Twitter

26/11/20

Year 6 have started to make candy canes out of clay, ready to be painted next week 🎨 https://t.co/fC3GwTJ803

26/11/20

The book fair has arrived at Kent House! 📚 Please see letter attached with information on how we are making it covid-safe https://t.co/cGjYkKbSNz

26/11/20

Wow that is incredible progress 😍

25/11/20

A fantastic kindness rap written by some of our year 6's 🥰 https://t.co/TDeNqFrtmw

25/11/20

Retweetd From Bromley Y

What a lovely challenge, it certainly put a smile on our faces 😀

25/11/20

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge: how many people can you make smile today? 😊 We'd love you to keep count and tell us how many! Have a wonderful day 🤗 https://t.co/3BdyDPBxrK

24/11/20

🚨For parents & carers 🚨 Our November Newsletter is now available on our website, make sure you check it out! https://t.co/W8wGiJZKoO https://t.co/tDa6uSMTJG

21/11/20

Retweetd From Anti-Bullying Alliance #AntiBullyingWeek

WHAT A WEEK 🤩 A massive thank you to everyone who took part in & this year! It's so amazing to see people not just in the UK but around the world working together to be Did you take part? Let us know by liking or RT'ing 💙 https://t.co/ZU7ZGYVGiZ

20/11/20

It has been amazing to be able to give out so many certificates for kindness today after our 'It's Cool to be Kind Week' 🌈 All of our pupils have shown kindness in so many ways 🤗 https://t.co/w0YXDIpq6I https://t.co/4LIyX2f2jZ

19/11/20

Year 6 have been learning about leaf classification in science this week. They picked their own leaves from our secret garden and made scientific drawings of them 🌿 https://t.co/FkIAbNGuHv

19/11/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you are thinking about starting a career in primary education, we would love to meet you! Come and meet the team online via Zoom on Wednesday 25th November! To register, please click on Eventbrite link: https://t.co/PQMNGFQ3n2

18/11/20

Wow, what fantastic work from year 1 with beautiful handwriting!

18/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Take a look at this toolkit specifically developed to support parents and carers. https://t.co/zRDUSS7SxB

18/11/20

Year 2 have been painting some beautiful, autumnal leaves in art today 🍂 How stunning are they? https://t.co/fNQ3PJUog9

18/11/20

Retweetd From Bromley Y

Fantastic challenge from ! Simple, practical things children can do to , connect with others and generate a lovely sense of giving. https://t.co/KPPOH8oZL8

18/11/20

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 To coincide with our 'It's Cool to be Kind' week, this week's wellbeing challenge is our 15 random acts of kindness. Try to complete as many as you can today! Let's spread kindness 🤗 https://t.co/4Uib3ze8Ym

17/11/20

Year 6 have been learning about different types of families in PSHE and have started to create their own books for younger children about them 👨‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👦‍👦 https://t.co/jOmCvz8LVo

17/11/20

🌈 In aid of 'It's Cool to be Kind' Week, we are going to be spreading joy throughout our community. It all starts with kindness. Watch this space! Thank you year 1 🌈 https://t.co/LMWvQ3dNyF

16/11/20

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful pupils and staff who took part in today 🌈 https://t.co/BetD42vU2O

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Year 3

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

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

Homework

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 https://charanga.com/ and their DT on Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/kenthouse.

PE

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.

Trips

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?

Literacy

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.

Maths

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.

Science

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.

Geography

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.

History

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.  

RE

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

Computing

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.

Art

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.  

French

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

PSHE

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

PE

In PE we will be doing Football.

Music

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.

Thanks,

Mr Lawler and Mrs Borecka