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17/06/18

Thank you we had a blast! Thanks to Jordan our group leader. Huge thanks to Mrs Bakewell for all the hard work and to Mrs Brooks, Miss Dilworth, Miss Patel and Mrs Berthoud too! Lastly thanks HPAO kids, you did us proud and thought you were 👍🏻 https://t.co/n6vOCG9XgS

17/06/18

He was but then he did it!

17/06/18

Last activity - abseiling https://t.co/fL6Sx02EdV

17/06/18

Last activity time ☹️...low ropes https://t.co/mm5o2lm470

17/06/18

Low ropes... with Miss P and Mrs B. https://t.co/KnGb7yvLem

17/06/18

So proud of this one! https://t.co/HL4nZkmYtF

17/06/18

More brave abseilers https://t.co/7ZntmEllB3

17/06/18

First abseilers of the day... whizzing down the wall. https://t.co/8iP7Kvozhi

17/06/18

Bags packed, rooms checked, belongings reunited! Now for our morning activities. https://t.co/hDDvsjcg8M

17/06/18

Morning! We are up, only half awake and queuing for more yummy breakfast... https://t.co/cCjv3iXViO

16/06/18

Children have been fast asleep for a while (exhausted) and packed ready to leave tomorrow (sad). We have abseiling and low ropes after breakfast, lunch and then home. Night night!

16/06/18

Year 6 2018 signed football https://t.co/zXZ8w5Os0a

16/06/18

He has joined in everything and been full of smiles, maybe I just missed him in my photographing! Let me have a look through....

16/06/18

Last few photos before we go off to dinner and then start the evening entertainment. https://t.co/lddPjiPf7s

16/06/18

Marvellous Molly! https://t.co/ff2AWX6avL

16/06/18

The staff have given such care and guidance from the minute we arrived. Instant bonding and techniques to encourage children to move out of their comfort zone and try something new. As a result they overcome fears and we are so proud! https://t.co/PTDB32eL6Y

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Here at Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we strive to develop an awareness and understanding of the role and importance of Science in everyday life. We appreciate  the constantly changing nature of scientific knowledge and use scientific procedures of investigation to introduce, develop and study the application of science in a broad range of contexts e.g. personal growth and health, the home, the immediate environment and  technology. We are of the view that the development of Scientific knowlege and skills are a crucial, core entitlement for all our pupils, since Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them.

We encourage children to be autonomous in their learning and try to facilitate debate and reasoning. In addition to this, the Academy gives children the opportunity to plan and conduct practical science activities and experiments. We believe that practical activities breathe life into concepts that might otherwise seem abstract to children.

Where possible the teaching of science is also applied across the curriculum. Links to maths, literacy and other foundation subjects, such as geography and history, further enrich the children’s learning experiences.  We regard science as an integral part of the curriculum and is dedicated to giving the children the tools to be successful scientific thinkers and practitioners. We celebrate and promote this during Science week, through special trips, visits and events.