Friday 3rd April 2020
It’s not only ‘Friyay’ today but also the end of term! Well done for all your hard work this term, both the work we did in school together and the work you have been doing at home for the past 2 weeks. I have loved hearing from you all as I miss seeing you all every day, however, despite us not being together in school - we are all still learning and we are still Kenya class 😀
I have had some fantastic responses to the Science scavenger hunt today! If you haven’t had time to do it today try and have a go at it when you have a chance, it’s a lot of fun! Well done to Georgia, Mya, Phoebe and Ellabelle who have sent theirs in to me already.
It is show and tell day today too! If you want me to add anything to the class page for this send it to me tomorrow and I’ll put a new star up for tomorrow’s Show and Tell photos.
Make sure you have a rest over the Easter break. Keep trying to get some fresh air when you can, it’s good for you and the weather is supposed to much warmer next week!
Take care of yourselves, be good, listen to your adults and help out when you can.
Keep smiling and don’t eat too much chocolate!
Thursday 2nd April 2020
It was such a beautiful morning yesterday, the sun was really warm, it got cloudy in the afternoon though so I hope the sun comes back soon!
I have received more capacity work today from Harriet, well done. Annabel, thank you for your favourite book. Your Easter eggs were so colourful with some wonderful patterns, you can have a look at them all underneath!
Tomorrow, I am setting you a Science challenge. Our topic this term was materials so here is a scavenger hunt linked to different materials and their properties. Be as inventive as you can be!
Have fun doing it, see if you can find things inside the house and outside (if you are able to go into the garden) and send them to me so I can post them on here 🙂
I will set you a task on Purple Mash for tomorrow as well so don’t forget to have a look there too,
Make sure you’re reading lots too or having stories read to you, stories are so important 📚🙂 You can send me pictures of you reading or listening to the story you’re reading at the moment, or send an email telling me which book it is.
At the moment Lottie is reading Supertato - Carnival catastro-pea, it’s very funny! Beth is reading a Tom Gates book which she finds very funny too!
Have a good day, keep being helpful and washing your hands lots.
Missing you all,
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Welcome to April 😃
I hope you all had a good day yesterday, it was certainly warmer and sunnier than Monday! I have lots of flowers growing in my garden now it is Spring and I can see that lots of you are planting flowers and vegetables as well!
Well done to Georgia, Harriet, Frankie and Phoebe who sent me correct answers to my riddle. The answer was darkness/nighttime.
Harriet, I loved the pictures of you and your sister they certainly made me smile, and those sausage rolls look delicious 😊
Jayden, you did a great job measuring the capacity of different cups, well done! 🤩
Lijah, was lovely to see your work on Purple Mash, you have remembered lots from class, well done! 🚀
Mya, you have been busy planting lots of vegetables. Make sure you have some sticks for the pea plants to climb up as they grow very tall! 🌱
Frankie, the pictures of your dog on the trampoline made me smile a lot! Fantastic capacity work too.
There are many children who have completed their work on Purple Mash as well, well done! I will put new 2dos on there for you now as most of you have completed the postcard one.
My Maths Challenge yesterday asked you if the tallest container always held the most water. I have already had good answers from Mya and Frankie but I will put the answer up tomorrow to give everyone a chance to investigate for themselves.
I have put a link to making rainbow spaghetti/pasta on the creative page so take a look and if anybody gives it a go please send me pictures. I might try it tomorrow too!
Hope you are all healthy and happy, keep working hard 😁
Tuesday 31st March
Lots of fabulous learning going on yesterday and even over the weekend. Don’t forget to take a look at the Home learning gallery to see what all your friends have been up to!
Mya, those bath bombs looked amazing and licking the bowl from the lemon drizzle cake looked delicious!
Frankie, I love Rain-bee, she is very colourful, well done!
Phoebe, you have been very busy planting and you look amazing in your new glasses, very smart.
Ellabelle, well done for starting your capacity work this week already!
Thomas your postcard writing was excellent, very impressive!
Jayden, your Paw Patrol cakes looked delicious and I’m very proud of you for your number writing!
Harriet, good to see you doing lots of exercise, you’ll be a pro on your bike soon!
Georgia, you have been super helpful washing the car, well done!
Don’t forget to send me your favourite book work and think about your alien animal character like Beegu. Your Maths is the capacity work which I set you yesterday. See if you can do it with different containers when you have done it once. I have a challenge for you..
Is the tallest container always the one which holds the most water?
I have a riddle for you today as well, lots of you have been very good at guessing the answers!
The more of this there is, the less you see it, what am I?
If you have tried any of the creative ideas then send me a picture and I can add it to the gallery 🤩
Have a good day,
If you are looking to help your children with their phonics learning Sounds Write have put together some information to help you with teaching ideas. Hope the link below helps.
