Year 3 key worker group have been learning to apply paint in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. They have practiced creating visible brush strokes and with an element of movement


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Looks fantastic Miss Simmons! Thank you for sharing &Year6!⭐


Our year 6 key worker group have been learning about the Burgess Model in geography today. They started to create 3D models which they are going to finish tomorrow. They can't wait to show you their final products! Here is some of their work in progress 🌟


Miss Simmons & our year 6 key worker group had lots of real thought-provoking, in-depth discussions during their history lesson about children in WWII today. How do you think you would feel if you had to be evacuated and sent away from your family? 🤔


Some fantastic history work by our year 2 key worker group today, sequencing the events of the Great Fire of London 🌟


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 Today's wellbeing challenge: how many star jumps can you do without stopping? Let us know how you her on so we can get a competition going! ✨


HPAKH home learners, we hope you are ready for another one of Mr Hanson's fitness challenges this morning 🤸 Make sure you log onto your class Teams page at 9am to join in! 🏃‍♀️


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This is fantastic 😊


Thank you very much- I will be sure to pass your comment on to our year 6's 😊


Thank you so much, will pass your comment on to our year 6's!


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Amazing work 👏🏾


Year 6 key worker group have been using watercolour paints to copy one of Paul Cezannes paintings this afternoon. They were so proud of their work and rightly so! 🎨🌟


Well done HPAKH pupils, parents, carers and staff for another amazing week both via home learning and key worker groups in school 🌈 We have received some lovely feedback from parents and carers and wanted to share a few with you 🌟


Our reception key worker group have been making story boxes this week- how fabulous are these! 🌟


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Great ideas!!


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YR2 children have come up with some amazing class charters for using teams safely and sensibly whilst learning from home and within school.


Year 6 key worker group were tasked with designing a suitable boat for Ernest Shackleton to take on his expeditions ⛴️ Here are some of their creations! ⛵


Good morning HPAKH home learners 🌈 We hope you are ready for another Joe Wicks workout this morning! 🏃‍♀️ Follow the link at 9am to join in


We are delighted to announce that our Nursery will be re-opening fully from Monday 18th January 🌟 Please see letter attached with full details. We look forward to seeing all of our lovely nursery children then 🌈


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Another fun activity, thanks Mr Hanson. Required fitness and strategy to win.

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Year 1

Please note - This is the usual offer for our children when the academy is fully open, and describes the teaching for last term

Welcome to Year 1:
Bessie Coleman and Mary Seacole class

Mr Turner is teaching Mary Seacole class and Mr Hayward is teaching Bessie Coleman class. Mrs Learmouth and Ms Bonser are supporting across Year 1.


Welcome to Year 1! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times


Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on and their DT on Purple Mash


Both Mary Seacole and Bessie Coleman class have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your children have their kits in school on these days.


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.10. Please be punctual, as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing


What are we learning?


In Literacy this term we will begin by reading “The Jolly postman”. We will continue to develop out prediction skills and our ability to recount a story. We will also be innovating and editing our own stories. We are continuing develop our grammar skills with a focus on full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, question marks and exclamation marks.


In Maths this half term, we are beginning to look at addition and subtraction. We will start by focusing on number bonds up to 10 and then begin working on subtraction. We will be looking at different ways of representing number sentences which will help us to answer addition and subtraction problems. Finally looking at word problems for addition and subtraction.


This half term in Science, we will continue to look at the four seasons and discuss their features. We will also be looking into plants in more detail and learn about the function of each part of the plant. We will also be discussing the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.


We are learning all about the United Kingdom in Geography this term. We will be learning the names of the countries and capitals and learning all about the most prominent human and physical features across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


In History, we will be focusing our own families. We will be learning about family trees, looking into our own family’s history and compare objects from the past and objects of today.


In RE, we will be learning about Christianity, with a focus on the Christmas story.


This term in computing, we will be using PurpleMash to learn about how to collect and display data using pictograms.


In Art, we will be learning about collage, with a main focus on artist and author Eric Carle. We will be learning about how he uses different materials to create texture, shape and pattern.


In PSHE we will be thinking about families and relationships. We will also have a focus on wellbeing.


In PE we will be doing Dance.


Music this term will be completed as home learning.


DT this term will be completed as home learning.   


How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 3- minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.

Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Hayward or Mr Turner or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office.

Look forward to hearing from you soon,

Mr Turner and Mr Hayward