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25/09/21

On Friday, Reception celebrated their class teddies 5th Birthdays (Marvin the Monkey and Denzel the Dog) with a PARTY! 🥳They decorated yummy biscuits, played parachute games on the field and had lots of fun together! Hip hip hoorah! 🎈 https://t.co/2Na9rsf0pY

23/09/21

Earlier this week, year 4 had a Freshwater Theatre workshop about volcanoes and earthquakes. They enjoyed learning survival skills and how earthquakes are caused 🌋 https://t.co/wJ9nrTuwLM

23/09/21

Year 6 have had a Victorian Schooling workshop this morning. They were taught by Mr Wilberforce and experienced what it was like in a Victorian classroom. https://t.co/nHS7eh4qzT

22/09/21

Our secondary admissions information meeting was well attended by 25 parents this evening. We will be holding an additional meeting next week - see Friday's newsletter for details. https://t.co/hruOC3643B

22/09/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: How does the weather make you feel? Join in with the new Art Room Project which supports children to understand and express their feelings through the theme of weather. Maybe you can create some artwork to express how you are feel feeling? https://t.co/5k7vxGTAdi

20/09/21

In Reception we have been reading the story ‘The Colour Monster goes to School’ and thinking about our feelings and emotions. We have been using different colours that represent our feelings,just like in the story. Look at our ‘Happy’ drawings. More to come later. https://t.co/vMyjqtpeJE

17/09/21

We're on our way back to the big city! https://t.co/C8xQaTgJwI

17/09/21

Beautiful flowers, picked and tied by the children in the walled garden at the farm. These will be taken to the local harbour town, Portclais, for residents to pick up as a 'random act of kindness'. Each bouquet has a handwritten message from the children. https://t.co/13WUhRAil2

17/09/21

A busy last morning around the farm - pupils have been taking responsibility for completing their farming tasks independently and working brilliantly together! https://t.co/EwtJqp3zeg

17/09/21

Somebody's made friends! https://t.co/xZfUFmhaFn

16/09/21

Hot chocolate around the campfire for our final evening on the farm. https://t.co/eqNs6oxRaP

16/09/21

Fun in the sun as we enjoyed a brilliant last afternoon on the beach together. https://t.co/JknyvDfgp2

16/09/21

Stunning scenery on our way to the beach for the afternoon. https://t.co/TAbMclbYd9

16/09/21

The Reception children have been exploring number this week and thinking about all the ways we can count! https://t.co/lzm9QQ5IOW

16/09/21

Ps. The red on the sheep is dye to identify the ewe that the ram has mated with - he is perfectly relaxed and happy in the picture!

16/09/21

An early start to our penultimate day on the farm. Pupils continue to impress with their growing knowledge of the animals and their new-found love of the Welsh language! Amseroedd da (good times)! https://t.co/fZcXvbYFR4

16/09/21

There are lots of different jobs on the farm - stocking the woodshed for the colder weather is just one. Despite the glorious weather this week, tonight's hot chocolate will be enjoyed in front on the fire. https://t.co/K5fZZbVHBg

15/09/21

We welcomed four brand new chicks to the world this morning and got busy feeding chickens, ducks and pigs! https://t.co/9RE4YZEf1l

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Our Ethos

Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.  Every lesson at our school is creative and there is plenty of time for children to think, to play, to discover and wonder.

Each child is taught in the way that suits them best and we step in quickly if a change is needed.  For some children, this might involve one-to-one support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.  

Our Academy is relaxed and comfortable but pupils know that good behaviour is expected of them.  They are frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for being kind, hard-working and well-behaved.

We want the Academy to feel friendly and welcoming and we always make sure that every pupil has at least one friend.  Our children are taught to respect each other and their teachers.   

There is a zero tolerance approach to any type of bullying.

 

An Academic Head-Start

We are lucky to be located close to several of the Harris Secondary Academies, including the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Harris City Academy Crystal Palace.  This means that specialist teachers often come into our Primary Academy and, as they get older, children can be taken regularly to use facilities such as science laboratories.

As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, these experiences help prepare children for a successful transition to Secondary School.

 

Children Treated as Individuals

We want children to retain their individuality and be treated and looked after in the right way for them.   

We welcome children of all abilities and want them to enjoy school and thrive.  For children with special needs, one of our first steps is to work with their parents and other specialists to create a plan for supporting them.  Our approach as a whole is reviewed with children’s classroom teachers, relevant specialists and parents every half term.

 

Every Lesson is Creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects.

We want our children to learn to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians.  Our teachers make sure these areas as well as the rest of the National Curriculum are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.  

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are well prepared for academic success.

 

High Standards in Every Classroom

With each week, term and year being so significant in a young child’s life, consistency is particularly important in their Primary education.  

As part of the Harris Federation, which has its own training school for teachers, our staff receive outstanding professional development to make sure that standards are consistently high in every classroom.