Some of our children have been brightening up their windows with rainbows and reminding everyone to stay safe. 🌈🌈🌈


Well done Louis!


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⁩ Louis in Eucalyptus included the NHS logo in his rainbow 🌈


Parents, please share examples of your home learning. We would love to see how the children are doing 😊


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Parents and carers with children on Free School Meals - please take note of the scam email being circulated asking you for your bank details. Please do not respond to it if you receive it.


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PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.


Some of our pupils have written messages to key workers to show their appreciation for the work they do


We have a new plaque outside Kent House. Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones attended the grammar school that was previously on our site.


The children are very excited by their new climbing frame, which was officially ‘opened today’


World Book Day was a great success at HPAKH today with books by such authors as and being celebrated!


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Day 4. Paestum/ Poseidonia. Students exploring the stunningly preserved temples.


Well done to year 6 for organsing their own bake sale yesterday. They raised £131 and made most of the cakes themselves! Thanks to everyone who supported them by buying a cake or two 🍰 🧁


Who has taken part in the extreme reading challenge? If you have read in an unusual place, please share your picture with us.


Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. First day back for the children is Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 at 8.45am.


Some wonderful artwork from our year 4s at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Christmas at Kent House


Library Visit – EYFS


Library Visit – EYFS

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Oak Class & Olive Class

Mrs Souissi is 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. 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 Spring


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


There will be an in-school workshop.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning and by 8:50 children should be on the playground ready for the bell at 8:55. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.






















Read it

Say it

Practise it

For our POR text we are reading ‘Clockwork’ Bathroom by Philip Pullman.


Your task is to read another book by Phillip Pullman, or another mysterious fairy tale and compare and contrast it to Clockwork. Be prepared to discuss your chosen book. 

 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

  • aggressive
  • desperate
  • determined
  • disastrous
  • immediately
  • sufficient

Practise timetables especially your 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12. Experiment with different ways to learn them e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.


Continue to practise your weekly spellings and joined up handwriting.


Make it

Write it

Share it

Be creative Design a piece of 2D or 3D art which is based on clockwork.


You could use a range of materials e.g. recycled materials to include in your design!



We will be looking at news reports in Literacy this half term.


Write a news report about something that to our learning, e.g. rainforests of Brazil, Vikings.


Think carefully about making your news report as clear as possible. How will you lay out your report?

 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. 

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.

The homework will be due in on the last week of half term.


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 discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.


We are all very grateful for your support

What are we learning?


In Literacy, we will begin by reading “Clockwork”. Clockwork is an exciting, suspenseful fairy tale written in an ironic and amusing style. We will be using the text as a basis for creating news reports and narrative writing.


In maths, we will be starting by learning about addition and subtraction, focusing on different methods we can use as well as some problem solving. We will then be moving on to multiplication and division, followed by decimals and percentages and finishing with statistics.


‘Living things and their enviornment’ will be the main focus of Science this half-term, learning about plant lifecycles and habitats.


We will be developing our knowledge about Brazil, with a focus on how Brazil produces its energy, why trade is important, and specifically about the importance of the chocolate trade.


In History, we will be starting to learn about the Vikings. We will focus on who they were, what the impact of their raids were and analysing their success in their wars against the Saxons.


In RE, we will be moving on from learning about Sikhism to focusing on the Easter story.


Creating a game will be our main focus for computing- designing the game environment, creating the quest and evaluating each other’s designs.


In art, we will be learning about printing, with a focus on Erich Heckel and Edvard Munch. Children will learn to how to use print relief using tiles and brayers.


In French, we will be building on our vocabulary around sport and opinions.


In PSHE we will be thinking about living in the wider world, with a focus on the role that money plays in our lives and what is meant by enterprise.  


In PE we will continue with Gymnastics inside and hockey outside.


We will learn to play the African drums with our Bromley Youth Music Trust music teachers.


In DT we will be creating a bird shelter.


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


Mrs Souissi and Miss Simmons