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26/06/19

Inspiring and informative mental health session in Year Six learning more about mental health with Emma, a profession lead occupational therapist (and Harpenden Academy parent). https://t.co/x8vjvKzQKV

26/06/19

What an inspirational gospel choir workshop! We can’t wait for our performance later, parents welcome at 2.30pm https://t.co/hVsZhTubgJ

25/06/19

Exciting day two of wellbeing week in year six with a guest chef demo linked to spices and how to jazz up any meal. The children were mesmerised thank you Patti. https://t.co/r1wWOiOppx

25/06/19

Awesome first ever performance at Harpenden district sports. Excellent positivity, determination and support for each other and other schools. Special thanks to Miss Harvey for making it happen! https://t.co/4fogZ4wkz9

25/06/19

Looking forward to the gospel singing workshops tmw to celebrate our wellbeing week. Remember parents you are welcome to join us!

25/06/19

Arrrr...pirates have taken over year 4 and their Maths learning! Today we had an exciting workshop in which the children had to bury their hidden treasure and learn all about to co-ordinates to find it! So proud of our most 'fearless learner' being awarded a certificate too! https://t.co/SNnmV0OmkG

24/06/19

Year Six smoothie making as part of Wellbeing week. The children selected the fruits they wanted to use and researched their nutritional value before making and tasting their smoothies. https://t.co/uqZ0mtWm8M

24/06/19

More Year Six bike ride photos. https://t.co/zBp0WvazkN

24/06/19

Year Six have kicked off Wellbeing Week with a fantastic bike ride around Rothamsted and along the Nicky Line. We’ve nailed the Five Ways to Wellbeing already: be active, connect, give, keep learning and take notice. https://t.co/weeupDIzcV

21/06/19

Playtime - so wonderful to see our school councillors from year one to year six playing so collaboratively together. https://t.co/87YqNtl5mL

21/06/19

Fascinating tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords - we’ve learnt so much and our school councillors have been brilliantly engaged and curious! https://t.co/c1eWGVPNdO

21/06/19

Quick cultural stop at the Tate Modern and a beautiful walk along the Thames. Now queuing for security at the Houses of Parliament... https://t.co/z1ctSz3YDp

21/06/19

School council trip to Houses of Parliament - first stop the beach! https://t.co/wAKy82F3aP

20/06/19

Year Six preparing and leading Family Group sessions this week on British Values, including democratic votes on which song to have a dance break to! https://t.co/v6FCZSzVEr

20/06/19

Year Six PE on the Common yesterday - preparing for Our first ever participation in Kwik Cricket and District Sports https://t.co/AwSBNIIglL

20/06/19

Year six receiving peeling and chopping top tips from Steve our school chef as part of their Young Chefs project. https://t.co/Mo7BCOzwJp

19/06/19

Y4 are enjoying an engaging workshop delivered by Transport for London and paid for by FOHA. We have been learning about transport with a focus on travelling on the Thames. Today we have become engineers designing our own prototype for a new boat. https://t.co/H0Yjw8SCT6

14/06/19

World School games ready at Oakland’s College. Thank you Miss Harvey for organising the day for us https://t.co/RGtLG1CYCJ

14/06/19

Fire Drill Harpenden Academy style! Waiting for the all clear to go back into the building and therefore time for a whole school sing song https://t.co/7hkqJh2kpX

14/06/19

A huge thank you to the very wonderful Mrs Duncan who has loved the children like her own all week- playing, laughing, chatting, hugging, coaching, supporting, encouraging and hot chocolate making. Our Shakespeare Dream Team would not be complete without you THANK YOU! https://t.co/qjZ4MQ6Z1V

14/06/19

On our way home! Tom just said ‘this week was all about kids versus mud!’ Well we definitely nailed the mud, the relentless rain and the cold! Full of love and pride and awe for these wonderful children who have role modelled our HA values and their own uniqueness every minute x https://t.co/YVw82fN3jJ

14/06/19

Obstacle course part two https://t.co/ZEacD5AROv

14/06/19

Final session of obstacle course: Seb leads the way on the obstacle course! Amazing teamwork throughout the entire course. https://t.co/CsxKQXSAGS

14/06/19

Final breakfast part two (forgot to add earlier!) https://t.co/oJZyBXxJl4

14/06/19

We have laughed and laughed all week - so much humour, fun and playfulness from children and teachers alike! https://t.co/O6qMcFX778

14/06/19

Final activities taking place before lunch and departure. Fencing fun. https://t.co/XSbbGTjgxg

