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 📚


Ms Tildesley has arranged for some book characters to send some very special messages to her year 4 class about how much she can't wait to see them all again on Monday! 🌈


Happy World Book Day everyone! 📚 Don't forget to wear your pyjamas today, ready to curl up with a book and read. Miss Simmons is ready to celebrate this amazing day 📖


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Mr.Hanson is really looking forward to welcoming you all back to school next week, and teaching you your PE lessons 🌈


Mrs Borecka, Mr Lawler and Mrs Sullivan have missed you all so much. They have some special messages for year 3 🌈


Our Nursery class have been baking some salt dough bread for their role play bakery this week🍞


Mr Hayward, Mr Turner and the rest of the year one team are so excited to welcome you all back next week! They have made some special messages for you🌈


Mrs Souissi, Miss Campbell and Mrs Walker are so excited to welcome our year 2's back next Monday. They have some messages for you! 🌈


Today's messages are from Ms Bowern and the reception team. We can't wait to see you all next week🌈


A week to go until until all of our pupils return to school! This week we’ll be sharing photos, videos and messages from the staff to you all as we prepare for your return to school. We can’t wait to see you all and welcome everyone back! 🌈


Chick Update 🐤 Our chicks are thriving in their first few days in the world. Mr Hayward and Miss Simmons enjoyed being able to hold them yesterday!


Chick update 🐤 All of our chicks have hatched now! They are all doing so well and we can't wait to watch them through the first few days of their lives. Does anyone have any good names for them?


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge is to write a letter or draw a picture to give to someone when we come back to school. This could be a friend or an adult! We will quarantine them before they are given out


On Thursday 4th March it is World Book Day! Our theme for this year is 'Curl up and read a book' 📚 We are having a pyjama day and would love all children, both online and in school, to join in! We can't wait to share some wonderful books with you all


We have had an exciting arrival at Kent House this week 🌟 Year 1 are learning about animals in science, and this term they are hatching their own chicks! 🐤 We can't wait to meet them!


We hope you have all had a lovely half-term. We are looking forward to seeing you either online via Teams or in school for key worker and vulnerable children tomorrow morning 🌈

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Year 2

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 2:
Mae Jemison & George W. Gibbs Jnr. Class

Miss Campbell will be teaching Mae Jemison class and Mrs Souissi will be teaching George W. Gibbs Jnr. Class.


Welcome to year 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


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


Mae Jemison class will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. George W Gibbs class will have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to 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 2, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.10. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. If you are collecting an older sibling in years 3 – 6 please come at the later pickup time.


What are we learning?


In literacy we will begin by focusing on the books Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and My name is not Refugee by Kate Milner. We will be learning how to write effective descriptions of settings, persuasive letters and haikus. We are also running a second daily phonics session in order to support any missed learning.


In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, time, fractions, problem solving and geometry. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.


We will continue with our work on plants this half term in science and will be exploring the similarities and difference between plants that grow from seeds and plants that grow from bulbs.


In geography we will continue our work on continents and oceans, exploring key features and climates of different continents. We will be developing our map and atlas work this half term. 


In History, we will be learning about life during the Stuart period with a focus on The Gunpower Plot. We will explore the reasons the plot developed and what life was like for people alive at the time.


In RE this half term we be exploring our key question ‘Why did God give Jesus to the world?’. Through this we will discuss Jesus’ significance and what we can learn from his teachings.  


In computing this half term we will be learning the importance of e-safety, exploring the steps we must take to stay safe online.  


Our focus artist in art this half term will be Andy Goldsworthy and we will be exploring how we can use natural materials to create beautiful collages.


Our key focus in PSHE this half term will be relationships. We will discuss how to have healthy and positive relationships with other both inside and outside school and how to keep ourselves safe when forming new relationships.


In PE we will be doing football


On Charanga, children will be exploring a Christmas song called ‘Ho ho ho’. This song is by Joanna Mangona and Jane Sebba and combines traditional Christmas-style music with freestyle and rap.


In DT we will learning how to design and make our own bird feeders.   


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 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. Practicing times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4. Year 2s focus tables are 2, 5 and 10.

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 Miss Campbell or Mrs Souissi, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.


Miss Campbell and Mrs Souissi