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End of term video

Friday 17th July

 

Good morning Kenya Class.

 

I cannot believe this is our last Fri-Yay of the year and how long it has been since I have seen most of you.

I want you to know how proud I am of each and every one of you. I am proud of how hard you have worked through these very strange few months. This doesn’t just mean your school work. I have seen pictures of you helping at home, washing, cleaning, gardening, tidying up and helping to look after your little brothers and sisters. These pictures make me as proud as you doing school work, knowing that you are being so supportive, kind and caring to other people has made me smile a lot. 

I know that your parents and families have been proud of all your hard work as well.

 

However, I also want to celebrate your amazing successes from when we were in the classroom together this year! You have changed and learnt so much from when you first came into me back in September, from Year R.

  • Some of you have grown in confidence with coming into school, sharing your ideas in class and working in groups with your friends.
  • Some of you have learnt to read, which has led to amazing AR scores and having lots of fun with books.
  • Some of you have improved your handwriting so your letters are formed properly so all of your lovely ideas can be read clearly.
  • Some of you have put so much effort into PE that you are now faster, have better balance and can catch better than you could a year ago. Plus, you are ALL amazing dancers now thanks to our GoNoodle wake up dances!
  • Some of you can now write your numbers correctly, add numbers together, subtract numbers, solve problems and recognise shapes.
  • Some of you have learnt how to look after others, how to cheer a friend up if they’re feeling sad, how to help other people and to make someone else smile.
  • Some of you have learnt you love a subject you didn’t even know about a year ago! It may be History, Geography, Science, Music, RE!

 

Every single one of you though came into the classroom and brought the best of you that you could. We worked together to overcome difficulties, support each other and learn together. Since we have been apart we have still been learning together and you have continued to be the best you can be and trying hard with everything.

 

Some days have been tricky, some days have seemed long, some days you may even have felt a little sad, but you have always bounced back to being the amazing, happy and caring children I am proud to have had in Kenya Class. 

 

You should always know that no matter what it is that you dream of being when you grow up, the past few months have shown me (and I hope yourselves) that you are resilient and adaptable which means you can achieve anything!

 

So, no matter what you get up to in the Summer I want you to remember 3 important things:

  • I am more proud of you than you can ever imagine 
  • You are an amazing person
  • You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to.

 

Have a wonderful Summer break and I am so happy that I get to spend one last day with you in Kenya class on the first day back in September.

Take care, have fun, be good and try to make someone smile every day!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support and hard work over the past few months. With 2 primary aged children myself I know how difficult it has been to home school and carry on with working yourself or even just doing the washing or cooking a meal. Those of you with babies/toddlers too...hats off to you! 

 

Thank you so much for encouraging and supporting your children in their learning and this will make their transition to Year 2 even smoother and easier for them. Have a wonderful summer, a well earned break and I will see you back in school in September.

 

Mrs Atkinson 

Thursday 16th July 

 

Good morning Kenya class! I hope you are all happy and well.

 

Freddie - thank you for the beautiful email from you and your Mum and Dad, I loved the video and the message really made my day, week even! 

Mya - well done for getting the correct answer with your English and working out which pirate it is! 

 

So today I am just going to ask you to draw a picture of yourself. If i get enough of these sent in I will make a ‘class photo’ of the pictures and put it up here for you all! If you draw a picture please put your name on it and then email it to me ☺️

 

I am going to put a story up for you to listen to as well. I will see you back here tomorrow for Fri-Yay πŸ₯³ Also, Miss Sexton is going to have something very exciting on her page tomorrow too so keep an eye out for it! 

I miss you all very much.

 

Have a lovely day. 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

The Way Back Home

Wednesday 15th July.

 

Hope you are all well and being good πŸ™ƒ

 

Today I want you to have a go at playing the number bonds game we play in class sometimes - Hit the button

Here is the link:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Also, have a go at this GoNoodle dance! 

 

 

Frozen 2: Make Your Move | GoNoodle

Have a great day today!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Hi Kenya Class,

 

I have something extra I’d like you to do for me please! As we are not all together for the end of Year 1, I would like you to complete this sheet for me. You don’t have to print this out, you can draw your answers on paper and just write the titles for me so I know which one is which. It would just be nice to finish off Year 1 with some of your memories from a very strange year! 

Here are some reminders of some of the learning we did before lockdown:

  • Man on the Moon book - Neil Armstrong, rockets, trip to the Moon
  • Where the wild things are book
  • Antarctica - Robert Scott, penguins, baby penguin art work 
  • Savannah - animals, Africa, weather
  • Food - healthy eating 
  • Materials 
  • Growing plants
  • Go Noodle
  • PE

 

We did so much more but hopefully this will help to remind you of things. 

 

When you complete your memories of Year 1 please take a photograph and send it to me, I will put up a gallery of memories so we can all see each other’s memories.

 

πŸ™‚πŸ₯°

 

 

Tuesday 14th July

 

Happy Tuesday Kenya class! 

You should have all received your last packs yesterday which included your reports and details of your new teacher and which class you were going to be in. 

 

I hope you enjoyed the story of little rabbit Foo Foo. Today I would like you to draw me a picture of what you think a goonie should look like. I know they show you a picture at the end of the story but what did you think the goonie would look like?

 

I feel like it is a dancing morning this morning so why not have a go at dancing to this! 

 

 

Footloose - NTV | GoNoodle

Have a lovely day today. 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 13th July

 

Good morning. I hope you all had a lovely weekend, the sunshine is back again! 

 

To end our year together I’d like to share with you one of my favourite stories! 

 

The story is called Little Rabbit Foo Foo.

Little Rabbit Foo Foo (STORY BOOK)

I have some questions for you now you have watched it:

 

  • How many chances did Little rabbit Foo Foo have?
  • How many worms does Little Rabbit Foo Foo catch?
  • What changes about him after he’s turned into a Goonie?
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Why?

 

I hope you enjoy the book πŸ˜€

 

Have a lovely day, missing you all.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Friday 10th July

 

Welcome to Fri-Yay! πŸ₯³

 

I hope you have had a lovely week, some of the pictures I have been sent show that some of you have been very creative!

 

As it is Friyay I have a scavenger hunt for you to complete. There is quite a lot on the list so it doesn’t have to be done all in one day. See how much of it you can complete. Have fun!

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend and you will receive new work packs next week with your report and a couple of other bits and pieces too.

Speak to you Monday ☺️

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Thursday 9th July

 

Good morning! Thank you to Harriet and Georgia for sending me your caterpillars.  

 

During the story of the Hungry Caterpillar you see the life cycle of a caterpillar and how they turn into butterflies. 

 

Can you draw a life cycle of the butterfly? Here are some examples to help you out.

I look forward to seeing your life cycles. 

 

Have a lovely day.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Meet Fluffy! Such a cute little kitten! 😻

Wednesday 8th July

 

Good morning. Thank you to those children who have completed the word racers game. I was very impressed. If you haven’t had a go yet, see how many words you can make!

 

Today we are going to look at the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. It is one of my favourite stories and I know lots of you enjoyed reading the pop up book of it we have in class. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

When you have finished watching this I would like you to create a caterpillar! You are going to have to use your imagination to do this, let’s see how many amazing caterpillars we can get!

