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23/10/21

Milne class are busy learning about Australia https://t.co/GEGRCGPNol

22/10/21

Something I really admire about Team Tolkien is their creativity and individuality! They were tasked with making African jewellery as part of International Week and there were some amazing designs! https://t.co/UnRYV9Yny4

22/10/21

Today marks the end of our International Week. Elmer class have enjoyed learning about the different continents. It is lovely to see our many cultures celebrated today by wearing different coloured clothes https://t.co/UJaaUWHpvR

21/10/21

Team Shakespeare Reception buddy time: sharing stories https://t.co/bjyk27TKOT

20/10/21

Milne warming up for our African dance workshop https://t.co/wXb6pokJmy

20/10/21

Day 1 of International Week in Tolkien class… we learnt about Asia and designed these beautiful hand fans with Asian influences https://t.co/xKyKEPCYHT

20/10/21

Moomin class enjoying their African dance workshop. https://t.co/rWMkF3nzbB

19/10/21

Potter Class have been learning about instructions and how to make them effective. To do this we followed some instructions to make a woolly mammoth 🦣 https://t.co/r0VBSgmVdr

19/10/21

Year 5- Our completed fans from yesterday’s continent, Asia, as part of international week- rather pretty indeed! https://t.co/120l6bC1Ij

19/10/21

America for international week! Wow did we discover a lot: landmarks, food, dances. But what really got is engrossed was learning about the space landing to the moon and all the conspiracy theories that went with the race to space!#diversity https://t.co/QpvL7NRJv9

19/10/21

Line dancing with Milne and Potter class. https://t.co/WP9Qt5I9Ou

19/10/21

Team Tolkien using sources of evidence to respond to our enquiry question. Excellent discussions have been had about the reliability of sources of information ! https://t.co/ASeQM0ToGL

19/10/21

Team Tolkien developing their proof-reading and editing skills in https://t.co/AbGX9lhGe2

18/10/21

What an exciting start to our International Week! We had a special visit from a parent who shared lots of wonderful information all about the Tamil culture. What an inspiring session for Elmer class. https://t.co/kw4A55F3om

18/10/21

Potter Class are enjoying their afternoon exploring Asia. We are making cherry blossom fans to celebrate Japan, creating posters about the geographical features, matching flags and even learning to write in Mandarin! https://t.co/o5IPy5MLY8

18/10/21

Year 2 are enjoying learning about Asia. https://t.co/2TGRXTrUEf

18/10/21

To kick start our International Week we had a fantastic assembly all about Asia where we learnt about India and Pakistan. https://t.co/X8gslPZaUK

17/10/21

Year six gymnasts exploring transitions into and out of counter balances https://t.co/XG4RTaUTMA

17/10/21

Year six Team Shakespeare practising their ball skills and invasion games tactics inimical football matches. https://t.co/d7JAtL0nE4

17/10/21

Year six gymnasts starting their counter balance and using their growth mindsets to try some new moves https://t.co/XUAa0VJgFB

15/10/21

Milne class generating ideas for their free verse poems, using UK landmarks for inspiration and using a range of poetic devices. https://t.co/JmqtIozE5i

14/10/21

Team Tolkien had such a fantastic day out at the Foundling Museum and Coram Fields. So much learning and so much fun! https://t.co/QNE7o9gB1B

14/10/21

Team Tolkien had such a fantastic day out at the Foundling Museum and Coram Fields. So much learning and so much fun! https://t.co/bbAHh3vhEb

14/10/21

The most wonderful trip to the Foundling Museum discovering all about the philanthropist Thomas Coram https://t.co/rlhU1rKXdE

14/10/21

Enjoying playtime at Coram Fields - the original site of the Foundling Hospital https://t.co/oJwzAIFIiq

14/10/21

Team Year Six have arrived safely at the Foundling Museum and are enjoying playtime in the park https://t.co/mql0wDAPJg

