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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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 for Summer 1 term everyone! 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to Summer 1, we hope you have had a fun and safe Easter holidays!  We are thrilled to welcome back everyone to a less restricted situation.  We are delighted to be able to continue learning opportunities as well as working in groups and potentially a school trip.   Our themes are extremely exciting this term and we are really looking forward to push our learning forward..

Last Term’s Highlights 

Although last term looked a little bit different from how everyone expected it to be, there was still fantastic learning going on in Year One.  It was lovely to see how well the children adjusted to being back in the normal school environment and the huge improvement in their handwriting in just a few weeks.  The children particularly enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day and Walk about Wednesdays in the park.  We had some exciting science lessons where we got the opportunity to dissect a fish and learn about how it moves.  The children also produced some fantastic writing in English particularly when retelling some traditional tales.

Summer 1 Learning Themes

This term our fantastic learning theme in history and geography is Time Travellers which we are sure the children will enjoy.

In History, we will be looking at significant historical events in our locality of London.  Will will start by looking at how the underground was created and then investigate its role in World War 2.  We will see how the underground has impacted the modern world, changed lives and support our society.

In Geography, we will be exploring human and physical features of the seaside.  The children will develop their understanding of how seasides are used looking at tourism, attractions and jobs.  We will locate coasts in the UK and possible even have a trip to the seaside.


This term in English, we will once again begin with a narrative unit to support the children in developing their figurative and descriptive language. We will start by using the text Paddington, a well known story about the adventures of a young bear.   We will then use Sulwe which is a story of a young girl who wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister.  Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

Following the narrative unit, the children will move onto non- fiction structures of writing including writing instructions and a recount.  This will also be an opportunity for the children to develop their understanding of the use of time connectives and imperative verbs (bossy verbs).   It will teach the children how to layout these non-fiction genres of writing and how layout can help the reader’s understanding and engagement. 


This term we will start with fractions, the children will begin with understanding how to find a half and a quarter.  Then they will move onto geometry looking specifically at position and direction.  Finally, we will revise number place value covering numbers to 100.  These topics will ensure that they continue to apply their mathematical knowledge to the real word. 

It is really important that the children continue their key maths skills including learning their number bonds. These skills will be vital to support the children’s maths understanding as they move up through the school. 

Science and RE  

The children thoroughly enjoyed science week last term and we will continue to encourage their love of science with the exciting topic, Plants and their habitats.  


In RE, we will being studying Christianity through where and how they worship.  We will answer the question, what is the church?  We will explore what happens during a church meeting and investigate the ceremony of baptism. 


Once we return to school, PE will resume. The children will need to bring their PE kits on the first day back of school and leave them until the Easter holidays, this will mean that they will always have their PE kits in school. Please make sure your children have their full PE kit including trainers, school top and shorts.  Murphy’s PE days are Monday and Tuesday.  Ahlberg’s PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. 


Please ensure that your child completes their daily homework, this will be set on Purple Mash and Mathletics.  Spellings will also be set on Mondays with the homework.  The spelling test will take place each Friday

Please encourage your child to read every evening and listen to them.  It is important you discuss the story with them to ensure they understand what they are reading. 

Many Thanks Ms Robb, Mrs Clarke and Ms Dowling