Friday 16th July
Good Morning Turkey Class,
Wow, I cannot believe that it is the last day of term and your last day as Year 1s!
As it is the last day today, I would like you to do lots of things that make you happy. You can play your favourite game or read your favourite book or watch your favourite film. It is meant to be very warm today so maybe you could go and play outside but make sure you have your sun cream and hat on or find a shady spot. Sing and dance along to your favourite songs too.
You have all worked so hard at home and we cannot believe how long it has been since we have seen you all together. We have missed your smiley faces and your enthusiasm. We have loved seeing all of the work that you have been doing at home, remember to say thank you from us to the adults that have helped you.
A huge well done to Daris for your super work -
Thank you too for our message, it made us both smile.
A huge well done to Sebastian for your super work too -
You have both sent us so much work since March and have been working so hard, we have been really impressed with your love of learning and super attitude. Unfortunately we can’t give you a real sticker but here is a virtual sticker to say well done Daris and Sebastian.
We are really proud of each and every one of you in Turkey Class, you have all worked so hard and adjusted to this new way of learning.
I am looking forward to seeing you on your first day back in September when you will spend the day in Turkey Class.
Have a super summer and keep being the fantastic little people that you are.
I would just like to say thank you for all your hard work during this very strange time. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching your children and they made me feel very welcome when I joined the school in January. They are all such kind and caring children with so much enthusiasm and zest for life. I hope that you have enjoyed your time teaching them at home, I am sure that there have been some challenges along the way and we really appreciate all that you have done.
Have a lovely summer, enjoy the break and I look forward to seeing you at the start of the new school year.
Thursday 15th July
I cannot believe that it is Thursday again and that tomorrow is the last day of the school year, time has really flown by.
For Maths today I would like you to practise some of the skills that we have learnt this year. There are lots of games to choose from here -
Once you have created your life cycle have a go at writing about the life cycle using these time words -
If you haven’t finished your packs yet, try to finish a few sheets today.
Have a super day.
Wednesday 14th July
Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and happy. This will be my last post to you as Miss Pearce will be setting you work from tomorrow as usual. I just wanted to tell you how much of a joy it has been to teach you this past year in Turkey class. You have all been amazing and you are a credit to your parents. You have all grown in confidence this year and this will continue as you move on to Australia class. I will miss you all but will continue to see you around the school as I won't be very far away in Norway class.
You can keep sending in pictures of what you have been doing to Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk and make sure you have a fantastic summer holiday. I'm looking forward to seeing you all in September.
Take care and stay safe
Tuesday 14th July
Good morning everybody. I hope that you all had a lovely day yesterday. Well done to Daris and Sebastian who sent their work in. I am glad you carried out the experiment Sebastian and it looked very impressive. I'm loving the hair too!
I hope you all managed to pick up your last home learning pack for this year from school. It contains your school report and a little present from us. I will see you all again on the first day back at school.
Have a lovely day.
Monday 13th July
Good morning everyone. I hope that you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunny weather. Today I would like you to listen to this story.
Take a look at this experiment that you can do at home. You just need a few ingredients that you may have at home.
Send me some pictures of your results.
Have fun! Your new packs are coming out today and in it is your school report. I hope you enjoy sharing with your family and there is lots of information in there about who is your new teacher and which class you are going into. I have also put in something extra for you to keep.
Have a lovely day today.
Friday 10th July
Wow, it’s the end of another week. I hope that you have had a good week. Daris, you have been working so hard. Well done for all of your fantastic work, you are a superstar.
Today I have set you some Maths work on Purple Mash. I would also like you to answer these time questions -
a) 1 week b) 1 minute c) 1 hour d) 1 year e) 1 month f) 1 second
For English, I would like you to do a speaking activity with your adult - there is no writing today! I would like you to use your imagination. Imagine you have found an old suitcase under a bush at school. I would like you to answer these questions about the suitcase. You need to answer in full sentences using lots of descriptive language.
There are also some reading activities to complete on Purple Mash too.
Have a lovely day and a super weekend ready for our last week of term next week.
Thursday 9th July
Good Morning Everyone,
I hope that you have had a good week so far and that you are all finding lots of fun things to do at home.
Today I would like you to practise telling the time.
Have a go at Level One and see if you can remember o'clock and half past.
For English I would like you to think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet and an adjective to describe that animal using the same initial letter for example for A you could have amazing ant. Then can you think of something beginning with the initial letter that the animal could be eating for example An amazing ant is eating an apple. See if you can make some really silly sentences. You might not get through the whole alphabet today so could finish it tomorrow. Maybe you could draw some pictures to go with your silly sentences.
Remember to do a few pages from your pack too and to keep smiling.
Have a super day.
Wednesday 8th July
Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. Today I would like you to practice and learn the next set of tricky words. Remember that these words are hard to sound out using our phonics so we have to learn to spell them.
Have fun today and stay safe. Do a few pages from your home learning pack and your last learning pack will be available from early next week.
Tuesday 7th July
Good morning everyone. I hope that you are all well and ready for some more learning. Today I would like you to have a look at finding a half of something. Take a look at this.
Have a go at finding have of an object around the house. Don't forget that each half has to be equal.
I would also like you to practise your number bonds as I think we may have forgotten them.
Have a lovely day and remember to do some of your home learning pack.
Stay safe and happy
Monday 6th July
Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.Well done once again to those children who are sending us their lovely work in. Well done to Sebastian who followed instructions carefully to create a picture of the lion in the story of 'How to be a Lion'. We listened to this story in class and the children created some lovely artwork just like Sebastian.
Well done to Daris too as he wrote a lovely story about foxes and ducks. He used great conjunctions and time connectives too. Lovely handwriting Daris and very well written.