 

Here are some ideas of how you could create a caterpillar! Have fun!

 

 

I cannot wait to see the caterpillars you create.

 

Have a lovely day

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Tuesday 7th July 

 

Good Morning!

First of all I want to say a big well done to:

 

Phoebe πŸ₯³

Tobi 🀩

Georgia πŸ₯³

Harriet 🀩

 

You have all met your AR target for term 6. Well done. If you have forgotten your AR login or not been given one yet, it will be coming out with your packs next week. 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video of how Lego is made. I found it fascinating, I particularly liked the part where they were stamping the faces on the cats and the people!

 

I have another video for you today this one is linked to our Science on materials too, but also a to our topic on the seaside. It is all about how glass is made. See if you can notice the link between glass and our topic on the seaside!

 

 

 

 

How is glass made? | Chemistry - Curious Cat

For English I have a challenge to do with making words! See how many you can make πŸ™‚

 

 

Have a lovely day, keep smiling and being your lovely little selves, see how many people you can make smile today! πŸ™ƒ

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 6th July 

 

Good Morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Can you believe you only have 2 weeks of Year 1 left? 

 

First of all Mr Tooher was very pleased to receive an email from Harriet and Georgia who had been trying to make the origami boats set for Year 3. Mr Tooher has said he is going to have a go at trying to make a kite. If he manages this I will put a picture up on here! πŸ™ƒπŸͺ

 

Today I have a Maths challenge for you! 

I have a really interesting video for you to watch too, it is all about how Lego is made! It links to our Science topic we did in Term 4 on Materials.  Enjoy!

 

How is LEGO made? | Maddie Moate

You will still have work in your packs to complete as well. You will get new packs coming out to you next week to take you up to the Summer holidays.

 

Have a great day

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

I love this! Such a lovely message! I miss you all too! πŸ₯°

Friday 3rd July

 

Happy Fri-yay! To celebrate it being Fri-yay we are going to start with a dance! 

 

 

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Today we are going to be creative. I would like you to draw a beautiful seashell you might find on a beach. Think carefully about how to draw a shell, the shape and the colours. You can make it as beautiful as you like. Here is a picture of some shells and a video teaching you how to draw a shell! Experiment with different shells and have fun! 

 

 

How to draw a Sea Shell Real Easy - for kids and beginners

I am so impressed by all of your vegetable and plant growing! Phoebe, your vegetables are amazing, how brilliant is it to be a let to grow your own food to eat! Mya, you are doing a great job too with growing your own fruit and vegetables. I have been so pleased to see the pictures of how your beans are growing too. Don’t forget to measure them if you can!

 

Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back here Monday for another week of learning πŸ™‚

Miss you all.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Thursday 2nd July 

 

Good morning. I can see that lots of your beans have started growing! This is very exciting!

 

I’d like you to draw a picture of your bean today and label what you can see, for example, leaves, roots, stem etc. We will draw a picture of your bean plant every week like a bean diary so you can see how much it grows! If you want to you could even measure how tall it is and then you will have a diary of how tall it gets! 

 

Here is a yoga session for you to do today as well ☺️

Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Have a lovely day today. Don’t forget to keep doing AR quizzes on books, however, make sure you are doing a mixture of listening to stories and reading them. Listening to stories is lovely but to practise your reading you need to be reading them as well πŸ™ƒ

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Wednesday 1st July

 

Wow, I cannot believe it is July already! We last saw each other in March, it has been such a long time. You are all making me so proud though!

 

Today I have got a little video for you to watch about Barnaby Bear going to the seaside. When you have watched it I’d like you to write about a trip to the beach you have been on or draw a picture of a beach you have been to.

 

 

BBC Schools: Barnaby Bear - Episode 1 'Seaside'

Have a great day today, hopefully it won’t be as wet as yesterday!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

You are all doing amazingly, I am so proud of you all!

Freddie - thank you so much for your note, it was lovely of you and so beautifully written. You are doing amazingly well, continuing with your learning even though Mum and Dad are working now again. Well done!

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good morning! It was so windy yesterday! It gave me an idea of a craft activity you could try this week. What might you fly when it is windy? Lots of people fly them on beaches at the seaside....

 

That’s right! A Kite!

 

Here’s a video by Maddy about how to make a kite. If you don’t have the things needed don’t worry. You could also make one out of paper and straws. I have put instructions up for that too.

 

CBeebies | Do You Know? | How to make a kite

If you manage to make a kite, send me a picture, or even a video of you flying it!

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 29th June

 

Good morning and welcome to a new week of learning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Can you believe you only have 3 weeks left of Year 1! I am missing seeing you all.

 

I have two activities for you today, one is English and one Maths, both linked to our topic on the seaside. 

 

English: 

And for Maths:

You have lots of work in your pack too! 

Have a great day 😊

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

Parents/Carers,

 

A few of you have contacted me regarding AR logins. I will put a slip in the new packs for next week for all children with their login details on. 

Freddie, Alex, Parneet, Ellabelle and Jazmyn, you have been put onto AR now so when you get your packs it will have a login for you to start doing quizzes ☺️

If your child is not on AR yet they will receive a login for myON so they can still access all the online books πŸ™‚

Thank you again for all of your hard work over the past few months! 

Mrs Atkinson

Looking after and riding her new pony, Denzil! 🐴🧑

Georgia has already met her AR target this term! Fantastic reading Georgia!

Georgia - I got your message about not being able do the quiz on The Snail and the Whale. I logged onto your AR and I was able to access the quiz (Don’t worry I didn’t do it!) but see if you can try again? Make sure you are using the correct AR link too. Let me know if that helps.

Friday 26th June 

 

Good morning, looks like we may get some rain today! 

 

As it is Fri-Yay I have a story for you to watch today and a familiar GoNoodle song for you! Enjoy! Don’t forget to do some work from your packs too please.

 

Also, this story is on AR so you could do a quiz on it once you’ve listened to it! 

 

 

 

 

The Snail and the Whale Bedtime Story by Julia Donaldson | The Snail and Whale Story

Snap Along with the Addams Family | GoNoodle

Have a wonderful weekend and I will speak to you on Monday πŸ™‚

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

For those parents asking about AR logins, I will send them out to all children in the next pack you get home so the children have all got them as it has been a long time since they have had to use them!

 

Thursday 25th June 

 

Morning, I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday!

 

Phoebe - thank you for your message, I am ok thank you and I miss you all as well, it is very strange to not have you all in the classroom. I hope your new rabbit is ok and he’s not feeling too hot at the moment! 

 

Harriet - I did get the pool up thank you and so far neither my dog or cat have got into it which is a relief. It looked like you had lots of fun in Georgia’s pool!

 

Mya - your bean sprouting sounds very exciting I can’t wait to see photos! I hope you enjoyed playing in the paddling pool πŸ™‚

 

Today, as it is so hot, I am going to set you a challenge.. I would like you to invent a potion! You must only use things which a grown up say it is safe to use. Some examples of things you could use are:

  • water
  • petals
  • glitter
  • oil
  • food colouring 
  • fruit
  • paint
  • squash/fizzy drink

This activity must be done with an adult! Once you have made your potion, give it a name, and send me a photo of it and tell me what the potion does! Does it make you sleep for 100 years? Make you fly? Make you invisible? Make you sing beautifully? Go wild with your imaginations!

