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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 3

Welcome to Year 3.


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Class Newsletters


Hello everyone and welcome to Year 3.



In our English lessons we will be reading the poem The Spider and the Fly to inform the children’s writing. The children will be describing settings and characters as well as retelling and innovating the story through narratives. Later in the term, we will be writing newspaper reports based around the Christmas story.


Last half term, we were consolidating and deepening the children’s knowledge of place value. We did this concretely through using Dienes equipment and place value counters to prove and justify our thoughts. This half term, we will be applying this knowledge to addition and subtraction through exchanging

Reading Challenge

In year 3 we have carefully selected a set of books which are appropriately challenging and interesting for the children. Please continue to encourage

your children to read these as they will develop their fluency and vocabulary. If the children read six books each half term they will receive a half termly reading challenge certificate. Please support and encourage your child to foster a lifelong love of reading.


PE is a vital part of the school curriculum. This half term PE

will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, your child’s PE kit should be brought into school this week and remain here until Christmas to be washed. All children are

required to wear full school PE kit, which is available from the school office.


In history this half term, we are very excited to be learning about the Ancient Egyptians.

We will be learning about the significance of the River Nile, which will be accompanied by our learning in geography. We also be investigating what life was like in Ancient Egypt and using sources to help us.


Our learning in geography will be focussed on rivers. We will be learning to identify different parts of a river and explain their functions which will will consolidate in our exciting trip to the Tames Barrier. We will also be learning about the water cycle and making a water cycle in a bag!