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Friday 17th July

Hello Class 1GW,

Wishing you all a wonderful summer holiday with your families. Have lots of fun! smiley
See you in September, 

Mrs Goodwin

Monday 6th July

Hello Class 1GW,

I hope you have all had a wonderful day completing your 'All About Me' work for Year Two.  I have seen some of these and they look great! You have taken great care with your handwriting and colouring. 

Thank you for all of your photos.  I have now combined these to make our class photo! I will upload it below so you can download it to keep. smiley

Have a great week, 

Mrs Goodwin

Class 1GW Class Photo

Friday 3rd July

Hello Class 1GW,

Just a reminder that all of your Year Two transition tasks for the next two weeks will be on your new class page on the website.  To find this, click here https://www.whitecourtschool.co.uk/class-pages/ and scroll down to 'Miss Hughes'.   I hope you have a lovely two weeks getting to know Miss Hughes .  She will also be calling you to say a little hello! 

For the children who chose for me to read 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse', I have added this below for you to watch.  smiley

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Goodwin

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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Thursday 2nd July

Hello Class 1GW,

I hope you all had a wonderful day today.  I enjoyed my first day back in the classroom with some of you.  We did miss the rest of the class, the children wanted to give you all a little wave, hello!

We sang this song today, you may like to sing it at home and join in with the dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBcrVzY4hDE

Thank you to Finley, Frankie, Elsie, Jocelyn, Ethan and Harry for your photos for our class photo! Please send any remaining photos before the end of the day tomorrow. 

Tomorrow's task is to watch my letter to you all. https://www.whitecourtschool.co.uk/mrs-goodwin-1/ Can you write a reply to tell me what your favourite memories of Year One are?

In school tomorrow, after we have written a letter, we will be watching Rainbow Fish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifXlc0QI2kY and discussing the story.  Then we will colour Rainbow Fish and think of ways to be a good friend.  I will attach this template below, in case you would like to join in at home. 

Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Goodwin 

A story just for you read by Mrs Donaldson πŸ“–

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Wednesday 1st July

Hello Class 1GW,

I hope you had fun today for our Virtual Sports Day.  I have seen lots of photos and videos of you all taking part which has been great to see.  Thank you to Elliott, Ivy, Alina, Ava, Oliver C for your photos for our class photograph today.  If you have not sent a photo, please do before Friday so I can combine these.  It would be great if you could all be included.  

Tomorrow there is a teacher Vs child challenge for you to take part in.  Click here for more details. https://www.whitecourtschool.co.uk/mrs-goodwin-3/ 

In the afternoon, call a friend in Year One and share your favourite memory from Year One.  

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Tuesday 30th June

Hello Class 1GW,

I hope you have had a lovely day.  Thank you to Olivia, Xavier and Levi for your photos.  If you have not sent a photo, please do before Friday so I can combine these to make a class photograph.  It would be great if you could all be included.  

Sienna, Harry, Ethan, Freya and Xavier have logged in to Sumdog.  Ethan has been working hard again today and has answered 356 questions! Well done Ethan, I will send some coins to you soon. smiley

Tomorrow is Virtual Sports Day.  Please do take part and have fun.  I would love to see videos and photos of you taking part.  To find out more, click here

https://www.whitecourtschool.co.uk/virtual-sports-day/

Have a wonderful day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Monday 29th June

Good morning Class 1GW, this week there are lots of activities for you to join in with to reflect on your time in Year One.
https://www.whitecourtschool.co.uk/wc-290620-2/
I am looking forward to seeing you at 9am for our farewell zoom! See you soon!

 

It was lovely to see you all on Zoom this morning with such big smiles! Thank you for coming. I have added some screenshots below which I took at the end.  I have also added these as a pdf document in case you would like to print to keep yourself.  Thank you to Emily, Alfie, Antonio, Logan, Rory and Freya who have already sent their photo on Purple Mash of themselves dressed in school uniform and standing in front of a brick wall ready for our class photo! I would really like to have all of your photos so we can have a complete photo to remember our year together by.  

Tomorrow's tasks are to make a time capsule and to watch myself reading your chosen book 'The Hare and the Tortoise'. 

Ethan, Xavier, Freya have logged in to Sumdog today.  Ethan has scored 301 questions! Well done Ethan, I will send you some coins soon. smiley

Have a wonderful day tomorrow, 

Mrs Goodwin

Class 1GW's Zoom Farewell Meeting Monday 29th June 2020

Smile Class 1GW

Wave Class 1GW

Pull a funny face Class 1GW

Say 'Turtles' Class 1GW

Friday 26th June

Ahoy Class 1GW, 

Shiver me timbers, it is Friday again! What a fun day it has been, I have included some photos from my day below.  I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing lots of photos from your Pirate Day at home and Mrs Donaldson has told me about the fun adventures the children have had in school today (I am glad to hear no one had to walk the plank!).  I am very impressed with all of your wonderful pirate outfits!  Keep voting for which book you would like me to read to you next week, this will end on Monday.

