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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 5

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

In Year 5 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 did the Greeks do for us?

Where on earth are we?

What is it made of?

How would you get to the south pole?

Who lived here first?

Have you been up the shake and shiver?


Greek drama workshop

Camp out

What’s in the box? Blind feely activity.

Orienteering – find a geo cache

Looking at artefacts

Trip on the London Eye




Princess Blankets

Non Fiction – Hillary and Everest

Shakleton’s Journey

Freedom for Bron

London eye Mystery




Earth and Space



Living things and habitats

Animals including humans


Ancient Greek civilisation

Compare and contrast to modern China


Artic and Antarctic


Anglo-Saxons & Scots


Settlements and land use


We are game developers

We are cryptographers


We are artists


We are web developers

We are bloggers

We are architects


E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact



Rockets launch


CAM pictures


Design a pie and filling


Design and make clay Greek pots


Sewing own blankets


Sketching artefacts



Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians


Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians


Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory


Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music


Use and understand staff and other musical notations


Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations


Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments


Preparing to play a role as an active citizen

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences in people

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

MFL Spanish

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures


Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*



Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance


Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns


Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination


100 things

Visit the Houses of Parliament

Stand inside the House of Lords

Stand inside the House of commons

Be a Greek for the day

Make something out of clay

Go stargazing

Find Ursa Major

Find Ursa Minor

Find Cassiopeia

Camp out

Launch a rocket into the sky

Stitch a blanket

Find a geo cache

Find your way with a map and compass

Fly a kite

Hold an object which is 100s of years old


Discover what is in a pond

Travel up the Thames

Take a flight on the London Eye

Make a pie