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 Reception for Summer 1 term everyone! 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Summer 1 Reception Curriculum Update 

Welcome back! We hope you are refreshed and ready for the start of another exciting half term! The children have returned full of excitement and with a thirst for learning. Please continue to read the weekly newsletters and save important dates.  

This half of the term we will be learning all about London. We will also take trips to our local parks, Downhills and Lordship Recreation Ground. The focus will be on our local area and changes in our environment. 

Your class teachers are Mr Kelman, Mrs Siddiqui and Ms Ali (for 3 weeks, then Ms Palmer returns). 

Our topic this half term is Time Travelling: London today. 

This theme will be running from 19th April to 28th May. The main focus will be to learn about our local area, how to travel around London. 

  • We will find out what our local area looks like. 
  • We will learn about cities (London) and the Borough of Haringey. 
  • We will look at maps of our local area and learn to use them.  
  • We will look at the vocabulary that explore concepts and meaning. 
  •  We will learn to write sentences using our key words. 

Our Learning 

English: We will be learning to write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also use our key words in sentences, so practice the EVERY DAY! We will continue to have daily Read Write Inc. phonics lessons. 

Mathematics: We will continue to look at numbers and work on numbers to 20 and beyond. We will explore number bonds, more and less, and adding and subtracting with numbers to 20. This will help develop mastery of foundational mathematical skills and knowledge.  

PSED: The children will be working in groups to enhance their ideas. They will be developing maps, designing and constructing models and playing board games, taking into account one another’s ideas and opinions.  

Communication and language: Our children will continue to develop their vocabulary with our word aware each week, extending their vocabulary and understanding of the meaning of new words. We encourage children to use their experiences in discussions around stories and topic work.  

Physical Education: Children will develop their co-ordination and balancing skills as they create obstacle courses and play running games. They will work on ball skills in P.E. and continue to develop their fine motor skills using tools for writing and creative play. 

Understanding the World: We will be learning about our environment and look at how different environments may vary. We will look at and use maps focusing on our local area. The children will look at cities, villages and towns and visit local parks. The children will explore technology by looking at Google Earth to explore cities, they will have the opportunity to use iPads to photograph and record changes in our wonderful garden area, observing life cycles of plants and animals.  

Expressive Arts and Design: Children will explore all areas of art and design, and we will encourage them to represent their ideas, thoughts and feelings through design, music, art, and role play. They will develop their creativity, using an assortment of materials, experimenting with designs and texture.   

Other key information: 

Our Home Libraries: This term, in our continuing efforts to help your children foster a love of reading, we are restarting our Home Library initiative.  

Your child may bring in £1 each week and choose a book to take home from a wide selection or fun story books (usually retailing at £6-7). They will receive a sticker to put in the book to show that it belongs to them. Over time, their collection will build up, their very own Home Library! Please give your child £1 each week so they can select a book they will enjoy and treasure. 

PE kit: PE kit stays in school and can be taken home at the end of each half term to be washed. All of your child’s clothes including PE kits MUST be labelled.