Ethan, Rory, Emily and Xavier have logged in to Sumdog today.  Rory has answered 198 questions! Well done Rory, I will send you some coins soon! smiley  

Next week is a week for you all to think about your time in Year One and to say goodbye before the summer.  We will hopefully be spending some time together in September before you become Turtles with Miss Hughes.  There will be lots of activities for you to enjoy with me next week, starting with a class zoom on Monday at 9am! I am so excited to see you all! Mrs Donaldson will also be joining us! Remember to prepare your bingo card ready for our first game.  smiley

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

See you MONDAY, 

Mrs Goodwin

Ahoy, Class 1GW! Wishing you all a wonderful day full of pirate fun! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ I am looking forward to seeing photos.

Thursday 25th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine. Thank you for the updates today.  I have added two books for you to vote between on Twitter, just like we used to in the classroom when we read a book together.  Before Monday, choose one book from the ones below for me to read to you next week.  You can vote on Twitter, email me on Purple Mash or send your choice to the home learning email.  

Emily, Ethan, Freya, Levi and Rory have logged in to Sumdog today.  Well done to Emily who has answered 350 questions correctly! I will send some coins to you very soon! smiley

Tomorrow, look at https://www.activeessex.org/news/national-school-sport-week-at-home-2020/ and try their Parent Vs Kids Fitness challenge!  It is an exciting day tomorrow as it is our pirate day and you will also find out what your class name will be when you move to Year Two! I wonder which animal it will be...

Have a fantastic pirate day - please remember to tweet photos, attach to an email on Purple Mash or send to homelearning@whitecourt.essex.sch.uk 

Mrs Goodwin

 

Which book would you like me to read to you next week? 

Wednesday 24th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine today.  Mrs Donaldson misses reading stories to you, just like I do, so she has recorded a story for you all to listen to which I will add below.  Rory, Ethan, Xavier, Finley, Emily, Jocelyn and Antonio have logged in to Sumdog today.  Well done to Ethan who has answered 188 questions today.  I will send some coins to you very soon. smiley  I hope you are all really excited for our Pirate Day! 

Tomorrow, look at https://www.activeessex.org/news/national-school-sport-week-at-home-2020/ and try their zumba challenge!

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Story Time with Mrs Donaldson

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Tuesday 23rd June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you had a lovely day today.  Thank you to Alina, Elliott, Alfie and Xavier for your updates.  Emily, Sienna, Freya, Jocelyn, Harry, Olivia, Antonio and Sienna have logged in to Sumdog today. Emily has answered 288 questions! Well done Emily, I will send you some coins very soon.  smiley

As we prepare for Pirate Day on Friday, I have recorded a pirate story for you to listen to below.  Would you like to be on a pirate ship? Do you have your ready outfit for Friday? It is going to be a hot day, you could wear a striped t-shirt and shorts.  

I thought I would share a maths website which you may enjoy.  You can sign up for a free trial for 21 days (subscription required which can be cancelled).  Watch a video here to find out a little more information about this website https://www.themathsfactor.com/tour/#Video

Continuing with National Schools Sports Week, look at https://www.activeessex.org/news/national-school-sport-week-at-home-2020/ and try their challenge tomorrow - juggling.  

Have fun, 

Mrs Goodwin

Story Time - On a Pirate Ship

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Monday 22nd June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have enjoyed the sunshine today.  It is looking likely to continue all week. smiley

Thank you for all the updates today via Twitter, home learning email and Purple Mash.  I have seen how busy you have been learning about money today.  Abigail emptied her piggy bank and my purse and has been recognising coins as well as  making amounts today.  A huge well done to the children who have replied to my email on Purple Mash!  It is lovely to hear about the things you are enjoying at home.  Ethan, Emily, Finley, Alina, Freya, Alfie, Logan and Antonio have logged in to Sumdog today.  Ethan has answered 337 questions! Well done Ethan, I will send you some coins very soon. smiley

This week is National Schools Sports Week. Active Essex are putting events online.  Look at https://www.activeessex.org/news/national-school-sport-week-at-home-2020/ and try their challenges each day this week.  Tomorrow's challenge is sitting volleyball.  

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Friday 19th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

Happy Friday! I enjoyed some lovely phone calls with some of you today.  It was great to say a little hello and to hear how busy you have been with completing home learning tasks and exploring the outdoors with walks, bike rides and puddle splashing!  

