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Our lovely children have made beautiful pop-up Easter cards today


Reply from an NHS nurse to our year six letter thanking the NHS - stay at home everyone!


Year six writers sharing thanks with NHS staff for their amazing work - please share with anyone you know in the NHS


Bring your scooter to school day


We have been doing Just Dance to get warmed up this morning!


Level six of the HA obstacle course - focusing on our five ways to wellbeing for the week: connect. Working as a team to create a fun game! “This is good for our well being because we’re being active, connecting and keeping learning!”


A fun Maths challenge to get your mind working. It is not as simple as it seems!


Lovely morning making fruit kebabs in the sunshine discussing the importance of vitamins, including vitamin D, in keeping us healthy and boosting our immune system. “Fruit is protecting us from getting the virus by giving us vitamins.”


Quote for day 2 "We're lucky as we get to come in here!"


Social distancing at lunchtime...all feels quite odd, although one wee cub said "It's just like being at Ikea."


Even on our last day of school on Friday the children in Kerr class and Austen class enjoyed sharing their favourite poems with each other


Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


Final maths lesson in year six - making mocktails using their knowledge of ratio


Year six scientists learning outdoors as much of the day as possible - gathering and drawing conclusions from water resistance experiments


Year six putting their hockey skills into practise with a focus on possession and repossession when invading.


Second group out completing level one bikeability.


Year six bikeability commences...


Austen class investigated whether the shape of an object affects the time taken to fall through water


Great sportsmanship and resilience today boys. We didn’t get the results we wanted but a few goals. I’m incredibly proud of you today for your honesty and determination. Live and learn.


We had our final parent scientist (a cell biologist) deliver some fascinating workshops about how our bodies work against fighting off 'germs'. We even got to use our IMAGINATIONS to design our own! We watched clips that showed just how amazing our bodies are!!


We really got our hearts pumping in Dahl class this morning with an workout. Great links to our learning during Science Week!


Fascinating science workshops and assembly from one of our scientist parents - a clinical researcher specialising in blood research - learning about blood clots and the importance of research in science


Potter class at the common launching our rockets.


Potter Class learning more about the heart and blood.


Elmer and Aslan class have been learning about how our blood clots when we are hurt and even made their own blood


What are Potter class making today?


Harpenden Academy loving Mark the scientists from Empribox


We were so kind, we made elephant toothpaste in two different colours!!


Ladybird Class got a letter from an elephant today, he was very upset that someone has stock piled all the elephant toothpaste so he asked us to make him some!!


Look at our EYFS Snuffle Station we have created to help encourage the children to be healthy and wash their hands


Dahl class are just coming into Harpenden 👍🏻


What an amazing tour of Wimbledon we had this afternoon!! How awesome to walk in the footsteps of so many champions! Dahl class thoroughly enjoyed being VIPs for the day!


Austen class family groups competing in our intra-school competition. Well done everyone, great teamwork!


Dahl class are on their way home after a great day- ETA 3.50pm.


Sunshine at last Potter class. We are investigating air resistance.

Elmer Year 1/2 Class

Welcome to Year 1/2! We will be learning about lots of exciting new topics this year including our first topic, the Great Fire of London. In addition to our topic learning, there will be a strong focus on Reading, Writing and Maths skills, particularly for the Year 2s in preparation for their SATs in the Spring Term. These assessments will take place around the month of May and usually take a few weeks to complete. Please make sure you are aware of this as it is a National requirement for your child to complete these assessments.  The Year 1 children will have their Phonic Screening test in June; again this is a National requirement for your child.

School will start with a 'soft start' between 8:30-8:45am and will finish at 3:20pm.  At the beginning of the school day your child must enter the school building through the Year 1/2 door.  There will be a member of the Key Stage 1 team on this door each morning taking any messages you may have.  The children have the time at the beginning of the day to unpack their bag and change their reading book if they need to.  At the end of the school day Elmer class will exit the building from their external classroom door.  Please remember each day to check the communication in the link book.  Please use these books to inform us of any appointments, change of adult collecting your child, minor issues or any other business concerning your child.

We look forward to a year of fun and exciting learning with you.

The Year 1/2 Team

Mrs Withers

Class Teacher

Please see Mrs Withers Teacher passport

Mrs Bowyer

Teaching Assistant

Please see Mrs Bowyer Teaching Assistant passport


For more information on our topics:

Spring Term 2020, Australia Adventures

Spring Term Topic Overview

Spring Term Topic Web

Autumn Term Topic 2019, Let's Remember

Autumn Term Topic Overview

Autumn Term Topic Web


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