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!


Our wonderful PTA are working so hard in our hidden garden. Here is a sneaky peek of the amazing transformation so far! We can't wait for the grand opening!


Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!


Royal afternoon tea fun in the sun!


Year 3 have had a fantastic day identifying the benefits of different plants on their nature walk...followed by a tea workshop where some truly unique blends were created!


KH's amazing cheerleading team did an excellent job performing during our Friday celebration assembly! #unity


Lunchtime fun in the sun!


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Spring has truly sprung in our nursery today! &learning


Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight!

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Elder Class & Eucalyptus Class

Mr. Crosby 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 as your child starts the year with us. 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 Autumn 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 Thursday. The kit should consist of a Harris Primary Academy PE T-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms, black trainers or plimsolls.


We are very excited to invite the ‘London Science Museum’ into school on Thursday 3rd October. There will be several Bubble Shows running throughout the day for all the children to enjoy and take part in. Children will learn the secret of the Science Museums famous bubble recipe and learn how some materials can make others change. Someone will even step into the famous human bubble!

Key Times

The school gates 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!

  • Read a fiction or non-fiction book that is about The Stone Age
  • Write a review of this book. Include some of the key facts that you have learned about this period of time.

In reading, on Tuesdays we are practising and learning about fluency – do we sound like readers when we read aloud? Can you practise reading with someone at home, and give each other feedback to improve your storytelling skills?


  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially recapping your 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as new learning of 3 and 4 times tables.

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 Science, we are learning about light.

Make a shadow puppet to take part in a shadow theatre!

  • Imagine that you live in The Stone Age - the historical period we are learning about this half term.Plan and write a recount of what it is like to live in this time
  • 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 3 team

What are we learning?

In Literacy we will begin by reading “Leon and the Place Between”. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a boy who goes to a magic show and is invited by the magician to step into a mysterious box… What will happen?? Where will he end up..??

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We focus on these for a term so that children have a good foundation of number skills before moving on to other areas of mathematics.

In Science, we will be focusing on light, in History, the Tudors, particularly Henry VIII. In Geography we will be learning about different countries around the world, and in Art we will focus on drawing.

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 Crosby or Miss Arthur, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Mr Crosby and Miss Arthur

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