Have a lovely day today and don't forget to carry on working on your home learning packs.
Happy Friday Everyone,
I hope that you have had a super week of learning. You are all doing so well and I love seeing your super work.
It was such a rainy day yesterday, there were lots of puddles everywhere and lots of grey clouds in the sky. Today I would like you to write a story about a rainy day. Have a look at this rainy day picture -
I would like you to write a story about the picture. Here are some questions to help you to write your story -
Have fun writing your story. When you have finished, maybe you could share your story with someone in your home.
For Maths have a go at the number bond game, level 3 is really tricky and you have to be really speedy too.
Remember to do some sheets from your pack too.
Have a lovely day and keep being superstars.
Thursday 2nd July
I hope that the sun is going to come out today, it was a bit grey and windy yesterday.
For English today I would like you to play wordshake, it's a bit like the game we play on the board in class when we have to find as many words as we can.
Maybe you could then have a go at using some of your words in some super sentences. Or you could have a go at writing some questions, don't forget your question marks too.
For Maths I would like you to have a go at comparing numbers.
Then I would like you to see if you can write an answer for each of these problems -
I am thinking of the number 34.
I also have a recycling game for you to play.
Try to do a few pages from your packs and enjoy a reading session. Retell your story to someone in your home, can you remember everything that happened in your story?
Have a lovely day.
Wednesday 1st July
Good morning everyone. I hope that you had a good day yesterday and got some fresh air although the rain didn't help.
Hopefully some of you managed to get onto AR and complete a Star reading test and have started to take some quizzes.
Today I would like you to look at recognising coins. There are lots of different ways to sort them so have a go at sorting some coins that you may have.
Do you remember our yoga lessons from P.E? I have put on a video for you to try at home. See if you can remember some of the moves.
Have a lovely day today and stay safe and have fun.
Tuesday 30th June
Hi everyone. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday and were able to get some fresh air.
Well done to the children that have logged on and taken an AR test. Some of you have even taken a Star reading test to see what level you are now at. Fantastic work and keep it up! i have had some enquiries about how to log on to AR. Firstly, go to Miss Hart's page where she has put on a link to the AR website. When you get onto the page,put in your username. This will be the first letter of your name and the first four letters of your surname. So Joe Smith would be -
I hope this helps and if there are any problems, please let me know.
Today I would like you to listen to this story called How To Be A Lion.
At the end of the story the author invites you to draw along with him to create the Lion from the story. Have ago at drawing the lion and don't forget to send me your creations.
Keep doing a few pages from your home learning packs and I look forward to seeing all that you have been doing.
Take care and stay safe. Missing you all.
Monday 29th June 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to get out in the beautiful sunshine.
Have fun today and don't forget to do a few pages from your home learning packs.
Friday 26th June
Yay, it's Friday!
I hope that you have had a super week. I have set you a fun activity on Purple Mash today - you get to make your own music. I had lots of fun playing with it!
For Maths I would like you to carry on adding coins.
I would like you to imagine that you have 20p to spend in the shop. You can buy the same item more than once. I wonder if you can solve these problems -
Remember to do a few pages from your pack too and read a good book or two.
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 25th June
Wow, what a hot day yesterday! I hope that you enjoyed the lovely weather and managed to find a cool spot.
Daris, you have been working so hard on your home learning pack, well done. I can see that you are still doing beautiful handwriting. You should be very proud of yourself and your super work. I am pleased to see that you have been practising your key words too.
Try to do a few pages from your home learning pack too.
Have a lovely day and have fun too.
Wednesday 24th June
Good morning everyone. Another sunny day today! Lets hope it's not too hot .
Today I would like you to listen to this story. It's called the Old Toy Room.
Remember to send your finished story to our website Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk and I look forward to reading them.
Have a lovely day and stay safe.
Tuesday 23rd June
Good morning everyone. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday and enjoyed the sunshine. I hope you were able to carry on with your learning packs and remember to do 2 or 3 pages a day.
Today I would like you to look at these videos. They explains all a plant needs in order to grow healthily and the different parts of a plant. Watch it carefully and answer these questions -
Have a lovely day and stay safe. Keep sending your work in as I really enjoy hearing and seeing what you have been doing.
Monday 22nd June
Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and you were able to get out in the sunshine.
Well done to those children who have been completing their home learning packs. Great work from Daris who completed the Rainbow Treasure Hunt. Lets see who else can complete it today. Hopefully you have all collected your new home learning packs ready for you to start work on.
If you have picked up your home learning packs, please complete a few pages today. It's going to be very hot this week so make sure you put some sun cream on and drink plenty of water.
Friday 19th June
Hooray, it's Friday,
I hope that you have had a lovely week, I am looking forward to a sunny weekend!
Today I would like you to go on a rainbow treasure hunt - you could go on the treasure hunt around your home or outside. You need to find at least one item for each colour of the rainbow, draw a picture of the things that you find and remember to label them too. You could make a sheet like this -
I wonder what things you will find!
For Maths today I would like you to have a go at the Blast Off game looking at two digit numbers.
Try to do a few sheets from your home learning pack and remember that you are all doing really well and making us very proud.
Have a good day and a lovely weekend too.
Thursday 18th June
What a lot of rain we had yesterday! There were lots of puddles and it made me think about jumping in puddles. I have found a poem for you today about splishing and splashing - maybe you could draw a picture to go with the poem.
Have a super day today and I look forward to seeing some of your lovely work soon.
Wednesday 17th June
Good morning everyone. i hope you are all well. Thank you to the children who are sending their work in. Harrison - Well done for finding differences between the seaside 100 years ago and the seaside today. Keep up the great work. Sophia-Maria - Great work on counting in 5's up to 500! A fantastic achievement .
