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04/07/19

We’re proud to announce we’ve just received our Level 3 Gardening Award! https://t.co/tSdxgd1e9L

28/06/19

A “wild” picnic on our roof terrace today to celebrate the end of Thank you for our yummy lunches! https://t.co/EkjbaDj17Z

21/06/19

An example of the amazing progress our Reception children are making. Writing this week compared with only 2 months ago! https://t.co/5qKBzk9dpU

19/06/19

Learning in Early Years today. https://t.co/hFUjA91AOc

19/06/19

Snail racing and planting this week. https://t.co/PWopGNeHPt

17/06/19

Monday morning excitement! Our mushrooms have grown. https://t.co/iRfIPcualL

21/05/19

Eco club having fun in the sun planting succulent mini gardens! https://t.co/8tpSUUqonq

20/05/19

Children enjoying lunchtime club today. https://t.co/n9DyBk3kFz

26/04/19

Movie night! Thanks to our fabulous PTA for arranging. https://t.co/yHvRPlnL4f

05/04/19

We had a special visitor in the academy today. Thank you Easter bunny and HPAPW PTA for our yummy eggs. https://t.co/po86F4of4L

05/04/19

Huge congratulations to all the children who received their Silver Attendance Certificate today. All of these children have 100% attendance since September. Amazing! https://t.co/buu5eT0BXr

05/04/19

Congratulations to all the children achieving 100% this term. These children received their Bronze Certificate! https://t.co/2af18NBSqy

03/04/19

Our children engrossed in reading at after school club tonight. Great phonics teaching resulting in a love of literature. https://t.co/T3jRSqem0b

03/04/19

Our talented HPAPW artists! https://t.co/7vVfLtUTOs

18/03/19

It’s a beautiful day for lunchtime play at Purley Way! https://t.co/by99FPG9kk

07/03/19

We’ve had a brilliant World Book Day! Thank you parents and carers for all your hard work with the costumes! https://t.co/C00JQ3tMnW

07/03/19

Just some of our children getting in to character today! https://t.co/fb2Kw1lMR1

07/03/19

Wally is even busy hiding in our learning for today.....can you spot him? https://t.co/GJxtRAdqBG

07/03/19

It’s World Book Day and the team at HPAPW are very excited! https://t.co/q5nLxbJlQY

05/03/19

We love writing at HPAPW! Nathanael wrote a whole dinosaur story today - well done. https://t.co/DAeEIBn9MQ

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Early Years

Children within the Early Years learn through a range of play-based opportunities as well as adult led and independent activities. At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we plan a wide range of exciting activities that promote independence, communication, self-confidence, determination, the ability to think critically and opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas. The children have independent access to a stimulating curriculum both inside and out of the classroom on a daily basis.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provides a structure of learning opportunities through which we develop the different aspects of early education.

We believe our curriculum helps children meet learning opportunities within a happy, secure and interesting environment through practical activity, enquiry and purposeful play, with consolidation through practice, talk and reflection.

We plan activities and lessons carefully to inspire the children's curiosity, understanding and development. All seven main areas of learning are incorporated into the indoor and outdoor provision and planning is cross curricular across all areas. Throughout the EYFS curriculum, we are always incorporating children’s skills and development under the characteristics of effective learning.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into “prime” and “specific” areas of learning:

Prime Areas

The three prime areas of learning form the foundations for all future learning and therefore place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that all children feel, happy, secure and settled into the school environment.

Personal and Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Specific Areas

There are four specific areas of learning which supplement the prime areas and allow children to become confident active learners when the prime areas of learning have been supported and applied. Through these areas, we believe children can further develop their knowledge of the world around them and develop an understanding of all future learning that waits them. Here children will continue to become effective learners and develop the dispositions to learning through being curious, resourceful, persistent and courageous.

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • The world
  • Technology
  • People and Communities

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we believe the holistic development of children is paramount and we take great pride in understanding the uniqueness of each child. We are proud that children in our Early Years setting move to Key Stage One as confident, happy and resilient students, who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to progress through their time with us.

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