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Good site visit with TfL, Southwark and to to look at road and bus safety issues this afternoon.


Super Christmas concerts this week from Years 1-3 and Nativity performances from Reception. Well done everyone. Thank you families and friends for coming to watch.


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圣诞节快乐! From Year 1 and


Such generosity. An incredible selection of gifts collected for the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal


Fun festivities at our Winter Fair today. Mother Christmas and her elves were busy all afternoon. Thank you FoHPED and everyone who supported the event.


We were delighted to hear today that we have achieved the Foundation level of the British Council International School Award


Thank you Bart from for educating us today on what should and shouldn't go down the toilet in order to keep our rivers and waterways clean. Who knew fatbergs could be so interesting as well? Great assembly!


Thank you for donating our Christmas tree this year.


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Tomorrow is the big day: The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker is back! Start the festive season with a bang and lots of cheer


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Do you know the communication milestones your baby should be reaching? We've got lots of info on :


Thank you FoHPED! The cookers you funded for our practical room are being put to good use!


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Congrats to these Y5s for beating my quizlet record! Looking forward to more competition from in the coming weeks!


All are warmly welcome to our Winter Fair organised by the Friends of Harris Primary ED on Saturday 9th December 1:30 - 4pm


Thank you to for visiting us this morning and answering our many questions about what it is like to be a Mayor.


Scooter safety training with Reception


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Great to get together to do some cross school writing moderation with and St Anthony’s and Horniman Primary


HPAD parent, Samantha Francis, has written this book which looks at a child’s feelings when a new sibling arrives. Worth a read if you have recently had a new baby or have one on the way.


Hosting writing moderation session for teachers from Harris Free School Peckham and local schools Heber, Horniman & St Anthony’s. Great professional dialogue with colleagues from other schools.


Year 1 really got a feel for the Great Fire of London, when they set fire to the Tudor Houses they had made on Friday.

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YR2 - Learning Overview Summer 2 2017

What are we learning?

This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Beachcombers’ and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this:

As Scientists, we will be thinking about what would make a good home for a hermit crab. We will explore different habitats and see how creatures are suited to where they live.

As Artists, Designers and Technologists, we will be starting to design some relief prints to create a class printing project.

As Geographers, we will be discovering and comparing seaside locations in and outside of Europe. We will be considering the human and physical geography of these locations, and trying to think about what makes them different.

As Information Technologists, we will be starting to learn about coding and debugging programs on a computer or iPad.

As we will also be moving to Year 3 in September, we will also be working on transition activities, such as writing to our new teacher and explaining to the younger children how fantastic it is in Year 2.

In addition:

In English, we will be researching and writing all about issues that affect the seaside. As well as continuing our story writing, we will also be learning about how to write persuasive letters, such as one to Greenpeace, and writing all about our favourite things that have happened in Year 2, to coincide with our transition work.

In Maths, we will be consolidating all of our learning from the year – time, measuring, fractions, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We will be delving more into mathematical problem solving which will require us to bring together all of our learning.

In Mandarin, we will continue to broaden our vocabulary and extending some of learning from earlier in the year on hobbies and animals. Some of our activities will include a visit to the cinema (please see below for details) and making banners for Sports Day!

In Philosophy for Children (P4C), we will continue to develop our thinking skills by asking questions and making assumptions. We will be making choices based on our opinions, and respectfully listening to and responding to others.

In Music, we will continue to develop our musical skills using percussion instruments, body percussion and our voices. Please ensure your child brings in their recorder every Wednesday.

In RE, we will be learning about the similarities and comparisons between Christianity and Islam.


Key information:

Uniform:  Please ensure your child is in the correct uniform and that all items are labelled with their name.

PE Kit: PE is on Wednesday and Friday; please ensure your child’s kit is brought in on Monday and it will be returned to you on Friday to wash at home. Please ensure that each item is labelled with your child’s name.

Reading Books, Records and Targets: Children read daily in school; please make sure your child’s book, reading record (yellow book) and targets are in their bags each day. Please read with your child daily and make a short comment in their reading record.

Spelling Books and Practise: Please continue to revise the words covered in the red spelling logbooks each week, alongside the Common Exception Words for Year 2. It is really important that the children have their logbooks every day; please encourage your child to organise themselves to bring these in.

Overview of our home learning: Home learning is handed out weekly on a Thursday, along with Maths Challenges every other week, and should be returned on a Tuesday. If there are any difficulties with home learning, please see your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for all the wonderful home learning projects we have seen this year. Whatever the size or format, we really do love sharing them with the class. It has been great to see some children even making them in Early Bloomers! We will collect and share projects on week commencing Monday 17th July. Our topic this half term is ‘Beachcombers’, so think seaside microhabitats, seashell patterns, natural sculptures and recounts and reports on seaside towns and visits.