Today we are going to continue our work on the Seaside. You can watch the next part of Magic Grandad. Watch it carefully and think about these questions. What is hokey pokey? Why did people drink sea water? How were the people dressed?
It doesn't look as it has changed much! The boats and clothing are different though.
Keep working on your home learning booklets and don't forget to send your work in.
Tuesday 16th June
Hello everyone. Another lovely day ahead. I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
It's nice to see some of you sending in your work and completing your home learning packs. Well done to Harrison for counting in 5's up to 420! I wonder if you can count an higher? Have a go!.
Look at how the Seaside has changed over the years.
Have fun watching it and take note of all the things that are different and all the things are the same.
Have a good day and stay safe. Don't forget to keep doing a few more pages of your learning journal.
Monday 15th June
Good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the lovely sunshine.
Today I would like you to have a look at these maths questions. It will help you practice counting in 5's. Have a go and see how you get on.
Can you continue counting in 5's? Write them down and see how far you can go. Try counting in 2's and 10's. What number did you get too? Send in your work to see had the highest number.
Thank you to all the children who have been sending their work in. Well done to Daris and Harrison for your continued hard work. Miss Pearce and I love to see all the hard work that you have been doing and don.t forget to send in your work to Turkey@westcourt,kent.sch.uk.
Have fun and have a lovely day.
Friday 12th June
I hope that you have had a good week and have found lots of things to keep you busy.
Today I would like you to have a look at split digraphs. Can you remember all of the split digraphs?
They are a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.
Here are five phoneme spotter activities - you do not have to do all of them today though! Choose one or two and see if you can answer the questions.
Keep working through your pack too and practising your reading.
Have a super day of learning and a lovely weekend too.
Thursday 11th June
Wow, it is lovely to see how hard you have been working and to see some of your lovely artwork! We are very proud of you all.
Today I would like you to practise your phonics, see if you can help the frog to cross the road by landing on the real words. Be careful not to land in the water!
Now have a go at writing some of your own yes/no questions. Remember that a question needs a question mark. Once you have written your yes/no questions maybe you could test somebody in your home to see if they can get all of the answers correct. You could write your questions about animals or seasons or fruit and vegetables. Here are a few examples of yes/no questions -
For Maths I would like you to practise odd and even numbers. Here is a song to remind you about odd and even numbers -
Try to do a few pages from your home learning pack too and enjoy a story or two today.
Have fun and keep smiling.
Miss Pearce 😁
Wednesday 10th June
Good morning everyone. A bit of a grey start to the day but hopefully it will brighten up later so you can go outside for some fresh air. Well done to the children who have been sending their work in.
Today i would like you to continue to work through your home learning booklet. You could work on finding out about different materials and how they look and feel.
Have a look at this maths lesson about counting in 2's.
Have a great day today and have fun and stay safe.
Tuesday 9th June
Happy Tuesday everyone. Another sunny morning and lets hope it stays sunny all day. It was lovely to see some of you back in school yesterday and I hope you had a good day. Hopefully you have all picked up your learning packs. Thank you for sending your work in. Well done to Harrison. A lovely storm picture.
Today I would like you to complete your pages of your home learning booklet about naming animals and animal sorting. What is your favourite animal? Draw a picture of it and label it.Don't forget to send it in.
Have a boogie with the trolls and have a lovely day.
Monday 8th June
Good morning everyone. I hope you had a lovely weekend although the weather wasn't very good. I hope you managed to get out and have some fresh air.
Thank you to all the children who have seen work in.
Well done to Harrison for designing your own creature. What do you think you are going to call it? Well done to Sophia-Maria for your super work. You have completed your maths challenge and your work is beautifully presented.
Today I would like you to create your own picture of a storm.
When you have finished label your picture with some adjectives i.e. crashing waves, dark sky. Send me you finished pictures and I will put them in our gallery.
Keep working on the pages of your home learning pack and remember to have fun too!
Friday 5th June
Wow, this week has really flown by! I hope that you have enjoyed the first week of Term 6 and have all been working really hard. I missed the sunshine yesterday so am hoping that it manages to shine a little today.
Yesterday you listened to the story The Storm Whale. Can you remember what happens in the story? Did you retell the story to your adult?
Today I would like you to have a look at this picture from the story and see if you can spot Noi's cats. Read the sentence to check how many cats Noi has and see if you can find them all.
I have some questions that I would like you to answer. Have a go at writing a sentence to answer each question, I have written an example for you.
Noi is watching his Dad go to work.
I have also set you some activities to complete on Purple Mash - I am looking forward to seeing your beach hut creations.
Have a super Friday and keep up all the good work.
Thursday 4th June
Good Morning Everyone,
I hope that you had a good day yesterday and have been working hard. I wonder if the sun will shine today or if we will have more rain, what would happen if we had a mixture of rain and sun? Maybe you could draw a picture to show what happens when it is sunny and raining at the same time.
Today we are going to have a look at what animals eat. Can you remember what carnivores, omnivores and herbivores are? See if you can remember and then watch the below video to check that you were right. Here is a clue- one eats meat, one eats plants and one eats meat and plants.
Today I would like you to design your own animal. Here is an ideas sheet to help you to think about your creation.
Think about what body parts your animal might have – will it have wings, a tail, feet, arms, legs?
Remember to draw a detailed picture of your creation and then label the body parts and give your animal an exciting name.
Would your animal be a carnivore, a herbivore or an omnivore?
For Maths I would like you to practise writing your numbers 0 – 20 making sure that you write them neatly and checking that they are the right way around. Then can you use your numbers to make number sentences – can you pick two numbers between 0 and 20 and make addition and subtraction number sentences. If you want to challenge yourself you could pick three numbers and create your own number sentences. See if you can create ten different number sentences.
