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Have a Wonderful Summer Holiday😀

Email your fantastic learning to:

canada@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

 

 

 

Friday 17th July 2020

Good morning Canada Class,

This is the final message of the school year. Although our time together was cut short, I’m glad that we got to spend the early part of the school year getting to know one another and having the opportunity to teach you wonderful beings. You have been absolutely fantastic these past months, working hard with your home learning, and getting used to the changes within your lives.

It has shown just how resilient you all are. Although we do not get the chance to say goodbye to each other in person, we will meet once more in September.

 

Keep being fabulous and enjoy your summer break.

Mrs Semanshia and Mrs Fulling😎😀

 

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good morning everyone,

One more sleep until the end of term. You have all been fabulous! Keep the routine and take pride in all that you have been able to achieve during this time.

Have a fabulous day!

Mrs Semanshia😀

 

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Good morning all,

Canada class we are nearly there. How are you all doing? Just a few more days of work then you get to have a whole 6 weeks off. You have enough work in your packs to see you through this week as well as online activities. 

Katelyn, you’ve been a star and well done on the great arithmetic skills you have shown. Pop over to the gallery to have a look.

 

Have a great Wednesday.

Mrs Semanshia😀

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning everyone,

Another new day to celebrate you and all your success over the last few months. You have been brilliant and are still working so hard. Head over to the class gallery to see what Harry has been up to. Your adults would have received a message about your final packs and reports for the end of term. If they haven’t been collected they have until the end of the week. Your old Year 3 books are also in the Foxes Den to be taken home too.

Have a lovely Tuesday😀

Mrs Semanshia 

 

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning everyone,

 

It’s the last week of term. How quickly has Term 6 gone? You have been so impressive with your attitude to learning and behaviour. What will bring you success this week? Email me all the great work and activities you have been up to so that I can continue to share this with the rest of the class.

 

Keep up the fantastic work and have a beautiful start to the week.

Mrs Semanshia 😀

 

 

Friday 10th July 2020

Happy Friday everyone,

How did I you spend your day? Did you try anything new or exciting? Well, Leon had a great time completing a sports day at home. Head over to the gallery to see the different sports activities he took part in. Keep sending me your hard work.

Have a lovely weekend😀

Mrs Semanshia

 

 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good morning all,

Hope that you are all well.  Make sure that you continue to work through your packs and email me your great learning.

New ones will be coming out to you next week. If you haven’t been onto Miss Sexton’s page, please do. You will find out a little bit more of what will be in the packs.

Keep being you and have a great day.

Mrs Semanshia😀

 

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

How are you all doing today? I hope that you are well and still working hard. A thank you to Katelyn for my lovely gift. I am yet to give Mrs Fulling hers, so when I do I will let you know. To Harry’s mum, thank you for thinking of me, I am well and looking forward to seeing all the children back in September.

Hop over to the class gallery to see what your friends have been up to.

Have a wicked Wednesday and catch up with you tomorrow.

 

Mrs Semanshia

 

 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good morning all,

How was your Monday? I hope that your day was full of exciting activities. Another Canada classmate has joined the Keyworker bubble today. It was lovely to see Max, who has been working hard at home and Nate was in too, it was good seeing them both.

Keep working through your packs, sending in your work via email and have a wonderful Tuesday.

 

Mrs Semanshia 

 

 

 

Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning everyone,

How are you all doing? It’s two weeks until the end of the school term. Hasn’t this all gone so fast. You have been remarkable in the way you have continued to work through your home learning packs, online tasks and now the online library. Well done to you all.

Fantastic reading from Ethan, Hassan, Leon, Nate, Katelyn, Micaela, Lanre and Ruby. You are doing really well racking up some serious minutes of reading. It’s good to see. It will be great to see a few more of you online reading too.

Keep working through your packs and I look forward to seeing what this new week brings.

 

Have a great Monday.

Mrs Semanshia

 

Friday 3rd July 2020

Happy Friday everyone,

Another week has come to an end. I hope that you have all been able to celebrate the great work that you have been doing. It’s brilliant to see so many of you still accessing online resources and working brought your home learning pack. Well done to Hassan for getting on board with MyON and taking a quiz. Let’s see if more of you can get on, read, quiz and hit your targets before the end of the term.

