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"In 58% of schools where class teachers are involved in delivering languages , there has been no CPD for languages in the past year" Glad to see and are bucking the trend!


We thoroughly enjoyed the performance last but sadly had to leave early after the late start of the act 2. We do hope the little girl is ok though. Great show 😀


Year 6 Matilda trip update: after an amazing evening, we are safely back on the bus heading towards Penge. ETA 11.10pm. Apologies for the delay. Please meet us at the academy gates!


MATILDA TRIP: there’s been a delay to the second act of the show and we will most likely be late returning to school. We will update you when we know more.




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Amazing HJAC. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves coming 2nd in the national lacrosse tournament. Congratulations on all your hard work.


What an amazing result. Congratulations to Mrs Kozysa for getting everyone on board and raising the profile for Science across our academy.


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We loved the beach! Couldn’t get them out of the water! 🏖 🌊 🌞


In a bit of Beckenham traffic. Shouldn’t be long now. The kids are really looking forward to seeing you (and going home to wi-fi) 😊


Traffic permitting we will be back at school in 30 minutes.


Managed to get earlier crossing. Should be back between 5:30 and 6 pm. See you soon.


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Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!


Delays at Calais. Looking like we will be arriving back at school nearer 7pm.


We have just completed the final activity in France, to pay our respects at the British cemetery. Thanks to the young British men that sacrificed their lives for our freedom we have been able to have an amazing, special week together ❤️🇬🇧🇫🇷


Homeward bound folks!


British Cemetery. Paying our respects to those who gave up their lives for us to be able to live ours. Our diverse school would not have existed otherwise.


It’s disco time here in France on our final night! 🇫🇷❤️


Mont Saint Michel

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Posted on June 5th 2017


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We are very excited to announce that for the first time Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace will be holding ‘S.T.E.M.’ week.  This is Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. During the week of 5th June, our pupils will experience activities around the STEM subjects that will aim to inspire the pupils to solve problems using their scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical skills. They will also be given opportunities to think about careers involving these fields of work.

Our pupils will be involved in a variety of projects that will require various different items of ‘junk’ such as:

  • yoghurt pots                                                     
  • cereal/shoe boxes
  • twigs/skewers                                                  
  • different shape and size boxes
  • pegs                                                             
  • bubble wrapping foil
  • plastic cups/bottles/ milk bottles                                
  • wire
  • kitchen roll tubes/ tubes
  • wool                                                
  • straws
  • scrap material                                                  
  • toothpicks                                                        
  • string
  • egg cartons                                                      
  • newspapers
  • tin foil                                                           
  • bottle caps

If your child could find and bring any of these materials to school, we will be very grateful; it will help the children to succeed in their learning. There will be a big plastic box in the playground shed, where you can leave the items.


Please see below for the challenge that each year group will be tackling:

Reception - Build a boat and the tallest tower.

Year 1 - Build the tallest tower.

Year 2 - Build a habitat for an animal.

Year 3 - Build a boat that can carry Mr Gumpy across the school pond.

Year 4 – Build a galimoto (African toy car)

Year 5 – Build a sail boat that will carry some weight and also across the pond

Year 6 – Build a bridge that will hold 100g weight

There will be a STEM exhibition in the School Hall from 2.15pm on Friday 9th June. This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to come and see what the children have been learning about during the week. We will have a selection of children on hand to explain the more technical elements, so don’t be afraid!

We also have a special challenge for our families to build a balloon car. We will hold a race for the fastest car at 3.30 pm on Friday. We will be giving prizes for the best design and the winners of the race!

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We hope that your child will enjoy the exciting learning opportunities we have on offer, and that you are able to join us for the exhibition to share in their learning.