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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?


Who said the children might struggle coming back? Our amazing g Y2 class show us that whole class reading with their partner is like riding a bike. Once mastered never forgotten - amd still as much fun as ever


Pick up times Can we remind all parents to stick to their allocated pick up time to avoid congestion in the playground. Parents must ensure they are wearing their face mask. Thank you N - 3.30pm R - 4pm Y1 - 4.05pm Y2 - 4.10pm Y3 - 4.15pm Y4 - 4.20pm Y5 - 4.25pm Y6 - 4.30pm


Y6 Secondary Placements Can we remind all parents to log into eAdmissions and accept their child's secondary placement by Monday 15th March.


Fabulous Thomas! Well done!


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Well done everyone for making such fantastic efforts to dress up. Thing 2 has the best hair ever! The children loved it and were so proud of their outfits.

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Reading Challenge Books

Dear Parents, 

Welcome to year 5 for Spring 2.  And what a half term it will be!  We’re coming back to school! 

As you all know, on March 8, after another week of online remote school, we will be back in school.      


Reflecting on the last 6 weeks, we are so proud of year 5 – especially given the high virtual attendance and real participation during our online lessons.  Your children have shown great patience, tenacity, and hunger for learning. We are so proud of them.  I think you’ll agree that the outcomes of their learning were amazing given the context.  If you haven’t seen your child’s work - make sure they share their display board with you. â€¯ 



In English this half term, we will be reading Gaslight by Eloise Williams. It is a great text which will allow children to step into the shoes of the main character. We wish authors were writing such immersive, historically accurate, fascinating novels with a child as the central hero when I was 10 years old. We will be using the book to inspire our writing. The focus has been on writing in the first person and the present tense, using descriptive vocabulary to retell the story of Gaslight. See some great examples from this week below. â€¯ 



Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure children have full PE kit in school every day. It should only be taken home at the end of each half term. 



Maths will continue to be an area of focus as we start by focusing on fractions and then move onto decimals.  At home, make sure to get help with recipes (1/2 of a cup of flour + 1/4 cup of sugar =?).  The return to shops will give your child the chance to practice adding with decimals and most importantly calculating the change.  Please help your child by having him or her help you with everyday maths. 

It is essential that children are practicing their fluency of times tables regularly.  Please take the time to help your child by practicing at home.  TTYP Rockstars is amazing.  If you are unsure, come and speak to us, so we can best support you and your child. 



In geography, we will be learning about the marine biome.  Our top tip for helping your child is to take the time to watch BBC Blue Planet 2 over the coming weeks.  David Attenborough does an amazing job showing the world underwater.  Fascinating!!! 



In science, we will continue the study of life cycles with a focus on plant reproduction.  I’m really looking forward to our return to class so that we can do some practical experiments.  Finally, science week is coming up in March on March 8.  We will have lots of experiments to demonstrate! 



 In history, we’ll be studying the Victorian era with a focus on how the Industrial Revolution changed life for Britain and her people. During story time, we’ll be reading “Street Child” and our English book (detailed above) immerses us in the Cardiff docks of the 1890s.  



In RE, we will continue to learn about the world’s religions by moving from Hinduism to Islam.  We will study the 5 pillars, with a focus on the Ramadan fast.  We love RE lessons as they are a great opportunity for the children to share and compare their experiences 



  • Homework: Please ensure that your child completes their daily homework, this will be set on Purple Mash and Mathletics. Spellings will also be set on Mondays with the homework. The spelling test will take place each Monday. 
  • Reading: Please encourage your child to read every evening. It is important you discuss the story with them to ensure they understand what they are reading.