Try to do a few sheets from your home learning pack and remember to keep reading too.
This term we would have looked at the book Storm Whale. Listen to the story and then tell your adult what happened in the story. What did you like about the book?
Have a super day and I look forward to seeing some of your learning soon.
Wednesday 3rd June
Good morning everyone. I hope that you had a lovely day yesterday and enjoyed the sunshine. I hope that you were able to pick up your home learning packs as they are now ready for collection. This pack has lots of activities for you to do and we have included some science as well as English, maths and phonics for you to do.
Thank you for sending in the work that you have completed on the Seaside.
Harrison - A lovely recount of your day at the beach.
Sophia-Maria - What a collection of different seaside creations! You have created a lovely beach scene and a poster. I also love your colourful seashells.
Keep sending your work in so I can share it with everybody.
Please collect your home learning packs and start working through the first couple of pages in your booklet.
Make sure you have a great day and stay safe.
Tuesday 2nd June
Good morning everyone. Great weather again today and i hope you have been able to get out and enjoy it.
Thank you so much to Harrison for sending in the picture he created of the Seaside. He had a little help from his mum and I think they have done a fantastic job. A great use of different materials too!
Keep sending your pictures in and tell me what you have been doing over half term.
Today I would like you to write about a day you have had at the seaside. What did you see? What did you do? What did you eat?
Don't forget to use capital letters and full stops and try to include some interesting adjectives to describe.
I look forward to reading your writing and your pictures.Your new learning packs will also be ready for you to collect this week too.
Take care and stay safe
Monday 1st June
Good morning everyone. I can't believe that it is June already and our last term together. I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the lovely weather. Please send in any of the activities that you did and I will put them in our gallery. Remember to send them in to Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk
This term our topic will be The Seaside. We will be looking at features of the seaside and how they have changed over the last 100 years or more. Have you ever visited the beach? What did you do there? What did you see? Today I would like you to create a picture of a day at the Seaside. You can use all different materials and don't forget to send it in.
Have a lovely day today and I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Take care and stay safe.
Friday 22nd May
Happy Friday Everyone,
Wow, it is the end of Term 5 today! This term has really flown by. Today I would like you to finish off any work in your home learning pack.
Then why not go on a Pirate Adventure! There are lots of fun games to play.
You have all worked so hard this term and we are really proud of you.
Enjoy your half term holiday and keep smiling.
Thursday 21st May
What a beautiful day it was yesterday! The sky was a beautiful blue colour and the sun was very bright all day. Can you create your own sunny day picture today? You could use paints or colouring pencils. Remember to send us your pictures so that we can share them with everybody. Here is an idea to help you but you can also use your imagination to create your picture.
Patrick the Panda has been looking for ideas for his picture.
For English today could you have a go at some of the games on Small Town Superheroes, there are lots of different games to choose from. I had a go at some of the games, my favourite was the parts of the word game. Let me know which game you liked playing.
For Maths today I have a challenge for you. I would like you to work out how many birthday candles you will have blown out by your 6th birthday if you blew out one for your first birthday and two for your second birthday etc. You could use drawings to help you or you could use objects to make pretend cakes and candles. Let us know if you manage to solve the Maths problem.
Remember to keep reading too. Here are some questions to think about when you read your book today -
Have a super day and enjoy the sunshine.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine and are all able to get out at some point to get some fresh air.
Did you take a look at the quiz and did you get them all correct? If you haven't looked at it yet then have a go and no peaking at the answers!
Did you find lots of words in Westcourt School? Send in your answers and I will share them. Well done to Kye who has been working very hard on his home learning. You have been very busy and keeping up with your studies .
Have a great day everyone and stay safe.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Hello everyone. I hope you had a lovely day yesterday enjoying the sunshine.
Well done to the children who have completed their home learning booklets. Daris has been working very hard and he has completed lots of his pages. Fantastic work Daris. Well done to Sophia-Maria and Seth for the work that you have been completing for your home learning. You are doing a fantastic job.
I would also like you to make as many words as you can from these words.
How many words can you find? What is the longest word that you can find. Write all the words that you find and we will see who has the most and the longest word. Good luck!
Have a lovely day and stay safe everyone
Monday 18th May
Good morning everyone. I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine ☀️.
Today I would like you to take a look at this website and have a goat completing the challenges. There is sentence building for you to do as well as lots of other challenges.
Have you had a go at our quiz yet? Take a look at the link at the top of this page and you may see some familiar faces!
Have a lovely day and stay safe
Mrs Outred 😀
Friday 15th May
Happy Friday Everyone,
I hope that you have all had a super week. It is great to see how hard you are all working. Thank you for your e-mail Seth, you have been working really hard.
Today I have some challenges for you to complete. For your English challenge I would like you to write some sentences about this picture.
I would like you to write 5 sentences and your challenge is to include these words in your sentences -
For your Maths challenge I would like you to pick your favourite toy and then find -
Draw and label pictures of the objects that you find.
Patrick the Panda has been practising washing his paws today.
Make sure that your poster is brightly coloured and has neat, clear writing.
Remember to send us pictures of your work so that we can share it with everybody. We do love to see how hard you have been working.
Have a lovely day.
Thursday 14th May
I hope that you had a good day yesterday and enjoyed writing your stories. Today I would like you to reread your stories and see if you can improve them. Check that you have used capital letters and full stops. Have you added adjectives (describing words)? Does your story have a beginning, a middle and an end? Can you add anything else to your story? What could happen next? Once you have reread your story and checked it then maybe you could share it with someone in your house. Remember to read it to them using a lovely clear voice.
I also thought today would be a good day for a boogie. Pick one of the songs and have a good dance.
