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20/05/22

Year 6 have had a fantastic time at the Imperial War Museum today. It was fantastic to be able to see, hold and experience artefacts from WWI and WWII and learn so many interesting facts! 🪖 https://t.co/35EZYudnwg

20/05/22

Our main event of the day, exploring the WWII galleries. We got to have a go at cracking Morse Code and experience sitting in an air raid shelter! 🪖 https://t.co/xhCOwmy0hQ

20/05/22

We've enjoyed learning about WWI this morning and we even got to experience what life was like in the trenches 🪖 https://t.co/UbduP32q5s

20/05/22

We are absolutely in awe at just how big the tanks are! This one is a Soviet tank from WWII https://t.co/DOAWPJ0bY9

20/05/22

Year 6 have arrived for an exciting day at the Imperial War Museum! 🏛️ https://t.co/gjSpskzRxv

17/05/22

In maths today, year 6 were collecting and representing discrete data. They decided what data to collect from their classmates (favourite colour, birth month etc), collected it in a tally chart, and then drew a bar chart to represent their data! 📊 https://t.co/hvUMo8FXiu

16/05/22

As part of their science topic of Animals Including Humans, year 6 carried out a dissection of a sheep's heart this morning. They were able to explore the different parts of the heart we have learnt about🫀 https://t.co/pQd0ii1V3J

13/05/22

Our front lawn is full of beautiful daisies at the moment- we are getting real spring vibes! 🌼 https://t.co/4xgUs6we7j

13/05/22

Year 6 are having post-SATS celebrations at the park 🥳 we have some serious rounders competitions going on! https://t.co/94TbBaIUbu

12/05/22

Year 4 have replicated the sculpture, Maman by Louise Bourgeois. They have done this by assembling paper, elastic bands, art wires and tissue paper. How incredible do they look lurking around the classroom! 🕷️ https://t.co/3HcpJU9WKA

12/05/22

We would like to say a massive well done to all of our Year 6's who have worked incredibly hard this week and have completed all of their SATS tests! We honestly couldn't be prouder of them 🌟 https://t.co/UzLR4CNWEa

12/05/22

Action Tutoring are absolutely fantastic. We are in our second year of using them and they work so hard with our pupils. We honestly can't praise them enough!

12/05/22

Retweetd From Ellie Reeves

Great to celebrate ’s 10th anniversary in Parliament yesterday. They do brilliant voluntary tutoring work with , and other schools nationally to help disadvantaged pupils and tackle the attainment gap. https://t.co/TK3ySlFCpU

10/05/22

Year 6 were busy yesterday afternoon producing their Barbara Hepworth inspired Soap Sculptures 🎨 https://t.co/phHWhGNmg3

09/05/22

We would like to wish our Year 6's the best of luck today as they start their SATS week. They have worked so hard all year and we are incredibly proud of them 🌟 https://t.co/Ie6aBgISra

05/05/22

Retweetd From Andy Powers

Just been told I have to vote Labour today by my 9 year old daughter. She recently met at and it obviously left a positive impression.

04/05/22

In art, year 6 have been analysing the incredible work of Barbara Hepworth focusing on the idea of abstract shapes. They have used this to then design their own abstract sculptures inspired by her work 🎨 https://t.co/VPViLwSqsM

29/04/22

Our reception children have been making these beautiful posters to celebrate Eid which is at the beginning of next week. We love to celebrate the amazing diversity that we have here at Harris Primary Academy Kent House ☪️ https://t.co/AzsLAs9vRL

27/04/22

Year 6 have been learning about the structure and function of the heart in science. They have learnt about the journey of the blood through the heart, the lungs and the body 🫀 https://t.co/oTRYOv4sWE

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Year 2

Summer 1
Welcome to Year 2:
Murray and Danube class  

Miss Campbell will be teaching Danube class and Mrs Souissi will be teaching Murray Class.  

Welcome 

Welcome to Summer 1! 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 

Each week, children are expected practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and number bonds for 10 and 20. They are also expected to read for at least 15 minutes every evening.  

PE  

Our PE Day is Friday 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day 

Key Times 

For Year 2, the school day will begin at 8.45, and end at 3.20. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. 


 

What are we learning? 

Literacy 

In Literacy we will be reading “Emily Brown and the Thing”, a story about a little girl called Emily who helps a ‘Thing’ solve his problems. We will be using this story as a base for recounts, setting descriptions, diary entries and instructions. We are also running a reading comprehension session to develop these skills. 

Maths 

In Maths this half term we will start by looking at statistics, including tally charts and pictograms. We will then re-visit the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will focus on using the column method for addition and subtraction, times tables and arrays for multiplication and times tables and grouping for division.  

Science 

In Science we are looking at animals and their habitats. We will re-visit the seven life process and what makes something alive. We will then group things into the categories ‘alive’, ‘once alive’, and ‘never alive’, before moving onto looking at micro and macro habitats. 

Geography 

In Geography we will be learning about Kenya. We will explore different types of settlements in Kenya, from large towns to small, traditional villages. We will also look at the animals that live there.  

History 

In history this half term we will be learning about five different explorers: Pedro Alonso Nino, Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Diego and Francis Drake. We will explore both their achievements and their failures, discussing whether in ‘discovering’ new lands they did more harm or good.  

RE 

In RE we will focusing on Judaism and will be exploring the key question ‘Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel closer to God?’ 

Computing 

In Computing this term we will be learning about using technology to answer questions.  

Art 

In Art this half term our topic is sculpture. We will be using cardboard to make a base and create a 3D sculpture.  

DT 

In Spring term, we will be using a design brief to design and then make a model playground equipment. We will design and create our equipment out of cardboard, paper, straws, glue and masking tape. We will explore how we can use a net to make 3D shapes.  

PSHE 

In PSHE we will be learning about how we can keep ourselves safe. This topic will cover safety at home, safety when crossing the road, who to call in an emergency and how to maintain good physical and mental health.  

PE 

In PE we will develop our skills and learn how to ply cricket.  

Music 

In Music we will be exploring a wide variety of music, discussing the tempo, pulse, rhythm and dynamics of each piece. We will also be learning to sing three different songs, one of which is ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley.  

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. If your child is on the RWI phonics program, please read their colored RWI book with them every day. 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 Times Tables Rockstars 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. 

Thanks, 

Miss Campbell and Mrs Souissi