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We will miss you, Mr Hollis! So grateful for all the support and care you’ve given to our Oli. Dedicated educators like you make a big difference! And if they’re fashion icons even better 🤣🤣


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No one like Mr Hollis, we are more than sad he is moving on ...thank you for everything..YOU ROCK! 👍🏼❤👍🏼


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Loving the look Mr Hollis - we always said you were a !


Who enjoyed Purley Wayves? 🌊 🌊 Not everyday you build a beach at a primary school!


WHAT A CARNIVAL!!! Thank you to the entire PW community who go above and beyond! I expect to come and see it BIGGER and BETTER next year!


Mr Hollis representing Beauty and the Brains Events whilst wearing


GET EXCITED FOR CARNIVAL! Mr Hollis is! See you all at 3pm!


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The table is ready for the summer fete tomorrow.


Year 1 are making some super pizzas! They look delicious!!😃


Year 2 are having a fabulous time at Brighton!!! The beach is definitely our happy place!😎


Year 2 are having a fabulous time at the British Museum and Art Gallery in Brighton.


We are so lucky to have Mr White in our wraparound team! He’s currently showing the children his racing chair from the European championships!


Teddy Bear’s picnic round 2!!!


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The deadline for buying your raffle tickets is 18 July - you could win a share of £5000! The PTA receives half of all ticket sales - please share! Thanks for your support - good luck 🤞🏽


Teddy Bear’s Picnic 2022 Day 1


All set for our first Teddy Bear’s picnic!!


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Can you donate some sweets or a bottle for our fundraising tombola at the summer carnival? We are grateful for any contributions! ❤️💙


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We had a great evening too, !


What a match! Great support! Loved every minute of our match with and it was great to see Miss Parris again!


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OK, so we’ve joined Insta. Don’t let us be the group with no followers! - please share ⁦ ❤️💙

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Religious Education

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we believe that Religious Education is important to ensure that children fully understand the major world religions and as a result the beliefs of different individuals. Furthermore, RE is intrinsic in ensuring a culture of mutual respect and tolerance in the diverse society in which we live, as a result strengthening community cohesion. Religious Education covers challenging questions and provokes children to consider their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious).

The programme of study used is planned in Croydon’s Locally Agreed Syllabus where the six major world religions are studied and investigated through the areas of study of authority and worship, sacred and inspirational writings, lifestyle and celebrations and challenge units. Throughout the curriculum, other religions and world beliefs and those of the academy’s local community may also be studied using the challenge units.

HF Curriculum Lead - Sam French



Christianity: Creation Story.  

Does God want Christians to look after the world?  

Christmas: Incarnation 

What gifts might Christians in my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem? 

Christianity: Jesus as a friend 

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship? 


Easter - Palm Sunday  

Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?  

Judaism: Shabbat 


s Shabbat important to Jewish children?  


Judaism: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur  

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?  



Christianity- Jesus and his teaching  

Is it possible to be kind to everyone all the time?  


Christmas – Jesus as a gift from God 


Why do Christians believe that God gave Jesus to the world?  

Islam: Prayer at home.  

Does praying at regular intervals help a Muslim in his/her everyday life?   

Christianity: Easter – Resurrection 

How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?  

Islam – Community and Belonging 


Does going to a Mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging 

Islam – Hajj 


Does completing Hajj make a Muslim a better person? 



Sikhism: The Amrit Ceremony and the Khalsa. The Amrit Ceremony and the  

Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?  


Key Question:  

Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh? 

Christianity: Christmas 


Has Christmas lost its true meaning?  

Christianity:  Miracles  


Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?  

Christianity – Easter/Forgiveness 


What is good about Good Friday?  

Sikhism: Sharing and Community 

Do you think it is important to share?  

Sikhism: Prayer and worship 

What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?  



Buddhism: Buddha’s teaching 

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?  

Christianity: Incarnation 

What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?  

Buddhism: The 8-fold path 

Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?  

Christianity: Salvation/Easter 

Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?  

Buddhism: The 8-fold path 

What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life? 

Christianity: Prayer and Worship 

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?  



Hinduism: Prayer and Workshop 

What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?  

Christianity: Incarnation/Christmas 

Is the Christmas story true?  

Hinduism: Hindu Beliefs 

How can Braham be everywhere and in everything? 

Christianity: Easter/Salvation 

How significant is it for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die?  

Hinduism: Beliefs and moral values. 

Do beliefs in Karma, Samsara and Moksha help Hindus lead good lives?  

Christianity: Beliefs and Practices 

What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?  



Islam: Beliefs and Practices 

What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?  

Christianity: Christmas 

Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?  

Christianity: Beliefs and Meaning 

Is anything even eternal?  

Christianity: Easter/Gospel 

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?  

Islam: Beliefs and moral values  

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?  


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