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25/01/22

As scientists, Team Tolkien created simple circuits, identifying the success criteria for a complete circuit. They then had to identify which drawn circuits would/wouldn’t work and explain why using technical vocabulary https://t.co/daFdnrvleT

25/01/22

Year 3 have been working to show their concrete and pictorial representations when dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We are building our knowledge of the relationship between multiplication and division and this is really helping us. https://t.co/X0ljeOB3RO

25/01/22

Year 2 debating who is the real good character in ‘Goldilocks and the three bears.’ We had a lively debate. https://t.co/U2M47tUomw

24/01/22

Using our inference skills to interpret the freeze frames from our fairytale ‘Hansel and Gretel’. Can you recognise any of the key events? https://t.co/mjlrFXpMSz

24/01/22

Thank you to our eco committee for leading our assembly this morning and sharing some top tips with us to save energy, reduce our use of plastic and look after our environment https://t.co/33ikLVSWiY

24/01/22

Invasion games workout in year 5 this morning! https://t.co/ZsISDbKd9K

21/01/22

Dahl class scientists are enjoying testing what happens to the brightness of a bulb when more bulbs are added to a circuit. https://t.co/cYU3ZMJMnS

21/01/22

A great way to end the week celebrating the diversity shown through our Influential People Week in our assembly! Thank you to parents and carers for all their hard work supporting their children to create such wonderful headgear! https://t.co/VerIgUDUkc

21/01/22

Partnered proof-reading and editing in Team Tolkien this morning ! Let’s see if they can apply these skills to their own pieces! https://t.co/AL7xLqkb16

21/01/22

Dahl class have loved talking about the people who inspire us, as part of we have all shown such respect to each other and our views and have all been inspired by each other. https://t.co/Y1Gfb5E3yi

21/01/22

Dahl class have completed some fantastic news reports on Captain Sir Tom Moore as part of our activities https://t.co/4AEbXA5AFL

20/01/22

What an inspiring day in Potter Class! We have loved spending time learning about the people that have influenced us. The children gave fantastic presentations and really knew their stuff about their chosen individual https://t.co/qwW7dgFcKA

20/01/22

Celebrating Influential people in Team Shakespeare: My Dad. Edith Clark, David Attenborough and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. https://t.co/SQhufyow0z

20/01/22

Celebrating Influential people in Team Shakespeare: Wole Soyinka, Dina Asher Smith, Eric Yuan and Carolyn Keene. https://t.co/YKcvjbYKKh

20/01/22

Celebrating Influential people in Team Shakespeare: Vaulting teacher, Dr Beast, Emma Raducanu, Ada Lovelace. https://t.co/boPXuDU9wQ

20/01/22

Year 1 loved discovering the 'Brushes redux' app and the 'Tate paint' website to learn how to create illustrations using different paint tools https://t.co/2iYihEZ5PD

20/01/22

As design technologists, Team Tolkien have been enjoying learning about the history of the Dream-Catcher and its symbol of: hope, happiness and positivity! https://t.co/cAqCU7sHlb

20/01/22

Team Tolkien spoke with great passion and enthusiasm about those who have inspired us, to celebrate ’Influential People’s Week.’ These ranged from David Attenborough, Serena Williams and Martin Luther King to a parent! https://t.co/r0fmu14sJW

20/01/22

In Dahl class lesson today we had a basketball tournament, and a shoot out! The children were great at showing all of the skills they have learnt this unit. We will continue the tournament next week to find our winning team. https://t.co/a5JUwAFVYh

20/01/22

Celebrating Influential people in Team Shakespeare: Katherine Johnson, David Attenborough, Emma Watson and Mampimpi. https://t.co/ZKEVX0bwJ5

20/01/22

Moomin presented their information about their influential person that they have created their hat on. We have found out some amazing facts. https://t.co/HuCpQMa4IJ

20/01/22

Elmer presented facts about their influential people beautifully. We had such a lovely range in class, it was wonderful to see https://t.co/quoJpmk9v8

20/01/22

So many influential people in Milne Class. https://t.co/EE7E5jvlRt

19/01/22

In Science we watched a live lesson about plants and we learnt about the different parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. During the lesson we watched clips from Sir David Attenborough’s Green Planet program. https://t.co/8H9ayCPwqV

19/01/22

Potter Class ‘Pasta Punctuation’ this morning to remind us where inverted commas go when a character is speaking. We also looked at our reporting clauses and making them more exciting for the reader. https://t.co/JMq4FtBlEE

19/01/22

Beautiful winter sunrise at cross country this morning https://t.co/DuVFD12XWN

18/01/22

Tear six team Shakespeare have been exploring our value of the month: gratitude. They have set up gratitude journals and explored the health benefits (physical and mental) of a gratitude practice. https://t.co/4P7tn2pRCu

18/01/22

Super Shakespeare scientists investigating different ways to change the brightness of a bulb, considering independent, dependent and control variables and then evaluating the data collected. https://t.co/1OYS9xKOyA

18/01/22

Super Shakespeare scientists investigating different ways to change the brightness of a bulb, considering independent, dependent and control variables and then evaluating the data collected. https://t.co/VIaGgqKLKa

18/01/22

Early morning netball. https://t.co/FsDPXdj6i7

17/01/22

Weaving in Team Tolkien… the start of our dream-catcher project. It was so lovely we were able to do this outside in the sunshine ! https://t.co/obA1jMXW1U

17/01/22

Year six team Shakespeare hockey players practising their attacking and defending skills in the context of hockey - considering how to create space as attackers and block space as defenders. https://t.co/4uDU6FLXgk

17/01/22

Moomin Class enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King as part of Influential People Week. https://t.co/BPueqe8xKr

17/01/22

Milne class using hot seating to learn more about the characters. To help them plan their play scripts https://t.co/OrpJ4cN0Sv

14/01/22

Elmer class loved their geography lesson today learning about where the school is situated. We answered geographical questions about the school location and site. https://t.co/zqS7UIU4QD

14/01/22

Milne Class getting lots out of their Stormbreak today with Ranagram . https://t.co/UgcduTLj3l

14/01/22

Dahl class have been debating the topic ‘should we get a swimming pool in the school hall?’ As part of our balanced arguments English unit. Very valid for and against arguments and great use of conjunctions. https://t.co/YwSV0QXHO7

13/01/22

Elmer class loved using the IT suite this afternoon to safely search for different characters from books. We looked at how the images had been created https://t.co/wbRWg3cD5o

13/01/22

Y1 enjoyed starting the afternoon with a stormbreak called 'Bus Stop Meditation'. Here we focused on self care. We jumped on the positivity bus for a happy thought and let the bus pass us by for a negative thought. We know it is ok to have different feelings https://t.co/OY2BIDufmo

13/01/22

In Year 1 we drew froggie faces on our fingers to help us jump backwards on a number line. Elmer were super mathematicians and solved lots of subtraction questions https://t.co/BEOliysvon

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

£1000

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)

 

£500

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

HDSA and School Games partnership

£250

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

£2000

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

£100

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

National Fitness day

 

 

£200

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

£600

 

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

£2060

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

£2600

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

£200

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.

£250

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

£300

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

Complete PE My Personal Best package. YST recommended.

£1500

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

£1300

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

£800

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

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