 

I can’t wait to see your potions!

 

Have a great day, stay safe in the sun!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning, what a beautiful week of sunshine we are having! 

 

Harriet, thank you for your message, I am having a good week thank you, I am going to get the paddling pool out tomorrow for my own two girls to play in after school, the dog may get in as well! I don’t think the Cat will want to though! Have fun swimming and make sure you put sun cream on if you are going to sunbathe!

 

Mya, your bean plant looks amazing, I wonder if the one you’ve planted from me will grow as big, you could have a competition to see which grows the tallest!

 

Today you are going to watch the last ‘Magic Grandad’ clip. This one is all about the fun things you could do at the seaside 100 years ago, a lot of these are on the Pier. 

 

 

Seaside Entertainment - Magic Grandad

Think about whether there are things which we have now still at the seaside and which things are different. What would you have enjoyed doing if you had gone to the seaside 100 years ago?

 

Have a lovely day, I miss all of you and your happy smiles.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Yesterday you looked at what plants need to grow. Today you are going to look at the different parts of a plant. Have a look at this short video:

 

Parts of a plant | Primary Biology - Plants

Once you have watched this you could draw a picture of a flower and label the different parts.

Remember to include”

  • roots
  • stem
  • flower
  • leaves

If you can remember you could include what each part of the plant does too.

 

Have a great day, remember stay safe in the sunshine!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather is going to be super hot this week so make sure you wear a hat and sun cream if you are outside and drink lots of water!

 

Hopefully you have all collected your packs now, you will find a runner bean seed in the pack which you can plant and grow. I’d love to see pictures of your growing plant.

 

Can you think of things plants need to grow? See if you can write a list of what plants need. This video should help you if you’re unsure.

What do plants need to survive? | Primary Biology - Plants

Try to complete some maths learning from your packs too.

 

Have a great day 😊


Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Friday 19th June

 

As it is Fri-Yay today I have got some dancing and a story for you! We will carry on with the seaside work next week πŸ™ƒ

 

First of all have a go at dancing to this to wake yourselves up this morning! 

Move N' Groove with WONDER PARK | GoNoodle

Later on, towards the end of the day, snuggle up and listen to this story, it is one of my favourites! 🐻

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell (Animated)

Have a wonderful weekend, the sun is supposed to shine! 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Thursday 18th June

 

First of all, well done to Mya and Georgia for answering my questions about the video yesterday. A Hokey Pokey is a cuboid of ice cream on paper! Most people travelled to the seaside by train, steam trains!

 

Today we are going to look at features of the seaside. There are lots of different features around our coast. Maybe have a look at the pictures below with your grown up so they can talk to you about what things are as I am sure lots of these words will be new to you. πŸ™‚

Once you have had a look at theses different features, have a look at this picture of the seaside now and see how many of those features you can see, or maybe you can even spot some others!

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow for Fri-Yay 😁

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Wednesday 17th June

 

Morning everyone! 

Thank you for all of you who have sent me your work, especially those who completed the seaside work.

 

Freddie - I know things are changing a bit for you at home with Mum and Dad working but you are doing amazingly and I know you will be super brave and keep smiling and making your little sister smile too! Very proud of you.

Georgia - Learning about local history is so interesting isn’t it? Looks like you have learnt a lot.

Harriet - your trip to the caves looked like a lot of fun, caves are often found at the beach too, we will be doing some learning about them and how they are formed soon.

Phoebe - your sun catcher is so pretty, I bet it looks lovely in your window.

Mya - You have been working so hard completing your pack, I am proud of you!

 

Today I would like you to watch the second video about the seaside 100 years ago. This one is all about the promenade and the different things you could do there. I have two questions for you to answer once you have watched it.

 

  • What is a Hokey Pokey?
  • How did most people get to the seaside? 

 

 

The Promenade - Magic Grandad

Have a great day today.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Tuesday 16th June

 

I hope you had a lovely day today. Hopefully you had a chance to watch the video about the beach 100 years ago. Today i would like you to think about the differences between visiting the beach 100 years ago and now. You could split a piece of paper in half and lay it out like this: 

See how many differences you can find.

Tomorrow I am going to share with you a video about the promenade, what is was and the things you could do there at the seaside 100 years ago.

 

Don’t forget to keep going with your pack work too and having fun at home. Lots of you are being super helpful with brothers and sisters which is lovely to hear.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Thank you so much for this Harriet, it really made me smile! I love the cute animals on it too ☺️

Monday 15th June

 

Good Morning. I hope you all had a lovely weekend, it was back to be beautiful sunshine. We have started making a fairy garden in our garden at home, when it is finished I will share a photo of it with you. 🧚🏻‍♀️

 

This week we are going to be looking at the seaside 100 years ago. A trip to the beach was very different then. Today I would like you to watch this video clip and think about what going to the beach would have been like 100 years ago. There are 3 different video clips this week we are going to look at.

 

Write down any thing you notice that are different between the beach now and the beach then. You may want to ask a grown up to watch it with you so you can talk to them about it.

 

Tomorrow, I will share some differences with you. 

 

 

The Beach - Magic Grandad

Don’t forget to try and complete work from your packs each day too. 

 

Enjoy the sunshine but remember to put a hat and some cream on too!

 

Have a great day Kenya class.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Big news, we have another lost tooth in our class!! You’re all going to be keeping the tooth fairy very busy!

Friday 12th June

 

Happy Fri-Yay! πŸ₯³πŸ€© 

 

Well done on all of your fantastic learning this week.

Today I am setting you a Maths challenge to have a go at over the weekend and next week and I will give you some answers on Wednesday next week. Are you ready..??

 

 

Let me know what answers you come up with, maybe you could have a go at actually playing the game. You don’t have to use beanbags and buckets, you could use teabags and cups, balls and hoops, whatever you have at home!

 

I also have a story for you today, it is one we have read in class before called Kitchen Disco and it is such a funny story! Maybe you could listen to the story and draw a picture of the fruit having a disco in your kitchen! πŸ˜„

cbeebies bedtime stories - george ezra - kitchen disco

Have a great weekend and enjoy the bit of sunshine we should hopefully be getting on Saturday!

 

Mrs Atkinson 

Thursday 11th June 

 

Good morning, wasn’t it a horrible day yesterday?! Even my cat didn’t want to go outside in the rain! 

 

Lots of you have been doing so much work from your pack this week, I am so impressed with how much you have completed. Lots of you seem to enjoy working from your packs so I am going to put up a Cosmic Kids yoga activity, it is all about a tiny T-Rex, and a story for you today and the work for you to complete will be from your packs.

 

 

Tiny the T-Rex | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - If I Had a Dinosaur

Have a lovely day πŸ˜€

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Mya has been looking at how her plants have grown since she planted them, a couple of months ago!

Such a beautiful colour
Look at how much these potato plants have grown!
Great writing about your plants Mya
Beautiful

Wednesday 10th June

 

Good morning!

 

I can see that lots of you have been completing work from your packs so today I would just like you to carry on working through those and maybe try and go outside for a little bit if you can and see what differences there are in the plants and flowers between when it was Spring and now that it is Summer. 

