In Geography today, year 6 have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest, and how this supports biodiversity 🦜


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to write a poem around the theme of Halloween 🎃 It can be any style of poem: rhyming, Haiku, narrative etc. We can't wait to hear what you come up with!


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Can’t believe how well these sweet peas are doing! Well done to the young farmers of who sowed all these a few weeks back. We’ll keep you posted with their progress throughout the year.


Wow they are looking fantastic! That is amazing how well they are doing! Thank you for the update 👨‍🌾


In science today, year 6 have been learning about reproduction in flowering and non-flowering plants. They then dissected a flower to identify the different reproductive organs 🌺


Amazing generosity from our school community to donate food to our local foodbank - thank you!


This week in Nursery, we have been reading the book 'This is Our House'. We have thought about our own houses and homes, exploring different ways to join materials to create our own collages 🏠


We are very excited to announce the dates for our open days this year! Follow the link to book your space and watch out virtual tour:


Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to take part in a virtual talk by incredible writer Joseph Coelho this morning. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about how to become a writer and are looking forward to having a go at writing some poetry 📝


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to design your own Halloween scene🎃


Mysterious book corner break-in in year 5! Both classrooms targeted. Suspect as yet unknown.. Young detectives are writing a newspaper report to help try and catch the culprit. Watch this space for updates 👀


Thank you to the staff and students from Harris South Norwood Clock Tower for coming to to talk to our year 5's and 6's about going to secondary school 🏫


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to design your own car! You should come up with a name for it and label its features 🏎️


Year 6 have been using their knowledge of circuits and electricity to design their own torches which are fit for purpose. We had some designed for the general public, children, and even the military! 🔦


In art, year 6 have been drawing what they can see out of their classroom windows 🪟 They have been doing this in the style of Stephen Wiltshire, showing the texture and tone of what they can really see


Coming through Croydon at the moment, eta closer to 16.15 now


Still on for 16:00


Our year 6 Victorian children are taking part in a typical 'Drill' lesson which was the Victorian equivalent of PE


Break for lunch, now back on the road, still on track for 16:00


Some nonsense poems written by our Year 6's inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'The Jabberwocky' which was written during the Victorian times 📝

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Welcome to Reception! 
Nile and Tigris Class


Welcome to the start of Autumn Term! 

Mrs McNamara will be teaching Nile class this year assisted by Mrs Tadman and Ms Coulstock. 

Miss Smith will be teaching Tigris class this year assisted by Ms Mariam. 


Welcome to year R! We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues their learning journey with us! This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


At Harris Primary Academy we believe in fostering a love for reading from the very beginning. With this in mind, please ensure your main priority is reading with your child daily. Give your child opportunities to explore the story by answering questions, exploring key vocabulary and talking about the illustrations. 

Once children have settled into their new routine, children will take a read-write inc letter formation work sheet home to practise. Please ensure these are completed and returned.  



In year R, the PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings on a Wednesday. Please ensure ALL PE kit is named.  


Gardening workshops weekly with PTA. 

Key Times 

In EYFS, children will start at 8:40am and will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25pm. Please make sure not to come into the reception class garden until a member of staff has opened the gate. 


What are we learning?  


How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you, it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.  

Additional Information  

We are always making lots of amazing creations using junk modelling. Please may we have any of your recyclable materials from home.  

We are also collecting old pots, pans and utensils to develop our outside area. We would be very grateful for any donations.  

The Reception reading station will be available to all parents/carers at drop off and pick off. This will be located in the corner of the garden just inside the gate. Please ensure that you sign the register on the table with the date, your child’s name and the name of the book you have chosen to take home to read with your child. This is so that the staff can monitor which books need to be brought back at the end of each half term.  

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time in the garden. We will go out no matter what the weather! As the weather gets colder and wetter please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. We ask all children to keep a pair of named wellington boots at school to use throughout the year. Please pass these on to your class teacher.  

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs McNamara or Miss Smith. 

Thank you,  

Mrs McNamara and Miss Smith