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09/10/19

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

25/09/19

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!

17/09/19

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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!! https://t.co/jEZIEHM5wp

06/09/19

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

06/09/19

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A beautiful day at Harris Primary Merton ❤ well done everyone 🌹🌹 https://t.co/ecyy1Qfdt8

06/09/19

Stay up to date with what is happening at Harris Primary Merton. Click https://t.co/SlHyERaDhK to access our school calendar.

23/06/19

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. https://t.co/jIYtnI5fix

20/06/19

The parent winners! https://t.co/3az8kEOqme

20/06/19

The runners up https://t.co/hf6Ddho7nC

20/06/19

Next time don’t drop the ball Mr Dunn! https://t.co/6x0JlQ6NvQ

20/06/19

Today we had our teachers v parents rounders game! https://t.co/3jibSsoYzS

23/05/19

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Huge congratulations to on achieving the Healthy Schools Silver Award https://t.co/P4wjPPkDUC

23/05/19

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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 https://t.co/8I2K7zaS2u

23/05/19

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Great skills developed with a real focus on collaborative learning with the iPad https://t.co/gY4rvHYwoA

04/04/19

Children finish school tomorrow at 1:30. Please remember to collect your child at this time. https://t.co/pc17HgeQbo

03/04/19

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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. https://t.co/qC6jtKxROH

03/04/19

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Tyreses Egg Sheeran did well! https://t.co/az4jpilFmL

03/04/19

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. https://t.co/t6jnf2mqFN

11/03/19

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. Surprised. https://t.co/cbaicGRB9G

11/03/19

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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 https://t.co/mIDY8S49dY

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Physical Education

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
Physical Education is very high on the agenda for all our pupils at Harris Primary Academy Merton. From EYFS to Year 6 and beyond, we recognise it is the only subject whose primary focus is on physical development, in addition to building on spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. 

We believe that at a time when there are growing health concerns over children nationally, we should inspire our children to become healthy, active learners.  Our curriculum aims to be the springboard towards a physically active life by introducing children to different sports and movements.  Moreover, P.E enables children to develop teamwork, leadership and resilience in an alternative setting to the classroom. 

At Harris Primary Merton we are situated near two athletics stadiums, Tooting running stadium and David Weir leisure centre - an elite athletics stadium.  All of our students have the opportunity to visit these locations and become inspired at the Harris Federation Sports Day.   

 Implementation: 

We recognise that children join Harris Primary Merton with different physical abilities, and ensure that everyone is catered for.  This means providing all children with at two hours of PE a week, as well as other sporting opportunities (in after school clubs, lunchtime clubs, or through competitions) for those that want to pursue particular sports or events. 

Physical Education at Harris Primary Merton teaches the key elements of the National Curriculum and allows for them to be applied in a practical context.  We work closely with Merton School Sports Partnership and use their Primary Schools Games Competition Calendar to select key events and teach that particular sport for one half term. The lessons are divided into the key skills needed to succeed in each sport. At the end of the half term we take part in intra competitions, allowing the children to apply their skills. 

Our teachers deliver PE using a consistent formula which enables children to succeed, but more importantly, understand the value of this success. Teachers are given CPD training and are supported by expert coaches and can team teach with the PE coordinator.   

Children who meet the National Curriculum objectives by demonstrating aptitude in skill, competitiveness, fairness and respect are chosen to represent the school at cross-school events. In Year 4, pupils are provided with swimming lessons to ensure they are taught the vital life skills of becoming proficient swimmers with an understanding of water safety. In Year 3 the school has taken on board the national Mile a Day. This is 10 minutes of jogging every day and the benefits are great; the initiative aims to promote a positive mind, positive body hopefully leading to a healthy positive future both physically and mentally.  

 Impact 

Our teachers make formative assessments throughout the year, and records children’s progress in a teacher book; the is a record of the learning that has taken place and notes on pupil development and progression. Every child’s progress is measured against the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, which is fed back to parents at the end of the year. 

 

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