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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

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19/10/18

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11/10/18

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28/06/18

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15/06/18

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18/05/18

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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

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20/04/18

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19/04/18

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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

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1:
Flamingo and Stork Class

Welcome:

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

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 Monday 1st April 2019

PE

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.

Trips

This term we will be involved in two enrichment weeks within school.

Week 2- Book Week

Week 5- Art Week

We look forward to sharing our learning from these weeks with you.

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.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

This half term we will be reading from a book of poems called ‘Poems to Perform’ chosen by Julia Donaldson containing poems by Michael Rosen, Tony Mitton, Colin McNaughton and Julia Donaldson.

Your task is to choose and read a range of different poetry books. You could look for poems by the poets found in our book.

You may want to learn your favourite poem off by heart and then recite it to the rest of the class! 

You could even bring your poetry book in to share with the rest of the class some of the poems you have enjoyed reading.

Our IPC topic this half term is ‘Sensational Senses’. Your research task is based on this.

 

Research and explore all the different senses.

 

What are the different senses? What parts of the body are used? What do we use them for?

 

You can display your facts in any way you like. Try to be as creative as possible. Use the design and making tasks to help display it.

Our IPC topic this half term will be:

‘Sensational Senses’

Your task is to make an exciting poster all about the different senses.

Use different materials and make it as colourful as possible.

How could you include all of the different senses in an interactive way?

You could make it 3D and engaging for the audience.

Practise It

Write It

Design It

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

* Continue practising your new spellings each week.              

* Read to an adult every evening and record this too.                              

* Practise counting to and across 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s – forwards and backwards.

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

 

In Literacy we are going to be exploring how to write alternative endings for well-known stories.

 

Your task is to re-write the story of The Owl and Pussy Cat but instead, to create a different alternative ending to the original.

 

For example, instead of getting married and dancing in the light of the moon, the story could end with an exciting twist! 

 

This activity is linked to your 'Make it' and ‘Research it’ activities.

Your task is to design an interesting and exciting poster to show the different senses.

Think carefully about:

*What information you want to include.

*How colourful you want your design.

*How you are going to make it interesting to read.

*What different materials could you put on the poster?

 

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.


What are we learning?

In Literacy we will begin by reading “Poems to Perform” by Julia Donaldson. Children will enjoy listening to a variety of poems, write their own as well as perform our favourite poems to the class.

In Maths we will be focusing on: Capacity, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will explore these units of Maths through practical activities developing our ability in problem solving.  

Our topic this term is: Sensational Senses. We will spend time exploring our senses and what they are used for. This term children will look at bodies and describe the functions of different parts. They will use their design skills to make a feely book that will stimulate others senses. They will create their own fruit salad by exploring taste, colour and texture. Children will use their senses to remember places and experiences they have had through smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight. At the end of our topic Year One will create a Sesnsory Museum to share with another class.

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.

Thanks,

Miss Hall and Miss Thompson