 

Have the flowers changed?

Are there more flowers or fewer?

What do the trees look like now?

 

There are some good Maths games on BBC Bitesize like this one on place value:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8sfr82/articles/zw4g2nb 

 

Don’t forget you can also play phonics games on https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

Have a great day today, read a book, be helpful and make someone smile πŸ™ƒ

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

 

Tuesday 9th June 

 

Good morning ☺️

 

Yesterday, it was lovely to hear from some of you!

Thomas - You are doing amazingly with your writing, well done!

Harriet -  you have been having some lovely walks with your sister and working hard.

Georgia - You have done so much work, I love all of your ‘messy play’ you have been doing with your brother!

Freddie - You completed so much work by lunchtime yesterday, super work!

Phoebe - You have been working hard as well as looking after your new addition!

 

Yesterday was World Ocean’s Day so today, to go with our topic in Science on animals, we are going to learn about some animals living in our seas and oceans.

Have a look at this PowerPoint, there is a lot of information so you might need an adult to help you with this but it is very interesting, I learnt a lot from it. 

When you have finished looking at the information, can you draw me a picture of your favourite under sea creature and write some facts, you could use one from these slides or you could research a different one if you want to.

 

I look forward to hearing from you all 😊

 

 

Have a great day!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

A beautiful new addition to the family! Only 8 weeks old! 😍🐰

Monday 8th June

 

I hope you all had a really lovely weekend. The weather wasn’t very nice but just remember how good it is for the plants and flowers πŸ™‚

Firstly, I have something for your parents this morning. It is something I saw at the weekend and I love it so I am going to share it with you all:

 

I believe this to be absolutely true, you are all doing an amazing job, but I know from trying to teach my own 2 children that sometimes it is all just too much! So please don’t put yourselves under any extra stress, just sharing a book is enough sometimes ☺️

 

Ok, now today’s learning, you have got such a lot of work in your packs to be continuing with but I also have another Maths challenge for you:

Good luck!

 

I can’t wait to hear from you all, you have been working so hard already this term and it is only week 2! 

 

Have a great day,

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Friday 5th June 

 

Happy FRI-YAY!! πŸ₯³

Well done for completing the first week of Term 6’s learning. Those of you who have sent me work, it has been amazing and I am so proud of you all. I can tell the Science work is something most of you are enjoying as a change to English and Maths!

 

Yesterday I asked you to read Storm Whale. It is a lovely story, and I just found out today that there is another Storm Whale book called Storm Whale in Winter which I now need to read!

There are lots of different things we could talk about the story but we’re going to start at the beginning. 

 

Have a look at this picture. It is the 1st page of the story and see how many of Noi’s cats you can find, they are quite hard to spot as they are hiding in different places.

 

 

Secondly, I would like you to look at this picture. Noi is watching his Dad go to work. Have a think about these questions:

  • What job do you think Noi’s Dad has?
  • How is Noi feeling in this picture?
  • Has there ever been a time when you have felt like Noi does in this picture?

 

 

If you have any ideas about these questions, write them down and send them to me please as I would love to know what you think. 


I also have a Maths challenge for you today:

 

Have a wonderful weekend and do keep sending me your work and emails, I love seeing what you have been up to and seeing your smiling faces. 

 

Take care, smile lots and remember:

 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Thursday 4th June 

 

Good morning! I hope you all had a good day yesterday, the weather wasn’t as good but I think my garden enjoyed the rain! 

 

Thank you for your amazing made up animals, such brilliant imaginations and some great names too! 

Today we are going to look at what animals eat, we have looked at carnivores, omnivores and herbivores before Christmas but here is a reminder for you:

 

 

Here is a great song about what animals eat too 😊

 

 

Carnivores Herbivores Omnivores Song | Science Music Video for Kids

Have a think about what your animal would eat, will it be an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore? 

 

Lastly, one of the books we would have looked at this term is called Storm Whale. CBeebies have read it as one of their bedtime stories. Have a listen to it and then tomorrow I am going to ask you some questions about it!

 

 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories, Bjorn Ulvaeus The Storm Whale

Have a great day Kenya class. 

I am missing you all... lots! 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

 

3.6.2020

 

Thank you for your lovely email Freddie (and Mum!). It made me smile a lot! πŸ˜€

 

Well done to Phoebe and Mya who have already given me the correct answers to the odd one out challenge for today’s learning! Superstars πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ 

 

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all happy and safe, working hard but also playing lots and having fun ☺️

 

You should have collected your packs now and I have seen that some of you have already started working on them. There is a lot of work in this pack so it will certainly keep you busy for a while. There is also a lot of Science in this pack, something a bit different to just English and Maths. It is all Science we have already learnt this year so it will be a real test of how much you remember. πŸ™ƒ

 

It is up to you in which order you complete the work but I am going to be starting recapping the topic ‘animals including humans’ with you.

Today you are going to use your imagination to create a new animal! Think about all of the different parts to animal and humans and how you could put these together to create a truly magical creature! Make it as crazy and interesting as can. I would like you to label the different body parts you have used on your animal afterwards too and if you can, think of a name for your new animal. Use the pictures below to help you, they show lots of different types of body parts for animals such as wings, tails, feet etc. 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to send them to me when you have created them so I can add them to our home learning gallery. 

So, remember 

  1. create a new animal using different animal body parts
  2. Label the different body parts
  3. Invent a name for your animal

 

Have fun! 

 

When you have finished maybe you could have a go at this ‘odd one out’ quiz and think about why they are the odd one out. I will give you the answers tomorrow.

 

 

Have a great day πŸ™ƒ

 

Mrs Atkinson 

Tuesday 2nd June 

 

Good morning!

I hope you all had a good first day of learning for term 6. It was lovely to see all of your photos from your half term activities and lots of you have already been busy with your learning. 

I have had a few smiles I’ve added to the ‘Smile Gallery’ already but it would be lovely to have lots more!

(Parents/Carers please can I remind you that children need to be covered up, clothes wise, for me to be put their picture up on here.)
Freddie, I can’t believe you learnt to ride your bike without stabilisers so quickly, well done! 

Harriet, you have been very busy guiding walks for your family, they look like a lot of fun!

Georgia, I tried the melted crayon picture over half term too, it was a lot of fun but we got melted wax everywhere!
Thomas, I am very proud of you for doing your work today, I loved the birds in the sky!

Frankie, your seaside picture was lovely, lots of colour!

 

Today, you are going to try another picture but this time just using 2D shapes. Look at these examples, see if you can remember the names of the shapes used in these pictures and then create your own. Try and stick to the seaside theme with your pictures. You should be collecting your new packs too, there are lots of pages of work in there to keep you busy! 😁

 

 

Keep sending me all of your brilliant work and smiles!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 1st June 

 

Good Morning!
 

Welcome to Term 6! I cannot believe we are starting your last term in Year 1!  I hope you have all had a lovely half term break and been able to enjoy some sunshine. It has been beautiful weather! β˜€οΈ

 

This term we would be starting our topic on the Seaside. We would look at the seaside now and what it was like 100 years ago. Today I would like you to draw me a picture of the seaside and see if you can include any of the things in the photos below. Talk to your grown up about some of the things in the pictures, there may be some that you have not heard of before!

