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21/01/22

In Nursery this week, the children have been developing their fine motor skills by practising using one handed tools and equipment. They had lots of fun creating faces with a selection of different herbs and vegetables! 🌽 https://t.co/MN0WnqaoNU

21/01/22

Year 1 have made their own salt dough characters this week based on the stories they have been writing in literacy. They used interesting adjectives to describe their characters! 📝 https://t.co/PLOXmtzY9M

21/01/22

Retweetd From Ellie Reeves

Thank you to , The Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors for an eye opening presentation on the schools new Sustainability Plan. The children were passionate, inspiring and did a great job of asking some very well thought-out questions. https://t.co/1MpHEvjLdu

20/01/22

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🚨 New Page for 🚨 We have put together Top Tips for parents and carers to talk about with their children who are under 11. - it's never too early to talk about life online. 👇 https://t.co/Qt53XLZ0vb https://t.co/8ZsTYAtuiz

20/01/22

This week in science, year 5 have been investigating which materials are attracted to a magnet and are also conductors of electricity 🔌 Did you know not all metals are magnetic? https://t.co/1qWCoRFTT6

17/01/22

Last week we welcomed our local MP, Ellie Reeves, to our school. During her visit, she met with both our Pupil Ambassadors and Eco-Warriors. They presented our new Sustainability Plan for our school as well as having a question and answer session ♻️ https://t.co/RqpF0XPR4J

13/01/22

Year 6 have been learning about the C Major Scale in music today. They started off by discussing how Major Scales have a happy sounding tonality and then had a go at playing the C Major Scale on Glockenspiels 🎶 https://t.co/SXvp4x7Gjq

13/01/22

In science this week, year 6 have been learning about Inheritance. They applied their knowledge about inherited characteristics to Mr Men and predicted what they thought the offspring of different Mr Men and Little Miss would look like! 👩‍🔬 https://t.co/4BMNzdq0nn

17/12/21

We had a very special visitor handing out Principals awards this morning! All of our pupils were very excited to receive a visit from Mrs Elf 🌟 https://t.co/jizQEeiVkH

16/12/21

Wow this is so magical!

16/12/21

Yesterday morning we took our nursery children to the local post box to post the Christmas and Winter cards that they have made for their families 📮 https://t.co/1WEbUPPNc6

15/12/21

Our amazing Wellbeing Warriors are running a bake sale on the playground after school today! All proceeds will be used by the Wellbeing Warriors to host wellbeing events for pupils in our school. Please come along and purchase a yummy cake 🍰 https://t.co/TckhOeTICW

14/12/21

In DT, year 1 have been making their very own moving picture books! They have made their fish move 📚 https://t.co/mIyIPPbanR

14/12/21

Today in DT, year 3 have been using fresh produce to create their own salads and salad dressings. How yummy do these look! 🥗 https://t.co/ON2K54u9Li

14/12/21

Years 4, 5 and 6 are at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley ready to watch this year's pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' 🎭 https://t.co/vjjJFTWWGm

13/12/21

Thank you so much to all of our staff and pupils for their amazing efforts for Christmas Jumper Day today- we have seen some fabulous jumpers and accessories 🤩 We have also raised some money for the incredible Save The Children charity 🌟 https://t.co/vp0ZMa87tM

13/12/21

Third stop for year 6: standing on the remains of the very famous Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace Park https://t.co/cI2bmz3UvB

13/12/21

Stop two for year 6: Penge East station, which was originally named Penge Lane, opened in 1863. It is a grade II listed building which means it cannot be changed or demolished easily without the correct permission! https://t.co/4GO7Q7mrKF

13/12/21

Year 6 are on a walking tour of their local area this morning as part of their geography topic. First stop- The Crooked Billet which has been a landmark in Penge since 1601 🏙️ https://t.co/zUnPQiOxQ6

11/12/21

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Thank you Mr Jones for the very kind donations from 😀 https://t.co/Tso9wgU2CN

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School From January 2022

Set out below will be important information, key times, documentation and procedures from Wednesday, 5 January 2021. You are advised to read this to ensure you are fully aware what will be happen.

Harris Primary Academy Kent House will be opening for ALL year groups.

