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🌜🎉👕 Y3 Pyjama Party at HPAS! 👕🎉🌛Tonight, our Year 3 students are having a blast at their pyjama party, staying up past their bedtime to enjoy baking, arts and crafts, and gaming! It is a night filled with fun, creativity, and camaraderie. Sleepy but happy faces all around…


⚽️🏆👟 Mixed KS2 Football Team Against HPAKH! 👟🏆⚽️Our Mixed KS2 Football Team at HPAS played their hearts out against a tough HPAKH squad, showcasing their best performance ever! Their skill, teamwork, and determination were truly inspiring. Proud of both teams for rising to…


📖 📚 👩‍🏫 Tea and Topics at Shortlands Library 👩‍🏫 📚 📖 Our Year 5 children were delighted to be invited to Shortlands Library to share their learning with members of our local community attending today's 'Tea and Topics' session. From The Vikings to Macbeth and The Anglo-Saxons…


🌞📚😊 Welcome Back for Summer 1 at HPAS! 😊📚🌞It was a joy to see so many lovely smiling faces as we kicked off Summer 1 today at HPAS! We're excited for the adventures and learning that await us this half term. Here's to a fantastic start and many more smiles ahead!…


🐣👒🌷 Easter Bonnet Parade 2024 at HPAS 🌷👒🐣A huge thank you to the children and parents for their incredible effort in this year's Easter Bonnet Parade! The creativity and craftsmanship on display were truly spectacular. It's these shared moments that make our community so…


🎶👑 🪈Royal Opera House 🪈👑 🎶Today Y5 participated in the digital culmination of their Royal Opera House Create and Sing project, performing the songs they have learnt this half term. They were mesmerized by the performances of "The Magic Flute" at the Royal Opera House!…


📖🌟 Y3 Storytime with poet Jane Ulysees Grell 🌟📖 We were thrilled to host poet and story teller Jane Ulysees Grell today as part of the Spine Festival. 📖📚What an enchanting afternoon of poetry and stories!#SpineFestival


🖼️🚌🎒 Year 4's Inspirational Visit to the National Portrait Gallery 🎒🚌🖼️Year 4 enjoyed an enriching day out at the National Portrait Gallery! Delving into the realm of portraiture, they uncovered stories behind the faces of historical figures and contemporary icons alike. An…


🔥🏕️ Final Day at Bowles 🏕️🔥Year 5 are having a blast at bushcraft, the final activity of the residential! They're building fires and toasting marshmallows.🌲🔥🍡 🏞️#AspireBelieveFlourish


🔥🏕️ Day 3 Bowles Bushcraft 🏕️🔥Year 5 are having a blast at bushcraft, the final activity of the residential! They're building fires and toasting marshmallows.🌲🔥🍡 🏞️#AspireBelieveFlourish


⛰️ 🌳 🌞 Bowles Update 🌞 🌳 ⛰️ Year 5 have arrived and unpacked! Their beds are made and lunch has been eaten. Now, the activities begin!


🎨📹💬 Introducing Our Curriculum Mini-Series! 💬📹🎨For our first video in our mini-series, dive into the vibrant world of art at HPAS! Featuring a stunning display of artwork from across the school, accompanied by our pupils sharing their passion for art. Discover why art at…


🚗📊🖋 Speed Survey Tally Chart: Bromley JTAs in Action! 🖋📊🚗Our children have been hard at work conducting a speed survey, using speed guns and tally charts to monitor the speeds of passing cars. Their dedication to promoting road safety and gathering valuable data is…


📚🤝🎓 Secondary Partnership 📚🤝🎓 Our Year 4 pupils love practising their times tables facts with volunteers from every Monday. The positive impact of peer mentoring and support is huge!


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🏃‍♂️🌳🏅 Year 3 and 4 Bromley Cross Country! 🏅🌳🏃‍♀️Our Year 3 and 4 athletes are competing today at the Bromley Cross Country event! Stay tuned to find out how each of the groups get on!


🥼🧪🔬 Science 🥼🧪🔬Exciting experiments, discoveries, and learning galore! Our school is buzzing with scientific exploration for . From mouldy experiments to flourishing plants and shadow explorations, our school is alive with scientific wonders!…


👗📚🎩 Rate the Teacher Outfits for World Book Day at HPAS! 🎩📚👗World Book Day at HPAS wasn't just about the books; our teachers' outfits were a sight to behold! From Dennis the Menace to Hungry Caterpillars, they brought characters to life. Who captured the spirit of their…

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Our curriculum has been designed to ensure comprehensive coverage of the National Curriculum. 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 knowledge and skills they need to fulfil our intent.

Reading is at the heart of everything we do at Shortlands, as we recognise that excellent reading skills unlock the possibilities of the rest of the curriculum for our children. We have specialist teaching for PE and work with the British Council to deliver our Mandarin teaching, which starts in Reception rather than in Year 3- an example of how we are able to exceed the standard expectations of learning in a primary school. We are clear that the start of the curriculum journey for each subject 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 remember the key knowledge and skills required to be a master in each subject. At HPAS 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 understanding of the current year groups objectives. This is a decision we have made as we approach our curriculum as a narrative model. The analogy we use is this- You can't understand Chapter 5 of a book if you haven't 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 subjects that help us to ensure that children 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 curriculum planning and implementation.

Our intent documents share with you what we hope for all our children by the time they leave us, and the curriculum coverage outlines how we implement our intents. We will be very happy to share more detailed information about the sequence of knowledge, understanding and skills we intend our children to learn when you visit us in school. Our EYFS class follows a separate intent, that feeds in to our whole school intent.