Keep working hard on your packs too and reading. I have just finished the book that I have been reading and am looking forward to picking my next book. I wonder what book you will read today!
Have a good day and let’s hope that the sun shines today.
Wednesday 12th May
Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves busy. Well done to the children who have been accessing PurpleMash. Today I would like you to create a story . Remember to have a beginning, a middle and an end to your story. I have set you all a to do on PurpleMash and you can create your own story and illustrate it too. I look forward to reading them all. Well done to Harrison for his fantastic drawing of an elephant. Great artwork 🐘
Don't forget to do some of your home learning pack every day and remember to stay safe and have fun.
Mrs Outred 🙋🏼♀️
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a good day yesterday and have been keeping yourselves busy. Thank you to all the children who have been completing the tasks set on Purple Mash. It is nice too see that you are keeping up with your school work and that you are enjoying your learning. Keep logging on to Purple mash and We will set you new tasks throughout the week. Did you have a look at the maths challenge? Did you find all the odd and even numbers? You are getting really good at number bonds to 20 so keep up the good work 🏆.
I hope you enjoyed the GoNoodle work out yesterday. Have another go today and see if you can remember all those dance moves🕺🏻.
I hope that you are keeping up with your reading and i know that some of you have been practising your phonics. Take a look at Phonics Play which we use in our phonics lessons. There are lots of activities to complete and they are fun too. It is free at the moment so have a look.
Have a lovely day and I look forward to hearing from you soon ☺️.
Monday 11th May 2020
Good morning everybody. I hope that you all had a lovely weekend although yesterday was a bit of a surprise as it was so cold. How did you celebrate V.E Day? Did you have a celebration with your family? I know some places had a street party to celebrate and it was nice to see all the flags and commemorations that took place. If you celebrated this in any way, send us a picture for us to share.
I hope that you are working through your learning packs. Daris and Sophia -Maria have been working very hard on their character descriptions too.
Have a good day and hopefully it is not too cold outside for you to get a bit of fresh air. Have a go at exercising to one of our favourite dances. Have fun!
Thursday 7th May
I hope that you have had a good week and enjoyed the sunshine yesterday.
Well done to everybody who has completed work and either emailed it in or saved it on Purple Mash, you are all working very hard and we are very proud of you.
For today’s activity I would like you to think about another character from our story, I would like you to think about the character of the Wolf. Think about what he looks like and what sort of character he is too. Can you make a list of adjectives (describing words) to describe the Wolf and then can you use those adjectives to write a character description of the Wolf? See if you can think of some exciting adjectives to use in your character description. Remember to use neat handwriting and to reread your work to check that your sentences make sense. What else does a sentence need, can you remember? It needs a capital letter and a full stop too.
I have also set you some phonics activities to complete on Purple Mash. You can practise your phonics at Phonics Play too.
For Maths today I would like you to practise doubling. Can you create your own doubles poster, here is an example –
Patrick the Panda has been practising doubling too. I wonder if you can beat his score!
Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday to celebrate VE day so we will all have a long weekend. If you visit Miss Sexton’s page, you can watch Miss Sexton read some diary entries that were written at Westcourt during World War II.
Have a lovely day and keep working hard.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well and you are able to get out to enjoy this lovely weather 🌞. Well done to everybody who sent in their work on ‘The Sweetest Song’. Well done to Faye for her description of Little Daughter. You have used some great adjectives and I like your picture of her. Great work Harrison! A detailed description of the Wolf and a great picture too. He does look very scary! 🐺
Well done to everybody who has accessed Purple Mash. I was very impressed by what ambitions you have for yourself. Some of you wanted to be chefs and some police officers. Sebastian wants to be a rock star and he looks very determined to reach his goal. Keep on completing the tasks that we set.
Well done to all those who have collected their packs and they will still be available for you to collect if you haven't done so yet.
Have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine or have a rest just like one of my dogs Teddy seems to enjoy.
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope that you had a good day yesterday. Hopefully the sun will shine today and it will be a bit warmer. Your home learning packs were able to be picked up from yesterday so I hope that you were able to collect them. Just try to do a couple of pages each day and ask your adults to send in pictures of any home learning that you have completed.
Well done to Faye and Sophia-Maria for your lovely artwork. Your creations are very colourful and very imaginative. I glad you are having fun at home Faye and it's great that you have been singing and dancing and having water pistol fights with your brother.
Remember to do a few pages from your home learning booklet everyday as well as reading. I look forward to seeing what you have created today.
Take care and stay safe
Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and you were able to get some fresh air despite all the rain. Thank you to those parents who have been sending in your child's work and to the children who are working very hard on your home learning. Well done to Faye who is working super hard and I love all the work that you have been doing. I miss you too and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Well done Maya for you great work on Purple Mash. I was very impressed with Sebastian's house. You have worked very hard creating it and it looks fantastic.
Happy birthday to Daris who looks very smart. What a lovely cake and it looks delicious. I hope you had a fantastic day. Well done to Harrison for his super story map. It is very detailed and you have drawn some lovely illustrations. I loved seeing your lovely smiling face too .
This story is from a collection of traditional tales. These tales are have been told for a long time by different story tellers before they were written down. Listen to the story and think about these questions.
I would also like you to draw a picture of some of the flowers or characters from the story and I will put them in on our class page. You can use anything to do this such as pencil or a collage with different materials. Have fun and i look forward to seeing your creations.
Have fun with your artwork and don't forget to keep reading everyday. Have a good day and remember to pick your new home learning packs today.
Friday 1st May
I hope that you all had a good day yesterday, the sun did shine a little bit but there was also lots and lots of rain!
