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30/09/20

This week in Literacy, year 4 are learning about newspaper reports. They were tasked with writing a catchy introduction in no more than 20 words✒️ https://t.co/AMCl59z3iy

30/09/20

Happy everyone 🌈 Tomorrow is so for this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem about wellbeing! We can't wait to see what you come up with 🤗 https://t.co/vPfS4wic5Y

28/09/20

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Roses are red, 🌹 Violets are blue, 💙 National Poetry Day is on the 1st October, 📜 And we have a blog written just for you 👉 https://t.co/bjAxk7nM2O https://t.co/cfVaYI7Mxp

28/09/20

On Fridays, year 6 have been working really hard on their big writes ✒️ https://t.co/NISasTaZfF

25/09/20

In art this week, year 5 have been using one point perspective to create depth in an image. How amazing do these look! 🎨 https://t.co/68vjlI4GPz

24/09/20

Year 6 have been using microscopes to look at microorganisms more closely 🔬 . https://t.co/v0tEvkZp3q

24/09/20

Year 1 have been doing some fantastic descriptive writing based on Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)- by Simon Bartram🌛 https://t.co/0IRhq5jRlN

23/09/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday to you all 🌈 for this week's challenge, we would like to see if you can come up with an alternative use for a hoover! The crazier- the better🤗 https://t.co/DJ2oAOUsA4

22/09/20

Year 6 have started drafting their own narratives today based on the themes in Holes. The children have come up with some imaginative ideas and we look forward to sharing their progress with you🖊️ https://t.co/jrLbtDb8GC

22/09/20

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This is wonderful! Thank you so much for your support with Ginger, hope you enjoy following her Journey to becoming a life changing guide dog 🙌

22/09/20

After being inspired by their reading comprehension this week, Miss Simmons and Year 6 Martin Luther King class have decided to sponsor a guide dog puppy. Meet Ginger! We look forward to giving you updates on her progress🐾 https://t.co/p1nVlpDqWP

21/09/20

Please remember to send your children in to school on the two days they have P.E. If you are unsure what days they are, please send us a reply on here and we can let you know! 🤸‍♂️

21/09/20

Year 6 have been continuing to experiment with line in their art lessons. Today they have drawn a sculpture with continuous line drawing, blind drawing and detailed drawing ✏️ https://t.co/eEbZaUXLKd

18/09/20

Year 6 have been learning about classification in science. This morning they have been classifying sweets by their features 🍬 https://t.co/mrMqOCO39d

17/09/20

Year 6 have been re-telling the beginning of Louis Sachar's 'Holes'. They have written some captivating, detailed work, with lots of higher-level vocabulary 🦎 https://t.co/uoAqojkyZn

17/09/20

6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈 https://t.co/dbTv2iqyek

16/09/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday everyone 🌈 Today's challenge: if you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want to have with you and why? 🤔 We look forward to hearing your answers! 🏝️ https://t.co/4OrflIjTsW

16/09/20

Amazing year 1 class displays, with their icons being incredible women role-models ♀️ https://t.co/S2ya8EXfk6

15/09/20

Today year 4 have been re-writing the beginning of Ted Hughes classic 'The Iron Man'. Can you spot the literary techniques they have used? 🤖 https://t.co/LPQO0tCwIe

14/09/20

Year 2 have been learning about significant people in the Tudor period today and sequenced them in chronological order 🌹 https://t.co/6sxSETIHLT

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Reception Year Intake 2020-2021

Welcome!

We are delighted that you have been offered a place at Harris Primary Academy Kent House, and welcome you to our school community. Below are some helpful guides and tips to enable you to get 'Reception Ready!'

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Pupil Enrolment

As schools are presently closed to the majority of pupils, please could you download the Enrolment Admissions Booklet at the bottom of this page. Also the Free School Meals Application Form.

We would be very grateful if you could return both forms, plus a copy of your child’s birth certificate, by email to info@harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk as soon as possible.

We will send confirmation of induction dates, plus 'meet the teacher' and start dates for September, once we have a clearer picture nearer the time.

Any questions or queries should be made via info@harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk

Wrap Around Care

Here at Harris Primary Academy Kent House, we provide a Breakfast Club and After School Club for all children from Reception through to Year 6 whose parents require these.  The clubs are well organised, stimulating and fun.

