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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 2

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

In Year 2 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

Who set London on fire?

Who’s afraid of the dark?

How will you travel in the future?

What did Jack need to grow his magic beans?

Does she sell seashells on the seashore?


Fire Brigade visit

Camp out 5:30-7:30

Transport Museum

Visit to Ruxley Manor or local allotments

Trip to the beach


Toby and the Great Fire of London

Orion and the dark

The dark


Twisted Fairy tales

Jim and the original beanstalk

The Storm Whale

Snail and the whale

Claude and the city


Everyday materials

Living things



Animals habitats


Great Fire of London

Physical environment of school

Changes over time travel

Geographical skills and field work

Physical features of coastlines

Changes over time – seaside


We are astronauts


We are games testers


We are photographers

We are researchers


We are detectives

We are zoologists



Stiffen card to make a tudor house

Textiles –animal wall hanging

Wind up cars


Make a sandwich to take to the beach

Punch and Judy socks puppets


Series of landscape paintings (tryptic)

Stained glass animals



Andy Goldsworthy




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


Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

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

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 good relationships and respecting the differences between people

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

100 things

Spray water from a hose

Wear a fireman’s helmet

Burn a Tudor house

Cook on a camp fire

Camp under the stars

Go on a nature walk at night

Perform in a play

Travel on 5 different transports in a day

Travel on a bus

Travel on a train

Travel on the tube

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Make some wild art

Walk barefoot on the beach

Paddle in the sea

Check out animals in a rock pool

Make a Sandwich