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For homework this week, Year 4 children were asked to create a piece of art work in the style of the artist Jiri Kolar. These children have produced beautiful and imaginative pieces! 🎨


🌈Today is the beginning of a new month. Do Good December - Day 1: Spread kindness and share the December calendar with others. .


Taking a phone call in the Santa’s Workshop this morning from Santa himself! Can you guess what his special message was?


Working together to make a festive paper chain.


🌈Wellbeing Wednesday:Lots of excitement in Reception today, as they decorate the class Christmas tree. Doesn’t it look amazing?! 🎄


Today the children in Reception made a giant 5 frame using cardboard counters to help with their maths learning. They then used it to find different ways of making 5 and wrote corresponding number sentences. Good job!


🌈Working hard in the well-being garden this lunchtime. More wood chippings laid, an extension to the bug hotel and an exciting discovery of ice from inside the wheelbarrow! ❄️


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Wow!! Huge thanks to for sending these amazing pictures and frames to us. We are blown away and can’t get over their generosity. We thought it was a big box of waterproofs!!! Thank you!!!


Our NSPCC certificate in recognition of our work to help our children to Speak Out and Stay Safe.


Hot off the press! This week's newsletter is now available on the website: A big focus on wellbeing; Shakespeare and Christmas!


We're more than happy to help you to showcase the brilliant experiences that you offer children and look forward to seeing them up on the walls when we return!


What an amazing afternoon Year 6 had, recreating the scenes of Romeo and Juliet with . We have been so impressed with the children’s writing this week too- diary entries in role as Juliet. Well done Y6! 🎭


Well done to the amazing actors and audience in Y5 and Y6, who recreated the scenes of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet this afternoon. What a great day we had exploring Shakespeare’s famous plays! We thoroughly recommend! 🎭👏🏼


In Science, Year 6 have been looking at shadow length and light sources. We conducted an investigation to see if shadows increase or decrease dependent on how close or far away the light source is. What do you think? 🔦💡👩‍🔬


KS2 have been having a thrilling time in Pokemon club! Each week, they are able to make friendly trades and battles. It’s been lovely seeing the children socialising, interacting and being respectful to each other whilst sharing a common interest in Pokemon cards!


This week in English, Year 1 have been retelling the story 'Whatever Next!'. They have been working as a team to recreate a scene from the story. Can you guess what scenes they were working on?


Today, years 5 and 6 enjoyed workshops from the Shakespeare Sky Blue Theatre Company. Y5 recreated scenes from Macbeth whilst Y6 explored Romeo and Juliet. These sessions linked to their English lessons this half term. Well done to all our amazing actors! 🎭


🌈 More fantastic workshops delivered across the school this week from . Here we have year 6 in their ‘Decisions’ workshop. It was fantastic to hear them discussing important topics with their peers and making links with their PSHE lessons. Well done year 6!


This week in maths the children in Reception have been learning how to play dominos. They’ve been working together to recognise and match the dots and use their subitising skills.


Today we welcomed back for a jam packed week of workshops to support our PSHE curriculum. This is Reception, who enjoyed an ‘All about Me’ workshop this afternoon.

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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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