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 📚


Ms Tildesley has arranged for some book characters to send some very special messages to her year 4 class about how much she can't wait to see them all again on Monday! 🌈


Happy World Book Day everyone! 📚 Don't forget to wear your pyjamas today, ready to curl up with a book and read. Miss Simmons is ready to celebrate this amazing day 📖


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Tomorrow is ! There are lots of ways to celebrate, including our FREE event at 10.30am. With and a special with -hosted by ! Join us TOMORROW at 🥳


Mr.Hanson is really looking forward to welcoming you all back to school next week, and teaching you your PE lessons 🌈


Mrs Borecka, Mr Lawler and Mrs Sullivan have missed you all so much. They have some special messages for year 3 🌈


Our Nursery class have been baking some salt dough bread for their role play bakery this week🍞


Mr Hayward, Mr Turner and the rest of the year one team are so excited to welcome you all back next week! They have made some special messages for you🌈


Mrs Souissi, Miss Campbell and Mrs Walker are so excited to welcome our year 2's back next Monday. They have some messages for you! 🌈


Today's messages are from Ms Bowern and the reception team. We can't wait to see you all next week🌈


A week to go until until all of our pupils return to school! This week we’ll be sharing photos, videos and messages from the staff to you all as we prepare for your return to school. We can’t wait to see you all and welcome everyone back! 🌈


Chick Update 🐤 Our chicks are thriving in their first few days in the world. Mr Hayward and Miss Simmons enjoyed being able to hold them yesterday!


Chick update 🐤 All of our chicks have hatched now! They are all doing so well and we can't wait to watch them through the first few days of their lives. Does anyone have any good names for them?


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge is to write a letter or draw a picture to give to someone when we come back to school. This could be a friend or an adult! We will quarantine them before they are given out


On Thursday 4th March it is World Book Day! Our theme for this year is 'Curl up and read a book' 📚 We are having a pyjama day and would love all children, both online and in school, to join in! We can't wait to share some wonderful books with you all


We have had an exciting arrival at Kent House this week 🌟 Year 1 are learning about animals in science, and this term they are hatching their own chicks! 🐤 We can't wait to meet them!


We hope you have all had a lovely half-term. We are looking forward to seeing you either online via Teams or in school for key worker and vulnerable children tomorrow morning 🌈

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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