How will your child travel to school in Sept? We want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing very short survey. It will take a minute or less! Thank you.


FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer.


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Brilliant! What a wonderful team Have a wonderful summer all and we hope to see you soon.


Dear HGA Students... here is a video message from your teachers to wish you a happy summer and to say how much we are looking forward to seeing you next year. We hope you enjoy it and it makes you 😃


Young Greenwich in partnership with have put together an excellent online summer programme of activities. Find out more here


Check out the 'audiobook' file on Student SharePoint to listen to the English Department reading Elizabeth Laird's 'Oranges in No Man's Land' aloud! Here's an excerpt of Ms Hall reading Chapter 3 📚


KS3! A reminder that you have ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your entries to the Lockdown Creative Writing Competition! See remote learning slides for more details and get your poems into the English Department ASAP! We can't wait to read them.


A nice art idea you might like to try!


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Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it!


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'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter' - resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. View and download at


You'll find thousands of online digital books at - and our students have a FREE login. You'll find full details (and other reading ideas) on the Reading at Home page of our website


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Art is a great way for kids to get creative, so why not enter our competition; 'Get Arty'. For a chance to win a £30 voucher all you have to do is take a photo, create a picture or write a poem of/or about nature.Enter here:


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We’re pleased to launch today TALKLINE - a free telephone counselling service for anyone feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or isolated. Open 5-9pm Mon-Fri and 9-9pm Sat/Sun. Funded by to help us help you through Covid-19


If you need uniform for September why not order it online now? Please order by August 7th at the latest, but earlier if you can, to make sure you have what you need for September. Full details at


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Are you a resident who wants to explore the beauty of nature around you? We want local residents, of any age, to create an art piece inspired by nature and enter a competition. Deadline 12pm Tue 30 June 2020. More info here:


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⚠️ALERT: Criminals target Snapchat users in extortion scam that threatens to reveal their private photos. We've had over 300 reports since January. If you've been a victim of an extortion scam, report it to your local police force.


See the winners of our 'Take a Museum Tour' competition. Well done John, Victor, Toby and Jashanpreet!


This Week's Prize Challenge: write a letter to our new students. Introduce yourself and explain what you miss most about school. What advice would you give to help them settle in. We'll give the best letters to our new students next term! Find out more


Read these magazines FREE using the Harris Garrard Academy subscription: BBC History, BBC Science Focus, Geographical, New Internationalist, The Biologist, Chemistry World, and more. Find out how at


Need Harris Garrard Academy uniform for September? Please order online by August 7th. Full details, including a handy measuring guide, at

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Primary Phase Resources - Learning at Home

On this page we are including some virtual learning resources for our primary children during school closure. We hope you find them useful. Please do contact your child's teacher if you have any queries.

Learning Packs

All children have been provided with our HGA Learning Packs. These age-specific packs have been put together to help support the students in recapping and practising core skills based on their prior in-school learning.

These packs include a daily Maths and English task as well as, in the more recent weeks, cross-curricular activities and learning to make sure our students are as provided for as possible.

If your child finds this learning challenging, or you wish to receive further support, please remember you can call us, or speak to the class teacher when they check in.


Making sure the children are read to and are reading on a daily basis is one of the most important routines for them during this time. Please encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes a day and, if possible, talk about what they have read.

Links to other learning

If you find your child requires further support, or challenge, please do not hesitate to call the school. You can also discuss this learning with the class teachers in your weekly calls. There are also lots of resources on the internet that can help your child as well as offer further learning. The following is a short list of some of our favourites:

BBC Bitesize - daily lessons for all year groups

Effective Maths - resources you can use at home 

STEM learning - home learning support for families 

Let us read you a story...

We love reading here at Garrard and especially the opportunities to read aloud stories to the children. Click on the links below to go see our very own Mr Butcher, Miss Lee, Mr Sheppard and Miss Buchanan. Over the next few weeks you might see even more familiar faces!

Books about Covid-19 for children

During these challenging times, talking to our children about the current situation can be difficult. Please look at these two books designed to help support the explanations around Covid-19.

Coronavirus - A Book For Children, by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Book 1

My Hero Is You: How Kids Can Fight Covid-10 - a storybook

Book 2

I’d like to thank our staff, both teachers and TAs, who are working so hard to make these packs while supporting both in-school learning and those of you at home. I also send our thanks to you for your hard work, support and understanding.

From the Primary Team, Harris Garrard Academy