🎄 Elf On The Shelf day 5 🎄 It seems our resident Elf has got himself into a bit of a pickle. Holding on to the tinsel for dear life, he hopes you can guess where he is today!


🎄Here at Beckenham Green, our staff have been busy preparing videos for the 12 Days of Christmas. Our Head of Academy, Mrs Catley, with a special Christmas message:


This week in Art, year 5 are gearing up for next week’s final collage piece. This work particularly impressed.


🎄 Elf on the Shelf day 3 🎄 Our Elf seems to have gained an accomplice; where in the school is he today?


On Monday, Attenborough class came in from lunch to find that something had been in our classroom! It left muddy footprints, tipped over the chairs, and left a half-eaten pear on the floor! What do you think it could be?


Year 1 have been looking at the artist Eric Carle who wrote and illustrated The Hungry Caterpillar. We have been working hard creating a background using paints and today used geometrical shapes to create our very own hungry caterpillar! How great do they look?


🎄 Elf on the Shelf day 2 🎄 Where in the school is the elf today?


🎄 Elf on the Shelf day one- where in the school is the Elf today? 🎄


In Year one, we rounded up our two weeks of instruction writing by making our Rice Krispie cakes! They are cooling in to the fridge, so all the chocolatey-goodness can set.


Some fabulous Nativity scenes created by the children!


🎄A child (not from our school!) has written a letter to the Prime Minister, asking the question on many of our children’s minds. The questions and response is below. 🎄


In partnership with Teach Sport, we will be running a Buzzers academy from Monday 21st-23rd December. If you are interested please read the attached flyer; to book please visit and for further details, email or call 07930 397 185


Today Year 5 thought about how juxtaposition used in collages can be used to portray a message.


Wow! Are you as impressed as I am?  In Year one, we have been exploring time adverbials and clear instructions to make a jam sandwich! With the skills learnt we hope to then write instructions on how to make a cake for Beegu next week!


In Year 5 this morning, the whole class have been using cubes to help with their understanding of prime numbers.


Year 5 are joining in with Joe Wicks’ amazing last workout on his 24 hour challenge, sporting their amazing spots


🕹 With the rise in popularity of online games a number of our children play, it is vital to be aware of the potential risks posed to our children whilst they are online. have released a guide for the game-of-the-moment, Among Us.


This morning, all of the pupils here at Beckenham Green enjoyed breakfast together in their bubbles. This enabled the children to relax into Monday, and catch up with each other. As it was a great success, we will be repeating this every Monday!


📖 Do you love reading? 📚 If you do, send in a photo, poem, quote or anything to show how much reading means to you and your family. You could win a reading hamper which will include a £20 voucher for the family to purchase some new books!


🖊 Writing Challenge 🖊 Congratulations to last week’s winner, Leo in Year 3! This week’s writing challenge is rather magical... 🧙‍♂️ Remember to give your entries into your class teacher by Wednesday 11th November. Good luck!

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Posted on June 29th 2017

More success for Harris primaries as Mayflower receives top Ofsted rating

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower has been rated ‘Outstanding’ across all categories in its first Ofsted report.

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower in Chafford Hundred opened in September 2014 to meet the significant need for new primary places locally. In September 2016 it moved into a new building which will allow the school to grow to eventually accommodate 1100 pupils, making it the biggest primary free school in the country.

Inspectors were impressed by the high standards and happy atmosphere of the school, describing it as “harmonious”. The report said:

  • “All staff set high expectations and share a strong determination to help pupils achieve as successfully as possible. Pupils mirror this resolve and make every effort to meet these expectations.”
  • “The inspiring curriculum is highly successful in widening pupils’ experiences and stimulating pupils’ interests and engagement.”
  • “The school has excellent systems and support in place to help pupils and their families who need extra help. This ensures that the school’s welfare and care of pupils is outstanding.”
  • “Pupils are regularly challenged to extend and deepen their thinking and, consequently, improve their learning.”
  • “Pupils are proud to be at Mayflower. They wear their uniforms with pride. They aspire to the high standards all adults set for them.”
  • “Pupils are respectful and listen very attentively to each other. Staff are excellent role models and pupils respond thoughtfully to each other and to all adults.”

Katie Hanley, Principal of Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, said:

“It is wonderful to see the hard work of our pupils, parents, governors and staff recognised – the report shows we are living up to the academy’s vision of  ‘Excellence, Every Child, Every Day’ .

I am delighted that the inspectors recognised the happy, hard-working and inclusive nature of our school. For a brand new and rapidly growing school, this is a huge achievement and I would like to thank the whole school community and the Harris Federation for their support and dedication, without which our school would not have had such an excellent start.

As we near the end of our first year on our permanent site, we are excited for all that the future holds for our school and I’m confident that we will build on the success of this report as we continue to provide an excellent education for hundreds of local families.”

Click here to read the full report. Information about admissions can be found on the Harris Primary Academy Mayflower website.