Board Games Afternoon! Nothing like teamwork, collaboration and bit of competitive spirit to end a term!


Wellbeing Afternoon! After a big lunch, we ended the term with one of our favourite activities - a board game afternoon!


Jubilee Celebrations! Today the whole school came in dressed in red, white or blue.


Jubilee Celebrations! The whole school community came together to share a lunch. Lots of food, laughter and sun!


Jubilee Celebrations! Today we celebrated the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee with our very own community picnic!


Sharing what we do! Delighted to be hosting some of our secondary colleagues at HPAHP today as part of their training. Exploring the similarities and differences between Primary and Secondary teaching!


Reading Hub: Our Reading Hub has seen some exciting additions this morning. The art created by the children in Y2, Y5 and Y6 last week is now on display for all to see!


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Thank you and some of the children who came to the Croydon store today to plant some of the cornflower seeds


Trip to the synagogue! Today our Y1’s have been learning about Judaism in RE: capping their topic with a trip to Rabbi Nathan even taught us a Jewish song. What a memorable experience, which our children thoroughly enjoyed! SHALOM!


Sculpture Workshop: Finishing touches being applied this afternoon!


Sculpture Workshop: Day 2 of our sculpture workshops and the first few hours has seen both Y5 and Y2 take part. The creations are coming along nicely!


Art Workshop! Progress being made. Year 6 have passed the baton to Year 5!


Sculpture Workshop! Today, as part of the art curriculum for this term, the children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been working with an artist to create some sculptors to display around the school.


End of SATs treat! Today, our Y6’s enjoyed a sunny afternoon in the park to celebrate their completion of this year’s SATs. Thank you for donating our delicious treats! The children really enjoyed them! Well done Y6; we’re all so proud of you!


Swimming Superstars! 🏊 Well done to all the children in Bloom Class who completed their 2 week intensive swimming course last week. So much progress made and we now have some very confident swimmers on our hands!


Year 6 SATS Week! It’s here. A simple message to Year 6: You’ve got this!


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Good Luck to all the schools we support in the local community for the year 6 Sat's this week! You all have worked so hard


Young Writer! It’s not every day you get to meet a published author - let alone 6 of them! Well done to our Year 3 children who have had their writing published this year as part of ’s ‘Adventure Hunters’ publication!


Year 1 Victorian Workshop: Last week, our Year 1 children took part in a workshop linked to their history learning this year. They explored some of the daily tasks and chores from Victorian times as well as some popular games from from the past!


Caterpillar Watch! 🐛 We have some new guests in our Reception classes this week. The children are learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and waiting to see the caterpillar evolve! We’ll keep you updated!

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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum has been designed to ensure comprehensive coverage of the National Curriulum. In fact, due to our careful sequencing we are able to exceed these expectations in each of our subjects.  We use the National Curriculum as a starting point rather than a limit to what we cover in each subject. We have worked with our partner schools across the Federation, and our central team of subject experts, to build our own curriculum. We build on the work of external experts for our phonics, reading and mathematics teaching. All other subjects are taught using our in house plans and progression. Each subject is taught discretely and weekly to support children in remembering the key knoweldge and skills they need to fulfil our intent.

Reading is at the heart of everything we do at Haling Park, as we recognise that excellent reading skills unlock the possibiites of the rest of the curriculum for our children. 

We are clear that the start of the curriculum journey for each subejct begins in EYFS, so whilst still following the EYFS framework, the foundations of each subject are carefully sequenced in Reception.

We have a mastery mindset for every subject- meaning we have the same high expectations for every child- scaffolding and supporting the least able to enable them to meet each objective. For us, mastery means that children are able to articulate their learning, make links between knowledge they have learnt in different subjects and rememeber the key knowledge and skills required to be a master in each subject.

At HPAHP mastery also means deepening children's knowledge and understanding rather than accelerating them through the curriculum. For example, our most able mathematicians won't ever move on to the maths that is expected of the next year group, instead they will develop a deeper understading of the current year groups objectives. This is a decision we have made as we approach our curriculum as a narrative model. The analaogy we use is this- You can't understand Chapter 5 of a book if you havent already read Chapters 1-4. As such, the deeper the understanding of Year 4 maths objectives we can give our children the better prepared they will be for the demands of the Year 5 maths objectives. We apply this model to every subject in the curriculum. 

We have developed a range of strategies that we use across all of our curriculum subejcts that help us to ensure that chidren know more and remember more as they move through our curriculum.

We look forward to offering you the opportunity to talk to our children about their learning when you come to visit us on an open morning.

We use Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc programme to deliver our phonic teaching. you can find more information about the scheme at

SMSC and British values are thread throughout our curriculum so that they become an integral part of our curriuculum planning and implementation.