Our year sixes have finished baking the bread, and have really 'risen' to the occasion!They've followed the DT process step by step, conducting market research and creating prototypes, and many have spiced theirs up with garlic and paprika!


Step 2 of Year 6's final bread products: seasoning added and bread shaped ready for another prove 🥖


Today Year 6 are making their final bread products as part of their D.T learning this half-term. They have started off with a basic bread dough which has been kneaded and left to prove. Keep checking on here for updates 🥖


Year 3 made their final super salads today to complete their D.T learning for this term! How delicious do these look? 🥗


Year 6 went on a local area walk of Penge today to link in with their geography topic. They stopped at various points to discuss the history and also looked out for some of Penge's famous street art!


We had such an amazing maths week this week, topping it off with a fun maths dress-up day today. Thank you to everyone who took part 🥳🎊


Miss Simmons introduced Maths Week today - our year sixes shared some of the reasons why Maths is so important, and we found out about our Maths competitions for this week!Looking forward to seeing how everyone dresses up for Maths Day on Friday! 🧮➗➖➕


KS2 are having a special e-safety assembly by Jack Fowler on the federation cyber-security team 👩‍💻


Today we are wearing spots in support of Children in Need. Thank you so much to everyone who gave in a donation to help this amazing cause 🧸


Amazing guys! Thanks for sharing and supporting Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week 2023! 🧦🙌❤️


Today, Year 1 Rhino Class had a great time creating collage poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. They used the techniques they have learned in their art lessons this half term including overlapping, crumbling, and tearing 🎨


Thank you to everyone for wearing their odd socks today to celebrate everyone's differences! What a way to kick off Anti-Bullying Week 🧦


Here are our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors supporting in assembly by reading sharing poetry


This week we are focusing on Kindness and anti-bullying, led by our year six ambassadors. Today we're wearing odd socks to remind us that differences are good!


Look at how exciting our Reception learning is today!


Get your best odd socks at the ready as on Monday we will be having Odd Socks Day to celebrate everyone being unique. This day will kick off Anti-Bulling week. We can't wait to see your odd socks! 🧦


This week our nursery children have been busy creating their own firework pictures using a range of media and materials 🎆


Look how brilliantly our strings ensemble are coming along!


In art this week, Year 6 created their own photomontages inspired by the work of Deborah Roberts 🎨


In D.T this week, Year 3 have been finding out what makes the best salad dressing by mixing different quantities of lemon juice and oil 🥗

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Welcome to Year R:   



Welcome to the second half of Autumn Term!

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. With this in mind, please ensure that 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 illustrations.

Children will also take a read-write inc letter formation work sheet home to practise. Some children will also bring home a reading book. Please ensure that 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 kits and items are named.


We are excited to announce that the children in Reception will be having a postbox workshop with the postal museum on the 23rd November 2023. As a follow up from this session, they will then go on a Post Box Walk. The dates for the Post Box Walk are to be confirmed.


Key Times

In EYFS, children will start at 8:30am and will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:30pm. 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 is available to all parents/carers at drop off and pick off. This is 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 put these on the welly trolley located in the EYFS outdoor provision.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Riani or Miss Abdishakur.

Thank you,

Mrs Riani and Miss Abdishakur.