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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

Sharing Mornings

Sharing Morning at Harpenden Academy

Sharing Mornings are held in the last week of each half term and are an opportunity for parents to come in to school from 8.30am-9.00am to look at the children’s books and to find out about their children’s learning over the half term. Parents also have the chance to discuss different aspects of learning with the class teacher and the TAs. These mornings allow the children to share their love of learning with their parents and also give the parents insight to the classroom environment.

Sharing Mornings are staggered throughout the week to allow parents of more than 1 child to devote time to each class as required.

 The timetable for Sharing Mornings is:

The last Wednesday of each half term

Sharing morning 8.30-9.00am for

Reception & Year 6 only

The last Thursday of each half term

Sharing morning 8.30-9.00 for

Year 1, Year 1/2 and Year 2 only

The last Friday of each half term

Sharing morning 8.30-9.00 for

Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 only

 

Parental Feedback - October 2019

"It was so lovely to see Jack in his classroom." "A lovely opportunity to spend time in the class with my children."
"Always appreciate the opportunity to spend time in class and understand more what they are learning - thank you!" "Thank you for a chance to be in the class and to be involved."
"Good to see what they are doing and the progress they're making. Clearly they are proud of their work." "Lovely to see the classroom and what they children have been up to."
"It was wonderful to see all the fun things everyone is doing!" "I really enjoyed seeing how proud the children are of their work."
"Fun, clear, engaging, supportive." "Interesting, challenging, choice."
"In-depth, logical, fun." "Fun, engaging, differentiated."

 

What was the most useful thing about the session?

"Good to see how they engage." "Understanding new methods so at home can assist in same way."
"Seeing how they use the methods, hearing the terminology so I can help at home." "Easier to help them, consistent application of methods."
"Better support, common language."  

 

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