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Elmer had a lovely afternoon learning about the skill of chopping. We learnt about how to be safe and hygienic when chopping


Another wonderful UK parliament workshop We had an extra surprise senior communications officer joined us virtually. There were lots of great questions.


Forest School indoors! Moomin Class having fun using an 8 point compass.


Year six celebrating Clean Air Day with a traffic survey which they then Turned into bar charts and pie charts on Excel.


Cross curricular learning in Kerr class. We investigating how we travel to school for and creating spreadsheets to show the data


Dahl class have been data collecting outside to see how many vehicles come past our school linked to we will be comparing with results we take this afternoon


Dahl class scientists are enjoying learning about filtration today.


Moomin Masterchefs! Practising our cutting skills.


Yr 6 artists have been enjoying some time today to reflect upon their growth and development through their primary years, by starting their ‘Doorways’ project: A doorway symbolises the transition and passageway from one place to another. # PSHE # Art # Transition


Excellent ball control in Elmer class this afternoon. We used different types of balls and learnt how to control the ball with our feet. We practised passing the ball to our friends and learnt how to stop the ball too


KS2 teachers attend the Woodhall estate pre-trip briefing: we can’t wait to bring the children here in a couple of weeks to explore this beautiful place and learn more about nature and sustainability.


Well Done Team Harpenden, An amazing performance against the Lea. Year 5 & 6 you have improved so much


Kerr Class, learning about the UK Parliament. Thank you UK parliament for a wonderful interactive workshop


Moomin class are having fun at Forest School. We are learning to use compass directions.


Elmer class enjoyed creating freeze frames during their drama work this morning. They chose a scene from the story 'Lost and Found' and recreated it showing the character's emotions.


Dahl class enjoying the start of our striking and fielding PE unit today!


Year six dancers finding ways to connect more deeply to our oceans via ocean- inspired dances.


Kerr class making art out of plastic


Well Done Team Harpenden Academy. 4 vs 0 win 🥇 🏆 unbeaten this year!


Potter Class have been reusing carrier bags to make turtle sculptures to celebrate World Ocean Day! Did you know 1 in 2 marine turtles have eaten plastic? 🐢


Potter Class creating dance sequences reflecting the stages of the water cycle on World Ocean Day. Can you spot our use of different levels, ways of travelling and use of unison and canon?


Happy World Ocean Day! As part of our learning today about the 6Rs, Elmer REUSED bottles to create some beautiful fish.


Dr Seuss class thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Ocean Day. We spent part of the day making a start on an ocean scene made entirely out of recycled materials


Year 5 made some fabulous ocean creations from recyclables today as well as starting on our knowledge organisers to share what we have learned from this important day!


Moomin Class are using an atlas to locate the 5 oceans of the world.


Potter and Kerr class enjoyed their assembly kick starting their day full of ocean activities


Kerr class learning about soluble materials, what do you think happened here?.


Dahl class were super keen to start our world oceans day early and so we gathered the goods and discussed what we could do to help protect our oceans... more to follow tomorrow!


Kerr class learning about soluble materials, what do you think happened here?.


Graphs linked to World Ocean Day produced by Dr Seuss Class. We looked at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and linked our graphs to the decomposition rates of different materials


Year 6 engaging with a live UK Parliament workshop learning about the House of Commons and the House of Lords, including concepts such as: life peerage, elected and selected members, constituencies, canvassing, scrutiny, opposition and parliament ping pong.


Penguin found! This morning we found a lost penguin in Elmer classroom. We worked in groups to decide how the penguin had arrived in our room and how we could help it return home. In groups, we gave short presentations to the class to explain our ideas


Elmer class are developing their typing skills so that we can make e-cards later this term.


Today we have planned our own evacuee stories that we will be writing up later this week- can’t wait to read such fabulously written stories - the plots sound amazing!


Year 5 have been working hard in maths with graphs today as part of our world ocean day activities to show the time it takes rubbish to decompose over years 🌍


WW2 art inspired by Henry Moore. Dr Seuss class got rather messy!


Moomin are enjoying playing a 5 times table game.


Dahl class scientists are enjoying investigating evaporation


Elmer class loved playing a maths game about comparing numbers and place value. Who has the most tens?


Dahl class enjoying the sunshine whilst practicing out hockey dribbling skills

Sports Premium

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium (DfE)

Funding Allocation - £17000 (2020-2021)

The breakdown and predicted expenditure is as follows:

Action Allocated Sports Grant Impact

Non-contact time for Class teachers to support events

 £200 x 4 = £800

Children accessing inter-school competitions and experiencing a variety of sporting opportunities

Non-contact time for Subject leader

£200 x 3 (1 a term) = £600

New sporting initiatives researched and put in place, evidence and impact of PE reporting

Playtime equipment to extend games making and collaboration, to be allocated and monitored via PSHCE Subject leader


A wide range of physical equipment available at playtimes and extra-curricular activities being used regularly and for golden time. Sports leaders using equipment to provide lay opportunities for children

After School Club (to allow PPG / those who usually do not attend)



Offering a wider range of activities delivered to a high standard, to include PPG children

HDSA and School Games partnership


Children involved in a number of inter–school games

Children using skills and knowledge through sport leader training


New sports kits to develop team spirit and cohesion


Children will represent the school in a school kit that they are proud to wear. · Important for safeguarding as children can be easily seen. Children will feel part of team Harpenden building on team spirit.

Classes to plan and take part in a focused outdoor learning day


Children will benefit from outdoor learning and the freedom of learning outside the classroom.

National Fitness day




Children to take part in competitive competition focusing on fitness and then be challenged to develop their fitness over the year.

To raise the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement. Paralympic day in school during Olympic week (needs rebooking for 2021) where every child has opportunity to experience a Paralympic sport – wheelchair basketball, boccia etc



Improved Hall Sound System to support multiple curriculum areas, clubs and external providers. Currently not fit for purpose. Impact on gym, dance, after school clubs eg. Irish dancing, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Aerial Yoga, Circus skills


The sound system in the school hall is a requirement for many lets and enhances curriculum delivery as well as extra curricular clubs and lettings generating income for the school.

Increased Net and wall opportunities through indoor table tennis


Pupils are scheduled to use the tables, are able to bring in their own equipment and use the tables constantly to improve games skill.

Attendance to increase in events and activities( up to 60 events) in all HDSA and HSP events annually

£2186 plus £300 membership

The pupils build their self esteem and teamwork skills to another level when participating in these events.

Cricket for Girls


New skills, games and planning for all cricket sport specific skills will be used in curricular and EC coaching opportunities

Linked PE and science unit books for LKS2 and UKS2 Set of guided reading and curriculum books for health and fitness.


Collaboration of English, Science and PE lead in the purchase of relevant texts to support teaching of health, fitness and nutrition

FA Football training for  staff member to increase confidence in football coaching


Better coaching confidence and development of football across year groups extra curricular clubs.

Complete PE My Personal Best package. YST recommended.


All staff will have clear PE schemes of work LTPs and videos aimed at holistic teaching of NCPE and current progressions and assessment

Swimming catch up sessions for KS2 children


Those pupils identified  as not meeting the KS2 key indicator for swimming will be offered the opportunity to participate in an intensive catch up programme offered by Making Waves

Joy to Move Project - Participation programme to encourage all pupils to get moving and understanding the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle following the CMO guidelines. Engage with the Watford Community Trust to complete the six-week programme


All pupils to increase their level of moving and understanding the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle

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