13/10/21

Look at these amazing non-chronological reports from Team Tolkien. They chose one aspect of Roman life to explore (focussing on rich and poor) and used their writing skills to present their research as a double-page spread https://t.co/iV6JkQ1Gvu

13/10/21

Year six Team Shakespeare gymnasts creating unique routines including counter balances to reflect the story of the Foundling Hospital (accompanied by Handel’s Messiah) https://t.co/zgsqJYvjJS

13/10/21

Year six Team Shakespeare gymnasts creating unique routines including counter balances to reflect the story of the Foundling Hospital (accompanied by Handel’s Messiah) https://t.co/JVAkKxxwRd

13/10/21

Happy World Smile Day from us all At Harpenden Academy 😃#pshe https://t.co/mGepTWeYBq

12/10/21

Another amazing fixture for Year 5&6 girls football. Two wins and two clean sheets and penalty saved as well. https://t.co/ir4Gx28p1v

12/10/21

Year 1 have been learning about Tim Peake and his fascinating firsts in space in 2016. We role played different activities Tim Peake did in space, including enjoying a bacon sandwich, running a marathon, sending a message to the Queen and even growing peas! https://t.co/jy0nypwpGh

12/10/21

Team Tolkien fantastically focussed on their history double-page spreads https://t.co/RrAV9yusXO

12/10/21

Year 2 adding and subtracting 10 from different numbers. https://t.co/zW2LgpVlea

11/10/21

Today’s whole school assembly celebrated World Mental Health Day with a recap of what mental health is; how the five ways to wellbeing support positive mental health; and how taking deep breathes and talking to someone can really help our mental health https://t.co/3r3WTfr3tz

11/10/21

Year Six Team Shakespeare using the value of the month - independence - to create models of the lung as part of our science lesson on organs and their functions. https://t.co/h6tZx37D9E

11/10/21

Independence was Milne’s class focus, but so many more values being shown. https://t.co/ejtSMzr0mR

11/10/21

Elmer class looked at the text 'Man on the Moon - a day in the life of Bob'. They carried out some role play pretending to interview Bob about his job and all his hard work on the moon. Super questioning skills Year 1! https://t.co/mwjixhOCm3

08/10/21

Elmer class enjoyed a special live session which included an interview with a female astronaut. We learnt that 65 females have been to space! https://t.co/nWkIEHiGTJ

08/10/21

Year six Team Shakespeare reflecting on their learning from the Crucial Crew workshop on Monday - fascinating facts and ways in which they will adapt/change their behaviour to be safer in a range of scenarios. https://t.co/JcUK7WFokx

Eco-Warriors

Here at Harpenden Academy we are all working together to help protect our environment! We are currently working towards getting our Bronze Award as members of the "Eco-Schools Award Programme". 

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There are nine key areas of focus in the Eco-Schools programme. These are:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • School grounds
  • Healthy living
  • Transport
  • Litter
  • Waste
  • Global citizenship


Global citizenship

Our Key Stage 2 Eco Committee meet to discuss ways in which we can be more environmentally friendly as a school. We also have Eco-Warriors who are individuals from each class in both key stages. They have class responsibilities such as turning off light switches and computers. As a school we are conscious of recycling, litter picking and finding new ways of conserving energy.

The Eco-committee members have created a list to show ways in which we feel we can help protect the environment in one way or another. These ideas can be taken with us anywhere, not just to be followed at school!

  1. When you are outside, pick up your rubbish and don't drop litter on land or sea
  2. Have a garden indoors or outdoors and learn how to care for it.
  3. Have a compost bin and put your organic waste in it.
  4. Turn off the lights/tehnology when they are not needed.
  5. Don't let water run when it is not needed, for example, when brushing your teeth.
  6. Walk to school, ride your bike or scoot..
  7. Buy products with less wrapping and packaging.
  8. Do not print/photocopy things you do not have to.
  9. Participate in regular litter picks.
  10. Look after wildlife that comes into your garden/school grounds.

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