On Sumdog yesterday, Emily answered 238 questions! Well done Emily, I hope you have enjoyed the shiny coins I have sent to you. smiley Today, Sienna, Ethan and Xavier have logged in. and Sienna has answered 98 questions.  Well done Sienna, I will send you some coins very soon. smiley 

Just a reminder... Friday is our Pirate Day! I have added lots of activities on our home learning page for you to enjoy at home during the day.  Think about the resources you have and choose the ones you are able to do.  Have a look in your fancy dress boxes, wardrobes and chest of drawers... can you find a pirate themed outfit to wear? Perhaps you have a striped t-shirt or a plain red or black one, which you could wear with jeans or shorts if it is hot! Have fun planning!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Goodwin

Wednesday 17th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

Did you have rain, thunder and lightning today? We had lots this afternoon.  James enjoyed sitting on a chair next to our patio doors watching the rain fall to the ground! It has been so lovely to speak to a few of you this afternoon.  Yesterday, I sent you your first email on Purple Mash.  Have you seen it?  Can you reply to my email? Please share something with me at least once a week via Purple Mash, Twitter or the home learning email.  This could be a piece of work, telling me an adventure you have been on or sharing something you have enjoyed doing or making.  

Thank you to Alfie and Levi for your updates today.  You have both been really busy with your home learning. smiley Rory, Emily, Harry, Alfie, Elliott, Freya, Xavier and Antonio have logged in to Sumdog today.  Rory has answered an incredible 487 questions.  A huge well done to you Rory, some coins will be waiting for you soon.  smiley 

Do you have playing cards at home? If not perhaps you could make your own with paper or card.  Tomorrow's challenge is to play the game 'Larger card wins' below.

Have a great day,

Mrs Goodwin 

 

Tuesday 16th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I will be continuing my calls tomorrow.  I will also be sending you an email on Purple Mash.  You can send emails on there in between my calls and share your work or adventures with me.  Try and send me something at least once a week, via Purple Mash, Twitter or homelearning@whitecourt.essex.sch.uk  I love to see your learning as well as all the adventures you are having at home.  Thank you to Antonio, Logan, Freya, Elliott and Alina for your updates today.  Xavier, Alina, Elliott, Logan and Antonio have logged on to Sumdog.  Xavier has answered 98 questions.  Well done Xavier, some coins will be waiting for you soon.  smiley

Can you remember when we tied shoelaces in the classroom and many of us found it really tricky?  Your challenge tomorrow is to see if you can tie your shoelaces.  If you have not got any shoes with laces at home, you could use this template, punch holes and use something like string to tie instead.  Remember.... bunny ears! smiley

Have fun!

Mrs Goodwin 

Monday 15th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine today.  This week, I will be calling you all to have a catch up.  Have a think of something you have achieved recently which you are really proud of to tell me on the phone.  I have been sewing hair scrunchies this weekend to my daughter's delight! She now has a box full in her bedroom. 

Thank you to Freya and Alfie for your updates today.  You have both been very busy with your home learning, a big well done to you!  Logan, Emily, Elliott, Xavier, Freya, Oliver K, Alfie, Sienna and Antonio have logged in to Sumdog today.  Logan has answered 198 questions. smiley Well done Logan, there will be some coins waiting for you soon.   

Your challenge tomorrow is to create a self praise jar.  Find a jar or container and fill it with pieces of paper.  On each piece of paper, write something special about yourself, such as a special talent, things you enjoy, things people like about you, reasons why you are a good friend etc...  

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Friday 12th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

Happy Friday! I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful day.  We made some delicious flapjacks and Abigail played a game with lots of number related questions.  I will include photos below for you to see, perhaps you could make a similar game at home.  Thank you for your lovely updates.  You are really enjoying the pirate topic, which is great to see.  We will be having a Pirate Day on Friday 26th June.  If you have a pirate outfit at home, you can wear it and you will be completing pirate themed activities.  Save any pirate crafts which you have been making at home.  

Emily, Theo and Xavier have logged in to Sumdog today.  Well done to Emily who has answered 98 questions, I will be sending some coins to you very soon.  

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, 

Mrs Goodwin.

Thursday 11th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely day.  The children who were in school today were well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed seeing each other.  Well done, I am very proud of you! Thank you to Levi, Freya and Xavier for your updates.  Levi and Freya, I was impressed with your wonderful pirate drawings.  Xavier, I am looking forward to watching your caterpillars grow and turn into butterflies!  

Freya, Jocelyn, Emily, Finley, Xavier, Ivy and Sienna have logged in to Sumdog today.  Freya has answer 130 questions! smiley Well done Freya, I will send you some coins very soon! 

Tomorrow is going to be a little wet outside.  In the morning, we will be making some delicious flapjacks.  Your challenge is to bake something.  I know it is Food Friday so you could look on the Home Learning page for Mrs Burrell's video and give it a try! 

Have a great day, nearly the weekend again! 

Mrs Goodwin

Wednesday 10th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

Thank you to Logan, Alexia, Levi, Alina, Alfie, Finley and Freya for your updates.  I have seen lots of wonderful treasure maps.  I really like how you have used teabags, torn edges and burnt corners to make them look really old.  

