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05/03/24

Ladybirds have been writing amazing sentences about what they can see in the pictures in the story “Coming to England”. They have used the phonic knowledge excellently and are trying very hard with full stops too! pic.twitter.com/doJn6JDHtw

04/03/24

Amazing poetry today by year 4, inspired by Coming to England pic.twitter.com/2GfxoU4u68

01/03/24

Y3 enjoying their new DT unit focusing on structures. We explored a range of everyday shell structures and tried to take them apart to find the original net. pic.twitter.com/qk0oxSxnIK

01/03/24

Ladybirds have been celebrating St David’s Day today. It is a special day for Mrs Withers’ family and she brought in daffodils to share with the children. They have painted them using different paint and have been collaging Welsh flags. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus 🌼 pic.twitter.com/FiSWDNsyvI

29/02/24

Year six readers enjoying our gorgeous new library at the start of their new mixed genres fiction unit: exploring what genre their chosen book fits into and what features it contains. pic.twitter.com/bg2ETNsrSS

29/02/24

Wonderful poetry by year six poets, inspired by Lost Words with a focus on surprising word choices, personification and metaphors. So lovely to see the children performing their poems to their Reception buddies too. pic.twitter.com/6TCCIB6FX6

28/02/24

This afternoon, Year 4 have been back to SJL today to paint their dragon eyes which have been fired over the half term holidays. Look at the concentration on their faces! pic.twitter.com/sMI1J6DGPF

27/02/24

Year six readers enjoying our gorgeous new library at the start of their new mixed genres fiction unit: exploring what genre their chosen book fits into and what features it contains. pic.twitter.com/VnP8QBr31e

27/02/24

Well done to our Year 5 & 6 Netball team, for beating the Lea yesterday pic.twitter.com/bxVffFlihv

26/02/24

Year six musicians getting into their new rock unit. pic.twitter.com/hQ3Kbvxxnv

26/02/24

Well done to our Netball team today beating the Lea, 2vs1 pic.twitter.com/3kHtKGvVmS

14/02/24

Ladybirds are sharing their love today with a rendition of L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole. We hope you can agree it is an Extraordinary performance. Happy Valentines Day ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pStYPITqmA

14/02/24

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14/02/24

Shield training for Year 4 on their Viking day. pic.twitter.com/5h373uD0lz

14/02/24

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14/02/24

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14/02/24

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14/02/24

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14/02/24

Year 4 ready for their Viking day pic.twitter.com/uRv4iynHGg

13/02/24

In Year 1, we tried to guess how our friends sorted the 3D shapes. We used lots of mathematical language to name and describe the shapes. It was fun using solid shapes to make towers for Rapunzel! ! pic.twitter.com/VFr7gDxoYc

13/02/24

Year 1 have been rolling, folding and cutting paper to make a huge, paper sculpture. pic.twitter.com/nS1iUwO3kv

13/02/24

Happy Pancake Day! Keeping Mrs Davies fed! Thank you Laura for taking charge of Pancake making!! pic.twitter.com/DYlCcDUiHz

13/02/24

Year 3 are having a great day enhancing our history learning in the Romans on a trip to Verulamium Museum. pic.twitter.com/SQLKvKycO3

12/02/24

Year 6 poets performing a Lost Words poem with a focus on enhancing their performance with sound effects and musical patterns. pic.twitter.com/xodwh3hzcp

12/02/24

Year 6 poets performing a Lost Words poem with a focus on enhancing their performance with sound effects and musical patterns. pic.twitter.com/aUnpBEYcTA

Parent Coffee Mornings

Coffee morning 1

All parents are welcome to come for a Friday morning coffee. There is always a short presentation (20 minutes). These include ways to really help support your child's learning at school, parenting advice and support and information about a wide range of things from safety to spellings and maths to mindfulness and more!

Friday mornings are always fun and very informal. There is lots of time to ask questions, share experiences and find out what is happening in school.

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers, Aunties, Uncles and friends of the family are ALL welcome

Why come in for a coffee morning?

  • meet other parents
  • chat to your friends
  • celebrate that it is Friday
  • learn something new
  • feel involved in school life and up to date with what's going on
  • have some time just for you and feel great!

Please email the school office if you have a suggestion for future topics.

Date Title of Coffee Morning Powerpoint (click on ppt to download) Parent Suggestions from Session
4th November 2022

A Journey through school at Harpenden Academy

Mrs Davies

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11th November 2022

The link between reading, academic success and wellbeing and how parents can help

Mrs Watson

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  • share year group bookmarks (with range of questions with parent volunteer readers.
  • create a book swap station outside school to engage with the parent community (like at the train station).
  •  other ways to support children with swapping books.
  • remind parents that we are a healthy school so rather than bring in birthday treats, please donate a book to your class.
  • next term have a different reading activity to complete each week which is the same across the school eg. reading a picture to give all parents a range of ideas for reading with your child.
18th November 2022

Play & Lunch times

Mrs Marchment & Mrs Ross

No ppt  
25th November 2022

Cultural Capital and expanding children's horizons

Mrs Withers

Slide
  • Parents to support with diverse issues in school – Mrs Withers to create Focus Group in New Year
  • Resources and ways to support children in understanding LGBTQ+ issues in a child friendly way
  • Children love the workshops so more of those please 
  • Classical music – seeing orchestra
  • Theatre trips and shows like the Jack and the Beanstalk in Autumn
  • Updating of books to support children’s understanding of diversity
  • Anti-racism Schools Award?
2nd December 2022

Online Safety

Mrs Curnow/Police TBC

   
16th December 2022

Free places to go around London 

Mrs Davies

LD  
27th January 2023 PE at Harpenden Academy PE
  • Maintain Gold School games mark.
  • PE moderation and professional discussion to aid assessment of pupils
  • Continue and embed use of Concept Descriptors to inform assessment to ensure sustained progress in PE.
  • To use ipads as tool to aid the learning in PE.
  • To ensure we are being more sustainable in PE, we send all sporting communication via Edulink.
  • Support the wellbeing of pupils we are offering a range of opportunities to enjoy physical activity.
3rd February 2023 Travel Plan Travel
  • Spring and Summer, LA run initiatives.
  • Promote the park and stride.
  • Need to see an increase in families using the park and stride to reach silver.
  • Staff and pupil survey.
3rd March 2023 Apps we use in School Eharvey  
19th May 2023 Behaviour Support Procedures

Behaviour coffee morning (002)

Behaviour Support Summary

 
10th November 2023 Online Safety Workshop Online Safety  
17th November 2023 Sustainability Workshop Sustainability  
24th November 2023 Computing and New Technology New Technology  
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