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 5

Summer 1
Welcome to Year 5: 
Amazon Class & Mississippi Class 

Mr. Gallagher is teaching Amazon Class this year and Ms. Tildesley is the class teacher in Mississippi Class. 


Welcome to year 5 Summer 1! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings, practise handwriting ( and times tables ( and read for 30 minutes each night – Pupils in year 5 should aim to complete their Green Read the Rainbow bookmark before the end of the term.  


In year 5, the PE days are: 

Amazon Class – Tuesday and Thursday 

Mississippi Class – Monday and Thursday  

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. 


Cultural Events and Trips this term include: 

Drama Workshop (25th April 2022)  

Gallery/Museum trip - Date TBC  


Key Times 

For year 5, the school day will begin at 8.50, and end at 3.35. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. 







What are we learning? 


In Literacy, we are reading There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar to develop our understanding of first-person narratives.  We will be developing skills in narrative, dilemmas, and writing balanced arguments. 


In Mathematics, we will be focusing on statistics, place value and calculation.  


In Science, we will be looking at living things and their habitats.  


In Geography, we will be learning about sustainable living. We will continue to learn about Brazil, focusing on the city of Curitiba, and what makes it sustainable.  


In History, we will build on our prior historical knowledge to investigate the Vikings and how they lived. We will learn about the Viking reputation and how this was formed. We will develop our knowledge of how the past is constructed from a range of sources.  


In religion, we will be focusing on Judaism and the importance of their stories. This will continue from children’s learning of Judaism in Year 4 where they looked at the importance of carrying out Gods message  


We will be focusing on coding in computing. Children will begin to simplify code as well as create their own playable games. 


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


In French, we will be looking at music and opinions, as well as revisiting verbs from previous terms.  


This term in PSHE, we will be looking at feelings. We will look at factors which affect our feelings and strategies to help us share and control our emotions. 



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


This term in music, we will be looking at Musical Theatre, bringing together the skills of acting, dancing and singing.  


In DT we will e looking at technologies, focusing on alarming vehicles. 


How can I help at home? 

One of the keyways 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 30 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. 

Children have logins for Times Tables Rock Stars 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 Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Tildesley to arrange a meeting. 


Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Tildesley