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13/09/19

Thank you Jenny and Jennie for delivering our assembly yesterday. We are proud to Be Internet Legends https://t.co/Z3tlqwywIZ

12/09/19

A huge week for our new HPAD pupils as they finish their first week in Reception. We have loved getting to know you and look forward to seeing you again on Monday. Don't forget we are closed for INSET tomorrow.

12/09/19

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Proud that not one but two of the schools in my ward are leading the way on with 's successful programme. Well done and ! 🤩🤩🤩 https://t.co/cGw5OqBfgO

12/09/19

Thank you James for your support with our clean air initiatives.

12/09/19

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It’s great to see not just one, but two being trialled in 🙌🙌🙌 & continuing to lead the way in championing for their students and the local community. Thank you https://t.co/uCXmNyQSvG

21/07/19

The first of three amazing end of year performances at the ⁦⁩. This is Reception & Year 1. https://t.co/EJ21G0tgxN

03/07/19

Just heard that we have achieved the silver Eco Schools award! Well done to our Eco Champions for their work on this. https://t.co/5PRdQTeIGc

03/07/19

A thank you received this week from the NSPCC for the amazing £1,131.65 raised from the sponsored obstacle course. https://t.co/ovMdCSzebA

03/07/19

Pupil Parliament discussing our curriculum with Mrs Johnson today as part of our curriculum review. https://t.co/T78tti9Olv

03/07/19

Week 3 of our journey through traditional playground games. This week: tiddlywinks https://t.co/3t3h7Nigyz

03/07/19

This time of the year is great for reflecting on the progress the children have made. Here an example from a Reception child https://t.co/rQOjaJkSLS

03/07/19

Sometimes we don't need to look far for our inspiration. Here is our very own Eva winning Gold as part of the Southwark BMX team at the London Youth Games last weekend. Even more amazing, she was only a week out of plaster, having broken a bone coming off her bike. https://t.co/DvtqAkEJn0

26/06/19

Week 2 of our traditional games - French skipping! https://t.co/EGcXRT95jZ

22/06/19

Thank you to the boys from and girls from for helping out at our Summer Fair today https://t.co/lMAKsgdWNG

22/06/19

Harris Primary East Dulwich Summer Fair well underway. Come along from 12-3pm today, Sat 22nd at 173 Lordship Lane https://t.co/s5O1clwqWk

20/06/19

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Happy !😄 It can feel like an uphill challenge to keep children away from harmful content on the internet, so this week we're issuing a free home internet controls guide for parents and carers. Download your free guide here: https://t.co/mNAEAQptQP https://t.co/aBe64foHjH

20/06/19

Come along to our Summer Fair this Saturday, 22nd June from 12pm to 3pm. Look forward to seeing you there! https://t.co/8c7rsgEye8

20/06/19

Delighted to hear today that we have achieved the bronze Eco Schools award and are well on the way to silver. Great work from our Eco Champions - well done!

19/06/19

We are introducing some traditional games to playtime this term. This week it’s Cat’s Cradle. https://t.co/7zBeSfoHuA

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Year 2 Learning Overview - Autumn 1 2018

What are we learning?

This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Wriggle and Crawl, and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this.

As Geographers we will learning to follow a simple plan, follow directions and draw a route showing features.  We will be using our geographical enquiry skills by asking questions about our local area.

As Scientists we will be learning about living things and their habitats.  We will understand how different plants and animals are connected in the ecosystem by understanding simple food chains.  We will be developing our skills of scientific investigation by asking questions, making observations, performing simple test and recording our findings in all the investigations we carryout.

As Artists we will be showing our ideas and imagination through drawing, painting and sculpture. We will look at the work of a range of well-known artists and designers.

In addition:

In Literacy will be writing for many different purposes, including; instructions, reviews and developing our vocabulary to write descriptions.  We will also be reading, writing and performing poetry.

In Numeracy we will be continuing to build our understanding of number, by Mastering Numbers to 100, Addition and subtraction and begin to understand Multiplication as grouping.

In Computing – we will understand what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.  We will learn to create and debug simple programmes and use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.  We will also be learning about e-safety.