 

 

 

Send me your pictures and I will add them to our Home Learning gallery for Term 6!


I know some of you are probably missing each other lots. I am going to make a smile gallery this term. I’d like you to send me a picture of you with your biggest smile and I will put it in the ‘Smile Gallery’ and you can all see your friends even though we’re not together at the moment 😁

 

Have a great day,

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Friday 22nd May

 

Wow! I can’t believe it’s the end of term already, where has the time gone?!

 

Today, all I am asking from you is that you finish off some work from your packs and then to have a really lovely half term break with your family.

 

You have all worked so hard this term and I am infinitely proud of every single one of you. I could not be prouder of how you are adapting to learning apart from each other and I know, from hearing from your parents that they are also very proud of you too.

 

I miss you all very much from your smiling faces to your funny stories and I cannot wait to see you again when it is safe.

 

Have a wonderful Half term, enjoy the sunshine and keep being the wonderful little people you are!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

Parents/Carers,

 

Thank you for all of your hard work over the past term, I fully appreciate it is not easy to get the children to do work, especially at home and especially if you are also trying to work. Enjoy the week’s break and the next pack will be ready for you to collect after half term. 

Take care, 

Mrs Atkinson 

Thursday 21st May

 

I hope you managed to get some time in the sun yesterday (although remember to wear suncream!). As the weather is going to be nice again today I have some spellings planned for you but with a bit of a twist!

 

First of all, the spellings I would like you to concentrate on are:

 

because

school

when 

here 

his 

she

he

friend 

come

said

 

You don’t have to learn these all in one go, but they are words you would use a lot in your writing so they are important words to learn. Here are some fun ideas to practice your spellings!

 

 

Maybe you could have a dance to one of our other favourite GoNoodle songs!

 

 

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet as you dance, dance, dance along with the Trolls to this awesome JT song! Create a free acco...

Have a lovely day!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Wednesday 20th May 

 

What a beautiful week of weather we are having this week! 

 

As the weather is so lovely I thought I would give you a Maths activity to do outside today. This can be done in your garden or on your daily walk. If you don’t have a chance to get outside today then don’t worry, you can always do it on another day or change it slightly to see if you can find things in the house!

 

Here is today’s Maths challenge: (don’t forget to send me pictures!)

 

 

Don’t forget to try and do a page from your pack but also enjoy the sunshine! You may need suncream!

 

Missing you all very much.

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Tuesday 19th May

 

Good morning, it was so warm yesterday I hope you managed to enjoy the sunshine 😊

 

Today we are going to try and do a little bit of Guided Reading. We haven’t done this since we’ve been learning at home so we will see how we get on!

 

Here is the story we are going to look at. It is called ‘The Bear who came to babysit’. You can either read this with an adult or have a go at reading it by yourself but there are a few tricky words in it. If you are reading with an adult maybe you could both read at the same time or read a sentence each. Remember to ask what difficult words mean! There are a few words in this I think will be new ones. πŸ™ƒ

Once you have read the story, have a go at answering these questions. You can either write the answers down or just talk about them with a grown up!

 

 

I hope you enjoy the story!

 

For Maths today, I am going to set you the challenge of drawing a bear using only shapes! Here is an example to help you! Good luck! 

Have a lovely day! 

 

Mrs Atkinson ☺️

Monday 17th May

 

Good morning ☺️

 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, it was a beautiful weekend which lots of sunshineβ˜€οΈ

 

My cat, Cinders, had a new home made for her out of a cardboard box which she seemed to enjoy. She wasn’t willing to share it with anyone else though! 

 

 

Today I have two challenges for you. One English, one Maths. 😊

 

See how many words and calculations you can make and send me your answers!

 

I hope you all enjoyed the Westcourt Quiz, if you had a go at answering it (Phoebe, I know you sent me some answers πŸ™‚) keep your eyes open for the answers! Good Luck! 

 

Have a great Monday.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Friday 15th May

 

Happy Friyay! πŸ₯³

 

The end of another Week and you have been so busy doing your learning and also lots of other activities. I love getting all of your photos and work to look at. I miss you all very much and it’s always lovely to see your smiling faces.

 

Today for English I I’d like you to carry on with your story which you have been planning this week. When you finish your story send it to me and I can put it on here for everyone to see πŸ˜ƒ

 

I have a few Maths challenge questions for you to today! Lots of you have been working especially hard on Maths so have a go at these and see if you can become a Maths Superhero!

 

Good Luck! 

Have a brilliant weekend! 

Take care and be happy πŸ™ƒ

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Fantastic 3D cottage made by Frankie 🌟

I wanted to share this brilliant project! They used cot bars from an old cot in the loft to make the frames and decorated them to send to family. I especially love the Father’s Day one for Grandad! What an amazing idea! 😍

Thursday 14th May

 

Good morning πŸ™ƒ

 

It was very chilly on my walk yesterday but look at how much my dog enjoyed herself! 

Yesterday I set you the task of planning your story. If you have planned your story already then you could have a go at writing it today 😊 

 

I know that lots of you are doing work from your packs as well which is great to see. You are all working so hard and I am very proud of you all. 

 

I hope you enjoyed the cat party video from the start of the week. Today I have included one of our favourite ones from school! The Yeti dance! 

 

 

Smallfoot: Do The Yeti | GoNoodle

Have a lovely day today! 

 

I want you to remember two things today:

 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good morning. The weather is definitely colder this week, hope you are still managing to get some fresh air though.

 

Today I would like you to write a story using the two characters you have created this week. One good character and one bad character. If we were in school we would have done the story in the same style as the story The Sweetest Thing. However, because we are having to do our learning apart for now I think that might be a bit tricky, so you can do your story about anything you want to as long as it has your 2 characters in. Remember that a story has to have a setting, think about where your story could be set. Some different settings you could use are:

  • a forest
  • the beach
  • space
  • under the sea
  • in a cave
  • a haunted house
  • the jungle

Think about how your two characters are going to meet and what happens to them. Most traditional tales have a happy ending so how is your story going to end?

I do not expect you to do all of this in one day! Have a go at planning your story first of all. Draw pictures or a storyboard to show what is going to happen to in your story.

Here are some pictures of different words which could help you to write some WOW sentences, see if you can use at least 3 of them. 

 

 

If you start your plans, send them to me so I can have a look at your great ideas because I know you have brilliant imaginations! 

 

For Maths today, have a try at writing numbers all the way to 50, and if you can to 100. Check you have got them round the right way, especially those 5s, 3s, 7s and 9s! 

 

Don’t forget to try and build a 3D model of a house if you can! 

 

Have a great today and keep smiling!

 

Mrs Atkinson 😍

Look at this fantastic 3D model of a house. It is going to be a Fairy’s house! Well done! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ 

Tuesday 12th May 

 

Good morning! It was lovely to see what some of you did to celebrate VE Day over the weekend. You all look like you had a lovely time. Some of you came up with some excellent ideas for a cunning animal to play the part of the wolf in The Sweetest Song. I loved Mya’s idea of a bull and Frankie’s of a bat! 🀩

 

Today you are going to make yourself the character of the little girl/boy. Draw a picture of yourself and then label what you are wearing, using adjectives and label what kind of character you are. Remember you’re the good one! 