Today the Book Trust are holding a ‘Pyjama-Rama’ day and we would like you to take part. ‘Pyjama-Rama’ day starts at 9.30am and is a whole day of stories and fun in your pyjamas (you can get dressed if you want to!).
Here is a list of all of today’s activities -
There are also lots of activities to choose from on the website too.
You can also make up your own fun activities too, here are a few ideas -
We look forward to hearing all about your ‘Pyjama-Rama’ day. Maybe you could send us some pictures too.
Have a super day.
Thursday 30th April
I hope that you have had a good week so far. I wonder what the weather is going to do today, I am hoping that the sun will shine so that I can go out for a nice walk and some fresh air. I hope that you have been on some nice walks.
Today your challenge is to draw a story map for the Jolly Postman. Your story map needs to show the Jolly Postman’s journey from house to house so you need to make sure that you draw the houses in the right order. Label all of the houses too. You can reread the Jolly Postman to remind yourself of his journey. Try to be creative with your story map. Here is an example of a story map to help you.
I have also set you some activities on Purple Mash. You do not need to do them all today, you can spread them over a couple of says. We do enjoy seeing all the activities that you have completed on Purple Mash so keep up the good work.
For Maths today I would like you to see how many ways you can find to make 12 using addition. Maybe you could use objects to help you but make sure that you always have 12. Can you record your number sentences neatly? Make sure that you write your numbers the correct way around too. If you would like a bit more of a challenge then see how many ways you can make 12 by adding three numbers together.
Patrick the Panda has been busy, he has made a panda. Have you made anything this week? You can send us pictures of your creations and we can share them in the gallery.
Have a super day and keep working hard. We are all very proud of you.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Good morning everybody! I hope you were able to get some fresh air yesterday and managed to dodge some of the showers. Thank you so much for the work that you have sent in. Well done to Faye and Harrison for the fantastic book reviews that you have written. The Highway Rat is one of my favourites along with anything written by Julia Donaldson. I'm glad you liked the way that the story is written in rhyme.
As you may have heard, someone will be celebrating a very special birthday tomorrow. Captain Tom Moore will be celebrating his 100th birthday! To celebrate this special birthday, he decided to set himself a challenge of walking 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. His challenge raised over £28 million and inspired lots of people around the world to donate or set up similar challenges.
Remember to keep doing a little bit of your booklet everyday. If you are finding a page difficult, then move on to the next page. Don't worry about it and just have fun with your learning.
Have fun and stay safe
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope that you had a lovely day yesterday and managed to get some fresh air. Last week I set you a task of going for a walk and looking at the houses or looking carefully at your own house or flat. So far we have only had a few children sending in their photos and drawings. Perhaps you could look at this again the next time you go for a walk. Have a look to see if the houses are joined to another house (terraced or semi-detached) or they are on their own (detached).It could be that you see flats or apartments. You may even see a bungalow which is a house on one level.
Have you read any good books lately? Remember to keep on reading for 15 minutes each day. You can read all types of books.They can be story book, fairy tales or non-fiction books about something that interests you. Remember that you can read ebooks on Twinkl that is free to use at the moment. You can write a book review of your favourite book and why this is your favourite. Happy reading!
Just to say well done to Daris for all of the fantastic work that you have completed in your booklet. You are working so hard and putting in lots of effort and showing great determination in completing your learning. Well done to Maya for completing your work on Purple Mash.
Please get sending your work into Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch
Have a lovely day and stay safe
Monday 27th April 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope you enjoyed the sunny weather this weekend and that you managed to get some fresh air.
Well done for all the work that you have completed so far and we love to see the photos that you have us of what you have been up to and your pets too! I love you pictures of your dogs and cats and hearing all about them. Well done to Daris for your fantastic letter .You used capital letters, full stops and included a question. Keep your fantastic work coming in and you will be able to look at them in our gallery.
Today I would like you to have a go at writing a letter to a friend. Don’t forget to include a question about how they are or what they have been up to. Tell them what you have been up to and how you are doing. Remember to use capital letters and the beginning of your sentences and for names and full stops at the end of your sentences.
Friday 24th April
Good Morning and Happy Friday,
I hope that you have had a good week and that you have all been working hard. We have received lots of pictures from you showing us your super learning, please do keep sending them to us as it makes us smile to see your happy faces and to see your fantastic work.
Well done to Sebastian for drawing a picture and writing a sentence about your favourite part of the story and for making your own sword and shield, I am sure that you will scare the dragons away! Well done Faye, you have been working really hard on your pack. I love your picture and your cat too! Seth you looked super cool sitting in the garden in your shades doing your learning, well done for doing a times tables challenge. Lovely drawings Sophia-Maria, I love the detail on your roof and Baby Bear’s jumper too.
Today I would like you to watch the Jolly Postman story again and have a look at all the letters that he delivers and then I would like you to write a letter to someone special. You could write your letter to a relative who you haven’t seen for a while or to a friend. Tell them what you have been up to at home and how you are feeling. Try to include a question in your letter too, you could ask them how they are or what they have been up to. Don’t forget the question mark though. Maybe when you have finished your letter you could post it too, I am sure that it would make your relative or friend smile.
Patrick the Panda has been practising reading.
Have you read any good books? Have you been practising your phonics? Maybe you could practise some phonics today, there are lots of free games here.
I would also like you to continue to complete more pages of your home learning booklet. Try to do a couple of pages every day and remember to access the websites that have been suggested to help you with your learning. I have put some more work on Purple Mash for you so have a look.
Have a lovely day and hopefully you can get outside although the weather is not going to be so brilliant.
Have fun and stay safe.
Have a lovely day of learning and try to get outside in the sunshine for a walk.