The School Day:

Year Group

School starts at

School ends at

Nursery AM Session

8.30am

11.30am (collect from 11.25am)

Nursery PM Session

12.30pm

3.30pm (collect from 3.25pm)

Nursery 30 Hours

8.30am

3.30pm (collect from 3.25pm)

Reception

8.40am

3.25pm

Year 1

8.45am

3.20pm

Year 2

8.45am

3.20pm

Year 3

8.45am

3.30pm

Year 4

8.50am

3.35pm

Year 5

8.50am

3.35pm

Year 6

8.50am

3.35pm

How to enter and leave the school site:

  • Years R to 6 should enter and leave through the car park wooden gates on Kent House Road. (The car drive will not be in use by cars at this time), only this entrance will be in use for Years R to 6
  • Nursery should enter and leave through the Nursery entrance on Kent House Road (near the railway bridge)
  • There will be no access through any other gate
  • ONLY Breakfast Club will use the main entrance on the High Street from 7.45am
  • We will continue to operate a reduced one-way system, which will be clearly marked
  • Reception age pupils will be dropped off and collected at the internal entry gate from the playground to the Early Years building
  • Year 1 will be dropped off and collect at the internal gate outside their building
  • Years 2 to 6 will be dropped off near the outside sinks opposite the dining hall
  • Years 2 to 6 will be collected in the main playground
  • Please do not arrive too early as anyone waiting to enter the school at drop off or collection times, will need to line up along one side of the street only 
  • Younger children MUST remain with their adult at all times
  • Once you have collected all your children please follow the one-way system to leave the site as quickly as possible 
  • Please remember – there is to be NO scootering or bicycle riding on site whatsoever

Siblings:

If you have more than one child at Kent House in Years R to 6, please follow these arrangements for drop off and collection:

  • At the start of the day, please arrive at the correct time for first drop off time. Siblings will be able to wait in a separate supervised area
  • At the end of the day, parents/carers should arrive at the correct time for the earliest collection time, and wait for siblings leaving the academy at a later time
  • You will be able to wait in the playground for older siblings but please try to remain distanced from others

Please note, we will keep these measures under review and make changes if we feel they are needed.

What Other Measures Are Still in Place?

  • Pupils will wash and sanitise their hands regularly at school, including when they first arrive, before and after they eat, and when returning from break
  • We will continue to have a one-way system throughout the academy
  • High contact areas will be cleaned throughout the day

Lunchtimes & Playtimes:

  • Lunch times will operate in the usual way, with a choice of school meal or packed lunch
  • All pupils will eat in the Dining Hall (except Nursery, who will have lunch in their classroom)

What will the day look like for my child?

  • All children will be taught in their class groups, however, they may also be taught across year groups some certain sessions, such as Phonics
  • Extra-Curricular after school provision will return and may include children from different year groups
  • We will continue to have a one-way system throughout the academy
  • Pupils will be required to wear full school uniform
  • Pupils will be required to change specifically for PE lessons

What Can My Child Bring to School?

  • They should bring in a book bag; books will be given for reading homework in the usual way
  • They may bring a packed lunch if required
  • All children should also bring their own, name labelled, water bottle
  • All pupils will be required to change for PE lessons - please ensure their PE kit is in school from the first day
  • For PE, pupils should be prepared to wear their full school PE kit
  • This must be – a white t-shirt; black shorts, or black joggers or black leggings in colder weather; plain trainers or plimsolls; their Kent House sweatshirt or cardigan may be worn if cold.
  • PLEASE NOTE – PE kit does NOT include branded or commercial logos on clothes or trainers – non-specified patterned or coloured clothing and footwear is NOT allowed

What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at the academy?

  • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms whilst at the academy, they will be placed in an isolated area
  • A designated first-aid trained member of staff will stay with your child
  • We may ask the parents for permission to conduct a lateral flow test, if necessary
  • Parents will be contacted, advised to take the child home and organise a PCR test, as applicable
  • If your child tests positive for Covid-19, we ask that you contact the school to inform us
  • Close contacts are now identified by NHS Test & Trace, who will work with a positive case, or their parents, to identify close contacts
  • NHS Test & Trace will contact individuals identified as close contacts

What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home?

  • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home please contact the school to inform us they will not be attending, as per the usual absence procedure
  • You must organise a PCR test for your child
  • Please note that individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, or are a close contact with Covid-19, and any of the following apply:
    • They are fully vaccinated
    • They are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
    • They have taken part in or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial
    • They are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
    • They have NOT been in contact with the Omicron Variant of Covid-19

Please Remember:

  • Attendance is a statutory requirement, although a small number of pupils may still be unable to attend in line with public health advice
  • Pupils will wear full school uniform
  • Pupils will change into their PE kits for a PE lesson
  • Parents can provide a packed lunch
  • Pupils should bring a book bag