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


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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Year 4 Learning Overview - Summer 1 2019

What are we learning?

This half term our topic theme is ‘Traders and Raiders, and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this.

In history, the children will use ranges of sources to learn about the Anglo-Saxon age. The children will plot the chronology of the British settlement by the Anglo-Saxons, study the impact Julius Caesars’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC had in Brittan and learn about the Anglo-Saxons/Scots invasion from Ireland to north Britain.

In geography, the children will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/ computer mapping to locate the countries and areas of countries that were invaded by the Anglo-Saxons.  

As scientists, the children will be learning about sound. The children will carry out simple tests to identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating, how sounds travel and what factors can affect sound.

As artists the children will be using their observations to record sketches of Viking armoury.

In English, the children will be writing for many different purposes, including; instruction writing, narratives and playscripts. The children will be studying ‘How to train a Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ by William Shakespeare.  

In mathematics, this half term the children will be learning about money, time, mass, volume and length. The children will learn how to count and record in pounds and pence. They will make links between tenths and hundredths and decimal notation for money, compare amounts of money and how to round money to the nearest pound and understand contexts in which this would be a useful skill to know. They will use this skill to estimate amounts and totals. They will also apply these skills to problem-solving situations, finding totals and calculating change.

The children will learn about time and the 24-hour clock. They will learn how to use both the 12-hour clock and the 24-hour clock. They will convert between units of time, such as minutes and seconds, and hours and minutes. The children will learn how to solve time problems involving conversions and will calculate durations of time in relation to word problems.

The children will learn how to estimate and measure mass, volume and length. They will learn how to convert units of measure from larger to smaller and vice versa. We also be teaching how to measure perimeter using centimetres and millimetres. They will use their knowledge of measures to solve problems involving all three aspects of measurement.

In music, the children will continue to learn the violin. Violins will go home on a Tuesday and are to be returned on a Monday.

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.

Key information:

P.E. Kit:  Please make sure your children have shorts, a Harris PE t-shirt, black plimsolls/trainers and socks in a named P.E. bag in school. Swallowtails class will have P.E on Friday and Thursday and Peacock class will have P.E on Friday 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.

Reading books and reading records: Please make sure your child’s books and reading records are in their book bags each day.

Overview of our home learning: Home learning will be handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday.

There will also be one half-termly homework project. This half term it is linked to our topic of ‘Traders and Raiders’. Please find below some ideas for the home learning:  

  • Try making Anglo-Saxon bread or Viking flatbread (search online for recipes).
  • Look at King Alfred’s pledge: ‘I desired to live worthily as long as I lived, and to leave after my life, to the men who should come after me, the memory of me in good works’. Write a pledge – how would you like to be remembered in the future?
  • Look at images of Anglo-Saxon coins. Can you design a coin? You could draw a picture or use modelling clay or other materials to make your coin look like metal – use your imagination!
  •  Do some research about Viking names and their meanings and make up some suitable Viking names for your friends and family. Remember to describe something about each person’s appearance or characteristics.
  •  Research some simple Viking embroidery patterns. Using a needle and coloured threads, embroider a small handkerchief. Maybe you could give it to someone as a present?
  • Look at animals in Viking art (search online for the Urnes or Jellinge styles). Can you design and draw an imaginary beast to make a fantastic pattern?
  • Find out more about the Futhark alphabet (also known as the runic alphabet), used by the Vikings. Write a short message using the runic characters. Vikings wrote on wood, bone and stone. What will you use?

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.

Reading continues to be a priority in Year 4 and we ask that you hear your child read daily and please record what they have read in their reading records on the page next to their homework and include any words or comprehension skills that they are struggling with.

Children will be practising handwriting daily. They will be continuing to join all their letters using a cursive script. Once their handwriting is all joined and presented neatly they will be awarded the pen license.