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15/06/19

Such a buzz of excitement for children and parents to see their hard work so professionally displayed! https://t.co/kreHV2cnrc

15/06/19

Our phenomenal art teacher Ms Tarr. Her vision, passion, hard work, resourcefulness, leadership and sheer energy made this so spectacular! We love Ms Tarr! https://t.co/E9oI28b0pG

15/06/19

A joyful occasion. Thank you to parents and families who made this event worthwhile. Would have been pointless without you! Great to see you! https://t.co/1eUG8x4ubM

15/06/19

Superstars of year 6 showing what amazing musicians they are. Impressive. https://t.co/IzmaLO4zDA

15/06/19

Getting the exhibition ready. Amazing art work. Beautifully displayed. High expectations never fail when you have such a talented team https://t.co/AFTknsC2xy

15/06/19

LONG LIVE THE ARTS - the prelim to our amazing art exhibition. Such talented fellas; so proud https://t.co/XYf17XNzET

14/06/19

Here's all the news from this week: https://t.co/tvKYMlZnwY

13/06/19

Happy Birthday to our WONDERFUL AnaMaria! Why not wish AnaMaria a "Happy Birthday" if you're speaking to her at reception today!🎂💫 https://t.co/4w9uEPQtwx

13/06/19

THANKS A MILLION MS NELSON! The children made a special banner to thank Ms Nelson for her time and effort preparing the children for Harris Federation Sports Day! Our athletes were outstanding and our supporters excelled themselves on the day. https://t.co/SAGvtBC6q8

13/06/19

It was lovely to see them so confident and already building friendships with their peers!Reminder - our next parent induction will be next Wednesday 19th June at 2pm! 2/2 https://t.co/y5pprkDT8F

13/06/19

Thank you to all parents who attended our 2nd induction session today focused on supporting pupils with phonics. Mr Kelman ran a fantastic interactive session for the parents of our future Reception pupils, whilst the children really enjoyed exploring their future classrooms! 1/2 https://t.co/rEdCu3rFlx

13/06/19

Wow! Madrid Class's assembly on the Moon and space was truly out of this world🤦🏽‍♂️ Well done Madrid Class! https://t.co/R7J7jn23Ai

11/06/19

Our fabulous Dale Chihuly inspired chandeliers are now on display in our hall. Come and take a closer look on Friday at 3:45pm when the doors open for our Philip Lane Art Exhibition. https://t.co/UKoYC5WvM0

06/06/19

Sneak Peak: Don't forget to bring your £1 for Bruce Brownies tomorrow! If we run out, you can place orders for next week! https://t.co/d8A6SH1mAJ

06/06/19

Our fantastic athletes will be back at the academy at 5.10pm.

06/06/19

All Y4,5 & 6 spectators/supporters have returned to Philip Lane from Sports Day now and are ready for collection! The Athletes will return later.

06/06/19

Nursery were lucky enough to have Eleyna’s mum Reading a story to our nursery children this afternoon! If you'd like to read to our EYFS children, please speak to the class teacher! https://t.co/5pQEJfGt5B

06/06/19

WOW. Our Athletes performed magnificently today at Crystal Palace for - for all the latest details and updates see our newsletter tomorrow but here's a taster... https://t.co/wq5ckancVC

06/06/19

Benidorm Class has really taken to our new topic ‘The Next Step’ and our Travel Agents is busy with customers and tour operators! It has been so lovely to see the children engaged in their learning and playing collaboratively! Well done Benidorm Class, you are ready for Year 1! https://t.co/EpCsbLUu9P

06/06/19

And we’re ready! Year 4 relay - let’s heat up this place! 🔥 🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/0OYPbRKnMp

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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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