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09/06/21

The book fair is at Kent House again! 📚 Our pupils are enjoying having a look at the books on offer. Parents and carers, please see the letter attached with details of how we are making it Covid-safe https://t.co/R44V7X9Klj

28/05/21

Year 6 have produced some fantastic end of term learning summaries for history, focusing on how London has changed from The Romans, up until the Georgians 🌟 https://t.co/hwwESXuAdm

25/05/21

In art, year 6 have been creating their own sculptures based on the work of Patrick Cabral. They worked in pairs to create their animal themed interlocking cardboard sculptures🎨 https://t.co/cHLRieONIe

12/05/21

Happy Wednesday everyone🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem based on the theme of nature to fit in with this year's theme for 💚 We can't wait to see what you come up with https://t.co/eB45F5JnZ3

10/05/21

🌈This week is . This year's theme is about connecting with nature to support your mental health. Watch this space for more information about how to get involved 💚 https://t.co/pbookqNRR9

30/04/21

In science this week, year 6 have been learning about the parts of an eye and how we are able to see with. They have also been experimenting to see what objects light is able to pass through 💡 https://t.co/wW9kbwxWS1

31/03/21

🚨 A reminder to all of our parents and pupils 🚨 Today is the last day of term and the children have staggered early finish times. Please see those times below ⬇️ https://t.co/fm1gFwLkOn

29/03/21

In maths, year 6 have been learning how to represent data in pie charts. They have used protractors to construct a pie chart 📊 https://t.co/s1zs7WMrTg

24/03/21

In art this half term, Year 6 have been studying graffiti artists; Banksy, C215 and Shamsia Hassani. They have created their own stencils of political, social or environmental issues that mean something to them 🎨 https://t.co/RuqPGPApGz

24/03/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: how long can you stand on one leg for? Give it a go and time yourself! https://t.co/9HQTKnfWK4

23/03/21

Year 6 have been learning about Anderson Shelter's as part of their WWII topic in history. They made some models today to represent them. They have also used key historical vocabulary to describe how and why they were made https://t.co/cHZ6BIS9gd

19/03/21

Thank you to all of ours pupils and staff for wearing something to make us smile for Comic Relief, and for raising some money for such a fantastic cause 🌟 https://t.co/mDvHmAXGPd

19/03/21

Ms Bowern is definitely making us all smile this morning! 😁 https://t.co/5YIIrY7uaB

19/03/21

A reminder to all of our parents and pupils: To celebrate Red Nose Day today, you can come into school dressed to make someone laugh or smile 😊 We can't wait to have lots of smiles put on our faces! https://t.co/gwZVqqR4Rc

18/03/21

Year 6 have been exploring different molecules in science today. They had a go at creating some models using spaghetti and marshmallows 🔬 https://t.co/VfBTvLO9zw

17/03/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge is an exciting one: can you design your own class mascot? We can't wait to see what you come up with! https://t.co/jouDxfwQNT

15/03/21

This Friday, to celebrate Comic Relief, we will be dressing to make someone smile or laugh. This could be a bright top, a funny accessory, an interesting hair style, or simply a red nose! If you wish, there is an optional donation of £1 🌈 https://t.co/QYnRumxuiW

15/03/21

Our Nursery class made some beautiful Mother's Day cards with daffodil paintings on them. We hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day 🌸 https://t.co/fwbeM5vgtX

12/03/21

Well done to everyone who entered our Potato Book Character competition for World Book Day 📚 We were so impressed with all of the entries but here are our winners! Can you work out who each potato is representing? 🌟 https://t.co/00TWm8jPwU

10/03/21

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: create a positivity poster highlighting all the positive things in your life (family, friendships, hobbies etc). We can't wait to see your posters! https://t.co/OUouebPgCW

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Reception Year Intake 2021-2022

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. Or you can complete the form provided in the link below:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iSUtagbWmk-rU04hqmtEXlIn3RvbgDpMpclXCx3s9xlUOUcxM1VZTkdBWTBDV0RPMVZRTklKQUpaTy4u

Also the Free School Meals Application Form, a copy provided in a form accessible in the link below:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iSUtagbWmk-rU04hqmtEXlIn3RvbgDpMpclXCx3s9xlUNUlHTFhUMjg0UkdURFZXSTgxMVZFVEdORC4u

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:

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.