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24/05/22

In Elmer we have been thinking about sustainability and have been doing some ‘plastic free’ planting. https://t.co/XdldAya52S

24/05/22

Dahl class having such fun on the common on a nature walk for and , enjoying the nature all around us is good for us! https://t.co/Ucgu9AdTOW

23/05/22

To celebrate susfest, year 4 have created persuasive posters to encourage local people to reduce, reuse, recycle https://t.co/dWwviFw6Rq

23/05/22

Super start to our Sustainability festival 2022 week with lots of fascinating articles in Aquila to explore: from ancient eco warriors history to plant power science. https://t.co/OWb1PGamoO

23/05/22

Watch out HA Team Potter are about checking if lights have been left on! We are recording our data in a table and are going to present our data in a bar graph to Mrs Johnston! https://t.co/lmGdmVw6JD

20/05/22

Some of our incredible year six artists’ multi-media, layered portraits of the Queen. https://t.co/Hw0J5KGveK

20/05/22

Some of our incredible year six artists’ multi-media, layered portraits of the Queen. https://t.co/1kffhg5izD

20/05/22

Some of our incredible year six artists’ multi-media, layered portraits of the Queen. https://t.co/eHecgNgcmB

20/05/22

A few examples of year six Team Tolkien’s Queen-inspired poetry https://t.co/ozpMvzTKHP

20/05/22

Year six Team Tolkien poets creating and performing their Queen-inspired poems. https://t.co/epf0ypDDZ5

20/05/22

Wonderful Year six Team Tolkien poets creating and performing their Queen-inspired poems. https://t.co/l8o9OclrMx

20/05/22

Amazing year six Team Shakespeare poets writing and performing Jubilee poems to reflect their historical learning about the Queen this half term. https://t.co/l7RyBSASHA

20/05/22

Year six Team Tolkien poets creating and performing their Queen-inspired raps. https://t.co/4s3HMYXfhR

20/05/22

Amazing year six Team Shakespeare poets writing and performing Jubilee poems to reflect their historical learning about the Queen this half term. https://t.co/SJWwE4AjxH

19/05/22

Year 3 & 4 had a lovely walk this afternoon to Oval for our educating hearts and minds project. We all enjoy the beautiful sunshine and surroundings. https://t.co/EP9svdB3x5

19/05/22

Potter Class had a fantastic time walking to The Oval this afternoon. What great weather for it! https://t.co/bypAsAbKWc

19/05/22

Year six track events - 100m sprint https://t.co/ud1Rkb2m9V

19/05/22

Year six practising their rounders skills and tactics on a gorgeous sunny day https://t.co/Wz0vNvu7rU

18/05/22

Dahl class have worked really hard on our home learning these past 2 weeks and have created presentations all about rocks, well done! https://t.co/2XQnYg9z7Y

16/05/22

Team Tolkien were treated to a short play, in the afternoon sunshine, on the much awaited new play equipment! We had beaming smiles all-round! https://t.co/FrsXJIZbGj

16/05/22

Year 3 have been inspired by their text War and Peas to design imaginary kingdoms that will inspire our writing. This lesson comes with a warning: it might make your stomach grumble! https://t.co/me12o2QXXw

13/05/22

Year six team Shakespeare artists designing and creating crowns as part of our jubilee learning. What better way to spend the day after sats than using glitter! https://t.co/TVZYVTOFp5

13/05/22

Year six team Shakespeare artists designing and creating crowns as part of our jubilee learning. What better way to spend the day after sats than using glitter! https://t.co/A8duckwgsI

13/05/22

Year 4 working on our overarm throws in PE https://t.co/ZZhW29sRuA

13/05/22

Year six team Tolkien artists designing and creating crowns as part of our jubilee learning. What better way to spend the day after sats than using glitter! https://t.co/K8RUn7XNQP

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/KNsCXETRSe

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/PTZGaTlK4c

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/JfiEzUQKmh

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/crKMu2myr7

12/05/22

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/OLVLXCWWK0

12/05/22

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/32CQPZCw22

12/05/22

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/3h6UFl4TMA

11/05/22

Super pre-SATs cross country this morning https://t.co/beTV7y3d60

11/05/22

Dahl class computer scientists have worked hard today on creating their own blogs https://t.co/GXGqvsR6jR

11/05/22

In maths today Dahl class have enjoyed using concrete resources (clocks) to create angles and measuring them using our protractors https://t.co/re9XWO18wK

11/05/22

Super pre-SATs cross country this morning https://t.co/fHUMiDkhSg

11/05/22

Year six Team Shakespeare historians exploring an art gallery of different representations of the Queen and answering the question: who is the real Queen? https://t.co/ln96bOdO45

11/05/22

Year Six day three SATs breakfast party: croissants! All very excited for double maths this morning! https://t.co/q0mzITxvFn

11/05/22

Year Six day three SATs breakfast party: croissants! All very excited for double maths this morning! https://t.co/IME0bhxry7

Reception Admissions 2022

Welcome to Harpenden Academy and we are very much looking forward to welcoming all our new families to our school community. 

