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23/10/20

Happy Birthday! https://t.co/1P1aASONr5

22/10/20

Who wants to be an archeologist and discover artefacts from 1666? KS1 do! We had to use our knowledge to work out who these artefacts belonged to. https://t.co/9zvBmzhD3Z

22/10/20

Each child making their own progress. Kerr class learning to compete against them selves. https://t.co/kRT0YzbMhf

22/10/20

Kerr Class developing co-ordination in PE https://t.co/gJ1xsFBrHC

22/10/20

Candle making, sewing and leather work...KS1 have been busy! https://t.co/El3zQbvalH

22/10/20

Our Great Fire of London day is so exciting! We are currently learning to do lots of jobs from 1666. https://t.co/bJ0KmNW342

21/10/20

A couple of the final pieces of artwork in Dahl class, they look amazing! https://t.co/jWcPiBdpka

21/10/20

Celebrating diversity by researching Famous chef who have shown resilience. https://t.co/ES72Yh0cWG

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

E-Safety

Information about online safety issues and how to ‘Stay Safe’ can be found on the websites below.  This is just a sample of websites that can provide parents with support and information.  Once parents and carers have the background knowledge and understanding of eSafety they can decide what is right for their family.

  • National Online Safety - Parent Guides to ensure safety of children on the internet
  • Facebook Magic 13 - Why do you have to be 13 to use Facebook?
  • Herts E-Safety - Mind the gap!
  • Internet Safety - Parents Guide
  • NSPCC - Help keep your children safe online!
  • CEOP - News and articles around internet safety
  • Think U Know - Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet
  • KnowITAll - Award-winning resources for teachers and parents.
  • Webwise - The BBC Webwise is a beginner’s guide to using the internet.  There is a good section on children’s online safety.
  • Internet Matters - This website contains lots of information about staying safe online, with tips about games, social networking, mobile technology and more.
  • Get Safe Online - A beginners guide to using the Internet safely, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line. 
  • Kidsmart - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
  • Childnet - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents.

Top Tips for when onlineCeop

The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, games consoles and social networks are becoming increasingly important in the daily lives of our children and have many positive benefits.  They can be used both educationally and socially and are becoming part of a child’s identity. Socially our children often use the internet for entertainment, interaction, and communication with ‘friends’.  Access to the internet can take place anywhere and at anytime so we need to make sure our children are able to use the internet safely.

Many children are unaware of the risks for example by having many online friends (who could be strangers), uploading inappropriate images, viewing unsuitable content or sharing too much personal information.

  • Talk together and have fun learning together.
  • Keep virus and firewall software up to-date.
  • Remember that passwords should be kept private and not shared with others. Many eSafety incidents relate back to the sharing of passwords.
  • Involve everyone and agree your family guidelines and rules. Remember that sometimes what is acceptable for a Year 10 child is not necessarily acceptable for a Year 4 child.
  • Regularly discuss online safety and go online with your children.  Communication is the key to ‘staying safe’ online.
  • Enable your ‘browser safe’ search option and/ or consider using internet filtering software, walled gardens and child-friendly search engines. Critically view all content as some websites are not what they appear.
  • Keep the computer in a communal area of the house, where it's easier to monitor what your children are viewing. Do not let children have webcams, or similar, in their bedroom. Remember any image, sound or text can be copied and viewed by everyone.
  • Talk to your children about why they should not to give out their personal details. If they want to subscribe to any online service then make up a family email address to receive the mail.
  • We all love to chat and children are no different. Encourage your children to use moderated chat rooms and never to meet up with an online ‘friend’ without first telling you.
  • Time spent online should be monitored to help prevent obsessive use of the internet. Children need to follow a range of activities many of which will be offline.
  • Encourage your children, and in fact all family members, to tell you if they feel uncomfortable, upset or threatened by anything they see online.
  • Have proportionate responses if the family guidelines are not followed.

An introduction to child safety online

Online safety for children is a concern for all parents.  Guru Andrew speaks to the NSPCC's Claire Lilley about the importance of online security for children and what you can do to make sure your child's life online is protected.

 

Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp Guidance for Parents

Department for Education Advice for Parents

 

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