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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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Art and Design, Design Technology

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington we teach Design Technology ensuring the children can go through the design process from understanding design brief to evaluating the end product. In Art they will learn about a skill or an artist, produce an idea for their final piece, create it and then evaluate it.  

Art

Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk but the children’s ability to appreciate and interpret these things is influenced by the quality of their art, craft and design education. That is why Art has been integrated into our broad and balanced curriculum so that we can teach it to a high standard. All of the artwork that the children will create is linked to the different books that they will be reading in each topic. The children will gain various skills by being exposed to different art media throughout the school e.g. printing, sculpture, painting, weaving, drawing and collage. The curriculum has been revised so that it is be fully inclusive of all of the changes in the new National Curriculum.


Design Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, our pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. All of the children’s projects have been linked to the books and the topics that the children will be studying in that term. The children cover a wide range of skills from learning how to sew textiles to cooking food products. The Design and Technology curriculum has been updated to make sure that it follows the new National Curriculum so that the new skills are covered. 

 Cooking and Nutrition

Cooking and Nutrition is taught alongside Design Technology when the children have to design and make a food product for a client. We have also planned in opportunities when the children can cook for festivals or special occasions for example, Diwali, Christmas or bonfires night. We feel it is vitally important that all of the children know about healthy eating, where our food comes from and how to cook as these are skills that they will need all throughout life.

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