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24/05/19

Our Year Six mathematicians at Maths Masterclass yesterday: working out the distance from the earth to the moon using a penny, drawing a spiral using the Fibonacci sequence and plotting a light wave. Not to mention holding 4.5 billion year old meteorites! https://t.co/8ex8NiOGSJ

22/05/19

Year Six super scientists investigating the rate of chemical reactions given different concentrations of hydrochloric acid. Excellent discussion of anomalies. https://t.co/AO2VH90Qaf

22/05/19

The best start to a Tuesday - cross country club with up to fifty of our children being active, taking notice and connecting (five ways to wellbeing) https://t.co/aeiatQVPzd

21/05/19

Thought-provoking and informative visit from Herts for Refugees today, linked to Year Six’s Conflict topic. https://t.co/tZHH6wk94d

21/05/19

KS2 teachers trying out next half term’s fantastic chemical science lessons - we can’t wait to share the experiments with the children! https://t.co/6hkLGkPOgU

21/05/19

Mrs Watson loves creating chemical reactions but what is she making? All will be revealed next half term! KS2 staff have been enjoying their training ready for Science next half term. https://t.co/iSD9ArxTgx

21/05/19

we are so very thankful for you giving our ducks such a lovrly home. “They look like they are enjoying there self!” https://t.co/yT1qgzUXYX

21/05/19

Thank you for having us here is some writing from our reception class. 🐣 https://t.co/XkycRWo4es

21/05/19

Year 4 have been busy discovering new animals in the Amazon Rainforest this morning! based in St. Albans, came in to lead an English workshop all about descriptive techniques to engage the reader. The children showed great enthusiasm, resilience and were 'fearless' https://t.co/BLFpWEXEMN

21/05/19

Guess how old William the tortoise is? https://t.co/NvXUaWfAf5

21/05/19

EYFS went on a trip to today to our ducks that we hatched in their forever home. https://t.co/jwZajoA4Tu

20/05/19

This afternoon we've had lots of fun outdoors exploring the different rates of chemical changes: identifying ways to tell that a chemical reaction has taken place and discussing whether the changes are reversible or irreversible. Super scientists Year 6! https://t.co/icgXjWhuNv

15/05/19

Year 4 Science was very exciting today! We set ethanol on fire and exploded icing sugar whilst learning about speeds of reaction. We ❤️ Science! https://t.co/PxfnKlRctd

14/05/19

Retweeted From HfL Governance

Thanks to Lisa Davies, Headteacher of for sharing her game-changing methods for parental engagement with us today https://t.co/iV75wkUz6D

14/05/19

What a wonderful afternoon we’re having in Family Groups with Y6 children leading mental health & emotional well-being sessions across school. Y6 planned their sessions to support younger children wth ideas from telling jokes to mindfulness So proud of each and every Y6 child. https://t.co/45nRWjKxQH

14/05/19

Our project is finished! Thanks to for the grant to help transform our playground wall. https://t.co/nvbTxILrvq

14/05/19

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness week with our Year 6 SATs breakfast parties https://t.co/G6jQxgnJZ4

09/05/19

Year 4 enjoyed learning about endothermic and exothermic reactions in Science today. We investigated whether changing the amount of citric acid we added to the sodium bicarbonate affected the temperature. https://t.co/Fof2W47cKO

09/05/19

This week KS2 have been chemists, experiments with various chemicals to find out about endothermic and exothermic changes. What a buzz in each and every classroom as liquids foamed and fizzed, changed colour and temperature - all signs of the irreversible nature of the changes. https://t.co/E2CldJDdiX

08/05/19

Football success for our Year 3 & Year 4 boys' football team. The boys did the school proud and they showed great determination and sportmanship winning 3 of their 4 matches against local schools and making it into the semi-finals for the first time! Well done! https://t.co/i0yEaO5z5X

08/05/19

Big Pedal - Well Done Harpenden Academy! We came in the top 25% of schools participating in the event. I am really proud of the effort made by everyone walking, cycling or scooting to school. We exceeded our target with 59% of children leaving their car at home.

07/05/19

Football Update! Just an quick update on the Year 3/4 football tournament at Sauncey Wood. All going really well so far. First Match 0:0 Draw. Second Match 2:0 WIN!! Now enjoying half time oranges!!