Thank you for all of your support 🙂
Monday 30th March 2020
Hi Kenya Class,
I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend with your families, rested lots and are ready for a week of learning at home 🙂
I have already been sent some of what Freddie has been up to this weekend, pizza making and a sleepover in the lounge which looked lots of fun! If you have anything you want to share about your weekend send them to me so I can see and I will try and share them on here, just like our circle time on a Monday morning in class.
This week for Maths I would like you to experiment with capacity using water. If you go to the website below and click week 1 and look at lesson 4, there is a good video to watch which will help to explain what capacity is.
Once you have watched this, when the weather is nice, take some different sized containers outside and use one jug of water to pour into the different containers and see which ones hold more/less water. See if you can order them from the smallest capacity to the largest, take a photo and send it to me 🙂 This activity can be done across the week, don’t try and do it all in one day!
For English, I have only had 3 children send me pictures of their favourite book cover (drawn by you!) and why they like that book. It would be lovely to have more children send me their favourite books.
If you have already done this then I’d like you to design a character similar to Beegu (which we read in class). Beegu came from another planet but she looked a little bit like an alien rabbit, could you design an alien cat or an alien frog? Once you have drawn it write a few sentences to describe what your alien is like, where it comes from and why it is on Earth.
Again, this activity should be done across the week, not just in one day. Think carefully about capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, neat handwriting.
I will set some more work on Purple Mash as well this week.
I have put a new creative idea up in the ⭐️ For creative ideas.
Keep sending me all your amazing work. I will put a riddle up here for you tomorrow as well.
Have a brilliant Monday and keep listening to your adults and being as helpful as you can 🤩
What a fantastic week of learning you’ve all had! I am so proud of you all for trying hard to learn at home when we can’t be in school.
Well done to Frankie, Harriet, Annabel, Thomas and Georgia who all sent me the correct answer to my riddle. The answer was
Kian it was great to see you doing Science experiments with your brother, I am pleased some of my love for Science is rubbing off on you all 🧪
Harriet, your pictures in the garden in chalk are lovely, you are very creative 🌈
Ellabelle, I loved the pictures you sent today and I am very proud of how hard you have been trying with your work 🤩
Mya, you have been very busy this week with art, building, writing, drawing and cooking! You deserve a rest this weekend, so does Mum! 😴
Georgia I loved the home made play doh, I might try making that next week and well done for remembering the answer to the riddle from something you had watched, great retention! 😎
Thomas, your Maths work was brilliant, you found lots of examples of shorter and longer!
Annabel, your diary entry was great with good spelling!
You all been amazing but it is the weekend now so time to relax and have fun! Get lots of fresh air, lots of rest and enjoy spending time with your family.
Thank you to all parents who have been sending me your children’s work this week and for taking the time to work with them. You have all been brilliant and I am very grateful for the effort you have put in. It has been lovely to see what the children have been up to, I have missed them all. Have a restful weekend and take care of yourselves.
Check back on Monday morning for a new week of learning!
Mrs Atkinson 🌞
27th March 2020
Hi Kenya class,
Happy Friyay! 🥳
I hope you have had a good week learning at home. You have been working so hard and sent me so much work! This has made me very happy, I love hearing from you all.
Harriet, I am glad to hear you are being really good and helping to look after and play nicely with your little sister. Ellabelle, you have done some amazing work this week, I loved the picture of a rocket you made. Frankie, you have completed all the challenges I have set so far, with the correct answers, well done! Freddie, you have been working hard both with your writing and baking and from your pictures I am guessing lots of fun was had this week as you have a big smile! Mya, you have been working hard on your Maths and writing as well as baking and I was very pleased to see some self editing in your diary entry about your trip to the Moon. Georgia, it was lovely to see you doing some Science at home, this made me very happy! Jayden, your rainbow is beautiful and I am sure it is making lots of people smile, it certainly made me smile!
The answer to my riddle yesterday was: A stamp! Well done if you got it right. Well done to Harriet and Frankie who emailed me with the correct answer.
Today’s riddle is:
What has a head and a tail but no arms, legs or body?
For Maths today I would like you to see if you can find things in your house which are longer than a pencil, and shorter than a pencil. You can take photos or draw pictures of things and label if they are longer or shorter and then send them to me 🙂
For English I would like you to write down what your favourite story book is and why. What do you like about it? Does it rhyme, is it the pictures you like, is it because it reminds you of something lovely? Also can you draw me a picture of the front cover of you favourite book too to go with it? Send them to me and I will add them to our Home Learning gallery.
I know we normally do Show and Tell on a Friday so if there is anything you want to show or tell me about your week which you haven’t done already then please email me so I can see them. Tomorrow I’ll make a show and tell gallery so we can see what everybody has been doing this week 😁
Have a lovely day and I will put a message up here on Friday evening with show and tell pictures and the answer to the riddle!