Leon, your written piece about the butterflies was beautifully written, i loved your used of adjectives to describe the process if their transformation. Well done. Head over to the class gallery to read Leon’s write up and see the wonderful photographs taken upon their release. 

 

Keep working hard and enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Semanshia

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning everyone,

 

How are you doing today? Micaela’ should mum sent me an email to let me know that it is Micaela’s birthday today, so if we can give her MASSIVE birthday cheer from our homes, I’m sure she will appreciate it. Have a beautiful day and enjoy your cake and presents.

Work continues to be sent in and the quality is amazing. Be proud of what you are doing and keep it up. Just a few more weeks to go.

It’s great to see those of you logged on to AR and are absolutely working your way through the online materials and quizzes.

All your hard work is being recognised. What will today bring? Send me an email and share what you have been up to.

 

Have a good day.

Mrs Semanshia

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

 

Good morning all,

 

Welcome to the 1st of the month. How strange it has all been, but you have all worked so guard to ensure that you are doing some learning each day. So even with the end of term near, do keep this up! How have you found the new online reading resources? Email me what you think about it all.

Head over to the class gallery to see the exciting learning your friends have been up to and don’t forget you can send me pictures of whatever you have been doing. 

Activities have been set up online and I continue to respond to the work you are doing on Purple Mash. Keep at it!

 

Have a good day.
Mrs Semanshia 

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,
I hope that you are all well and have been working hard. I can see that many of you have been accessing the online reading resources and are taking quizzes to meet your targets. Well done to Ruby, Lanre, Leon, and Katelyn who are well under way with this.

 

Thank you to Katelyn, Leon and Harry who have sent me work today. Hop over to the gallery page to see what they have been up to.

How lovely to see that your caterpillars have transformed Leon. Have you given them names? When do you plan on releasing them?

 

Duolingo, Purple Mash, and SPAG.com have been updated, so have a look at the new challenges that have been set.

 

Keep being amazing!

Mrs Semanshia 

 

 

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

 

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Can you believe that we are heading towards the end of term? How quickly has Term 6 gone? Although we have not been together physically, I know that with your families you have been safe and working extremely proud, so that is something to celebrate!

 

This week, you will see that there are additional activities updated on Purple Mash, TTR and SPAG,com. I will also be having a look on AR to see how you are all getting on accessing the 1000s of reading materials online.

Continue to work through your learning pack and  access online activities if you are able to do so.

What are you going to share with me, so that I can share with the rest of the class? Have a think and I look forward to receiving your emails.

 

BBC learning-see website section below for the links.

Maths: Interpret charts

English: Using suffixes

History: Why was farming so important to the ancient Mayas?

 

Have a beautiful Monday.

Mrs Semanshia 

 

 

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning all,

 

I hope today finds you all well and that you kept yourself safe and hydrated. Another week has ended. What have you achieved that you have been proud of? Send in your successes to the class page, so that i can share with the rest of your friends..

Leonhow great to see that your caterpillars are at their new phase. I look forward to seeing their final transformation. Have you been keeping a  written log of their journey?

 

I’ll be keeping an eye out on AR/MyON to see how you are all getting on with the new reading material and quizzes. Let’s see who can hit their target by the end of term. I know you can do it!

 

Continue to work through your packs, challenge yourself on TTR, create some beats on Purple Mash and enjoy your Friday.

 

Have a great weekend.😀😀

Mrs Semanshia 

 

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

 

How are you all doing today? Have you seen the fantastic news? You can now complete AR quizzes using the amazing range of online material for MyON. Watch Miss Hart’s short clip and get yourself reading and quizzing. I will be checking to see how many of you have started and are ready to start hitting some targets.

 

Well done to Harry who managed to get some work done, before heading out to enjoy the sun! What else did you all get up to? Do send me pictures and messages of what you are doing.

 

You should be steadily working your way through your home learning packs and tackling some of the online activities that have been set.

 

Maths-Solving money problems

English-Creating characters

Design and Technology- Anthropometrics and ergonomics 

 

Have another beautiful day and keep safe in the sun! 😀

Mrs Semanshia

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning all,

 

How are you all doing this fine morning? What did you get up yesterday? Head over to the gallery and see what your friends have been up to.

Yesterday saw Nate represent Canada class in a mini sports day led by James. Nate raced, played team games and enjoyed playing with the other children in the keyworker group. I can guarantee that he slept well last night after all that fun in the sun.  Well done Nate!

