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Well done to of our Year 6 pupils, who have worked incredibly hard this week during their SATs. We are all very proud of you.


All ten chicks have safely hatched. They are out of the incubator and into the brooding box. We have 2 girls and 8 boys! The children in reception are keeping diaries of their progress and can’t wait to hold them for the first time!


On our way home now. Expecting to be back at school at around 9.15.


Parents and children dodged the rain to take part in the PTA’s ‘Eggstravaganza!’ Egg Hunt. Lots of fun was had solving clues and hunting for eggs on the treasure trail on the school field.


Year 4 & 5 visited this week to learn about science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM). This opportunity involved pupils being led by STEM ambassadors to 4 rides & completing a variety of observations & tasks whilst enjoying the rides themselves!


Year 4 & 5 had an exciting opportunity to take part in a planting event. This will help improve our outdoor environment & enabled the children to learn about the environmental significance of trees & how they support the planet. Children each planted one of 120 saplings!


Broccoli Brains came to visit our new dining experience and promote the power of vegetables! He loved our new look dinner hall, the herbs on the tables, the calm music and thought that the Dining Champions were spectacular! Lots of pupils tucked in to extra helpings of broccoli!


Congratulations to the Year 5 & 6 pupils who played magnificently at today's Bromley Tag Rugby Festival. An excellent 3rd place in our group!


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Lovely note from a pupil "I would like my teacher to know that I like Mandarin" and a gift from a pupil this week!


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


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);


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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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


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!


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


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!

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Posted on April 20th 2017

Autism Awareness Day

Next week is Autism Awareness Week at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace. The children will be participating in assemblies, activities, discussions and PSHE lessons in class throughout the week to raise awareness and understanding of Autism.  This is in conjunction with activities suggested by the National Autistic Society (NAS).  

On Wednesday, 26th April,  we want all the children and staff to dress up in pink and purple clothing or as their special interest!  Many autistic people have special interests. They are often experts in those interests, which can be anything from art to trains to computer games!  We want to celebrate this wonderful aspect of Autism by dressing up in our special interest

As many of you will be aware, we work closely with pupils, parents and professionals to support pupils with Autism at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace and ensure that all members of staff have ongoing training on Autism. 

You can visit and see how Sesame Street have introduced a character called Julia who has autism.

We kindly ask, that children who dress up, donate a £1.  All funds raised will go towards setting up a sensory room in school.

Please do not hesitate to come and see me, or any member of the Inclusion team if you have any questions about Autism Awareness Week.