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22/05/20

Miss Kirby has created an amazing Gingerbread Man shadow puppet show!! https://t.co/kCTWj6NHRa https://t.co/RfBr96unxu

22/05/20

Mrs Lone and Ms Fish have made a video to show you what school is going to be like when we re-open. Things are going to look different, but if you are coming back to school, we don't want you to be scared or worried. https://t.co/J8lTRbmCbG https://t.co/V7GnOuulGa

21/05/20

We ❤️ receiving pictures of you all hard at work on your home learning! Please do send in your pictures, whether you are working like this young man here, or doing fun activities in your garden, so we can share them in this week's Newsletter! https://t.co/iQ5NDMEvb3

13/05/20

Making the most of the breezy weather with handmade kites! https://t.co/ko4Emcy67P

08/05/20

Thanks to the awesome pupils who provide such amazing material for our feed, we now have 500 followers!!! 🎉🥳 https://t.co/RJydbpUjEs

08/05/20

Our key worker children (two sibling groups today!) have had a great day making VE Day bunting and learning to write messages in Morse Code! https://t.co/BsniEGWImM

08/05/20

A ferocious lion has been discovered in HPAO’s playground! 🦁 https://t.co/qIjFNLfG7c

06/05/20

Retweetd From Overbes

Conrad the Year 4 Lewis archaeologist. He found an ancient lost plaque from the Benin Kingdom, it's of the Oba!!!! https://t.co/0vhurCmQku

06/05/20

Fantastic work, Conrad - or should we call you Indiana Jones?!

06/05/20

Not to be outdone, sister Lola has also appeared on ITV today! Well done, Lola https://t.co/UXlM6sWhqk

06/05/20

A huge well done to Spike in Year 1, who had his artwork shown on ITV "Kids Create" yesterday, just before Judge Rinder! Congratulations, Spike - you can give us your autograph when you come back to school 🙂 https://t.co/IY9Z1VgSeX

05/05/20

In the first HPAO Socially-Distanced Cricket Tournament, Mr Court has just been bowled out for 0 by a Year 3 dynamo. (Miss Melhuish hit 2 sixes 💪💪). A gorgeous day for a game outside with our keyworker children https://t.co/6b6ZQTW5lR

04/05/20

Mrs Lone's Monday Message is now live! https://t.co/IjsYNhMwUr https://t.co/gMhZBS4SOT

01/05/20

Year 4 are on a roll this week, look at this wonderful bird table made by this clever lad - we are very impressed! https://t.co/KG30AjWISj

01/05/20

These siblings from our Year 1 and 4 classes have created this amazing video showing the wildlife that can be found in their back garden. Thank you for sharing! https://t.co/j1WZaYW6x1 https://t.co/sk9FqUt7hS

29/04/20

An important message regarding E-safety https://t.co/ErixpDFx3E

27/04/20

Mrs Lone's Monday Message (2) https://t.co/jD71NSIEFm via

24/04/20

More lovely ladybirds on this sunny spring Friday. https://t.co/JnezNgd1aO

22/04/20

When we uploaded the EYFS "The Bad Tempered Ladybird" to our website this weekend, we were very excited about the prospect of a week of ladybirds flying into our school inbox. Here's a fab one from Jack! https://t.co/8vHxIsEtWy

21/04/20

This gorgeous picture has brightened up our inbox today. https://t.co/4HTo0YBz3l

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Home Learning

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There is an expectation that all our children will continue with their learning at home and teachers will keep in contact with families to offer support.

We will be putting updates on pupils’ learning on the academy website here each Friday. Simply look at the Year group page here for your child and ask them to complete work in the exercise book and pack provided.

If you have a query please email to the info@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk account and someone will advise you.

Well-Being

Remind your child that if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while the school is closed there are places they can go for support. For example, Childline can be contacted for free on 0800 1111, or children can get support online.

Support for parents and children

Helping children understand what is happening

What we do

Children's guide to Coronavirus

Strengthening Mind's Link to Surviving the Lockdown in Style

Stay healthy

Why not kick off each day of Home Learning with a PE session with Joe Wicks - Joe will be on his Youtube Channel every morning at 9.00am with a PE session suitable for small children up to secondary school age (and beyond!).  Pupils, siblings, parents, carers, staff and all of us still at school looking after our keyworker children - we will all be doing it, so please join in!

The link is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME&safe=active

Other PE activities you might like try

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Story time

Click on the links below to hear different staff members share a story.

Mrs Lone

Miss Melhuish

Mr Court

Mr Britt

Mr Britt (poems)

Mrs Cushing

Ms Carponen

Miss Kirby

Mrs Bakewell

Mrs King our SENDCO demonstrates Eggsplat (Part of the Attention Autism approach)

 

 

 

Extra Practise

As a school we use 'Letterjoin' for our handwriting scheme. 

Get ready to practise handwriting at home via the letterjoin website at https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/


Letter-join includes lots of great handwriting activities for pupils to enjoy at home, using the same font as we use at school. 

Login details are as follows: 

Tablet Edition

       

User name:

 

vt7068

   

Swipe code:

 

A capital 'L' shape starting at top left.

 

Home-School Account

       

User name:

 

vt7068

   

Account Password:

 

home

   

SEN activities

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

SEN help to maintain routines

Stay in touch!

We would love to see pictures of you all joining in with the PE sessions and doing your home learning - and this does not have to just be learning from your home learning packs.  Reading, cooking, art - send your pictures in to info@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk and we will share them with you later in the week.  We would love to tweet them too - please state in your email if you would prefer that your pictures were not shared on Twitter.

We will also put the link on the Home Learning pages of our website, together with a generic Purple Mash log in for each year group, so don't worry if your child cannot remember their log in.

Here is some guidance from the Department for Education on keeping your child safe online:

 

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

 

Reading

This page: https://readon.myon.co.uk/ has a great free online library so children can still access reading every day.

 

 

More activities

Home Learning Packs

Maths

Maths Games for Years 1-6

 1) Maths challenge activities Years 1-6

2) Maths challenge activities Years 1-6

English 

Listen to stories

Love for reading

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

 

 

 

Learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics during School Closure
 
Daily lessons for children
We are excited to announce that from Monday 23rd March we are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
 
We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

We will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available to watch again and again on YouTube.

A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
 
Parents can sign up to either our Facebook page  or our YouTube channel.

 

Films for parents

 

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on our website and YouTube channel.

The YouTube channel will be redesigned shortly to help parents find the films easily.

We will add a parent film to Facebook every day.

 



Best wishes, 

Story time with Nick ( RWI books)

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

 

 

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