With the weather being very warm this week, make sure that whenever you are out you keep safe in the sun.

Continue to work through your packs,  complete some online learning, do some reading, and have some fun in the afternoon.

 

I look forward to seeing all the great fun you had today.

Take care,

Mrs Semanshia 😀

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good morning all, 

 

The sun was out and how glorious it was. I hope that you were able to get outside for some fresh air and stretch you legs. What do you have planned for today? Some reading? Drawing? Maths? Remember to keep your brain active by tackling some of the tasks set. I have uploaded some Science, Maths and Computing activities for you to complete on Purple Mash too.

Access the BBC link to have a go at these online activities.

 

English-Enjoying reading
 

Maths-compare and order amounts of money
 

Geography-Rivers
 

Great learning taking place from all of you.

 

Awesome as always!

Mrs Semanshia

 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020,

 

Good morning all.

How are you all doing? I hope that you had a beautiful weekend and are ready for the wonderful week ahead. I am in AWE of the great attitude to learning that you are showing. You have all been shining ambassadors for Westcourt. Not long to go, so do keep it up. 

New packs have been created, so there is a selection of Creative, Science, Art as well as English, Maths Spag and Guided Reading tasks for you to complete.

Updated online tasks will be available too. 

 

Have a beautiful Monday.

Mrs Semanshia

 


Friday 19th June 2020


Good morning everyone,

 

It’s Friday!🕺🕺🕺What a brilliant week you have all had. The work you are doing is great. 

 

A great selection of Maths, and SPAG and online tasks completed by you. Continue to keep it up. 

NB to parents: Look out for a text message to inform you when to collect the new pack for the next three weeks.

 

Online learning tasks:

English: Book club

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqpx8hv

 

Maths: Friday challenge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9ywr2p

 

Computing: What are viruses and malware?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsj6wnb

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Semanshia 😀😀

 

Thursday 18th June  2020

 

Good morning everyone,

I hope that you are all well and working your way through the last parts of your home learning packs. The work keeps coming in, so thank you for being so driven. Thank you to Katelyn and Harry for your emails in. You continue to show just how great you are and how you have adapted to the changes.

 

Yesterday evening, I went back to a socially distanced rugby training session and it was a shock to my system yet fun at the same time. That being said, if you are able to get out on your bikes, scooters, skates or using your feet, make sure you really get the body moving, and break a little sweat. You’ll feel great after, I promise! 

Work is still available for you on Duolingo, SPAG.com, PurpleMash and TTR. If you have completed these and still want something additional, try out these online.


English-Rhyming in poetry

 

Maths-Rounding decimals

 

Design and Technology-Structures 
 

I look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Keep smiling😀
Mrs Semanshia

 

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020
 
Good morning all, 

 

Happy Wednesday! It hard to believe that we are already half way through Term 6 and this week. It’s been great to continue to keep receiving work from you. Do keep this up. I am glad to see that you are working on areas that are of interest to you, so do enjoy this time exploring these.
The Home Learning Gallery is updated, so have a look and see what your classmates have been up to this week.

 

I have found some additional links that you can access for creative learning. For those budding dancers in Canada class, check out Hip Hop Dance 1.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nigq_1UpfBU 

 

For you Historians, take a trip to the British Museum and explore the different exhibitions.
https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-the-british-museum-from-home/

 

For our Scientist, check out these fun and easy experiments.
https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental 
 
Purple Mash tasks are still available to complete as well as TT Rockstars, Duolingo and SPAG.com. For other online learning, see the BBC links to access today’s learning.

English-Learning a poem off by heart

 

Maths-Ordering decimals
 
Science-Digestive system and teeth

 

Missing you all, have a good day.
Mrs Semanshia 😊

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

What a glorious day we had yesterday. I hope that you were able to get outside for some fresh air and stretch you legs. Thank you to Leon for sending in pictures of his caterpillars, who have grown ever so quickly. Head over to the gallery to see them when Leon got them and what they look like now.

 

What do you have planned for today? Some reading? Drawing? Maths? Remember to keep your brain active by tackling some of the tasks set. I have uploaded some Science, Maths and Computing activities for you to complete on Purple Mash too.

 

Maybe you can listen to this story together as a family. David Walliams’ ‘Awful Auntie’ Chapters 1 &2

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

These links direct you to some other online learning you can do as well.

