This afternoon Y6 have a Transport for London workshop, looking at how to be safe on public transport and how to plan a journey. Don’t forget to order your Zip cards, if you haven’t done so already! 🚏🚞🚲


🌈Have you seen the new calendar for the month of July? Take a small step to help overcome a problem or worry Happier. Kinder. Together.


This week, nursery have been linking the numbers 1-5 with right amounts, using a range of objects including: pom poms, coloured bears, and playdough balls. The children also enjoyed searching for dinosaurs in the wellbeing garden, recording how many dinosaurs they could find. 🦖


This week, the Year 3's have been researching and making different mechanisms for their future puppet designs. They are confident naming each of the parts such as levers, fixed or loose pivots and saying what type of movement it creates (oscillating or reciprocating)


This week, Y1 have been learning about the artists Anni Albers, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They practiced weaving and wrapping skills in their art lesson. They wrapped pencils, water bottles and whiteboards and then went outside and used the fence to practise weaving.


🌈Thank you to our Wellbeing Ambassadors, who took some time out this afternoon to teach Reception some ‘Wildlife Yoga’ as part of the challenge. Can you match the different poses to the animals?


EY have been busy exploring the different creatures in the well-being garden. They observed snails as they created various patterns and trails, including letters and numbers and were also very excited to find tadpole. They have had a great month connecting and exploring nature.


This week in computing, the children have been digitally composing music using 2Sequence. They selected various musical instruments, arranged them by bars, altered the number of beats, as well as the pitch and volume for each sound to make beautiful compositions.


This week in Year 2, we have been learning about Kenya in Geography. We used the ipads to research the Big Five and complete a fact file about the animals. We also learnt about National parks and game reserves that are home to thousands of different species.


This afternoon, KS2 had an assembly about UK Parliament. They had an opportunity to share and build on their knowledge of the House of Commons and House of Lords.


Year 6 had a wonderful day at Chessington today. They enjoyed celebrating their achievements by riding the rollercoasters and spending the day with one another 🎢🎡#harrisfed


Y6’s ETA is 4.35pm


Y6 are having an amazing day at Chessington! 🎢


Year 6 are on their way to Chessington for the day to celebrate their hard work this year! 🎢🎡


This week in art, year 2 made tremendous progress in weaving on their cardboard looms.  First, they tackled making the knots to tie to the warp threads.  They then weaved the weft threads over and under the warp threads.


This week in chess club, we practised how to put our opponent's king into checkmate. ♟


🎲 The children in Reception have been practicing their doubling today with a new game ‘double trouble’ with the dice. If you roll a double you win a point!


🌈The Wellbeing Warriors were busy again this lunchtime cutting back the weeds, tadpole spotting in the pond and watching a snail make it’s trail to the flower beds! 🐌


☀️For our ‘Fabulous Friday’ activity in Reception today, the children helped make chocolate biscuits.They even got to practice their doubling skills by decorating their biscuits with chocolate buttons. Delicious! 🍪


In Y4 Art lessons we are learning about textiles this term. This week we practised a Japanese textile art called Shibori in which we folded paper tissues in different ways, coloured in the edges and dipped them in water. We then unfolded the tissues to reveal colourful patterns.

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The nursery at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace is an Early Years provision with warm and welcoming staff. Our staff are a dedicated team of individuals who work together in a professional manner to promote a wide and varied Early Years Provision.

Our highly qualified and experienced staff offer the children a learning through play based experiences, under the areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This contributes to the development of the ‘whole child’ as our aim is to enable all our children to have fun and foster a love for learning.

We have 52 part time places available in our nursery, 26 per session - am/pm. For nursery admissions details, click here.

Our morning session is from 8:30am - 11:30am and afternoon session 12:30pm - 3:30pm. 

Our approach to learning embodies a positive attitude to life and learning as they prepare to start their journey through school life. We aspire to encourage our children to feel equipped to play an active role in life as they grow and flourish in our care. Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn and visit us.

We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunities for all and we will endeavour to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free to participate fully in Nursery life, regardless of their race or gender.

Our play based curriculum covers the seven areas of learning. Prime Areas: PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development), PD (PHYSICAL Development) and CL (Communication and Language). As well as the Specific Areas: Literacy (Reading and Writing), Mathematics (number and space, shape and measure), EAD  (Expressive Arts and Design) and UK (Understanding of the World).

When applying to the Nursery please fill out the two forms below (Nursery Admissions Application & Nursery Parent Contract) and email them to us; along with proof of your address and a copy of the child's birth certificate (which will only be used to confirm your funding and not kept on site).