🎁 It’s Christmas Jumper Day! 🎄 AND 🍽 It’s Christmas Dinner Day! 🍴


❓Which classes will receive the certificates today❓ 🏆There are certificates for the classes in KS1, LKS2 & UKS2 with the fastest speed, beat average score & most users!!🏆 🌟There are also certificates for 3 children who have the fast speed in their phase!!🌟


On Monday, we all had a special treat! It was the pantomime! We loved getting in to the festive spirit and joining in with Dick Whittington!!


On Monday evening the Harris Kenley Elf made her way to Year 5! This time it looks like she may have brought a friend with her! 🎅🏼#ChristmasFun


The Harris Kenley Christmas Elf is back...On Thursday evening she created a real mess in Year 6!!


🎄CHRISTMAS FAIR🎄 📆TODAY 🕞 3:30 🏢School Hall 🎅🏼Santa will be in the academy all day for those who have pre-booked to see him!🎅🏼


🎅🏼Get’s now only 4️⃣ days away!! 🎅🏼


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What a year for books it's been. Here's 36 for primary that have been amazing.


🎅🏼Children who are booked in to see Santa in the academy day will be collected and taken to see Santa by his elves🎅🏼


🎅🏼Only 5 days until Santa visits the Academy🎅🏼 ‼️Don’t forget to book your child’s place for a visit within the academy day‼️ 🎅🏼Santa will also be at the fair, so those not at the academy can tell him what’s on their Christmas lists too🎅🏼


Our wonderful PTA are very busy preparing for our Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December from 3:30. We’re looking to seeing many of you there


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Santa is coming on the 1st December🎅🏻 Booking now open! If your child would like to visit Santa during the Academy day please pre book your space via parent pay. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa at the fair but we advise to pre book to advoid disappointment.


You have now had your logins for a week now - we hope you are enjoying learning and practising your times tables in a fun and engaging way!!


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A big variety of results in this article but are very proud of all the schools we supply uniform for! Special mention for & who scored exceptionally high! Well done to everyone....


The PTA would welcome any chocolate donations for the chocolate tombola at the fair. Collections in the playground day before and after school this week.


Santa is coming on the 1st December🎅🏻 Booking now open! If your child would like to visit Santa during the Academy day please pre book your space via parent pay. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa at the fair but we advise to pre book to advoid disappointment.


We are very excited to now be using at HPAK!! A letter has been sent home regarding this & you can find your child's log-in in their Reading Record. We look forward to sharing the leader boards with the children during celebration assembly.


KS2 had a wonderful morning watching The Smart Brothers Road Safety Show!


The Hedgehog Nursery have been finding out about Remembrance Day. We talked about wearing a poppy to remember the Soldiers. The children then made their own poppy.

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Reception - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Class Teachers: Ms Taylor and Miss Callan

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Adie and Mrs Jeffries

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). We provide a wide range of different learning opportunities for the children to explore and investigate independently. Throughout the day there are a range of experiences that have been planned from the children’s interests and development stages. This is carefully planned to provide a balance of child initiated, adult guided and adult directed experiences.

Homework: In Reception homework begins simply with reading together with an adult, children will bring home a book from our class reading corner which is to be shared with you. We encourage you to talk about the book and develop their understanding of the story by asking what is happening on each page. We send home learning every half term for children to complete with parents / carers. This is usually a continuation of the learning that we do in class, we like to celebrate this learning and display it within the school.

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: Children should spend at least 10-20 minutes a day reading/sharing a book with an adult. This can be broken up, for example: 10 minutes before dinner time and 10 minutes before bedtime. Parents should also make a comment in the yellow reading record to show you have read with your child.

Key math’s facts which your child needs to know this term: Children need to be able to recite, recognise and order numbers 0-10 and then 0-20. They also need to practise counting objects to correspond with the relevant numeral.

Literacy overview:

Our area for literacy over the autumn term will be a variety of texts dealing with personal, social and emotional development. Some of the books we will be focusing on will be ‘The Rainbow Fish’ ‘Owl Babies’  ‘Peace At Last’ ‘SuperTato’. The children will also be beginning to develop their understanding of phonics and beginning to blend and read. We will also be focusing on fine motor control, pencil grip and letter formation. Children will be learning to read through Read Write Inc. (RWI) which is a phonics program which enables the children to quickly begin to read and blend letter sounds for reading and also to form the letters for writing. 


Maths overview:

As well as learning to count from 0-10 then 0-20 and to recite, recognise and order the numbers, we will also begin to investigate shape and patterns. In the 2nd half term we will be looking at more and less, estimation and money.

Understanding of the world: Our outdoor area will enable the children to explore and investigate the natural environment. We will be learning about celebrations around the world for example Diwali and Christmas.

Expressive arts and design: There are many opportunities to explore art and creative materials. Children can access these activities independently during continuous provision sessions. The children have access to role play and small world play to support their individual interests.

Physical development: In Reception we have physical activities available during continuous provision in all learning areas to support fine and gross motor skills. We will be starting a more formal PE session in the summer term.