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As a parent and governor of I am truly grateful and excited about this school. Big thank you to all the staff! Fantastic finish event at the school this morning.


Tables full of learning on display in the gym today for our ‘fabulous finish’ to this half term’s topics.


As a thank you to all the parents who have supported their children to maintain high attendance this half term, everyone can wear their own clothes tomorrow!


Hooray! Well done indeed. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


Congratulations to 3 Farah who had the longest line of pennies in the penny mile for today totalling 45 metres. A very special mention to Bluebelle whose contributions alone totalled 24.5 metres!


The penny mile for has been a great success with 226 metres of coins laid out in the hall. Thank you to everyone who sent money in... the winning class will be announced soon!


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Great work today to all 116 students we delivered to! All working towards July's S+F Competition working on their skill skipping routine👍 🏆🥊🥇


Michelle from visited us to talk in assembly to about the charity ahead of the penny mile fundraiser on Wednesday.


A wonderful collaborative moment on the KS2 playground; French skipping with Mrs Brooks.


HPAO pupils chosen to be a mascot and a flag bearer at for the FA Trophy Final thanks to and St Andrew’s house charity . Remember we are holding a penny mile for them on Wednesday!


Well done to all of our Year 6 children who have been amazing ALL week completing the . We are so proud of you. You are all stars!


Royal Wedding cupcakes with lunch today


Our EYFS classrooms are full of happy children proudly sharing their learning profiles with family.


A cooked breakfast welcome for our wonderful Year 6 who are all in and full of smiles.


3 Farah are very excited... our broad bean seeds are sprouting!


Reception enjoyed a fantastic morning in the sunshine at St Paul’s Recreation Ground! They climbed rocks, played on the enormous climbing frame and had lots of fun on the zip wire too! After a snack they played ‘Poohsticks’ on the bridge!


Tomorrow, Thursday 3rd May, we are closed for all children in YrR to Yr5. See you all as normal on Friday 4th when gates open at 8:30.


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Boxing4Schools After School Club had a new level of speed and skill today, with the students bring totally focused on their work more to follow...............


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.

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 1

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


In Year 1 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 makes us unique?

What is your favourite toy?

Why can’t all animals fly?

How can I reuse something?

What makes a plant wild?

Does it rain everywhere?


Letter from Yeti and footprint

Crash landing of alien ship

Museum trip to Museum of childhood

School farm

Trip to recycling centre


Biggin Hill (weather station)


Yeti and the bird


Traction Man

Lost and Found

10 things to help the world

Ossiri & the Bali Mango


Where the wild things are

Lil and the secret of rain

The greedy Zebra


Animals including humans

Seasonal changes


Animals including humans





Seasonal changes


Where we are from/history of our families - All about me

Changes within living memory – history of toys

Seasonal and daily weather patterns

Significant people from Local area

Locational and place knowledge

Physical features in UK, Forests

Seasonal and daily weather patterns


We are treasure Hunters

We are TV chefs

We are painters

We are collectors

We are storytellers

We are celebrating



Design and make a toy


Describe a product and suggest ways to improve it

Make a salad


Design and build a sun hat


Self portraits



Know about great artists in history.


Observational drawing



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


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

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

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 a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most f their abilities

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most of their abilities

100 things

Create a family tree

Draw a self portrait

Perform a puppet show

Run around in the rain

Perform in a play

Visit a farm

Hold a chick

Recycle rubbish

Walk through a forest

Build a Den

Run around in the rain