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Who’s for hopscotch?


Emotional Well-being


Morning work @ HPAKH


Who's Ready For Hopscotch?


Wonderful collection of food as part of our Harvest Festival Celbrations. Thanks to everyone who contributed 😊🎃


Fantastic purposeful start to learning in Cork Class this morning. Pupils arriving to their morning menu of activities and getting feedback from Mr Lawler


The children have enjoyed a shadow puppet workshop today! Great fun!!


Year 3 have just found some fossils in the Natural History Museum!


Year 3 are enjoying a fossil workshop at the Natural History Museum today!! We almost got eaten by a T-Rex too!


Kent House year 5s and 6s representing us at Bromley School Games hockey competition! Undefeated so far! Come on HPAKH!


Scribble club in full swing at Kent House! We are so lucky to have so many wonderfully creative children


A fantastic piece of pointillism from one of our wonderful Year 5s. An artist in the making 🎨


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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!

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3:
Elder Class & Eucalyptus Class

Mr. Jones is teaching Elder Class this year and Miss Arthur is the class teacher in Eucalyptus Class.


Welcome to Year 3! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. 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 Autumn 2. 


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

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. We will be continuing with our ‘soft start’ approach to mornings.  In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.







Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

Year 3 will be reading a fantasy adventure story called Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. To reflect the subject matter in the story, the children will be writing non-chronological reports about reptiles.

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

Philip Ridley has written some great short novels, including:

  • Mercedes Ice
  • Dakota of the White Flats
  • Meteorite Spoon
  • Kasper in the Glitter
  • Scribbleboy
  • Zinderzunder
  • Vinegar Street
  • Mighty Fizz Chilla
  • Zip's Apollo

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalize it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation


  • Prehistoric
  • Smelting
  • Forging
  • Alloy

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


Maths:                                                                                   - Multiplication facts for the 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables

-Division facts for the 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables (inverse of multiplication facts)


SPaG and Home reading:                                                                              - Spelling the first 200 key words in the Reading Record book

- Reading fluently and with expression.                                                       

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In Geography we have been learning about the local area – could you create your own map?


Or perhaps you were inspired by the Bronze Age, and would like to create something from this period of history?

Could you write a short story that would act as either a sequel, or a prequel to Krindlekrax? Try to use the same themes, and characters !

  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.  Be creative

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 best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

This homework will be due in on the week of Monday 9th December.

We are all very grateful for your support!

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.

Many thanks from the year 3 team

What are we learning?

In Literacy we will be reading “Krindlekrax,” an adventurous tale about an unlikely hero whose dreams and fantasies begin to creep into his real life! This imaginative and exciting story also touches on the themes of bullying and self-belief – the character of Ruskin Splinter goes from Zero to Hero during the course of the adventure. This will be a great opportunity for the class to discuss the social and emotional aspects of learning.

In Maths, we will be focusing on Multiplication, Division and Geometry. The children will be using their knowledge of Place Value, acquired during the last half term, in order to solve multiplication and division problems. They will also be learning how to use column method for these two operations. Geometry will be a new topic in which they will learn about shapes and spaces in both two and three dimensions. 

In Science, we will continue our learning about light, shadows and darkness. In history, we will move chronologically on from the Stone Age, into the Bronze Age. In Geography, we will be studying our local area

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 also have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Jones or Miss Arthur, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Mr Jones and Miss Arthur