Year 6 - Harris Primary Academy Kent House



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!


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


Lots of fun learning at our Inspire Workshop this morning!


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Spring PTA Fete come and join in the fun!


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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6:
Warhol Class & Hockney Class

Miss Johnson is teaching Warhol this year and Miss Roberts is the class teacher in Hockney.


Welcome to Year 6!

We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues the year with us.

This information will help you to 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 several 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.


In Year 6, the PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

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


This half term we will be visiting ‘Fired up’ pottery painting studio in Petts Wood. The children will have fun with their friends creating beautiful and unique personalised tiles.

Inspire Workshops

In Summer 2, the topic of the inspire workshop is ‘How Children Learn’ where you will hear helpful ideas on how to increase learning opportunities for your child at home. 

The date for the workshop is 2nd July.

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

Research it

Make it

Later this term, we will be reading ‘The Savage’ written by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean. The book has some very powerful images, which add to the reader’s experience, and understanding of the messages interweaved within the story.

Choose another story that uses illustrations to add to the effect on the reader. Be ready to share your chosen book with the class!

Next year, you will be going to a new school, in a different location. Research the area around your secondary school and look in to how you will travel to school. You might want to consider the quickest and safest travel route!  


Make your primary school memory board. Consider how you are going to make your design eye catching and personal to you!

What materials are you going to use? How are you going to make your design 3D? What arrangement of colours and textures are you going to use?

Remember… if you need resources to help you create your masterpiece please ask!

Practise it

Write it

Design it

 Practise your mental methods for the four operations (partitioning, rounding, near doubles and related number facts) in every action. e.g. while at the shops, timing events, timetables, adding numbers (bus numbers, playing cards).

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 joined-up handwriting.

 Write in an imaginative and creative style your best memory of being in year 6. Consider how you can retell the event to reader, which may build up suspense, shock, provide humour and entertain them.

Your writing should show off your creative writing skills. Consider carefully the sentence structures and vocabulary used.

Use your imagination to design a memory board of your time at primary school. Think carefully about how you are going to arrange your memories. Consider how you can include details about your friends, favourite trips, best lessons, funniest moment and biggest achievements.

Be as creative and original as possible! They will be displayed at the year 6 leavers performance and assembly.

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.

What are we learning?

In Literacy we will be reading The Savage by David Almond. The story is about a boy called Blue who, to cope with his father’s death starts drawing and writing a comic book story about a wild boy living in the woods. The book is beautifully illustrated with very powerful images and the children will have some excellent opportunities to develop their creative writing skills.

Our Topic learning will be ‘Tourism’ this half-term. We will be exploring the impact of tourism and the concept of Ecotourism. Children will take on the role of a travel reporter and will be producing descriptive and engaging promotional literature to advertise a tourist attraction.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that their child is at school every day and on time. You can also help us by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 25 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own. 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 regularly to help develop spelling and fluency.


With kind regards,

Miss Johnson and Miss Roberts