Yr1 taking part in the multi-skills competition!


In RE this week, Yr1 were role-playing the arrival of a special guest!


Yeah 2 taking NSPCC Number day to the next level!


Exploring colour mixing in the Nursery


Using phonics to spell words in Reception class


Colour mixing in Year 3 Art lesson


Exciting learning in the Nursery


Investigating with magnets in Reception class


Year 1 using ‘fingers’ to help calculate subtractions


Even Super Heroes make notes!


Thank you Year 6 for being responsible citizens


Year 4 investigating and measuring how far they can hear the drumming


Responsible Citizens/Peckham Citizens


Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions!


Parent drop-in session for maths, in nursery.


Year 4 Kung Fu workshop to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year


Year 1 are checking out Piet Mondrian’s work, before heading back to Peckham to paint their own.


A wonderful day with Lord Harris at Westminster Abbey


Year 4 learning the violin thanks to Southwark Music Trust!


Thank you for all your generous donations. You have made Christmas very special for HPAPP for the gift bags, for the Christmas Lunch for food packages, Lord Harris and friends for the new coats. 🍀

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 History is the study of past events. People know what happened in the past by looking at things from the past including sources (like books, newspapers, and letters) and artefacts (like pottery, tools, and human or animal remains.)  

A historian needs: 

  • Thorough investigative and research skills 

  • Good communication skills 

  • An interest in human behaviour, culture and society 

  • An enquiring mind 

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History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of history teaching at our Academy. This is to be used by staff to clarify expectations, highlight the resources that we have at our disposal, and to ensure that a high-quality history curriculum is being taught to all. We want our children to be inquisitive and to question the information they are presented with to further their historical understanding.   We want children to understand how they, their family and friends are linked to historical fabric of the local area, country and the world.   

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

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The sequence of learning has been outlined by the rationale above. Within each unit there is a pre-planned sequence of learning. Teachers plan the unit of work starting from the end point of the last history unit. Knowledge is then built-up week by week to move through the aspect of history being covered so that there is a clear progression of learning through each unit. The front cover of each unit displays the order in which the learning will happen and the relevant links to the National curriculum. The knowledge organiser that accompanies each unit makes the expectations of what must be known by every child clear. The content of each unit is shared with parents through our looking forward letters. These are also available on our website. 

Typical Lesson 
We aim to provide varied lessons, both in presentation and outcome, to allow children to fully immerse and engage with the subject.  However, lessons should include: pair and/or group activities, practical task with stimuli, written outcomes that are appropriate for the subject. 


Pupils have the opportunity to record their learning in a variety of ways, which is recorded within their history books.  Evidence of the learning is dependent on the lesson outcome, year group and the knowledge and skills being developed. Learning is recorded in history books each week. 

Subject leaders will conduct learning walks and pupil interviews to measure the impact of our teaching, based on how much children can remember.  

Subject leaders will meet with their counterparts from our other cluster schools half termly and will moderate the planning, work and monitoring outcomes from their setting to ensure that standards are exceeding the expectations of the National Curriculum. 



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