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Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend our gallery this week. It was wonderful to see so many of you the pupils work.


HPAO have loved learning 'Three Little Birds' in singing assembly. "The song makes me feel calm and is like a warm blanket comforting me"


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At HPAO we value our staff’s well-being. To recognise the effort they are putting in every week, we provided a hearty staff breakfast for them.


Congratulations to our latest award winners! We were delighted to hear about these pupils’ amazing achievements in reading, writing, maths, behaviour and foundation subjects.


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Well done to our Y4, Y5 and Y6 students that took part in the Harris combined sports day yesterday. Supporting their team and respect were the subject of the day, playing fairly and congratulating each other and the other schools. Secondary to that, we even won a few medals! 🏅🤝


Congratulations to our KS2 award winners


The stage is set for HPAO Sports Day 2022!


Well done to this week’s EYFS / KS1 Award Winners. We have heard some amazing tales of phonics progress, great collaboration, powerful writing and dazzling maths skills.


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Congratulations for our amazing Award Winners in KS2 this week. Fantastic to hear such positive praise from about their & values led behaviour!


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The Y6 children are back!


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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Physical Education and Sport

At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we strive to give all young people, whatever their ability, circumstances or background, the opportunity to engage with and enjoy PE. We aim to promote the development of their physical health, safety and wellbeing to allow them to reach their fullest potential. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of physical activities, which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, social and moral development.  We believe passionately that physical education has the power to transform our children’s lives.

We also believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. In every PE lesson we aim to cover: PE knowledge, an awareness of health and wellbeing benefits of physical education, PE thinking (how sports people find answers) and developing a PE skill.

Through the teaching of PE, we intend to: 

  • enable pupils to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination. 
  • encourage pupils to work and play with others in a range of group situations. 
  • develop the way pupil perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities. 
  • show pupil’s how to improve the quality and control of their performance. 
  • teach pupil to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise. 
  • develop the pupil’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination. 
  • develop an understanding in pupils of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success. 
  • assess pupil’s learning, analyse and interpret the results to inform future planning and lessons.

Our PE curriculum aims to provide children with knowledge and skills in the following areas: 

  • Games 
  • Dance  
  • Gymnastics 
  • Athletics 
  • Swimming 
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities 

Our EYFS children have access to a range of physical activities and resources that support their gross and fine motor skills as well as a session with our PE specialist through the Physical Development and Personal, Emotional, Social Development area of learning. 

Our PE curriculum has been sequenced to allow children to develop skills year on year. Each year, children will return to a game or activity they did the year before and build on the skills they embedded. 

We offer a range of clubs such as gymnastics, football and cross-country club.

In KS2, pupils take part in a Federation wide sporting event, either as a participant or as a spectator.