For our older , another of our very favourite tales, The Twits, read by our very own Mrs Cushing


No apologies for another “Very Hungry Caterpillar” post. Beautiful work, Ato.


Is there anyone that doesn’t love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”? Our EYFS are doing a marvellous job with their projects this week


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So our window inspired the staff and children at to create their own and it looks great! Any other Harris academies up for the challenge?


We are just so excited about our school Newsletter this week, we have had some great contributions including our Year One fruit salad makers here


In the best use of an old roll of wallpaper we have seen for some time, here we see a live experiment to find out where our organs are inside our body. Definitely one to try out, HPAO Home Learners!


This family had their own Praise Assembly today, with songs and rewards, followed by Fishfinger Friday (of course!). We love this! Well done on your certificates, boys!


These two HPAO Home Learners have made their own Rocket Reward Chart which we think is just STELLAR! Glad to see you are at the top, boys 😉


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We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately.


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PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.


We wanted to share this awesome Timetable created by one of our TAs for her family - how great is this?! DEAR means “Drop Everything And Read- a great way to finish off a day of learning. How are our other Home Learners organising their day?#successforall


Fantastic pics from our HPAO Home Learners today, working out to and getting busy growing! Keep sending your pictures in. You are not alone, you are part of our AMAZING team, let's keep sharing.


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On behalf of , we support . I joined in at 9am from home (today isn’t one of my rota days at school), I know a lot of our students and staff would have done too!


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Although we are open tomorrow to those parents who are critical keyworkers in the fight against COVID-19, if you can keep your child at home you should.


Ok, HPAO Home Learners, let's kick off Monday morning with some PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube: Mums, Dads, littler and bigger siblings, those of us still in school - we will all be doing it! 9.00am every day


Fantastic visit from GB athlete today, lots of active fun had by all and money raised for the school too!


Assembly time! A fabulous effort from the staff, pupils and parents of HPAO


at HPAO kicking off with story time in the library with 2 Browne, followed by identifying the difference between fiction and non fiction


EYFS WOW Day - are you a pirate or a dinosaur? EYFS are discovering their inner explorers .... what will they find?


Next up....its Tony Hadley lighting up the O2 at

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Year 5

Year 5 children have been provided with a school exercise book in which to record their home learning.


Details will be uploaded onto this page regularly each Friday and will include:

  • Each day the children should  read for half an hour
  • Children will need to complete one piece of writing each day
  • Children will need to complete one Spelling, Punctuation or Grammar exercise each day
  • Children will need to complete one piece of handwriting exercise each day.
  • Children will need to complete one arithmetic exercise each day and one piece of maths learning each day.
  • Pupils need to practice all their times tables each day so that they know them ‘off by heart’.
  • Students will have overviews from their History and Geography units from this academic year and can chose a unit to further research and present as a newspaper/ information book/ etc from each subject. E.g. “My guide to the Romans”. The expectation is for one research piece of project learning per week.
  • Pupils will also have a times table pack and their times table rockstar books sent home.

Purple Mash is an online website where learning resources and provision for your child's year group can be accessed and downloaded. The password and web addresss details for Year 5 are as follows: 


Y5 pmash



Our expectations are that Year 5 children should spend a total of 5 hours learning each day. We ask that parents sign to record this at the end of each day for their children in their exercise book.


Useful links:

Stories for Kids Online

BBC Bitesize KS2

Maths games for KS2

Curriculum Quizzes for KS2

Joe Wicks PE (every weekday at 9.00am):