14/06/19

Blind trail fun - still not bored of the mud! https://t.co/x1lKEfjdS8

14/06/19

Final volleyball shots https://t.co/U8ArOb3LRL

14/06/19

Today we learnt the basic strategies of volleyball, which included the diamond hand shape, known as (set) and serving techniques. https://t.co/jtVugTFacP

14/06/19

Volleyball fun https://t.co/kIsbajcD5c

14/06/19

Momentary blue sky! https://t.co/s9U9aNjpkS

14/06/19

Last breakfast part two https://t.co/AvKRHRYl8L

14/06/19

Last breakfast! Mixed emotions this morning - not wanting such a fantastic week to end but all very much looking forward to seeing our families and our own beds! https://t.co/WYY99UQ2Bl

14/06/19

A lovely game of football last night as we finally had a break from the rain. https://t.co/pgtcOaFyIf

13/06/19

Blind trail fun - putting lots of trust in each other https://t.co/Lyj7vlzrCt

13/06/19

Initiative exercises - definitely stretched our brains! https://t.co/VOThEkGZ2h

13/06/19

Fencing this evening: learning th basics of movement and attack using thrust and lunge moves. https://t.co/2yjNvucN1l

13/06/19

More adventurous cavers https://t.co/k8fok6qDCA

13/06/19

Caving included lots of interesting facts about mining in the early 1900’s: children sent as young as 4 yr olds into the caves to mine valuable gems; pasties eaten and crusts thrown to ground to avoid consuming poisonous substances; edible candles made out of pigs wax. https://t.co/YEhHjpelmZ

Bullying and Other Worries

MAKING FRIENDS

MAKING FRIENDS

Sometimes we don't feel very happy in school or at home, and that can be for lots of different reasons. Someone might be calling you names, or you might be worried about someone in your family, or someone might be upsetting you for a different reason. If any of these things happen and you feel upset, it is always best to tell an adult.

"When you meet someone, you don't know whether that person is going to become a good friend, so you have to be a bit careful at first."
"Friendship is like planting a seed that you've found. You are not quite sure what is going to come up so you have to watch it carefully and nurture (look after) it."

Friendships are very special things and you have to work hard at them. Sometimes we make friends with the wrong people. These might be people who get us into trouble or encourage us to be silly. These are not the best friendships because they won't help you to become a mature and sensible person. A good friend to have is someone who will listen to you and encourage you to do the right things. They will be loyal and stand by you when something bad happens and try to cheer you up. Sometimes we fall out with our friends and this can be difficult to deal with. Everyone will feel upset. But friendships can be fixed if you work hard at them. Always apologise and say you're sorry when you've done something to upset a friend. Try to make it up to them by being very kind and nice to them. We all have arguments and fall out with one another, but that doesn't mean we can't fix the problem and be friends again.

If you are having problems with your friends or you're not sure how to make new friends, talk to an adult about it. Your teachers at school will always help you with friendship worries.

WHAT IS BULLYING?

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Bullying is when someone is aggressive towards you and makes you feel threatened or worried and scared. This happens to you more than once and means that the person keeps upsetting you again and again. If someone calls you names or says something mean to you just once, that is not bullying, but you should still tell someone about it. Bullying can be when someone threatens you, spreads rumours and tells other people nasty things about you often, physically hurting someone or leaving someone out on purpose to upset them.

 

WHAT CAN I DO IF SOMEONE IS UPSETTING ME AT SCHOOL?

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If someone at school is annoying you or being horrible, or even bullying you, the first thing you should do is to tell an adult. The best people to tell are your teacher and your parents as they know you best and can talk to you about it. You can tell any adult that you trust. The teachers in the school will talk to you about the problem and try to help you to solve it. If it is something more serious, they might ask your parents to come in and help you to solve the problem together. You must never stay quiet if something is upsetting you. Always tell someone so something can be done about it.

WHAT CAN I DO IF SOMETHING OR SOMEONE IS UPSETTING ME AT HOME?

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If something is happening outside of school that is upsetting you, you can still tell an adult in school. You can tell your class teacher or one of the Family Workers, or any other adult. They will listen to you and try to help you. Sometimes the adults will need to speak to your parents or other people to find the best way to help you. This might be difficult for you, but it is always best to try and solve a problem together. It is always the right thing to do to tell someone when something is upsetting you.

NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE?

Childline

If there is something that you need to talk about, but you don't know who to talk to, you can ring Childline. Childline have friendly people on the telephone 24 hours a day (that's all day and all night!) who will talk to you and listen to your worries or problems. They will talk to you and try to help you work out your problems. They will also give you advice and they are always happy to speak to you, no matter how big or small your worries might seem. You can call them on: 0800 1111 or visit their website for more information: www.childline.org.uk

USEFUL INFORMATION

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