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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

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

10/02/24

Harpenden Academy's Love 2 Laugh comedy night run by our amazing PTA pic.twitter.com/O0CPm4zVdZ

Community Initiatives

Harpenden Academy’s aims and values have community cohesion at the heart of everything we do. We work in partnership with our community and other organisations to ensure we do all we can to promote and establish strong, respectful relationships that enhance the outcomes for children and their families.

The curriculum of our school aims to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional and physical development of our pupils and of society and prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Our school has a thriving, cohesive community but it also has a vital part to play in building a more cohesive society.

Harpenden Academy has good links with other schools locally and within the Trust in order to give our pupils the opportunity to mix with and learn with, from and about those from different backgrounds.

Through our ethos and curriculum, we promote a common sense of identity and support diversity, showing pupils how different communities can be united by common experiences and values.

Year 5 Fundraising for Turkey & Syria Appeal

We are so proud of our Year 6 leaders for planning, organising and delivering a wonderful fundraising day to raise money for those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria: non-uniform, a cake sale and exciting activities run in each class during the afternoon including bracelet making with Year 5. At the last count, Year 6 has managed to raise a staggering £845.17. If you would like to make a donation there is still time. Please log on to Parentpay to make the donation against the Turkey & Syria payment item.

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Red Nose Day, Friday 17th March 2023

There was a sea of red in school today to celebrate Red Nose Day. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated £1.00 to wear non school uniform and to join us in the class dance session. All classes also held a joke telling session and many of the jokes made the staff roar with laughter! It is not too late to donate money using your Parentpay account. We are currently at an impressive total of £272 for Comic Relief. The deadline for making donations will be Wed, 22nd March an all donations will be gratefully received. Thank you to Mrs Curnow and our School Council for organising this event.

Red Nosse Day

Harvest Festival, Collection for Kings' Pantry

Harvest

Queen Elizabeth 11

Harpenden Academy is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. She served the nation magnificently with a steadfast sense of duty. We extend our condolences to the Royal Family.

This morning we have held an assembly with the children to commemorate the life of Her Majesty and the teachers have followed their normal timetable and addressed the Queen's death in an age appropriate and child friendly way.

MacMillan Cake Sale

Once again, Harpenden Academy has embraced our Macmillan Bake Sale. We look forward to seeing you at pick up today at 3.20pm and there are some delicious goodies on sale. We are encouraging a cashless bake sale so please can parents donate by clicking on this link to donate or scan the QR code on the poster below. You can donate before, during or after the cake sale.

The library is wall-to-wall cakes today which is highly tempting as we all walk through. Thank you so much to parents, once again, for your huge generosity towards this important cause. We will give you a final total next week however I can report we have currently raised £662.75.

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MacMillan Cake Sale

As always the MacMillan event at school was a huge success, despite 'covidness' and we have had a bumper amount of money raised again this year. We raised an impressive £715.52!

Thank you to everyone who took part especially the person who made a rather splendid cake which sold for £10. You made my life considerably easier last weekend as I didn't need to provide desserts!!

FoHA thank you so much for taking this project under your wing and making it fly. It was a terrific turn out of cake and also a terrific level of FoHA support to make the event work.

Thank you to FOHA for taking the lead on today, I appreciate it.

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HA Australia Day, Raising Money to help with the Australian Bushfires, January 2020

The King's Pantry, Thank to HA for supporting their Xmas charity event, December 2019

Mini Police, Year 6 Traffic Wardens for the Morning December 2019

Save The Children, Jumper Day 2019

British Legion Poppy Appeal December 2019

Children in Need November 2019

Harvest Festival, October 2019

MacMillan Coffee Morning, October 2019
Indonesian Appeal Book Sale, October 2018, School Council
MacMillan Coffee Morning, October 2018
The Arts Society Harpenden Young Arts Competition, July 2018
Year 5 Mini Police, June 2018
Fun Run to raise Money for 'Herts for Refugees Charity,' May 2018
Harpenden School Story Writing Competition, March 2018
Small Acts of Kindness Whole School Project, January 2018
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