 

Don’t forget to keep practising your phonics using either of these websites. It is important to keep practising so you don’t forget the sounds we have already learnt and also to help you with your reading. 

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Lots of you have even sending me pictures of your excellent Maths work from your packs. Well done! Keep going, I am very proud of you.


Finally, I wanted to remind you all of your DT/Art project I set you to make a 3D model of a house. Here are some examples again to remind yourself. If you do make one, please send me pictures so I can put them up for everyone to see πŸ πŸ™‚

 

 

Have a great day today, have fun and try to get a bit of fresh air, although you might need to wrap up as it has been very chilly today! 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 11th May

 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Lovely to see some photos of you enjoying celebrating VE Day with your family. Thank you for sending them to me!


If you need a bit of cheering up on a Monday morning then have a look at this GoNoodle video! It never fails to make me smile, and you can do some exercise to it too.
 

Cat Party - Koo Koo Kanga Roo | GoNoodle

Today for English we are going to start thinking about writing our own version of The Sweetest Song. The first thing you need to do is think about your character. Instead of having wolf, which other animal could be the ‘baddie’? Think about which animals are a bit scary. I am not sure a little bunny is going to make a very good bad character! 

Send me your drawings with labels to tell me your character and what they look like and how they act. Tomorrow we will think about the main character instead of the little girl.

 

For Maths choose a page from your pack, or if you haven’t had a go at doubling numbers to 10 you could try that.

Have a great day even though the weather isn’t going to be as nice.

Miss you all lots 

Mrs Atkinson 🐧
 

Thank you to everyone who sent their handprint to me. I have put them all into a rainbow to represent your beautiful smiles and personalities! Proving we can still create work together even though we are apart. I hope you like it.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the lovely weather.

Stay safe and show the world your amazing smiles! 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Good Morning!


What a beautiful day it was yesterday, I hope you were able to get out in the sunshine for a little bit. 

Thank you to Frankie and Mya for your lovely descriptive work on the little girl in The Sweetest Song.

 

Today I would like you to Do a character description for the Wolf. Think about what he looks like but also what sort of character he is. Is he different to the little girl and how?

 

For Maths today I would like you to remind yourself about doubling a number. When we double a number we have 2 of the same number. 

 

1+1=2

2+2=4

3+3=6

 

Try watching this video to remind yourselves:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocks-series-2-double-trouble

 

When you have watched this try and write out all of the double up to double 10. You can use counters to help you. If you don’t have counters at home try using dried pasta, straws or little stones.

 

If you have not sent me your handprint then please send them to me today as I will be putting together the ones I have received this evening. Parents, again, if you could pass this onto other parents please so I can collect as many as possible. 

 

Tomorrow is a Bank holiday to celebrate VE Day. If you haven't seen them yet, have a look at Miss Sexton’s videos where she reads some of the diary entries written at Westcourt during World War II. 

The weather is supposed to be lovely so enjoy the long weekend and I will speak to you again on Monday 😊

 

Missing you lots, stay safe and happy.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

 

Wednesday 6th May 

 

Good morning! I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday, it was a bit windy though! 


Thank you so much to Freddie and Frankie for sending me the things which make you smile, they made me smile too. Your handwriting was so neat too and I can see how hard you have been trying with your writing. Well done! 🀩 If you write the three things which make you smile in your house send them to me and I’ll add them to our ‘make me smile’ gallery at the top of the page.

 

Today we are going to think about the character of the little girl in the story of ‘The Story Tree’. Could you draw a picture of her (think carefully about the clothes she’s wearing. Once you have drawn her, write adjectives around the outside to describe what she looks like and what kind of person she is.
Here is one which I did to show you:

Lots of you have been doing Maths work from your packs. Well done! 

 

Don’t forget your hands please! I only have 10. I am going to put them all together on Thursday and then put the picture up here so please send them to me 😁

 

Have a lovely day, enjoy the sunshine β˜€οΈ 

 

Mrs Atkinson 🌈

Tuesday 5th May 

 

Good Morning!

 

I hope you all had a fun day yesterday 😊 

I know some of you haven’t had a chance to watch the story from yesterday so for today’s work I am going to set you a challenge for English. I would like you to find 3 things in your house or garden which make you smile when you see them. You are going to have to think super hard about this. It might be a photo, a drawing, a teddy or a book. It might be something a little bit unusual like a certain cup, or your favourite spot on the sofa! Be as imaginative as you can. It is a bit of a challenge to think about however the BIGGEST challenge is that I want you to write these 3 things down in your neatest handwriting and then send them to me. Your challenge is to shock me with how AMAZING your handwriting is as I haven’t seen it for a little while. Show me how you can sit all the letters on the line, that they can face the right direction and that they can be small. (Not too small though, I’m getting a bit old so I might not be able to see them if they are too small!)

 

I will tell you the three things which make me smile:

  • My favourite coffee mug because it has a picture of New York on it and I love New York (and coffee!) 
  • My slippers because they are rabbit ones but one is missing a pom pom tail from when my cat chased me across the floor to catch the rabbit tail and then pulled it off and played with it for hours, which was fun to watch!
  • My Fridge because it is full of certificates and drawings which my children have done for me πŸ™‚

 

I can’t wait to find out what makes you smile in your house.

 

For Maths please complete another page from your packs. Why not have a go at some word problems like Frankie did yesterday (see home learning gallery). 

Don’t forget to send me your hand art please so I can make out class art. I have only had 4 so far! 

 

Take care, smile lots. I miss you all.

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ₯°

Monday 4th May

 

Happy Star Wars day!

It was so lovely to speak to some of you last week. If I haven’t called yet I will be this week πŸ™‚

 

We are going to start looking at a new story this week. All I’d like you to do today is to listen to the story and think about a fairytale you already know which is a little bit like this story. What is the same and what is different? Let me know which Fairytale you think it is.
 

The Sweetest song

An African American folk tale, for children to listen to at home

In your packs which you are picking up today, there is a lot of new Maths work to do. You could maybe try and have a go at the 100 square work, counting in 2s or 5s. See if you can spot a pattern on your 100 square, let me know! 

 

Now for the fun part, I would like us to create a lovely piece of class art. Even though we are not together we can still make Art together to show we are part of our class still, despite being apart at the moment!

 

I would like everyone to draw around your hand and then decorate it in beautiful colours and patterns, then send it to me and I will (hopefully) put them together into a flower shape with your hands as the petals and put it up on here so you can all see the art we have created together.
Here are examples of the handprints, created by my children! 
 

Have fun, I can’t wait to see your creations.

 

Have a great day and remember to read a a story every day πŸ™‚

 

Mrs Atkinson

 

Parents, if you know of anybody who does not regularly access the website please could you pass this on so I can try and collect as many of the class’ art work as possible 😊
 

Friday 1st May

Happy Friyay! 


I hope you all had a great day yesterday. 


Now today – something a bit different! You all know how much I love books, all kinds of books! The Book Trust is holding a ‘Pyjama-Rama’ day today. A whole day to spend in your pyjamas reading books, listening to books and joining in with lots of fun activities. So your task today is to stay in your pyjamas and enjoy ‘Pyjama-Rama’ day! 
Here is a list of the activities today and at which time. Lots of fun things like learning to draw, reading stories, listening to them, arts and crafts and even some dancing!
 

