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 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Elder Class & Eucalyptus Class

Mr. Jones is teaching Elder Class this year and Miss Arthur is the class teacher in Eucalyptus Class.


Welcome to Year 3! We hope you find the information below useful for this half term. 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 1. 


In Year 3, PE is on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a clean PE kit to bring in at the start of each week, ready for Monday and Wednesday. The kit should consist of a Harris Primary Academy PE T-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms, black trainers or plimsolls.

Key Times

The school gate (on the High Street) open at 8:30 in the morning. We will be continuing with our ‘soft start’ approach to mornings.  In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.



Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

The book we are reading (Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf)  is a “myth” book, imagining what might have happened at the beginning of the world.

Could you compare it to any other stories you know about what might have happened at the beginning of the word?

For example, how did the Greeks or Norsemen believe the world began?

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalize 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


  • Photosynthesis
  • Economy
  • Resurrection

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


Maths:                                                                                   - Multiplication facts for the 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables

-Division facts for the 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables (inverse of multiplication facts)


SPaG and Home reading:                                                                              - Spelling the first 200 key words in the Reading Record book

- Reading fluently and with expression.                                                       

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In Geography we have been learning about how London is split into different areas, with different features – could you create something to represent this?


(e.g. where are the skyscapers, where are the parks?)

Could you write a similar short story to “Mouse Bird Snake Wold,” but where the children create different things


Where might you create? What might happen afterwards?

  • 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 week of Monday 23rd March.

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 3 team

What are we learning?



In literacy we will be reading “Mouse Bird Snake Wolf” written by David Almond and Illustrated by Dave McKean. This is a powerful, thought provoking and imaginative book that puts three children in the role of creators. – But can they live with what they make?  Through this book we will explore the features of a graphic novel and description before moving on to write persuasive letters focusing on recycling towards the end of term.



In maths we will spend the first half of this half-term revising the four operations (+ - × ÷) and looking at fractions. We will then move on to learn about data and statistics.



In Science we are looking at plants and their life-cycles. We will think about photosynthesis and reproduction, and also plan and carry out an investigation.




We will be focusing on London this half-term, and on how and why London is the way it is. We will think about why lots of the buildings in the center of London are very tall, and why different areas of London look and feel different.




In this half-term, we will try and answer the question “How much did Britain change?” from the stone to the iron age, focusing on the skill of analysing different sources, and of being able to make clear comparisons.



In RE we will be continuing our learning about Christianity, by focusing on Easter.



Emails and communication will be the focus in computing. We will talk about methods of communication, and why and how they differ. We will think about safety and how we can stay safe if using emails.



In art we will be learning about printing. Our two artists will be Klee and Kandinsky, and children will wok towards creating underwater-style prints.


In Spring term (including Spring 2), we will be designing, making, and reviewing a wallet/money pouch. Children will think about the materials needed, and types of stitch used, as well as the design to make it appealing.




In French, we will be continuing our learning around animals, focusing on how we describe and talk about animals. We will continue to learn about how masculine and feminine nouns change the way in which we describe them.



In PSHE we will be thinking about diversity within communities, and about how we are local and global citizens.


In PE we will be moving on to learning about Dance, focusing on carnival-style music.


We will continue to learn to play the Ukulele with our Bromley Youth Music Trust music teachers, learning more, and more complex chords.


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.

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


Mr Jones and Miss Arthur