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27/02/19

The children have enjoyed a shadow puppet workshop today! Great fun!! https://t.co/jfFgwPvqnU

15/02/19

Year 3 have just found some fossils in the Natural History Museum! https://t.co/yQ983LMGJL

15/02/19

Year 3 are enjoying a fossil workshop at the Natural History Museum today!! We almost got eaten by a T-Rex too! https://t.co/bogQXutVfj

29/01/19

Kent House year 5s and 6s representing us at Bromley School Games hockey competition! Undefeated so far! Come on HPAKH! https://t.co/wPw72ePnEr

28/01/19

Scribble club in full swing at Kent House! We are so lucky to have so many wonderfully creative children https://t.co/UOxyzAJ3rp

28/01/19

A fantastic piece of pointillism from one of our wonderful Year 5s. An artist in the making 🎨 https://t.co/qCwQzfSB5I

20/01/19

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19/10/18

A big well done to all the children that received their 100% attendance award today! https://t.co/2FAtmKLvTF

18/10/18

Extra special visitors at Kent House today! https://t.co/KhasT2FsHK

11/10/18

Final night for our year 6 children! https://t.co/nV215xs9FN

11/10/18

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28/06/18

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! https://t.co/DDs9lcdcM2

15/06/18

Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! https://t.co/U6Y4VRnCuB

18/05/18

Royal afternoon tea fun in the sun! https://t.co/mnmdxvDJd8

03/05/18

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! https://t.co/EAzIqVoN2j

27/04/18

KH's amazing cheerleading team did an excellent job performing during our Friday celebration assembly! #unity https://t.co/rXRIQ7vHr8

20/04/18

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20/04/18

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19/04/18

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29/03/18

Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight! https://t.co/jWVaQC6Jhs

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3: 
Redwing Class & Jay Class 

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

Welcome 

Thank you for your creative Roman costumes and inventive homework ideas.  We were also very impressed by the range and quality of the children’s plant photography.  

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. 

The homework will be due in on Friday 12th July. The Homework Assembly takes place on Tuesday 16th July. 

Key Times 

Homework 

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 Summer. 

PE  

In Year 3, the PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day. 

Performing Arts Week  

This year pupils will perform Shakespeare’s The Tempest 

Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July 

  • Performance 1, Friday 5th July 11:00 – 12:00 

  • Performance 2, Friday 5th July 2:00 – 3:00 

Spaces in the balcony will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis – please give your names and preference to reception.  

Key Times 

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. We will be continuing with our ‘soft start’ approach to mornings. In Key Stage 2, the children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 15:25. 

 

  

Homework 

Read it 

Research it 

Make it 

Year 3 will be using a ‘Gregory Cool’ written by Caroline Binch as their stimulus for literacy this half term. 

Your reading task is to read a book (or as many as possible) by the same author. 

Caroline Binch has written some great stories such as: 

  • Gregory Cool 

  • Amazing Grace 

  • Hue Boy 

  • Silver Shoes 

  • Road Horse 

  • Since Dad Left 

As part of our IPC unit, we will be learning about different artists. We will look at the different styles and techniques that were involved in creating some of the world’s most famous paintings. 

Your task is to research and create a fact file about a famous painter and their paintings. 

Think about; 

  • Which famous painter will you choose to research about? (Turner, Da Vinci, Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Warhol and Banksy.) 

  • What was their style of painting called? (Renaissance, impressionist, surrealism.) 

  • Interesting facts. 

As well as researching about different artists and looking at their style of painting, we will also be painting during our Art lessons.  

Your task is to paint an original picture using a well-known painting technique.  

Think about; 

  • What painting technique will you choose to use? (Impressionist, Water colour, Finger Paint, Digital Art.) 

  • What will your original picture be of? (Portrait, Landscape, Objects, Animals.) 

  • What colours will you use? 

Practise it 

Write it 

Design it 

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

 

Maths:                                                                                   Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using the short column and exchanging method. 

Multiplying using the short column method. 

Recalling 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables.                                                                  

Literacy:                                                                              Spelling the first 200 key words in your home reading record book.                           

Reading fluently and with expression.                                                          Handwriting. 

 Most of Caroline Binch’s stories are often set in the Caribbean, showing how people work and live and explaining the customs and cultures of the different islands. 

Your task is to write your own story that is set on one of these Caribbean islands. In order for your story to be factually correct, you will have to carry out some initial research about your island. 

Think about; 

  • Which island is your story set on? (Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Haiti, Cuba.) 

  • What will your story be about? 

 

For our Science unit, we will be exploring light.  

Your task is to design and make a shadow puppet.  

Think about; 

  • What materials it will be made out of. 

  • Consider character, story and setting. 

  • Explore different styles of design from around the world. 

 

 

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. 

 
What are we learning? 

In Literacy we will be reading ‘Gregory Cool’ written by Caroline Binch. In Maths, we will be learning about length; mass, capacity; fractions; money and problem solving using the four operations. Our Topic learning will focus upon light and art, exploring what we can learn about ourselves through art. This term we will also perform ‘The Tempest’ as part of Performing Arts Week. 

 

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. 

 

Thanks, 

Ms. Tildesley and Mr. Rhimes 

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