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20/01/22

Fantastic writing in Reception today. Inspired by the fabulous book ‘Clean Up’, children wrote about ocean pollution and what we can all do to help https://t.co/oYp461Tyev

15/01/22

Enrichment clubs have started for Spring Term and we are delighted to have offering our children cooking club. Week one was all about taste and what a rainbow of colour and flavour they got to experience. https://t.co/ngQ22ULr6q

13/01/22

Celebrating some high quality pieces of writing from year 5 showcased in these beautiful displays https://t.co/J33BjSKryb

17/12/21

End of term was celebrated with year group Christmas Fairs in the playground; games, prizes and dancing in the snow! A fitting way to end a fantastic term. Happy Christmas Everyone 🎄🥳 https://t.co/l9xpE0b7P8

17/12/21

Don’t forget it’s Christmas Jumper day today. 🎄 https://t.co/TXkp6NzWLi

16/12/21

We had a surprise visit today from the one and only Father Christmas, he brought Christmas cheer and classroom gifts for every class. The children were thrilled with the surprise visit. It was a true delight to see. Thank you Father Christmas. https://t.co/RNb0EzwgTL

15/12/21

You all look fabulous 😊🎄

15/12/21

Looks fantastic 😊

15/12/21

That’s a wrap! After 3 playground performances and a few hours of recording our Nativity for this year is edited and ready for its premier. Well done to all staff and children involved you did so well to adapt to changes and really did shine. ⭐️ https://t.co/TrfFz6WkpN

13/12/21

Our wonderful choir performed at helping to raise funds for with over £600 raised. https://t.co/I1oZTOj8II

03/12/21

Great to host a football tournament for teams from and Well done to everyone for taking part! Well done to team for coming 1st https://t.co/xwJt5ggrS4

01/12/21

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Some of our wonderful children helping to spread a little Christmas cheer across our school community 🎄 https://t.co/IRlXjv4SMC

25/11/21

What a week for sport. Children took part in Bromley Schools Cross Country with a Y5 girl star runner placing 7th out of 350 girls! Football saw our Y5 and Y6 boys team take home the winners’ trophy placing first out of 24 teams at a Bromley football tournament. Well done all! https://t.co/93W1iNy5Fb

23/11/21

Our y6 students are loving these sessions! Thank you for leading them https://t.co/vAelv7uVuB

20/11/21

What a cosy day wearing our PJs into school to raise funds for thank you to all our families that have supported this fantastic charity today. https://t.co/bwWuveTCHU

15/11/21

Today children enjoyed hearing from a special visitor delivering assemblies to celebrate Diwali and deepen our understanding of Hinduism https://t.co/s7pPZ4LYGs

12/11/21

Monday wear your odd socks to school for with for 🧦 https://t.co/fxuTPmktvF

12/11/21

We are consulting on our admissions arrangement for 2023 - 24. More information can be found on our website. https://t.co/InhCQARJF4

05/11/21

Year 6 children have worked hard this week on their poppy window display and poppy appeal sales. Items will be available next Monday - Wednesday before school. https://t.co/cacfdfHl07

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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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