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Basket ball fun Year 6 take some time to show the little ones in Year 1 how to dribble the ball in their PE lessons. The children had a great session. Well done HPACP!


Happy Birthday Ms Eva 🎁🎈🎉 Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, thank you for everything you do for us . We hope you have an amazing day!😄😄


Generous Princesses Our amazing Y4 girls Taliyah and Isla, decided to donate their long, beautiful hair to The Little Princess Trust. Their charitable actions will change the lives of little girls all around us. We are very proud you both!


Wonderful collaboration in Y3 today. They have been writing persuasive letters based on their class text The Jungle Book.


Year 5 and 6 have a new addition to their playground. Three new football tables! The children love playing with these at break and lunchtimes.


Reception had an art lesson today looking at Monet’s paintings and recreating their own Lily pads. Even in holiday academy they are working hard to create wonderful art work.


The are broadcasting their &Juliet tonight and we can’t wait! Particularly Year 4 who did their own online production this year!


Thank you so much to Barings who provided thousands of freshly cooked meals to our families throughout lockdown. What a blessing.


Easter Egg Surprise 🐣 The children here at HPACP are all excited by the stacks of pyramids in their classrooms. Have a lovely Easter break and stay safe!


Board game fun The children are enjoying a fun packed morning of board game bonanza!!


All the children have really enjoyed their classic board games morning. We have had all the classics including Ludo, Guess Who and UNO.


The sun is shining 🌞 So Y4 took advantage of the lovely weather and had story time outside.


Happy Birthday, Ms Knight! Madeline's amazing mum created a balloontastic surprise for our lovely Ms Knight. We hope she enjoys her special day!


Recepetion have been making bread today! They mixed the dough and are kneading it into shape. Well done Reception.


Parent Meetings Can we please remind all parents that their parent meeting slips must be returned by end of day tomorrow. Appointment times will be handed out on Friday 26th March, please ensure you get yours! All meetings will be held via Zoom.😃


Y3Z are exploring division using concrete resources to deepen their conceptual understanding. Well done year 3!


Our amazing Y6 children are working so hard to develop their writing. Today they are planning non-fiction writing using outstanding vocabulary.


Well-being matters: after health and safety checks and Covid tests, our wonderful team sharing breakfast before working hard to ensure we maintain our world class education


World book day is so much fun but who enjoys dressing up the most?

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Year 1

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 1.

Reading Challenge Books

Welcome to Year 1.

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome back - we hope you had an enjoyable two-week break. We have some exciting things planned and some information that we would like to share with you.  Please do ask us if you would like to know anything more about what we are learning or doing this half-term. 



During this half term we will be learning about stories with familiar settings.

 We will begin by looking at the story of Paddington Bear and his amazing travelling adventures from deepest, darkest Peru to modern-day London.

We will also learn about the encouraging and motivating story of Sulwe.

We will have an opportunity to explore different types of writing such as recounts, letters, retelling and finally instructions.

We will continue to develop our writing styles by using the following types of sentences: 2A and BOYS.



This half term we will strengthen our understanding of number by looking at place value within 100.  

We will also be exploring fractions, learning to find and recognise a half and a quarter of a whole. 

We will be focusing on how many halves and quarters are in a whole and how fractions can be represented in different ways.  


In geography we will explore the seaside in the United Kingdom. We will use maps to locate coastal areas in the four countries of the UK. 


This half-term in history we will be learning about the London Underground. We will explore the history of how and why the Underground was built. Also, we will be looking at how the Underground changed lives of Londoners. 


In science we will be looking at plants and their parts. We will plan and experiment to discover what plants need to stay healthy. We will explore plants in different environments and describe what they need. In addition, we will identify and name different trees.  


Children will have PE with our specialist PE teacher on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please ensure that your child has the correct PE-kit on the correct days. We recommend that children bring their PE-kits into school at the beginning of half-term and keep them in school for the entire half-term.

Please note that only black PE shoes or trainers are allowed. If your child does not have the correct kit, they are not allowed to participate in the lessons.


In RE this half-term, we will be looking at Christianity. In particular, we will explore places of worship in Christianity. We will learn about what happens during Church meetings and investigate the ceremony of baptism.


Last half-term we introduced daily handwriting practice where we dedicate time to practising letter patterns.

We will be sending booklets home and encourage children to spend 15 minutes a day practising letter formation.


Homework is handed out on a Monday to be returned by the following Monday. We expect all children to practice homework tasks daily.

Additionally, spellings will be set daily throughout the half-term on Purple Mash. However, we encourage children to practice writing spellings out on the back of the homework sheet.

Children should ensure that they bring their reading challenge books every Monday along with the storymap worksheet.