The ducklings are leaving us today to pastures new with Miss Andy, so other classes have been looking after them before they waddle off🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥


Ship ahoy! Year 5 were all aboard the cutty sark today for a voyage of discovery


We have amazing writers in our Retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. 🐛#successforall


Day 8 in the House at We have 5 fluffy friends


Day 7 in the HPAO house. The ducklings are looking very fluffy, they love having a cuddly and are rather playful!


Some of our families are skydiving in June to raise money for expupil Lewis who is currently being treated for leukaemia for the second time. You can sponsor them by following the link. All money goes to our St Andrew’s house charity


Thank you for a slick, well run morning of cross country children and families had a wonderful time.


A team of smiling Year 4 boys who finished an amazing morning of cross country for . Well done to all staff, mums, dads and carers for coming along.


She is the one and only superstar Year 4 girl runner! Woohoo!


A team of 5 Year 3 boys - all from St Andrew’s house! Also thrilled with themselves and their accomplishment.


A team of 6 all smiles. All winners to us. Year 3 girls. 🏃‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️


The Year 3 girls are off!


Today we have three HPAO ducklings!


Fabulous book character outfits for from Mrs ‘Paddington’ Abey, Mrs ‘Rainbow fish’ Dench and Mr ‘Trunchbull’ Robinson.


HPAO staff yoga session last night to restore and refocus.


The farm visited HPAO today much to Year 1s delight! They got to see calves, lambs, pigs, chickens and goats. They were able to stroke them and even got to feed the little lamb his milk!


Parents enjoyed reading with their children in this morning too.


For today parents came in to read with their children.


We are celebrating today. Wonderful turn out from staff and children! We are celebrating being readers.


The first HPAO ducklings have hatched! “It’s super exciting”

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.



At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we teach maths through the new national curriculum which is broken down into the following strands:

  • Number - number and place value
  • Number - addition and subtraction
  • Number - multiplication and division
  • Number - fractions (including decimals and percentages)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry - properties of shapes
  • Geometry - position and direction
  • Statistics
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra

We value and encourage deep mathematical conceptual understanding which can been seen in our maths curriculum. We use appoaches in Maths Mastery to support children with their calculation skills. 

Maths Mastery:

Is gradual and cumulative

Teaches high expectations where all achieve

Promotes deep, mathematical understanding over and above getting the right answer. 

All children are challenged everyday. 

Moves from concrete to pictoral to abstract.


For children that reqire taregtted support we have a variety of interventions.  We run workshops for parents about our approach to Maths Mastery. 



Year 1 Maths Pack

Year 2 Maths Pack

Year 3 Maths Pack

Year 4 Maths Pack

Year 5 Maths Pack

Year 6 Maths Packs