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! 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.
Toucan will also be doing Forest School on Tuesdays, so will need to bring appropriate clothing.


We will be visiting the Science Museum on the 25th of March – we would welcome parents with a school DBS check to accompany and support us – please see your class teacher.

Themed Weeks

This term we will be involved in two enrichment weeks within school.

Week 2- Book Week

Week 5- Art Week

We look forward to sharing our learning from these weeks with you

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 studying ‘Clockwork’ by Phillip Pullman this term. Clockwork is an exciting, suspenseful fairy tale written in an ironic and amusing style.


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. 


The school and local library has many fantastic books to choose from!


Science topic this term is ‘Forces’. We are learning about air and water resistance, gravity and friction.


Research one of these forces and design an experiment you can carry out at home. Create a poster or a report of what you have done and what your findings were (for example: you can research friction by comparing how different surfaces impact on the speed and travel distance of a toy car when pushed with the same force).


You task is make a model that needs cogs to work. You can use any material you like, for example card, plastic, wood, straws or any other material of your choice.


You can make a clock or a mechanical toy.


Practise it

Write it

Design it

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

  • Spellings: To be handed out each week.
  • Login to Literacy Planet to practise your literacy skills.
  • Timestables and division facts: From 2x to 12x and then the inverse.

Login to Mathletics to practise your maths skills!

We will be looking at explanation texts in Literacy this half term. Using your research, write an explanation for how clocks work.


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

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!


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, which begins 19.3.18

What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Clockwork” by Phillip Pullman. This book is about a tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour – and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil…Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter’s evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre – and unstoppable – way.

Throughout this, children will think about writing for specific audiences, and for specific purposes. In maths, we will be returning to the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), before looking at statistics. Our topic learning will be focusing on the Science of forces.

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