We take pride in our budding Mathematicians and here at HPAPL. Every week Ms B is beyond impressed with our Top 10 Improvers - here are this weeks!! 🥇1⃣0⃣🥇 Kit 1A Ava 1M Lukas 2D Alaa 3Z Marley 4D Ravi 4D Zeynep 5M Hoang Luu 6S Aiden 6S Semra 6S


Look at that blue sky!! Even though the pupils are still wrapped up warm and yesterday had a variety of weather Y5 Bloom still managed to grab some time in the sunshine exploring our local park ☀️


Reception have been learning about the life cycle of caterpillars. They went out in groups to search for caterpillars in the wild and talked about what they eat. They absolutely love aphids! 🐛🦋💚


Y6 are LOVING being back in school and able to play Steel Pans again - one of the many lessons they really missed whilst at home!! They are getting back into the swing of things and its lovely for music to fill the school once again 🥁🎼


Year 1 have been looking at Piet Mondrian and his use of Primary colours. They experimented with different tools to see which ones were best of keeping the paint within the boundary lines. 🎨


Designing and making London structures and landmarks with Reception in Art this morning. Fabulous designing, decision making and teamwork at play here 🌆


We are back to collaborative work here at HPAPL and it feels so good!


We are so delighted to have a delicious sense of normality with one year group returning to the school hall for lunch time today


We are back for a brand new Term - out of lockdown and so excited the sun is shining! Although all our covid regulations are staying in place it’s lovely to have everyone back and ready for hopefully a brilliant summer term!


The are broadcasting their &Juliet tonight and we can’t wait! Particularly Year 4 who did their own online production this year!


Reception had a wonderful time today playing traditional board games together! Thank you for bringing them in everyone!


Y6 had an Easter treat this afternoon with their Art class in the park 🎨 ✏️📏


The most egg-celent display in the main hall to celebrate Easter at HPAPL - any guesses who will receive an egg at the end of term??!! 🐣🐣


Our Easter sculptures are ready to be displayed next week in our Art Exhibition. ALL of our students from Nursery to Y6 have a piece to be displayed. Have a hopping weekend guys! 🐰🐇


Today in Year 4, Horrid Henry got in trouble for hiding his brother Peter in the bin! Henry’s mother was NOT pleased!


Another trot around the park yesterday for 5M for - the children along with Mr K are loving the opportunity to get outside more and stretch their legs!


We really loved talking about last week and the brilliant Y3 counted flowers using a tally which they loved!! They also combined it with their science topic which was reproduction of flowers 🌺🌳


Last week in anticipation for - Y1 did a census of what was in their pencil cases - they gained a greater understanding of how a census works whilst working on their numbers too!


Parents Evening Meetings: Can we please remind all parents that their parent meeting slips must be returned by end of day tomorrow. Appointment times will be handed out on Friday 26th March and all meetings will be held via Zoom.


Reception have been loving the sand pit being open for the first time this year! It brings out our creativity and collaborative play skills, and feels like we're at the beach ⛱

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Welcome to Nursery for Summer 1 everyone! 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to Summer 1! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. Spring 2 was a mixture of home and school learning and once again we would like to thank you all for your dedication towards the children’s learning. We can see the progress the children have made! This half term is always a very busy one, with lots of fun filled planned activities with the sun shining upon us. This half term will be learning about Time Travelling, through past and present.

This half term we will be focusing on Time Travelling. We will look at books and stories about dinosaurs, minibeasts and growing. This is a great topic to embed The Knowledge and Understanding of the World on growth and decay and why things happen. We will plant seeds and watch them grow. Caterpillars have also been delivered and we can’t wait to see the changes over time! We are also excited about exploring dinosaurs on how they lived in prehistoric times.

Stories we will be reading:

-Jaspers Beanstalk

-The Very Hungry Caterpillar

-Mad about Minibeasts!

-Dinosaur Explore (fact book)

-Aliens Love Underpants


We will look at different texts both fiction and non-fiction books and how they are structured. Children will have lots of opportunities to listen and recall stories. We will begin to label our work using our phonics knowledge, hearing the initial sounds in words to write. We will also revisit rhyming strings and practice through games. We will finish learning all set 1 sounds from RWI.


We will learn to talk confidently about the feature of a 2D shape and look at shapes in our environment. We use shapes appropriately for our block play, collage and drawing. We will recite numbers up to 20 through our daily morning counting.


We will explain our own knowledge and understanding and ask appropriate questions of others. We will take steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Communication and Language

Stories are always a great way to learn and revisit vocabulary! Using the books above we will extend vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming and exploring the meaning and sounds of new words. We will also listen to stories without pictures and follow them.

Understanding the World

Our caterpillars are here! We will explore growth and decay through close observation of our growing caterpillars. We will plant beanstalks and discuss what a seed might need to grow! Please take this opportunity to reinforce this learning at home by pointing at plants and trees and asking children what it needs in order to grow.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will explore the mixed media to create our favourite characters from the stories. We will Select tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials when we are constructing. We will play cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.


Please read with your child every day.

Ask your child what they have learnt at nursery.

Ask children lots of questions during the day i.e Why? How? What? I wonder why…

Do some daily counting, spot some numbers on the way to school and back.