Some of our children have been brightening up their windows with rainbows and reminding everyone to stay safe. 🌈🌈🌈


Well done Louis!


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⁩ Louis in Eucalyptus included the NHS logo in his rainbow 🌈


Parents, please share examples of your home learning. We would love to see how the children are doing 😊


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Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it.


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PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.


Some of our pupils have written messages to key workers to show their appreciation for the work they do


We have a new plaque outside Kent House. Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones attended the grammar school that was previously on our site.


The children are very excited by their new climbing frame, which was officially ‘opened today’


World Book Day was a great success at HPAKH today with books by such authors as and being celebrated!


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Day 4. Paestum/ Poseidonia. Students exploring the stunningly preserved temples.


Well done to year 6 for organsing their own bake sale yesterday. They raised £131 and made most of the cakes themselves! Thanks to everyone who supported them by buying a cake or two 🍰 🧁


Who has taken part in the extreme reading challenge? If you have read in an unusual place, please share your picture with us.


Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. First day back for the children is Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 at 8.45am.


Some wonderful artwork from our year 4s at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Christmas at Kent House


Library Visit – EYFS


Library Visit – EYFS

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2, Spring 2:
Cork & Cedar Class

Mr Lawler will be teaching Cork this year and Miss Campbell is the class teacher in Cedar Class.


Welcome to Spring 2! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation 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 2.


In Spring term, the PE days are on Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.

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 3:15.



















Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

We will be reading Traction Man in Literacy this term. Can you compare it to another story containing superheroes?

You could compare the:
Time it is set

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalise it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation


Hoist     courage       

bravery     rescue      

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


Maths:                                                                                   - Multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables

-Division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables (inverse of multiplication facts)


SPaG and Home reading:                                                                             

- Practise reading fluently and with expression.                                                       

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In Geography we have been learning about settlements including villages, towns and cities. Can you make a 3D model of a settlement using recycled materials?

In English we are reading Traction Man. Can you write your own version of a superhero tale? Perhaps you can change elements to make it more personal!

  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.  Be creative!

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 best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

This homework will be due in on the final week of term.

We are all very grateful for your support!

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.

Many thanks from the year 2 team


What are we learning?


In Literacy we will be reading “Traction Man”, which is about a boy’s new action figure, and the adventures he goes on. We will be using this story as a base for diary entries, documentary scripts and information texts.


In maths we will be exploring the 4 operations in greater detail, including using column method for addition and subtraction.


In Science we are looking at animals including humans, exploring different habitats of animals and how animals have adapted to thrive in different environments.


We will be exploring settlements including villages, towns and cities. We will look at the human and physical features of each and examine their similarities and differences.


We will be exploring how the Great Fire of London changed the city, exploring the effects it had on the time, and how London was rebuilt in the aftermath.


In RE we will be exploring Islam and places of worship, as well as the Easter story towards the end of term.


In Computing this term we will be learning about effective searching, including using search engines to research.


In art we will be learning about printing. We will look at different techniques and some of the history of printing, and we will be making our very own prints as well!


In Spring term (including Spring 2), we will be using a design brief to design a purposeful and appealing product.


In PSHE we will be looking at community, responsibilities and charity.


In PE we will continue with ball sports and co-ordination.


We will learn about reggae music, including songs by Jimmy Cliff and UB40, finally learning a song called Zootime.


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 also have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They also have a Purple Mash login, which will help them understand computing.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Lawler or Miss Campbell, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Mr Lawler and Miss Campbell