle race! https://t.co/jPActH4cOC

16/07/21

Inkpen class were first up for Sports Day today! https://t.co/AaIOtoTqJM

15/07/21

The scores at the halfway point of the Sports Days: 1st- Queen’s 2nd- St Andrews 3rd- Oxbridge 4th- Cardiff There are 17 points between 1st and 4th, so it is all still to play for!

15/07/21

The day finishes with Year 3 adding some much-needed points to the tally of their teams! https://t.co/iQj5QWdMs4

15/07/21

Year 2 having some fun with the obstacle race! https://t.co/akMheSVXBF

15/07/21

Before a break for lunch, year 2 put in an incredible effort for their events! https://t.co/3s8ydGMFxc

15/07/21

Year 1 are up now! Some amazing teamwork going on today! https://t.co/K45xWRT7wo

15/07/21

What a great start to sports day with EYFS! Looks like red is in the lead! https://t.co/xRL0MsQHze

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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.”