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13/09/19

Reception had their first Art lesson today! Designing colourful wallpaper for Mrs Japal...lucky her!! https://t.co/ThwShF0YMU

11/09/19

Waddell Class were blessed to have Eleyna's mummy come and read to us yesterday! We loved the Bumble Bear and Ingenious Jean! Parents, if you want to come and read to us, we'd love to have you! Speak to your class teacher. https://t.co/1nXQmjGIai

25/07/19

Welcome to Costa Del WRAPZ. It's hot here but we have our sunscreen on and are enjoying the sandy beach while the pool fills up. https://t.co/DHqePbgEiO

24/07/19

HPAPL WRAPZ Holiday Club has kicked off with a trip to the cinema, checking out local art and a picnic in the park! https://t.co/ymBDsxn0oy

23/07/19

It's the last day of the academic year and what a year it's been! Thank you to all of our brilliant parents/carers, friends, pupils and staff. Enjoy the well deserved break! We reopen on 2nd Sept for INSET and the children return to school 4th September.

21/07/19

Y6 performance of Matilda. Fantastic beginning of what will be an annual event to mark the continued commitment to the arts in our academy https://t.co/Jvm7kjkIGt

21/07/19

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Another impromptu performance after the rain. Is there no holding back the unadulterated joy seen here. Thank you Lord Harris for initiating and funding our steel pan band trip https://t.co/eJ7LLVzd1I

19/07/19

Smiling until the end. Our eta is now 6.45pm. https://t.co/f23l7rEYfW

19/07/19

MESSAGE TO YEAR 2 PARENTS: Because of adverse weather conditions Year 2 will now return to the academy for 6pm this evening.

19/07/19

Despite the rain, we are still dancing! https://t.co/NIdJNCYUHC

19/07/19

Where are we going? LEGOLAND! And we’re off! https://t.co/qeNDVCsE1K

18/07/19

Benidorm was inspired by Matisse and ‘The Snail’. We used his technique of collaging bright paper to create abstract animals. Look at our lovely work! https://t.co/umaCbU0YhK

18/07/19

It's SHOWTIME!

17/07/19

Our fantastic Academy Choir and Chamber Choir received certificates this morning for their wonderful effort and contribution throughout the year! https://t.co/fhgV92s31V

17/07/19

Nursery are making us all VERY jealous with having a lovely end of year picnic in the park. https://t.co/LJR14AcT64

17/07/19

3/3 A big thank you to thank all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to help on the day! It was a successful and fun event enjoyed by all and we look forward to planning some nice treats for the children for the forthcoming academic year.

17/07/19

2/3 Downhills Park Cafe True Craft Sushi Heads Stronghold Climbing Centre Millfield Theatre Alexandra Palace Ice - Rink The Science Museum The Museum of London London Transport Museum Bind Yoga Cafe Lemon

17/07/19

1/3 The Friends of Philip Lane PTA would like to say thank you to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle at the school's Summer BBQ on the 5th July and also to the following businesses -

17/07/19

HPAPL are looking for an Office Manager. Details here: https://t.co/VKjeHbplKm

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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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