The children have enjoyed a shadow puppet workshop today! Great fun!!


Year 3 have just found some fossils in the Natural History Museum!


Year 3 are enjoying a fossil workshop at the Natural History Museum today!! We almost got eaten by a T-Rex too!


Kent House year 5s and 6s representing us at Bromley School Games hockey competition! Undefeated so far! Come on HPAKH!


Scribble club in full swing at Kent House! We are so lucky to have so many wonderfully creative children


A fantastic piece of pointillism from one of our wonderful Year 5s. An artist in the making 🎨


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A big well done to all the children that received their 100% attendance award today!


Extra special visitors at Kent House today!


Final night for our year 6 children!


Nothing beats a good campfire song while on school journey!


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!


Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!


Royal afternoon tea fun in the sun!


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!


KH's amazing cheerleading team did an excellent job performing during our Friday celebration assembly! #unity


Lunchtime fun in the sun!


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Spring has truly sprung in our nursery today! &learning


Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight!

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Welcome to Year R:
Apple and Ash

Welcome back to Reception!

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 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 Autumn.


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


In Reception this half term we will be visited by The Science Museum to do a bubble workshop.  

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In EYFS, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:15pm.  




Read it

Research it

Make it

You will find new and exciting books in your book bag each week. There is a phonics book for you to share with your grown up and a story book for your grown up to share with you. Look at the pictures and talk about what is happening, Can you re-tell the story? Do you recognise any sounds?

Please record the books you have read in your reading journals and leave us a comment. We like to share your home reading with you.

We are very excited to learn all about you. Can you help us by making a family tree? You can add your important friends to it as well. Talk to your family and friends about what you like doing, how you spend time together, special celebrations you have.

We cannot wait to hear all about it!


Now you have designed a super exciting house, can you make it? You could use a shoe box (big boxes can be tricky to display and we want to show off all your amazing work so please be mindful of size) or you could draw a picture of it. Think about what you would like in it and talk to your grown up about why you would like it.

Practise it

Write it

Design it

In Reception we love counting and recognising numbers. One of our favourite things to do is SINGING! What counting songs do you know? Can you sing them at home? Can you teach us a new number song?

When you’re out can you see what numbers you recognise? Perhaps you might like to try to record some of these to help you remember.

We are excited to start mark making with you and introducing phonics (this will help you to read and write). Can you start by practising to write your name? It is a really important job because at school we have to NAME everything!

Could you use different materials- pencils, pens, chalks, crayons, paint? Write it in sand, shower gel, rice… We would love to see pictures of this.

Thinking about your family and friends… Can you imagine what kind of house you would like to live in if you could live with all or some of them?

Can you design it first? (the really exciting bit is above)

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 to our first term in Reception. We are very excited to start our new topic and learn all about ourselves and our friends! We shall be working with our friends to imagine and create our very own stories in Miss Weeks’ and Miss Thompsons Home Corners. This term the books that we will read will include:

What the ladybird heard


We will talk about the characters in the story and invent some of our own. We will use exciting language to talk about the different sounds we can hear. We will start our phonics lessons and use this knowledge for spelling and practising our letter formation. In Maths we will be looking at numbers to 10 and putting them in order. We shall introduce 2D shapes and their properties.

We will be talking about our family traditions and our likes and dislikes. We will incorporate this across the curriculum by drawing pictures of our own and our friend’s families. We will use a variety of media and materials to do this.


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 making lots of amazing creations using junk modelling. Please may we have any of your recyclable materials from home. 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 Thursday 10th October 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.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Weeks and Miss Thompson

Thank you,

Miss Weeks and Miss Thompson  


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