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 2

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

In Year 2 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

Who set London on fire?

Who’s afraid of the dark?

How will you travel in the future?

What did Jack need to grow his magic beans?

Does she sell seashells on the seashore?


Fire Brigade visit

Camp out 5:30-7:30

Transport Museum

Visit to Ruxley Manor or local allotments

Trip to the beach


Toby and the Great Fire of London

Orion and the dark

The dark


Twisted Fairy tales

Jim and the original beanstalk

The Storm Whale

Snail and the whale

Claude and the city


Everyday materials

Living things



Animals habitats


Great Fire of London

Physical environment of school

Changes over time travel

Geographical skills and field work

Physical features of coastlines

Changes over time – seaside


We are astronauts


We are games testers


We are photographers

We are researchers


We are detectives

We are zoologists



Stiffen card to make a tudor house

Textiles –animal wall hanging

Wind up cars


Make a sandwich to take to the beach

Punch and Judy socks puppets


Series of landscape paintings (tryptic)

Stained glass animals



Andy Goldsworthy




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


Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

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

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 good relationships and respecting the differences between people

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

100 things

Spray water from a hose

Wear a fireman’s helmet

Burn a Tudor house

Cook on a camp fire

Camp under the stars

Go on a nature walk at night

Perform in a play

Travel on 5 different transports in a day

Travel on a bus

Travel on a train

Travel on the tube

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Make some wild art

Walk barefoot on the beach

Paddle in the sea

Check out animals in a rock pool

Make a Sandwich