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02/04/20

Great to see HPAS children out getting their daily exercise on scooters. https://t.co/jNjep4O0EO

30/03/20

Super proud of you Maisie! Keep up the amazing learning!!

29/03/20

Lots of amazing learning went on in week one of the school closures. Week 2 of home learning is now available on our website. Send in some pictures!

26/03/20

Keep up the daily reading and remember to record it in the home reading records. We would love to see some pictures of the children reading!

25/03/20

Great to see so much home learning going on today!! Keep it up and keep posting!

25/03/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

Don't forget to tune into our daily phonics lessons. Subscribe and turn on the notifications to never miss a daily Read Write Inc. Phonics lesson. https://t.co/xZHLYegQyV Speed Sounds Set 1 - 9.30 am (GMT) Speed Sounds Set 2 – 10.00 am Speed Sounds Set 3 – 10.30 am

24/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

24/03/20

HPAS would love to see all the home learning that our wonderful children have been doing. Tweet a picture and don’t forget to add Happy home learning!

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

22/03/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

Our daily Phonics films will be now be available for 24 hours via FB and on YouTube. Speed Sounds Set 1 – 9.30 am (GMT) Speed Sounds Set 2 – 10.00 am Speed Sounds Set 3 – 10.30 am This in response to requests from around the globe and from key workers in the UK.

20/03/20

Retweetd From RuthMiskinedu

RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March on Facebook and YouTube: Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm Note: films won’t be available at other times

20/03/20

Go team HPABe!🙌

20/03/20

Here are some useful websites and apps to support your children with home learning while school is closed. https://t.co/pArVOzG1kL

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

07/03/20

Children from year 3 and 4 representing Team HPAS in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country. Go Team HPAS! https://t.co/GAgZgQpWar

12/02/20

Some of our Year 2 children are having Scootsure training today. They are learning how to carry out safety checks, share pavement space and cross roads and driveways! https://t.co/EoN3v3q72h

26/11/19

Year 2 also met a millipede and a terantula today! Miss Kent enjoyed holding the millipede. https://t.co/cCAUsMt9tw

26/11/19

Year 2 have The Animal Experience in today and they have met a tegu lizard and a snake so far! https://t.co/4QDnkx9mRm

25/11/19

Last week of Astronomy Club. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning and space! https://t.co/Y3D3CL4gQa

16/11/19

Team HPAS ready for the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country! https://t.co/TStsmG9WSV

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Curriculum

Our Curriculum at HPAS 

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands we will ensure that your children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can make progress across the curriculum and achieve the highest standards possible. Your children will be taught by teachers with high expectations who will plan a curriculum that is interesting, relevant, extends your children’s understanding of the subject and ensures high quality work and outcomes.  

As your children progress through the school they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners who can also work cooperatively with others. They will develop support skills and nurturing skills towards their peers and younger pupils and also organisational skills to support their learning. 

As part of this Statement of Intent we have outlined below examples of how the school will enrich the curriculum in order to give all pupils the opportunity to excel and to ensure that they are stimulated by their learning and motivated to learn more. 

During the seven years at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands each child can expect to experience the following:  

  • Regular opportunities to share his/her achievements in assemblies and other whole school events 

  • Regular opportunities to contribute towards his/her learning and be involved in decision-making that effects the whole school either through , and through regular pupil perception surveys etc. 

  • Opportunities to represent the school through sporting events and musical/dramatic performances 

  • A wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities both after school and  
    during lunchtimes 

  • The opportunity to play a musical instrument 

  • The opportunity to join a choir – KS1&2 

  • The opportunity to join an orchestra – KS2 

  • Regular opportunities to work with the local community e.g. St Mary’s Church 

  • The opportunity to be a peer mentor, where older pupils might support younger pupils in their reading or writing 

  • The opportunity to undertake cycling proficiency 

  • Opportunities to perform in plays and other dramatic and musical performances and the support for those who find that challenging 

  • On-going opportunities to learn through practical, hands-on, investigative activities - growing fruit and vegetables, cooking, looking after the school chickens etc. 

 
Visits and Visitors 

During the seven years at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands each child can expect to experience the following visits and visitors to the school: 

  • The opportunity to work alongside a professional writer or storyteller each year – KS 1 & 2 

  • The opportunity to work with a professional artist in residence on more than one occasion during their primary school  

  • Visits that are sometimes linked to topics – at least one visit per term – KS 1 & 2 

  • Regular opportunities to perform in a theatre or concert hall – KS2 

  • Regular opportunities to work alongside parents on a day-to-day basis and during practical whole school projects 

  • The opportunity to hear from past pupils who have excelled and can share their achievements  

Every lesson is creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects. 

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas as well as the rest of the National Curriculum are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have. 

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success. 

High standards in every classroom 

With each week, term and year being so significant in a child’s life, consistency is particularly important in their primary education. 

As part of the Harris Federation, which has its own training school for teachers, our staff receive outstanding professional development to make sure that standards are consistently high in every classroom.