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21/05/18

San Sebastian were immaculately turned out on Friday for the Royal Celebrations! https://t.co/djrrLTUQAb

21/05/18

More from our celebrations on Friday! Year 3 Valencia enjoying the https://t.co/pMqYhqeNBH

21/05/18

Retweetd From Adrienne Crossley

Great job Valencia!

18/05/18

One for every child. Happy Royal Wedding! 👰🏽💍🎩 https://t.co/zex3JqasLd

18/05/18

Valencia’s wedding dress challenge winner. Doesn’t she look wonderful!! 👰🏾 https://t.co/DEgrmBd9Zr

18/05/18

Let the celebrations commence!! https://t.co/fSR2wLQqqA

17/05/18

I think we’re ready for our tomorrow! A huge thanks to Miss Durrant’s Year 5 helpers! https://t.co/bRAsXpSQWX

17/05/18

Retweetd From Cem Kaplan

Well done year 6!

17/05/18

Leon class have been desperate to get out their learning journals this morning! It's wonderful to see how passionate they are about their learning, we look forward to sharing them with you again! https://t.co/fMk8puwvH8

17/05/18

And they’re done! Congratulations Year 6 - you worked incredibly hard towards your SATs this week! https://t.co/G0TOMwxodE

16/05/18

Malaga class bringing their freeze frames, for our setting descriptions, to life! Can you guess what objects/animals or plants can be found in Mr and Mrs Twit’s garden? https://t.co/L7KSYRMlIj

16/05/18

Granada class will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 4th June. Granada – follow this link to practice your songs! https://t.co/o41IqdP1LV

16/05/18

San Sebastián investigating the effect of surface area on air resistance! https://t.co/MK96LZ4Wuv

11/05/18

Our boys won all their matches today! Whooop! https://t.co/T3380Y6401

11/05/18

Good luck to these crazy kids next week!! https://t.co/nTGDQOlpw2

11/05/18

Look at our Wonderful Worms Wall! We have learnt so much about worms in our book of the week 'Yucky Worms' and even wrote our own facts about them! Did you know that worms have 10 hearts?! https://t.co/7ynsS3Tjnx

11/05/18

Retweetd From SF Said

Thank YOU so much! It was a total pleasure to meet your brilliant young readers & writers, and to see such enthusiasm for reading & books - the teachers at HPA are clearly doing a fantastic job!

10/05/18

Our fantastic fitness team! Don’t forget to bring your PE kits next Thursday. Catch Miss Nelson in the playground if you’re interested in joining! https://t.co/0txRTjTEJn

10/05/18

Thanks so much to the inspirational - what a fantastic afternoon! HPAPL are now influenced more than ever to become fabulous readers and writers. https://t.co/11acGycAPj

10/05/18

Madrid Class was so excited to find that our butterflies came out over the weekend! The children have really enjoyed watching them transform over the past few weeks. https://t.co/TTsVZmsu9w

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Science

At HPAPL we strive to develop an awareness and understanding of the role and importance of science in everyday life. We appreciate  the constantly changing nature of scientific knowledge and use scientific procedures of investigation to introduce, develop and study the application of science in a broad range of contexts e.g. personal growth and health, the home, the immediate environment and  technology. We are of the view that the development of scientific knowledge and skills are a crucial, core entitlement for all our pupils, since science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It is through this excitement that pupils are encouraged to ask questions, discuss their questions and question their questions to deepen their understanding about all things science. In addition to this, the Academy gives children the opportunity to plan and conduct practical science activities and experiments. We believe that practical activities breathe life into concepts that might otherwise seem abstract to children.

With this is mind, HPAPL joined the ‘Think universe…All is One’ research project in September 2016. Shirin Sheikh- Bahai (BSc, MA, PGCE, PhD), from the Research department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at UCL Institute of Education is leading the pilot phase of a novel approach to science education for year 6 pupils. This project has been running under a partnership grant allocated by the Royal Society. ‘All is One’ takes its name from the modern discovery that everything we see in the universe, including ourselves, is made out the very same fundamental building blocks assembled together at different stages along unimaginable periods of time. Encouraging their inherent curiosity at this age and with the help of scientific equipment, ‘All is One’ offers a new way of looking at an important part of the natural world, which would be otherwise invisible. The project can be seen as a foundation approach to all natural sciences that gives pupils the basic tools to appreciate and understand the wonderful discoveries of the last few decades about our fragile position in the Universe.

Where possible the teaching of science is also applied across the curriculum. Links to maths, literacy and other foundation subjects, such as geography and history, further enrich the children’s learning experiences.  HPAPL regards science as an integral part of the curriculum, being awarded  the Silver Primary Science Quality Mark in 2016, and is dedicated to giving the children the tools to be successful scientific thinkers and practitioners.

Throughout the year children partake in a variety of trips and local visits to support their learning. Some of the highlights are Year 1’s seasonal walks and Year 5’s trip to the National Space centre. Within the academy we hold an annual science week, which allows each class to exhibit their science learning. The children in Year 6 also become teachers for the day as part of the ‘All is One’ research project.

Jade Horton

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