🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.


Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology.


🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅


🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀


Last Week our Indoor Athletics team took part in the Finals. The team performed excellently, winning the event and now have the opportunity to represent Bexley at the in February. Huge congratulation to the team and


Continuing the celebration of our talented students and the Christmas spirit at HGA, here are more highlights from our festive performances! 🎄🎶 Our talent show contestants truly shone, delivering heartwarming renditions of Christmas classics.


Our musicians at HGA never disappoint! Considering Christmas is approaching, a performance of Christmas songs by our music students and talent show contestants left us in awe. HGA has got the Christmas spirit!🎄❄️


Our year 11's got a special treat today - a virtual tour of , the UK's national synchrotron science facility!💡Students saw the impressive particle accelerators up close. 📸 We're so glad our students could experience this cutting-edge science, even remotely!


There were some outstanding individual performances during thefinal of our yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics competition today. Well done to all the pupils involved & sports leaders for officiating👏🥇 🥈 🥉


And the finalists!



The shortlist…



Calling all future historians! 🏰 Our Year 7B Hi1 students created incredible Motte and Bailey castles, demonstrating their understanding of King William's England. Bravo, young minds!


Heat 3 of the SHA took place with 5 schools competing for a place in next weeks final. Congratulations to who finished in 1st place & well done to all who took part👏Thank you to for officiating at the event 🙏



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Supporting Your Child With Knowledge Organisers

At Harris Garrard Academy, we have introduced knowledge organisers to empower students to take control of their learning and build strong study skills.

Knowledge organisers contain critical information for each subject summarised in a concise and organised format. They serve as a revision aid that allows students to regularly revisit key facts, concepts, and vocabulary.

Recent research shows that active retrieval practice strengthens memory and promotes deep learning. Knowledge organisers encourage this type of retrieval practice through activities like self-testing, flashcards and writing practice. Consistent review of knowledge organisers has also been linked to reduced test anxiety by making testing experiences more routine.

Tips on using knowledge organisers

Here are some tips on how you can support your child in using their knowledge organiser:

  • Set aside 15-20 minutes per evening for them to actively study their knowledge organiser. The key is consistent, distributed practice over time.
  • Help them follow the "Fetch, Flip, Check, Repeat" process. Have them fetch a section to memorise, flip the page over, write everything they can recall, check work for accuracy, and repeat until mastered.
  • Ask them to show you their corrections in a different coloured pen so they can monitor their progress.
  • Quiz them on various sections and vocabulary. Flashcards also help reinforce definitions.
  • Praise their effort and perseverance. The more practice retrieving the knowledge, the better they will retain it.
  • Encourage organisation. Knowledge organisers should remain neat, orderly, and easily accessible.
  • Review their techniques and offer tips like mnemonic devices to aid memorisation.
  • Discuss any material they are struggling with. Work together to improve comprehension.

Download the current knowledge organisers

Click HERE to view and download our Primary Knowledge Organisers for 2023-24.

Click HERE to view and download our Secondary Knowledge Organisers for 2023-24.

Watch our video guide to using knowledge organisers

With your support of consistent, thoughtful practice with knowledge organisers, your child will grow more confident in their knowledge and skills. This initiative teaches students how to study independently and take ownership of their learning.