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

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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