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01/07/22

Our choir, once again, blew us away joining vocal forces with to sing at the SLT conference last Saturday. It’s been quite a ride for our choir this year and we cannot wait to see where our journey takes us next. https://t.co/wT6nSi5w36

22/06/22

Year 4 Wild Wood sessions this morning saw children using tools to create these nail boards which they then used to weave. They also showed great team work during den building. So much wonderful outdoor learning 😊 https://t.co/Vs9C6u1jtT

21/06/22

Year 6 are leaping in to PGL full of confidence! The beautiful weather and stunning surroundings on the Isle of Wight have helped make our first day a memorable one https://t.co/wVaTYJK0tU

09/06/22

Our competition ‘A Warm Welcome’ has had some beautiful designs submitted. Sponsored by local Estate Agent, Sinclair Hammelton, the winning entries will be made into weatherproof boards to line our walkway into school. It’s not too late get your entries in. https://t.co/7sprmIjz5P

07/06/22

We were delighted with a surprise visit from Lord Harris who came to congratulate our Jubilee choir today. The children always love talking to him and were so excited by his visit. Thank you Lord Harris! https://t.co/oAKI4jFlEl

05/06/22

Wow! What a day! So very proud of our Jubilee choir representing our academy with pride on stage at Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant. Catch us on Sky News and YouTube ⁦ https://t.co/fld9hvEVId

04/06/22

Only 1 more sleep until our Queens Jubilee Choir perform on stage at Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Tune in to watch live at 2pm on BBC 1 https://t.co/uGTrctbxar

03/06/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Wishing everyone a happy, festivity-filled Jubilee weekend. Do look out for the choir who will be sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday! https://t.co/kVKyeNcskp

27/05/22

Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

It was delightful to deliver primary education training to the wonderful secondary trainees today. They were even treated to a sneak preview of the choir’s jubilee performance! 👑 🎵 https://t.co/O9tP5J1zmO

27/05/22

Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

Today I had such a wonderful day at celebrating the jubilee. Playground “street party”, parades and performances were all fabulous! The staff really do go above and beyond for the pupils, parents and wider community. The Queen even made an appearance! 😉🙊🇬🇧 👑 https://t.co/MZEqJwYXV1

27/05/22

Thanks for being such a fantastic part of the team 🥰

27/05/22

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations are in full swing today! Our street party was a huge success and we have loved the Queen’s gallery and crown/flag parade. What a fabulous day!! https://t.co/EA8CPfxron

25/05/22

Fantastic news! Well done!

21/05/22

Well done to all the cross country racers that came to Crystal Palace Park today to compete for Harris Beckenham. Stars of the show go to the Year 4 boys with 3 finishing in top 30 positions out of 400 runners! Fantastic effort from all. https://t.co/zYzKdX4ruV

13/05/22

Retweetd From Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

Learning the National Anthem to sing at The Queen’s pageant with and and the amazing Richard Frostick! https://t.co/F1PKGhlg4x

12/05/22

So very proud of our year 6 children this week. Your attitude and the calm and considered way in which you approached the SATs was amazing. Huge well done to you all https://t.co/7ri68ZR0Xj

29/04/22

Our year 5 PGL adventurers arrived home safe and sound this afternoon 🥰Huge thank you to our amazing staff team for making this happen and well done to our awesome children for trying new things and just being fabulous🤩 Happy bank holiday team HPABe https://t.co/FkkSPNxTNw

28/04/22

This looks fantastic for y6 parents 😊 https://t.co/ls1GimmiFE

28/04/22

So proud of our football team today- the 4-1 win puts them at the top of the Bromley league 🏅🤩 Our year 5 players were even collected by a superstar parent from residential at PGL and got back in time for the match. That’s and Well done! https://t.co/vxc8odbYlM

26/04/22

Our PGL trip had some surprise visitors today! Miss Nixon and Ronnie enjoyed lunch with year 5 and hearing all about our adventures so far. It was great to see them! https://t.co/vsYNzVxVTE

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Wild Wood School

At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham  we are  exceptionally lucky to have such a vast natural woodland area on site.  Within our Wild Wood we have a variety of flora and fauna.  The children love to observe the natural changes to the environment from visit to visit through the seasons. 

Each session in Wild Wood lasts for around two hours in either the morning or afternoon.

Each Child will get the opportunity to have a block of Wild Wood sessions every academic year throughout their time with us.

Under the guidance of our Wild Wood Leaders children will experience learning  covering all curriculum areas through activities such as; 

  • Woodland and nature exploration
  • Building dens and other structures
  • Games and invitations for imaginative play
  • Natural art and craft
  • Scavenger hunts and adventure

Wild Wood enables our children to experience nature first hand and explore our large woodland area and have fun whilst learning.

Wild Wood School is our own version of Forest School and is led by fully trained Forest School practitioners. 

Wild Wood is an inspirational process that involves:

  • Being outdoors                      
  • Integration with the National Curriculum and class topics                                             
  • Time for children to explore, learn and investigate;                                          
  • Fun, imagination and creativity; 

When using natural resources around us Wild Wood School helps to  develop: 

  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Communication and social skills
  • Physical skills
  • Greater understanding and  awareness of the natural  environment
  • Natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning;
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Team skills
  • The ability to recognise and manage risk
  • Healthier lifestyles

An outdoor classroom can offer diverse opportunities to learn and children can benefit from the hands on approach that is available when outside.

We encourage them to  ask questions, problem solve, try new things and engage in  activities as a group and individually.

We aim to increase confidence, establish independence, increase communication skills and allow them to make mistakes and problem solve when this arises and in turn raise self esteem ,

“I love Wild Wood school as I get to have fun hunting for mini beasts and learning about how they live. I also really liked when we used clay to make faces on the trees” Nancy - Fox Class

 

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