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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 5

Welcome to Year 5

Reading Challenge Books

Dear Parents, 

Welcome to Year 5 Summer 1 term everyone!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Summer 1.  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 ‘Time travellers,’ where the children will be transported back to the Victorian era to find out more about life in the 1800s. They will use this knowledge to enhance their understanding in both the reading and English.  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.



This term in English we are retelling the story of the classic Oliver Twist. We are using a range of AP sentences and descriptive language to describe the treacherous conditions of the work house and the malicious treatment the orphans endured. After we have retold this classic tale we will be innovating parts of it ourselves to make this story our own. In the coming weeks, we will be using our scientific knowledge to write an explanation text on forces and will also be expanding our knowledge on comparing two viewpoints, when creating a balanced argument. 



Our school theme this half term is time travellers. We will be transporting ourselves back to the Victorian era to find out more about life in the 1800s. In history , we’ll be building on our knowledge of the Victorian era, in particular the ground breaking inventions, architecture and discoveries made during this period. We will also be uncovering some of the impacts of these inventions, as well as making inferences based on historical architecture. 



In geography, we are learning about different natural resources and their trade value. We will also assess how exporting these resources impacts the wealth of nations. We will also be exploring why natural resources are becoming a limited commodity.



In science we are learning about forces and their impact on everyday life. We will be looking at gravitational pull, friction and air resistance. We will be exploring this through a range of experiments and research to deepen our understanding of the scientific explanation behind forces. 



In maths this term we are developing our understanding of place value looking at tenths hundredths and thousands. We will then be using this knowledge to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. To support your children at home, please ensure they do the weekly Mathletics homework that is set, which consolidates the learning in class.



 Reading In reading we will be looking at Oliver Twist. We will be using a range of reading strategies to enable to us to delve deeper into the text and answer a range of questions, linked to retrieve interpret and choice. Reading this during our reading lessons, will enable us to use this in our writing. This text will also allow the children to deepen their knowledge of the Victorian era and look at themes such as poverty, desperation and triumph over good. We will then move onto a magical tale of this scintillating story of clockworks, mechanimals, hybrids and humans is a novel that will continue to lure the children into a land of mystery and excitement through reading. 



In RE this term we will be building on our previous knowledge of Hinduism, in particular, we will be focusing on Hindu forms of worship including the Puja. We will also be looking at how Hindus worship in a temple in comparison to their own home. We will complete the topic by comparing the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Christianity



Homework includes: Spelling, reading comprehension and maths, which is set on Mathletics and Purple Mash weekly.

Please ensure your child is completing this as it will consolidate and further their learning. It is also vital that your child is reading their reading challenge book every night for at least twenty minutes. 



Children have P.E every Tuesday and Friday, please ensure they have their full P.E kit for these lessons. 


We look forward to a fantastic term ahead!