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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


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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 2

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Welcome to Year 2 for Autumn 2 term everyone!

 Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to the second half of the Autumn term of this year. I hope that you have all had an enjoyable and restful break and that the children are refreshed and ready for our exciting new topic this half term. Our topic this term is ‘Awe and Wonder’ where the children will be exploring the language features, performances and meanings of poetry. This newsletter will provide you with all the information that you need regarding our expectations, trips and class topics. Please do come to us with any questions that you may have.


For the first 4 weeks of this half term we will be focusing our learning on the language features used in poetry. Our focus in English will be where the children will explore the poetic devices (e.g. rhyming), descriptive language and rich vocabulary used. The children will start off by developing their skills in using descriptive language such as adjectives, expanded noun phrases and similes through various Julia Donaldson texts including ‘Snail and the Whale’, ‘The Highway Rat’ and ‘Stick Man’. Reading with your child daily at home will heavily support the development of their vocabulary, descriptive language and reading fluency.


Last term our learning was based heavily on place value. This half term will we be focusing on addition and subtraction. We will start off with finding number bonds up to 20 (learning all of the different ways to make numbers up to 20). This is a foundation to adding and subtracting which will then be used and applied to adding larger numbers together.

We will then move onto word problems based on addition and subtraction which relate to real-life contexts. This will also incorporate SATs style questions.

 It is essential that children are practicing their fluency of numbers bonds and time tables regularly. Please take the time to help your child by practicing at home. If you are unsure of what type of games to use to make this learning time more engaging, come and speak to us, so we can best support you and your child.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday. It is essential that children arrive with a complete PE kit. Make sure all their clothes are labelled with their name clearly.

 Learning theme – Awe and Wonder

In the last four weeks of this term, we will be looking at the Christmas Story. This is a key part of the children’s R.E. (religious education) learning, so please ensure your child is able to participate.

We will learn about why it is an important story to know through imaginative lessons and a performance of a ‘Christmas Nativity Play’. The play is to be confirmed, however tickets will be available for the performance at the beginning of December. Please look out for year 2’s performance date in the newsletter. We hope you will all come along to support the children’s learning.