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12/02/20

❤️ Tomorrow is our PTA Valentines Cake Sale. ❤️ We are asking any student who wears red to school tomorrow to bring a cake for the bake sale. ❤️

09/02/20

Reminder to all parents that we will be closed to all students on Friday 14th February for our Federation inset day. All children return after half term on Monday 24th February at 8:40am

06/02/20

Can't find a school letter? You can find them all here https://t.co/xMO4LtXT0d Remember we are going paperless soon!

06/02/20

Retweetd From HarrisMerton

Our Year 7 girls played a federation league game at home against Harris Academy Peckham last week. The girls played a fantastic game winning 7-0 with Tianna Reader scoring all 7 goals. Well played girls! https://t.co/B5NKuBhnkX

06/02/20

We will be holding a meeting for our upcoming Kingswood residential trip for parents and carers, to find out information about the trip and to ask any questions you may have. Tuesday 11th February at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.

15/01/20

Retweetd From Wimbledon High

The first session of 2020 taking place! A group of local school children have been buddied up with our and students for a fun day of baking and music. https://t.co/kpUYJPdN8P

19/12/19

Please remember that school closes on Friday 20th December at 13:30 for all children. The staff at Harris Primary Merton wish all our families a lovely break and we will see all our students when they return on 7th January 2020.

17/12/19

It was our annual Christmas dinner today. Thanks to all the elves who helped. https://t.co/R31xOLh7ME

17/12/19

Retweetd From Rachael Wardell

Brilliant afternoon for me. Thank you for hosting me in their ARP, and to SaLT, Verity Woodfield for letting me shadow her work. 👍

17/12/19

Amazing singing year 6! https://t.co/OGwIbRpt2Q

17/12/19

Amazing singing from year 5! Well done everyone. https://t.co/UAUsROyRjl

17/12/19

Year 5 rocking around the Christmas tree 🎄 https://t.co/3FrJjMjbdC

16/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We are so excited to be at Harris Primary Merton today for our subject day for our . . https://t.co/6XgE71GCfn

16/12/19

Well done to all the children who sang in the year 3 and 4 performance this evening. Thankyou to all the adults who came to support them. https://t.co/8CXEv19IcD

16/12/19

Well done to all our year 3 and 4 children who sang in their Christmas Performance tonight. https://t.co/hJqT4YuUOd

14/12/19

Our amazing reception children celebrating during their Christmas performance. https://t.co/XmT7udCF2Y

14/12/19

Fantastic singing from our KS1 children. https://t.co/D7tBS2LhoK

14/12/19

Well done to KS1 for their amazing performance of “Whoops a daisy angel”. https://t.co/B4BiVT5GQh

29/10/19

Remember that it is ‘Autumn Dress-Up Day at HPAM this Friday (1st November). Children can come to school dressed in a seasonal costume or a favourite character. https://t.co/4Ei8PbEM4N

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PSHE

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy. 
The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of PSHE teaching at Harris Primary Academy Merton. This is to be used by staff to clarify expectations, highlight the resources that we have at our disposal, and to ensure that a high-quality PSHE curriculum is being taught to all.  

Within PSHE at Harris Primary Merton, we want our children to learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their communities, building on their own experiences and on the Early Learning Goals for personal, social and emotional development within the EYFS. To achieve this, they will learn the basic rules and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving appropriately. They also have opportunities to show that they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. They will begin to learn about their own and other people's feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and other people. As members of a class and school community, they will learn social skills, such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and identify bullying. They will begin to take an active part in the life of their school and the wider community. 

As they mature and develop during Key Stage 2, they will learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. They learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it. They develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions. They learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities. As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes of puberty and transfer to secondary school with support and encouragement from the school. They learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment; to take more responsibility, individually and as a group, and for their own learning. 
 
Implementation:  
What does PSHE look like at HPAM? Overview: 

At Harris Primary Merton we follow the SCARF PSHE program, which is a whole school approach that provides a scheme of learning from the foundation stage through to Key Stage 2. 

SCARF, standing for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship is mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study. It is centred on a values based, ‘Growth Mindset’ approach and is divided into six half- termly units. The units are tailored to each year group under the following themes. 

  • Being my Best 

  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Keeping Myself Safe 

  • Valuing Difference 

  • Growing and Changing 

  • Rights and Responsibilities 

 

As well as the SCARF scheme, we also have eleven ‘Value words’ at HPAM; one for each school month. These words are embedded into the curriculum and school ethos through weekly assemblies, stories, songs and PSHE lessons. They are: The Golden Rules (Show Respect, Take Responsibility and Always Make the Right Choice), Empathy, Friendship, Positivity, Creativity, Individuality, Curiosity, Kindness, Resilience, Patience and Courage. The British Values: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Mutual Respect, Individual Liberty, Tolerance of those of Different Faith and Beliefs are also highlighted through assemblies and within the PSHE curriculum.    

Each year group has a PSHE celebration book, which they will use to record the learning in each class. The children are taught PSHE once a week, with the expectation that one piece of work/photographic evidence will be added to the shared book by one class every week. One piece of work/evidence per month will focus on the teaching of the ‘Value word’ of the month. 

Every teacher has access to SCARF online resources which include lesson plans and additional resources for use/amendment. A lesson plan example is shown below:   

As well as using the SCARF scheme and focusing on our monthly value words, we also implement and place high importance on themed weeks, such as ‘Anti- Bullying Week’, ‘Wellbeing Week’ and Safety Week’. These weeks involve a wide range of activities, such as workshops, mufti days and visits from external agencies. Whilst always full of fun, they promote important messages about health, safety and wellbeing. 

Impact: Evidence and Assessment 

PSHE lessons are evidenced using the year group celebration book. All teachers are encouraged to be flexible and imaginative in the way that they choose to record their lessons. They may choose to use photographs of lessons with annotations or speech bubbles. Alternatively, they may choose a piece of written work from a group or individual children One piece of work from the year group will be entered each week to show learning across each unit topic and incorporating our Value word.  

At Harris Primary Merton, we expect the children to show evidence through their class books and building on key skills each year. Children are given a safe space in which to discuss their feelings, opinions and develop their emotional intelligence. Our teachers include a range of formal and informal assessment tools to review how the children have progressed over the term. This includes:  

  • circle time and pupil voice 

  • focus questions designed to challenge misconceptions   

  • enquiry tasks    

  • standards of learning in independent tasks   

  • end of unit questions and quizzing  

 

 

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