26/04/19

Our staff have been busy recording some more bedtime stories for you. They can be found on our school website via this link. We are always pleased to hear your feedback! https://t.co/JnC8RqxuCx

24/04/19

Smashing sunny start to our learning this week as Mrs P.C and her Year 2 tribe head off to do some outdoor learning and utilise our lovely resources that we are so fortunate to have. Learning this week includes phonics fun, marvellous multiplication and magnetic alphabet pieces. https://t.co/FC3M6GiEqF

05/04/19

Nerves running high! 15min to go till the start of Harpenden Academy's Got Talent https://t.co/0aghpUJhwD

04/04/19

KS2 teachers blowing things up in Empiribox training ready for our chemistry topic ‘Changes’ next term. https://t.co/D5CdHmCsdw

04/04/19

Year six hockey festival - much excitement! https://t.co/57r5qwj5Rv

02/04/19

Our Harpenden Writing Competition winners collecting their prizes. https://t.co/T508qGkm31

02/04/19

Patricia has just read Rosie Red her very first independently written sentence...complete with the tricky word "like". https://t.co/Wqsxeho2CG

01/04/19

Check out our school website and choose a bedtime story read by one of our special members of staff. Wishing you all sweet dreams https://t.co/JnC8RqP617

01/04/19

The ducks are learning to run...Mrs Aylott is learning how to catch them! Fun in the sun in Ladybirds garden. https://t.co/8RXqU3s6Jp

31/03/19

Happy Mother's Day to all the mummies at Harpenden Academy. We hope you are having a splendid day !

27/03/19

We have just found out the results of the Harpenden Schools writing competition 2019...we have two 1st places ,one 2nd place and one joint 3rd place. Names to be announced in Friday assembly.

27/03/19

Meet the Computer Programmers of the next decade...Year 4! We are thoroughly enjoying creating our own times table games using Scratch. https://t.co/aIGNmSqbiH

22/03/19

Reception and KS1 making roman tiles at St Albans Cathedral https://t.co/fIiu64nJCp

22/03/19

KS1 & EYFS have arrived at St Albans Cathedral https://t.co/2t8xjPDtSg

20/03/19

Fantastic evening at the Harpenden Schools' Music Association Spring Concert - felt more like being in the West End of London. Such talented children! Some of us were so eager we'd gone to get ready to perform already! https://t.co/DwGyS69Vd1

19/03/19

The ducklings had their first swim today! https://t.co/z4PjKspEZN

15/03/19

And then there were 4! Say hello to Forest, the latest member of Ladybird Class! https://t.co/PW5MYxSQwD

Term Dates


 

  • Autumn Term

    • First day of term
      5th Sep 2018
    • Half Term
      29th Oct 2018 - 2nd Nov 2018
    • Last day of term
      21st Dec 2018
    • Further Information
      Monday 3rd September - INSET Day
      Tuesday 4th September - INSET Day
      Monday 17th - 21st September - Fellowship Afloat (Headteacher attending)
      Monday 24th September - Reception start full-time
      Wednesday 17th October - Friday 19th October - Headteacher out of office (Primary Headteacher conference)
      Friday 30th November - INSET Day
      Tuesday 11th December - Headteacher out of office (Y5 school trip)

      PLEASE NOTE THAT WE FINISH AT 12.00PM ON THE LAST DAY OF TERM
  • Spring Term

    • First day of term
      8th Jan 2019
    • Half Term
      18th Feb 2019 - 22nd Feb 2019
    • Last day of term
      5th Apr 2019
    • Further Information
      Monday 7th January - INSET DAY
      Friday 1st March - INSET DAY
      Wednesday, 13th March - KS1 & KS2 on Harpenden Academy School Tour

      PLEASE NOTE THAT WE FINISH AT 12.00PM ON THE LAST DAY OF TERM
  • Summer Term

    • First day of term
      23rd Apr 2019
    • Half Term
      27th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
    • Last day of term
      19th Jul 2019
    • Further Information
      PLEASE NOTE THAT WE FINISH AT 12.00PM ON THE LAST DAY OF TERM
  • Autumn Term

    • First day of term
      3rd Sep 2019
    • Half Term
      28th Oct 2019 - 1st Nov 2019
    • Last day of term
      20th Dec 2019
    • Winter holidays
      23rd Dec 2019 - 3rd Jan 2020
    • Further Information
      INSET Day - Monday, 2nd September 2019
  • Spring Term

    • First day of term
      7th Jan 2020
    • Half Term
      17th Feb 2020 - 21st Feb 2020
    • Last day of term
      3rd Apr 2020
    • Easter/Spring holidays
      6th Apr 2020 - 17th Apr 2020
    • Further Information
      INSET Day - Monday, 6th January 2019
  • Summer Term

    • First day of term
      20th Apr 2020
    • Half Term
      25th May 2020 - 29th May 2020
    • Last day of term
      17th Jul 2020
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