Year 6 have had a fantastic time at the Imperial War Museum today. It was fantastic to be able to see, hold and experience artefacts from WWI and WWII and learn so many interesting facts! 🪖


Our main event of the day, exploring the WWII galleries. We got to have a go at cracking Morse Code and experience sitting in an air raid shelter! 🪖


We've enjoyed learning about WWI this morning and we even got to experience what life was like in the trenches 🪖


We are absolutely in awe at just how big the tanks are! This one is a Soviet tank from WWII


Year 6 have arrived for an exciting day at the Imperial War Museum! 🏛️


In maths today, year 6 were collecting and representing discrete data. They decided what data to collect from their classmates (favourite colour, birth month etc), collected it in a tally chart, and then drew a bar chart to represent their data! 📊


As part of their science topic of Animals Including Humans, year 6 carried out a dissection of a sheep's heart this morning. They were able to explore the different parts of the heart we have learnt about🫀


Our front lawn is full of beautiful daisies at the moment- we are getting real spring vibes! 🌼


Year 6 are having post-SATS celebrations at the park 🥳 we have some serious rounders competitions going on!


Year 4 have replicated the sculpture, Maman by Louise Bourgeois. They have done this by assembling paper, elastic bands, art wires and tissue paper. How incredible do they look lurking around the classroom! 🕷️


We would like to say a massive well done to all of our Year 6's who have worked incredibly hard this week and have completed all of their SATS tests! We honestly couldn't be prouder of them 🌟


Action Tutoring are absolutely fantastic. We are in our second year of using them and they work so hard with our pupils. We honestly can't praise them enough!


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Great to celebrate ’s 10th anniversary in Parliament yesterday. They do brilliant voluntary tutoring work with , and other schools nationally to help disadvantaged pupils and tackle the attainment gap.


Year 6 were busy yesterday afternoon producing their Barbara Hepworth inspired Soap Sculptures 🎨


We would like to wish our Year 6's the best of luck today as they start their SATS week. They have worked so hard all year and we are incredibly proud of them 🌟


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Just been told I have to vote Labour today by my 9 year old daughter. She recently met at and it obviously left a positive impression.


In art, year 6 have been analysing the incredible work of Barbara Hepworth focusing on the idea of abstract shapes. They have used this to then design their own abstract sculptures inspired by her work 🎨


Our reception children have been making these beautiful posters to celebrate Eid which is at the beginning of next week. We love to celebrate the amazing diversity that we have here at Harris Primary Academy Kent House ☪️


Year 6 have been learning about the structure and function of the heart in science. They have learnt about the journey of the blood through the heart, the lungs and the body 🫀

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Year 4

Summer 1
Welcome to Year 4: 
Yangtze Class & Zambezi Class 


Mrs. Borecka is the class teacher in Yangtze Class and Mr. Ward is teaching Zambezi Class.  


Welcome to year 4! 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 will be set every week. This homework includes: spellings (new spellings given out every Friday after the test), learning timetables (1-12) and every child should be reading for 10-15 minutes every day.  


In Year 4, PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has a clean PE kit to bring in at the start of each week. The kit should consist of a Harris Primary Academy PE T-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms, black trainers or plimsolls. This half-term pupils will be learning Athletics.  

Key Times 

We will be continuing with our ‘soft start’ approach to mornings.  In Year 4, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:35. Please make sure your child is in class by 8:50 because we will be doing ‘early work’ on times tables knowledge to prepare children for their assessment as well as other short activities. 


In Week 3, we will be going on a school trip to the Horniman Museum as a part of our History curriculum. In Week 6, we will have a DT hands-on workshop.  


What are we learning? 


In Literacy we will be reading “Varjak Paw”, which is a fantasy fiction about a young cat whose life has taken an unexpected U-turn. When he feels that there is no hope, a mysterious mentor offers to teach him ‘the Way’. Our brave character and his friends will face the Vanishings. Our writing focus will be narrative endings, report and explanation text.  


In Maths, we will learn how to partition numbers in different ways. Then we will move onto Roman Numerals. After that, we will look at different methods for addition and subtraction, followed by multiplying 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and various division problems. Next, we will develop our knowledge of Money and Decimals, followed by Length. Soon after, we will learn about Mass and Volume and then finally, Patterns. 


In Science, we will be learning about living organisms and their habitats. We will investigate how to group and classify organisms depending on their characteristics.  We will also observe our local environment and identify what living organisms live there. Furthermore, we will look into how our changing environment is affecting the living organisms that live there.  


In Geography, we will develop our knowledge of how water affects our lives. We will think about why water is so important and what the Water Cycle is. We will investigate how water gets into our homes. Then finally, we will look into what a river is and what landforms form along it. 


We will be learning about the Ancient Kingdom of Benin. We will be looking at the historical timeline, what was the life like for people in Benin, what they believed in and how they were governed.  


In RE, we will be moving on from learning about forgiveness and think about how important it is for Jewish people to do what God wants them to do. We will look to identify what the ‘Kashrut Rules’ are, what the Passover is and what happens at a Seder Meal. 


In Computing, the children will be looking at ‘Being Safe Online’, highlighting the key aspects of how to keep safe online. This will include what to include and not include on social media, what a virus is and how to prevent negative aspects of computing in day-to-day life e.g. spam mail etc. 


In Art we will be exploring how to make sculptures using different materials, developing our knowledge of the visual element: form.  


This term, children will create healthy lunch according to the design brief. Moreover, they will discuss nutritional value of different ingredients and design a healthy recipe.   


In French, children will learn nouns and adjectives to describe family members, hair and eyes.   


In PSHE we will be discussing how to stay safe and avoid hazards. We will learn about different risks and how to assess the online content.   


In PE we will be learning athletics, developing our understanding of running, throwing and jumping. 


We will be investigating different kinds of Indian music, as well as looking at the various instruments they use to create their music. The children will also be learning 3 songs; Great Day, Scales and Arpeggios and We Are Unstoppable.  



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 10-15 minutes (filling in their Rainbow Bookmark) – 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. All pupils should be practising their spellings set each week, every day. Children also have their PurpleMash and Timetables Rock Stars login – please encourage them to use these frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts and their timetables. As Year 4 have their timetables check in the Summer Term, it is also vital that they are practising their timetables 1-12 every day to prepare them for this.  

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Ward or Mrs. Borecka, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.  


Mrs. Borecka and Mr. Ward