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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.

Year 1

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


In Year 1 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

What makes us unique?

What is your favourite toy?

Why can’t all animals fly?

How can I reuse something?

What makes a plant wild?

Does it rain everywhere?


Letter from Yeti and footprint

Crash landing of alien ship

Museum trip to Museum of childhood

School farm

Trip to recycling centre


Biggin Hill (weather station)


Yeti and the bird


Traction Man

Lost and Found

10 things to help the world

Ossiri & the Bali Mango


Where the wild things are

Lil and the secret of rain

The greedy Zebra


Animals including humans

Seasonal changes


Animals including humans





Seasonal changes


Where we are from/history of our families - All about me

Changes within living memory – history of toys

Seasonal and daily weather patterns

Significant people from Local area

Locational and place knowledge

Physical features in UK, Forests

Seasonal and daily weather patterns


We are treasure Hunters

We are TV chefs

We are painters

We are collectors

We are storytellers

We are celebrating



Design and make a toy


Describe a product and suggest ways to improve it

Make a salad


Design and build a sun hat


Self portraits



Know about great artists in history.


Observational drawing



Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music


Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities


Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most f their abilities

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most of their abilities

100 things

Create a family tree

Draw a self portrait

Perform a puppet show

Run around in the rain

Perform in a play

Visit a farm

Hold a chick

Recycle rubbish

Walk through a forest

Build a Den

Run around in the rain