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20/10/20

We were getting our dramatic juices flowing with some freeze frames in Dahl class this morning. See if you can guess what some of our portraits are of!

20/10/20

In Dahl class we have been working on our abstract Ordinance Survey Maps for Art over the past couple of weeks. We are excited to share the final products later in the week! https://t.co/JtEc1VKXRj

19/10/20

Elmer have become expert historians this afternoon asking questions about the Great Fire of London. We used the 5ws (who, what, where, when, why) to structure our questions about this event. https://t.co/n3OSYZV7QF

17/10/20

Kerr class taking a moment of stillness https://t.co/6Ogkhog3Ki

16/10/20

Little pig, little pig, let me come in....because it is raining outside! What is the best material for our little pig to have a roof made out of that will keep him nice and dry? In Science, Elmer class have been investigating which materials were waterproof. https://t.co/ZkfrosU3KC

16/10/20

A herd of woolly mammoths has invaded Potter class! This morning, children were following instructions to create their mammoth and recognising any important information that was missing. https://t.co/WD55X1y5zc

16/10/20

Happy Birthday! https://t.co/ECkftUBUmZ

16/10/20

Christmas is coming! Elmer have been learning about colour mixing and designing our Christmas cards. https://t.co/4IyYt7FJlm

16/10/20

Elmer have gone back in time to 1666 when the Great Fire of London was burning. We have been interviewing people who have experienced the fire ready for our special History day next week. https://t.co/AZWUfnzHuR

15/10/20

In Dahl class we have been practicing our dribbling and passing skills in PE this morning. https://t.co/71LgZiszCd

14/10/20

Thank you for inspiring so much wonderful learning in Kerr class. We have discovered how the Windrush generation has provided so much diversity to Britain. You inspired news report writing too. https://t.co/X3vdTtCfl9

14/10/20

Crazy coordinates in Dahl class this morning, we have been learning how to translate shapes. https://t.co/Dj1TfXljIW

13/10/20

Year six gymnasts so excited to be incorporating equipment into their counter balances routines along with varying dynamics such as speed, height and smoothness. https://t.co/W1JL7xwTIZ

13/10/20

Potter class were put to work cleaning the messy toys left by the mammoth. They then had to write the instructions using the correct imperative verbs. https://t.co/iXRQJIPNIt

13/10/20

As cooks, we have been leaning about how British food has been influenced by other cuisine from around the world. So we made some naan bread. https://t.co/eT2LqDBL0O

13/10/20

Exploring our value of the month - resilience - by role playing situations where we may need to draw on this attribute. https://t.co/9W6f0eUnjl

13/10/20

Something snuck into Potter class whilst we were at P.E.... we investigated the clues (bubbles, leaves, shampoo) ... we think it might have been...the woolly mammoth!!! https://t.co/QzByObvJOs

12/10/20

Insightful and thought-provoking discussion in Year Six around British Black History, linked to our Rich and Poor histo topic. https://t.co/dGte4zFI95

12/10/20

Harpenden Academy are offering live tours for new Reception parents Sept 2021. Please check out our Reception admissions page on our school website and book your school tour with our Headteacher and EYFS Leader https://t.co/rC0lwX3Mmn

09/10/20

Linked to World Mental Health day, Ladybird class focused on the Five Ways to Wellbeing. We got active, made cards to give to family members, enjoyed connecting with friends, learnt a new poem and took notice of the sounds around us while watching a candle burning. We feel good! https://t.co/RqcVUdPfaK

09/10/20

Positivity in Potter this afternoon! We talked about positive affirmations this afternoon as a way to help our mental health. https://t.co/qzckyDO1pt

09/10/20

Dahl class celebrating world mental health day, we thought of as many positives as we could! https://t.co/JgXSyBqFja

09/10/20

Tomorrow is World Mental Health day so Year 1 have been talking about all the things they love. We created hearts of positivity to celebrate all the things that make us happy. https://t.co/8Ouok1CGAC

09/10/20

Amazing artists in Potter class today! We got excited about Christmas and are experimenting with the different watercolour wash techniques ready for our Christmas card designs 🎄❄️ https://t.co/aOxq0lfgGz

09/10/20

Kerr Class have discussed how we can look after our mental health. We created positive photos for each other. https://t.co/eQPM2Mcmap

