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The naughty EYFS elf Fred forgot to move around the classroom as he should, might be due to 3 nativity’s and a school trip. Hopefully this will make up for it?!


Waiting to meet Father Christmas 🎄


Year six have been making Christmas decorations for our classroom as their home learning and this beautiful embroidery is our favourite so far!


Year six unwrap today’s book advent!


Creative Friday baking group loved making chocolate chip muffins this afternoon!


Lucian's basketball caveman!


An entertaining Stop Motion animation from Evie and Jasmine.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


Curators in action debating which artefacts should be added to the Charles Dickens museum.


Learning lots about Charles Dickens’ life and the lives of rich Victorians by exploring his house.


Taking in the role of curators and asking questions about a range of artefacts from the Charles Dickens collection.


Very excited to start our Charles Dickens workshops and tour of his house decorated for Christmas.


Energising wintery cross country this morning.


Learning to independently follow a recipe to make shortbread today. I loved their use of technical vocabulary whilst cooking. Well done Austen class!


A brilliant live learning for Elmer this morning- taking part in a carousel of spelling strategies!


Kerr Class had a wonderful time getting into the festive spirit of things!


Feeling festive in Potter Class. Christmas Cake making


Year 5 are thoroughly enjoying their clay tile workshop at St Albans Cathedral!


EYFS are incredibly excited about our upcoming nativity and have created some art work (Whoops a Daisy Angel)


Fantastic creative Thursday cookery session baking chocolate chip cookies.


Creative Thursday! Learning about human digestion system.


The children in Austen showed our value of the month 'courage' when trying a new delicious Scottish dish - Haggis (meat and vegetarian options were available). We are learning about great British dishes and this week focused on Scotland in preparation for St. Andrew's Day!


Some traffic on the M25 ETA now 4.15pm for Austen and Kerr


Austen and Kerr class have had a fabulous day! We are now on the coach on our way back. Due back about 4pm. Will keep Twitter updated.


Look who we found on the path!


What amazing animals and plants we have been lucky to see!


We are really enjoying our tour on how plants and animals have adapted to the rainforest habitat!


Harpenden Academy have invaded the Rainforest!


Austen and Kerr class are on the way to the Living Rainforest! We are due to arrive at 10.30am 🐒🦎🌴


Outdoor mindful listening at the start of our nature walk.


Year six and year three nature walk- finding and observing plants and mini beasts in our local habitat.


Austen class have been enjoying making (and eating) Welsh Rarebit this week as part of our learning about great British dishes. The children rated it a 9/10, yum yum!


Austen loved their nature walk this morning! We were learning about plants and animals in the local habitat as part of our Science topic.


Beautiful frosty cross country run this morning


Who can guess the great British dish we are making in Austen class today?


Smarties science


Harry Potter inspired science.

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:


Allocated Sports Grant


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.



Outstanding quality of teaching, confident staff delivering subject

PE focus Wonder Days


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)


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

Mini-bus hire to travel to sporting events




To ensure children participate in inter school competitions.



Primary PE passport app


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


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


Children able to access a broad range of sporting activities

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