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*GIRLS COME FREE FRIDAY!* 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿To celebrate the reaching the final of the European Championships and to to show our continued support to growing the womens game, we are offering a FREE day at Summer Camp for all girls this Friday!


Three fantastic winners for our ‘build your own car’ DT competition! Well done to everyone who took part, it was so difficult to chose the winners ✂️


Some wonderful entries so far in our ‘build a toy car’ competition! Reminder that Monday 18th July is the final day for entries 🚗 shout-out to the wonderful DT ambassadors for coming up with such a fun challenge for our school! Please give any final entries to Mr Hunter 😁


Year 4 enjoyed preparing healthy toppings for their pizza base. They have their dinner sorted for tonight!!! 🍕🍕


Today is the start of our HPAK Sports Days: KS1 this morning, KS2 this afternoon and EYFS tomorrow morning. Please send your child into the academy wearing their HPAK PE kit and bringing with them a sun hat🧢, water💧and suncream🧴.


We had a great evening too, !


🇫🇷Year 5 enjoyed a morning of French story telling. They listened and took part in two traditional tales entirely in French!


💻 In computing this term we have been getting creative. Some topics include: Simulations, text adventures, designing 3D games, creating pictures, making music and many more.


Year 4 enjoyed their practical lesson about symmetry. They used a mirror to find the line of symmetry on objects and shapes.


Year 6 completed their mechanical toys in DT today. We have learnt new skills such as sawing and drilling. We’ve spent time refining our measuring skills. 🪚


This Friday (8th July), HPAK will be taking on in a community rounders match. We look forward to seeing children, parents and carers at the event to support our HPAK teams. ⚾️


Yesterday, Year 5 enjoyed their field trip collecting primary data of the local ecosystem.


Year 4 have been learning about properties of 2 dimensional shapes. How many different 2-D shapes can you find at home? For example, a clock face is a circle, your TV could be a rectangle.


Year 1 got to meet Rufus- the long legged Buzzard.


Year 2 have made their playground prototypes.


Joe’s Bows have arrived at HPAK. Year 1 are in for street today.


Year 4 are really developing their cricket skills. Today they focussed on bowling and the ‘long-barrier’ technique. 🏏


Our 30 Days Wild Picnic is underway and we are having truly wild time!


Year 4 have been learning about the positive and negative impacts humans have on the environment. The children were amazed at how much litter was found on the school premises! We talked about the importance of practising the 3 R’s in our daily life (reduce, reuse and recycle).

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“We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.”

Katherine Johnson


Maths is a creative, fun an engaging subject, which is hugely connected to our day-to-day lives. At HPAK, we believe that children from all background can succeed in maths. Our aim is for all our children to develop a love for maths and become confident, fluent mathematicians who exceed the national expectations and can use their mathematical skills to solve problems.

Mathematics at Harris Primary Academy Kenley is taught daily in hourly lessons that include an arithmetic and retrieval practice (Knowing More remembering More), followed by whole class teaching, pair and group practice, and finally independent tasks.

We believe a mathematician needs to be:

  • analytical – able to spot similarities and differences
  • critical – able to identify problems and mistakes
  • a problem solver – resilient enough to approach a problem from different angles
  • inquisitive – want to know why, and how things work
  • precise – able to understand precisely what is, what is not, and what is a grey area

Molcouc          Uk junior maths chal

Accordingly, we use a mastery approach to support children with their calculation and reasoning skills and our calculation policy supports these methods. To be able to access many of the types of reasoning and problems they will encounter, children must be arithmetically fluent; therefore, we structure our teaching and progression of learning in order to ensure that our children develop the necessary arithmetic skills. Furthermore, becoming critical, problem solving mathematicians means being able to explain how they arrived at an answer, why that answer is right, and what might happen if a particular variable was changed. By practising all of these skills, we  teach our students to have a deep, conceptual understanding of mathematics, rather than simply arriving at the correct answer. This enables them to apply the skills in a range of contexts, including real-life scenarios, and become true, passionate mathematicians.

HPAK Maths Lead - Mrs M Kan