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Year 5 have been researching and creating Chinese blue willow plates in art. Look at this amazing example!


Whole school attendance for the term so far is 96.45% and in line with the National Average.


Shanah and Mollie in Year 1 have been looking at old toys. Here is their wonderful writing!


Reception children are eating owl ice cream, roasted fox (butternut squash) and scrambled snake! (scrambled egg) They tasted, “fluffy”, “like plantain”, and ”yummy”.


Year 2 are learning all about nocturnal animals so they have created these wonderful barn owl collages!


Hello. We are not supporting this year as we are focusing on just one charity this term.


Today in assembly we thought about and how we are all different but all equal. We celebrated the 9 children who did something unique and different by competing in Bromley cross country on Saturday.


Well done to our only Year 6 boy runner for showing amazing resilience after being elbowed at the start line. He kept going and finished!


Team 6 girl runners stayed together and finished together at Bromley cross country this morning. So of you!


Our super star Year 5 boys runners are back at Crystal Palace cross country


Super proud of our Year 5 girl runner placing 58th in the Bromley cross country race at Crystal Palace this morning!


Reception had a wonderful trip to to enjoy a world inside a book. “I’m going to have lunch with a gruffalo”


Today in English Year 1 had to choose the best instructions to follow to make a jam sandwich!


Year 6 into science. Masterclass with Mr Brown: dissection of a sheep’s heart to understand how a heart works.


Year 5 are having a great experience producing their own videos with Tim about Space.


Tim from made a short pirate film in assembly. Miss Bell was the pirate villain fighting the bravest Captain in the land.


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Reception children joining in with bonfire night customs and traditions whilst also looking closely at change.


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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