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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

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

Trips

School trips are a wonderful way for children to learn outside of the classroom and experience new things. They provide an opportunity for children to explore and broaden their horizons, as well as learn in a unique and educational context. By taking children out of their usual surroundings, school trips help bring subjects to life, making learning more engaging and enjoyable. This can increase motivation and boost self-confidence, as children are able to see their learning in action and apply it to real-life situations.

In addition to the academic benefits, school trips also provide a chance for children to socialise with their peers in a different way than within day-to-day school. This can help them to form new friendships and develop social skills that will be useful throughout their lives. School trips also provide an opportunity for our children to visit places they may not otherwise experience, particularly for those from disadvantaged backgrounds who may not have the resources to travel.

At Harpenden Academy, we recognise the importance of school trips and workshops. We aim to run trips on a regular basis, making the most of our local surroundings taking advantage of educational opportunities. We also host workshops and performances, bringing in local theatre groups and exploring a range of exciting topics. Our two residential trips for Year 5 and Year 6 provide further opportunities for adventure and exploration, with activities ranging from sailing and kayaking to archery and high ropes.

Overall, school trips are an important and exciting aspect of the educational experience, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn, explore, and grow.

We are excited to share with you a list of possible trips and visits for the upcoming academic year based on what we did last year. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and this year there may be additions or changes based on classroom topics and teacher plans throughout the year. However, we hope that this initial list will give you an idea of the types of opportunities and associated costs your child may have in the coming year.

SAMPLE LIST - YEARLY OVERVIEW

  Whole School Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Autumn Term

M&M Theatre Group (no cost)

Christmas Film at Odyssey Cinema (£6.00)

Hearts & Minds Walk (no cost)

Pumpkin Farm (£10.50)

Willows Farm (£26.00)

 

World War 2 Workshop (£14.00)

Lydekker Park (no cost)

Verulamium Museum (£10.50)

Swimming (£30.00)

London Transport Museum (£12.50)

Residential Fellowship Afloat (£362.00)

Dickens & Foundling Museum (£11.80)

Peace Day, Methodist Church (no cost)

Crucial Crew (£13.20)

Spring Term

Chinese Dragons (no cost)

Hands on Science (no cost)

Harpenden Library (no cost)    

Living Rainforest (£30.00)

Harpenden High Street (no cost)

St Albans' Cathedral (£12.50)

Swimming (£25.00)

IWM Duxford (£20.00)

Bikeability (£25.50)
Summer Term

Woodhall Estate (£7.50)

Hand on Science (no cost)

Olympic Medalist (no cost)

Seaside Workshop (£9.20) Kew Gardens (£30.00)

Scootability (no cost)

Bletchley Park (£25.00)

KS1 Music Festival (no cost)

Swimming (£23.00)

The Globe Theatre (£8.30)

River Lea (no cost)

Pedestrian Skills (no cost)

 

Norfolk Lakes Residential (£600.00)

Rothamsted Young Chefs (no cost)

Scholars' Education Trust Trips Terms and Conditions

Our Parental Support Services page lists foundations offering financial support to families in Harpenden.

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