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A great week of learning despite the obvious challenges. So proud of everyone and the enthusiasm shown to maintain excellence for all our children. Read more in today’s newsletter on website


THANK YOU team for always going above amd beyond! Our lovely parents have been telling us how pleased they are with our efforts! I am so proud of the teamwork, resilience and enthusiasm to provide learning. Thanks mum for email


Want outstanding online learning? Then plan for it! Fail to plan; plan to fail. NOT US. Tomorrow’s staff training schedule! Looking forward to it!


Retweetd From Jennifer

I really appreciate this. Thank you so much and happy new year to all staff at HPACP!


Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you so much to staff across all 50 Harris academies who have worked tirelessly to ensure the very best provision is ready for pupils this Spring Term


Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

Our amazing art teacher once again finds the exact word to inspire our community and gently encourage us forward… what a blessing Ms Tarr is.


Please know we were always busy planning for remote learning. We are excited that it will be even better this time round and more ‘live’ teaching for those at home. We will do our best for you! As always.


In response to welcome U-turn of Gov decision we will be OPENING ONLY TO VULNERABLE PUPILS AND CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS. See letter to parents on website. If you are unsure about anything please call the school office.


KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEWS. We will update as soon as official decisions are made.


SCHOOL OPEN AS USUAL ON TUESDAY. See letter We worked hard to stay safe before Christmas we will continue to do so with even more vigilance now. If your household shows any symptoms of Covid please get a test and do not bring children to school.


Finally to finish the beautiful Christingle from Y4, 5 and 6!


Next up the wonderful Y1,2 and 3!


Drumroll please... it is Nativity time! Although they are virtual this year they are incredible. A huge thank you to Mr Delaney and Ms Lyndsay for all their hard work! First up Nursery and Reception. ⁦


Yesterday we had a very special visitor at HPACP. Santa came to deliver presents to all our hard working children!


KS2 rehearse for their online christingle event. A beautiful moment in the midst of such exceptional times.


Is there an office team as amazing as this one? Course not! They’re WORLD CLASS! The office led the Narnia transformation and finished it with Miss Eva becoming the white witch with her Turkish Turkish delight! So amazing


It just gets better. Our amazing parent upcycled outfit tree with her amazing balloon creation. How lovely. Thank you so much. Making Christmas special


Adding a touch of sparkle; our twinkling school hall. Thanks to the incredible CP elves! You are all special and magical and wonderfully unique. World class


Thank you to the amazing parent who made this fantastic wall - what a beautiful gift to our academy. World class parent!


Top scientist, teacher, leader and encourager extraordinaire Ms Shaikh-Baha’i enjoys a special moment in our Christmas wonderland

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Year 1

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 1.


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Class Newsletter


Welcome to Year 1.

We hope that you have had a lovely half-term break and are well-rested for the run up to Christmas. The children are now settled into Year 1 and we will be looking to push their learning forward as we come up to the Christmas break.

Learning theme: Awe and Wonder

Our learning theme this half term is ‘Awe and Wonder’ and it fits into our Geography, History and English lessons mainly. For the first four weeks we will be looking at poetry in English – where we will be reading 4 books by Dr. Seuss, experiencing the wonder of poetry and rhyme! During this time we will also be learning about why we buy and wear poppies – remembering all those people who have died or were injured in wars to ensure that we have peace and freedom in our country today. In the last four weeks, we will be learning all about why we celebrate Christmas, and so in English we will be reading and retelling the Nativity story in chapters.

Specialist lessons: PE, Music, Drama, Spanish and Art

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. It is essential that children arrive with a complete PE kit. Make sure all their clothes are named. Children will also continue having specialist lessons in Art, Music, Drama and Spanish.


This half term we will continue to consolidate number bonds facts and use these to develop our skills with addition and subtraction. We will also be learning about shapes and patterns, length and height, positions and fractions. In addition to this we will also be learning the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.


Homework will be given out on Mondays and expected back the following Monday. Please make sure your children complete the daily English and Maths tasks and sign the sheet and comment as to how they got on. In addition to these tasks, the Reading Challenge book is a perfect opportunity for the whole family to read together. Please remind your children to change their Reading Challenge book every Monday. Please ensure that your child has completed a story map for each book before returning it.