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15/02/19

Year 3 have just found some fossils in the Natural History Museum! https://t.co/yQ983LMGJL

15/02/19

Year 3 are enjoying a fossil workshop at the Natural History Museum today!! We almost got eaten by a T-Rex too! https://t.co/bogQXutVfj

29/01/19

Kent House year 5s and 6s representing us at Bromley School Games hockey competition! Undefeated so far! Come on HPAKH! https://t.co/wPw72ePnEr

28/01/19

Scribble club in full swing at Kent House! We are so lucky to have so many wonderfully creative children https://t.co/UOxyzAJ3rp

28/01/19

A fantastic piece of pointillism from one of our wonderful Year 5s. An artist in the making 🎨 https://t.co/qCwQzfSB5I

20/01/19

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"I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my mentor. In addition to the more official lesson observations, she has given me real-time coaching while I am teaching, which has made all the difference." Meet Emily, a trainee primary teacher at https://t.co/ir2N0F2bt5

19/10/18

A big well done to all the children that received their 100% attendance award today! https://t.co/2FAtmKLvTF

18/10/18

Extra special visitors at Kent House today! https://t.co/KhasT2FsHK

11/10/18

Final night for our year 6 children! https://t.co/nV215xs9FN

11/10/18

Nothing beats a good campfire song while on school journey! https://t.co/9NtHIWk0b2

28/06/18

Our wonderful PTA are working so hard in our hidden garden. Here is a sneaky peek of the amazing transformation so far! We can't wait for the grand opening! https://t.co/DDs9lcdcM2

15/06/18

Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! https://t.co/U6Y4VRnCuB

18/05/18

Royal afternoon tea fun in the sun! https://t.co/mnmdxvDJd8

03/05/18

Year 3 have had a fantastic day identifying the benefits of different plants on their nature walk...followed by a tea workshop where some truly unique blends were created! https://t.co/EAzIqVoN2j

27/04/18

KH's amazing cheerleading team did an excellent job performing during our Friday celebration assembly! #unity https://t.co/rXRIQ7vHr8

20/04/18

Lunchtime fun in the sun! https://t.co/U9nGaoBnlE

20/04/18

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19/04/18

Spring has truly sprung in our nursery today! &learning https://t.co/ZibU88MMoQ

29/03/18

Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight! https://t.co/jWVaQC6Jhs

29/03/18

Some of our wonderful homework projects received this half term. Keep up all the great home learning! https://t.co/S7ZAbZ93es

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Reception

Welcome to Year R:
Wren and Robin


Welcome back to our second term!

Welcome to year R! We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues their learning journey with us! This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Spring.

PE

In year R, the PE day is Monday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings on a Monday. Please ensure ALL PE kit is named.

Trips

We are very excited to be going on our first school trip this term to Crystal Palace Park for a treasure hunt. Thank you to all those parents who have offered their help and support. We still need more parent helpers, so please do let us know if you are free to help.

Forest School

Reception class will begin to do forest school in the Spring term. All children will need wellington boots.

Robin class – Friday Morning.

Wren class – Friday Afternoon.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. Soft start begins at 8:45-9:00am. In EYFS, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:15pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have been reading at home and leaving comments in the reading journal. This is one of the most important things you can do to help your child’s development.

Please keep encouraging your child to sound out words as you share the books that we send home from school – they are all fantastic at phonics, so you are helping them to apply their phonics knowledge. It would be great if you could read some books about pirates or treasure and let us know about them.

Our topic this term is treasure. What special treasures are in your home? 

Miss Weeks loves all her dancing trophies and keeps these as treasures because they remind her of dancing as a child!

Mr Brown’s favourite treasures are his photos that remind him of all his fantastic family and friends. We would love to hear about some of your treasures.

Can you design your own treasure map?  Think about what you might add to your map.  Will you use arrows, words and pictures?  You could make it look like an old map… Don’t forget x marks the spot!

 

Practise it

Write it

Design it

We will be continuing to look at addition and starting to think about subtraction this half term.  Could you find (or make) some pieces of treasure and explore what happens when you add some more or take some away?  Practical resources are the most effective way of helping your child to learn maths concepts.  Remember to talk about what you are doing.

Once you have designed your pirate, think of some exciting new language to write labels around him or her.  Use your knowledge of phonics to write the sounds you hear in your words, spellings do not have to be perfect. It’s all about your child spelling the word as they hear it.  You could find some exciting new vocabulary in your pirate story books…

 

Here are some of our favourite words to get you started:  shipmate, ahoy, bandanna, eye patch, stinky, golden, shiny…

We would love you to design your own pirate!  Think about the type of clothes you will want your pirate to wear, and what things you will want them to carry. Does your pirate have a hook, or do you want both hands to carry your treasure?

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. Thank you!

 

What are we learning?

Welcome back to our second term in Reception. We are very excited to start a new topic and learn all about Treasure! We shall be working with our friends to imagine and create our very own stories on Miss Weeks’ Pirate Den and in Mr Brown’s Treasure Cave. This term the books that we will read will include:

Pirates Love Underpants

Pirate Cruncher

Pirates Next Door

We will talk about the characters in the story and invent some of our own. We will use exciting language to describe them and have a go at writing our own stories that include treasure. We will continue to use our phonics for spelling and practise our letter formation. In Maths we will be re-capping number by ordering numbers to 20 and counting in twos. We shall introduce subtraction and record this in number sentences.

We will be discussing various celebrations this term and we look forward to cooking noodles for Chinese New Year. Children will have the opportunity to discuss their own important celebrations as well as others.

We will discuss islands in different countries and look at flags from around the world. We will design our own and have a go at making them.

 

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you, it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.

Additional Information

This term we will be bringing our own treasures in to show the class at the end of the day:

Week 1 (7th January): Gruffalos

Week 2 (14th January): Zogs

Week 3 (21st January): Stickmen

Week 4 (28th  January): Tiddlers

Week 5 (4th January): Whales

This term we will be making own our pirate ships and treasure boxes. Please may we have any of your recyclable materials from home so that we can use this as junk modelling. Thank you!

At the end of every term, we will invite you in to share your child’s learning with them and to look at their books. This term the date for this will be Friday 15th February at 3pm.  

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time in the garden. We will go out no matter what the weather! As the weather, gets colder and wetter please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. We ask all children to keep a pair of named wellington boots at school to use throughout the year. Please pass these on to your class teacher.

We will begin Forest School this term, therefore please make sure your child is equipped with a pair of wellies and warm clothing.

We would like to invite you into class on Friday mornings from 8:45-9:20 to read with the children. Everyone is welcome and no notice is needed, just show up!

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Brown or Miss Weeks.

Thank you,

Mr Brown and Miss Weeks