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David Hockney provides some welcome artistic relief from the current isolation. Perhaps this could serve as inspiration for some of our incredible artists?


Boredom is a mist that wanders into you it rids of all inspiration. You don't notice but it slowly snatches you away to a place where you can't escape without creativity. You wait for time to end but it never will. So endlessly waiting ends you. You can't escape boredom. NN


What have we become Kindness, selfishness, self-preservation. Extremes of behaviour, not normal life, Will we have normal again? Was our normal good? Will the world be a kinder place? Will we have learnt our lesson? What is it? Is it a punishment? Or is it meant to be? By JN


1/3 A selection of some of our Year 8 poems, written in their Virtual School English lesson:


It is great to receive photos of our industrious and resourceful students maintaining their focus while working hard from home. Keep it up!


Our Year 8 students have been developing their cooking knowledge while at home. Valuable life skills and part of the food technology curriculum. Well done!


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Muaaz put in a kick up score of 10 for Rutherford. Started with great control.


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The first video entry for Butler. A great attempt of 12 kick ups!


Great resilience Mr Riches! Make sure you have plenty of space when you attempt this at home!


Our students are enjoying their weekly assembly. This week’s theme is independence and is led by Miss Pocock


Some of our students completing the ⁦⁩ workout this morning. Healthy body, healthy mind!


Have you ever thought of writing your own historical fiction? Take part in the national Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2020. You can find more info here Email Ms Trapani if you would like to know more and if you are interested in entering.


Well done to all our students working hard through the Virtual School. Remember to register online using the link you have received in your email inbox from Mr Walsh. Keep up the good work!


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You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.


House basketball is going down a storm!


Excellent technique shown in our skipping competition!


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Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.


House tug of war! Hotly contested with a very supportive crowd!


Our String Ensemble have been hard at work developing their skills. Very impressive!


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Some year 7 classes have been learning in their PE lessons, creating routines with balances, rolls and jumps. Here are some of their group balances!

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The Virtual School

Your child's learning and wellbeing are our highest priorities. We have taken steps to ensure that your child will continue to have the highest possible standard of education.

To that end, we have created the Virtual School. This uses an online platform to provide daily lessons and resources to your child during closure. 

Your children have been shown how to log on to the online platform. Should they forget, a handy user guide has been created here: Student-Virtual-School-Guide.pdf.

Your child will be expected to log on every morning and check their subject folders as per their usual school timetable. All lessons and resources will be available to them to support their completion of the work. All work should be completed in your child's exercise book. Should they run out of room in their books, please provide paper that can then be placed into their exercise book for safe keeping. All students' work will be checked upon returning to the Academy.

In summary, your child's routine should be:

  1. Login to the Academy online platform (using the Student Virtual School Guide if necessary)
  2. Using their timetables in their planners, identify the subjects for the day.
  3. Click on those subjects, then their class, then the work for that date (this will be in the subject of the document)
  4. Complete the work for all subjects they have on that day.

Should your child complete the work set for them, subject teachers have created revision guides for the full academic year. These are tasks that can be considered homework that will consolidate their learning and help prepare your child for the end of year examinations. These revision guides can be found in the same location as the students' lessons.

Please can we request that only students contact their teachers directly via their Academy email account for any help and support they may need. If parents wish to contact us, please use the email address. Students will be contacted via telephone twice a week by a staff member to discuss any concerns and offer support where possible.

Thank you for your support and co-operation during this challenging time.



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