🚨 A reminder to all of our parents and pupils 🚨 Today is the last day of term and the children have staggered early finish times. Please see those times below ⬇️


In maths, year 6 have been learning how to represent data in pie charts. They have used protractors to construct a pie chart 📊


In art this half term, Year 6 have been studying graffiti artists; Banksy, C215 and Shamsia Hassani. They have created their own stencils of political, social or environmental issues that mean something to them 🎨


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: how long can you stand on one leg for? Give it a go and time yourself!


Year 6 have been learning about Anderson Shelter's as part of their WWII topic in history. They made some models today to represent them. They have also used key historical vocabulary to describe how and why they were made


Thank you to all of ours pupils and staff for wearing something to make us smile for Comic Relief, and for raising some money for such a fantastic cause 🌟


Ms Bowern is definitely making us all smile this morning! 😁


A reminder to all of our parents and pupils: To celebrate Red Nose Day today, you can come into school dressed to make someone laugh or smile 😊 We can't wait to have lots of smiles put on our faces!


Year 6 have been exploring different molecules in science today. They had a go at creating some models using spaghetti and marshmallows 🔬


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge is an exciting one: can you design your own class mascot? We can't wait to see what you come up with!


This Friday, to celebrate Comic Relief, we will be dressing to make someone smile or laugh. This could be a bright top, a funny accessory, an interesting hair style, or simply a red nose! If you wish, there is an optional donation of £1 🌈


Our Nursery class made some beautiful Mother's Day cards with daffodil paintings on them. We hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day 🌸


Well done to everyone who entered our Potato Book Character competition for World Book Day 📚 We were so impressed with all of the entries but here are our winners! Can you work out who each potato is representing? 🌟


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: create a positivity poster highlighting all the positive things in your life (family, friendships, hobbies etc). We can't wait to see your posters!


It has been so lovely to welcome all of our pupils back to school this morning and it is amazing how well everyone has settled back in. All the staff are so proud of you all! 🌈


We are so pleased to be welcoming back all of our pupils today! 🌈 Please see below a reminder of the new start and end times for each year group


Miss Field, Mr Griffin and Miss Simmons cannot wait to welcome their year 6 classes back to school Monday! Here is a special message from them 🌈


Mrs Prior and Miss Sayer are so excited to welcome all of you back on Monday. They have some special messages for you 🌈


Mr Jones and Mrs Hicks are so excited to welcome their Year 5 classes back on Monday 🌈


All of us here at Harris Kent House have had a fabulous World Book Day. We have enjoyed curling up with some of our favourite books, and celebrating this wonderful day 📚

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Year 3

Please note - This is the usual offer for our children when the academy is fully open, and describes the teaching for last term

Welcome to Year 3:
 Benjamin Zephaniah Class & Miriam Makeba Class

Mr Lawler is teaching Benjamin Zephaniah Class this year and Mrs Borecka is the class teacher in Miriam Makeba Class.


Welcome to year 3! 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


Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on and their DT on Purple Mash


In year 3, the PE days are Monday and Thursday (Benjamin Zephaniah class) and Tuesday and Thursday (Miriam Makeba class). Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on these days. They are not required to wear their school uniform on these days.


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 3, the school day will begin at 8:40 am, and end at 3:25 pm. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. If your child has a sibling within Kent House, please follow the new collection procedure to avoid bursting bubbles.




What are we learning?


In Literacy, we will be reading “Krindlekrax” by Philip Ridley. This is a fun story about a boy, who unexpectedly becomes a hero on Lizard Street. We will be looking at setting description, persuasive letter and free verse poem.


In Maths, we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division, 4,8- and 3-times Tables. We will also be doing booster sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.


We will continue learning about Light. We will perform experiments to explore the transparency of materials and to understand how shadows are formed. We will create shadow puppets and explain how they are formed. We will also ask questions and use different types of scientific enquiry to answer them.


Exploring our local area will be the subject of our geographical learning for the Autumn term. We will be discussing pollution, recycling, and how to make our environment more sustainable.


In History, we will investigate how did bronze change Britain. We will be looking at life in the Bronze Age, what did people wear in the Bronze Age and how archaeologists learn about the past.  


In RE this term we will be focusing on the importance of Christmas and the stories behind it.  


Online Safety will be our focus for computing. We will be learning how the Internet can be used to help us to communicate effectively. We will understand that not all you read on websites is true. Also, we will discuss why PEGI restrictions exist.


In art, we will be learning about collage. Our focus artists will be Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse. We will create art combining different materials and using our knowledge of colour, shape and movement.  


In French, we will be learning basic nouns, deepen our understanding of phonics and discover the magic of Christmas in France.  


In PSHE we will continue thinking about relationships. Wellbeing will remain a focal point of our learning.


In PE we will be doing Football.


On Charanga, children will be learning about the language of music through playing glockenspiel. The learning is focused around exploring and developing playing skills.


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 25 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. Practicing times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4.

Children have logins for Mathletics, and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. Also, children have logins for Literacy Planet – please encourage them to use this frequently as it will support them with learning spellings and improve their knowledge of grammar.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Lawler or Mrs Borecka. Alternatively, you may contact us via the school email.


Mr Lawler and Mrs Borecka