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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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


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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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:


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 3 Learning Overview - Summer 2 Term 2019

What are we learning?

Our topic for this half of the term is ‘Tremors’.  

As scientists, we will be comparing how things move on different surfaces.  We will notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act as a distance.  We will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.  We will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet and identify some magnetic materials.  We will learn to describe magnets as having two poles and predict whether two magnets will attract of repel each other, depending on which poles are facing. 

As geographers, we will describe and understand the key aspects of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.  We will use maps, atlases and globes to locate countries and describe features studied. 

As historians, we will address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference.  We will construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.  We will learn about historical events from the Roman times, comparing Roman life before and after a natural disaster. 

In addition:

In English, we will be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit.  We will be discussing a range of writing in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.  We will continue to extend a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions and prepositions.  We will continue to use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense.  We shall read aloud our own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear. 

In mathematics, we will be continuing to work on money, reading time and revising topics in the year.

In computing, we will be learning how to de-bug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems and will solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.     

In music, we will be continuing to learn the violin.

Key information:

P.E. Kit:  Please make sure your children have shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a Harris PE t-shirt with the school logo, black plimsolls or trainers and white socks in a named P.E. bag in school. Children in Goldcrest class will have P.E on Monday and Tuesday, and children in Nightingale class will have P.E on Monday and Thursday. 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 last term.

Violin lessons:  Violin lessons take place on Tuesdays; children will continue to take their violins home with them to enable them to practise during the week.  We recommend that children practise every day for 10 minutes.  Violins will be sent home on a Tuesday and must come back into school on the following Monday so that they can be tuned ready for the lesson on Tuesday.

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

TThis half term's home leraning project is focused on our theme, ‘Tremors!’  Home learning projects will be due on Tuesday 16th July 2019.

The home learning project is a way for your child to show off the learning that they have been doing throughout the term, this is an opportunity for children to present their learning in a way that interests them.

Ideas for end of term projects include:

·         With a parent or carer, create your own mini erupting volcano using baking soda and vinegar.

·         Design a poster to show volcano’s main features. Make sure you label its important parts.

·         Research a volcanic eruption of your choice (not one you’ve studied in class). Produce a fact file about the eruption.

·         Find out why people still live close to volcanoes despite the risk s. Think about soil, new land, building materials, mineral deposits, hot spring and spas.

·         What is the Richter scale?

·         Write a short story about surviving an earthquake.

·         Design an earthquake-proof house.