Smile lots, it makes the day much more fun!
Mrs Atkinson 😀
Well done to Frankie who guessed the correct answer to my riddle, I’ll reveal the answer later today! Also, Frankie completed the challenge to write numbers backwards from 100 and Ellabelle also tried her best with this! Frankie has drawn some beautiful rainbows which you can see in our Home learning gallery. Remember to send me some pictures of your rainbows when you complete them. 🌈☺️
Mrs Atkinson 🙃
26th March 2020
I hope you’re all happy and well and you have been listening well to your grown ups 😃
Well done to all of you have sent me work and completed work on Purple Mash, you are working so hard!
I have another riddle for you today, remember, you can email your answers to me at Kenya@westcourt.kent.sch.uk and I will tell you the answer tomorrow.
What sits in the corner but goes all around the world?
I also have a Maths challenge for you today, see if you can start at 100 and write numbers backwards all the way to 0. If any of you have a go at this, send me your work and I can add it to our home learning gallery.
There are 3 star buttons at the top of this page now where you can look at Max’s day, some ideas for Art and everyone’s learning they have been sending to me! Have a look, it might give you some ideas for your own learning!
There are new activities on Purple Mash for you today, try and complete some if you have time.
I know that some of you have been going for walks to get some fresh air which is good, it’s important to stay healthy with exercise, drinking lots of water and trying to eat some fruit and vegetables every day. I went for a walk today and saw lots of rainbows in people’s windows that children have made, it turned into a ‘rainbow hunt’! Maybe you could draw, paint or colour a rainbow to put in your window for people to see when they go for their quick walk. Let me know if you make a rainbow for your window or if you see any on a walk.
Keep washing your hands (remember the pepper experiment we did in class!) and being kind.
25th March 2020
Hi Kenya class,
I am missing you all lots but I hope you are all learning and having fun at home.
I have LOVED receiving your messages and pictures today!
Freddie, that cake looks amazing, they are my favourite biscuits, I’m very jealous!
Frankie, your rocket was fantastic and I loved the unusual name and the extra decoration with sequins.
Harriet, you have been VERY busy, I bet your tomatoes will taste delicious when they have grown.
Tobi and Mya, well done for completing the Purple Mash work, I have set you some new challenges on there today!
If anybody else has any pictures of things they have been doing at home please send them to me so I can share them on here, I love hearing from you all.
I have set some more activities on Purple Mash today, plus you have your rocket challenge from yesterday to complete. Try and complete some work on Numbots if you can, I have been looking at how well you have been doing 🙂
I have been very busy today helping my daughter’s with their school work too and they have enjoyed seeing what you have all been doing! We did a scavenger hunt in the garden today as it was so sunny! 🌞
We had to find something:
3 smooth stones
2 twigs of different lengths
A leaf, not still on a plant
We had lots of fun. See if you can find any of these things in your garden or even in the house. Let me know what you find!
Don’t forget to keep doing some exercise to stay healthy!
p.s Max has been busy today.. have a look at his pictures!
23rd March 2020
Hi Kenya Class,
I hope you are all feeling ok and managed to get a bit of sunshine in the garden yesterday.
As our topic is ‘Moon Zoom’ I would like you to design a space rocket that you would like to travel to the moon in. Think about the colour, shape, windows, how many rocket boosters and the name of your rocket! Draw a picture of your rocket design and send them to me to Kenya@westcourt.kent.sch.uk and I will put them up on the website so we can all see each other’s rocket!
I am going to set you both a riddle and a challenge today as well! You can see them both below and if you can work out the answers, again, email me and let me know your answers. I’ll post the answers to them on here tomorrow.
Try to do 2 pages of Maths from your pack today, there is a number line in your packs to help you with the addition and subtraction.
Don’t forget to keep up with your reading and Maths on Numbots. There are some activities on Purple Mash for you to do. Well done to a few of you who have already done these and sent them to me
Be good, be helpful and keep smiling
22nd March 2020
Hi Kenya Class,
If you want to send me any pictures or messages of exciting things you have made or new things you have learnt such as making your bed or helping at home you can send them to me on this email address :
Unfortunately I will not be able to reply directly but I will try to answer questions and post some of your pictures on here.
Make sure you are getting some fresh air, even if it is just opening the window for a little bit. Try and get some exercise too, there is a PE lesson every day at 9am if you follow the link below, or you could use Cosmic Kids Yoga which we use in PE.
Remember to read every day and practice your number bonds on Hit the Button or Numbots. There is a link below for Phonics games too which are the ones we have played in class so you will know how to play them! I will set you work on Purple Mash every day which you can hand in to me to look at too.
Look out for messages I post on here. I will try and set you some fun challenges and activities as well as some work each day.
Be good and keep smiling
Term 1 Creative Homework
We had lots of lovely homework from Year 1 to share from our creative home learning in Term 1!