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 4

Welcome to Year 4 for Summer 1 term everyone! 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to our last term in Year 4. The Summer term is often a favourite, with Sports Day and the Year 6 production to enjoy.

Last term, Year 4 particularly enjoyed learning all about the Stuarts and produced some brilliant newspaper reports about the infamous Gunpowder Plot. In Computing, we were impressed with how quickly everyone took to spreadsheets, editing the colour and contents of different cells. This term we will perform calculations in a spreadsheet.


In English, we are going to start by reading and retelling the classic story, ‘Charlotte’s Webb’. Then we will move on to writing persuasive texts and explanation texts (linked to our Science topics).


We are going to continue our study of decimals: comparing, ordering and rounding numbers with two decimal places. Then we will look at money and time.

In the summer term, Year 4 children across the country sit a times table test. It is an online test that consists of 25 questions to see which times table facts they can recall. For each question there is a time limit of 6 seconds. Practise makes perfect! To prepare your child for this, they need to go on Times Table Rock stars every day. Check your child knows their login details and ask us if not.


Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday, as well as bonus physical activity or Walkabout Wednesdays on the other days of the week.

Please ensure children have full PE kit in school every day. It should only be taken home at the end of each half term.


This half term in Science we are learning all about living solids, liquids and gases, as well as changing states of matter.


The school focus for this half term is ' Time Travelling' and we are going to study 18th Century Georgian London and the growth of England as the centre of the British Empire.


This term’s topic is trade, focusing on trade links, distribution of natural resources, and what makes trade ‘fair’. We will explore ‘bean to bar’.


In RE, we are going to look at Worship, including what happens in different Christian services and how church buildings can differ.

Art and Design

This half term, we are going to use hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture and use rollers to print.


We are going to look at structure and a modern composer.


In Athletics, we will develop our understanding of shot put and high jump.

Reminder about key expectations:

  • Year 4 arrive in school at 8:10-20am
  • Year 4 are collected at 4:20pm
  • School learning starts at 8:30am.
  • Everyone needs to wear the new school uniform, including smart black shoes. No trainers.
  • No jewellery except for watches and small stud earrings.
  • PE kit must include appropriate footwear and be kept in school. Please ensure every item of clothing is labelled.
  • New PE days: Mondays and Fridays
  • Strings lessons are on Tuesdays for 4D; Thursdays for 4L
  • Each week we set homework to consolidate current learning and to revise previous topics taught. Homework will be on Purple Mash, Mathletics & Times Table Rockstars. Daily reading and handwriting practice are essential as well. Spelling tests usually happen on Mondays - the words are also found on the Year 4 Homework Blog on Purple Mash.