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!


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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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Olive Class & Oak Class

Mrs Souissi and Ms Fernando are teaching Oak Class this year and Miss Simmons is the class teacher in Olive Class.


Welcome to year 5! 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 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 Autumn.


In Olive class, the PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. In Oak class the PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.


We are very excited to invite the ‘London Science Museum’ into school on Thursday 3rd October. There will be several Bubble Shows running throughout the day for all the children to enjoy and take part in. Children will learn the secret of the Science Museums famous bubble recipe and learn how some materials can make others change. Someone will even step into the famous human bubble!

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.




Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read a fiction book where the main character or characters undergo a journey and compare and contrast this to ‘Journey to the River Sea’.
  • Write a review of this book. Include some of the key facts that you have learned about this period of time.

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

  • accompany
  • amateur
  • ancient
  • apparent
  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 3x and 4x.
  • Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.
  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In geography / science / art we are learning about Earth and Space

  • As our Science topic this term is based on outer space, your task is to make a rocket to transport you to the Moon!
  • Think about the features it will need to have to transport you safely.
  • Use a range of materials such as recycled plastic, cardboard, paper, etc.
  • Imagine that you live in the Anglo Saxon times - the historical period we are learning about this half term.Plan and write a recount of what it is like to live in this time
  • 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.

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 5 team

What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Journey to the River Sea”. This story is set one hundred years ago, it follows the life and journey of Maia, an orphan girl, as she faces up to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. She is sent from a London boarding school to join distant relatives in the Amazon jungle. Through this, children will explore and discuss culture, differences in peoples and places, and examine the role of empathy. In maths, we will be focusing on place value, and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We focus on these for a term so that children have a good foundation of number skills before moving on to other areas of mathematics. Our history learning will be based around Anglo-Saxons. In Geography we will be finding out about latitude and longitude. In our Science learning we will be exploring earth and space. In art, we will be developing our drawing skills. In our computing lessons, we will be looking at coding. In French, we will be developing our vocabulary around questions and time. In music, we will be learning and listening to classic rock. In PE, we will be focusing on volleyball and gymnastics skills. In RE, we will be studying pilgrimages.

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. 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 Mrs Souissi, Ms Fernando or Miss Simmons, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Mrs Souissi, Ms Fernando or Miss Simmons

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