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25/09/20

Tomorrow is 'European Languages Day'. In Elmer class we used QR codes to hear different Disney songs in different languages. We also spoke about the different languages that some of us speak at home too - we have some very talented children! https://t.co/YQsZLPHpZ3

25/09/20

Super science work in Dr Seuss investigating holly leaves and the amount of water expelled from leaves https://t.co/sFGmJC8UOG

25/09/20

Science is so EXCITING! Year 1 have been making observations over time. Today we made 'jelly marbles'. We watched them grow in size as they absorbed water. Mrs Johnston also became a magician and made the transparent ones disappear in water! https://t.co/sDkK6HzvEA

25/09/20

Happy Birthday from Harpenden Academy https://t.co/WIShzxcXCO

24/09/20

Year 1 love learning about programming toys in Computing. Today we used fakebots, and then beebots, to learn about how to move from one place to another. Some children even put obstacles on the grid that the beebot had to avoid! https://t.co/a7M8sFro56

24/09/20

This week’s Year Six Here We Are transition project activity: creating infomercials on keeping safe and healthy in school under Covid restrictions. https://t.co/sA0zskQJeA

24/09/20

Highlight of the week: Year Six meeting their Reception buddies for the first time and getting to know them (socially distanced of course!) https://t.co/gL43WMc9dd

24/09/20

Year six historians looking at the concepts of continuity and change while debating: would you rather be a child loving in the Stone Age or the 21st century? We were approximately half and half! https://t.co/wyJg5NuTqg

24/09/20

An active start in Dahl class completing the Harpenden and district schools sports skipping challenge https://t.co/4L8XSh3NcC

23/09/20

Kerr class using microscopes to compare parts of the plant https://t.co/RIKVjhfKGl

23/09/20

A great discussion in Dahl class about the UN rights of a child, we created our own class rights to learn https://t.co/qSwDx4GaXL

23/09/20

In Dahl class we have become authors and illustrators by writing our own versions of The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse, they are fantastic! https://t.co/89dQoau47C

22/09/20

Ker class chopping and pealing vegetables for our DT topic about great British food. https://t.co/Tjic6bNxSV

22/09/20

Potter class created timelines today to understand and answer the question..'How have buildings and homes changed through time?' https://t.co/XUuJkTHkH1

22/09/20

Kerr class have been learning about OS symbols in geography! https://t.co/FHulVIIPT8

22/09/20

Year 1 have enjoyed their gymnastics lessons focusing on straight and curled ways of travelling. Excellent work Elmer! https://t.co/EfkidOAArH

21/09/20

Super Year Six scientists setting up experiments to explore how water leaves a leaf. https://t.co/mszU8Qtzea

21/09/20

Kerr Class identifying the value of each digit. https://t.co/pHIY6QNCfU

18/09/20

Fabulous focus and smiles whilst completing our Beatrix Potter final pieces. We have loved exploring the characters and using watercolours.. stay tuned for the final pieces! https://t.co/PW8aRVIjfj

18/09/20

SOS (Save our Sam) Today in Year 1, Sam the frozen penguin needed our help. We had to find the best material to stop him from melting. We made predictions and drew our observations. https://t.co/iR0CesTpHH

18/09/20

Exploring different sentence openers in Kerr class. https://t.co/heBGqswAwe

18/09/20

Happy Birthday! https://t.co/tcElJ6wR6s

18/09/20

Harpenden Academy ready for a socially distanced birthday assembly. https://t.co/wr6joiREi3

17/09/20

Using watercolour to add extra detail to their https://t.co/4WPV5sdlz1

17/09/20

Kerr class adding their final touches to their inspired art. https://t.co/9Sek9RyzOl

17/09/20

Year 1 Elmer loved learning about 'algorithms' in Computing today. We followed our own instructions on the playground and then game our toys instructions to navigate around a treasure map. Some children even tried to write their own code! https://t.co/CUxLTXlumW

17/09/20

Super Team Shakespeare teamwork creating infomercials to shares safety information (on physical and mental health) on Covid with the rest of the school. https://t.co/HewpA4kcfp

17/09/20

Wow! Team Dr Seuss continue to impress us this week with their amazing art work based on pieces by Chidi Okoye. What a talented bunch! https://t.co/qb8ye2BsIq

17/09/20

They look proud of their work and they should do! What stunning homework Dr Seuss class have brought in this week related to the question: ‘What does Harpenden mean to you?’ https://t.co/BVmSHqGohF

17/09/20

An active start in Dahl class, teaching each other team games we created last week https://t.co/boqaiOfbbb

16/09/20

Year Six Circle of Compliments as part of our ‘building resilience’ play project. https://t.co/oOkMzrGd0y

16/09/20

Amazing progress with counter balances in Year Six gymnastics this week. https://t.co/2JHdlVGIAX

16/09/20

Amazing progress with counter balances in Year Six gymnastics this week. https://t.co/4yaKum57Ax

16/09/20

Kerr class learning about fronted adverbials and sharing our ideas. https://t.co/Xxa94u44k3

15/09/20

Year 3 became mini-architects for the start of our Buildings history theme this afternoon. The children showed a lot of resilience when tacking the challenges set for them! https://t.co/75ScEMaN8q

15/09/20

Kerr class showing resilience with an UK jigsaw https://t.co/VsM5ObBbKM

15/09/20

A fabulously busy day in Dr Seuss class today! Using microscopes to look closely at leaves in science; learning about compassion through drama; and sharing new ideas for team games in small groups in PE. Rest up for another busy day tomorrow! https://t.co/0JrBnhmUuo

15/09/20

Using multilink to remind us about multiples of 2 in Potter this morning! https://t.co/o5SjwPvdGJ

14/09/20

Super Year Six scientists fine-tuning their observation skills by observing different parts of a plant using a microscope. https://t.co/gMSICUD8Hw

11/09/20

A fabulous morning using watercolour to paint Peter Rabbit in Potter Class this morning https://t.co/pF0WNbsmjr

Sports Premium

Sports Grant 2018/2019

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

Funding Allocation - £17000

The breakdown and predicted expenditure is as follows:

Action

Allocated Sports Grant

Impact

Sports Partnership via local secondary school

£2500 to include:

  • Training for staff
  • Modelling outstanding lessons by team teaching
  • Provision of extended competitive sporting opportunities
  • Gymnastic development

Confident staff delivering good or better PE lessons though a wide variety of sports. Children involved in a number of inter – school games

Children using skills and knowledge through sport leader training

Gifted and talented events

Non-contact time for Class teachers to support events

 £180 x 4 = £720

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

Non-contact time for Subject leader

£180 x 3 (1 a term) = £540

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

£100 / class = £800

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

2 Clubs of Funkyds Street Dance, subsidised due to self-esteem or emotional needs for KS1 and 2

£360 per year expected, rest, can be covered by pupil Premium Grant  for pupils with appropriate need

Good attendance for extra-curricular clubs including children who access free school meals.

Training

£1000

Outstanding quality of teaching, confident staff delivering subject

PE focus Wonder Days

£1300

Focused days to incorporate designated PE theme, focusing on inclusion for all.

After School Club/Holiday playscheme (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

Mini-bus hire to travel to sporting events

 

£600

 

To ensure children participate in inter school competitions.

 

 

Primary PE passport app

£699

Planning and assessment tool to support staff in the delivery of PE and to track the progress of children

Sports equipment including playground markings to improve hand eye coordination and gross motor skills and replenishing key resources

£4550

Children able to access a broad range of sporting activities

Sports leaders training for children in upper KS2 to facilitate sports games with the younger children during lunch and playtimes

£3430

Children able to access a broad range of sporting activities

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