 

English-Sound words

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvyxbk

 

Maths-Comparing two decimals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z86x8hv

 

Geography-Volcanoes 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxwjr2p

 

 

Keep smiling 😁😁😁

Mrs Semanshia

 

Monday 15th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

I hope that you all had a good weekend.  What did you get up to in the beautiful sunshine we had?

well done to all of you on another successful week of home learning, you continue to show just how well you have adapted to being at home. Do keep this up!

 

Another week of learning begins, and it’s back to routine.
For those of you still working through your packs- keep it up. For those of you who have finished, there has been some new activities uploaded onto Purple Mash, Duolingo and SPAG.com.

 

If you fancy something a little different , check out the links below.

Maths-writing decimals
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3d83j6

 

English-Exploring poetry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z97n2v4


History-Did the Romans conquer Scotland?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zc99ydm

 

Have a beautiful start to the week,

Mrs Semanshia😀

 

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Good morning everyone,

 

It’s Friday! Where has the week gone? What exciting activities have you been up to? What will you do over the weekend, that you can email about and can share with the rest of the class?

 

What ever you choose to do, have fun! Keep working through your home learning packs, keep practising your times tables and keep up with your reading.

Today’s BBC learning is as follows:

Maths- Handling data

English- Book Club

Art and Design- Exciting paintings

 

Have a great Friday and fantastic weekend.

Stay safe, Mrs Semanshia😀☀️

 

Thursday 11th June 2020

 

Good morning all,

How lovely it was to speak to some of your parents yesterday morning. They comment on how well you continue to work through your home learning packs and still maintain a routine at home. Keep this up. It was also nice to hear about all of the other creative  activities you have been doing. Yesterday, Mr Trodd took the children in the Keyworker group at school, through an amazing music session. Fun was had by all, including Nate and myself.

 

Keep working hard and sending in the brilliant  learning you are all doing.

Today’s online learning from the BBC is in the links below.

Maths-Divide 1 digit and 2 digit numbers by 100

English-Exploring synonyms and antonyms

 

Keep being great!

Mrs Semanshia 

 

Wednesday 10th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

How are you all doing today? Many thanks to those of you who have emailed me to find out how I am doing. I am well thank you. I went into school yesterday and saw Nate and Jake who are both well too. They were excited to see each other and spend some time together. 

 

You continue to do well with the home learning packs and I continue to receive daily emails from you, showing off your great learning.

 

Additional tasks have been set on PurpleMash and SPAG.com, so log on and have a go at these.

Today’s online learning from the BBC can be accessed from the link below.

Maths-Problem solving using hundredths

English-Using a thesaurus 

Science-Renewable and non-renewable energy

 

Keep up the good work, get some fresh air and catch up with you tomorrow.

 

Mrs Semanshia 

 

Tuesday 9th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 4,

What great learning did you all get up to yesterday? Can you identify one new skill you have developed during your home learning? What books have you been reading recently? How about writing a short book review and recommendations, and share this with your class mates. Email me at the above address so that I can share it.

 

You should be well under way with your home learning packs, so do continue to keep this up.

Today’s online learning is from the BBC daily lessons-the link is below for you to access. Don’t forget PurpleMash, Duolingo and SPAG.com too.

Maths-Dividing numbers by 10

English-Using a dictionary

Geography-Biomes

 

Keep smiling

Mrs Semanshia

 

Monday 8th June 2020

 

Good morning all,

 

How are you all doing? What did you all get up to over the weekend? Don’t forget to email me at the above address, to let me know all the fabulous activities you have been up to.

You should be well under way with work from the home learning packs, so I look forward to seeing what you have immersed yourselves in. Keep up the positive attitude and momentum. You’ve all got this!

Today’s online learning takes you through some areas that you have learned this year, so give it a try.

 

Maths-Tenths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvyrkxs

English-inverted commas

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbvd7sg

History-How and why did the Romans invade Britain?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk

 

Fancy taking a trip to a museum? Tate gallery in London has a host of creative activities you can do. Have a look and see where this journey will take you.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

 

Keep up the great work!

Mrs Semanshia

 

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

Where has the week gone? Time is going by so quickly but I hope that you have been enjoying the quality time at home with your family. Excellent work is still being emailed in, so a MASSIVE thank you for your continued hard work.

