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Kerr class putting their final touches to their tribal/war dances. Excellent teamwork


Team Shakespeare have been extremely active, as part of our ‘Be Active’ challenge, to support not only our physical health but our mental health. We have been focussing on tactical fitness today in particular - high impact exercise, designed to get our whole body working.


Year six DT project - paper plate dream catchers linked to our North America geography topic. Lovely to see the children at home’s wonderful creations too.


More matching moves!


Year six scientists making their own instruments to explore how sound is made. Some excellent definitions using scientific vocabulary such as energy, particles and vibrations.


Year six gymnasts exploring different ways to match their partner - using different heights and directions.


Year six gymnasts experimenting with matching and mirroring balances and movements using the equipment.


Christmas Lunch in school yesterday!


It’s been a tricky challenge but Dr Seuss class are nearly there with their cushion-making DT project!


As awesome artists, year 6 have had lots of festive fun creating Christmas cards in the style of Pop Art.


Thank you lovely Mrs Davies for serving our delicious Christmas lunch and to the kitchen team for an amazing meal!


Team Shakespeare Christmas lunch


Christmas lunch!


A Santa sack load of Christmas cheer and laughter as LKS2 enjoyed their delicious dinner today - it really was joyous to eat together as a bubble!


Yummy, yummy! Thank you Joanna for ensuring our festivities could continue this year. "This is the best Christmas lunch EVER!"


Merry Christmas! We are ready for our annual Christmas lunch (in our bubbles of course!)


Kerr class completing a random of kindness by make ginger bread biscuits for Christmas


Half our Dr Seuss enjoyed a wonderful visit to the River Lea this afternoon where they furthered their knowledge about the local area and river features. The rest of the class are looking forward to tomorrow’s visit.


Year six Santa Dash fun!


Magical marble runs being made in Potter class today as part of our Christmas activity day! Children have used their DT skills to work together to create a Christmas maze. Lots of fun!


Dahl class enjoying our Santa dash this afternoon!


Shame the weather was too bad to go outside but we still enjoyed our Santa Dash today in Dr Seuss!


More fun making peppermint creams in Year 1!


Year 1 have been very creative with paper plates today. We created snowmen, reindeers and even a Father Christmas! Who knew a paper plate could make so many things?


Potter class have had an exciting video call this afternoon learning about being safe when crossing the road and safer places to cross. Remember...Stop, Look, Listen and Think... before you cross the road!


Kerr class Santa dash.


Kerr class creating symmetrical snow flakes.


Beautiful felt flowers made by Year Six which will be included in a Garland along with flowers made by our fare home buddies (small acts of kindness project). The dye was made from flowers grown at the Oval which links to out Heritage history project.


Year six scientists labelling and explaining the parts of a flower this week.


In Dahl class we have presented our own improvements for Harpenden, we have worked really hard! Our class voted and the winning improvements were for a splash park in Rothamstead and a nature reserve with bird hides on the common.


Dahl class have helped Santa this morning by making Christmas trees using newspaper and baubles! They had to stand freely and hold the baubles! Well done Dahl class!


Elmer woke up this morning with a Santa Dash run! A lovely festive start to the day.


Elmer's act of kindness today is a rather fun one to make! We have enjoyed making peppermint creams to give to members of our family to thank them for everything they do for us...there may be one or two coming your way!


It’s Christmas Activity Day at HA and Dr Seuss class are already stuck into making rafts to help Santa cross the river! Great team work and lots of fun!


Using athleticism, year 6 had lots of festive fun during PE today. Highlights included: pass the parcel - using hands, elbows and foot control, in addition to Santa versus the Grinch! Lots of great pair and teamwork, with smiles all round.


Dahl class have had a great afternoon making christingles in our RE lesson!


Thank you to Jump! for organising a Christingle-making workshop for us this afternoon. We had a lot of fun in Dr Seuss class!


Year six taking part in an online road safety quiz, learning lots of new facts including all the different types of crossing such as pelican, puffin and zebra crossings.


In Dahl class we have had a road safety workshop and we have created posters advising children not to be distracted by our phones, headphones or each other! Thank you

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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