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Who’s for hopscotch?


Emotional Well-being


Morning work @ HPAKH


Who's Ready For Hopscotch?


Wonderful collection of food as part of our Harvest Festival Celbrations. Thanks to everyone who contributed 😊🎃


Fantastic purposeful start to learning in Cork Class this morning. Pupils arriving to their morning menu of activities and getting feedback from Mr Lawler


The children have enjoyed a shadow puppet workshop today! Great fun!!


Year 3 have just found some fossils in the Natural History Museum!


Year 3 are enjoying a fossil workshop at the Natural History Museum today!! We almost got eaten by a T-Rex too!


Kent House year 5s and 6s representing us at Bromley School Games hockey competition! Undefeated so far! Come on HPAKH!


Scribble club in full swing at Kent House! We are so lucky to have so many wonderfully creative children


A fantastic piece of pointillism from one of our wonderful Year 5s. An artist in the making 🎨


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A big well done to all the children that received their 100% attendance award today!


Extra special visitors at Kent House today!


Final night for our year 6 children!


Nothing beats a good campfire song while on school journey!

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Year 2

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

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


Welcome to Autumn 2! 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


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 Autumn 2.


In year 2, the PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.


We are very excited to visit the Tower of London on Monday 4th November. This informative trip will immerse the children in a narrative experience based on the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Through drama and role play, questioning and interrogation of evidence, students will develop their historical enquiry skills and uncover the facts behind one of the Tower’s most famous stories. We believe this will be a creative, fun and valuable learning experience and we are excited to offer this to our students.

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!

  • Read a fiction or non-fiction book that is about the Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot.
  • Write a review of this book. Include some of the key facts that you have learned about this period of time.

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.


Unique, wander, elated, impressive, incredible


  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 2, 5 and 10.

Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.

  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In DT we are looking at wheels. Create a model using recycled materials that has wheels. What will it be? A car? A bike? A unicorn with wheels for feet? Get creative!

  • Imagine that you have met Guy Fawkes - who we are learning about this half term.  Plan and write a story telling what happened.
  • 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.

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 begin by reading “The Lonely Beast”. The story tells of a journey of a beast who believes he is the only one of his kind. Through this story children will be exploring the traits that make us all different, and also what makes us the same. In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication, division, fractions and time. Our History will cover the Life of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot, and in Geography we will be exploring the Oceans of the world. We will also be focusing on our school values which includes unity and promotes collaboration.

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. Please also log into your child’s LiteracyPlanet account.

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