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 5

Welcome to Year 5 for Summer 1 term everyone! 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

This term in English, we will focus on the classic Dickens tale, Oliver Twist.  We will build on our range of AP sentences and use descriptive language to describe the treacherous conditions of the workhouse and the malicious treatment of orphans in Victorian England.   

In reading, we will read Dickens and then move onto the modern classic of Cogheart.  I read this fascinating tale to my daughter last year.  It really captures the Victorian period in a modern tale of adventure with a child hero.  I love the reading texts we cover at HPAPL as they range from the classic to the modern.

Our school theme this half term is time travellers. We will transport ourselves back to the Victorian era of the 1800s, building on our English work. In history, we will explore the groundbreaking inventions, architecture and discoveries made during this period. We will also uncover how these inventions impact us today and make inferences based on the historical artefacts themselves.  Most importantly, we plan a TRIP to explore the Victorian architecture at Alexandra Palace.  We will, of course, be walking and thus avoiding public transport.

In Geography, we are learning about global trade.  As an economics graduate, I’m excited to share my fascination with how trade impacts our lives today, from fuel prices to availability of fruit after Brexit to how we deal with climate change.  

In Science, we will learn about forces and their impact on everyday life. This will include loads of experiments and looks at gravitational pull, friction and air resistance. By the end, expect your child to give you a solid scientific explanation showing her understanding of forces. 

In Maths, we will develop our understanding of decimals and percentages.  These are important life skills, as anyone who goes to the shop on a budget like me knows.  We will then move onto a fun exploration of geometry and shapes. To support your children at home, please ensure they do the weekly Mathletics homework that is set, which consolidates the learning in class.

In RE, we will be build on our previous knowledge of Hinduism with a focus on Hindu forms of worship including the Puja. We will also be looking at how Hindus worship in a temple in comparison to their own home. We will complete the topic by comparing the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Christianity


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