Last Day of Home Learning!
Congratulations to you all, this is the last day of home learning and we will be back in school on Monday morning! I can’t wait to see you all and I know that you are all excited about seeing your friends again. I have loved all the photos, messages and waves you have given me during this time. Have a great last day and I will see you all on Monday!
PS: give you adults at home a massive hug for all they have done for you!
World Book Day!
I am loving all the pictures of you dressed up for World Book Day! Keep sending them in.
Parents thank you for reminding me of other stories I read as a child as well. I had completely forgotten about Mrs Pepperpot!
Can you spot the teachers? Some are dressed up and others are reading in unusual places!
Spot the picture that was taken in the days we could all go out! Dreaming of those days!!
How many animals went into the ark?
Thank you for all your answers last week to this question. I loved the different ways in which you worked it out!
Simra, I love that you found 10 different combinations of animals that could go into the ark, great use of multiplication! Miss Marshall will be proud.
Jack, what a great use of IT skills to present your work. You set it out very systematically, Miss Hart and I love that! I’m not sure I would want to be on the ark with 100 snails!
Amelia, great use of your farm animals at home to show how you solved the problem.
Nikolai, what fantastic answers to the question if 12 feet went into the ark? I love the way you have used pictures and have clearly written your number sentences!
A school of bakers!
I have loved seeing so many of your pictures since you have been learning from home but there has been one familiar theme...baking! It’s a good job I can’t put weight on just from looking at your creations. We definitely have some contenders for the Great British Bake Off, maybe you could try Junior Bake Off.
Take a look at the talent we have at Westcourt!
Half Term Fun!
It’s been great to having a week off and having no home learning to complete. I do hope that you have managed to have some fun. Send your pictures in and I will add them below!
Last week I set you a maths challenge to find out how many ways you could build a tower out of 3 colours or 4 coloured blocks.
Thank you to everyone who sent in their answers. Yes, there were 6 ways using 3 colours and 24 ways using 4 colours!
Have a look at the answers below.
You have all been so creative with your big mouth creatures this afternoon!
Which is your favourite?
Thank you Simra, Lewis, Jack and all the key worker children in school!
Lewis, thank you for your video message, it made my day! We are missing all of you at school as well.
Artist Paul Klee said ‘a line is a dot that went for a walk’. This is often what happens with a doodle…you don’t plan to draw, your pencil just seems to wander off across the paper. This drawing is made from an almost unbroken line that makes a series of round-cornered boxes. The artist then added stick legs and eyes to make the shapes into a quirky character.
Why not have a go at taking a dot for a walk? Don’t plan your picture. Just let your pencil wander randomly. See what happens when you add eyes, arms and legs to your doodle.
Have a look at the link below.
Fantastic learning from the Dempster boys!
Harry wrote his first poem and made a recording of it for me to watch. It was brilliant! He had to draw himself as a baby surrounded by his favourite toys. He also drew kaleidoscope images based around the creation, dangers and luxuries of life and has also been learning how to subtract fractions.
Freddie wrote his very first book review, has met his AR target twice and has been completing 6-8 pages of work everyday.
keep up this amazing learning, we are all so proud of you!
Thank you to James, Jessica, Katelyn, Edward, Georgia, Nikolai and Shaun who all sent in great answers for the maths challenge. You are all super stars!
Have a read and see what is going on in the world.
Georgia and Nikolai have worked very hard on the maths challenge. Have a look at their work. Well done, keep it up!
Whole School Maths Challenge!
Have a go at the whole school maths challenge. I need your help finding out what the question is!
1. Pick a number, either 14, 24, 240, 2,400 or 24,000.
2. What number sentence can you make that has the answer above?
3. Year R, 1 and 2: what + and - number sentences can you write?
4. Year 3, 4 ,5 and 6: what +, - x and division number sentence can you write?
5. Find all the possibilities you can.
6. Pick one number sentence that you think is hidden in the envelope!
Remember you can use equipment to help you add and subtract (e.g. cars, pencils, small bricks). Or pictures or jottings to help with your workings.
Key stage 2, remember what do you know about 24 that could help you to find number sentences for 24,000?
You have until Thursday 21st to email your answer in!
Look at these beautiful pets.
Amelia and Jack have two cats, one is called Dash with the tash!
Freya has a gorgeous dog called Rosie.
Cameron and Sofia grandparents have a cat called Sybil!
Katelyn, Jessica and James have two cats called Ben and Jones. Ben is the fluffy one on the left and Jones is on the right. Ben is super laid back and meows when he wants food or to go outside Jones is frightened of everything and runs away all the time. They love sitting together cuddling.
Look at Bruno the German shepherd and Denzil the pony.
Georgia has a pet cat called Lola and lots of fish!
I love hearing about your weekend and what you have been up to!
Evie and Teddy have been keeping fit by going out on bike rides. They have also been exploring the woods as a family which is great fun!
Harriet has been horse riding, learning to thread the needle, around the world and trotting over poles! I loved the videos, they were amazing. What a great skill to learn!
Harry and his dad are taking part in the couch to 5K and they went out running this morning at 7am! Mum and Freddie had a great time with Joe Wicks!
I loved hearing that both boys have been busy working through their learning packs and activities on their class web page. They also watched the new BBC bitesize programmes that launched today on CBBC. Your teachers are going to link some of your learning to this but do check it out at
BBC Bitesize will be free for BT, Plusnet Mobile and EE customers without eating into your data allowance. The article below says
All contract and pay-as-you-go customers of BT Mobile, EE and Plusnet Mobile will be eligible and the free package will continue while schools remain closed. No registration is required - the free access will happen automatically.
See the article below.
Its great fun and you will learn lots.
Like everyone else I stayed at home this weekend except going out for some exercise! It was cold but beautiful. These are two pictures that I took.
Keep sending in your pictures to me as I love seeing them all!
Prizes can remain in school until we fully open.
Prizes will be given directly to any child who is part of our key worker groups in school.
However, if you would like to collect your prize when you are out on your daily walk they can be collected as follows.
Prizes from the chocolate raffle can be collected on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January. Please come between 9.30 - 12.15 or between 1-2pm. Please come to the main gate and when the intercom is answered please state that you have come to collect a chocolate prize, who the child is and the prize. We will then place the prize on the table outside the main office where Karen works.
Chocolate Raffle Winners!
New Zealand: Katelyn
1 Australia: Charlie
3 Canada: Iris
4 Turkey: William
Chocolate with animal
1 New Zealand: Makala
2 Turkey: Henry
3 Canada: Buvi
4 Egypt: Ruby
1 Sri Lanka: Harvey
2 Australia: Faye
3 Egypt: Brandon
4 New Zealand: Ruby
5 India: Sienna
6 Australia: Mia B
7 Australia: Grace
8 Turkey: Mia M
9 Canada: Danny W
10 Turkey: Dominic
1 France: Cerys (Cel
2 Australia: Grace
3 Egypt: Brandon
4 Sri Lanka: Tommy
5 Egypt: Zahra
6 Canada: Tianna
7 Canada: Sumpriti
8 Kenya: Nikolai
9 Canada: Sumpriti
10 Norway: Harry
Box of chocolates
Daily Milk Large: Australia Nevaeh
Daily Milk Small
Gingerbread Match Makers: Norway Lexie
Tube of Chocolate
Egypt: Jessica B
Loving the work that has been sent to me. What a great start to term!
Have a look below, this makes me smile!