Our Year 4 Pupils had a fantastic time at the Horniman Museum on Wednesday! Thank you for having us


Year two enjoyed applying their knowledge of microhabitats to create minibeast hotels this afternoon. They thought carefully about how to ensure their hotels provided food, water and shelter.


Thank you to our PTA, PATHS, for our new goals! Here they are in action!


Our Year 1 pupils have been making clay pinch pots today- inspired by Kathy Jeffers!


Year two have been learning about microhabitats this afternoon. We enjoyed investigating the living things found in microhabitats within our school grounds.


Today year 1 were learning to identify equal groups and then add equal groups together in Maths. We used counters to help us with our learning.


Wishing our families and community a very happy Eid Al-Fitr! Our Year 1 pupils enjoyed some special treats on Friday in celebration of Eid- thank you Siwar!


This afternoon we said a fond farewell to Ms Schofield who has been with us since the school opened in 2014. We wish her the very best of luck in her exciting new role as a secondary school librarian!


A group of KS2 pupils visited Shortlands Library this morning to take part in a workshop with author and illustrator Their abstract portraits will be displayed in The Glades shopping centre in June and July as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations!


Year two have been working hard in the statistics unit of maths. Today, they were able to independently complete their own bar charts!


Sisters Marta and Daria have been so inspired by their Latin lessons that they have each made their own English-Latin Dictionary! What great home learning. A useful tool for their classrooms!


Our KS1 pupils are enjoying making their own games in coding club!


Well Done to Laila who has completed her entire reading record! Some super reading at home. We’re really proud! What a fantastic achievement.


Congratulations to our governors Phil, Sarah and Roger who received an award for their three years of service as a governor at the Governor conference this weekend. Thank you for everything you do for our school!


Thank you to PATHs for organising a fantastic magic show for our pupils. The children loved it!


Thank you to Councillor Aisha Cuthbert for speaking to year 4 pupils about her role in Shortlands. Our pupils left the digital surgery feeling inspired to go into politics. Thank you to the politics project for organising!


Our Reception Children have had a visit from a family of rabbits and a new born baby to launch their topic on growth!


Year 2 and 6 teachers from HPAS, HPABG and HPABe met today for writing moderation. Fantastic opportunity for professional dialogue.


Our Year 4 pupils enjoyed their first Latin lesson of the Summer Term. They were learning the Latin terms for people and things in a Roman Market


Our Year 6 pupils are hard at work recapping some key learning from KS2 during our Easter School

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Our School Menu

At Harris Primary Shortlands, we know that all pupils need high-quality, nutritious food for a healthy body and mind. Therefore, we provide delicious, seasonal and healthy meals every day. 

We use the caterers Chartwells, who have extensive understanding of the foods that children both need and enjoy. They work closely with us to create exciting, and healthy menus that all pupils can access. Please see below for our termly menus.

We want our pupils to have a positive dining experience in school, and experience the benefits of a balanced diet from an early age. Our midday supervisor team support our children to try new foods from reception, and to ensure they develop good eating habits. 

Chartwells caters to pupils with different medical needs and allergies, so that as many pupils as possible can enjoy a hot school meal with their friends. Should you have any concerns about your child's eating habits, or if you consider your child to be a 'fussy eater', then do not hesitate to contact us to develop a meal plan for your child at school. 

Pupils in reception, year 1 and 2 can receive a free school meal every day. Parents then pay for their child's school meals from Year 3 onwards.

Pupils are also welcome to bring in packed lunches from home should they wish.

We are a nut-free school.

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