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Kerr class putting their final touches to their tribal/war dances. Excellent teamwork


Team Shakespeare have been extremely active, as part of our ‘Be Active’ challenge, to support not only our physical health but our mental health. We have been focussing on tactical fitness today in particular - high impact exercise, designed to get our whole body working.


Year six DT project - paper plate dream catchers linked to our North America geography topic. Lovely to see the children at home’s wonderful creations too.


More matching moves!


Year six scientists making their own instruments to explore how sound is made. Some excellent definitions using scientific vocabulary such as energy, particles and vibrations.


Year six gymnasts exploring different ways to match their partner - using different heights and directions.


Year six gymnasts experimenting with matching and mirroring balances and movements using the equipment.


Christmas Lunch in school yesterday!


It’s been a tricky challenge but Dr Seuss class are nearly there with their cushion-making DT project!


As awesome artists, year 6 have had lots of festive fun creating Christmas cards in the style of Pop Art.


Thank you lovely Mrs Davies for serving our delicious Christmas lunch and to the kitchen team for an amazing meal!


Team Shakespeare Christmas lunch


Christmas lunch!


A Santa sack load of Christmas cheer and laughter as LKS2 enjoyed their delicious dinner today - it really was joyous to eat together as a bubble!


Yummy, yummy! Thank you Joanna for ensuring our festivities could continue this year. "This is the best Christmas lunch EVER!"


Merry Christmas! We are ready for our annual Christmas lunch (in our bubbles of course!)


Kerr class completing a random of kindness by make ginger bread biscuits for Christmas


Half our Dr Seuss enjoyed a wonderful visit to the River Lea this afternoon where they furthered their knowledge about the local area and river features. The rest of the class are looking forward to tomorrow’s visit.


Year six Santa Dash fun!


Magical marble runs being made in Potter class today as part of our Christmas activity day! Children have used their DT skills to work together to create a Christmas maze. Lots of fun!


Dahl class enjoying our Santa dash this afternoon!


Shame the weather was too bad to go outside but we still enjoyed our Santa Dash today in Dr Seuss!


More fun making peppermint creams in Year 1!


Year 1 have been very creative with paper plates today. We created snowmen, reindeers and even a Father Christmas! Who knew a paper plate could make so many things?


Potter class have had an exciting video call this afternoon learning about being safe when crossing the road and safer places to cross. Remember...Stop, Look, Listen and Think... before you cross the road!


Kerr class Santa dash.


Kerr class creating symmetrical snow flakes.


Beautiful felt flowers made by Year Six which will be included in a Garland along with flowers made by our fare home buddies (small acts of kindness project). The dye was made from flowers grown at the Oval which links to out Heritage history project.


Year six scientists labelling and explaining the parts of a flower this week.


In Dahl class we have presented our own improvements for Harpenden, we have worked really hard! Our class voted and the winning improvements were for a splash park in Rothamstead and a nature reserve with bird hides on the common.


Dahl class have helped Santa this morning by making Christmas trees using newspaper and baubles! They had to stand freely and hold the baubles! Well done Dahl class!


Elmer woke up this morning with a Santa Dash run! A lovely festive start to the day.


Elmer's act of kindness today is a rather fun one to make! We have enjoyed making peppermint creams to give to members of our family to thank them for everything they do for us...there may be one or two coming your way!


It’s Christmas Activity Day at HA and Dr Seuss class are already stuck into making rafts to help Santa cross the river! Great team work and lots of fun!


Using athleticism, year 6 had lots of festive fun during PE today. Highlights included: pass the parcel - using hands, elbows and foot control, in addition to Santa versus the Grinch! Lots of great pair and teamwork, with smiles all round.


Dahl class have had a great afternoon making christingles in our RE lesson!


Thank you to Jump! for organising a Christingle-making workshop for us this afternoon. We had a lot of fun in Dr Seuss class!


Year six taking part in an online road safety quiz, learning lots of new facts including all the different types of crossing such as pelican, puffin and zebra crossings.


In Dahl class we have had a road safety workshop and we have created posters advising children not to be distracted by our phones, headphones or each other! Thank you

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Child Bereavement UK: Supporting Pupils

PS Responding to Critical Incidents: Guidelines and Resource Materials for Schools





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Anna Freud Centre

Resources to support young people’s mental health

Also some useful resources about the Coronavirus



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Health Visitor text support service

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Child Bereavement UK

Supporting children through difficult times: lots of resources


HOPEline uk

Prevention of Young Suicide resources

The Bedtime Stories resources highlight the impact of online bullying

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Young Minds

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Anti-bullying helpline


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Free online counselling and advice

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Chat Health

Confidential text messaging (11-19years)

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Signposts to resources which support young people’s mental health


Winston’s Wish Charity

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