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 3

Welcome to Year 3 for Summer 1 term everyone! 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome back to Summer 1, we are almost at the end of an eventful academic year.  We hope you have all enjoyed your Easter break, spending time with family and friends and you are looking forward to the new term ahead. We would like to say thank you again for all your continuous support with your children learning. 


This term in English, we will be kicking off with an amazing text: The Jungle Book! This week the children have been excited to start the term by describing the jungle, where they have been using a variety of Alan Peat sentences. 

Following this, we will complete a retell of events and write a persuasive letter as Baloo to Mowgli, asking him to not leave the jungle. This will allow your children to develop key skills needed to write persuasively in English

Finally, the children will move onto writing explanation texts linked to our science topic, where we will be looking at rocks and how they are formed. This will teach the children how to layout these sometimes difficult non-fiction genres of writing and how layout can help the reader’s understanding and engagement. 


This term we will be continuing to learn about fractions. We will find equivalent fractions as well as ordering and comparing fractions. We will then move on to adding and subtracting fractions. In the last three weeks of term, we will move on to time where we will be converting between months and years and hours and days. We will also learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes as well as learning how to use a 12-hour clock and 24 hour clock. 

It is vital that the children continue their key maths skills including learning their timetables and number bonds. These skills are crucial to support the children’s maths understanding as they move up through the school. 


In Science this term, we will be looking at rocks and soil. The children will describe how and where rocks are formed and explore the properties of different types of rocks. They will also carry out a scientific experiment, where they will observe rocks and be able to correctly identify how they were formed. They will also record their results.


In history, we will be continuing our learning about the Tudors and Henry VIII. This term the children will be looking into his death and exploring how Britain changed after he died. We will begin to look at the influence of Queen Elizabeth I over England and how she expanded maritime and trade. We will also look at understanding the phenomenon that is privateering. 


In Geography, we will be exploring natural resources and how we use them. The children will learn to recognise the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy. We will understand that food can originate from other countries and how England import goods.


In RE, we are focusing on Judaism. The children will explore what a synagogue is, how Jews celebrate Shabbat and why Jewish ceremonies are so significant.


We are continuing athletics this term. Our PE days have now changed to Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your children bring in their PE kit which will be kept in school for the term. Please also make sure your children have their full PE kit including trainers, school top and shorts. If it is cold, the children can still bring in black/purple tracksuit bottoms to wear outside.