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Very pleased they arrived


Miss Williams posted some out to you yesterday so you will hopefully receive very soon.


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Aadi jain Year 1


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We have been set another challenge by - to travel 5928 miles before the Olympic Games start as part of ‘The Road to Tokyo’. Let’s get moving and send your evidence over to Mr. Wright!


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If you can play an instrument then, why not play calming music to help you destress and support your well-being - that’s what one of our talented year six pupils has done 👏🏻 🎻 🎹


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We are loving taking part. Cant wait to see what the next activity is


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Here are two of our amazing pupils completing their weekly ‘Well-being Challenge’ - they haven’t missed a week yet! Well done girls 👏🏻 🧘🏼


You are most welcome!


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Thank you for their star letters, they have been working very hard, lovely surprise😀


Yes! We will post some to you this week


Wow...we have had over 1000 of our free resource, art and playdough packs collected over the last few weeks! We will be restocking and these will be available again from the 22nd along with exercise books and pencils which can also be collected.


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We have surpassed the 500 mile stage of the Tokyo Challenge and the miles are still coming in! Our pupils are definitely clocking up more miles that the staff - come on staff; get moving over half term! ⛸🎿🛹🛼👟🥾


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There has been a fantastic response to our well-being challenges with so many of our amazing children and families listening, and even playing, calming music to support their well-being 🎶


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Tokyo Challenge Update: after week one, we have managed to travel 260.99 miles and we are on our way to Germany! Keep moving everyone ⛸🛷⛷


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Spring Term - Well-being Challenge 5: research has shown there are so many benefits of listening to music or calming sounds. Spend time listening to relaxing music and remember to share the type of sounds that work for you 🎵


Here we go... save the date and we will see you there!


We loved seeing your Family Night Thursday much so you that we have booked another event for Thursday 25th February!


Miss English and Mrs Webb are dusting off the DJ equipment and bringing our families another disco before half term...don’t forget your dancing shoes!


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We have been encouraging our pupils and families to participate in yoga due to the many benefits including reduction of stress, improved mood and energy, and it supports self-care. Here are some of our pupils showing us how it’s done 👏🏻🧘🏽

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Our Curriculum


Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Aims and Principles:

The overarching aim of the Harris Federation is to end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage: to improve the life chances for all students, their families and the community in which they live. We begin with the principle that all children are equal and there is, therefore, equality of entitlement to knowledge for each of our pupils.

At Harris Primary Academy Mayflower our curriculum aim is to develop  learners who are knowledgeable, confident and enthusiastic and can make links with the world around them. Our Core Values of Community, Responsibility, Achievement, Perseverance and Manners run are interwoven throughout.

Whatever a child's background or starting point, the leadership team and staff at Mayflower are ambitious for all pupils and aim to ensure they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge in order to thrive. We recognise and value each child's individual personality and work to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Our Curriculum Intent- What is our curriculum trying to achieve?

At Harris Primary Mayflower, our curriculum has 6 key intentions:

1) To equip pupils with rich knowledge across a range of subjects that they are able to use confidently. Pupils will build strong foundations of knowledge (schemata) through organising knowledge, making connections and anchoring the new knowledge.

Pupils will secure the ‘Big Ideas’ or the major understanding for each subject area.

2) To secure concepts in English and Maths in early phases as we believe that this acts as a gateway to acquiring core knowledge across a range of subjects.

3) To ensure children have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of texts, developing a ‘love of reading’ and becoming confident and fluent readers.


4) To ensure that pupils have an enriched and ambitious vocabulary and that through understanding meaning clearly, they are able to confidently use this vocabulary in their work.

5) To ensure that pupils embrace diversity and understand clearly our British Values through our Core Value of Community.

6) To maintain curiosity and creativity through providing a wide range of hands-on and practical experiences for pupils to ensure that they can make sense of their learning.

7) To ensure that pupils are well prepared for the transition from EYFS to KS1, KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3.


Our Curriculum Implementation-

Our Curriculum has been developed to deliver our Core Values of Community, Responsibility, Achievement, Perseverance and Manners as we believe they are the essential key drivers to ensure all pupils achieve their full potential academically and emotionally.

In English, teaching is linked to a high quality text which are specifically chosen to inspire their writing. Vocabulary, spelling and grammar are taught discreetly. Each lesson, pupils learn the rich meanings of 4-5 new words through role-play and discussion.

To ensure the children are confident and assured mathematicians we use the maths mastery approach. This means pupils are constantly working to develop their understanding, skills and knowledge, rather than achieving certain criteria and subsequently moved on. Our mastery approach emphasises achievement and challenge for all. Children are supported to achieve their full potential and  encouraged to link mathematical understanding to further develop their knowledge throughout lessons ensuring that they become fluent with these skills. An emphasis on depth of understanding is central to our curriculum.


As a Read, Write, Inc. Model School we teach 1 hour of phonics a day and pupils follow up their learning by taking home a book that matches the sound they have learned. Any pupil that needs extra support in Phonics receives a daily 1:1 tuition session. Once pupils have completed the phonics programme (off-scheme), they are taught reading comprehension skills as well as how to further analyse, research and evaluate using texts.

Subjects are taught discreetly over a period of one week so that pupils are able build on a sequence of knowledge within each subject. Each subject has a subject and unit overview where learning is broken down.

Learning is mapped from Year 1 to 6 and pupils build their knowledge of the big ideas, systematically and cumulatively. Knowledge Organisers are shared at the beginning of each unit and detail the specific knowledge that pupils will learn and the related vocabulary. 

Within each lesson pupils learn the rich meanings of 4-5 new words through role-play and discussion.

Subjects such as P.E (including Dance),  Mandarin and Music are taught by subject specialists with class teachers present during the lesson to continue to build specialist subject knowledge and to enable the teachers to support assessment of learning.

Our Curriculum Impact-

In our academy, we believe that our curriculum makes a profound and positive impact to the outcomes of every child. The structure of our curriculum enables us to return to the powerful knowledge and skills pupils should have mastered at regular intervals across the year and key stages.

At Harris Primary Academy Mayflower we track progress and achievement to ensure that children make rapid progress. We use a balance of formative and summative assessments to review progress and include gap analysis tasks to support planning and as part of our review of the curriculum. A large part of our monitoring of impact comes through pupil voice work and the ability of our pupils to talk about their learning.

Pupils who are vulnerable nationally to low achievement, such as pupils eligible for Pupil Premium finding and white British pupils, are monitored carefully to ensure that we continue to close any gaps.


Ensuring Equality and Inclusion at Harris Primary Academy Mayflower

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own needs incorporated into their curriculum in order to achieve success through the following approaches;

Provide an accessible environment, which is secure and safe, so that all our children can flourish.

We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed.

Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that our aims are met.

Ensure all staff are aware of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting and valuing equality and diversity.

Promote early identification of children with additional needs to ensure interventions are in place to address their needs.

Monitor the progress of all our children to ensure they are meeting their full potential.

Work with all external agencies and organisations

To build relationships with other schools within our community including specialist and out-with Harris Federation.

We ensure that our curriculum is fully inclusive and will not discriminate against the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.  

Our inclusive teaching approach ensures that all children can access the learning using resources and strategies that they may need, including modified language, additional support or resource.

Follow the guidance in the SEN Code of Practice, Equalities Act 2014 and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

Further information can be found in our 'Equalities and Additional Intervention' section which includes our:

SEND Information Report

Accessability Plan 

SEND Policy