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08/12/21

Team Shakespeare are on their way to the Dickens Museum for a festive treat linked to our history topic https://t.co/r7jA0pky9d

07/12/21

Christmas cake making in Milne class to give individuals that have shown kindness. https://t.co/JLMsYWXLTL

07/12/21

Oh no, Elmer class have hit an iceberg!! Today we acted out the sinking of the Titanic. We had to decide who got on a lifeboat and who ended up in the sea! https://t.co/vGTnjGdCHr

06/12/21

Potter Class historians have been looking at how the buildings in Harpenden have changed over time. We have learned how they have changed purpose and about how the population has changed. https://t.co/2jSAja4G9g

06/12/21

PE basketball dribble and pivot techniques in year 5 this morning 🏀 🎉🙌 https://t.co/PFkSRw8ZMK

02/12/21

Year 1 with their Year 6 buddies making Christmas Cards for the local fire station https://t.co/TuVFMBTSlj

02/12/21

Playtime on our Oval trip - making the most of wide open space and winter sunshine https://t.co/P9tXWarIQX

02/12/21

Year six historians exploring the site of the Oval Children’s home - thinking about what the site can tell is about life as a child living here in Victorian times. https://t.co/iPIaryICOX

01/12/21

Which fruit juice contains the most Vitamin C? Year 3 have been investigating and recording their data in a table. https://t.co/TfFJ7Seotq

01/12/21

Potter Class have been creating their own backgrounds and sprites in Scratch for the animated Christmas cracker jokes. https://t.co/GogKR61GZR

01/12/21

Milne class retelling ‘This morning I met a whale’ using freeze frames https://t.co/kXf7pjt0x1

30/11/21

Year six Christmas elves wrapping books for our reading advent activity. Each day in every class a book will be unwrapped by a child who has shown an excellent attitude to their learning. The teacher will read the first chapter to the class. https://t.co/VDxMk9E5SQ

30/11/21

Year 4 using cubes to learn their 6 times tables https://t.co/Nu2VlykXv0

30/11/21

Year 3 have continued their work on newspapers by sorting the facts and opinions from “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs”. Fantastic discussions about the evidence they could find to prove a fact https://t.co/VNqfiSrORW

26/11/21

Today in Potter Class we are thankful for Nora’s mum who came to tell us the history of thanksgiving and share with us how it is celebrated in America. She brought in fall leaves to help us to share what we are thankful for this year. https://t.co/J6zEewxBlz

26/11/21

Year 1 are learning about 3D shapes. Today they had to use the faces of different 3D shapes to create a picture https://t.co/2oni9hgCPd

26/11/21

I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down! In Science Year 1 built houses and then had to test to see which ones were the most stable and which could be blown down by the Big Bad Wolf (the hairdryer) https://t.co/qM39VEM4vu

25/11/21

Dahl class had a great mini police session preparing for our assembly next week to showcase our learning https://t.co/HNR4XpUId3

25/11/21

As powerful poets, Tolkien writers delivered phenomenally gritty and thought-provoking pieces of writing, to raise awareness, during anti-bullying week. https://t.co/LCMdEFz9Xm

25/11/21

During National No Pens Day, Y6 quizzical quizzers, put their mathematical language and knowledge to the test, to explain word problems, using fractions of amounts. https://t.co/nkGnt71J6Y

25/11/21

Team Tolkien showcased a broad range of argument text, to link the issues and the benefits of a child experiencing life, as an orphan, at the Foundling Hospital in the Georgian times. https://t.co/Axup0e2wpU

25/11/21

As determined debaters, year 6 Tolkien’s demonstrated an excellent use of language of debate, during role play, to argue an adversary’s and advocate’s perspective of leaving a child at the Foundling Hospital. https://t.co/0i7ty0A021

25/11/21

Team Tolkien’s have enjoyed practising the role of the point guard and lay ups this week, to get competitive advantage on their opponents in basketball. https://t.co/mgD8OIjANp

24/11/21

Cross country club enjoying our local Lydekker park for today’s morning run https://t.co/TPEf8Uvhb7

24/11/21

Year six mathematicians enjoying verbal fractions problem solving - excellent use of mathematical vocabulary to develop mathematical reasoning. https://t.co/JWvrrgttbX

24/11/21

Our lovely chef Joanna leading an assembly in healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet as part of our current science topic. https://t.co/1gYfmQHodp

24/11/21

Dahl class are enjoying a day of sewing their Christmas stockings for https://t.co/mwJNfKEeQZ

24/11/21

Milne Class learning how to crack eggs and cream ingredients together. https://t.co/PLr1PXrIKS

23/11/21

New unit for Design Technology in Dahl class today - sewing some festive Christmas stockings 🌲 🧵 🪡 https://t.co/DQtROYho31

23/11/21

New unit in PE this week for year 5 - 🏀! Ball control skills and dribbling https://t.co/FzskjqVJWX

23/11/21

Year six scientists in Team Shakespeare investigating what effect the type of tooth protection has on the deterioration of the eggshell (our model for a tooth as both contain calcium). https://t.co/RNsNzgeAfs

22/11/21

Year six scientists gathering data over a period of a week in order to answer the question: what effect do different types of drinks have on the staining of an egg (our model or a tooth!) https://t.co/EggS6Dnf5Y

18/11/21

Dahl class geographers enjoying practical hands on learning about erosion and weathering. https://t.co/pEevZHpkV1

18/11/21

Year six mathematicians developing their mastery of fractions by comparing abstract and pictorial methods of converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. https://t.co/Zlx4lnr4AV

18/11/21

Dahl class enjoying mini police this week- focus on marching and bullying and online safety, a great link to anti-bullying week. https://t.co/IZS8J4Wnv1

17/11/21

Moomin Class putting the events of WW2 on a timeline. https://t.co/Zkd6V8ZuNK

16/11/21

Year six Team Shakespeare starting their discussion text unit with a debate about smartphones, linked to cyber bullying and anti-bullying week. https://t.co/s6Ja6Poftk

16/11/21

Year 1 are trying different materials to see which work well to make the body of their moon buggy. https://t.co/PBYR4uxZri

16/11/21

Tear six Team Shakespeare Thomas Coram biographies following our trip to the Foundling Museum. We’ve beeb working really hard on cohesive devices and historical vocabulary. https://t.co/oYyk8mCbD4

12/11/21

Year 4 creating their own gymnastics sequences https://t.co/IBiIxdFlHb

Reception Admissions 2022

Welcome to Harpenden Academy

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 tours during the Autumn term to give prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school and see us in action.

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 2022. Each tour will take an hour and is scheduled on a Tuesday from 9.15am-10.15am or on a Thursday from 13.30pm-14.30pm.

You will have the opportunity to see the classes and the event will be hosted by our Headteacher, Mrs Davies and our EYFS Leader, Mrs Aylott.

Please click here to book your place on one of our school tours

Tuesdays, 9.15am - 10.15am Thursdays, 13.30pm - 14.30pm
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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.

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