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07/02/19

Congratulations to the Year 5 & 6 pupils who played magnificently at today's Bromley Tag Rugby Festival. An excellent 3rd place in our group! https://t.co/qbVmxIUJyV

01/02/19

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

Lovely note from a pupil "I would like my teacher to know that I like Mandarin" and a gift from a pupil this week! https://t.co/EHfe6J9dvo

01/02/19

School is open as usual but due to the weather please use the Malcolm Road entrance (via the school office) today. Thank you.

31/01/19

As you are aware snow is forecast for this evening and into tomorrow morning. As a precaution, and as part of our risk assessment, we have put in place the following procedures (see image); https://t.co/vwgzpen7HA

30/01/19

Nursery took part in an African drumming workshop today. They really enjoyed learning how to bang the drum in different ways and about the sounds it produced. They all had a go at making rhythms together in unison. There were lots of smiles and happy cheers. https://t.co/YiuhMgfsis

30/01/19

Year 2 have been enjoying Adventure Learning this half term. Today they built a nest for a mouse, but were challenged to make it as well insulated as possible. Each nest was tested by measuring the temperature of a cup of hot water after 2 minutes in each nest. https://t.co/BMxPhMwBeh

23/01/19

Here are some photos from the launch of our new parent reading mornings in reception. It was really well attended and we all enjoyed reading the new books we've bought for our reading corner https://t.co/hftqLfITNr

20/12/18

Nursery’s first trip! To celebrate the holidays, the children made a Happy Holidays card. They learnt about postboxes & how letters get delivered. Finally it was time to post their cards in a real postbox. The children are very excited to receive the card at home. https://t.co/hewBMeh97e

04/12/18

Nursery had their second learning journal party of the year this morning which was really well attended. Parents loved seeing all the children’s fantastic work! https://t.co/exouGL1iSj

27/11/18

Many thanks to the many parents who attended the Maths & GPS workshops last week. If you missed out this time, they will be repeated on 28th Feb & 7th Mar https://t.co/mleFOYfBI6

15/11/18

Meet our newly appointed School Council Representatives from years 1-6 who met for their first meeting yesterday. They were presented with their official badges and discussed the responsibilities they have in their role. Here they are wearing their badges with pride! https://t.co/S7NL1oZGST

12/11/18

The Great Fire of London was brought to life in spectacular fashion when model houses made by year 2 pupils went up in smoke! Our dramatic recreation will really help the children to plan and write an explanation of how the fire started https://t.co/QCaNyziCQi

19/10/18

Congratulations to our Super Stars who have been shining brightly over this first half of the autumn term. Well done to you all for being simply brilliant! https://t.co/Psy5l2TtUi

12/10/18

On Monday, we had the pleasure of having players Mr Johnson and his teammate Nathan Thomas to take an assembly about the values of working hard in life https://t.co/3LSUTOKx4q

12/10/18

Wear Pink to school on Friday 19th October in exchange for a £1 donation. Proceeds go to https://t.co/FTf1WOAm4H

11/10/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

Children started learning Mandarin on their second day in reception! We learned how to say 早上好 (good morning) and 晚上好 (good evening) and made these lovely day and night scenes! https://t.co/T2Ar1VEMPW

11/10/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

Lovely Chinese ink painting exhibition in the playground today ! Thanks Yishuge for the materials. https://t.co/pI7139xy84

11/10/18

Thank you Pam for inviting us to our girls had an amazing time and were thrilled to meet https://t.co/XpFeRmJMmV

11/10/18

Our girls had an amazing time today! Thank you! https://t.co/0ibWxGF44F

21/09/18

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Year 2 in their coding masterclass today. They are really enjoying these classes and are quickly learning coding skills https://t.co/70enRFDiGG

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Posted on January 4th 2017

Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop their confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

The central value of Forest School is to, (Forest Schools Education, 2014) “encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment” which allows room for discovering individuals psychological development in the early years.

This factor is based upon the idea of creating a unique environment and one that the children are not most familiar with. Whether it is in a woodland area or part of the school grounds, the activities held out are different to those of an everyday routine, yet Forest School rules are applied. These sessions are designed to offer children the opportunity to explore and investigate the natural world as well as learning outside of the classroom. Outdoor learning allows children to become aware of their natural surroundings and encourages independent learning. The investigation was designed to reveal the positive learning opportunities Forest School can offer to children in their early year’s education. Theorists who have influenced outdoor leaning and approaches which implement this practice include the Reggio Emilia Approach and Montessori; both of which have inspired educators in the UK to put these findings into practice. Here at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace we offer the children a half termly block to explore the fantastic grounds that we are fortunate to have in our school.