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15/02/19

We've updated our calendar dates. Check them out here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

15/02/19

Our Year 6 Saturday school continues this weekend and the Holiday Academy begins on Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th. See you there Year 6!

15/02/19

As you know, we're on staff training today but just in case you're missing us here's a clip from yesterdays Origami Club with their giant planes! Watch this amazing flight from one of our Origami pilots! https://t.co/7Ec9iXT4pU

14/02/19

With our staff training day tomorrow, you're being treated to our newsletter early this week! Enjoy! https://t.co/yTZT5k0SjX

14/02/19

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Cadiz class have made some lovely cards to give to their loved ones - families and friends. Cadiz class wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! https://t.co/arwwUW48QD

14/02/19

Yr 4’s Kandinsky inspired art is now being shown off in the KS2 corridor! They have used oil pastels to represent different emotions through colours and circles. https://t.co/bUNgJpqqK4

14/02/19

Term dates for the academic year 2019/2020 have now been added to our website. You can find them here: https://t.co/p4lNavjuQB

14/02/19

Year 3 have worked really hard this half term learning about the compositions of landscapes. They have created 3D pictures by correctly layering their background, middleground and foreground’s together. https://t.co/u3cEktyP8R

14/02/19

Yr 2 have been studying pointillism this half term. These final pieces were inspired by the artist Seurat and looking at bouquets of real flowers. https://t.co/na35Nv0lYX

13/02/19

We are please to announce that we will be holding tours of our nursery for prospective parents on - Wednesday 6th March at 1.30pm - Wednesday 25th April at 1.30pm Please contact the office to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

12/02/19

Year 2 loved their trip to today - pick up the newsletter this week to read all about it! https://t.co/8uDVQqis3k

12/02/19

THIS has appeared on the first floor corridor overnight! https://t.co/p3HU84bJ7l

12/02/19

Guess who’s been touching the star fish?! ⭐️ https://t.co/WzUv30QP3w

11/02/19

Please remember that Friday 15th February is an INSET day and children should not attend school.

11/02/19

The children arrived at nursery this morning to find a crime scene in The Three Bears Cottage. Someone has broken Baby Bears chair! The children had to investigate the clues to find the culprit... https://t.co/h9uedvGiJc

11/02/19

Another successful in . Today our parents enjoyed engaging in learning with their children during our session! Thank you to everyone who came along, we loved having you! https://t.co/B3njMQmVgN

11/02/19

We hope you all had a tremendous weekend?! If you fancy catching up on all the news from last week (it was a busy one!), you can read all about it here: https://t.co/Wa9NfeyzcH

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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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