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23/04/19

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break? We are back and in full swing at today and excited to begin the summer term! We've got some great things happening between now and July!

05/04/19

What a term! Have a wonderful, relaxing Easter break and we'll see you all again on Tuesday 23rd April. Until then, enjoy the final newsletter of spring term: https://t.co/yfrgEqFt5t

04/04/19

As you know, HPAPL is currently Marathon Mad! And today, Felix in year 2 did two laps of the park in 9 mins and 18 secs - that's as quick as our Year 4, 5 and 6 children. Well done Felix! And well done Year 2! https://t.co/tF1tyytann

03/04/19

WOW! Look at this! Take a step back in time in the Year 3 corridor and visit Ancient Egypt. Some great pieces created in their art lessons this half term. https://t.co/bX9Qjq0tD1

02/04/19

HPAPL goes Marathon Mad! Here are some of our Year 1's doing two laps of the park in support of Mr French who will run the - Miss Nelson is putting them through their paces! https://t.co/mx2RShX7ft

02/04/19

How fab does our new display look? It even includes an ACTUAL laptop! https://t.co/ijSUfHm4bz

02/04/19

Year 3 visited the last week to learn about the ancient Egyptians. They enjoyed looking at the amazing artefacts and displays on ancient Egypt. The children had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. https://t.co/E1t4eU9VhI

02/04/19

Castille took advantage of a beautiful afternoon after their run by listening to some stories with Clara's mummy in the playground! We particularly enjoyed 'Oh No, George'! If you want to come and read to us, please let the Reception teachers know! https://t.co/WlrVw6ul9C

01/04/19

On Friday Benidorm class put in a fantastic effort in our PE lesson ahead of this week’s run to support Mr French’s marathon! We warmed up and ran around the playground with a great pace! Well done Benidorm! https://t.co/3ctW7OBDCZ

01/04/19

Last week, Year 3 went to the and had a wonderful day. You can read all about their adventures in our weekly Newsletter on Friday! https://t.co/HWpHMimzzd

01/04/19

Mr French has been working hard in preparation for his marathon. He did 8 miles yesterday! Well done Mr French - if you'd like to Sind out why he's running and support him, click the link below! https://t.co/Q4rkdlq3HK

01/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisColerainePark

Great basketball friendly between two fantastic schools. https://t.co/F3KfX40t2f

29/03/19

Here we are at the end of the penultimate week of our Spring term. How time flies when you are having fun! https://t.co/EhtGptEya7

29/03/19

Yr4 Cadiz are putting the finishing touches to their Charlie and the chocolate factory inspired candy land! https://t.co/eouAuJWeE5

27/03/19

Our Reception Reading & Writing Workshop was rammed this morning! Thank you so much to parents and carers who came! We hope it was helpful and that the resources come in useful at home too. Read the weekly newsletter for information about forthcoming workshops. https://t.co/aTbrIBCC0u

26/03/19

Parents Evening 1 is in full swing! https://t.co/nNNhvbRvYg

25/03/19

Last week we were delighted to host Haringey 'Training Strings' at the academy, also hosting other local primary schools! What fabulous performances from everyone! There were solos, improvisation and Ben and Tyra played a beautiful duet. https://t.co/cKXFEgWL8h

22/03/19

Wow! How lucky were we to have the fantastic writer, Jim Smith, with us today? Check out our newsletter for full details! https://t.co/3qDgV5Lxvl

22/03/19

Retweetd From Cat_Mathletics

How lovely to see featuring on your school newsletter. I know had a great time launching it with you and I've had some great questions from your teachers already. Who will be the first class to make it onto our

22/03/19

Scientists, authors, maths! Oh my! Another busy week here at HPAPL. Read all about it here: https://t.co/OjMLJiykbe

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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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