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We had such an amazing time at the Carnival yesterday - thank you so much for all the support and contributions! 🎪☀️🍦


We are really looking forward to carnival this afternoon! As it will be hot, please follow these sun-safety tips to make sure children are safe:


Last  Friday, we had an amazing time celebrating Bastille Day at Kent House! From nursery to Y6, every child enjoyed a rich experience. It was a day full of fun, learning, and vibrant cultural immersion!


We are so proud of our Nursery children, graduating up into Reception! They are amazing, and have grown and learned so much this year! 🎓 (They blew our socks off! 🧦🧦)


We are so excited to be hosting and for a friendly football competition today - years 3, 4 and 5! We're lookong forward to seeing some amazing sportsmanship


Our Year 4s have been creating some incredible artwork! Here are their tie-die t-shirts, inspired by the work of Lisa Walton and Chuah Thean Teng


We really enjoyed hearing and learning about how brass instruments work, and even had a demonstration!


On Wednesday this week our Year 6 children took part in the Junior Citizenship scheme, working with , , and to make sure we are all secondary-ready!


Some of our Year 5s and 6s went to watch (and play!) some world-class cricket at the County Cricket Ground yesterday - West Indies v First Class County!


Our year 1s had an amazing time at Kew Gardens yesterday, learning so much about flowers and how plants grow!


I wonder if you can spot our fabulous musicians in the Harris Federation Primary Orchestra!


To all our Year 6 parents and carers:We are on the train back to Kent House, ETA back at school is 18:15 🚂


Year 6 have arrived at the Apollo Victoria Theatre ready to watch Wicked! 🧹


We are really excited to be able to invite you to another Book Fair here at Kent House📚📍Friday 12th and Monday 15th July 2024 at 3.30 pm📍In the Hall or in the playground (weather depending)📍We will only be accepting card on the day


Excited to read that Y6 are going to see this afternoon! What a spectacular end of year treat for them. They are going to LOVE it! Have the best time 🥳 🎭!


To all our Year 6 parents and carers:We are so excited for our trip to see Wicked this afternoon! Just a reminder that we will not return to school until approximately 6:30pm. We will let you know if we will be any earlier/later!


Some lovely pictures from our Year 3 DT learning! The children made some great mechanical puppets using recognisable characters and different motions to meet their design brief 🙂


Our Year 4s had an incredible time at the Houses of Parliament last week, discovering how our country is run, and even engaging in a debate!


All smiles ahead of year 3 & 4 Sports Day! 💪☀️


Another beautiful day for Sports Day, our children and parents are having a brilliant time!

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Year 1

Summer 2
Welcome to Year 1: 
Hippo Class and Rhino class 


Miss Ajayi teaches Hippo Class, and Mrs Francois teaches Rhino Class.  

Mrs Malinowska and Mrs Heath are supporting across Year 1. 


Welcome to Year 1! We hope you find the information below helpful. This information will help you support your child with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


We expect children to be reading for approximately 20 min daily and practice their timetables on TTRS, as this will benefit them greatly with all their learning in school.   


Tuesday and Thursday 

Please ensure your children have their kits in school on these days and be sure to label all clothes with a permanent marker. 



We are thrilled to inform you that year one classes will be going on an exciting educational outing to Kew Garden on Thursday, 4th July 2024. This trip is designed to enhance their learning experiences and provide them with a hands-on opportunity to explore the wonders of nature. Kew Garden is a world-renowned botanical garden located in Richmond. It offers an extraordinary range of plants, flowers, and trees from various regions worldwide. 


Key Times 

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.30 am, and end at 3.30 pm. Please be punctual. 


What are we learning? 


In Literacy this term, we will begin by reading “Little Red and The Very Hungry Lion” by Alex T. Smith. We will focus on writing comparison statements with the original tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault. In the second half of the term, we will read “Amelia Earhart” by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, and based on the story, we will write a biography. Each week, we will focus on grammar and using the correct punctuation in sentences. 


In Maths this half term, we are looking at Time. Children will have the opportunity to learn how to read Time using analogue and digital clocks. Finally, the children will learn how to use the language of Time (e.g., first, then, later) and sequence events. 


 This half term in Science, we are learning about plants. We will learn all about how seeds and roots work and how we can grow plants. We will be growing our own vegetables and herbs in class. 


 We are learning all about the earth and its shape. We will look at globes, atlases and maps and think about how we can navigate our way around by using them. We will also look at the different continents and what earth looks like from space. 


In History, we will continue to look at significant people in history, focusing on what life was like for women in the early 20th century. We will look at what life was like then and what it is like for women now. 


In RE, we will be learning about Sikhism. 


This term in computing, we will be looking at algorithms and continue to focus on how to use the keyboard and mouse. 


In Art, we will be learning about weaving. We will look at the different materials we can use to loom. 


 In PSHE we will be thinking about how we keep ourselves healthy. We will look at what a healthy diet includes and the things we can do to keep our bodies happy and healthy. 


PE this term is Cricket. 


Music this term will have a focus on composing. We will look at how we can recognise different timbres. Our songs will be Chocolate Molinillo, Kye Kye Kule and Under the Sea. 


In DT this term, we are redesigning our finger puppets. We are evaluating our final products from last term and discussing what we can do better this time. 


How can I help at home? 

One of the keyways 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 – 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. If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Ajayi or Mrs. Francois, or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office. 

Look forward to hearing from you soon, 

Mrs. Francois and Miss Ajayi