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Last week Red Class learnt how to use some tools in our woodwork area. It was very exciting! We learnt the rules we need to remember to stay safe when we are doing woodwork, and then practiced using the different tools.   First the children learnt how to use a screwdriver. They carefully screwed a […]

Black History Month

As part of our learning for Black History Month, Reception found out about the artist Sir Frank Bowling. He was born in Guyana (known then as British Guiana) in 1934 and at 19 years old moved to London. Bowling went on to study painting at the Royal College of Art and was the first living […]

Global Schools Action Day

Today is Global Schools Action Day!   At West Green we focused on climate education with the children. We were blown away by how much they knew already and how well they articulated their opinions about climate change and what they think is best for our planet.   In their classes the children took part […]

MyMaths Guide – How to access MyMaths and complete work

Dear Parents/Carers,   As part of West Green home learning for Years 1 to 6, your child/ren will be set a piece of MyMaths work to complete within the week. It is important that they complete this work as it will support them with the maths they do in class.   Please watch the short […]

Goodbye Year 6

Year 6 – As we haven’t been able to say goodbye in the usual way we have made you a special video to say farewell. Good luck and remember – you will ALWAYS be part of our West Green family so we will ALWAYS be here for you.

End of Year Home Learning

Hello Red Class,   This is going to be our final blog of the year! The story is just one for you to listen to this week, we haven’t linked the learning to it. This week the learning is based on thinking about things you have done and enjoyed in Reception, and things you are […]

Yoga Competition Winners!

Hello everyone!! I was so happy to receive your entries for the wonderful Yoga Competition! Here are some of the entries: The Winners are: Reception: Lily Year 1: Ghofran Year 2: Saule Year 4: Lauren You can come and collect your prize from the school office on Friday or you can wait and receive it […]

Tiddler with home learning

Hello Red Class   Here is the home learning for this week. The story this week is ‘Tiddler The Story-telling Fish’ by Julia Donaldson. We hope you enjoy it 🙂         Remember you can also find lots of great learning activities at, practice your maths skills at, and access phonics, reading […]

Sharing a Shell Week 2 Home Learning

Hello Red Class   This week we are continuing with ‘Sharing a Shell’ but, we are also looking at Julia Donaldson’s other sea themed story, ‘The Snail and the Whale’. We have included the ‘Sharing a Shell’ video again along with a link to someone else reading ‘The Snail and the Whale’.       […]

Yoga competition!!! Enter before Monday

Hello there, We have an awesome competition for you! There are prizes to be won in each class so make sure you send in your entries before Monday 29th June. What you have to do: Invent a yoga pose based on an animal. You can be as inventive as you would like. Take a photograph or draw a picture of your […]

Piers Torday – Writing competition

Did you know that Piers, one of our school reading volunteers, is also a famous author?   He has launched a writing competition today because it is National Writing Day. Why don’t you enter? It looks like fun and you could win a full signed set of Piers’ books and £100 book voucher. Just imagine […]

Black Lives Matter Virtual Library and more…

Dear WG   My friend shared this wonderful resource with me. If you click on any of the books they will open up and be read to you. It’s an amazing collection of books that are not only fun to read and listen to but we can also learn LOADS from them too! Have a […]

Daily Challenge

Hi Red Class   I have added some daily challenges for you to try at home.   Have fun! Michelle 🙂  

Yoga Competition for Everyone!

Hello everyone, We have a competition! Please watch the video below for all the information you will need to enter. A big thank you to Rachel for helping me launch the competition! I really appreciate it! Please email your entries to: Deadline:  Monday 29th June 2020  There will be one winner from each class!! […]

Are you ready for a reading challenge?

Hello all West Green pupils!   Well done to everyone who is reading at home – you are practising the most important skill you will ever learn! Lots of you are quizzing using the Accelerated Reader programme too which is great to see.   Why not sign up for the summer reading challenge? This is […]

Maths home learning

Hello Red Class   Here are some ideas for some maths you can do at home. The plan follows what we will be doing in class with the children who are starting back at school this week. We have also included a couple of other sheets you may want to try that are linked to […]

Sharing a Shell with Home Learning

Hello Red Class   We hope your are all well. Here is this weeks story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson. There is a home learning sheet to go with the story, we hope you enjoy it! Maths home learning blog to follow shortly…   Remember you can also find lots of great learning activities […]