It has been a very busy day on Sumdog with Noah, Elliott, Rory, Ivy, Finley, Emily, Sienna, Harry, Alina, Oliver K, Xavier, Freya, Theo and Antonio logging on today.  Noah has answered 262 questions! Well done Noah, there will be some coins waiting for you.  smiley

Tomorrow's challenge is to a play a game with your family.  It could be a board game, a ball game, a card game, a computer game or a game that you have created yourself.  I think it is going to rain in the morning so perhaps you could put your wellies on and go for a splash in the puddles!

I hope the children returning back to school have a lovely first day back.  I look forward to hearing about it when I next call.

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Monday 8th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely weekend and had a great day today.  I have been sewing lots this weekend and this morning I made a tablecloth for Abigail and James.  As the restaurants are closed, we set up a pizza restaurant here!  James spent most of the morning pretending to deliver pizzas on his toy car.  

Thank you to Freya, Jocelyn, Logan, Alfie, Xavier and Rory for your updates today via Twitter and the Home Learning email.  You are all really enjoying the pirate topic so far, which is great to see! 

It has been very busy on Sumdog today with Sienna, Emily, Ivy, Finley, Logan, Freya, Alina, Oliver C, Antonio, Xavier, Jocelyn, Macy and Harry logging in today.  Sienna has answered 146 questions! Well done Sienna, there will be some coins waiting for you soon.  smiley

Your challenge tomorrow is to describe yourself, a friend or a member of your family in 10 words.  Perhaps you could call the person that you have chosen to describe, to share the words that you have used.  

Have a good day, 

Mrs Goodwin

 

Friday 5th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great day today.  It was lovely to speak to a few more of you this afternoon.  Thank you to Xavier, Levi, Alina, Alfie, Alexia and Freya for your updates.  It has been wonderful to see your learning.  Thank you Alfie for completing our challenge and finding cars to match the colours of the rainbow! My sunflowers are growing really tall in the garden.  How tall are yours now? 

Emily, Alina, Sienna, Xavier, Finley, Freya, Antonio and Jocelyn have logged in to Sumdog today.  Emily has answered 341 questions - amazing! Well done Emily, there will be some coins waiting for you soon! smiley

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend, 

Mrs Goodwin

 

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Following the tragic news surrounding George Floyd this week, we at White Court feel it is important to have informative discussions surrounding diversity. As teachers we have put together some books and resources which we feel will enable us all to educate ourselves and reflect on what has happened in an age appropriate way. Please use at your discretion. 

 

All Are Welcome - Alexandra Penfold 

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

 

I Am Enough- Grace Byers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4jZxWiCxrY 

 

A Rainbow Of Friends- P.K. Hallinan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyS3B2t5V7k

 

2 Books which do not have You Tube links but are lovely: 

Little Leaders Exceptional Men In Black History - Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders Bold Women In Black History - Vashti Harrison

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Thursday 4th June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have had a lovely day.  Thank you to Alfie, Finley and Antonio for your updates today.  I am so pleased that you enjoyed designing your own pirate house.  They looked great!  I have spoken to quite a few of you this week, and I am hoping to speak to the rest of you tomorrow.  I am looking forward to saying a little hello! 

Jocelyn, Finley, Oliver K, Sienna, Alina, Emily, Logan, Harry, Alfie, Theo, Xavier and Antonio have logged in to Sumdog today! smiley Jocelyn has answered 221 questions!  Well done Jocelyn, I will send you some coins very soon.

This afternoon, Abigail spent lots of time in the garden finding objects to match the colours of the rainbow.  I wonder what you can find in your garden. 

Have a great day tomorrow, 

Mrs Goodwin

Wednesday 3rd June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have enjoyed a great day today.  Thank you to Finley, Alfie, Rory, Jocelyn, Ava, Levi and Alina for your updates. It has been lovely to see your learning. 

It has been another busy day on Sumdog.  Harry, Xavier, Antonio, Sienna, Freya, Ivy, Alexia and Alfie have all logged in today.  Harry has answered 127 questions! Well done Harry, some coins will be waiting for you soon. smiley

This afternoon, Abigail has been busy making a self-portrait with natural things which she collected from the garden.  I will include a photo below for you to see.  Your challenge tomorrow is to see if you can make one of yourself.  

Have fun, 

Mrs Goodwin

Tuesday 2nd June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have all enjoyed a great day today! Thank you to Elliott, Freya, Alfie, Alina and Rory for your updates.  Rory, it is so exciting that you have your first butterfly, I wonder whether the others have emerged today.  It is great to see that Class 1GW are enjoying 'The Pirate House' story, and there has been lots of great counting in 10s as well.  Abigail enjoyed dancing to this whilst making the link between counting in 10s and the 10x table: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-10-times-table-with-webster-the-spider/zm32cqt 

Sumdog has been busy today.  I am pleased so many of Class 1GW are enjoying this and it is great activity which you can do independently.  Today, Antonio, Logan, Emily, Xavier, Alfie, Jocelyn, Sienna, Elliott and Alina have logged in.  Elliott has answered 127 questions!  Well done Elliott, some coins will be waiting for you soon. 

