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03/04/20

Some of our children have been brightening up their windows with rainbows and reminding everyone to stay safe. 🌈🌈🌈 https://t.co/Hkqps8b8wP

03/04/20

Well done Louis!

03/04/20

Retweetd From Stephen M Jones

⁩ Louis in Eucalyptus included the NHS logo in his rainbow 🌈 https://t.co/fNnLRR7eEW

26/03/20

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

26/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

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. https://t.co/QgPR0UqpLA

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

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.

22/03/20

Some of our pupils have written messages to key workers to show their appreciation for the work they do https://t.co/Sce95ZvG9i

06/03/20

We have a new plaque outside Kent House. Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones attended the grammar school that was previously on our site. https://t.co/KURgAC6Nyg

06/03/20

The children are very excited by their new climbing frame, which was officially ‘opened today’ https://t.co/t531FuVeyH

05/03/20

World Book Day was a great success at HPAKH today with books by such authors as and being celebrated! https://t.co/TudFawVRmX

16/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

Day 4. Paestum/ Poseidonia. Students exploring the stunningly preserved temples. https://t.co/NbWGUsfuso

14/02/20

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 🍰 🧁 https://t.co/U3eMIpKged

07/01/20

Who has taken part in the extreme reading challenge? If you have read in an unusual place, please share your picture with us. https://t.co/VSDR0VPhW3

03/01/20

Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. First day back for the children is Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 at 8.45am. https://t.co/pp7pb3RVcX

20/12/19

Some wonderful artwork from our year 4s at the Victoria and Albert Museum https://t.co/axbDAUIpR1

17/12/19

Christmas at Kent House https://t.co/CeYgburAMm https://t.co/wzQU3OiLAh

30/11/19

Library Visit – EYFS https://t.co/yUKSy7eERC https://t.co/b7hhhdnJRP

27/11/19

Library Visit – EYFS https://t.co/CdXHWVXPsM https://t.co/tdjgySIdEY

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6:
Palm, Pine & Poplar Class


Welcome

Welcome back to year 6 for the second half of Spring Term! This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

We will be setting weekly Maths, Grammar and Spelling homework every Friday, which will be due in the following Thursday. In addition to this, homework challenges will be set every half term. Your child will be encouraged to work on several projects, which are designed to enrich the learning taking place in school.

PE

In year 6, the PE day for all three classes will be Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read another non-fiction book by a different author about exploration (our focus author for this term)

 

  • Write a review of this book.

 

 

Challenge: Can you find out some info about Louis Sachar and write a mini biography?

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:

  • Accommodate
  • Achieve
  • Apparent
  • Community
  • Criticise
  • Embarrass
  • Frequently
  • Queue
  • Pronunciation
  • Sufficient

 

  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 6, 9 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. 

  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In History, we are learning about World War 2.

 

Can you design a fashion costume inspired by the Teddy Boys?

Write a report on the benefits of healthy living through diet and exercise.

Create a map of human migration in the last hundred years.

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.

We are all very grateful for your support!

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


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Shackleton’s Journey” by William Grill. The book centers on an voyage of Ernest Shackleton to cross the Antarctic continent. In Maths, we will begin by focusing on the following units: Measure, Number, Place Value and Fractions. Along with an arithmetic focus, this will ensure the children are prepared for their SATs. In Science, we are beginning to study the effects of various factors on the human body, with a focus on diet and exercise. In Geography we are learning about human migration in the UK and the wider world. In History, we are continuing to study World War Two and its impact on our world today.

How can I help at home?

As Year 6 pupils begin their journey towards the SATs tests that begin in May 2020, we will be focusing on lessons that will consist of revision in all reading, maths, grammar and spelling topics.

