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12/08/20

Our second year 4 class in September will be named after Malorie Blackman. Malorie is a British author who held the position of children's laureate from 2015-2017 📚 https://t.co/i226ki4tJV https://t.co/gB4sNpBHtt

11/08/20

Our first year 4 class in September will be named after Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Samuel was an English mixed-race composer who did 3 tours of the US in the early 1900's 🎹 https://t.co/2uK7biTD5x https://t.co/4KvrBLA4t9

10/08/20

Our second year 3 class in September will be named after Miriam Makeba. Miriam was a South African singer/songwriter as well as a civil rights activist 🎤. https://t.co/funZZRWftl. https://t.co/9COB8knFXx

07/08/20

Our first year 3 class in September will be named after Benjamin Zephaniah. Benjamin is a British poet who was included in the Time's list of top 50 post -war poets 🎤 https://t.co/rdWK3BHFRh https://t.co/NXRICojMyX

06/08/20

Our Nurture Class in September will be named after Matthew Henson. Henson was an American explorer who went on 7 voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 20 years 🏔️ https://t.co/dlcatc6D07. https://t.co/mNRN0BM7ty

05/08/20

Our second year 2 class in September is named after George W Gibbs Jr. George was a sailor for the US Navy and was the first African-American to set foot on the continent of Antarctica⛵ https://t.co/GwJA3TgN18 https://t.co/HvC6KhyS9Z

03/08/20

Our first year 2 class in September will be named after Mae Jemison. Mae was an engineer, physician and astronaut and was the first ever black woman to travel into space👩🏾‍🚀 https://t.co/Misu8MPpQU. https://t.co/30b7q7rEmL

31/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

The story of Eid Al-Adha, about the virtue of sacrifice, is especially relevant this year. All of us have made huge sacrifices for our loved ones and our school community. From everyone at HPACR, Eid Mubarak. https://t.co/D1BoZADykc

31/07/20

Our second year 1 class in September will be named after Bessie Coleman. Bessie was the first woman of African-American descent to hold a pilots license 🛩️ https://t.co/VKJkJ055CP https://t.co/Plh48Zsz4V

31/07/20

From everyone at HPAKH, Eid Mubarak to all of our Muslim families and followers ✨ https://t.co/gW66k3okiH

30/07/20

Our first year 1 class in September will be named after Jamaican born Mary Seacole. Mary is famous for setting up the 'British Hotel' behind the front line of the Crimean War, providing a place for wounded servicemen. https://t.co/sD9TuN8Cfy https://t.co/76U9C3Wi7W

30/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace

Get prepared for August with the new Action for Happiness Calendar. These monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. This month the theme is Altruistic August. Keep Calm. Stay Wise. Be Kind.#Wellbeing https://t.co/NTzGwLe19n

29/07/20

Happy everyone! We are an outstanding 2-form entry school in South East London, always looking to make new connections for new ideas ✨

29/07/20

Retweetd From Mr G 🙋‍♂️

It’s ! A great way to connect and build up your PLN. 1)Like this tweet 2)Retweet this tweet 3)Comment with a bio about your role and include the hashtag below + follow those who also do 1,2 and 3 who you think will add to your support network! Easy! https://t.co/BN78xcggNx

29/07/20

Happy Well-Being Wednesday to all our wonderful families 🌈 We hope you are having a lovely summer and we would love to know what you have been up to! Send us a tweet letting us know 🤗

29/07/20

Our other reception class in September will be named after Jessica Ennis-Hill. Jessica is a British track and field athlete who has won several championships 🥇 Click on the link for more information: https://t.co/FLpofWfgT0. https://t.co/0UUraA4vUg

28/07/20

One of our reception classes in September will be named after Serena Williams. Serena is an American tennis player who has won an impressive 23 grand slam titles 🎾 Read more about her here! https://t.co/HylaYImkAK https://t.co/I0Rnxejbce

27/07/20

Our Nursery class from September will be Usain Bolt class. Usain Bolt is a famous former Jamacian sprinter who is said to be the greatest sprinter of all time, holding several world records 🥇 Please follow the link for more information! https://t.co/NSV5QekFX3 https://t.co/KQ6cEGCmQ8

27/07/20

We are very excited and proud to be naming our classes for September after black icons ✨ Every day for the next couple of weeks we will tweet a bit of information about each class icon so our pupils and parents know a little bit more about them! https://t.co/RYJ3hgSO1g

23/07/20

We would like to share with our wonderful parents some top tips for supporting your children with their return to school on September, with some useful links as well 🌈 https://t.co/r7dXSmKTX5

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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 - 07903-652 126, or Email - kent.house@mytimeactive.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.