In Mandarin -we will be revising greetings and classroom language and write their own Chinese labels for their classrooms. 

In Philosophy for Children (P4C) – We will be using our thinking skills, asking questions and making assumptions, children will be encouraged to develop opinions and give supporting reasons. We will be using different stimulus’ to encourage thinking, such as stories, songs, poems and pictures.

We will be hosting half-termly Parent Celebrations, where parents will be invited into the classrooms so that children will be able to share their learning. The first parent celebration will be a book sharing on the 19th of October.

Other Events:

We will be visiting Marsden Wildlife Centre on Friday the 14th September, where we will be exploring the pond life.

Black History Month will be in October, we will be learning about different cultures, and significant people and events in black history.

We will also be visiting Dulwich Library; each class will visit the library once each half term.

 

Key information:

Uniform:  Children must be in the correct uniform - grey trousers, skirt, pinafore or shorts; white collared shirt; navy blue school cardigan or jumper; white or grey socks or grey tights. Girls may also wear a purple and white school dress during the summer months.  All items of clothing must be labelled with their name. Hair below shoulder length should be tied back with a purple or black hair band.

P.E. Kit:  Please make sure your children have shorts, a school branded white t-shirt (Harris logo), black plimsolls or trainers and socks in a named P.E. bag in school. Buttercup class will have P.E on Tuesday and Friday and Primrose class will have P.E on Tuesday and Wednesday. P.E kits will be sent home on Friday and should return to school on Monday.

Children are not allowed to do P.E. without the appropriate kit. Please could you check your child’s kit as children have been doing quite a bit of growing over the holidays.

Reading Books and Reading Records: Please make sure your child’s books and reading records are in their book bags each day. We will change their books once per week during reading sessions which will start next week.

Overview of our home learning: Home learning will be handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday. There will be three pieces weekly (Thinking Question, Literacy and Numeracy).

There will also be one half-termly homework project. This Half Term it is linked to our topic of ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. This will be due in school on the 17th October.   

 

Home learning is a way for your child to show off the learning that they have been doing throughout the week, this is an opportunity for children to present their learning in a way that is appropriate to them. This may include drawing, writing or painting, children can also perform songs, poems or create something using materials from home, encourage children to be imaginative and think about how they would like to present their learning in a way that they are proud of.

Also….                

Helping in the Classroom - We welcome parents to help and support in classrooms, so please contact us if you are interested in contributing to a variety of activities: from listening to readers, DIY or art activities for example.  Please be aware that volunteering places you in a position of trust due to the range of information you have access to about the school community. Therefore, if you are supporting on a regular basis, you may be required to complete a DBS check.

 

Expectations:

 

We aim to develop independence so would ask that you allow your child to walk into the school building and up to their classroom on their own; thank you for your co-operation so far. We will be in the playground to greet them from 8:45am to 8:50am and another member of the team will be in the classroom to remind them of what they have to do with coats, book bags etc. Additionally, please ensure your child can tie their own shoe laces and their tie.

 

Reading continues to be a priority in Year 2. We are in the process of hearing each child read individually to ensure they are reading books that are suitable for their skill level. We would ask that you hear your child read daily and please record what they have read in their reading records and include any words that they struggle with.

In school we continue to use the rainbow charts to encourage positive behaviour.  Children will be rewarded for reaching the gold star and we encourage you to ask your child why they have received a gold star sticker, their achievement will be related to one of the ‘Keys to Success’. Children whose behaviour causes them to be on the thundercloud will be given a note to take home explaining their behaviour.

We will be continuing to encourage children to develop character attributes, traits and behaviours that we believe underpin success in school and beyond. We call these the ‘keys to success’.

Children will attend a Celebration Assembly every Tuesday morning where two children from each Year Two class will be awarded a Powerful Learner Certificate in honour of showing one of the above attributes.

Children will be practising handwriting daily.  They will be continuing to learn how to form their letters using a pre-cursive script, and when they are ready, they will learn to join letters using a cursive script, which they will be encouraged to use in all of their writing.