Your challenge tomorrow is to write down the letters of the alphabet and think of an animal name for each letter.  How many letters of the alphabet can you complete?

Have fun, 

Mrs Goodwin

Monday 1st June

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have all enjoyed a fantastic half term.  Flat Mrs Goodwin and Flat Mrs Donaldson have arrived through many of your letterboxes now.  We have been on a variety of adventures already, many of which have made us smile lots.  Today is the beginning of our last term in Year One!  You have grown so much since you started Year One and have also grown massively in independence.  Just think of all the things that you can do now that you could not do in September! smiley

Today Abigail has been counting pasta, Smarties and Lego pieces in piles of 10 just like you!  The Smarties certainly didn't last long!  I really enjoyed speaking to Elliott and Alexia this afternoon, it was so wonderful to hear all the exciting things you have been doing recently.  Thank you to Alfie, Alexia and Rory for your updates today. 

Sumdog has been very busy today! Oliver K, Logan, Ethan, Xavier, Freya, Elliott, Alfie, Antonio and Emily have all logged in.  Oliver K has answered 116 questions, well done Oliver, I will be sending you some coins very soon.  I wonder who will answer the highest number of questions tomorrow... 

Your challenge tomorrow is see how many different animal noises you can make in 2 minutes. 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Friday 22nd May

Hello Class 1GW, 

Happy Friday! Today has been a very exciting day in the Goodwin household. When we woke this morning, we discovered a butterfly had emerged and then another soon followed.  Throughout today, another two have emerged, so we now have a total of four! Abigail and James have been so excited, running to the Butterfly Garden to check what had happened on regular intervals! Sadly, butterflies emerge very quickly, I missed the first three but I just caught the fourth on camera so will upload this video below for you to see.

Thank you to Logan and Jocelyn for your updates today.  Jocelyn created a delicious butterfly shaped pizza and Logan decorated a beautiful card shaped butterfly.  Abigail joined you today and made her very own butterfly shaped pizza which was delicious and so very easy to make using a tortilla wrap.  Thank you also to Alfie, Freya and Finley for your updates today.  Finley I am very excited to see your butterflies emerging very soon.

Oliver C, Elliott, Alina, Theo, Xavier, Alfie, Freya and Antonio have all logged in to Sumdog today.  Alina has answered 147 questions today! Well done Alina, there will be some coins waiting for you.  This week Ethan (maths), Xavier (grammar) and Alina (spelling) have spent the longest amount of time on Sumdog.  I will send you some extra coins as a well done to you! 

Class 1GW, I have been so proud of you all this half term. You have all been working so very hard.  I have been busy making something for you all.  This will be arriving very soon, so keep watch for the postman. smiley

Mrs Ball has added lots of fun mindfulness activities within the PSHE folder on our home learning page, so take a look. 

I wish you all a fantastic and relaxing half term break.  

Speak soon, 

Mrs Goodwin

P.S. There is a little hello from Mrs Donaldson below! 

Butterfly emerging

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Friday 22nd May - Hello from Mrs Donaldson

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22.5.20 Good morning Class 1GW, what an exciting end to Summer Term 1. β˜€οΈWe have a butterfly!!! πŸ¦‹πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ Watch this space for more to emerge.... hopefully today!

Thursday 21st May

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope have enjoyed a lovely day today.  Thank you to Jocelyn, Logan, Alfie, Freya and Alina for your updates via Twitter and email.  It is so lovely to see your wonderful learning as well as the fun you are having in the garden and exploring other places.  

Jocelyn, Finley, Theo, Oliver K, Ethan, Macy, Elliott, Xavier, Antonio, Logan, Alfie and Emily have all logged in to Sumdog today! Oliver K has answered 288 questions! Well done Oliver, I will send you some coins very soon! I wonder who will answer the highest number of questions tomorrow.  

We have 1 day to go until it is half term...I wonder if our butterflies will make an appearance tomorrow!  Your challenge is to create a butterfly.  You could draw or paint a butterfly, you could make a butterfly from recycling or you could cut a tortilla wrap in the shape of a butterfly, top with tomato puree and cheese and create a butterfly pizza! 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Wednesday 20th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have had a wonderful day in the sunshine today!

Thank you to Jocelyn, Alfie, Alina, Alexia, Finley, Xavier and Freya for your updates today.  What a beautiful drawing of a rainbow, Jocelyn.  It is a great way to enjoy the sunshine.  Xavier has played Battleships in the sunshine.  This was one of my favourite games as a child.  Class 1GW, I am so impressed with your handwriting, it is great to see you are using the cursive style and so many of you are joining your letters.  Keep up the hard work!

Ethan, Noah, Alina, Elliott, Alexia, Emily, Harry and Freya have logged in to Sumdog today.  Ethan has answered an amazing 894 questions today! A very big well done to you, I will send some coins to you soon which you should see when you log in to Sumdog. smiley These coins can be spent to buy clothes for your avatar or to decorate your virtual house! I wonder who will answer the highest number of questions tomorrow!