Our goal is to provide all children in our care with a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment before and after school. The Breakfast Club and After School Club is a team effort, sharing responsibilities with families to provide the best care for all children. Any issues are openly or confidentially discussed. Please fell free to contact us to discuss anything, or pass on information.

The Breakfast Club, organised solely by the school, is usually open Monday thru Friday from 7:45am until the start of the school day.

The After School Club, which is organised on our school site by Bromley My Time Active, is usually open from the end of the school day until 6:00pm. Both clubs are open during term time only, and exluding INSET Days.

Before you start using any Wrap Around Care you need to complete an application, details of which can be found here:

https://www.harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk/139/school-times-and-wrap-around-care

For further details about the After School Club, and to apply for a place, please contact: Telephone - 020-8323 1769 or 07903-652 126, or email - play.bookings@mytime.co.uk

School Uniform

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL UNIFORM CAN BE FOUND ON THE LINK BELOW, AS WELL AS THE ATTACHMENTS AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE:

https://www.harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk/120/our-uniform

 

Helping To Get You Child 'Reception Ready'

Starting school is a big change in a young child's life, and quite an adjustment for parents too! Being well prepared will help to make it a more positive and exciting experience for them, and you too.

This guide will offer some useful tips to make it all go smoothly.

Writing and recognising their own name

It would be helpful if your child could write and recognise their own name. Help them practise this before they come to school by showing them what their name looks like, and by helping them write it.

Then, if your child sees their name on a name card, a coat peg or on their belongings they will be able to find their own things.

Getting dressed and undressed independently

Your child will be changing their clothes and shoes during the school day to go outside to play or to do activities such as PE. To help your child feel more confident about getting changed, make sure that their clothes are easy for them to take off and put back on again. Clothes with easy fastenings or big buttons are ideal, as well as skirts with elasticated waists and shoes with Velco fastenings.

Encourage your child with practice sessions before they start school.

Going to the toilet independently

Teach your child how to use the toilet and to clean themselves afterwards. Explain the importance of flushing to leave the toilet clean for the next child to use.

Turn practising into a game by asking them to 'what comes next?' so they remember to flush each time.

Encourage them to wash their hands thoroughly with soap before drying them. 

An adult is always available if they need help at school, and our toilets are very easy for small children to use as they are designed with them in mind.

Being able to sit and concentrate

It is important that children become used to stting still and concentrating. Practise this with your child at home. Make sessions fun as you encourage them to sit still and listen while you talk about something that intersts them.

Ask them easy questions to keep their attention and get them used to focussing on what you are talking about.

Being able to handle books properly and enjoy a story

We use reading and enjoying stories a lot to help the children learn about the world as well as helping them with their reading and writing.

Help them get used to handling books and enjoying stories by sharing and reading books with them at home.

Allow them to hold the book and turn the pages sometimes as you read them a story.

This will help make them feel 'in charge' of the story, and will be an important step for them towards handling and reading books of their own.

 

Reception Year

In Reception, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education (DfE).

The curriculum consists of seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

There are then 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which are part of these areas of learning. If a child achieves these goals by the end of the Reception year then they are said to be working at the expected level.

To support children with working towards these ELGs we use a document called 'Development Matters'. This breaks down each goal into different age bands and is used by staff throughout the year to assess how close children are to reaching the goals.

All of these documents, and many other useful resources, are available from this website: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/

 

In The Classroom

Early Years learning and development is provided through purposeful play and through adult led structures and routines that build confidence and provide intellectual stimulus and challenge.

Throughout the day, children will have direct teaching sessions for maths, literacy and phonics, either as the whole-class or in small groups. The rest of the time they will be taking part in activities inside and outside the classroom. Some of the activities will have been prepared by the teacher and will focus on specific objectives. They may be led by an adult or modelled initially and then the children can access them independently. The children will also be able to choose activities from any of the other resources available.

Teachers choose which activities to set-up by assessing the children’s levels of understanding across all areas of the curriculum and identifying any ‘gaps’ in their learning. Teaching inputs and activities are then planned to address these gaps and evidence is then gathered to show the children have then achieved this learning.

All the teaching staff will be engaging with the children during the activities and helping to support their learning and development. Children’s learning is assessed by observing what they say and do during these times. These are recorded and are then shared with parents.