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26/09/20

Huge thank you to the wonderful team of parents who volunteered to help prepare our Wild Wood site today. You made such a difference https://t.co/w0vAuGO4kY

05/09/20

£4704.00! A phenomenal amount raised over the summer. Some completed a 222 mile triathlon, others an ironman challenge, one read all over London & others dyed their hair fun shades. Thank you for your amazing fundraising efforts & huge thanks to all who sponsored. Go team Hpabe! https://t.co/CD6ueP3zvW

04/09/20

Wow! Back to school and already celebrating huge efforts. The children have made us so proud settling back in with ease and new reception starters today brought huge smiles and an eagerness to start their school journeys. Well done all. https://t.co/yR510NzSKC

02/09/20

We are all looking forward to welcoming children back to school tomorrow! We can’t wait to see you all!

29/07/20

Amazing! Well done Faith ⭐️ https://t.co/hB3KuTiXWE

25/07/20

📚 📖 Can you please help Harper grow our library by donating to her London Literary Adventure! She is reading in inspiring locations in and around London as much as possible throughout the month of July and would be so grateful if you could support her. https://t.co/OjM9hvQDgz

16/07/20

We are so impressed with this amazing piano playing! Well done Roan- we can’t wait to hear you play in person soon! https://t.co/LhWXGFU1x0

13/07/20

Huge thank you too to Ollie Polly play cafe for sending in afternoon teas for all of the teachers- so very much appreciated

13/07/20

Lovely visit today from Councillor Hannah Gray after being nominated by one of our parents. We were presented with a certificate of appreciation for work during lockdown. The Mayor received flowers and a handcrafted piece of art by year 1. https://t.co/b647VmBC5c

10/07/20

Self care. Purple bubble learnt about self care and ways to relax today. They then created gift bags, instruction cards using marbling inks and scented bath bombs to give to someone or to use as a treat for themselves. Take care of others but also remember take time for yourself. https://t.co/PTyX27hual

10/07/20

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A guest speaker from the Educational Health Care Team will be joining the Autism Family Support drop-in session on Monday. Please email autismfamilysupport.org for more info & the login details. https://t.co/JqN4vsD5Qh

06/07/20

Oscar finished his fundraising bike ride with a phenomenal amount of £1100 raised. We are so proud Oscar and will be spending the money on new playground equipment for September return to school. Thank you to all who sponsored and supported. https://t.co/n1jfsBsWzN

03/07/20

As we welcome all children back to school next week, our keyworker bubble will change as children rejoin their classes. We celebrated with a garden party! Children designed the menu, baked or made all of the delicious food and drink and then enjoyed and celebrated our community❤️ https://t.co/idqeaB71AV

02/07/20

Meet the mini versions of Betty O Barley and Harry O Hay. YR1 worked hard today, building scarecrows and harvesting delicious courgettes and potatoes that we then cooked fresh from the earth and tasted. Even our most discerning palates had a try and gave it the thumbs up! https://t.co/HHUiTzmSnI

29/06/20

Go Oscar! Your determination and resilience are shining through. 35 houses visited, 40 miles completed so far and an incredible £970 raised! Thank you for raising so much for new playground equipment for when we return to school. https://t.co/v2i7u9GQkh https://t.co/Szpb93iia2

29/06/20

Reception children have been using natural resources to create art work including this beautiful reminder to be mindful. https://t.co/Ukgh7LNTen

25/06/20

What a scorcher ☀️ the allotment was a lot of hard work today but we kept cool with the sprinkler and using the shade whilst we worked. We also were overjoyed and proud of our first little bounty 🥒 🥔 https://t.co/4sz9LHS6Pa

24/06/20

An Artistic Riddle, Keyworker Bubble were given grid squares with shaded shapes on with intructions to colour certain areas and doddle on others. Trying to work out what the grids could mean meant some interesting ideas were shared. See our time lapse for the answer... https://t.co/OvC94TCHAn

22/06/20

Why do mentos and diet cola react this way? Is it texture? sugar? something else? Keyworker bubble were tasked with predicting, control measuring and working out the answer for some outdoor science. https://t.co/Ih3uE5H7ik

21/06/20

Go Oscar!! We are so proud of your fundraising bike ride🚲 Thanks to everyone who has supported so far 😊#community https://t.co/5t0VXUeU4Q

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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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