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20/01/22

Our Year 8 football team continued their dominance in the Croydon league with a 12:0 win over Thomas More yesterday. The boys controlled the game from start to finish and showed amazing sportsmanship throughout. An impressive 36 goals in 4 league games!

18/01/22

Our Year 9 basketball team played against The Norwood School in the Greenhouse Sports league. The hard work they have been putting into their sessions really paid off with a 42-19 win. Congratulations! https://t.co/byrrf0JG2F

18/01/22

Our Year 9 team have reached the next round of the Croydon Cup thanks to a super 8:2 win against Oasis Shirley Park. The teams went into the second half with 2 goals each, but thanks to some precision passing and finishing, managed an extra 6 goals to take the win!

18/01/22

Retweetd From Oasis Academy Shirley Park PE

The year 9boys started well today but were unable to capitalise on a good first half. We bow out the cup competition and wish good luck for the next round. https://t.co/48dlqJzRGl

13/01/22

The Academy will be closed to Year 7 students on Friday 14th January. Work will be available from our website: https://t.co/fEMjFeQ4i6

13/01/22

The Academy is closed to Year 10s today (Thursday). Work has been set and is available from the website https://t.co/ujSdNQXACj

11/01/22

The Academy will be closed to Year 9 on Wednesday 12th January. All other year groups should arrive at the normal time. Work will be provided on our website: https://t.co/YFsSzmlvNj

11/01/22

Following Mr Allman’s letter on Monday, we have had to make the decision to close to Year 8 students on Tuesday 11th January 2022. Years 7 and 9-13 should all be on-site as usual at 8.25am https://t.co/AdWRl2LWjt

10/01/22

A letter from the Principal regarding contingency planning around COVID19 can be read on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

04/01/22

Our start of term arrangements can be found in the Letters section of our website. Please note the staggered start based on year groups. Normal lessons will begin on Thursday. https://t.co/TaG0P8DLG2

17/12/21

At the end of last half term our Y10 boys took part in a Croydon Schools u16 table tennis competition. Today, they finally received their medals and found out they finished second in Croydon! They will be competing in the individual South London competition in February! https://t.co/v3tTgMVpFp

17/12/21

Mr Poulton took eight Year 9 boys to to take part in a rugby training game. The session was led by Year 11 students. This was our student's first experience of full contact rugby! They enjoyed the session and look forward to more rugby after Christmas! https://t.co/fQvCHO1Fa2

10/12/21

Our arrangements for the end of term and start of term can be found in our Letters Home section: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

10/12/21

Our end of term newsletter is available from our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/YjH9BkYwjX

09/12/21

Last week we took our Y7 Sports Hall Athletics team to to take part in a Croydon Schools Competition. They worked fantastic as a team, with the boys and girls teams finishing 5th in Croydon! The Y8 team went to Lanfranc where boys finished 5th and the girls 6th in Croydon!

08/12/21

Today we met with Year 11 students to discuss career aspirations and to consider subjects they may wish to study next year. Meetings with external applicants will take place after Christmas. A Sixth Form taster day will be held on 17 December. Apply here: https://t.co/2v1BBgvzrt https://t.co/X23oAdNW6l

01/12/21

Thank you to for our Christmas tree! We take hundreds of students to Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre each year. They are raising funds for the centre through a charity tree sale! https://t.co/A8hVOyN0G4

29/11/21

Our Year 12 students are encouraged to complete the Senior Prefect application form on our website: https://t.co/1RECF4ayL1 https://t.co/AsAQaCHLkv

26/11/21

Our Year 7 netball team continued their winning form with a dominant win over Archbishop Lanfranc. The team worked exceptionally well together and showed excellent sportsmanship, including encouraging and supporting the opposition. https://t.co/5uE4vtJgQM

24/11/21

Our Year 8 football team returned to their winning ways last night, with a emphatic 8:2 win over Trinity. The boys dominated from start to finish and even had a little left in the tank at the end! Raffael was MOTM, controlling the game from the middle. Well done!

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Food Prep & Nutrition

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."

François de la Rochefoucauld

Why we teach Food Preparation and Nutrition at Harris Academy Purley

Food is a vital part of our daily lives and is essential for life. As our students become adults and have busy lives, it is easy to choose food which has been ready prepared. However, it is more nutritious and often cheaper to cook simple, delicious food. Throughout a student’s time at Harris Academy Purley, they will develop their knowledge and understanding of nutrition, healthy eating, food preparation, hygiene, cooking techniques, and sensory characteristics. 

At KS3 we aim to; 

  • Give our students vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. 
  • Encourage the development of high skills and resilience in a safe environment, allowing students to demonstrate commitment and act on feedback.
  • Empower students to enable them to follow a recipe and substitute ingredients and cooking methods as appropriate, demonstrating an understanding of food choices e.g. veganism, allergies and healthy eating. 
  • Develop understanding that will allow students to become discriminating consumers of food products, enabling them to participate in society in an active and informed manner. 
  • Engage with students to encourage them to understand the environmental factors which affect the inequalities in food distribution on a global scale and give them an understanding of the need to minimise ‘food waste’ starting with their own practise. 
  • Allow students to explore a number of multicultural perspectives concerning food. Students will enhance their understanding, appreciation and acceptance of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds through the preparation of food from different countries. 
  • Encourage our students to develop an awareness and acceptance of diversity within our community. 

At KS4, Food Preparation and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

The layout of the content into six areas of content promotes flexibility of delivery and releasing two tasks for each of the assessments that constitute the non-examination assessment will ensure students are able to complete assessments suitable to their needs.

By studying food preparation and nutrition learners will: 

  • Be able to demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking a variety of food commodities whilst using different cooking techniques and equipment 
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical characteristics of food as well as a sound knowledge of the nutritional content of food and drinks 
  • Understand the relationship between diet, nutrition and health, including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health 
  • Understand the economic, environmental, ethical and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes, and diet and health choices 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing, processing, storing, cooking and serving food 
  • Understand and explore a range of ingredients and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international) to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes.  
  • The textbook and revision guide we recommend to support students’ progress are:

What exam board do we follow?

Students follow the Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification.

Eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation

Our hope is that through Food lessons, students are provided with a context through which to explore the richness, pleasure and variety that food adds to life.