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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 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