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17/04/24

A huge welcome to all of our new parents who have chosen Kent House for your Reception aged children! We're really looking forward to meeting you! pic.twitter.com/EEp4i9IpaA

16/04/24

Year 6 had a great time this afternoon learning about the composition of blood; plasma, white and red blood cells and platelets! pic.twitter.com/MVDee8MrbD

28/03/24

We've just dropped off Easter and Eid cards for those at pic.twitter.com/OzpftbJKPc

28/03/24

Our amazing Miss Sayers is running seven marathons this year to raise money to further improve our SEN provision! https://t.co/JicddfyrOL

22/03/24

Look at our brilliant Year 3 printing display, inspired by Paul Klee! pic.twitter.com/ml7ufR7i9O

21/03/24

On Saturday five of our children played in a BYMT Orchestra at Langley Park - Can you spot them? pic.twitter.com/uZca6lxWpq

21/03/24

Join us in April for BYMT Easter Sounds. We have beginners courses in Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Cello, Drumming, Percussion, Keyboard & Ukulele and Bands, Orchestra & Piano Groups for those already taking lessons! https://t.co/dxakWZRGsb pic.twitter.com/DopO4zPK8i

20/03/24

🎼🎻🎵 Our year fives have made such amazing progress with their playing: here's a snippet from their end of term performance! pic.twitter.com/fkQM67rDgJ

20/03/24

It’s good to talk 💬❤ Whatever the problem, an honest chat - delivered with a little compassion - can help. This , our guide has expert tips on encouraging and maintaining open conversations with children 🤗Download >> https://t.co/7oeVIHcBIY pic.twitter.com/eOUmvtFXwn

20/03/24

It’s good to talk 💬❤ Whatever the problem, an honest chat - delivered with a little compassion - can help. This , our guide has expert tips on encouraging and maintaining open conversations with children 🤗Download >> https://t.co/7oeVIHcBIY pic.twitter.com/eOUmvtFXwn

20/03/24

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19/03/24

It was so lovely to welcome parents in to taste our amazing school meals! Please come again on Thursday after school to taste if you missed out! pic.twitter.com/vuNcO6YTNe

18/03/24

Bromley Youth Activities still have spaces on this years Spring Holiday Activites and Food Programme for young people aged 8 years and over who are in receipt of free school meals.Please follow the link or the QR code and make your booking… pic.twitter.com/RBPsAbk0jL

18/03/24

Bromley Youth Activities still have spaces on this years Spring Holiday Activites and Food Programme for young people aged 8 years and over who are in receipt of free school meals.Please follow the link or the QR code and make your booking… pic.twitter.com/RBPsAbk0jL

14/03/24

It's day tomorrow - please wear something red if you can, and we will try to raise money for those less fortunate pic.twitter.com/q2XbryqyOp

13/03/24

In Year 3 our children had a great immersion experience for their new book, Gregory Cool. The child had fact-files about Trinidad and Tobago, listened to traditional Calypso music and tried foods from the island such as plantain and guava pic.twitter.com/gMW7Pin4aj

13/03/24

Join us in April for BYMT Easter Sounds. We have beginners courses in Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Cello, Drumming, Percussion, Keyboard & Ukulele and Bands, Orchestra & Piano Groups for those already taking lessons! https://t.co/dxakWZRGsb pic.twitter.com/DopO4zPK8i

13/03/24

Our budding Y5 violin and cello players were treated to a showcase from one of our Year 6 musicians on the Double Bass; aspirational! As always, hosted and supported by pic.twitter.com/XvFQBbJMtY

13/03/24

Check out our Year 6's brilliant printing work, creating a Banksy-inspired graffiti wall! pic.twitter.com/dvzV4Vfqx1

13/03/24

Check ourlt our brilliant year 6's graffiti wall, inspired by Banksy! We have been learning how to use printing for effect pic.twitter.com/fW3FMuWQiN

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Reception Year Intake 2024-2025

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

Please could you download the Enrolment Admissions Form Booklet at the bottom of this page. Or you can complete the form provided in the link below:

https://forms.office.com/e/gCcXfrePti

We would be very grateful if you could either complete the form in the link above, or return a copy of the Word document, plus a copy of your child’s birth certificate, by email to info@harrisprimarykenthouse.org.uk as soon as possible.

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 7:30am 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 details about the After School Club, which is run on our school site by Bromley My Time Active, please contact: Telephone - 020-8323 1769 or 07512 601 930, email - kent.house@mytimeactive.co.uk

An application form for the After School Club can be found at the foot of this page. Alternatively you can use the following link here to make a booking

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.