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16/11/18

Pupils enjoying their new playground zones and equipment. https://t.co/uT1QEdptNT

11/11/18

Our Pupil Parliament attended the Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Shortlands today and then laid a wreath from HPAS at the War Memorial.#BritishLegion https://t.co/roYV7J87UZ

06/11/18

Our Year 1 children were honoured to welcome the Mayor of Bromley to HPAS today. We were very proud of the questions they asked her about her important role. https://t.co/QHwZ6iiRDU

05/10/18

Thank you Harris for a very inspirational conference today.

05/10/18

So proud of our very own Mrs Hooper who won an award today for Transforming Lives as a Support Staff member. https://t.co/plTZPcgP7m

05/10/18

06/07/18

Sports Day afternoon activities. https://t.co/i0evjzgK7Q

06/07/18

Sports Day afternoon activities https://t.co/5cxTgH0A0s

06/07/18

SPORTS DAY afternoon activities https://t.co/0Dk29NQ2Gw

27/06/18

Reminder: Please remember to sign and return your Sports Day reply slip. Thank you.

25/06/18

We’re proud to announce that we’ve achieved the bronze level School Games Mark award. https://t.co/D3rIMEBuYP

26/04/16

As requested by parents, we host Learning Reviews every month so families can see their children's learning https://t.co/qpcoZxP74n

25/04/16

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Our is about to begin with a fantastic line up of presenters tonight to share their ideas and expertise. https://t.co/xBTvZVkFMZ

24/04/16

Retweetd From Harris Federation

18-22 April 2016 Harris Academies 'The week in pictures'. https://t.co/9VvJXc22bg

18/04/16

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In case you haven't seen Harris Academies 'week in pictures' https://t.co/kJIBDWI5gg

18/04/16

Exciting learning ready to go in our Reception classes this morning https://t.co/tq6LKI0a0u

16/04/16

Problem-solving in the sunshine this week https://t.co/rj5bjddFwV

04/04/16

No Easter holidays for our amazing builders Look at our new Reception outside area taking shape! https://t.co/dxH4tyeG1D

24/03/16

Another amazing school trip this week: Year 1 at Chessington Zoo https://t.co/ZUWaR3TM2N

20/03/16

Our own Miss Clarke and Ms Kelly taking part in the Harris governor conference. https://t.co/NcU2cdS1uN

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Learning at our Academy

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.