Mrs Aylott, our EYFS Leader, will have been in contact with all our new families by phone to welcome you and to answer any questions that you may have. Parents will have received a welcome letter in the post and in early May your school information packs will be sent to you by email. 

We look forward to inviting you into school at our Parent Information evening and also for our Teddy Bear's picnic. We have prepared a virtual tour of the school that we hope delivers an informative view of our school. The virtual tour is presented by our Headteacher, Mrs Davies, who guides you around our school. You will visit our EYFS teaching team and our current Reception class and you will be introduced to key members of staff. You will get to see some of our children at work and play as well as get a good oversight of our school building both internally and externally. You will even meet our school dog, Rosie Red!

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.

Parent Information Evening at Harpenden Academy, Thursday 23rd June 2022 at 6.30pm

We will be holding a parent information evening on Thursday, 23rd June at 6.30pm in the school hall.  This event is for parents only.  This is a perfect opportunity for parents to meet our EYFS Teaching Team for the first time and to hear how the Reception year unfolds. The meeting will be hosted by our EYFS Lead, Mrs Aylott who teaches the Reception class from Monday - Thursday.  You will meet the whole EYFS Teaching Team: Mrs Haines who teaches the children on a Friday and Mrs Welch, our full time Teaching Assistant. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session at the end. 

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact our office team by email on office@harpendenacademy.co.uk or by phone on 01582 716910.

Goody Bag

Parents leave our information meeting with a goody bag filled with key information and something special for the children joining us in September. If you unable to make the information evening then please contact the school office to organise a collection time. 

Teddy Bear's Picnic, Thursday, 14th July 2022

As part of joining Harpenden Academy, we would like to invite you to our Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Thursday 14th July 2022 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This event is for your Reception child, their teddy and for parents/carers. Please RSVP via your Operoo e-form.

Virtual Tour

Uniform

A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times throughout the school day and on the way to and from school.Please ensure that all items of uniform and equipment are clearly marked with your child’s name.

All items can be obtained from the school suppliers:

School Uniform Preloved

https://www.foha.co.uk/

Looking for a bargain?  Visit our pre-loved uniform page. Uniform items will be available to pick up from the school office within two business days. Returns or exchanges are accepted for unworn items. Please email friendsofharpendenacademy@gmail.com with enquiries and we will be happy to help.

STEVENSONS

Established in St Albans in 1925

10 Leyton Rd, Harpenden AL5 2TL, 01727 853262

7 Acrewood Way, St Albans, AL4 0JY

https://www.stevensons.co.uk/our-branches/harpenden/45

Monday-Friday    9.00am-5.30pm
Saturday              9.00am-5.30pm

Please click here to see our uniform guidelines.

 

View our Prospectus

Primary Information Booklet

EYFS Reception Teacher Passports 

Actions for Reception Parents

Copy of email sent to all parents 4th May 2021

Congratulations your school place at Harpenden Academy has been allocated and we are truly looking forward to welcoming all our new children and families into our Reception Ladybird class in September 2021.  You will already have acknowledged the offer of your child’s place through the County Admissions processing system. There are a few actions that we need parents to do to complete the application process and to ensure that you have all the information you need for a seamless and informed transition to our Reception class:

1 Login to Operoo and verify account information by Friday, 21st May 2021
2

Read your Parent Information Booklet once you have verified the Operoo account 

This booklet is a parent guide which will tell you everything you need to know about Harpenden Academy and our Reception induction.

3 Primary Data Collection Form to be submitted via Operoo by Friday, 21st May 2021
4 RSVP to Teddy Bear’s Picnic by completing the e-form via Operoo by Friday, 21st May
6 If eligible, apply for Free School Meals 

We do hope you find this information useful; if you have any questions please do feel free to email us on office@harpendenacademy.co.uk or to phone the school office between 8.00am-4.00pm.

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