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11/12/18

It’s time to feel Christmassy!!!!! HPAO’s first 2018 Christmas performance is courtesy of our EYFS. Bravo Elephant and Giraffe classes! https://t.co/Vx2XZZVH3D

15/11/18

The children and parents enjoyed the samples on offer last night during parents evening. Well done and thank you to a Chartwells from HPAO https://t.co/WXwW1YLqZz

15/11/18

Fantastic “Phonics in Action” this morning. Thank you to the parents who attended the sessions! https://t.co/yXVhJ4VhZn

12/11/18

HPAO pupils share their thoughtful Remembrance display https://t.co/YV7U5uTdY5

01/11/18

Tea with the Queen for our Year One pupils today -their hook into learning around the book ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ by . All very refined and lots of fun! https://t.co/Kzw09bKTER

30/10/18

Year 6 took a hands-on approach to Science today as part of their topic on the Heart. Any squeamishness soon went out of the window as they got into this fascinating activity! https://t.co/hWnMcXlisb

18/10/18

Thank you to staff from who came in to visit our EYFS and SSP children today as part of their ‘People who help us’ topic. Lots of interesting questions and good advice https://t.co/gkmZEm4nQ7

17/10/18

Great work from Year 2 today, who have been writing about the environment, using conjunctions and punctuation. https://t.co/IcBZz4yEA5

12/10/18

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to the Family Reading this morning. The next Family Read is on 7/12/12 at 9 am https://t.co/6ofz0sHMiS

05/10/18

staff had a great day at conference, finished off with awesome keynote from and the splendid Harris in Harmony https://t.co/ZaVaHETUcp

28/09/18

The exciting afternoon continued at with a visit to Year One from racing driver ! https://t.co/g1EPBD2Az2

28/09/18

Our Harry Potter library is officially open! Many thanks to Mrs Sackley for her creativity and to for doing the honours. Get reading ! https://t.co/HsorgNcf3Y

28/09/18

Great questions from our School Council and House Captains today for at the official opening of our library. https://t.co/B4ffaWvEa2

27/09/18

Tomorrow to be included in the extra breaktime competition but we can accept tins up to morning registration Monday.

27/09/18

Fair point! We have removed them from the pile in the interests of fair competition but they will obviously still be sent over to :-)

27/09/18

Our Harvest Collection for is growing, with Year 6 on track for the extra break time prize! Please keep the tins of veg rolling in. https://t.co/38iIGiKYZb

26/09/18

Our EYFS families have enjoyed a roast lunch together today - other year groups to follow, look for announcements in your weekly newsletter https://t.co/YxCtXwDGnP

21/09/18

Harvest boxes are ready to be filled with tinned veg for . 5 mins extra break for year group with most tins! https://t.co/D1iLz2TOnI

20/09/18

Bandaging and wounds training complete! Thanks to Dave from https://t.co/fvUHfS9wgR who has been training staff from and in paediatric first aid this week https://t.co/cRaZP7VWzL

20/09/18

Staff from and have been getting to grips with an AED during paediatric first aid training! https://t.co/PsBXZ0D3sk

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Curriculum

Every Lesson is Creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects.

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas, as well as the rest of the National Curriculum, are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.

Our Literacy Specialism

We chose literacy as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning. Reading is taught through the teaching of traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home.

An Academic Head Start 

As children progress through the school, one of our aims is to make sure we give them a ‘head start’ for the rest of their education.

Once they reach KS2 they begin to be taught by specialist subject teachers, just like in secondary school. As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, this helps prepare children for a successful transition to secondary school.

We use the Cornerstones curriculum which provides a range of memorable and inspiring learning opprtunities for pupils. Our curriculum overview is below.  A more detailed look at the curriculum taught at HPAO is available in the PDF document at the bottom of the page.

Cornerstones