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20/05/22

Year 6 have had a fantastic time at the Imperial War Museum today. It was fantastic to be able to see, hold and experience artefacts from WWI and WWII and learn so many interesting facts! 🪖 https://t.co/35EZYudnwg

20/05/22

Our main event of the day, exploring the WWII galleries. We got to have a go at cracking Morse Code and experience sitting in an air raid shelter! 🪖 https://t.co/xhCOwmy0hQ

20/05/22

We've enjoyed learning about WWI this morning and we even got to experience what life was like in the trenches 🪖 https://t.co/UbduP32q5s

20/05/22

We are absolutely in awe at just how big the tanks are! This one is a Soviet tank from WWII https://t.co/DOAWPJ0bY9

20/05/22

Year 6 have arrived for an exciting day at the Imperial War Museum! 🏛️ https://t.co/gjSpskzRxv

17/05/22

In maths today, year 6 were collecting and representing discrete data. They decided what data to collect from their classmates (favourite colour, birth month etc), collected it in a tally chart, and then drew a bar chart to represent their data! 📊 https://t.co/hvUMo8FXiu

16/05/22

As part of their science topic of Animals Including Humans, year 6 carried out a dissection of a sheep's heart this morning. They were able to explore the different parts of the heart we have learnt about🫀 https://t.co/pQd0ii1V3J

13/05/22

Our front lawn is full of beautiful daisies at the moment- we are getting real spring vibes! 🌼 https://t.co/4xgUs6we7j

13/05/22

Year 6 are having post-SATS celebrations at the park 🥳 we have some serious rounders competitions going on! https://t.co/94TbBaIUbu

12/05/22

Year 4 have replicated the sculpture, Maman by Louise Bourgeois. They have done this by assembling paper, elastic bands, art wires and tissue paper. How incredible do they look lurking around the classroom! 🕷️ https://t.co/3HcpJU9WKA

12/05/22

We would like to say a massive well done to all of our Year 6's who have worked incredibly hard this week and have completed all of their SATS tests! We honestly couldn't be prouder of them 🌟 https://t.co/UzLR4CNWEa

12/05/22

Action Tutoring are absolutely fantastic. We are in our second year of using them and they work so hard with our pupils. We honestly can't praise them enough!

12/05/22

Retweetd From Ellie Reeves

Great to celebrate ’s 10th anniversary in Parliament yesterday. They do brilliant voluntary tutoring work with , and other schools nationally to help disadvantaged pupils and tackle the attainment gap. https://t.co/TK3ySlFCpU

10/05/22

Year 6 were busy yesterday afternoon producing their Barbara Hepworth inspired Soap Sculptures 🎨 https://t.co/phHWhGNmg3

09/05/22

We would like to wish our Year 6's the best of luck today as they start their SATS week. They have worked so hard all year and we are incredibly proud of them 🌟 https://t.co/Ie6aBgISra

05/05/22

Retweetd From Andy Powers

Just been told I have to vote Labour today by my 9 year old daughter. She recently met at and it obviously left a positive impression.

04/05/22

In art, year 6 have been analysing the incredible work of Barbara Hepworth focusing on the idea of abstract shapes. They have used this to then design their own abstract sculptures inspired by her work 🎨 https://t.co/VPViLwSqsM

29/04/22

Our reception children have been making these beautiful posters to celebrate Eid which is at the beginning of next week. We love to celebrate the amazing diversity that we have here at Harris Primary Academy Kent House ☪️ https://t.co/AzsLAs9vRL

27/04/22

Year 6 have been learning about the structure and function of the heart in science. They have learnt about the journey of the blood through the heart, the lungs and the body 🫀 https://t.co/oTRYOv4sWE

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Reception Year Intake 2022-2023

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-rU04hqmtEXlIn3RvbgDpMpclXCx3s9xlUM1E0WERVRTZEQjg1ODNJM1FDSVhaVDk2Ti4u

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

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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.