In RE, year 1 have been learning about Diwali. They have sequenced the story and then illustrated it 🕯️


Spotted around the school 👀 Some clues about something exciting that's coming to Harris Primary Academy Kent House. Can anyone find it? 🔎


Nursery have been celebrating the first day of autumn, exploring autumn treasure including conkers and pine cones 🍂


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to design your own world 🌎 Think about what it would look like, and what features it would have. We can't wait to see what you come up with!


How beautiful are our year 3 class river displays that the teachers and children have created? 🌟


Coming soon... Something very exciting is coming to Harris Primary Academy Kent House.. keep your eyes peeled in the next few days to find out more 👀


In art today, year 6 learnt about composition and had a go at drawing from a primary source, continuous line drawing and blind line drawing. They then discussed which method they preferred🎨


Year 6 have created some beautiful corridor displays based on their class rivers 🏞️


A massive congratulations is in order for this week's attendance champions! Year 4 Zambezi class with 99.2%, and Year 6 Loire class for a second week in a row with 98.3%. Can anyone take the crown from Loire Class? 🌟


Over the past week, year 2 have been learning about their class rivers. Here are some really interesting facts about the River Danube 🌊


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 Following Emma Raducanu's US grand slam win- can you draw the sport that you wish to excel in? 🎾


As part of their first topic, Marvellous Me, our new Nursery class have been creating self-portraits. How fantastic do these look? 🎨


In science last week, year 6 were investigating how a circuit works, and which materials are conductors and insulators 💡 They discovered some really interesting conductors including our pencils and our whiteboards!


A massive congratulations to year 3 Congo class and year 6 Loire class for being the KS1 and KS2 attendance Champions this week! 🎈 Make sure you are in school every day to help your class win next week's award 🌟


Year 1 have been learning about Picasso and line drawings in art this week. The children each took a turn to draw a line on the whiteboard to create a collaborative piece of art🎨


Year 6 have begun to compare their local area of Penge today with Osmington Mills in Dorset. They first discussed their first impressions, before looking at some maps of both areas 🗺️


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For our first challenge of this academic year, we would like you to try and create a new game for the playground! It could be based on an existing one, or completely new! We can't wait to hear what you come up with


E-Safety is so important to us here at Harris Primary Academy Kent House. Here are some top tips for helping you stay safe online 🖥️


In art today, year 6 were drawing a bicycle from memory, and then from a reference picture to see which method was more accurate, and which method they preferred🎨


Thank you to our wonderful PTA and the amazing Penge Men in Sheds for our beautiful new outdoor seating area and planters 🌿

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6: 
Loire Class, Yukon Class and Parana Class 


Miss Simmons is teaching Loire Class this year, Mr Griffin and Miss Fifo are teaching Yukon Class and Miss Field is the class teacher in Parana Class. 


Welcome to year 6! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


Each week, children will be given maths, reading and English homework on a Friday. This will be due on the following Wednesday. 


For Loire Class and Yukon Class the PE days are Monday and Wednesday this year. For Parana Class the PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. 


For our geography topic, we will be going on a walk of our local area to support with our learning. We are going to be having a Victorian themed day in school to immerse children in our history topic. Finally, we are very fortunate to be having a virtual workshop with our focus poet Joseph Coelho.  

Key Times 

For Year 6, 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 where possible. 


What are we learning? 


In Literacy, we will begin by reading “Stormbreaker”. Stormbreaker is an explosive, thrilling and action-packed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat! We will be using the text as a basis for creating news reports and narrative writing. 


In maths, we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown. 


Electricity will be our main focus in science, thinking about how a circuit and its components work, how torches work and investigating the impact of adding or removing a component to a circuit.  


We will be comparing different areas in geography thinking about London and Osmington in Dorset. We will also be looking at physical and human features of an area.  


In History, we will be learning about the Victorians, thinking particularly about life for Victorian children and the differences between the rich and the poor. 


In RE, we will be exploring how Buddhists live by Buddha’s teachings.  


Coding will be our main focus for computing, learning about writing complex programmes, functions and flowcharts 


In Art, we will be learning about drawing, with a focus on the different uses of line within drawing including to create texture and tone.  


In French, we will start by learning how to talk about the weather in French and will then move on to talking about habitats.  


In PSHE we will be thinking about families and relationships. We will also have a focus on wellbeing.  


In PE we will be doing netball and gymnastics.  


For our music lessons, children will be learning about music that makes us happy. 


In DT we will learning about how heat transfer and insulation.    


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 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. Practising times tables frequently is vital. 

Children have logins for Times Table 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 Miss Simmons, Mr Griffin, Miss Field or Miss Fifo, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom. 


Miss Simmons, Mr Griffin, Miss Field and Miss Fifo.