09/10/20

Lots of birthdays this week at Harpenden Academy. https://t.co/gTbwuNr9ga

09/10/20

ELMER CLASS LOVE SCIENCE! Today we have been learning about materials and their properties. We made paper boats out of different types of paper and investigated whether they were waterproof or not. We grouped our observations into a table. https://t.co/BwP6rh6ygJ

08/10/20

Today, year 6 were getting excited about Christmas in art! We were using our recent study of William Morris designs to produce inspired drafts of festive foliage for this year’s Christmas cards. We incorporated: symmetry, 90 degree rotations, half and repeat patterns. https://t.co/tX8d7Ydd7u

08/10/20

Super scientists in Dahl class creating a model to show the function of roots using string and red food dye. https://t.co/pdnJNyalnR

08/10/20

In Computing this week, Year 1 have been writing and testing our algorithms. We used simple code to predict where we thought the Beebot would go. We then de-bugged our algorithms. https://t.co/OSD0ZSaX1c

08/10/20

As part of Black History Month, Potter class have been learning about the life of Nina Simone. We enjoyed her version of ‘Feeling Good’ and were inspired by her piano ability. https://t.co/9mHPxZrjac

08/10/20

Year 1 have loved exploring this website https://t.co/cd0wlLhkUY to consolidate their learning about bonds to 10. The 'mummy dance' was a particular favourite! https://t.co/nCY8ApOgAW

08/10/20

In Dahl class we have been learning new passes and putting them into practice for a mini netball game! https://t.co/uDNgP2iFUy

07/10/20

Who’s tower will stand? https://t.co/4vpn3lzkfB

07/10/20

Kerr class learning about resilience. Who can build the tallest newspaper tower using only newspapers and tape. No scissors in this challenge. https://t.co/JrchQ0DXDS

07/10/20

Year Six World Mental Health day activities throughout this week including Positivity sheets and Things I Love hearts... https://t.co/OgEEEeUJpY

06/10/20

Kerr class have been trying different flavours of shortbread in DT. https://t.co/i9Y9xq1vVH

05/10/20

Great team work in Potter class this morning as we invented ideas for a new adventure story! https://t.co/ZBSlJ6dU4A

Reception Admissions 2021

There's nothing like first hand experience to give you the insight you need when choosing your child's school. At Harpenden Academy we are holding live tours during the Autumn term to give prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school and see us in action.

Due to COVID19 we are unable to take you into the classes however you will have the opportunity to meet with the Headteacher and our EYFS Leader. You will be able to walk the corridors and to see some of the children's work.

COVID19 restrictions mean that parents will be asked to bring a face mask to wear during the school tour and we will be following social-distancing guidelines and adhering to our school COVID risk assessment. You will have your temperature taken on arrival and you will be asked to sanitize your hands. In addition you will need to complete our NHS Track & Trace visitor declaration form. We will limit each tour group to 6 people and we are unable to include children (including babes in arms) on the tour.

Applications for Reception places September 2021 should be done online.  Go to www.hertsdirect.org/admissions for further information on how to do this.  You can change your application at any time up to the closing date.  You will be prompted to complete a supplementary information form (SIF).  You only need to complete this if you wish to be considered under the pupil premium criteria.  If this is the case please complete the SIF and return to office@harpendenacademy.co.uk

We are pleased to confirm that we have published the dates for the school tours for any new Reception parents with children starting school in September 2021.

Tour dates: 

Each tour will take an hour and is scheduled from 9.15am-10.15am.

Please click here to register online for one of our school tours

Monday, 2nd November 2020 Wednesday, 4th November 2020
Monday, 9th November 2020 Wednesday, 11th November 2020
Monday, 16th November 2020 Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Monday, 23rd November 2020 Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Monday, 30th November 2020 Wednesday, 2nd December
Monday, 7th December 2020 Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Monday, 14th December 2020 Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Monday, 11th January 2021  

From September 2011 all primary schools must offer children a full-time place at the start of the September term. However, legally children do not have to be in full-time education until the term after their 5th birthday.  Delaying your child’s entry into school is called ‘deferred entry’. You can request this, but your child must start before the end of the school year during which they turn 5.  The expectation is all those starting in September will attend full days but if you are a parent of a summer born child and have concerns over full school days please talk to us.

View our Prospectus

School Tour Reception Prospective Parents September PPT 2021 

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