 

Home Learning-Remember to ensure that you continue to answer comprehension questions in a full sentence. Read through your work and check for the use of correct spelling, capital letters and punctuation, these skills are still very important as is the presentation of your work (Unlike me who didn’t proof read yesterday’s message🤭).

 

Today’s online learning:

Maths-Friday challenge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z966dp3 

 

English-Inference detectives

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf7qmfr

 

Design and Technology-Mechanical systems

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znrmt39

 

Enjoy your  Friday and weekend😀

Mrs Semanshia

 

 

Thursday 4th June 2020

 

Good morning all,

 

How did you spend your day? How many of you are still working out with Joe Wicks? Yesterday, i received my daily emails form Harry and Katelyn showcasing the excellent learning that they are continuing to do. Even though I am =not getting emails from all of you, i trust that you are keeping up the momentum with the work that is is your packs or online.

 

Keep working hard to make sure that your brain remains active.

 

Today’s online line learning continues to revise areas we have covered this year.

Maths-Problem solving with fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjtg47h

 

English-Revising apostrophes for possession

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znyf382

 

French-Clothes and food

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7vrqt

 

Have a beautiful day😀

Mrs Semanshia 

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

 

Good morning everyone,

 

How are you all doing? Another fabulous day of sunshine, which i hope you have all been able to enjoy. Hopefully, your adults have been able to collect your new packs and you have been able to begin working your way through some of the activities provided. You will see that i have put the ‘My Covid-19 Time Capsule’ booklet in there. It will be a great way to record all the different experiences you have had during this period.

Each day is a new day, so what will you do today to improve your learning. Read a chapter from your book? Write your own book? Create a picture making links to what you have been learning across the different subject areas? Whatever you choose, enjoy doing it. 😀

 

I have set a range of activities on PurpleMash, SPAG.com and Duolingo. It will be great to see some more children logging in and taking part. Well done to those of you who do this regularly. I have even sent you some messages to see if you can beat your scores!

 

Check out today’s online activities too.

Maths-Finding a fraction of an amount

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-and-p5-lessons/1

 

English-Revising apostrophes for contraction

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hxhbk

 

Science-Food chains

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnny9q

 

Keep smiling😀😀

Mrs Semanshia 

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

 

Good morning all,

 

Thank you to those of you who have been in contact with me and have asked me how i am. I am doing very well thank you. I am looking forward to seeing you all, when it is our time to return to school. How did you spend your day? What did you do to challenge yourself? Well, children in Canada class continue to impress me with their love for learning and creating new experiences. Head over to our class gallery to see some of the great learning that has taken place over the half term and yesterday.

Harry-such a wonderful explanation of what you observed during your experiment.

Nate-Loving the shield you made for your creative home learning. What do they colours represent?

Leon-how creative of you putting together your Anglo-Saxon house-well done. What materials did you use?

Katelyn-fantastic maths work today. Keep it up!

 

A text message has been sent for parents to collect work from the Foxes Den-open from 9.30am-2.30pm tomorrow.

Keep working hard and keep doing yourselves and families proud!!

 

Todays online learning:

Maths-subtracting fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdx3rj6 

 

English-using brackets

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkfvgwx

 

Geography-weather and climate

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbwckmn

 

Have a wonderful day😀

 

Mrs Semanshia

 

 

Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning everyone,

 

Welcome back to Term 6. I hope that you all had a lovely half term and were able to enjoy the weather with your loved ones. I look forward to hearing and seeing all the wonderful activities you got up to.

 

What a beautiful start to the day and month. When the sun shines, it brings so much joy into whatever we do. Today is the start of a new term and the return to routine with regards to learning. New packs have been created and a message will be sent out to parents this week for them to be collected. 

 

Today’s online learning in Maths and English covers knowledge learned during the year, so use this as an opportunity to revise and show of your skills.

 

Maths-Adding fractions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmhr92p

 

English-suffixes-ous and -sion 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr8kwty

 

History-what was it like to live in the Iron Age?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrv4dty 

 

New tasks will be available on Purple Mash, SPAG.com and Duolingo.

 

Make today count 😀

Mrs Semanshia

Useful websites:

Weekly Challenges

Term 1 Creative Homework

We had some lovely homework to share from our creative home learning in Term 1!

 

Caterpillar growth over the weekend

Useful web links:

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