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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 5

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

In Year 5 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 did the Greeks do for us?

Where on earth are we?

What is it made of?

How would you get to the south pole?

Who lived here first?

Have you been up the shake and shiver?


Greek drama workshop

Camp out

What’s in the box? Blind feely activity.

Orienteering – find a geo cache

Looking at artefacts

Trip on the London Eye




Princess Blankets

Non Fiction – Hillary and Everest

Shakleton’s Journey

Freedom for Bron

London eye Mystery




Earth and Space



Living things and habitats

Animals including humans


Ancient Greek civilisation

Compare and contrast to modern China


Artic and Antarctic


Anglo-Saxons & Scots


Settlements and land use


We are game developers

We are cryptographers


We are artists


We are web developers

We are bloggers

We are architects


E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact



Rockets launch


CAM pictures


Design a pie and filling


Design and make clay Greek pots


Sewing own blankets


Sketching artefacts



Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians


Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians


Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory


Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music


Use and understand staff and other musical notations


Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations


Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments


Preparing to play a role as an active citizen

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences in people

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

MFL Spanish

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures


Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*



Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance


Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns


Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination


100 things

Visit the Houses of Parliament

Stand inside the House of Lords

Stand inside the House of commons

Be a Greek for the day

Make something out of clay

Go stargazing

Find Ursa Major

Find Ursa Minor

Find Cassiopeia

Camp out

Launch a rocket into the sky

Stitch a blanket

Find a geo cache

Find your way with a map and compass

Fly a kite

Hold an object which is 100s of years old


Discover what is in a pond

Travel up the Thames

Take a flight on the London Eye

Make a pie