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!


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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!


Some of our wonderful homework projects received this half term. Keep up all the great home learning!


Calling all ! Would you like to join our outstanding academy in September? Find out how:


Excellent online safety day at KH. Thank you Jonathan for working with our children, staff and parents.

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1:
Flamingo and Stork Class


Miss Hall is teaching in Flamingo Class and Miss Thompson in Stork Class

Welcome to year 1! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization 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 Spring 1. Homework is due in on Friday 8th February 2019


In year 1, the PE days are on Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days and all jewellery is removed.


This term we will be celebrating our topic ‘Art’ by visiting the Dulwich Picture Gallery on Thursday 7th February 2019. We appreciate all parent helpers so if you hold a Kent House DBS and are able to help please do let us know.

Inspire Workshops

We would like to continue to invite you in to read with us on a Friday morning at 9am.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS1, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:20.



Read it

Research it

Make it

This half term we will be reading the book ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ by David Conway.

Your task is to choose and read other books by the same author.

Books by the same author include:

Bedtime hullaballoo;

The great nursery rhyme disaster;

Shine moon shine;

The most important gift of all;

The great fairy tale disaster.

As part of our IPC topic we will be learning about different art techniques and styles.

Your task is to research a piece of artwork or artist and find out some facts about it.

Try to think about:

  • What is it of?
  • Who was the artist?
  • Where were they from?
  • What media did they use (e.g. paint, pastels, pencil)?


Your 'make it’ activity is linked to our science topic. We will be learning about humans and animals.


Your task is to design and make a model of an animal. It can be real or imaginary.


See the ‘design it’ section for more ideas.

Practise It

Write It

Design It

Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:

* Practise your new spellings each week.                * Read to an adult every evening.                                    * Practise counting to and across 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s – forwards and backwards.

* Practise finding ¼ and ½ fractions within numbers, quantities, amounts and shapes.

* Use the centre pages of your reading record diary to help you learn your phonics sounds.

This task is linked to your ‘research it’ activity. Using all of the factual information that you have found out, can you create a fact file about your chosen artwork?


Think about which facts you will choose to write and how you are going to organise it.


You could include your own drawing of that painting.

In Science we will be thinking about humans and animals.

Your ‘make it’ task is to make a model of an animal. It can be real or imaginary. 

Think about:

What materials will you use?

What will the animal need to survive?

What will be special about your animal?


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.

The homework will be due in on the second-to-last week of half term, which begins 08/02/2019

What are we learning?

In Literacy we will begin by reading “Lila and the Secret Raindrops”. The story is set in Kenya where Lila searches for rain. The children will learn to write descriptive narratives and create their own non chronological reports.

In Maths we will be focusing on: Fractions, Money, Length and Mass. The children will explore these units of Maths through practical activities developing their ability in problem solving.  

Our topic this term is: Art. We will spend time looking at different skills and incorporate these into our learning to create our very own Art Gallery. The skills we will learn are: Drawing, Working with Colour, Collage, Printing and Sculpting. In History we will be researching artists. In Geography we will look at Art from around the world. In RE we will continue to explore religions, with a particular focus on Chinese New Year. In Science we will be learning about Animals and Humans. We will continue to sing and use instruments in our Music lessons, and Art will be taught throughout the term incorporating out Topic.

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 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a Mathletics login in the back of their reading journals – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “Literacy Planet” which can be used regularly to help develop fluency in Literacy.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Hall or Miss Thompson, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Miss Hall and Miss Thompson