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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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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