Tomorrow is going to be sunny again.  After you have completed your work, I would like you to take some paper and some pencils, crayons or paints outside and draw something in your garden.  This could be a flower, minibeast, bird, tree or even something like a paddling pool.  

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Tuesday 19th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

What a beautiful day it has been! I hope you have had lots of fun in the sunshine.  We got out the paddling pools this afternoon and had a barbecue after a very busy morning of work.  What a great treat it was!

It was so lovely to speak to a few of you this afternoon.  It is good to hear that you are working so hard on your home learning.  Some are planning their day to start a little earlier, completing their work by lunchtime and enjoying a wonderful afternoon in the sunshine, which is great! Thank you to Antonio, Alfie, Emily, Rory and Finley for your updates today.

Logan, Harry, Alina, Elliott, Sienna, Levi, Oliver C, Emily, Xavier, Theo, Ethan, Antonio, Finley and Alfie have all logged in to Sumdog today.  Harry has answered 255 questions! Well done Harry, I will be sending you some coins very soon. smiley

Here are the answers for Class 1GW's drawings.  I wonder how many you quessed correctly.

A Finley

B Alina

C Alfie

D Emily

E Oliver C

F Freya

Tomorrow is going to a very sunny day.  Your challenge is to choose your favourite book and take it outside to read in the sun to an adult or a sibling.  

Have a wonderful day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Monday 18th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

What a sunny day we have had today.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  It has been lovely to speak to a few of you this afternoon, I will be calling more of you tomorrow to say a little hello.  Thank you to Levi, Freya, Alexia, Xavier, Rory and Alfie for your updates today.  It has been lovely to see your learning.  

Xavier, Logan, Levi, Emily, Finley, Freya, Alfie, Noah, Levi and Antonio have all logged in to Sumdog today.  Levi has answered 446 questions - amazing! Well done Levi, I will be sending you some coins soon. smiley

Your challenge tomorrow is to see how many birds you can spot in your garden or on your walk. 

Enjoy the lovely, sunny day tomorrow.

Mrs Goodwin

17.5.20 The exciting move to the net! πŸ˜ƒπŸ›πŸ¦‹

Friday 15th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely day today.  As part of Abigail's school work, we enjoyed a spider party! Abigail made some spider themed biscuits which were lovely.

Thank you to Levi, Alina, Freya, Xavier, Elliott and Finley for your updates today.  I have been very impressed with the instructional writing this week to plant a sunflower seed.  The pizzas today have looked delicious.  I hope you have enjoyed eating yours . 

Finley, Alina, Emily, Jocelyn, Sienna, Theo, Alexia, Xavier, Antonio and Elliott have logged in on Sumdog today.  Finley has answered 314 questions! Well done Finley! Finley (maths), Alexia (spelling) and Xavier (grammar) have all spent the longest amount of time on Sumdog this week, so some coins will be waiting for you.  I have set some new tasks for you to complete next week. smiley

Mrs Donaldson went for a walk and took some photos of the lovely drawings on the fence at school.  I have added the ones from our class below.  Can you guess who they are?  I will add the answers on Tuesday. 

Have a great weekend, 

Mrs Goodwin

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Thursday 14th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

It has been so lovely to speak to a few of you this afternoon. I have tried to call quite a few of you but I think perhaps you are enjoying your trips outside.  I will try again soon.

Thank you to Alina, Freya, Alfie, Emily, Alexia, Finley and Oliver K for your updates today. Thank you to Alexia and Alina for completing our challenge to speak in French, I was very impressed with your videos!

Finley, Logan, Xavier, Ethan, Noah, Freya, Theo, Harry, Elliott, Antonio, Alfie, Emily and Alina have logged in on Sumdog today.  Finley has answered 458 questions today - amazing! Well done Finley.  I am now able to reward the child with the highest number of questions answered with some coins!! So Finley have a look on Sumdog, some coins will be waiting for you. smiley  

Your challenge tomorrow is to go on a shape hunt.  Can you find an object for each of the following 2D shapes:

*Circle

*Square

*Rectangle 

*Triangle

*Hexagon 

*Pentagon

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Caterpillar update!! We are so excited that we will soon have butterflies!

Sunflower update πŸŽ‰

Wednesday 13th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

Today has been a busy day.  Abigail really enjoyed learning about floating and sinking this afternoon.  She had a bowl of water and found items to investigate whether they will float or sink when they were placed in the water.  She was quite surprised that the satsuma floated!  Perhaps this could be an activity you would like to do at home.

Thank you to Jocelyn, Antonio, Rory, Alexia, Elliott, Freya, Alina, Emily and Finley for your updates today.  You have all been so busy, completing your work, colouring, making chocolate lollies and hunting for minibeasts!

