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We had a great time yesterday watching Y2 create 'The Great Fire of London' on the playground. Thank you to the fire brigade for coming too!


We read the story about Elmer the Elephant and made lovely colourful handprints. We all had a super colourful day!


1. Hedgehogs enjoyed colour day. They all came dressed in their favourite colour clothes – from their socks all the way to their hairbands!


🔥 What a fun afternoon we all had watching Y2 reenact the Great Fire of London on the playground. We even had a real fire engine🚒👩🏼‍🚒👨🏻‍🚒


Hedgehog Nursery Class are using a printing technique to create a shape and colour pattern. Look at what we have done so far!


‼️TOMORROW‼️ 📚Reading Workshop📚 👦🏾Reception & Y1 parents/carers👧🏻 📆Tomorrow (12.10.17) 🕘9am 🏫Hall


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📚 Reading Workshop 📚 👦🏾 Reception & Y1 parents/carers 👧🏻 📆 Thursday 12th October 🕘 9am 🏫 Hall


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The reason we do our jobs


🎵🎶A great view of some our children representing Kenley today 🎵🎶


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I hope one day I can help the national statistics (and northern schools) meet the same levels of Harris


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Harris in Harmony, this choir is more epic every year! . 2017 Conference


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Our incredibly talented and hardworking students at . So proud of our musicians


🎵Our wonderful Kenley children performing as part of Harris in Harmony at 🎶


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Join a growing team ! New vacancy now open for applications:


‼️Reminder that tomorrow - 9th October - is an INSET day. We look forward to seeing you all back at the academy on Tuesday 10th at 8:50am.


📚 Reading Workshop 📚 👦🏾 Reception & Y1 parents/carers 👧🏻 📆 Thursday 12th October 🕘 9am 🏫 Hall


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Reminder that the academy is shut for all children on Monday 9th October as it is a staff INSET day.


Congratulations to Mrs Kan on her graduation from our Harris ITE Programme. We’re very lucky to have you in our team at 👩🏼‍🎓

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Year 1 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Class Teachers: Miss Filewood, Madame Scott and Mr Hunter

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Salter and Mrs Stoneman

PE day: Thursday

Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Tuesday and will be due in by the following Monday. These will consist of an English and maths home learning task.

Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 10 – 15 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record book and initialed by an adult. It is an expectation that Reading Records are brought in to the academy each day so that teachers can monitor the reading that is happening at home. Your child’s reading book will be changed once a week and will be due in on a Tuesday and will be sent home on a Wednesday.

Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Reception spelling lists and practise the Year 1 spelling list words.

Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their x2, x5 and x10 times tables, as well as revising telling the time, on an analogue clock, to the nearest hour.

English overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about and writing in the style of both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write recounts, poems and a re-telling of a familiar story. Grammar and spelling will be a focus throughout all lessons. A new sound will be focused upon daily through ReadWrite Inc., where the children will have the opportunity to read and spell words containing the learnt sound.

Maths overview:

This half term, the children will learn about number and place value, focusing upon reading, writing and counting involving numbers up to at least twenty. They will also learn about addition and subtraction involving one and two digit numbers to at least twenty. Additionally, arithmetic skills, including number bonds to ten and times tables (x2, x5 and x10).

Science overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about animals, including humans. During this topic, the children will identify and name common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, as well as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They will also identify, name and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Art/DT overview:

This half term, the children will be creating a self-portrait, as well as portraits of others.  The children will be developing their drawing and painting skills and learning about the work of a range of artists, including Van Gogh and Picasso.  


Humanities overview:

Humanities this half term will have a geography focus. During their geography lessons, the children will be using globes, atlases, maps and digital mapping to name and locate the world continents and oceans, as well as the counties and cities of the UK. To develop accuracy when describing locations, the children will be using the simple points of the compass. The children will also spend time identifying the human and physical characteristics of our local area.

Computing overview:

Throughout the term, the children will be learning about online safety and how they can keep safe online. The children will recognise and discuss different scenarios, showing both acceptable and unacceptable online behaviours, to help develop their knowledge and awareness of how to keep safe online.

French overview:

This half term, the children will begin by learning about France. They will learn different ways of travelling there, as well as learning different greetings, how to introduce themselves, say how they feel and name colours.

Music overview:

This half term in music, the children will explore ways of using their voices expressively. They will be developing skills of singing while performing actions, and create an expressive story. As well, we will focus on developing a sense of steady beat through using movement, body percussion and instruments.

PE overview:

PE lessons this half term have a games focus. During these lessons, the children will be developing their throwing and catching skills using a variety of equipment.

PSHE overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about new beginnings. During PSHE lessons, the children will be looking and understanding more about personal goals and challenges whilst spending time investigating emotions and responsibilities.

RE overview:

This half term, the children will be finding out about the religious beliefs of their peers and understand how to respect the beliefs of others.  


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