Thursday 23rd April
I hope that you have had a good start to the new term and that you had a lovely Easter. I have been enjoying going for walks and spotting all of the rainbows that children have drawn and put up in their windows. Have you drawn a rainbow?
Today it is St George’s Day. St George is the patron saint of England. Here is a story about St George.
Once you have watched the story, have a go at this quiz to see how much you can remember about the story.
Your challenge today is to draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and then write some sentences explaining why it is your favourite part. Don’t forget to include capital letters and full stops and to use your best handwriting. Maybe you could also create a dragon mask and then send us a picture of yourself wearing the mask so that we can share it in the home learning gallery.
Remember to complete some of your Maths sheets and keep practising your number bonds.
Patrick the Panda has been trying to do a puzzle, he says that it is very hard but he keeps persevering.
Have you been persevering with anything this week? Send us an email about your achievements so that we can celebrate with you.
Have a super day and keep up the good work, we are all very proud of you.
Wednesday 22nd April 🌼
Good morning everyone! Another sunny day. I hope you have been able to get some fresh air and have been getting some exercise. Have you spotted any birds in your gardens or on your walks? If you have send me some pictures and tell me what types of birds that you have spotted. I get a visit from a robin everyday and I think he is enjoying the food that I have put in the feeder although I have two greedy pigeons that also like the food. 🐦.
This is one of my dogs and his name is Eric. He is enjoying having mum at home and helping me with some decorating although he did step in the paint tray. He spends most of his time chilling with my other dog Ted. He is very naughty though and he likes to chew especially socks! Send in pictures of your animals as I would love to see them 🐶🐰🐭🐱
I hope that you have been able to access the Jolly Postman and have read the book. What was your favourite character? Did you spot any characters from different stories? Well done to Harrison who sent me a lovely picture of the Gingerbread Man and also a picture of your house. Well done to Faye who has accessed Purple Mash and has create a colourful picture of her house. Keep sending all your work in and I will put them in our galleries that are at the top of this page.
I hope you have also been able to look at some of the websites that have been suggested. Take a look at this website as it is very good to help you with your spelling. It’s free and it has really good activities.
Keep working on your packs and don’t forget to send me all your pictures of your work. Don’t forget to look at Purple Mash and complete some of the activities that I have set.
Have a lovely day and stay safe.
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Good morning everyone. It's another bright and sunny morning and hopefully you will be able to get out in your gardens today if possible. It was so lovely to speak to some of you yesterday and hear all about what you have been up to. Darcy-Leigh told me that she can now ride her bike without stabilisers! Well done Darcy-Leigh. It was also lovely to speak to all your parents to see how you are all doing and it was great to hear that you are all enjoying your home learning packs and going onto Purple Mash. Keep on trying to do a little bit every day and remember to keep up with your reading.
Our learning this term will be focused on homes. Did you manage to have a look around yesterday? Today you could draw a picture of a house that you can see. It could be your house or a neighbours house and then send them to me and I will put them in our Gallery. Remember to send all your work to Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk.
We will also be reading the Jolly Postman this term. See how many different characters you can see and try to discover which fairy stories they come from. Have a look at the words that are new to you and talk about these words with the adult that you are reading with. Draw a picture of your favourite character and don't forget to send it to me.
Have a lovely day and work a little on your packs. Try and access Purple Mash as I know lots of you have been working super hard on this. Take care and stay safe.
Good morning everyone and welcome to Term 5. I hope you all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the sunny weather that we have had. I hope that you had lots of fun playing in your gardens and that you haven't eaten too many Easter eggs. I hope you have been spotting all the wildlife and birds around and have spotted lots of different garden birds. I have a robin that visits every day as well as some sparrows and a blackbird. There are also some very greedy pigeons that like to take all the food from the bird feeders too! I look forward to hearing all your news. Please keep sending all your pictures to our class email address which is
Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk. Thank you for all the work that you have been doing over the holidays. Some of you have been working very hard on Purple Mash with some great results. Keep up the fantastic work.
This term we will be looking at houses. We will be looking at all types of houses so have a good look around when you go out for a walk. What are they made of? Are they attached to another house or are they on their own? Are they a flat or a bungalow? Have a good look and let me know what you have discovered.
I hope that you are still reading every day at home. It doesn't have to be a story book and it can be a comic or a non-fiction book or anything that interests you. There are some good websites for you to practice your phonics as this will help you with your reading.
Both of these websites are free for you to play and they have lots of activities for you to try.
There are lots of other websites for you to try to help you with your learning.
I hope that you all picked your packs up from school ready to start working on this term. Happy learning and stay safe and well.
Friday 3rd April
Morning Everyone, it’s Friyay!
I hope that you had a good day yesterday and enjoyed some time in the sunshine. I went for a lovely walk and looked at the beautiful flowers that are starting to spring up all over the place.
Patrick the Panda enjoyed looking for birds out of the window. He spotted a pigeon, some sparrows and a blue tit in the tree. What birds have you spotted?
Well done to Daris, Shaun and Sebastian for completing your work on Purple Mash. You are all working really hard at home.
Today you can finish your work pack and give yourselves a Marshmallow Clap for working so hard. Maybe you could pick your favourite activity on Purple Mash and have another go and try to improve on your last score.
I would also like you to complete an online safety activity and send us your finished pictures so that we can share them in the home learning gallery. Here is the link for the activity -
Have a super day and a lovely Easter holiday. We look forward to hearing all about it in Term 5.
Thursday 2nd April
I hope that you all had a good day yesterday. It has been lovely to see how hard you are working at home, keep up the good work!
Today I have set you two tasks on Purple Mash, one is a telling the time activity. Remember to look really carefully at the hands on the clock. The other activity is a sorting activity thinking about singular and plural nouns. Remember that singular means that there is only one and plural means that there is more than one eg cat is singular, cats is plural.