It has been another busy day on Sumdog.  Ethan, Theo, Logan, Alina, Oliver C, Harry, Finley, Sienna, Alexia, Xavier, Elliott, Elsie, Emily and Antonio have all logged in today.  Ethan has answered 253 questions today. Well done Ethan!

It was great to see that the minibeast hunt was a popular challenge! I hope you enjoyed hunting.  Your challenge tomorrow is to learn to say hello and goodbye in French.  You could try to include your name and age to make it slightly more challenging, if you would like to. 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Tuesday 12th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely day today.  It was great to speak to Alexia, Xavier, Theo, Antonio, Alina, Emily and Freya this afternoon.  You have all been working very hard at home as well as having lots of fun at the weekend celebrating VE Day.

What a busy day it has been today on Sumdog.  I am so pleased that you are enjoying it.  Alfie, Finley, Alina, Xavier, Freya, Elliott, Logan, Alexia, Harry and Emily have all logged in today.  Alfie has answered 325 questions.  A big well done to you Alfie!

Thank you to Levi, Alfie, Alexia and Elliott for your updates.  It was wonderful to see your work today.  

Your challenge tomorrow is to go on a minibeast hunt outside. Which minibeasts can you find? Can you name them? 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Caterpillar update... they’re growing quickly! πŸŽ‰

Monday 11th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you had a lovely weekend and celebrations for VE Day.  We were so lucky with the beautiful weather.  We had a lovely picnic in our garden and put up the paddling pools which Abigail and James both enjoyed.

Today Abigail has been busy completing her school work and James has been playing with porridge oats and diggers.  It has been wonderful to speak to Nancy, Harry, Zak, Ivy, Jocelyn and Logan this afternoon.  I will be calling some more of you tomorrow to say a little hello. smiley  

I was amazed to see Theo, Finley, Alfie, Alina, Logan, Xavier, Elliott, Oliver C, Levi and Antonio have all logged in to Sumdog today! Theo has answered 335 questions and Finley has answered 332.  A big well done to Theo and Finley!

Thank you to Alfie, Finley, Jocelyn, Freya, Oliver K and Alina for your updates today.  I was so impressed to see your fantastic work as well as the other fun activities you are doing.  

Below I have included a link of games which you could do with family and friends when you call them.  I have also included a link for a website which includes many reading books, some of which you may recognise from school.  Parents can sign up for free. 

Your challenge tomorrow is to find out two facts about your favourite animal.  Perhaps you could call a family member and share the facts with them. 

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Sunflower growth update! πŸŽ‰

Thursday 7th May

Hello Class 1GW, 

I hope you managed to enjoy the lovely sunshine this afternoon.  What a treat after a morning of learning.  smiley Abigail was delighted to be able to put up the paddling pool and jump in! 

Thank you to Emily, Finley, Sienna, Alfie and Freya for your updates today.  It was also lovely to speak to a few of you this afternoon.  I will be calling the rest of you next week to say a little hello.  I was so excited this morning when I looked at our sunflower seeds... look at what I saw!

Abigail felt a bit sad that hers had not grown yet but hopefully it will soon.  Have your sunflower seeds started to grow?  

Alina, Sienna, Emily, Alfie, Xavier, Jocelyn, Freya, Finley and Theo have all logged in to Sumdog today! Alina answered 220 questions! Well done Alina!

Tomorrow is a bank holiday for VE Day so you have a wonderful three day weekend.  The sun will also be shining!  I will attach a PowerPoint below to explain VE Day.  I will also add a special message from Mrs Donaldson.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Remember to keep safe. 

Mrs Goodwin

Thursday 7th May

A special message from Mrs Donaldson...

 

Good evening Class 1GW, I just wanted to catch up with you all and let you know a bit about what I have been up to. 
Whilst I have been at home I’ve been keeping very busy. I have done quite a few courses, some school work and also helping my daughter with her home schooling. I have also found the time to do some baking with my daughter and reading lots of books. My pet rabbit has really enjoyed having me at home because she loves cuddles and hopping around the garden. 
I am missing you all but really love seeing everything you have been up to on your Twitter posts. Take care and stay safe.
Mrs Donaldson 

Wednesday 6th May Part Two 

Hello Class 1GW, 

Today has been a fun day dressed up as Where's Wally and a fairy for Abigail.  I hope you enjoyed taking part in our challenge and completing your learning dressed in a different outfit.  I have seen some super outfits! 

A special thank you to Antonio, Jocelyn, Freya, Alina, Alfie, Levi and Xavier for your updates.  It has been great to see that the PE lesson has been enjoyed today.  Jocelyn you are being so helpful at home by doing the washing up.  Xavier has been learning about money in a very fun way by buying his lunch from a pretend shop, and adding up the total cost of his lunch.  

Today Harry, Alfie, Finley, Alina, Theo, Jocelyn, Xavier, Antonio, Emily and Freya have logged in on Sumdog.  I was so pleased to see so many of Class 1GW enjoying it. Alfie has answered 380 questions today - amazing! Well done Alfie!

