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20/11/19

Good morning☀️ Just a reminder that tomorrow is School Picture Day!📸 So do not forget to dress smart, smile and enjoy😀

20/11/19

Looking great😀

19/11/19

Goof afternoon everyone 😀 Year 3 are putting their finishing touches to their Hieroglyphs by adding coffee to stain the paper. We had fun deciphering everyone’s name at the end of the lesson. https://t.co/N0RlinRgrr

18/11/19

Happy Monday Everyone😀 The latest amazing creation from award-winning Hayley Tarr! Getting ready for our productions! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... 🎄 https://t.co/8rjAnO1GWN

14/11/19

No, Thank you!😀

14/11/19

Retweetd From Love School Meals ⭐️

Thank you for having us! 😃 https://t.co/FMCk7v93bg

13/11/19

Year 2 and 6 enjoyed their global flavours workshop today with https://t.co/weXXfAt0nP

13/11/19

Well Done to all the children that took part in the Twelfth Night performance today! Great Job! https://t.co/Lv34Cv2rXr

11/11/19

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We spend today remembering those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace. Poppy's are still available to purchase at the front reception! https://t.co/zNQuSijHkF

11/11/19

What a great buzz this afternoon for parents evening! https://t.co/lYvskvz6Qv

11/11/19

We spend today remembering those who gave their lives so that we could live in peace. Poppy's are still available to purchase at the front reception! https://t.co/zNQuSijHkF

08/11/19

And they’ve landed! 👩🏾‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀Your journey starts here... ☄️#InternationalSpaceCentre https://t.co/oU1KBbok28

08/11/19

Year 5 have arrived at the - future astronauts?! We hope so 🤞🏼 https://t.co/KDSylO4d3G

07/11/19

And they’re ready. Philip Lane and Coleraine are about to begin the tag rugby tournament. https://t.co/zkduDVE9lh

06/11/19

In two weeks time we will be waving our Yr6 children off as they head to the amazing Treginnis Farm in Wales. This is an amazing opportunity and the children are in for a fantastic time. We only have 6 spaces left - please hurry to reserve yours!

06/11/19

IT IS POPPY WEEK! Purchase your poppy's at the front reception to show your support!

06/11/19

Morning everyone 4 Lewis has been composing poetry inspired by the Magic box by Kit Wright. Such great alliteration! The class loved creating their own poems and performing for the rest of the class!

05/11/19

Do not forget it is Poppy week here at Harris Philip Lane. We would like to encourage parents to show their support by buying a Poppy from the front reception.

05/11/19

Announcement: Due to a Year 5 trip on Friday the school performance of Twelfth Night will have to be reorganised. Please keep your eye on the newsletter for the rescheduled date.

04/11/19

Our tag rugby team are practising hard for their competition on Thursday! Good luck!! 🥇 https://t.co/i2R37whunZ

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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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