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🌈 We challenge you to a game of bingo from ! Are you up for the challenge? See how many activities you can tick off before we return to school. This is a good one for parents too 🙌Enjoy your break.


🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Looking for activity ideas for the Easter holidays? Check out the FREE themed art projects for families, following the link below


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Are the school holidays stretching ahead of you?! Don't worry - if your children are getting bored, just open up the Cupboard to find writing tips, storytimes, drawalong videos and lots of other treats too!


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Looking for advice about books and disability? Check out the section of our website for reading recommendations, features from authors and tips for writers, illustrators and publishers: Pic: Fiona Lumbers


🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Happy holidays everyone. We hope you have a fantastic break. Check out the new calendar for the month of April and find lots of ways to get active and boost your wellbeing this month


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The Awards are back! Do you know someone aged between 6 – 16 who is a medical hero? To tell us more and see the T&Cs click here 👉 Closes midnight on 20/6/2021


Year 2 ending term with a bang by sending their Great Fire of London buildings up in smoke!


Year 5 spent the morning with their sleeves rolled up, making Easter chocolate nests after their Cadbury's chocolate workshop last week.


Our Y5 pupils enjoying the last day of term with outdoor art - individual painted pebbles for our wellbeing garden


🌈Well-being Wednesday: We are pleased to share some fantastic news about a new Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing service for the children and young people of Bromley, which launches on the 1st April provided by 🙌


🌼 Spring has sprung in our Reception garden. Look at the lovely daffodils that we planted together before lockdown.


Thank you for helping us to raise over £350 today for Comic Relief!


☀️Lots of fun in the sun with Reception this afternoon, as we celebrated on the field together after our talent show.


Let's get things started! Crazy hair, crazy clothes! Raising money and having fun for COMIC RELIEF 2021!


Can you spot who's been checking out all the activity in our new wellbeing garden space this week?


Hands-on science anyone? Year one have been getting fishy fingers this week, dissecting sea-bass and learning all about internal organs. Pass the chips!


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Don’t forget that tomorrow is Red Nose Day! We can wear crazy hair and crazy clothes to raise money for the charity. Please donate £1 if you can and you can buy red noses from us today.


🦖Dinosaur Discovery in Reception. Our very own team of palaeontologists have been enjoying our dinosaur discovery area this week.They’ve found some really interesting bones and fossils. Can you guess which dinosaurs they’ve discovered?


Don’t forget that tomorrow is Red Nose Day! We can wear crazy hair and crazy clothes to raise money for the charity. Please donate £1 if you can and you can buy red noses from us today.

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The music curriculum is based on an approach derived by Zoltan Kodaly who was a pioneering Hungarian music educationalist. 

The ethos suggests that feeling the pulse, rhythm and pitch through repeated singing and movement, will naturally progress into an understanding of the theory. This will also feed into the skills needed to learn to play an instrument.  The overarching curriculum is divided into four sections:

  • Rhythm and Pulse
  • Pitch
  • Instrumental
  • Singing games

These are repeated in the same order from Reception up to Year 6 and are half-termly topics.  These units are then interspersed with topic based projects to link in with the whole school curriculum.  For example, in Year 1, children create ‘alien’ music using music technology to manipulate sounds to link in with their Space topic.  In Year 6, children study James Bond film music and compose their own sequence of music to a clip from Tom and Jerry.  In Year 3 children learn about song-writing skills to compose their own song about friendship.

In addition to the core units, children learn to sing and perform music from a wide range of cultures and genres. For example jazz, folk, classical, samba, African songs, European folk songs, pop, soul and gospel genres are all explored through performances and practical sessions throughout the year.The fantastic HPACR school choir have just had a hugely successful performance at the Christmas concert and will be taking part in many more events next year.  The HPACR school band consisting of drummer, flute, recorders, piano and percussion have also just performed at concert and will continue to refine their fantastic sound next term.  As of next year, HPACR will host instrument lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and piano within the school day.


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