Tomorrow's challenge is to make someone smile in your family.  Perhaps you could help them or learn a joke to tell them.  

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Wednesday 6th May 
Good morning Class 1GW, which outfit have you chosen to wear today to complete your learning? I cannot wait to see a photo! Tweet this on Twitter @MrsGoodwin16 or send a photo to homelearning@whitecourt.essex.sch.uk

Have a great day and I hope you also enjoy our special PE lesson today. πŸ˜€

Mrs Goodwin 

Tuesday 5th May 

Hello Class 1GW,

I hope you have had a great day.  

Abigail was learning about making equal groups and postcards this morning.  James was back in his role play shop, selling lots of exciting things.  

I have been learning myself and completing a course online.

A special thank you to Alina, Alfie, Rory, Elliott, Levi, Finley, Alexia and Oliver K for all of your wonderful updates today via Twitter (@MrsGoodwin16) and email (homelearning@whitecourt.essex.sch.uk). I really enjoy seeing your learning. Alexia, your puppet and show looked brilliant. Thank you for completing our challenge. 

Xavier, Alina, Harry, Elsie, Freya, Alfie, Emily, Alexia and Oliver K have all logged on to Sumdog today.  Xavier has answered 209 questions today! Well done Xavier! 

Abigail is wearing a costume tomorrow to complete her home learning tasks.  Come and join her... Your challenge is to dress up in a costume of your choice to complete your learning.  I cannot wait to see photos. 

Have fun! smiley

Mrs Goodwin

Monday 4th May 

Hello Class 1GW,

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely day.  Abigail had a busy morning completing her school work. We had lots of fun on Sumdog.  She was laughing so much when I attempted to score a goal! I was much more successful than I am in real life.  James spent lots of time colour matching and learning the different colours.  

I had a lovely phone call with Noah this afternoon, it was lovely to speak to you. A special thank you to Freya, Antonio, Jocelyn, Alfie, Ava, Alina, Elliott and Noah for your updates via email and Twitter since Friday.  The sky was so blue for your scooter ride, Jocelyn.  It has been wonderful to see what you are learning as well as you completing activities which you enjoy. 

This month is 'Wellbeing May' and Mrs Ball is posting a daily update on Twitter of activities which you could also complete.  These can be found inside the 'Wellbeing May' folder on the Home Learning page on the website. 

Well done to Levi, Xavier, Alina, Alfie, Freya, Emily, Alexia and Ivy who have logged on to Sumdog today.  Alina has answered 102 questions today! smiley

We had a very exciting delivery of some caterpillars this afternoon, I will update you on their journey to become beautiful butterflies!

Your challenge tomorow is to make a puppet of your choice.  You could even create your own puppet show if you would like to.

Have a great day, 

Mrs Goodwin

Friday 1st May Part Two

Evening Class 1GW,

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great day today.  

Abigail was busy this morning counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and James enjoyed playing with his toy farm and learning some animal names. 

This afternoon, we planted our sunflower seeds! I planted a sunflower kit and Abigail and James planted 'Giant' sunflower seeds.  Abigail is very excited to be able to compare and see whether her one will be giant.  

A special thank you to Alina and Alfie for your updates today.  You have certainly been very busy.  I have loved seeing your work.  Alina, thank you for completing our challenge.  Your masks were so beautiful and I hope you enjoyed them.  Alfie, you read your Mabel's Magical Garden story so well, I enjoyed listening.  

Jocelyn, Harry, Alina, Elsie, Xavier, Oliver C, Rory, Elliott, Emily, Sienna, Zak, Ava, Antonio, Freya and Logan have all accessed our new website Sumdog this week which is half of our class,  amazing!  A special well done to Alina, Emily, Oliver C,  Xavier, Ava and Freya who have logged in today.  Alina has answered 119 questions today! Well done Alina. 

Your challenge this weekend is to enter the following competition.  I will add the template for this below. I would love to see your entry.  Please add a photo on Twitter @MrsGoodwin16 or email to homelearning@whitecourt.essex.sch.uk 

 

NHS Competition

We're looking for students to design a banner which thanks and shows support to the NHS and key workers, for their dedication and hard work during this pandemic. 

We'll pick 5 winners, who will have their artwork recreated by our talented designers and printed on to a big 3x1m banner for you to proudly attach to your school gates! 

To enter, your students simply need to take a photograph of their completed worksheet and email it to hello@fsedesign.co.uk alongside their full name, age and details of their school

 

Have a great weekend, 

Mrs Goodwin

 

 

NHS Competition Template

Friday 1st May Part One

Good morning Class 1GW,

I am so excited! Today is the day that, if you have not already done so, you plant your sunflower seeds! Today I will be planting mine and I will be updating you on its growth.
Have fun, 

Mrs Goodwin

We Plant A Seed

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