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Little Parndon Primary

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A FAMILY of schools is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are at the forefront of education. The BMAT multi-academy trust – with primary and secondary schools in Essex and London – is launching a new strategy…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the team from Henry Moore who successfully defended and retained the Netball trophy at this year’s finals. Having been rescheduled since before the half-term break, the 8 teams from the previous qualifiers demonstrated excellent play through the afternoon. The children clearly enjoyed showcasing…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the team from Little Parndon (Year 6’s) who narrowly edged out Cooks Spinney 2 in a very close final match in this year’s Rounders Finals. Played at Harlow Town CC on a bright but breezy morning, eight teams came across to take part…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the team from Little Parndon who took this year’s Indoor Sportshall Athletics title for the Years 3 and 4. Eight teams descended upon Mark Hall Sports Centre for the Indoor Sportshall Athletics. The children really enjoyed the track and field events and were…

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VENDING machines have got a whole lot healthier – with one school filling theirs with reading books. Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, has installed a unique way to get children excited about books and reading. As well as the reading vending machine, the school…

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LEARNING was brought to life as children lived by Victorian standards and rules for the day. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, were taken back in time as they sampled the life of a Victorian child. Year 6 were immersed in Victorian times,…

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PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, supported Young Carers Action Day by wearing funky socks. The day was used to raise awareness among pupils about what a young carer is, how to let the school know if they believe they have a carer…

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THE efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in a family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades.Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. From teaching staff to site teams, pastoral support, administration and senior…

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A FAMILY of schools has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up the newly created post of Director of SEND in April with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children…

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AS part of World Book Day, teachers at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, took inspiration from The Masked Singer to create a buzz around reading for pupils. Each day, pupils were given clues as to the identity of the teacher behind the emoji masks…

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Ambitious children have earned their classmates a visit from a published author. PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, entered the Collins Big Cat 1000 book competition which challenged them to decide what career a book character should have. The competition sparked discussion around…

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PARENTS have praised a primary school for its remote learning package for children, describing the provision as “wonderful”, “incredible” and “excellent”. With national lockdown in place, schools have once again been instructed to partially close, with just vulnerable children and those with key worker parents…

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THE attendance of young children in school during the Covid-19 lockdown has been praised. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, continue to attend lessons every day, despite a second wave of Coronavirus nationally. Headteacher Mark Evans said constant communication between the school and…

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IT may be more than ten years until they hit the road, but these youngsters are already clued-up on running a car. Pupils in Early Years at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, got to explore their teachers’ cars as part of their life skills…

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THE story may have been traditional, but the means to deliver it were every bit the modern day. Early Years pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, turned to the internet to deliver their first nativity play. With bubbles forced to isolate as preparations…

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A PUPIL who spent lockdown writing a book has received high praise – from children’s author and TV personality David Walliams. Violet, Year 6 pupil at Little Parndon Primary Academy in Harlow, spent her time at home developing her story into an 11-chapter book. Working…