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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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Scott Evans is a primary school teacher from South Wales who loves to read. He believes that every child can be a reader, and should experience the self-discovery and joy of reading, which means finding the right book for the right child at the right time.

As a child himself, he didn't read much fiction and he favoured non-fiction instead. However, he thinks this can be explained because of the lack of choice, variety, promotion, representation and awareness of children's literature out there compared to how it has vastly improved today - twenty years later.​

He believes we are currently living in a golden age of children's literature. However, with all this choice comes greater responsibility in ensuring that the choice is the correct one.  Therefore, he has created his website to help children, parents, schools and teachers to get to know the books that will help their children to discover a love of reading.

He reads, reviews and recommends a range of children's literature on his website and YouTube channel, both called The Reader Teacher which are designed for teachers, schools, parents and children to find the best books.

Before training as a teacher, Scott Evans worked in local libraries and is passionate about the importance of school libraries. Scott has previously appeared on and written for the BBC discussing ideas on how to encourage a love of reading and raising children as readers.

He has worked with organisations such as Waterstones, BookTrust and Literature Wales, as well as with many leading and independent children’s books publishers to produce resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

Scott has also been a judge on the panels for the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies), the Branford Boase Award; the Read for Empathy Collection and the Wales Book of the Year Award.

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