Patrick the Panda has been busy looking at and reading lots of books. Have you read any good books this week? Maybe you could send us a photo of yourself reading and we could share it on this page.
Have a lovely day today and I hope that the sun shines all day. Don’t forget to see if you can spot any birds in your garden. Patrick the Panda is going to see if he can spot any birds today. You could draw a picture of any birds that you spot and share them with us.
Keep working hard and helping at home.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Happy April Fools day everyone!
Hope you are all feeling well. Thank goodness the weather was a little bit better today and its looks like Rocco and Beau are enjoying their exercise on the trampoline. Daris has also been hard at work on his multiplication problems. Thank you to all the parents for sending in the pictures of your children's week. Please keep doing so and we will continue to share them.
Well done to Sebastian, Shaun, Harrison and Daris for completing the A-fish-metic challenge with some super scores. See if you can beat your score next time. Good work Tilly-Ann on completing your addition and subtraction challenge. Fantastic work on everyday materials and great explanations given.
Keep sending in all your lovely work and stay safe everybody.
Tuesday 30th March 2020
I hope you are all keeping well and safe. The weather hasn't been great but I hope you have managed to keep yourself occupied with indoor activities. Thank you for all the work that you have completed especially on Purple Mash. I have uploaded all the robot images that have been completed so take a look. Well done Sebastian for your fantastic poster. I know that, from the close members of my family who work for the NHS, your support and kind words are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
In KS1 we follow the Sounds Write programme to teach children phonics. Below is a link to explain how the programme works and also some activities for you to try. Thank you so much for your continuing support.
Monday 30th March 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you and your family have had a restful time although the weather has not been great. What have you been doing this weekend? Have you been doing any crafting or cooking with your adults? If so, ask if you can send some pictures of all your activities to Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk. I have loved all the home learning that you have done in the past week and especially all the robot pictures that you created using PurpleMash. Check these out in our Home Learning Gallery.Well done Sebastian for creating your Easter bonnet. Your sunny smile made my day .
Stay well everybody and make sure you get plenty of fresh air and exercise if you can and keep sending me your fantastic work
Friday 27th March
Good Morning Everyone,
I hope that you had a good day yesterday and that you had lots of fun with your learning. Well done to those of you who have completed work on Purple Mash, I have seen some great robots. Patrick the Panda went on a material hunt and found six different materials in the kitchen. How many materials did you find? Can you name the materials that Patrick the Panda found?
Remember to complete some work in your home learning pack and send it to us, we really enjoy seeing what you have been doing at home. There is also a Number Bonds game to play on Purple Mash today.
Patrick the Panda has been busy today practising his phonics and there is a link below for you to use to practise yours. Patrick’s favourite game is Picnic on Pluto.
Today can you use the Little Bird Spelling game to practise spelling tricky words and then pick one of the bird boxes and use the words to write some super sentences in your book. Remember capital letters, full stops and your best handwriting.
Have a super day of learning.
Thursday 26th March
Good Morning Everyone,
I hope that you all had a good day yesterday and managed to get out for a walk in the sunshine. Well done to everybody who has completed work on Purple Mash and in their home learning pack. It is great to see that you are working so hard. Well done to Kye who has completed lots of work in his pack.
Patrick the Panda has been working on Purple Mash and has designed a robot.
Can you use Purple Mash to design your own robot? Think about what materials you would use to make your robot.
Maybe you could go on a material hunt around your home and see what different materials you can find. Patrick the Panda thinks that he will be able to find 6 different materials, I wonder how many you will find?
Remember to read a little everyday. Oxford Owl has lots of books that you can read for free. You could draw a picture of a story that you have read and enjoyed and share it with us at Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk. You could have a go at writing a sentence about why you enjoyed the story too.
You could also use the Hit the Button game to practise number bonds to 10 or 20 or you could see how many ways you can find to make 20. You could use objects to help you and record your number sentences neatly in your book.
Have a lovely day and I look forward to seeing some of your super work soon.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good morning everybody! I hope you had a great day yesterday and manged to get some fresh air as it was such a lovely day. Well done to all the children who have completed. You have been amazing and have completed some super work. Well done to Daris as he has completed so much of his booklet.
Well done to Harrison and Shaun for completing your Maths challenge today on Purple Mash. Great times too! Well done also to Grace for your great work on collecting data and to Rocco for your fantastic postcard.Victoria has been very hard at work too with lots of different artwork. My favourite is her picture of herself which she has labelled. Super work also completed by Seth, Saamir, Darcy-Leigh, Harrison and Victoria. Hope you had fun completing the bubble number bonds.
Everyday try and read a little and complete some of your booklet. But most of all try and have fun with the learning and be good! I'm very proud of you all and all the hard work that you have completed so far this year. Keep up the good work and don't forget to send me pictures of any work that you have done or anything that you want to share with us.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Good morning everybody
I hope you and your family are all well and keeping busy. Most of you have received your learning packs which include maths and English activities for you to complete. Try to complete a couple of pages each day and their is also a number line in there to help you. Make sure you have plenty of breaks and try to run around the garden if you can.
We have been looking at Space in our topic 'Moon Zoom' and we have been reading the story of 'Beegu'.
I am also including a list of websites that will be useful for you to help you with your learning. Don't forget to post the work that you have been doing especially your work on Beegu. Also remember to use the login for Purple Mash to do the tasks that I will set you. Your login in your home contact book as well as in the pack you were given.
Please send this work to Turkey@westcourt.kent.sch.uk. Have fun with all you do and most of all stay safe and well
I look forward to seeing all your lovely work.
Term 1 Creative Homework
We had lots of lovely homework from Year 1 to share from our creative home learning in Term 1!