Thank you Jenny and Jennie for delivering our assembly yesterday. We are proud to Be Internet Legends


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.


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


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The first of three amazing end of year performances at the ⁦⁩. This is Reception & Year 1.


Just heard that we have achieved the silver Eco Schools award! Well done to our Eco Champions for their work on this.


A thank you received this week from the NSPCC for the amazing £1,131.65 raised from the sponsored obstacle course.


Pupil Parliament discussing our curriculum with Mrs Johnson today as part of our curriculum review.


Week 3 of our journey through traditional playground games. This week: tiddlywinks


This time of the year is great for reflecting on the progress the children have made. Here an example from a Reception child


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.


Week 2 of our traditional games - French skipping!


Thank you to the boys from and girls from for helping out at our Summer Fair today


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


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Come along to our Summer Fair this Saturday, 22nd June from 12pm to 3pm. Look forward to seeing you there!


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!


We are introducing some traditional games to playtime this term. This week it’s Cat’s Cradle.

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Reception Learning Overview - Spring Term 2 2019

What are we learning?

This half term our topics are ‘Dinosaur Stomp’ and ‘Space and Beyond’.


In literacy, we will be writing our own information books on dinosaurs and space. We will be using captions and labels to accompany pictures that we draw. The children will continue to write sentences, remembering to start with capital letters and end with a full stop. As a challenge, we will be looking at question marks and starting to use these in our writing when asking questions.


In phonics some children will be moving onto phase 4 of Letters and Sounds. In this phase the children will not learn any new sounds but the focus will be on consolidating their knowledge of the sounds they have already learnt and continually using them in their writing. We will also be encouraging the children to read and write longer words containing these sounds such as: tonight, midnight, furniture, picture etc.


We will also continue to learn new tricky words over the term, please see your child’s home learning book.


Please continue practising reading and spelling reception high frequency words and tricky words with your child. If you would like to do extra phonics activities at home with your child, please look for activities on the Internet and focus on phase 2, 3 and 4 of Letters and Sounds. The following websites have some good activities and resources:


In maths, we will be focusing on numbers including solving problems by counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s. We will also develop our learning of adding and subtraction. We will also be drawing on our dinosaur theme by ordering dinosaur bones by length, as well as including other shape, space and measure concepts within the learning environment.


The children will start to learn to play the recorder this term.  All children will be given a recorder, which they will need to bring into school for their lesson and take home each week to practise.


How can you help us?

To support your child’s writing at home, please encourage them to write about things that they enjoy to influence a love for writing. This could be as simple as labelling their favourite toys or writing a diary about what they done at the weekend. Your child could also help you with daily routines, helping you to write the shopping list. Please continually revise the new sounds they have been learning in phonics to emphasise and to help them remember the sounds when they are writing.


To support your child’s maths, please continually work on recognising numerals up to 20 and beyond. This includes writing these numbers so get them to write numbers for different purposes at home, for example when they are counting something. Also, encourage your child’s adding and taking away at home with simple activities.


To help us and your child identify their uniform, please ensure you have labelled every piece of clothing with their name, including vests and tights as well as P.E kit clothing. Also to ensure your child wears their school coat each day – our outside learning continues all year round so they will be learning both inside and outside.

Home project

For our project this half term, we would like you to make a dinosaur costume at home with your child. We would like you to plan it with your child first, thinking about what they want their dinosaur to look like and what materials you may use. Once it is made, your child can name their dinosaur!


These dinosaur costumes will need to be ready by Friday 8th March for our Stomp and Roar experience, where we have special visitors coming in. Your child can come to school in their made costume so that we can all dress as dinosaurs for the day! We would advise that you maybe start thinking about making these costumes in the half term.


Class routines and home learning

·       Willow and Chestnut class will continue to have PE on Thursday. Your child should have a full P.E Kit (Harris round-neck t-shirt, black or navy trousers/shorts and black plimsolls in a Harris P.E kit bag). All items should be labelled with your child’s name. Children will be expected to undress and change themselves. To support children with this, you could practise fastening and unfastening buttons.


·       Homework will include a ‘Talk question’, a maths activity and phonics (sounds of the week and high frequency words to practise reading and writing). This will be given to children on Thursday and should be completed over the weekend, ready to hand in on Tuesday morning. Please ensure that you are completing the homework with your child every week. Homework is a great way for children to share their learning with you and to recap what we have been learning in school.


·       As always, we ask that all children to read every day at home. This is great practise for the children and gives them a chance to show you how their reading is continually progressing as they begin to learn more sounds in school. It is helpful when you write comments in your child’s reading book as we do read these as it can support your child if for example they are struggling to read a certain word. We can then make sure we implement this word into our planning. Please make sure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day.