You can go to this website during the day to find out what is happening:

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/

 

If you would rather you could make up your own activities:
•    Make a den to read in
•    Read to your brother/sister or Mum/Dad or even to your pet!
•    Draw characters from your favourite stories and act them out.
•    Make a quiz for somebody else to answer about a story or groups of stories such as fairytales
•    Write a book review to tell somebody else if you enjoyed a book or not
•    Write a letter to the author of your favourite book and ask them questions about their stories.
•    
I cannot wait to here all about your ‘Pyjama-rama’ day!
Have a fantastic Friday!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ“–
 

Freddie, I absolutely loved your video, it made my morning! Thank you so much. I am missing you all too and I am so proud of all of your hard work. Keep smiling and making your little sister giggle lots! Mrs Atkinson ☺️

To all of Kenya class

30th April 
Good Morning,

Happy Friday Eve! πŸ₯³ I hope you a good day yesterday, at least it was sunny in the morning! 

I have another story for you today! This one is all about letters too. It is called ‘The day the crayons quit’. It is one of my favourite books and it is quite funny!
 

The Day the crayons quit

Today I have a little challenge for you. Can you match the envelopes below to the fairytale characters in the Jolly Postman? 
When you have done that I would like you to write a letter to a different fairytale character. You could write it as a different character or from yourself. Here are some ideas of who you can write to:
•    Humpty Dumpty
•    Hansel and Gretal
•    Snow White
•    Prince Charming 
•    The Gingerbread Man
Can you design an envelope for your letter and make up an address and design a stamp? I can’t wait to see your letters and envelope designs!
Here is an example of a letter I wrote to one of the Little Pigs:
 

I am looking forward to reading you letters.

For Maths, please keep practicing your number bonds to 10 and completing a sheet from your pack. It is also important to keep practising writing your numbers and marketing sure they are around the right way. 

There will be new packs ready to go out to you next week so keep an eye out for them!

Have a lovely day, I am missing you all.

Mrs Atkinson 
 

Parents, 
A few of you have mentioned that it has been more of a challenge to get your child to complete the work set. Please don’t worry too much about it. There is no expectation that your child needs to complete everything on the day it has been set. I can see that all of the children are doing learning in some capacity, whether it is turn taking when playing games, following instructions with cooking, learning to share and get along with siblings or being arty. Playing is still an important part of your child’s development so it is still really valuable if they are playing with toys and using their imagination. Things such as reading and basic counting work is more than enough if that is all that your child is able to do on a certain day. Any gaps your child may have in their learning will be addressed when they return to school, my main concern is that they return happy and safe.

You are all doing an amazing job and I am very proud of all of the children.

Mrs Atkinson
 

Wednesday 29th April
Good morning!

What a rainy day yesterday was, although it will have done all of the plants and trees good because they need the water to grow. 
Did you like the story about losing a lemur? I thought it was good, I love Lemurs. My cat reminds me of a lemur because she walks with her tail in the air and has two little white stripes at the top of her tail just like a lemur! Today I have put up a story all about Miss Mouse who goes into space to see the International Space Station. I hope you enjoy it, there’s lots of information.
 

Stargazing - Miss Mouse Goes To Space - Story

Today we are going to be thinking creatively! I would like you to create a 3D piece of art based on houses. Now to do this, the first thing you will have to do is research some different types of houses. Have a look at these pictures of houses and think about which ones you have seen and which ones are a little bit unusual!

Choose one of these and create a piece of 3D art using boxes, bottles and other pieces of recycling you can find in your house to represent this. You could use junk modelling if you save some cardboard over this week. Here are some ideas of things you could do:

This activity is to last you until next week as it will take you a little bit of time but I can’t wait to see what amazing creations you come up with.

Have a lovely day today, 

Mrs Atkinson
 

Tuesday 28th April 

 

Good Morning πŸ˜„

 

Hope you all had a good Monday yesterday and did a little bit of learning. It’s lovely to hear from some of you on a regular basis, if you do want to sent me any work, please remember to email it to me so I can share it and see the wonderful work you’re doing!

 

The work from yesterday on the story map and the Maths scavenger hunt is going to carry on today. I would love to find out what books you are reading at the moment or having read to you. Try and have a story at bedtime if you can, it calms your brain down ready for sleep. Remember, you can always watch a story as well. There are lots of stories on CBeebies (like we watch in class). I watched a story today with my daughter and we loved this one! Let me know if you like it too.

 

 

How To Lose A Lemur (Read by Anne-Marie Duff

Don’t forget you can play phonics games on:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

Try to do a piece of work from your pack as well as the Maths shape hunt and the story map (if not already done). 

Have a great day - Happy Reading!

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ“š

 

 

Look at this amazing house for our topic on homes! It is made out of cardboard and lolly sticks 🏠

Monday 27th April

 

Morning! 

 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. The weather isn’t going to be as nice this week sadly, although all of those plants which have been flowering will be grateful for the water!

Guess what day it was on Saturday?! It was World Penguin Day! We all love penguins in Kenya class after all the learning we did on them. You could maybe draw a picture of a penguin and write some facts or label the picture and see how much of your fabulous learning you can remember. Don’t forget to send them to me. If I get enough I’ll create a penguin gallery!

 

 

So, today we are going to be looking some more at the story of the Jolly Postman and I’d like you to draw me a story map of the Postman’s journey from house to house. They will need to be in the right order of when he visited them. Have a look at the story again (further down this page) to remind yourself of his journey. Label the houses of the different characters as well. There is an example below but see how creative you can be with your map.

 

 

For Maths - a lot of your work in your packs was about 3D shapes. I’d like you to do a shape scavenger hunt in your house! Please could you find 2 objects which are:

  • cylinders
  • cubes
  • Cuboids
  • spheres

If you would like an extra challenge, see if you can find something which is the shape of a pyramid, it can be square based or triangular based.

Don’t forget to send me pictures of your work so I can add it to our gallery to share with everyone.

 

Have a lovely day, be good listeners and happy helpers 😊

 

Mrs Atkinson 🌻

 

Friday 24th April 

 

Happy Friyay!! πŸ₯³

 

The end of another week already, I can’t believe how quickly it has gone! 

Lots of you have been busy this week with all the work I have set you.

Mya, Tobi, Annabel, Ellabelle, Georgia and Harriet sent me some lovely dragon eggs! 

Georgia has made a brilliant sun catcher for her garden using a plastic bottle. Have a look at the creative ideas page to see it! 

 

Today I would like you to write a letter, just like the ones in The Jolly Postman. I’d like you to write your letter to somebody that you maybe haven’t seen in a little while. It could be a friend or a relative. If you are able to you could even post it to them or save it for when you see them again. Include things about what you have been doing whilst you are at home, which things you’ve enjoyed most and how you are feeling. I have written you an example letter to help to remind you of the things to include.

