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 Autumn 2. Homework is due in on 17/12/18 


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 


In Autumn 2 term we will be celebrating the Into Film Festival. Children will spend a week learning about Walt Disney and build up to watching a film with their very own cinema experience in the School Hall.  

Stay and Read

We would like to continue to invite you in to read with us on a Friday morning and welcome you to come and share your children’s books and learning with them on 7th December 2018 from 3pm onwards. 

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 ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Your task is to choose and read another book by the same author. Please think about the following questions-  

What do you think is going to happen in this story and why?  

Who is your favourite character and why?  

Would you change anything in the story and why?  

Would you like to live in the story?  

Is there anything you would change in the story and why?  


Some of the books by the same authors include: 

Burglar Bill; 

Please Mrs Butler; 

Funny Bones. 

Our topic is: You are what you eat… 

Can you research food from other countries?  

Think about: 

Traditional food 

How the food is made 

Is it eaten on special occasions? 

You may choose to display your research in any way you wish – can you make it attractive for your audience?  

Look carefully at your map design and have a go at making it…   

You could colour and cut out buildings and stick them onto paper/card making your own 3D Jolly Postman map.  

Try adding other buildings that The Jolly Postman might see along the way, they could be from around the world or building that you have seen. 

Be as creative and as adventurous as you like with your map.  

Use a variety of materials to add detail.  


Practise it 

Write it 

Design it 

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

Spelling – practise weekly spellings. 

Reading to an adult every evening. 

Handwriting – practise forming the letters of the alphabet clearly and accurately. 

Counting to 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. 

In literacy this term we are reading a book about The Jolly Postman. Your writing task is to write a letter to a friend or a teacher in school and tell them about the book you are reading in school. Think about….  

What your favourite part of the story is and why? 

Who is your favourite character and why? 


This will link with your ‘make it’ in the box below. 


Your task is to design a detailed map of the journey that the Jolly Postman took throughout the story book.  



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 17.12.18 

What are we learning? 

In Literacy we will begin by reading “The Jolly Postman”. This is a fun and engaging story about a postman that delivers post to various fairy tale characters. Through this text, children will learn to write traditional fairy tales and make up their own. We will discuss and create our own poems as well write instructions for others.  


In Maths we will be focusing on: subtraction, multiplication, division and geometry. We will learn through lots of practical and challenging tasks. Our topic this term is: We Are What We Eat. We will spend time looking at diets and choices that we can make to stay healthy. In History we will learn about the Gun Powder Plot and in Geography we will look at food around the world. In R.E we will be talking about Christianity and the story of Christmas. Throughout this unit of work we will highlight and celebrate all different religions and celebrations. This terms Science will be taken outside with Miss Hall at Forest School. In Design Technology and Art we will be designing and creating our own holiday cards. Mr Cope will continue to take our P.E lessons and we will enjoy singing a variety of songs and exploring musical instruments in Music.  

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  



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