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22/01/21

Year 3 key worker group have been learning to apply paint in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. They have practiced creating visible brush strokes and with an element of movement https://t.co/l3Mhrrw3Ef

21/01/21

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Looks fantastic Miss Simmons! Thank you for sharing &Year6!⭐ https://t.co/AHA21rjtQT

21/01/21

Our year 6 key worker group have been learning about the Burgess Model in geography today. They started to create 3D models which they are going to finish tomorrow. They can't wait to show you their final products! Here is some of their work in progress 🌟 https://t.co/0NPJKpYvHw

20/01/21

Miss Simmons & our year 6 key worker group had lots of real thought-provoking, in-depth discussions during their history lesson about children in WWII today. How do you think you would feel if you had to be evacuated and sent away from your family? 🤔 https://t.co/ssdJkAZTnn

20/01/21

Some fantastic history work by our year 2 key worker group today, sequencing the events of the Great Fire of London 🌟 https://t.co/AVAX4LNUSM

20/01/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 Today's wellbeing challenge: how many star jumps can you do without stopping? Let us know how you her on so we can get a competition going! ✨ https://t.co/oTyPryxypa

19/01/21

HPAKH home learners, we hope you are ready for another one of Mr Hanson's fitness challenges this morning 🤸 Make sure you log onto your class Teams page at 9am to join in! 🏃‍♀️

19/01/21

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This is fantastic 😊

19/01/21

Thank you very much- I will be sure to pass your comment on to our year 6's 😊

18/01/21

Thank you so much, will pass your comment on to our year 6's!

18/01/21

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Amazing work 👏🏾

18/01/21

Year 6 key worker group have been using watercolour paints to copy one of Paul Cezannes paintings this afternoon. They were so proud of their work and rightly so! 🎨🌟 https://t.co/hrneN3VNl7

15/01/21

Well done HPAKH pupils, parents, carers and staff for another amazing week both via home learning and key worker groups in school 🌈 We have received some lovely feedback from parents and carers and wanted to share a few with you 🌟 https://t.co/VEUR3YtaQr

15/01/21

Our reception key worker group have been making story boxes this week- how fabulous are these! 🌟 https://t.co/M3mgfDviXj

15/01/21

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Great ideas!! https://t.co/j3FTnYV4Uz

15/01/21

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YR2 children have come up with some amazing class charters for using teams safely and sensibly whilst learning from home and within school. https://t.co/h0bEtDCJc0

15/01/21

Year 6 key worker group were tasked with designing a suitable boat for Ernest Shackleton to take on his expeditions ⛴️ Here are some of their creations! ⛵ https://t.co/y1UAdPdmLB

15/01/21

Good morning HPAKH home learners 🌈 We hope you are ready for another Joe Wicks workout this morning! 🏃‍♀️ Follow the link at 9am to join in https://t.co/Ybd1cp7XlB

14/01/21

We are delighted to announce that our Nursery will be re-opening fully from Monday 18th January 🌟 Please see letter attached with full details. We look forward to seeing all of our lovely nursery children then 🌈 https://t.co/syNYuTMTOV

14/01/21

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Another fun activity, thanks Mr Hanson. Required fitness and strategy to win.

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Year 4

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 4: Autumn 2
 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Class & Malorie Blackman Class


Mr Ward is teaching Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Class this year and Ms Tildesley is the class teacher in Malorie Blackman Class.

Welcome

Welcome to Autumn 2. 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 4, the PE days are Monday and Wednesday. 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 4, the school day will begin at 8.45, and end at 3.30. 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 Ice Palace, Robert Swindells, a beautiful haunting story about how to overcome fear. Our grammar focus will be:

  • Adverbs, adjectives, precise nouns, expressive verbs and figurative language.
  • To use fronted adverbials accurately and punctuating them appropriately (commas).

Maths

In math’s, we will be focusing on - multiplication and division, time, fractions, problem solving and geometry. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.

Science

Electricity will continue to be the focus this term. We will be constructing parallel circuits, investigating conductors and insulators and making winter-cards with LED lights. We will also ask questions and use different types of scientific enquiry to answer them.

Geography

Tectonic plates, earthquakes and volcanoes will continue to be the subject of our geographical learning for the Autumn term. We will be using maps and atlases to locate countries and describe their features, as well as exploring the advantages and disadvantages of living near volcanoes.

History

In History, we will continue to learn about Ancient Greece and use artefacts to investigate Legacy: education, politics, Olympics, architecture and alphabet.

RE

In Religious Education we will learn about Christianity, Christmas and Christingles.

Computing

Spreadsheets will be our focus for computing - using 2Calculate in Purple Mash.

Art

In art, we will be learning about collage, exploring the work of Jiri Kolář and Man Ray. We will focus on the visual element of shape.

French

In French, we will be discussing numbers, birthdays and Christmas.

PSHE

In PSHE we will be thinking about relationships, bullying, culture and diversity.

PE

In PE we will be learning Football and Cross-Country running skills.

Music

On Charanga, children will continue learning singing skills.

DT

In DT children will continue with their Wind Chime project.

 

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 3- 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. Practising 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, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– 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 Ms Tildesley or Mr Ward, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.

Thanks,

Ms Tildesley and Mr Ward