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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 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