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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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Modern Foreign Language

The National Curriculum expectation for MFL is that all pupils learn one language from Year 3. Here at HPACR, pupils are given a head-start, with weekly Mandarin lessons beginning in Reception.

Although there are many stereotypes of Chinese being very difficult to learn, our students enjoy the challenge of writing characters and mastering pronunciation with the support of a Mandarin Specialist Teacher. Their Mandarin lessons will not only equip them with the knowledge and understanding to communicate in the most widely-spoken world language, but will also give them insights, ideas and revelations about themselves and the world around them through the study of China as an ancient civilization and modern global power.

In Reception, children have a short Mandarin lesson based around songs and rhymes followed by a craft or role play activity as part of their continuous provision.

In Key Stage 1, children’s learning is based around songs, rhymes and games. Through this, children will start to hear the different sounds that occur in Mandarin and will feel confident using key words and phrases. They will begin to learn basic components of Chinese characters and start their journey towards reading and writing in another language.

In Key Stage 2, pupils will be encouraged to practice writing characters regularly and will be given the opportunity to engage in a variety of role-plays to practise their speaking and listening. Pupils who begin Mandarin in Year 1, should be able to understand around 100 characters by Year 5 - in line with the internationally recognised Youth Chinese Test.


"I love learning another language.  It will help me when I am older” (Year 5 student)

"Learning Mandarin is challenging and fun!” (Year 4 student)

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