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24/09/21

Reading is at the heart of everything we do and the love for reading very apparent at HPAB - even at breaktimes! https://t.co/2QqNqiCu4y

23/09/21

'Never stop reading' is our message here at HPAB! Our Year 6's have got off to a flying start completing their bookmarks already! https://t.co/tTdlOFbpea

20/09/21

Reading is a key priorty for us at and we encourage reading in our staff room with our staff sharing library. Reading is all around us! https://t.co/OiSpS5nW4O

17/09/21

Year 2 have been settling back into school life at HPAB and approaching learning with enthusiasm and joy! They have been reading Amazing Grace and have written a description of the main character using features from the author’s work. https://t.co/7T6HWbWExT

17/09/21

This week we look at the work Year 4 have been doing and they have been really busy writing letters to the author of Anna Hibicus. They have written letters asking question and they are hoping for some answers too! https://t.co/aCx7qq0ma4

14/09/21

Year 2 have been settling back into school life at HPAB and approaching learning with enthusiasm and joy! They have been reading Amazing Grace and have written a description of the main character using features from the author’s work. https://t.co/9CH1Y1NEmU

14/09/21

Our new to Reception children enjoyed a little bit of creative play today in the mud kitchen....yummy - what's for dinner? https://t.co/r8UG7uL66H

13/09/21

We are proud to announce our Uniforn Swap Shop is now open. Please contact the office for an appointment. Working together as a community https://t.co/S94qRUfxD4

13/09/21

We are committed to making our community the best it can be. We share any left over lunches with our families and neighbours. 'A small act of kindness can have a large impact https://t.co/5WWya1VMfj

10/09/21

The first week back at school and all children have settled into the school routine. In assembly we read the book 'I promise' and we all made our own learning promises. Thank you for the inspiration! https://t.co/Iw0VTnmuXk

10/09/21

Our first Principal awards of the year were given out today. They are being worn proudly after receiving them for hard work, reading or kindness! Well done! https://t.co/Jvb7w5JAQh

06/09/21

A fantastic way to start our Monday with a whole school assembly. We discussed reading and our learning promise for the year! https://t.co/aTjfHDwHiX

03/09/21

A great new staffroom ready for our staff at HPAB. https://t.co/fW41gy99af

03/09/21

All set today for welcoming back our children. https://t.co/MRNDtGMWWG

02/09/21

Reading areas are looking ready to welcome our children back tomorrow https://t.co/MSQ4ObSDXh

02/09/21

Day 2 of Inset training today for our wonderful We are really looking forward to welcoming back all of our children tomorrow. https://t.co/WRAf7lEZNN

01/09/21

Team building in process...a scavenger hunt - Teachers Addition! Lots of fun on the first day already! https://t.co/966X4KvcKN

01/09/21

We are welcoming back all of our staff with a wellbeing gift that will last the year! Essentials for a teacher...water bottle, sweets and a pen! https://t.co/KXPFL6z1y6

27/08/21

It's the final day of our Year 6 Summer School and we are so proud of our children! They have revised figuarative language, written short stories, added/subtracted fractions and also revised stratiegies for calculating using the 4 operations! Well done!

24/08/21

Day 2 of Year 6 Summer School starts today with some reading and extracting answers from the text. https://t.co/FLEHybQXfi

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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 Benson. 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. 

Implementation
We recognise that children join HPAB 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 HPAB teaches the key elements of the National Curriculum and allows for them to be applied in a practical context.  We work closely with Croydon 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.