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!


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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!


Some of our wonderful homework projects received this half term. Keep up all the great home learning!


Calling all ! Would you like to join our outstanding academy in September? Find out how:


Excellent online safety day at KH. Thank you Jonathan for working with our children, staff and parents.

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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! Happy New Year, and hopefully you had an enjoyable break! 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 Spring


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


In Spring term we will be visiting the Science Museum. We would welcome parent/carer helpers who hold Kent House DBS checks, or for parents/carers to apply for a DBS check, so please contact the class teacher about this.

Stay and Read

The year 5 guided reading open morning will be taking place on Friday 25th January 2018, from 9 till 9.30, it would be great to see you then!

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

Research it

Make it

For our POR text we are reading There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar.


Write a book review of another book by Louis Sachar.


You can choose from this list or you can find, read and review a different one not included in the list.

  • Holes
  • The boy who lost his face

Marvin Redpost: Why pick on me?

In Science we are learning about human development.


Interview an adult family member from a different generation (the older the better) about what life was like when they were growing up.


Bring photo(s) to school – if possible – and retell their story.

Create a piece of art to express your feelings.


Be creative and imaginative! Attention should be paid to your selection of colours.


You are free to use any material of your choice.

Practise it

Write it

Design it


  • 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.


Plan and write a persuasive speech to convince your class mates of an issue you feel strongly about e.g. bullying, supporting charities. Be sure to truly express your feelings.


  • Remember to include rhetorical questions, facts and statistics! 


Can you create your own maths game for any of the operations covered so far? For example; rolling the dice games, place value games and even card games.


You need to produce the rules of the game and we will test them out in class. Who knows, you might create a fantastic game that we can use again and again to help us have a deeper understanding of maths.

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, by Friday 8th February.

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 “There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom”. This is an interesting and engaging story about emotion, friendships, and school. We will be using the text as a basis for creating playscripts, and engaging in persuasive writing. In maths, we will be focusing on fractions, followed by Money and Decimals, and then moving on to Length, Mass and Capacity. Our topic learning will be focused on human development

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 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 “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