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First day of the nativity complete! The children, staff and parents have all worked together to make this magic happen! From singing practice and line rehearsals to set design and costume creating - thank you and well done to everyone who helped make our nativity so special!


Pupil Parliament were hard at work creating heartfelt Christmas cards in support of the Bromley Loneliness Campaign. All cards for the campaign will be sent off on the 7th - please drop creations into school! The more the merrier ! 🎄✨♥️


This is looking closer to the £7500 mark now! WOW. Huge thank you to our PTA, parents and staff that actively worked so hard together to achieve this from our Christmas Fair. What a community!


Today some pupils took part in some cooking! We were inspired by Omari McQueen - a 14 year old vegan chef / entrepreneur! We made tropical rocky roads and I think from the chocolatey smiles it’s safe to say we had a fabulous morning!


Today was full of fun, laughter and history! We hosted some special guests who engaged the whole school in celebrating black history through exploration of music, dance and African stories! Assemblies, workshops and playground music made today busy and brilliant!


Year 5 had the best day today at the - their science this half term has been based on Space and today’s trip help bring their learning to life beyond the classroom! They were fascinated by the size of the rockets they saw!


We are so proud to celebrate black history through our curriculum all year round, but we also know how important it is to inspire pupils further at this important time in our calendars. We know the children are going to have immersive, authentic learning experiences!


We are genuinely the luckiest school to have such an incredible team of teaching assistants and 1:1 support assistants! These guys work relentlessly to support our students and give the highest level of pastoral care! we showered them in love at a special breakfast in the library


Harvest is here! For those that can, we are kindly asking for donations this week to support others in our local community. We want to work together to send off a range of food and non- food items to the Bromley Living Well Food Bank.


Year 3 got further immersed in the learning about the Stone Age with their wow day workshop! They will write a recount about their learning and experiences from our special visitors!


Today we were busy evaluating our Year 6 leadership applications and holding interviews for Heads of School! We have been blown away by the quality of applications this year - written with passion, enthusiasm and a clear sense of pride for being a member of our school community!


Tonight our teachers met up with colleagues from and to talk all things writing! Across the 3 schools there is a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for teaching and learning.


Tonight our teachers met up with colleagues from and to talk all things writing! Across the 3 schools there is a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for teaching and learning.


Over the weekend two of our little learners and their family set up a lemonade stall to raise some money for the new Pupil Parliament! We are so proud and grateful for their initiative, kindness and hard work out in the community


Thumbs up for the end of a super maths lesson! Miss Nixon was lucky enough to teach Robins this morning and was blown away by their learning behaviours and mathematical ability! Well done Robins!


Here they are! Pupil Parliament 23-24. What a fantastic bunch - we cannot wait to get started with planning the year ahead. We are incredibly proud of every single student that ran for Pupil Parliament this year. It was close for many of the voting results. Well done all.


What a brilliant ‘Election Day’ we had at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham! We set up our ‘Polling Station’ to give the children a real life experience of what voting will be like in later life. We cannot wait to announce the results tomorrow. Good Luck!


PE in the sunshine! The teamwork and support the children show one another across the curriculum really impresses the staff here at HPABe!


What a week! Welcome back everyone! We have had such a wonderful first week back here at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham. The children’s confidence and readiness to learn has been event across the school; we are so proud of each and every one of them!


Our wonderful new reception Children have settled beautifully into academy life and taken everything in their stride. We are so pleased that they begin their learning journey with us and cannot wait to see them shine. Superstars ⭐️

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Early Years

Welcome to year R.

We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues their learning journey with us! This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Miss Hookway is teaching in Foxes Class this year

and Ms Hunte is teaching in Badgers Class.


Key Times 


Children will be given Read Write Inc books to read or links to videos to watch. Please have a look at your child’s plastic wallet which will contain all the information needed. You will need to bring the plastic wallets back every day.  

Please ensure you are reading with your child every night as this is crucial for the development of their literacy skills. Families are able to loan books from the library trolley located just inside the Reception Area by the gate. 


In year R, the PE day is Monday. The children only start getting changed into PE kit from Spring Term, before that they stay in their uniform.

Please ensure that your child has their full, named PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings before PE day.


Every term we have 2 Wow days.  These are an opportunity to further enrich the children's learning by taking part in workshops or going off site to visit places linked to their curriculum topics. 


Key Times 

In EYFS, children will start at 8:40am and will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:30pm.  


What are we learning?  

See the curriculum map on the subject page and view our looking forward letter at the bottom of the page for more details on what the children will be covering in class.

How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you. This is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses across the EYFS curriculum. If your child is not yet able to read, please read to them. 

Evidence and Assessment
At HPABE we evidence the children’s learning through the online assessment and evidence programme Evidence Me.  You are able to submit observations to us and we can share your child's learning through this digital online platform.

The children have writing, phonics and maths books.

Reception baseline assessments are completed by the end of week 3 in the Autumn term and teacher assessment baseline profile data is also entered onto Bromcom. This data is updated termly to ensure all children are making at least good progress.

Assessments are moderated internally and with other academies in the Federation to ensure that most of our children achieve the ELGs (particularly in Literacy and maths) and that children have positive attitudes to learning and the necessary foundations for the rest of their schooling.

Additional Information  

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time outdoors. We will go out in all weathers! As the weather gets colder and wetter, please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. It is also useful to provide us with a full set of spare clothes in case of little accidents.

Please ensure all of your child’s belongings have their name in/on them.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Charles or Miss Hills, or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office.