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15/10/21

Take a look at today's newsletter and meet our new year 6 leadership team & school councillors! Lots of info for next half term (including important dates for Christmas). https://t.co/QZ1Vg7LUZ0

13/10/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: A really good site from offering free practical advice about supporting your child for parents and carers https://t.co/j43A0FTnuN

11/10/21

🌈Another great gardening session from the Wellbeing Warriors today. Together we tackled the herb garden and had fun identifying the parsley, chives, coriander and mint. The mint smelt amazing. Good job everyone, together we are making a difference 🙌 https://t.co/iEUoBgijWs

08/10/21

Retweetd From Bromley Y

50% of all problems start by age 14 and we are seeing an increase in the amount of young people struggling. You are not alone. https://t.co/MFZdh4jpQ5

08/10/21

SpOoKy BaKe SaLe next Friday to raise funds for the academy's PTA. Please bring any made/bought spooky cakes to the main foyer on Friday morning! Thank you for your support. https://t.co/wHLcTmjfBJ

07/10/21

Hot off the press: this week's newsletter can be found on our academy website. Lots going on this week as always, 'Hello Yellow' Mental Health Day in aid of Young Minds raised over £200 today! Check out our plans for Black History Month and lots more... https://t.co/qu56taQvz9

07/10/21

This week, year 6 have been planning, writing and presenting their speeches for the responsibilities of Head Boy, Head Girl and Sports Captains. They have ended the week with a ballot. The results will be revealed soon… https://t.co/xm4lLi7Sog

06/10/21

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: This week the ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ and the Gardening Club have come together to start preparing the wellbeing garden for everyone to use again this year. They weeded the flower beds and cleared the tyres, ready for creating borders. Watch this space https://t.co/c1cElfUCAB

06/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

Reminder: we will be supporting the Young Minds mental health charity tomorrow for World Mental Health Day. Wear something yellow and bring a donation to school. A little yellow goes a long way! https://t.co/odDtiFglmv

06/10/21

Reminder: we will be supporting the Young Minds mental health charity tomorrow for World Mental Health Day. Wear something yellow and bring a donation to school. A little yellow goes a long way! https://t.co/odDtiFglmv

06/10/21

Lovely to welcome parents to our PTA coffee morning today to share plans and priorities for the year. Next Wednesday is the Annual General Meeting at 9am. Please come along. https://t.co/0Av2KAH05h

05/10/21

A taste of America is coming to HPACR this Thursday! To sign up for our tasty menu, please email the academy office. Don't forget: school meals are FREE for pupils in Rec, Y1 & Y2. Don't miss out! https://t.co/9FjGzTgAEo

05/10/21

Reception loved their West African Drumming workshop with this morning! Lots of story telling through music 🎶 🪘 https://t.co/V2rXsDPrCO

04/10/21

Looks very eggciting, despite the fowl weather!

04/10/21

🧱Today the children in Reception have been busy in the construction area. They created a boat, a castle and a train! Team work makes the dream work! Great job everyone 🙌 https://t.co/dRIOiH0s1Y

03/10/21

Retweetd From Farms for City Children

Good luck to our incredible marathon runners today. Whether pounding local lanes in the or the capital's city streets in we applaud yr every step & thank you for raising funds for to enrich the lives of children. 🙏👏💪🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/FyLzNsHfRf

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Science

At Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace, we believe that Science should not be seen as merely the knowledge of a body of facts and theories, but rather as a progression towards a series of key ideas, which will together enable understanding of events and phenomena of relevance to pupils’ lives during and beyond their school years.

Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Children at our Academy are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop
a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. An emphasis is placed on ‘Working scientifically’ through inspirational and engaging activities. We strive to develop a love of science where questioning and an exploratory attitude is at the heart of learning.

Speaking and listening is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop their ideas with others.  The children are also encouraged to develop their ICT skills through relevant science explorations such as the use of data loggers and digital microscopes.

Science is taught in line with the new National Curriculum, as a subject in its own right, as well as within a context, reinforcing its valuable cross-curricular links.  A celebration of science learning takes place in a number of forms, including during Science Week, STEM week, merit assemblies, whole school class assemblies, school trips and visits by scientists. 

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