❤️ 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. ❤️


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


Can't find a school letter? You can find them all here Remember we are going paperless soon!


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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!


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.


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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.


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.


It was our annual Christmas dinner today. Thanks to all the elves who helped.


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


Amazing singing year 6!


Amazing singing from year 5! Well done everyone.


Year 5 rocking around the Christmas tree 🎄


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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.


Well done to all our year 3 and 4 children who sang in their Christmas Performance tonight.


Our amazing reception children celebrating during their Christmas performance.


Fantastic singing from our KS1 children.


Well done to KS1 for their amazing performance of “Whoops a daisy angel”.


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.

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 Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 

 The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of Computing teaching at Harris Primary 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 Computing curriculum is being taught to all.  

 A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. Computing builds on the Technology aspect of the Early Learning Goals within the EYFS. 

 The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. 

 Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – are able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable to prepare them for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. 

 At Harris Primary Merton, we want all children to become practical problem solvers who apply invention and resourcefulness to real-world systems and ideas. This combination of principles, practice and invention makes computing an extraordinarily useful and intensely creative subject, suffused with excitement, both visceral (‘it works!’) and intellectual (‘that is so beautiful’). Within Computing at Harris Primary Merton, we aim to educate, engage and enthuse our pupils. 

 Implementation: What does Computing look like at HPAM Overview: 

As Computing is a statutory subject, all classes teach and learn Computing at least once a week as well as discreetly with other subjects 

Harris Primary Merton’s Long-Term Overview for Computing is shown below. 

Year Group 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 



Computer Orientation and Online Safety   


Programming and Pictograms  


Lego Builders and Photography  




Animated Story Books  

Spreadsheets and Technology outside the school  




Computer Orientation  





Online Safety  

Effective Searching and Questioning  

Creating Pictures and making music  


Presenting ideas 







Online Safety  

Spreadsheets and touch typing  

Email, including emailing safety  


Branching Databases  








Online Safety and Spreadsheets  

Writing for different audiences  





Effective Searching  

Touch type and hardware investigators  






Online Safety and Databases  

Game Creators and Spreadsheets  


3D Modelling  

Concept Maps  

Computing Application  



Online Safety and Blogging  

Spreadsheets and Networks  

Text Adventures  



Computer Application  


The teaching of Computing at Harris Primary Merton places problem solving at the heart of learning. We use a variety of programs from the LGFL ‘London Grid for Learning’ website, Scratch as a block-based visual application to teach programming, Flowol and Microsoft office, including spreadsheets, word and PowerPoint.   

 Each computing unit is planned so that it; 

  • - is engaging and sets a purpose. 

  • - links with other curriculum areas 

  • - lessons are practical and provide opportunities for collaborative project work   

The teaching and learning of computing adopted here is one of effective practice, we consider effective to mean those things which best contribute to pupil outcomes across the computing curriculum. The ideas of the computing learning are through experiment, discussion and making which run throughout the units.   

 Impact: Evidence and Assessment 
Evidence of progression in computing is collected in named school files on the server where pupils pick and save work to include and it is shared with their peers to assess and discuss; learning is also evidenced in each class teacher book to record assessment for learning each session. At Harris Primary Merton we believe that when assessing computing it is important to look for evidence of knowledge of understanding as well as technical skills. Asking pupils to talk about what they have learned as well as showing the work they have completed, will provide important evidence of learning. We assess through observation of work on tasks, contribution to class discussion and peer discussions.  

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