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22/01/21

Reception are learning all about Dinosaurs 🦕 We’re impressed with this fantastic learning from home 😊 Well done Fox and Badger class https://t.co/Cxg4y3u1hd

21/01/21

YR1 have been creating some beautiful stand alone abstract sculptures. Fantastic work both from home and in school. https://t.co/bZ9WLihGRz

18/01/21

Retweetd From charlie mackesy

Thank you. https://t.co/Xmw5iAcARn

18/01/21

We love this. Thank you 😊

18/01/21

This is fantastic 😊

18/01/21

Huge thank you to our year 3 parents who sent some coffee and treats in for the staff team- very much appreciated and delicious 😋 https://t.co/rKqOxtzHVV

15/01/21

It’s our favourite rule too 😊#BeKind

15/01/21

YR2 children have come up with some amazing class charters for using teams safely and sensibly whilst learning from home and within school. https://t.co/h0bEtDCJc0

08/01/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Looking for a fun way to help your children get creative? There's still time to enter 's wonderful writing competition for primary school children - she wants them to come up with stories full of joy and hope! Find out more here: https://t.co/pFJJyMSpNP https://t.co/CseaPpUWU0

08/01/21

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Some fantastic independent writing from Reception with a lovely message to our staff team 😊’To the school my family is proud of the teachers’. We couldn’t agree more https://t.co/f3a1kdWIRS

08/01/21

Thank you so much for such positive feedback 😊

08/01/21

Retweetd From Andrew Griffiths

. I gather wants us to complain to you if we think lockdown school provision isn't up to standard - when teachers had all of 12 hours to prepare. Well, I'd like you to know that is doing a *fantastic* job for our kids.

08/01/21

Some fantastic independent writing from Reception with a lovely message to our staff team 😊’To the school my family is proud of the teachers’. We couldn’t agree more https://t.co/f3a1kdWIRS

05/01/21

Day one of remote learning has been a great success and we have been overwhelmed with your messages of support- thank you! Huge well done to our amazing staff team, all of the children and our amazing parents for all of their efforts today

03/01/21

Happy New Year to all of our HPABe families! A reminder that tomorrow is an inset day and remote learning and in school provision for critical worker and vulnerable children starts on Tuesday 5th January. More info coming home tomorrow so please check your emails. https://t.co/FU6VIJ9OXC

31/12/20

Following the government announcement yesterday, we ask that all families check their e mails for information about January. Our academy will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

18/12/20

We wish all of our Hpabe families a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for all of your support over the past term. Now for a rest!! https://t.co/5zmyM8JUSB

15/12/20

Have you responded to the admissions consultation for ? Please make sure that you do. More information can be found on https://t.co/7MbitJqiyQ

04/12/20

We received a very special message from a certain 🎅🏽 today. He spoke about all our wonderful children, staff, our school core values and even awarded us Beckenham bubbles for our amazing achievements in what has been such a hard year for many. Merry Christmas ho ho ho https://t.co/zhhdhBSu10

28/11/20

It’s beginning... thanks to for decorating the trees ready for next week https://t.co/EjWAqDkkEJ

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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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