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All schools, including our own, have grappled with getting as many vulnerable children into school as possible during lockdown. With thanks from our academies, here are twenty ideas that have worked for some of our secondary schools.#ThinkHarris


Some fantastic writing being done by reception this morning who are creating their own new characters and page for ’Room on the Broom’ 🧙🏻


Our teachers can’t wait to meet their new classes this afternoon. Families have been e-mailed the links to their meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you then 🌈


Woodpecker bubble have been practicing their basketball skills in PE🏀


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Support the young people of Harris Primary Academy Kent House. We are looking to appoint a hard-working, experienced to join our thriving academy.


Reception have been learning about 3D shapes today and have discussed where we can see these shapes in real life 🟢🟦


Here are some of the amazing poems we have received for our 🌈 Please do continue to send us your wonderful poems!


We are so proud and excited to be doing this ✨


Happy HPAKH🌈 For this week's well-being challenge, we would like to you to write a poem about chocolate! Miss Simmons has written one as an example for you. It can be any type of poem! Good luck and we can't wait to read them 🤗


Good Morning we are a 2-form entry primary school based in South East London. Always on the look out for sharing ideas and making connections!


Today is 🍫 Chocolate has inspired many great books over the years. It has also inspired a fantastic poem by the great Michael Rosen! Have a watch here


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❤️️🍫 Happy World Chocolate Day! 🍫❤️️ 🎂 Watch and enjoy performing 'Chocolate Cake' 👉 🔎 Discover where chocolate comes from with 👉


Woodpecker bubble have been on a 2D shape hunt around the school. They spotted lots of squares, rectangles, circles and some pentagons and hexagons! 🟢🟦


We Miss You and cannot wait to see you all very soon. Have a lovely Tuesday. ☀️


Some exceptional work by reception today re-telling the story of 'Room on the Broom' 📝


📚 One of our reception pupils has chosen to read her books during her lunch break!


Reception are learning about 2D shapes and are using them to create some lovely pictures 🟢


For their PSHE work this week, Year 5 were writing advice to a pupil who is about to start secondary school in September. What fantastic advice they have given!


Year 1 have been learning how to say the colours in French and have used their knowledge to colour in these wonderful rainbows 🇫🇷🌈

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Home Learning

Home Learning – Useful Tips and Tools

During the closure we have provided an extensive home learning resource which has been emailed to parents and is also available through our online learning platforms: We have planned a variety of learning activities primarily using the online resources of Mathletics and Purple Mash. This resource works for all children however, Reception children will use 2BAP.

These online platforms can be accessed here:


Purple Mash:     

Harris Primary Academy Youtube site:


We Miss You All At Kent House (2 videos):


There is an expectation that all our children will continue with their learning at home and teachers will keep in contact with families to offer support.

Learning at home every day consists of a Maths, Literacy and Foundation piece of learning, which will be set by the teacher online. Children should also make sure that they are reading every day, and practising times tables.

Finally, it’s important that children are still active and creative, so doing some PE every day (perhaps Joe Wicks in the morning), and some Arts, Crafts, or Music would be ideal.

See the example timetables for how this could fit into the day, but altogether, this works out to around 4-5 hours of learning per day.

If you have a query please email to the email address and someone will advise you.

Well-Being and Support

Remind your child that if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while the school is closed there are places they can go for support. They can speak to a teacher about their learning in our weekly phone call to you, or you can ask for advice by email at the address.

If they or you have a safeguarding concern, Childline can be contacted for free on 0800 1111, or children can get support online.

Helping Children Understand What Is Happening

What we do

Children's guide to Coronavirus

Strengthening Mind's Link to Surviving the Lockdown in Style

Stay Healthy

Why not kick off each day of Home Learning with a PE session with Joe Wicks - Joe will be on his YouTube Channel every morning at 9.00am with a PE session suitable for small children up to secondary school age (and beyond!). 

Pupils, siblings, parents, carers, staff and all of us still at school looking after our keyworker children - we will all be doing it, so please join in!

The link is here:

Other PE activities you might like try

SEN Activities

SEN help to maintain routines

Stay In Touch!

We would love to see pictures of you all joining in with the PE sessions and doing your home learning - and this does not have to just be learning from your home learning packs.  Reading, cooking, art - send your pictures to: 

…and we will share them with you later in the week.  We would love to tweet them too - please state in your email if you would prefer that your pictures were not shared on Twitter.

We will also put the link on the Home Learning pages of our website, together with a generic Purple Mash log in for each year group, so don't worry if your child cannot remember their log in.

Here is some guidance from the Department for Education on keeping your child safe online:

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

         Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

         Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

         Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

         LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

         Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)


This page: has a great free online library so children can still access reading every day.

More Activities

Home Learning Packs


Maths Games for Years 1-6

 1) Maths challenge activities Years 1-6

2) Maths challenge activities Years 1-6


Listen to stories

Love for reading