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30/09/20

This week in Literacy, year 4 are learning about newspaper reports. They were tasked with writing a catchy introduction in no more than 20 words✒️ https://t.co/AMCl59z3iy

30/09/20

Happy everyone 🌈 Tomorrow is so for this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem about wellbeing! We can't wait to see what you come up with 🤗 https://t.co/vPfS4wic5Y

28/09/20

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Roses are red, 🌹 Violets are blue, 💙 National Poetry Day is on the 1st October, 📜 And we have a blog written just for you 👉 https://t.co/bjAxk7nM2O https://t.co/cfVaYI7Mxp

28/09/20

On Fridays, year 6 have been working really hard on their big writes ✒️ https://t.co/NISasTaZfF

25/09/20

In art this week, year 5 have been using one point perspective to create depth in an image. How amazing do these look! 🎨 https://t.co/68vjlI4GPz

24/09/20

Year 6 have been using microscopes to look at microorganisms more closely 🔬 . https://t.co/v0tEvkZp3q

24/09/20

Year 1 have been doing some fantastic descriptive writing based on Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)- by Simon Bartram🌛 https://t.co/0IRhq5jRlN

23/09/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday to you all 🌈 for this week's challenge, we would like to see if you can come up with an alternative use for a hoover! The crazier- the better🤗 https://t.co/DJ2oAOUsA4

22/09/20

Year 6 have started drafting their own narratives today based on the themes in Holes. The children have come up with some imaginative ideas and we look forward to sharing their progress with you🖊️ https://t.co/jrLbtDb8GC

22/09/20

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This is wonderful! Thank you so much for your support with Ginger, hope you enjoy following her Journey to becoming a life changing guide dog 🙌

22/09/20

After being inspired by their reading comprehension this week, Miss Simmons and Year 6 Martin Luther King class have decided to sponsor a guide dog puppy. Meet Ginger! We look forward to giving you updates on her progress🐾 https://t.co/p1nVlpDqWP

21/09/20

Please remember to send your children in to school on the two days they have P.E. If you are unsure what days they are, please send us a reply on here and we can let you know! 🤸‍♂️

21/09/20

Year 6 have been continuing to experiment with line in their art lessons. Today they have drawn a sculpture with continuous line drawing, blind drawing and detailed drawing ✏️ https://t.co/eEbZaUXLKd

18/09/20

Year 6 have been learning about classification in science. This morning they have been classifying sweets by their features 🍬 https://t.co/mrMqOCO39d

17/09/20

Year 6 have been re-telling the beginning of Louis Sachar's 'Holes'. They have written some captivating, detailed work, with lots of higher-level vocabulary 🦎 https://t.co/uoAqojkyZn

17/09/20

6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈 https://t.co/dbTv2iqyek

16/09/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday everyone 🌈 Today's challenge: if you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want to have with you and why? 🤔 We look forward to hearing your answers! 🏝️ https://t.co/4OrflIjTsW

16/09/20

Amazing year 1 class displays, with their icons being incredible women role-models ♀️ https://t.co/S2ya8EXfk6

15/09/20

Today year 4 have been re-writing the beginning of Ted Hughes classic 'The Iron Man'. Can you spot the literary techniques they have used? 🤖 https://t.co/LPQO0tCwIe

14/09/20

Year 2 have been learning about significant people in the Tudor period today and sequenced them in chronological order 🌹 https://t.co/6sxSETIHLT

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School From September 2020

Set out below will be important information, key times, documentation and procedures from Friday, 4 September 2020. 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

Nursery PM Session

12.30pm

3.30pm

Nursery 30 Hours

8.30am

3.30pm

Reception

8.45am

3.15pm

Year 1

8.30am

3.10pm

Year 2

8.30am

3.10pm

Year 3

8.40am

3.25pm

Year 4

8.45am

3.30pm

Year 5

8.50am

3.35pm

Year 6

8.55am

3.40pm

Start and End of the Day:

