A friendly reminder that it is an Inset day at HPAM on Friday 11th October and school will not be open to any pupils.


Don't forget to come along to our Macmillan coffee morning today at 8:45 in our dance studio. Bring a cake to share and enjoy a coffee on us. We hope to see you there!


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Proud to announce two of our local primary schools – and William Morris Primary are working with to give children at these schools the chance to form their own band and learn to play music together. Big Thank You to PHCC and Rocksteady for the funding!!


Remember that cars are no longer able to drive into Ivy Gardens during the Safety Zone consultation period. There is no access restrictions during the following times: 8.00 - 9.30am and 2.30 - 3.30pm For more information please see the Website


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A beautiful day at Harris Primary Merton ❤ well done everyone 🌹🌹


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We recently celebrated the official opening of our additional resource base sensory garden with staff, parents and governors. Thanks go to who provided us with a grant to allow to make our vision possible.


The parent winners!


The runners up


Next time don’t drop the ball Mr Dunn!


Today we had our teachers v parents rounders game!


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Huge congratulations to on achieving the Healthy Schools Silver Award


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Secondary trainees amazed by the depth of skills and knowledge demonstrated by children in Years 4 to 6 Looking forward to teaching Reading comprehension groups this afternoon


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Great skills developed with a real focus on collaborative learning with the iPad


Children finish school tomorrow at 1:30. Please remember to collect your child at this time.


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The amazing students continue to make outstanding progress through our Raising Self-Esteem Programme. We are all extremely grateful to for their continued support in enabling this crucial work to take place. Helping Young People Grow.


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Tyreses Egg Sheeran did well!


What an EGGcellent display of art we had from our children during our recent egg decorating competition. Well done to all participants and an extra well done to all of the winners.


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. Surprised.


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Today is ! Many thanks to and for coming to library this morning to deliver this fantastic session to school children from

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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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