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!


Our wonderful PTA are working so hard in our hidden garden. Here is a sneaky peek of the amazing transformation so far! We can't wait for the grand opening!


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!


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!

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5: 
Toucan Class & Macaw Class 


Mrs Souissi is teaching Macaw Class this year and Mr Jones is the class teacher in Toucan Class. 


Welcome to year 5! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the summer term with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization 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 Summer. 


In year 5, the PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. 

Key Times 

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. From 8.45, children will be able to walk to their own classrooms. Children must be on their way to their classrooms by 8.55 as the playground doors will close as normal, at 9am. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25. 



Read it 

Research it 

Make it 

This term we will be reading a book called ‘The Transfer,’ written by Terence Blacker.  

Your task is to read another text by the same author.  

  • Can you see similarities/differences between the text you select and the book being read in class?  

  • Which book did you prefer? Why? 

Be ready to share what you’ve found with the class! 

Part of our topic is to discover more about our local area and how the area has changed over the years. We would like you to research Penge and its surrounding areas. 

Your task is to describe how the area has changed over years, decades and centuries.  

Find as many interesting facts and changes as possible. 

Our topic for this half term is ‘Building a Village’.  

Your task for this half term is to construct a village that would be able to provide a quality life for those people living there. 

  • You must carefully select what you would do. You should consider how you would be able to supply all the resources people would need.  

You can have a maximum of 8 buildings. 

Practise it 

Write it 

Design it 

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

  • Spellings: To be handed out each week. 

  • Times-tables and division facts: From 2x to 12x and then the inverse.  

Handwriting; joined up and in cursive. 

Our POR story has the theme of never giving up and overcoming obstacles that seemed at first to be insurmountable. 

Your task is to write a short story where your lead character has to overcome a challenge that has exactly that feeling.  

  • What will the challenge be?  

  • What are the emotions as they slowly but surely achieve their goal? 


Due to global warming carbon dioxide and average temperature is rising whilst Arctic ice decreases by 13.2% per decade and land ice is getting thinner by 2856 Gigatonnes per year. At the same time, every year, the sea level rises by 3.2 millimetres.   

Your task is to design a village that is energy efficient and relies solely on natural resources. 

  • Consider what materials should be used. 

  • How can services still be provided to the population in an economy-friendly way?  


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 homework will be due in on the second-to-last week of half term 

What are we learning? 

In literacy we will begin by reading The Transfer by Terence Blacker. This book is about Stanley and a virtual football player Lazlo, who is a genius super-striker. His skills may be exactly what Stanley’s team, City, so desperately needs. But there is something strangely familiar about Lazlo… Stanley’s heart races. He licks his dry lips. So does the player. Could Stanley’s wildest, most dangerous dream become terrifying reality? 

In maths, we will be returning to our learning about fractions, before moving on to telling the time, and problems relating to time. 

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 - word mania,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency. 

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


Mrs Souissi and Mr Jones