  • There will be staggered start and end times to the school day, times as above
  • The entrance for Years 1 to 6 will be through the car park wooden gates on Kent House Road (The car drive will not be in use by cars at this time)
  • Nursery and Reception Year groups will arrive through the Nursery entrance.
  • We will operate a queue and one-way system, which will be clearly marked for both entrances
  • The pick-up entrance for Years 1 to 6 will be the same: through the car park wooden gates on Kent House Road (The car drive will not be in use by cars at this time)
  • Nursery and Reception year groups will leave through the Nursery entrance
  • Please ensure only one parent drops off and collects at the start and end of the school day

Siblings:

We have made some slight changes to the arrangements of collection of siblings at the end of the day

  1. Please arrive on time for your oldest child and join the queue (on one side of the street only - clearly signed)
  2. Once you have collected your oldest child, if you don’t have any other children, please follow the one-way system to leave the site as quickly as possible
  3. If you have a younger child/children, they will be passed to you from their queue in the area they have been waiting in.
  4. At all times, please remember to stand a safe distance from the person in front of you
  5. Once you have collected all your children please follow the one-way system to leave the site as quickly as possible.                                                                                                                                                                    

What Other Protective Measures Are in Place?

  • Pupils will wash their hands regularly at school including before and after they eat, or returning from break
  • Pupils will be placed in a protective ‘bubble’ with the rest of their year
  • We will avoid bubbles coming into close contact with each other helping to keep the school safe

Lunchtimes & Playtimes:

  • Lunch times will operate in the usual way, with a choice of school meal or packed lunch
  • The pupils will either eat at their desk or the Dining Hall, to maintain the ‘bubble’
  • Playtimes will be staggered for each child, and maintained within their ‘bubble’

What Will Learning Look Like for My Child/ren

  • Pupils will be required to wear uniform from September 2020
  • In addition to the safety measures set out above, we are well prepared in terms of securing the wellbeing and academic progress of pupils – particularly those who have not been able to return to school last term
  • We have planned a ‘recovery’ curriculum for the Autumn Term so that everyone has the chance to catch up
  • We will also ensure there is time devoted to the emotional wellbeing of all the children
  • In preparation for this, select staff have been trained in how to deliver a ten-week mindfulness course to all pupils in which all members of staff have completed training run by an organisation called Trauma Informed Schools UK.
  • These two training courses will allow us to be responsive to the needs of all the children when they return to school.

What Can My Child Bring to School?

  • They may bring a book bag; books will be given for reading homework in the usual way
  • They may bring a packed lunch if required
  • They should bring their PE kit during the first week back to hang on their peg
  • They may bring a water bottle, however no other child should use this

What Happens if My Child Falls Ill at School? Or if Someone at School Tests Positive for Covid-19?

If your child, or somebody else in your household, has coronavirus symptoms they should stay at home until tested. Likewise, the government guidance says that if there is a confirmed case at school, then we should work with the relevant health authorities to ensure that everyone who was in close contact with them when they were infectious is notified and self-isolates for fourteen days – in reality, this is likely to be the pupils in the class bubble. 

If your child falls ill during the school day, they will be brought to our designated medical area and supervised while we await your arrival to take them home. Medical staff carrying out any kind of first aid will be dressed in protective equipment. We will then ask you to contact Track & Trace by dialling 119 and requesting a Covid-19 test.

Breakfast Club

The following are the new procedures for the Breakfast Club:

  • The Breakfast Club will start again from Monday, 21 September 2020
  • All pupils MUST pre-register, and receive confirmation of registration before using the Breakfast Club
  • The Breakfast Club will be held in the Dining Hall, and NOT the Main Hall, as has been the case previously
  • All pupils will be kept within their year group bubbles, as they are in the main school
  • All pupils and parents will enter via the Kent House Road gate, please buzz on the gate to be let in
  • VERY IMPORTANT – you MUST arrive between 7.45am and 8.00am, NO LATER THAN 8.00am!
  • The days you have requested a place, and have been registered for, will be the days charged (as detailed above)
  • In the event of non-attendance at school you will not be charged for the Breakfast Club for that day
  • In the event of a ‘no show’ at Breakfast Club, but your child’s attendance at school is marked as present, you WILL be charged for the Breakfast Club place for that day

Any Other Important Information?

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 school uniform
  • Parents can provide a packed lunch
  • Pupils may bring a book bag

If you have any questions, or need certain points clarified further, please feel free to contact us via email.