Year 4 had a great day aboard the on Monday, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the steam train as their hook into learning.


Year 3 enjoyed making (and eating) edible rainforests as the hook into our topic.


Travelling teddies. Can you help ?


Year 2 enjoying their seaside day at school


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Back to school working towards getting fit and focused!! Great jogging today now we have some sun the yr3/6 group jogged around the hole sch field, all 18 students finish in under 5 mins🥊💪🥊 #


The summer term has begun! Here are our key dates for the term. ☀️ ***The coffee morning to meet Mrs Dando is now on Thursday 19/4/18.


Staff of HPAO are enjoying watching children’s caterpillars emerge into butterlfies over the holidays.


We hope all our mums, dads, carers and children enjoy a well deserved break. We'll see you all back at the academy ready for the summer term on Monday 16th April 2018. Gates will be open from 8:30.


Farewell to Mr Bell who is moving up to Secondary School to be the premises manager there. Farewell to Mr Robinson who is moving on to pastures new. Thank you both for helping us and well done to Miss Durrant for this amazing cake!


Year 4 have finished their Roman topic by designing, making and evaluating their own Roman tiles.


The last day of term on Thursday 29th March is an own clothes day. We will be raising money on the gates for our house charities.


HPAO staff enjoyed their own Easter egg hunt around school day. Thanks Mrs Dench for organising!


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So many superstars in PE recently was great to reward them for their excellent behaviour and work. 🏹 Archery Display also went down well with the children! Introducing the children to our competitions starting soon!


Thank you for our half termly prize award ceremony and archery demonstration in assembly today.


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3/3 The team work event that took the 1st place trophy for great work to all participants 🥊🥇🥊#teamwork


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1/3 Boxing4Schools Mini Skills and Fitness Competition Round 10 after all the focused hard work + team work that was put in we had a tight comp where again with the team work effort ad take 1st place with Orchard 2 points behind and Manor Oak in 3rd


We won again! Inter Bromley boxing champions! Well done to the boxing team. So very proud of you!


The ducklings are leaving us today to pastures new with Miss Andy, so other classes have been looking after them before they waddle off🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥


Ship ahoy! Year 5 were all aboard the cutty sark today for a voyage of discovery


We have amazing writers in our Retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. 🐛#successforall

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.


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

In Year R 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

 “How do you tell a story?”

“What is a mythical creature?”

 “Is Space Empty?”

 “What grows?

 “What makes our world wonderful?”

 “What makes a superhero super?”


Library visit

Discovery centre “A world inside a book”


Elf on the shelf

Planetarium trip


Caterpillars or

Duck eggs

(Frog spawn)

Arrival of Travelling Bear +letter

Local walk – St Pauls Cray recreation ground

Superhero day


Going on a Bear Hunt


Traditional Tales (orally)


The Gruffalo


Stick Man (Stanley’s Stick)

Whatever Next

Sidney, Stella and the moon


Tadpoles promise


Enormous Turnip

Hungry Caterpillar

One night, far from here


The Wonderful World




Elliot Jones Midnight Superhero


Boundaries and behaviour expectations


Speaking to others confidently


Playing cooperatively


Resolve conflicts



Explain own knowledge and understanding


Choosing own resources

How we show feelings and show sensitivity


Take account of others ideas

Adjust behaviour to different situations


 Speaking to groups confidently


Confident trying new things


Say why the like activities more than others


Listening to stories and joining in with refrains


Understanding prepositions


Recreate roles

Extending vocabulary


Listen and respond to others


Two part instructions

Understanding humour


Follow a story without pictures or props


Anticipate key events

Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify


Past present and future forms

How and why questions

Develop own narratives


Moving in different ways


Own basic hygiene

Keeping safe

Fine motor

Letter formation

Healthy diet

Importance of exercise

Ways of keeping safe in different contexts


Own name


Linking sounds to letters


Letter formation

Rhyming string


Uses vocab influenced by books



Getting information from books and computers


Segmenting and blending longer words


Writing sentences in meaningful contexts

Demonstrate understanding about what they have read


Writing irregular commons words


Writing that can be read by self and others


Positional language Size

Number recognition and ordering



1 more and 1 less




Counting on and back


Doubling and Halving

2d shapes



3D shapes




Complete a program


Past and present events


Similarities and differences – themselves and others

Features of environments


Recognise the range of technology

Similarities and differences –living things

Observation of plants and animals

Similarities and differences – places


How environments vary

Select and use technology for a purpose



Cooking gingerbread, porridge, bread


Role play

Different textures


Mixing colours





Use a variety of resources to construct

Symmetry pictures


Adapting own work


Different cultural dances/music


Different tools and techniques


Changing songs and dances


Designing in original ways

100 things

Climb a huge hill

Roll down a hill

Count the rings on a tree stump

Make a mud pie

Make a grass trumpet

Make a trail with sticks

Catch a falling leaf

Play in the snow?

Hold an object which is 100s of years old

Launch a rocket into the sky

Find some frogspawn

Bring up a butterfly

Pick blackberries growing in the wild

Climb a tree

Play pooh sticks

Try Rock climbing

Go bird watching

Rock climbing

Be a superhero for a day

Make up a song

Make up a dance