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 and ensuring quick recall of times tables – 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.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin or Mrs. Hicks, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin and Mrs. Hicks

 

 

Welcome to Year 6:
Palm, Pine & Poplar Class


Welcome

Welcome back to year 6

Welcome to Year 6:
Palm, Pine & Poplar Class


Welcome

Welcome back to year 6 for the Spring Term! This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

We will be setting weekly Maths, Grammar and Spelling homework every Friday, which will be due in the following Friday. In addition to this, homework challenges will be set every half term. Your child will be encouraged to work on several projects, which are designed to enrich the learning taking place in school.

PE

In year 6, the PE day for all three classes will be Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read another book by Louis Sachar (our focus author for this term)

 

  • Write a review of this book.

 

 

Challenge: Can you find out some info about Louis Sachar and write a mini biography?

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:

  • Hindrance
  • Capacious
  • Conspirator
  • Impetuous
  •  Benevolent
  • Brazen
  • Adversity
  • Escapade
  • Foreign
  • Embarrassed
  • Nuisance

 

  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 6, 9 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. 

  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In History, we are learning about World War 2.

 

Can you make an Anderson shelter or spitfire?

Write a report on the circulatory system and how to keep ourselves healthy.

Create a 3D relief map of the UK or local area to present to the class.

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.

We are all very grateful for your support!

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


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. The book centers on an unexpected journey involving a usually benevolent hobbit. In Maths, we will begin by focusing on the following units: Geometry, Number, Place Value and Fraction. Along with an arithmetic focus, this will ensure the children are prepared for their SATs. In Science, we are beginning to study the circulatory system, with a focus on the heart and lungs. In Geography we are learning about the variety of settlements in the UK and their features. In History, we are beginning to study World War Two and its impact on our world today.

How can I help at home?

As Year 6 pupils begin their journey towards the SATs tests that begin in May 2019, we will be focusing on lessons that will consist of revision in all reading, maths, grammar and spelling topics.

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 and ensuring quick recall of times tables – 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.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin or Mrs. Hicks, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin and Mrs. Hicks

 

 

for the second half of Autumn term! This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home. We now have three Year 6 classes and would like to Welcome Mr. Dunn, who will be teaching Poplar Class. Palm Class will continue to be taught by Mrs. Hicks and Pine Class by Mr. Griffin.

Key Times

Homework

A homework challenges 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. In addition to this, we will be setting weekly Maths, Grammar and Spelling homework from the second week to support with your child’s learning in the lead up to SATs.

PE

In year 6, the PE day for Pine and Poplar Class is Friday, whilst Palm Class will have theirs on a Friday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on this day.

Trips

We will be taking Year 6 on a local History and Geography walk around the local area to explore the Victorian Era buildings and legacies, as well the human geographical features of Penge.

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.

 

Homework

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read another book by Louis Sachar (our focus author for this term)

 

  • Write a review of this book.

 

 

Challenge: Can you find out some info about Louis Sachar and write a mini biography?

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:

  • Rehabilitate
  • Desolate
  • Perseverance
  • Convicted
  • Scarce
  • Vast
  • Stifling
  • Discipline
  • Society
  • Despicable

 

  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 6, 9 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. 

  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In History, we are learning about the British Empire.

 

Can you make a 3D map of the Empire?

  • Imagine that you Queen Victoria, how would you govern countries/states in your Empire, such as Hong Kong and India, from so far away? Write a diary account expressing her thoughts and fears about running The Empire.
  • 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.  Be creative

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.

We are all very grateful for your support!

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


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar. The book centers on an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. In Maths, we will begin by focusing on the following unit: division, fractions, percentages and decimals. We will then move onto other areas of mathematics in order to ensure the children are prepared for their SATs. In Science, we are continuing our learning about Living things and Their Habitats, whilst in Geography we are learning about local maps and locations. In History, we are learning about The British Empire and its role in shaping the modern world.

How can I help at home?

As Year 6 pupils begin their journey towards the SATs tests that begin in May 2019, we will be focusing on lessons that will consist of revision in all reading, maths, grammar and spelling topics.

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.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin or Mrs. Hicks, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mr. Dunn, Mr. Griffin and Mrs. Hicks