🎁 It’s Christmas Jumper Day! 🎄 AND 🍽 It’s Christmas Dinner Day! 🍴


❓Which classes will receive the certificates today❓ 🏆There are certificates for the classes in KS1, LKS2 & UKS2 with the fastest speed, beat average score & most users!!🏆 🌟There are also certificates for 3 children who have the fast speed in their phase!!🌟


On Monday, we all had a special treat! It was the pantomime! We loved getting in to the festive spirit and joining in with Dick Whittington!!


On Monday evening the Harris Kenley Elf made her way to Year 5! This time it looks like she may have brought a friend with her! 🎅🏼#ChristmasFun


The Harris Kenley Christmas Elf is back...On Thursday evening she created a real mess in Year 6!!


🎄CHRISTMAS FAIR🎄 📆TODAY 🕞 3:30 🏢School Hall 🎅🏼Santa will be in the academy all day for those who have pre-booked to see him!🎅🏼


🎅🏼Get’s now only 4️⃣ days away!! 🎅🏼


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What a year for books it's been. Here's 36 for primary that have been amazing.


🎅🏼Children who are booked in to see Santa in the academy day will be collected and taken to see Santa by his elves🎅🏼


🎅🏼Only 5 days until Santa visits the Academy🎅🏼 ‼️Don’t forget to book your child’s place for a visit within the academy day‼️ 🎅🏼Santa will also be at the fair, so those not at the academy can tell him what’s on their Christmas lists too🎅🏼


Our wonderful PTA are very busy preparing for our Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December from 3:30. We’re looking to seeing many of you there


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Santa is coming on the 1st December🎅🏻 Booking now open! If your child would like to visit Santa during the Academy day please pre book your space via parent pay. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa at the fair but we advise to pre book to advoid disappointment.


You have now had your logins for a week now - we hope you are enjoying learning and practising your times tables in a fun and engaging way!!


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A big variety of results in this article but are very proud of all the schools we supply uniform for! Special mention for & who scored exceptionally high! Well done to everyone....


The PTA would welcome any chocolate donations for the chocolate tombola at the fair. Collections in the playground day before and after school this week.


Santa is coming on the 1st December🎅🏻 Booking now open! If your child would like to visit Santa during the Academy day please pre book your space via parent pay. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa at the fair but we advise to pre book to advoid disappointment.


We are very excited to now be using at HPAK!! A letter has been sent home regarding this & you can find your child's log-in in their Reading Record. We look forward to sharing the leader boards with the children during celebration assembly.


KS2 had a wonderful morning watching The Smart Brothers Road Safety Show!


The Hedgehog Nursery have been finding out about Remembrance Day. We talked about wearing a poppy to remember the Soldiers. The children then made their own poppy.

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Year 2 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Class Teachers: Miss Ackerley, Miss McCombe and Miss Nicholson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ellis

PE day: Tuesday

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 activity.

Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 10 – 15 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record books 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 happening at home.

Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Year 1 spelling lists and practise the Year 2 spelling list words. In the Spring term, the Children should also be learning the personal spellings sent home each week in their Spelling Log.

Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their times tables (2x, 3x, 5x and 10x), as well as revising telling the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 5 minutes.

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 instructions, recounts (diary entries) non-chronological information texts and poems. Grammar and spelling will be a focus throughout all lessons. Each week a new sound will be focused upon daily through Read Write Inc. and the children will have the opportunity to investigate this sound throughout the week. Guided Reading will be taught to develop prediction and inference skills. Children will be given the opportunity to practise supporting their predictions and inferences with evidence from the text. 

Maths overview:

This half term, the children will learn about place value, addition, subtraction, length, problem-solving and shape. Additionally, arithmetic skills including number bonds, times tables and rounding will be covered and the children will have the opportunity to apply these skills within a context.

Science overview:

This half term, the children will learning about materials. During this topic, the children will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard. They will be encouraged to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways. We will observe closely, using simple equipment. Our practical lessons will investigate why the houses burnt down so quickly during the Great Fire of London, what houses are made out of today, which materials will burn/ not burn and which materials are most suitable to create a house on a small scale. To develop their scientific enquiry, the children will report on findings from enquiries, using both oral and written explanations.

Art/DT overview:

This half term, the children will be following instructions to make bread and creating their own functional, appealing packaging using a range of materials. We will be reviewing current products and evaluating our own against a design criteria. They will have opportunities to draw, paint, sculpt and share their ideas. Across ART/DT, they will develop a wide range of techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Humanities overview:

Humanities this half term will have a History focus with The Great Fire of London but the children will also be exposed to the Geography of London when we make comparisons between London then and now. We will focus on the lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements (e.g. Samuel Pepys/ Sir Christopher Wren). The children will identify when and why the Great Fire of London started, sequence the Great Fire of London using a time line and use diary extracts to gather information.

Computing overview:

Throughout the term, the children will be learning about online safety and how they can keep safe online. They will be taught to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. They will use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of a simple program, follow and give instructions using directional language and mark a position on a grid.

French overview:

This half term in French, the children will begin by learning how to greet each other and introduce themselves.  Following this the children will learn to name and identify numbers to 12 as well as giving and answering classroom instructions.

Music overview:

This half term in music, the children will be using their voices to speak expressively. They will create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music through playing tuned and untuned instruments musically, whilst describing sound in words and matching different sounds with instruments.

PE overview:

PE lessons this half term have a games focus. During these lessons, the children will be developing flexibility, strength, technique, and control when throwing and catching. They will apply these skills in game situations when we learn how to stop opponents and score points.

PSHE overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about rules and routines, the importance of collaboration, how to take care of others and fire safety. During PSHE lessons, the children will recognise what to do if there is a fire, know who to call and discuss how to prevent a fire.

RE overview:

This half term, we will focus on the religion of Hinduism. The children will be learning and exploring Hindu’s beliefs, how and where Hindus worship and learning about some Hindu celebrations and stories.