🚨 A reminder to all of our parents and pupils 🚨 Today is the last day of term and the children have staggered early finish times. Please see those times below ⬇️


In maths, year 6 have been learning how to represent data in pie charts. They have used protractors to construct a pie chart 📊


In art this half term, Year 6 have been studying graffiti artists; Banksy, C215 and Shamsia Hassani. They have created their own stencils of political, social or environmental issues that mean something to them 🎨


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: how long can you stand on one leg for? Give it a go and time yourself!


Year 6 have been learning about Anderson Shelter's as part of their WWII topic in history. They made some models today to represent them. They have also used key historical vocabulary to describe how and why they were made


Thank you to all of ours pupils and staff for wearing something to make us smile for Comic Relief, and for raising some money for such a fantastic cause 🌟


Ms Bowern is definitely making us all smile this morning! 😁


A reminder to all of our parents and pupils: To celebrate Red Nose Day today, you can come into school dressed to make someone laugh or smile 😊 We can't wait to have lots of smiles put on our faces!


Year 6 have been exploring different molecules in science today. They had a go at creating some models using spaghetti and marshmallows 🔬


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge is an exciting one: can you design your own class mascot? We can't wait to see what you come up with!


This Friday, to celebrate Comic Relief, we will be dressing to make someone smile or laugh. This could be a bright top, a funny accessory, an interesting hair style, or simply a red nose! If you wish, there is an optional donation of £1 🌈


Our Nursery class made some beautiful Mother's Day cards with daffodil paintings on them. We hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day 🌸


Well done to everyone who entered our Potato Book Character competition for World Book Day 📚 We were so impressed with all of the entries but here are our winners! Can you work out who each potato is representing? 🌟


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: create a positivity poster highlighting all the positive things in your life (family, friendships, hobbies etc). We can't wait to see your posters!


It has been so lovely to welcome all of our pupils back to school this morning and it is amazing how well everyone has settled back in. All the staff are so proud of you all! 🌈


We are so pleased to be welcoming back all of our pupils today! 🌈 Please see below a reminder of the new start and end times for each year group


Miss Field, Mr Griffin and Miss Simmons cannot wait to welcome their year 6 classes back to school Monday! Here is a special message from them 🌈


Mrs Prior and Miss Sayer are so excited to welcome all of you back on Monday. They have some special messages for you 🌈


Mr Jones and Mrs Hicks are so excited to welcome their Year 5 classes back on Monday 🌈


All of us here at Harris Kent House have had a fabulous World Book Day. We have enjoyed curling up with some of our favourite books, and celebrating this wonderful day 📚

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Year 1

Please note - This is the usual offer for our children when the academy is fully open, and describes the teaching for last term

Welcome to Year 1:
Bessie Coleman and Mary Seacole class

Mr Turner is teaching Mary Seacole class and Mr Hayward is teaching Bessie Coleman class. Mrs Learmouth and Ms Bonser are supporting across Year 1.


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

Key Times


Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on and their DT on Purple Mash


Both Mary Seacole and Bessie Coleman class have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your children have their kits in school on these days.


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 1, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.10. Please be punctual, as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing


What are we learning?


In Literacy this term we will begin by reading “The Jolly postman”. We will continue to develop out prediction skills and our ability to recount a story. We will also be innovating and editing our own stories. We are continuing develop our grammar skills with a focus on full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, question marks and exclamation marks.


In Maths this half term, we are beginning to look at addition and subtraction. We will start by focusing on number bonds up to 10 and then begin working on subtraction. We will be looking at different ways of representing number sentences which will help us to answer addition and subtraction problems. Finally looking at word problems for addition and subtraction.


This half term in Science, we will continue to look at the four seasons and discuss their features. We will also be looking into plants in more detail and learn about the function of each part of the plant. We will also be discussing the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.


We are learning all about the United Kingdom in Geography this term. We will be learning the names of the countries and capitals and learning all about the most prominent human and physical features across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


In History, we will be focusing our own families. We will be learning about family trees, looking into our own family’s history and compare objects from the past and objects of today.


In RE, we will be learning about Christianity, with a focus on the Christmas story.


This term in computing, we will be using PurpleMash to learn about how to collect and display data using pictograms.


In Art, we will be learning about collage, with a main focus on artist and author Eric Carle. We will be learning about how he uses different materials to create texture, shape and pattern.


In PSHE we will be thinking about families and relationships. We will also have a focus on wellbeing.


In PE we will be doing Dance.


Music this term will be completed as home learning.


DT this term will be completed as home learning.   


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 3- 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 logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Hayward or Mr Turner or you can arrange a phone call by emailing the office.

Look forward to hearing from you soon,

Mr Turner and Mr Hayward