Fun ideas for learning at home

Hello Red Class,   Kate and I have been very busy getting our classrooms ready for Monday, when some of you will be coming back to school.   We will be posting the work that we are doing in class on the website every week so that you can work at home if you are […]

Explorify: Scientist of the Summer Competition

Hello West Green!     It’s Mr Morgan here with a competition for children in Reception, Year One and Year Two.   Explorify – Which leaf is the odd one out?      2.        3.    All you have to do is tell me which number you think is the odd one out […]

How to Catch a Star with Home Learning

Hello Red Class   I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!   Here is this weeks story, ‘How To Catch A Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. The home learning sheet has activities linked to the story. I have recorded the story in two parts as the first activity is to write your own ending! […]


GREAT NEWS! Our school library will now be open every FRIDAY for you to change your reading books (between 9:30 – 3:30).   It is so so so important that you are reading as much as possible to make sure you are remembering all your reading skills. Plus, it goes without saying, that reading is […]

Paying with coins

Hi Red Class   I have been thinking about why we have coins and money. When I need to pay for something I need to be able to work out which coins to use. Remember there are only 8 UK coins but lots more numbers than that!   Watch the video below to see which […]

Coin Rubbing and Doubles

Hi Red Class, Grab some coins and join in today’s math lesson. Find one of each UK coin so you can join in. You will also need a piece of paper and some crayons or colouring pencils for the second part of today’s lesson.   I loved listening to Kate’s story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ […]

What the Ladybird Heard with Home Learning

Hello Red Class   I hope everyone is doing well. Last week I got to record my story in a very special place, can you tell where I am?!   Have a look at the video and the home learning sheet. This week all of the learning is linked to the story What the Ladybird […]

OLIVIA forms a BAND !!!

Hello Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. I have found an amazing story all about a pig called Olivia who wants to form a band!! Click on the link below and then watch the video. Aren’t those musicians really amazing! They are part of a world-famous orchestra called the London Symphony Orchestra   OLIVIA forms […]

Recognising Coins

Hello Red Class   This week I am going to be looking at coins and money with you. I opened up my money box and shook everything out, every last coin. Watch the first video and see if you can recognise the coins with me. If you ask your grown ups maybe they will have […]

London Rocks 2020

Hello West Green!   As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from Greater London from Monday 22nd June to Friday 26th June. It’s all done online via   For every correct answer to a multiplication or […]

Calm Jars Activity sheet

Hey westgreeners! I hope you are all well! I have added a mindful activity exercise that can help you stay calm when were stressed, sad and angry. I’ve done this for myself and it works! let me know if this helps! Ocean 🙂  

Home Learning Ideas

Hello Red Class   We hope you all had a great half term week.   Here is a home learning grid with ideas of things you can do at home this week. They are all on the theme of Celebrations!     Remember you can also find lots of great learning activities at, practice […]

The Colours of Us

There has been a lot of news about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign in America. Have you heard about this? People are angry because black people are being treated unfairly because of the colour of their skin. I wanted us to take some time to reflect and celebrate all of our wonderful differences and to […]

Wow! It is very windy outside!

Hello everyone! I have noticed it is very windy outside and I wish I had my class kite with me because this is the perfect weather to fly  it in. I did some research and found a very easy way to make a kite! If you don’t have all of the materials here are some […]

We Are All Stars – Ocean

Hey Westgreeners! I hope you’re having a good friday! I’ve added another activity sheet that explores what makes us unique! Let me know how you get along! I hope you all have a great half term! – Ocean  

Free Webinar on Internet Safety

Dear Parents/Carers,   There is a virtual parent session tomorrow, Friday 22nd May, at 3:30pm regarding Internet Safety. Click the link below to start the webinar:   Stay well   Miss Gill

Sushma’s Sponge Cake Recipe

Hello Red class, I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. I noticed that some of you are having fun making play dough and experimenting with many different shapes. I’m excited to share with you what I have been doing this week. Me and my son baked our favourite Sponge Cake. Would you […]

‘All about me’ – Ocean

Hello WestGreeners! I hope you’re all enjoying the good weather! If you’re not able to get out today and feeling a bit bored, i’ve added a worksheet for you to complete below. All of us are unique and special. Can you draw some of the things that make you special? You can either fill in […]

Reception Daily Challenge

Hello  Red Class Have a look through the fun daily challenges and have a go at them. As the weather has brightened up again perhaps you can try them in your garden, balcony or even in your local park. I am definitely going to be trying out the dances with some scarves and I think […]

Junk Modelling with Barley

Hello West Green!   Barley has been keeping busy doing art projects at home – have you been creating?   She’s been junk modelling and wants to show you how to make a robot or an elephant. So start collecting your recycling! You will also need masking tape or sellotape and some flour paste to […]

Christopher Nibble and Home Learning Grid

Hello Red Class   I hope you are all doing well! This week I am reading the story ‘Charlotte Middleton presents Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion derring-do!’. I hope you enjoy it. Dandelions are technically weeds but, I have been seeing them everywhere at the moment. I have seen them in my garden, […]

With love from West Green

We miss you all! Watch the video to see just how much….

