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05/03/21

Our masked reader answers will be posted in your class team today as well as our world book day newsletter.

04/03/21

A gentle reminder that road restrictions are in place on Ivy Gardens. Parents will be unable to drive down this road to park at the start and end of the day.

04/03/21

Retweetd From Saqib khan

Ready for world book Day! https://t.co/A9f9LjN7z0

04/03/21

Who is our 5th Masked Reader - The Lion! https://t.co/lSa6yBN8XY

04/03/21

Retweetd From Katie Tilcock

Happy world book day from Lexie. https://t.co/pNyUCt4O1h

04/03/21

Retweetd From Jo Harries

World book day! Bear, from the Bear and the Piano, Max from Where the Wild Things Are, and Peter from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. https://t.co/4NHzlVDOHy

02/03/21

Who is our third masked reader! The Shark has been posted in your class team for voting!

01/03/21

Retweetd From PE at Home

This week the team bring you special edition dodgeball resources - our KS1 and KS2 cards have been authored in collaboration with the fantastic students ! Please feel free download your copy at https://t.co/jWLiVLQeuE https://t.co/Npn9eatNeI

01/03/21

Our second masked reader has been posted. Who is behind the Alien face? https://t.co/8fuGPFqJHv

01/03/21

We have uploaded a book called Gordon the Uncertainty Giant by to support children about the current changes relating to Covid 19. This can be downloaded from our parents CV19 Resource Area

01/03/21

We will be posting our second masked reader at 2:00! Who is the alien? Families, please feel free to tweet us videos of our lovely children guessing who it is/trying to figure it out! We can't wait to see what everyone guesses.

01/03/21

Retweetd From Jo Harries

kids absolutely loved the masked reader. We are all looking forward to these every day!

01/03/21

We had a lot of fun making them! the next one is at 2:00! Who is the alien?

01/03/21

We've uploaded a Back to School social story by to support with any anxiety your child may have about returning on March 8th. This can be found in your Class Teams - File area. It will also be in the Parent and Carer section of the website. https://t.co/NTfkyGQqlt

01/03/21

Who can it be! Listen to Unicorn reading in your class team. Remember to vote for the teacher once you have watched it! https://t.co/zmpV8gDdNk

28/02/21

We will be posting our first masked reader on your class team tomorrow morning - all you have to do is vote!

26/02/21

Please check your emails for information about a return to school workshop for all families at Harris Primary Merton. If you know of other Merton families who may benefit please feel free to share :) https://t.co/hxK3mtsPW8

26/02/21

Merton and Sutton are offering a wellbeing workshop to support children with anxiety. Details below. https://t.co/fJq5RrJZQJ

25/02/21

Retweetd From Merton Libraries

You can download our app on your Apple or Android device and access your library anytime, anywhere on the go. https://t.co/CGoVeYuxCB

25/02/21

If you feel your child may need support. Call the office and ask to talk to Miss Tami about ways we can direct you and your family returning on March 8th. https://t.co/NvyXN5oYuu

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Getting School Ready (EYFS)

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Welcome to Harris Primary Academy Merton


We are delighted that you have chosen Harris Primary Academy Merton (HPAM) for your child and we look foward to welcoming you in September 2020.   We are very proud of our successes and the excellent relationships we have with our children and families. 

You will of already recieved a copy of your child's welcome letter, this includes important information about your child's transition and upcoming correspondence.  If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at info@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk


Admissions 


You should of by now recieved an admissions pack for your child.  This will include lots of important information for your reference and will include paperwork that you must complete regarding your child(ren).  

As part of the transition process children new to the academy usually recieve a home visit.  Due to the current circumstances all parents and children will be invited to an induction meeting within school at the begining of September instead.  This will be an opportunity to share information about your child with a member of our Early Years team and will enable you to ask any questions that you may have. 

If you do not complete the admissions paperwork and attend your child's induction meeting you will delay your child's start date. 

Children with additional needs including speech and language therapy. 

If your child has any reports or appointments with outside agencies including paediatrics.  Can you please let us know as soon as possible to ensure we are planning to meet your child's needs including supporting with additional transition.  


Getting Your Child Ready for School


We know that as parents/carers you can give your child a great deal of help at home. Here are some suggestions of ways to support your child’s learning at home.

  • Talk to your child and listen and respond to their answers. Encourage waiting to talk and taking turns to respond. Use family meal times as an opportunity to discuss and share experiences.
  • Encourage playing with other children, turn taking and sharing toys.
  • Show your child how to put his/her coat on. Let them practise dressing up for imaginary play.
  • Encourage quiet times and active times.
  • Encourage tidy up times after a toy has been used.
  • Read stories to your child to foster a love of books and to show how to take care of books.
  • Join the local library and encourage your child to choose books to borrow.
  • Sing rhymes and songs with your child – so much about speech and language can be learnt from nursery rhymes.
  • Provide lots of writing equipment. Draw your child’s attention to signs – shop names, street names, posters etc. Encourage drawing, colouring and tracing.
  • Help with simple mathematical skills – counting and matching using everyday objects.
  • Use bath time creatively e.g. bubbles, pouring, tea sets, sponges.
  • Play games e.g. Kim’s game, snakes and ladders, I spy.

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