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!


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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!


Some of our wonderful homework projects received this half term. Keep up all the great home learning!


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Excellent online safety day at KH. Thank you Jonathan for working with our children, staff and parents.

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Redwing & Jay Class

Ms. Tildesley is teaching Redwing Class this year and Mr. Rhimes is the class teacher in Jay Class.


Happy New Year! We hope you had a joyful Christmas holiday and we thank you for your kind gifts and cards.

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.


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


In the Spring term we will be investigating rocks, fossils, earthquakes and volcanoes. We will visit the Natural History Museum on Friday the 15th February and take part in the Dino Scene Investigation. This workshop will cost £3 per child. We would welcome parent helpers who hold Kent House DBS checks, so please contact the class teacher if you are able to come.

Class Assembly

Jay Class Assembly will take place Wednesday 16th January at 10:30am. Parents and carers are invited to share our learning.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning and by 8:50 children should be on the playground ready for the bell at 8:55. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.




Read it

Research it

Make it

This half term, Year 3 will be learning about volcanoes. We will be researching and finding about volcanoes from different sources such as from books and the internet.

Your reading task is to read a book (or as many as possible) about volcanoes.


  • About using the internet. (Online)
  • Can you find a story book that includes a volcano? (Fiction)
  • Are there any volcanoes that we could visit while on holiday? (Brochure/leaflet)
  • What facts have you learnt? (Non-fiction)

In Science we will be looking at and exploring different rocks around us. We will be looking at the rocks that we normally see every day as well as looking as some rare rocks that can only be found in Africa.

Your task is to research and create a fact file about 1 or 2 rare rocks.

Think about;

  • Where are these rare rocks found?
  • Why are they rare?
  • What are they made out of?

For our Topic unit, we will be looking at how volcanoes are created and why they erupt.


Your task is to make your own volcano!

Think about;

  • What will you make it out of? (papier mache, card, clay, liquids.)
  • Will your volcano erupt?
  • How detailed will your volcano be?
  • Bonus points if you can make your volcano erupt in class!


Practise it

Write it

Design it

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


  • Counting up and down in fractions: quarters, fifths, sixths up to tenths.
  • Making money amounts with different coins.
  • Adding and subtracting money to give change.
  • Reading and understanding different units of measure (mm/cm/m/km, ml/l, g/kg).


  • Spelling the first 200 key words.                        
  • Reading fluently and with expression.                                                         
  • Handwriting.

 In English, we will be learning how to write our very own graphic novel.

Graphic novels use lots of expressive pictures and designs along with the text in order to give the story a deeper meaning and a far more realistic atmosphere.

Your task is to write your own graphic novel story that includes a main protagonist and antagonist.

Think about;

  • What will your story be about?
  • What will your images look like?
  • How will the images and text come together?

As part of our Geography unit, we will be looking at how earthquakes are formed and looking at the damage they create.

Your task is to research and design your own building that can withstand a powerful earthquake.

Think about;

  • What is the building? (hotel, office, school, hospital.)
  • How will you make your building earthquake proof?

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 homework assembly will be held, Thursday 14th February. Homework will be due on Monday 11th February 2019.

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 learn how to write a dialogue, how to debate and how to present a balanced argument. In maths, we will be focusing on fractions, then moving on to money and decimals, and finally looking at measurement. Our IPC and Science topics this term examine rocks, earthquakes and volcanoes. We will be investigating geology and the causes and impact of natural disasters.


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 have a mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “literacy planet,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency in reading.

If you have any questions, please talk to your class teacher, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Ms. Tildesley and Mr. Rhimes