Playdough recipe from Sushma

Hello Red Class, I miss you all! I know you all love play dough so I have decided to share my recipe with you. Once you have made your play dough, please send me a photo or a message on Tapestry to tell me what you have made with it. Sushma   INGREDIENTS: 1)4 tablespoons […]

3d Shape Hunt

Hello Red Class   I had so much fun doing a 2d shape hunt last week, that this week I went on a 3d shape hunt!   I found some spheres, cubes, cuboids and cylinders. Have a look at the photos below, do you know which shape is which? You can use the powerpoints and […]

Reception Poetry Competition

Hello Red Class!   I have been enjoying myself practicing my rhyming. I have read loads of Julia Donaldson books and had a blast finding the rhyming words in her stories. You can hear lots of her stories on You Tube – Click on the link   What’s your favourite Julia Donaldson story? What […]

Home learning ideas

Hello Red Class   I hope you all had a lovely weekend. At the bottom of this blog is a learning grid with activities taken from the larger week 5 home learning plan. You can use it for ideas of things you can do at home this week.   A few of the activities include […]

Calling all creative West Green children….

Groundswell Arts project are running some fun arty events in the local area and we’d love it if you could get involved! Photo trail: They are asking our children and their families to take photographs of the wonderful inside world of lock-down that we are currently living in. The artists will then bring these pictures […]

Purple Mash

Hello West Green!   Purple Mash is a great website to keep our children learning throughout this lockdown. Everyday there are activities for the children to complete. Teachers will email the children’s username, passwords (same as their Mymaths) and guidance on how to use Purple Mash. Its super easy, follow the link below:   […]

Giraffes Can’t Dance and home learning grid

Hello Red Class I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Michelle and I are both missing you so much we each wanted to read you a story today! One of the children in our class was learning about giraffes at home last week so it gave me the idea to read this story. […]

Penguin by Polly Dunbar (Read by Michelle)

Hello Red Class   This is one of the stories my children loved the most when they were younger… It’s a favourite of mine too. I wonder if you can make a story map to retell your favourite story… I’d love to see any that you make either here or on Tapestry.   Missing you […]

Shape Hunt

Hi Red Class I hope you are all keeping well and managing ok with being at home a lot. Michelle and I are loving looking at the Tapestry posts of all the wonderful learning you have been doing. This week I decided to have a go at one of the home learning projects – I […]

Hello Genelle here with a song…!

Hi West Green! I have been keeping busy by singing. It’s always a good day to sing, do you have a favourite song? Lots of Love Genelle

Extra Activity Ideas and Challenges

Hello Red Class   Kate and I are missing you all very much! We can’t wait to see you all back at school so we can all ‘Get Busy!’ Have a look at some of the ideas below for extra fun and challenge at home.   Click on the arrows on the bottom left corner […]

Where is Michelle reading the story ?

Hello Red Class   Kate and I hope you have all had a fantastic Easter break and that you didn’t eat too much chocolate! What activities have you been doing? Post onto Tapestry so we can see and stay in touch with you. It’s the best way for us to be able to chat with […]

RWI Free YouTube lessons!

Hello Red Class We hope you are all doing well. We wanted to let you know about some fantastic resources that Read Write Inc are providing for you to access from home. – 7 new YouTube Speed Sounds lessons every day on YouTube from Monday 20th April From Monday 20th April, RWI are streaming 7 Speed […]

Pandee snuck into school to play the piano!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and keeping your windows open to let the fresh air in! As you can see my cat Shewwy has been enjoying the fresh air from my window. Here is a story for you…   CHALLENGE: Pandee really likes this piece of music by Korsakov. It […]

When The Dragons Came read by Kate

Hi Red class I’m very excited to share another story with you! This one is called When The Dragons Came, it is written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore with illustrations by Benji Davies. (Additional sound effects from my daughters Lily and Emma!) Here are some questions to think about as I read the story: […]


Hello Red Class! We’ve signed up to an exciting site called Numbots, it’s part of the Timestables Rockstars you might have heard your siblings or friends talk about. It is very easy and fun to use and a great way to practice your maths skills at home. To get started just go to Enter our […]

Staying Fit, Healthy and Active!

