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.


Lots of fun learning at our Inspire Workshop this morning!


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Spring PTA Fete come and join in the fun!


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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Kusama Class & McKenzie Class

Ms. Tildesley is teaching Kusama Class this year and Mr. Viola is the class teacher in McKenzie Class.


Thank you for your creative Roman costumes and inventive homework ideas.  Pupils and teachers were amazed and astounded by Year three’s Roman Playground Parade!

In Summer 2 we welcome joint homework projects between siblings and friends across both classes.

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 13th July. The Homework Assembly takes place on Tuesday 17th July.

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 Summer.


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


Ukulele performance (venue TBC)

Monday 9th July (pm)

Street art walk in Penge

Wednesday 18th July

TBC (First week of July)

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Inspire Workshops

The inspire workshop will take place in Summer 2. We will be focusing on ‘How Children Learn’, and how parents and carers can enable their children to further their learning. We look forward to seeing you there.

June 18th at 9am

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.




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 ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as part of Performing Arts Week and investigate the theme of nature through visual art in Art 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.



Ms. Tildesley and Mr. Viola