 

 

 

Letter

Don’t forget to include things which make a good sentence:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops 
  • Fingerspaces
  • Letters sitting on the line and facing the right direction
  • Question marks 

 

For Maths, I am going to set you a challenge. I would like you to write your number bonds to 10 but.... systematically! Systematically means doing it in order so you know you have found all of the ways. We have done this in class before. I will start you off to remind you what you need to do:

  • 0+10=10
  • 1+9=10
  • 2+8=10

Good luck! Let me know how you get on with it!

I miss you all very much and I am very proud of you all for how hard you have been working, well done! 🌟

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine! 

 

Mrs Atkinson πŸ–Š

Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning! πŸ™‚

 

Today is St George’s day and as well as the work in your pack and the work on The Jolly Postman, I am setting you a challenge today!

St George’s day is celebrated in England on 23rd April every year. St George is the patron saint of England and I have put a video up for you to watch which will explain the story of St George. It is quite funny as it has been done using Lego people! 

My challenge today is to see if you can create a dragon’s egg! This could be a drawing or colouring of the egg, you could find a stone and paint it as a dragon’s egg, you could cover a ball with paper and decorate it as and egg, or use a real egg! I am sure you will be able to come up with some very imaginative ideas! Be creative as you want and have lots of fun with it. Send me your dragon eggs and we can share them in our gallery. πŸ‰ πŸ₯š

 

I am not setting you more Jolly Postman work today but if you haven’t completed the work yet then see if you can have a go at it. Try and do a page out of your packs and some reading.. Let me know what books you are reading at the moment, you know how much I enjoy a story πŸ“šπŸ€©

 

Oh, one more challenge, try and make someone smile today! 

 

Missing you all,

 

Mrs Atkinson 🌻

St George and the Dragon!

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters written by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Hello!

 

What a lovely day it was yesterday, perfect for getting some fresh air. I have been sent lots of pictures of you all out on bikes and scooters or in paddling pools. I am really glad you are getting some fresh air and sunshine.

I have received more pictures today of your Easter holidays so don’t forget to have a look at the circle time star to see what your friends have been up to.

I set you the task of drawing your house yesterday. Mya and Frankie were very quick to send me theirs, I have also put mine up (your drawings will be much better than mine) too. You will find them by clicking on the houses star! It would be lovely to get as many of our class’ drawings up there so we can compare them all. 

I know that some of you have already read the story of The Jolly Postman. I thought it would be nice to create a class dictionary so when other children in class read the story they can look up the words they have found tricky in our own dictionary! I have posted 2 children’s definitions under the dictionary star, if you look up any difficult words though do send them to me and I will add them to our dictionary. 

Frankie sent me a picture of her favourite character from The Jolly Postman, hers was Goldilocks and she gave an excellent reason. Please send me who your favourite character is and why! Let me know what you thought about the book, it’s one of my favourites! 

Year 3 are reading some poems written by Allan Ahlberg called Please Mrs Butler. There are some funny poems all set in a school so if you would like to read some more things by Alan Ahlberg have a look for those.

 

So, just a reminder of your work

1. Read The Jolly Postman 

2. Find out the meanings of any words you are unsure about

3. Write who your favourite character is and why, draw a picture of them

4. Draw a picture of your house

5. Try to do a piece of Maths work from your pack

 

I look forward to hearing from you all. Be helpful and happy 😊 

 

Mrs Atkinson βœ‰οΈ

 

 

Tuesday 21st April 

 

Good Morning!

 

I hope you all had a great first day yesterday, although it was windy it was really sunny so I hope you managed to get outside for a little bit 🌞

It has been lovely to hear from some of you today and it looks like you have been really busy over the holiday. If you want to have a look at what your friends have been doing, click on the star at the top called Circle Time. I will leave it there for this week so if you want to send me any pictures then I can add to it over the week.

 

HOMES

Our topic this term is homes. The first book we are going to look at is the Jolly Postman. This is a lovely book with lots of letters sent to and from fairytale characters. Some of you may have the book at home but if not, you can click on the link below and listen to the story and look at the pictures. 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpeo_0yoD0k

 

Today, I would like you to watch the whole of the story and write down any words which are new words that you may not know the meaning for. If you are watching with your grown up then you can ask them as you are watching. There are a lot of new words in this story and some old fashioned ones. Some of the letters are quite funny. Let me know which new words you learnt (and their meanings!) and if there were any funny parts you particularly liked. 

Could you then draw a picture of your favourite character from the book and write why they are your favourite?

 

I would also like you to draw me a picture of your house. You could do this from the back garden or the front garden, or maybe use google maps (like we have in class) to see a picture of where you live and draw from this. I would like us to see how many different types of houses we have in Kenya class! I will do this as well and put a picture up. I will put your pictures in the home learning gallery for everyone to look at! 🏘

 

I will also put a piece of work on Purple Mash for you to do as I know some of you really enjoy working on there. 

 

Don’t forget to send me any work you would like in the gallery and to keep checking back to see pictures of what your friends are doing as I am sure you are all missing each other as much as I am missing you all!

 

Take care of yourselves, be good and smile lots πŸ™‚

 

Mrs Atkinson 🌸 

 

 

Welcome back to Term 5!

Good Morning Kenya Class! πŸ˜ƒ

 

I hope you all had a lovely break over Easter and rested lots ready to start our learning again. It will have been a very different holiday to any we have had before because we are not allowed to go out, even to the park but I am sure you still had lots of fun. Maybe you discovered and played with toys you had forgotten about or realised that playing with your brother or sister is actually a lot of fun! πŸ˜„ Please let me know what you have been up to, just like we would in our class circle time on a Monday morning and I can put them up in a star gallery.

 

I have been doing a lot of baking. I made doughnut muffins, mars bar flapjacks and chocolate crispie cakes. I managed to get some more Jaffa cakes too which was a big relief! 😁 I have been for a walk every day to get some fresh air and been looking at all the beautiful flowers which are growing. My favourite flower is an Iris:

 

 

You could tell me your favourite flower and draw a picture of what it looks like.

 

This term we are going to be learning about Homes. We will think about lots of different types of homes as well as different homes in storybooks. I will explain more about that tomorrow though. πŸ™‚

 

Hopefully you have all managed to collect your new packs of work I have put together for you. You are only supposed to do a little bit from these each day. They are going to last you a couple of weeks and I am going to be putting work on here each day too so the packs are mainly for your Maths work. 

 

Today, I would like you to write about some of the activities you have done in the Easter holidays. You could either write about one day when you did something you really enjoyed or write about a few different days where you particularly enjoyed an activity. I would be really interested to hear about the games you have played, things you have made, books you have read and things which have made you happy! 

 

Make sure you email your writing to me please at Kenya@westcourt.kent.sch.uk and remember to include: 

  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • finger spaces
  • use your phonics for spelling - listen to ALL of the sounds you can hear!
  • letters should be sitting on the lines and try and make sure your letters are facing the right direction

 

There are some excellent resources on BBC Bitesize and this link will take you to the phonics section. You can start at the beginning and work your way through them, some you will definitely already know but they get more tricky as you go through them. There is a little video and then it has a quiz on the sound. πŸ™‚ 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

 

Have a lovely day, don’t forget to do some exercise too! I look forward to hearing from you all soon! 

 

Mrs Atkinson 🌈

 

 

 

 

Term 1 Creative Homework

We had lots of lovely homework from Year 1 to share from our creative home learning in Term 1!

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