Hi all, After speaking to my year 6’s, many have told me they are using the Joe Wick’s P.E videos, which is brilliant.   It is so important to stay fit and healthy during this period for so many reasons.  When we exercise, it not only gets our hearts racing, pumps blood and oxygen round […]

Jack’s beanstalk is growing in Reception!

Hello Red Class!   I came to school today and guess what I saw! Your beanstalks have been growing and growing – how many cubes high do you think they are? Can you make an estimate? If you guess I will check to see if you are right next time I’m here.   I gave […]

FREE e-books and RWI video lessons with resources

At West Green we LOVE to read! RWI and Oxford Owl books are providing FREE online books for children aged 3 – 11 The books are leveled and match the teaching scheme we use at West Green. Read Write Inc; which is the Phonics scheme we follow, are also providing daily phonics lessons, Parent videos, […]

Story Time with Michelle – Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Hi Red Class, I am missing seeing all your smiling faces and sharing stories and fun with you all. I hope you enjoy the story video I have made for you. Think about these questions when you are watching; Where is the story set? Why do you think that? Who is your favourite animal in […]

Bake with Miss. S!

Hello West Green Families! Have a look at the video I made! I spent the morning making some delicious chocolate chip cookies and I thought I would share my recipe with you. Click here see it:   Have you been doing any cooking or baking? Share your recipes with me by commenting below or sending […]

The Gruffalo read by Kate

  Hello Reception I am very excited to be able to read a story to you! I chose one of my favourites, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. My favourite character is the mouse. I love how he cleverly tricks the Gruffalo into believing everyone is afraid of him! Can you draw a picture of your […]

Twinkl Home Learning Hub

  Hi Red Class We will be providing you with tasks and activities to keep busy and keep learning whilst we have to be apart however there are some great websites that are offering resources to support parents with planning a daily schedule. Twinkl is used in most educational settings and they have kindly provided […]

Book at bedtime with Jenny and Oliver

Hello Red Class. Join Jenny and Oliver for a bedtime story. Tonight they will be reading Held in Love by Dawn Casey and Oamul Lu. Snuggle up and enjoy….

Tapestry Tutorials

Hi there Red Class! While we are not in school together and the children are learning at home it is a great opportunity for you as parents and carers to show us what the children can do! We use Tapestry to observe the children’s learning and learning through play. It is a great assessment tool […]


We have spent a lot of time practicing counting in ones. If you still find this tricky keep on trying with your grown ups at home. There are lots of things you can practice counting at home with. I have been using macaroni to practice my counting. Kate was counting popcorn kernals – What will […]

Autumn Term Overview

  Planning is led by the assessment we do of children each week and their interests and next steps. An overview of what we will focus on over the Autumn term can be found in the document attached to this post. Most of you will have received a paper copy at the start of term.Copy […]

Parent Meeting Powerpoint

  For those of you who were unable to attend the class meeting please see the Powerpoint that I shared with parents explaining ‘How we Learn’ in Reception. A big thank you to all the parents who attended. Reception Parents Meeting 2019_20 Michelle

Everybody is in ALL day… Hooray!

Welcome to all the new children who have started their learning journey at West Green. Reception class (Red Class) have made a brilliant start to the year, making new friends and exploring lots of learning opportunities though play. We are very excited to have our first ‘Friday Special Visitor’ coming this week… Who will it […]

Reception Class Sports Day!

Today Red Class had their very own Sports Day in the playground! They did an AMAZING job competing in 5 events. Thanks to all the parents who came out to join us! Also a huge thank you to Mr. Spours for organising it!  

Wigmore Hall Visit

This week we had the pleasure to work with Izzy and Luke from Wigmore hall.  We sang, played instruments, danced and had lots of fun.  

Great Fire of London Film Premiere

Year 1 were so excited to show a class full of parents the film they made with The Paul Hamlyn – Story Lab Project (Groundswell Arts). Children used I-pads to animate clay models and cardboard houses using stop motion animation. They also used greenscreen technology which was really exciting! It was an amazing experience and […]

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