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Some of the many highlights from a high energy and fun-packed half-term week. Thank you for sharing your amazing facilities with us


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Charlie has found a new hobby, assisting with the coaching in the few weeks Charlie has wanted to help, his work has come on!!! More to follow after half term!! Great Work Charlie🥊💪🥊


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Our little ‘Howard Carter’ absolutely loved the Egyptian Day at HPA Orpington today.


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And as a treat to the children , for working so hard...


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House Captains very proud to be wearing new HPAO Blazers


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‘Fantastic Finish and Museum of Learning’ Part 1. Thanks to all the parents who came along!


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‘Fantastic Finish and Museum of Learning’ Part 2


Year 3 are dressed as Egyptians for their end of topic celebration. They have walked like Egyptians, eaten Egyptian food and added up Egyptian pyramids in maths.


Thank you to Amigo Magic who came into HPAO today to perform a magic show for all the children who have been working hard and focused on their learning this half term.


We absolutely love our new house colour PE tops!


At lunchtime the children spontaneously built a rocket, they then formed an orderly queue to take turns going inside.


5Columbus had a great afternoon visiting for the afternoon having a taste of life at secondary school.


A room full of people arrived for our first ‘What is maths mastery?’ parents workshop with Mrs Berthoud, maths lead, on Friday morning. Look out for the date of the next one!


At HPAO all the children are writers. Everyone wrote into neat their best piece of work this week. Many pieces have been selected for display and from these a few children will be chosen to have a special lunch with Mr Robinson.


Year 3 have been working hard to improve their balances in gymnastics


Our Young Voices 2018 choir performed a selection of songs to the staff and children in assembly on Thursday.


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Outstanding skills shown 2day by Boxer of the Week Daniel Daniel was totally focused today throughout the hole lesson, he was 1 of 3 students who completed today's challenge🥊 a 29 punch combination with 5 defences🥊💥🥊



Mr Robinson knows how to dance!

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 HPAO we have a thematic approach to teaching the curriculum based on our Power of Reading and The Literacy Tree.

In Year R we will be teaching sequences and themes based on the following texts:


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

 “How do you tell a story?”

“What is a mythical creature?”

 “Is Space Empty?”

 “What grows?

 “What makes our world wonderful?”

 “What makes a superhero super?”


Library visit

Discovery centre “A world inside a book”


Elf on the shelf

Planetarium trip


Caterpillars or

Duck eggs

(Frog spawn)

Arrival of Travelling Bear +letter

Local walk – St Pauls Cray recreation ground

Superhero day


Going on a Bear Hunt


Traditional Tales (orally)


The Gruffalo


Stick Man (Stanley’s Stick)

Whatever Next

Sidney, Stella and the moon


Tadpoles promise


Enormous Turnip

Hungry Caterpillar

One night, far from here


The Wonderful World




Elliot Jones Midnight Superhero


Boundaries and behaviour expectations


Speaking to others confidently


Playing cooperatively


Resolve conflicts



Explain own knowledge and understanding


Choosing own resources

How we show feelings and show sensitivity


Take account of others ideas

Adjust behaviour to different situations


 Speaking to groups confidently


Confident trying new things


Say why the like activities more than others


Listening to stories and joining in with refrains


Understanding prepositions


Recreate roles

Extending vocabulary


Listen and respond to others


Two part instructions

Understanding humour


Follow a story without pictures or props


Anticipate key events

Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify


Past present and future forms

How and why questions

Develop own narratives


Moving in different ways


Own basic hygiene

Keeping safe

Fine motor

Letter formation

Healthy diet

Importance of exercise

Ways of keeping safe in different contexts


Own name


Linking sounds to letters


Letter formation

Rhyming string


Uses vocab influenced by books



Getting information from books and computers


Segmenting and blending longer words


Writing sentences in meaningful contexts

Demonstrate understanding about what they have read


Writing irregular commons words


Writing that can be read by self and others


Positional language Size

Number recognition and ordering



1 more and 1 less




Counting on and back


Doubling and Halving

2d shapes



3D shapes




Complete a program


Past and present events


Similarities and differences – themselves and others

Features of environments


Recognise the range of technology

Similarities and differences –living things

Observation of plants and animals

Similarities and differences – places


How environments vary

Select and use technology for a purpose



Cooking gingerbread, porridge, bread


Role play

Different textures


Mixing colours





Use a variety of resources to construct

Symmetry pictures


Adapting own work


Different cultural dances/music


Different tools and techniques


Changing songs and dances


Designing in original ways

100 things

Climb a huge hill

Roll down a hill

Count the rings on a tree stump

Make a mud pie

Make a grass trumpet

Make a trail with sticks

Catch a falling leaf

Play in the snow?

Hold an object which is 100s of years old

Launch a rocket into the sky

Find some frogspawn

Bring up a butterfly

Pick blackberries growing in the wild

Climb a tree

Play pooh sticks

Try Rock climbing

Go bird watching

Rock climbing

Be a superhero for a day

Make up a song

Make up a dance