Year 6 pupils enjoying the food at Kingswood.


Year 6 are busy today on the Kingswood residential visit.


The activities begin on the Kingswood Residential. Year 6 are having fun!


Year 6 pupils on residential this week arrive safely at Kingswood.


Royal Wedding celebrations started so well with the wonderful Royal lucheon provided by our chef David and the kitchen team!


Year 5 enter an immersion day to launch their new class novel, "King Kong". Pupils came in after lunch to a crime scene and had to become detectives to find questions that truly probed and challenged.


Year 6 are coming in at 8.00 am each morning for their healthy SATs breakfast. Good luck for the week ahead!


We are all very excited about the Royal Wedding Party being held 4pm to 7pm on the Main Playground next Friday. Tickets available from the PTA or on the door. Children and teenagers welcome when accompanied by a parent. Food, music and festivities freely available.


Football Friday sees Spain play a close match with Germany!!


Football friday and Portugal beat a France 5-1 with all Portuguese goals coming from one star player.... not Ronaldo!!! 👍🎉🎉🎉⚽️⚽️⚽️


With Mr Thomas and really enjoying seeing the level of reasoning evident in maths for some of our older pupils.


Nice to see some really great learning indoors and outdoors in Nursery today. The traditional tales topic has really caught everyone's imagination. Children role playing, building fairy castles and making their own beanstalks!


Amazing dance moves at the PTA disco for the younger pupils.... 🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼


Our amazing netball team won the Thurrock netball rally for the first time in our history. The team beat East Tilbury in the final and Abbots Hall in the semi final.


Proud of our Year 5 and 6 Girl's football team. They are the second best team in the whole of Thurrock, beating Tudor Court 1-0, Graham James 2-1 on penalties before losing to Warren in the final. What an achievement!


Planning for priorities with our wonderful staff team as we plan to improve further in the Summer term.


The girls football B team. They had their first match yesterday against a very strong year 6 team from Stanford Le Hope. We lost the fixture but this doesn’t reflect on how well these girls did. Very little footballing experience but they played with such spirit,


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Thanks for an inspiring Session with and leaders tonight. It was inspiring as usual and we have all gone away with ideas and reflections to put into action.


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Key Stage 1 Girl's football team who won everyone of the 5 matches played at the recent Thurrock tournament. tomorrow

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Posted on January 23rd 2018

Esafety Updates

E-safety Workshops for Pupils, Staff and Parents at Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred

We were pleased to have such a good turnout for our E-safety workshop for parents, on Monday 22nd January 2018. The ‘two Johns’ gave a comprehensive overview of the dangers of the web and some specific apps that many of our children are using regularly, as well as offering some useful solutions on how parents can work alongside children to keep themselves safe.

Thank you to all those parents who came. Don’t forget to refer to all the useful resources in the linked sites at the end of this document.

The key message from the two Johns was to go along the online journey with your children. Sit with them while they show you what they are doing, open the doors that allow your child to talk to you about what is going on within their online games or social networking sites and don’t just let them take that journey alone. The prime danger is that children are too afraid of telling their parents if something happens online or during an x box game or similar. They would have no hesitation of telling an adult if a stranger approached them on the street but almost 100% of children are reluctant to tell their parents about threats online as they are scared they will be punished or will have the right to access their devices and the internet taken away.


Three rules we can teach our children to keep them safe on line are:


• Do not be tempted to go into private side rooms even when pressured to do so.

• Never give out your personal details to friends you have only met on the internet. People can and will use these to find you and hold power over you getting you to do things you don’t want to do

• If you are scared or worried by anything you do, find or see on the internet ALWAYS call for the help of a trusted Adult. If you can’t do this then use the CEOP Report Abuse button so as your worries can be taken care of.


John referred to three main sources of help for you and your children, they are:

Cyber Bullying

In recent months, we have been approached by some parents who have had concerns about their child’s vulnerability in relation to their internet use, with regard to cyber-bullying. As the use of technology at home and at the academy becomes an increasingly important feature of our children’s daily lives, we feel it is important that we address issues promptly and in partnership. As an academy, we do not consider any form of bullying acceptable. This includes cyber-bullying, which can be very difficult for parents and carers to manage, particularly in isolation. Where we have been approached directly by parents with concerns, we have worked with them to try and identify the source of the problem and to resolve it, even though the incidents happened outside of academy hours. We consider it our role to work with parents to tackle issues related to inappropriate use of the internet by educating our pupils in academy hours, as well as working with parents and staff. It is important that parents and carers are aware of their responsibilities in helping to ensure their children are safe when they use the internet at home, of the dangers associated with the use of digital technology and of strategies they can use to help prevent cyber-bullying etc.

Click here for a link to this information as a pdf file.