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29/01/21

This week's fresh meal menu from Barings includes Smoky Bean Chilli and Sausages and Winter Mash. Parents and carers are very welcomed to collect now, remember to bring a shopping bag with you! https://t.co/mUVblsIR4O

27/01/21

Freshly made ready meals have been delivered for all our families at HPAO, last week’s menu consisted of Chicken Katsu and Vegetable Keralan🙂 https://t.co/yL6O3bOeTr

15/01/21

A BIG thank you to Barings for providing fresh ready-made meals to our families today! We have Smokey Bean Chilli and Winter Mash on the menu.

11/11/20

Our pupils in the ARP have created this display to honour Remembrance Day. We will be paying our respects as a whole school at 11am with 2 minutes silence. https://t.co/MDNTQI0nh4

10/11/20

Reception 2021 -2022 Virtual open day meetings! Wednesday 11 November 9.30am Thursday 12 November 1.30pm Wednesday 18 November 9.30am Thursday 19 November 1.30pm Please contact the school as soon as possible to book info.org.uk

30/10/20

Year 6 have been working hard at school this week. Here pupils are having fun creating art through collaging🎨 https://t.co/lJ3ZAFgGcj

26/10/20

If you are in receipt of free school meals, please collect your Hamper from our Reception: Tuesday 27 October 2020 10:00–12:00 Wednesday 28 October 2020 10:00–12:00 Thursday 29 October 2020 10:00–12:00 Friday 30 October 2020 between 10:00-12:00 Please maintain social distancing https://t.co/BFpiWmo7To

24/10/20

🚨Year 6 Parent Reminder The deadline for secondary school applications is next Saturday 31st October. Please follow the link here and let us know if you need any assistance. https://t.co/TK8MhsityN https://t.co/WXY3dfnopJ

19/10/20

Reception have been looking at ‘people who help us’ this term. They had a Teams Meeting with a Police Officer for the children to understand the job they do. https://t.co/P1OMjdWnCK

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

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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

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Home Learning

Home Learning Page

In the event of an academy closure due to a case of Covid19 affecting a Bubble, or in the event that your child needs to self isolate, then work for their year group will be provided here. 

For whole class or bubble closures the work provided will be made available via Microsoft Teams online. If you lack the resources for online learning, then email the academy on info@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk putting ICT resources into the heading of your email.

Otherwise call 01689 830383 and ask to speak to Mrs Southern informing her that your child needs ICT support and telling her which year group this is for. 

The timetable for online learning will be published on the year group tab. For whole academy closures lessons will be live via Teams and pupils will be expected to attend virtually during the lesson, just as they would in a normal school day. The work needs to be completed in the Exercise Book provided on the day of closure and feedback given by the teacher. You can email pictures of the books and tasks to the info@harrisprimaryorpington.org.uk with the name of your child's teacher in the subject box.

Your child's teacher will make a weekly welfare call and can provide feedback online. If your child has a question whilst on Teams they can press the "hands-up" button as their microphone will be silenced during the teacher's input.

Safeguarding

Your child's safety remains paramount to us. If you have any concerns or need advice please call and speak to Mrs Lone, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, on 01689 830383 or click here to email your concerns directly to the academy.

Here are links to our recommended esafety guidance:

Techmums- Parental/career help with online learning

https://online.techmums.co/bundles/techmumsonline

E-safety guidance:

https://www.childnet.com/teachers-and-professionals

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safeguarding-and-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Here is some e-safety guidance for youtube use: 

 

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

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

Phonics Guidance

If your child is an early or developing reader and learning through the Read, Write, Inc approach at Harris Primary Academy, read the supporting guidance by clicking here.

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/