Learning at our Academy - Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich

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05/07/18

Enterprise Fair this evening brought to an end a fabulous Enterprise Week. Profits have been calculated and the winning class will be announced shortly - watch this space! Thank you to all friends and family who supported our endeavours. https://t.co/x2kfxPiTGK

05/07/18

We are looking forward to our assembly next Wednesday when will be launching the at HPAD https://t.co/3pOaQXg210

04/07/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

How cute are these mini-books made by Y3 ?! https://t.co/BCKdluFg5p

30/06/18

Pleased to have received the TfL STARS bronze award this week https://t.co/ITvfjyHFAT. We’ve increased our ‘active’ travel to school from 40% to 59% in a year.

30/06/18

Summer Fete in full swing at Harris Primary East Dulwich. If on Lordship Lane today, do pop in to number 173 and join the fun! Warning: cash points on Lordship Lane not working so bring cash with you! https://t.co/1Lu0zw88W1

30/06/18

Preparations for today’s Summer Fete ⁦⁩ in full swing. Come down between 12 and 3 and enjoy the fun https://t.co/crfJdjG7Wc

28/06/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

"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!

27/06/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

What a great day celebrating our favourite panda, 熊熊‘s birthday with a teddy bear picnic! https://t.co/zpXQT59YRt

26/06/18

Retweetd From Mace

Mace’s project in London has been awarded a Very Good rating. A fantastic result following hard work from the whole project team, incl. Mace’s Public Sector consultancy team, , , , & Clements Acoustics https://t.co/h59PJvO25m

26/06/18

The smell of baking bread emanating from Reception yesterday was irresistible...tasted great too! https://t.co/ddTKZ1z9Cn

22/06/18

Retweetd From Emmanuelle Pinault

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discuss climate and air pollution with kids on Clean Air Day! Let's speak up and take action to stop climate change and clean the air we breathe https://t.co/xfo0Bpdiot

21/06/18

Big thanks to Charlotte for raising the issue of single-use plastics in our kitchen. After a few emails this practice has now been stopped. A suggestion box is on order to make it easier for our amazing pupils to let us know their ideas for making changes for the better!!

21/06/18

Results for the KS1 inter-school sports hall athletics tournament are in Proud and delighted to hear our Year 1s got first place and our Year 2s came third!

21/06/18

Come along to our fabulous Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June between 12 and 3pm. https://t.co/T0XfKgtk2n

21/06/18

Thank you for supporting our cleaner air initiative with a generous donation of air purifying plants for our classrooms

21/06/18

Thank you to Year 2 parent, Emmanuelle, for leading our assembly. Important issues discussed and lots of discussion about changes we can all make. Here is a clip Emmanuelle shared https://t.co/ZgyQ9nxelu https://t.co/RVKGisGJ7Q

07/06/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

An amazing job for a Mandarin HLTA working with and I. Tell all your friends! https://t.co/bYWjOpPfOu

25/05/18

A community feast to mark the end of our International Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who contributed a dish from around the world! https://t.co/OBqKDonmq4

25/05/18

Retweetd From Alison Young

Thank you - it was great fun! We are acting out Hokusai's here 🌊 https://t.co/Dt578sYtJV

24/05/18

This week, every child took part in a workshop in which they were encouraged to observe & explore the world around them & to think creatively & critically. They looked at a range of art related to their topics. Thanks Alison https://t.co/3aJoeoVepi

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Learning at our Academy

Especially at such a young age, it is important children are taught and looked after in the right way for them. Our staff support each child to be the best they can. This section of our website describes what education here is like.

Every lesson is creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects. 

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas as well as the rest of the National Curriculum are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have. 

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.

High standards in every classroom 

With each week, term and year being so significant in a child’s life, consistency is particularly important in their primary education. 

As part of the Harris Federation, which has its own training school for teachers, our staff receive outstanding professional development to make sure that standards are consistently high in every classroom.

Children treated as individuals

We want children to retain their individuality and be treated the right way for them. 

We step in quickly if a change is needed. For some children, this might involve one-to-one support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.  As an Academy parent, you would be welcome to discuss your son or daughter with us at any time. We also send reports home every term. 

We welcome children of all abilities and want them to enjoy school and thrive. For children with special needs, one of our first steps is to work with their parents and other specialists to create a plan for supporting them. Our approach as a whole is reviewed with children’s classroom teachers, relevant specialists and parents every half term

An academic head start 

As children progress through the school, one of our aims will be to make sure we give them a ‘head start’ for the rest of their education. 

Once they reach Years 5 and 6, they will begin to be taught by specialist subject teachers, just like in secondary school.  They will also be taken by their teachers to use specialist facilities such as science laboratories at the nearby Harris Secondary Academies.

As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, these experiences help prepare children for a successful transition to secondary school.