Term 6 Week 1

Hello and welcome to Term 6 – your final term in Year 5!

We hope you had a lovely week off. We are still missing you all lots! We can’t wait to see some of the photos of all the things you’ve been getting up to!

Here are some of the things that we have been doing over the holiday week:

Ms K

Ciao 5KT 😊👋

I’ve spent the half term, swimming in the sea (with a wetsuit then braved without it-very refreshing 😊), running on the downs, walking near the Cuckmere river, and packing boxes as I will be moving home in a few weeks (5mins away). I hope you’ve all had a happy week off of school work doing different activities. If you’re finding things tough at the moment or are feeling anxious, please have a look at our Well-being blog https://thevibewrj.wordpress.com/ for helpful ideas.

I’m looking forward to this week’s School Games challenge and it would be fantastic if you all got involved too. Let’s see what position we can get to this week!

Love Ms K x

Mrs T

Hey 5KT! 👋😊
Hope you had a fantastic week’s break and enjoyed the amazing weather we had! ☀️ My first photo below is of the sunny beach. It was meant to be a nice calm one, but a seagull photobombed my peaceful photo! 😆


I’ve also included a picture of Sovereign Harbour at low tide. I find it interesting to look at the mud flats. Have any of you ever been there at low tide? 

We had a very unexpected thing happen to us this week… we found a terrapin in our garden!🐢We think it is probably an escaped pet, and we are still trying to find its owner to reunite them! How random!🐢


My family and I have been enjoying flying kites this week. I’ve included a photo of my favourite one. I love it because it’s so colourful and has a pretty tail. Have any of you flown a kite recently?


I have also included a photo of Pevensey Castle, where I have been for a few walks this week. I find it an interesting and relaxing place to go. 


Lastly, I miss you!! Lots!! I was thinking about you all when I was on the beach and wrote a little message on the sand to you all. ☺️I hope you are all ok and finding ways to get through this tough time. Remember, you can always email us if you need to, not just about work, but if you need someone to talk to. We are still here for you.


Big virtual hugs and high fives to you all! Have a happy week!
Mrs T

Miss S


Happy first week of term 5KT!🌼
Hasn’t the weather been lovely ? I’ve been trying to make the most of it by sitting outside and going on walks around where I live.

I noticed a snail one morning on my plant box and it appeared to be carrying a baby snail on its back! How cute! 🐌

When I was walking around the woodlands here I came across this amazing wood carved chair! I wonder who made it? Maybe it’s of ancient descent? 

I also walked along the beach where I just had to take a picture by the sea🌊. How amazing does the sea look?! I just wanted to dive straight in. I hope we are able to do this soon. Have you been near the sea recently? Whilst I was walking along the beach I came across a crab’s shell and crab’s leg! You can see in the pictures below. I think as the crabs grow bigger they actually shed their shells and grow a new one to fit them. 🦀🦀 Do you know any interesting facts about any animals or insects? 

I look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to this week! 

Miss S 🐚

This week’s tasks

Similarly to last term, every Monday we will set tasks on here for you to complete at home.

If you have any questions about the work, or just want to say hi, you can use the ‘Comment’ section below (don’t forget to use your initials only, and you don’t need to put an email address).

Please send us your brilliant work and photos using our class email address: 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk Don’t worry if you can’t email us your work. Please keep it all in a safe place, and once we are back at school you can bring it in to show us.

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough: mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths Tasks

MyMaths

Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. Check out our feedback on the tasks you have completed.

Don’t forget to check out some of the Games, too! This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these two games:

– Angler Game

– Custard Fight

(find them both in Games / Angles)

Use the blog to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical Maths Activities:

1. Dice Game:

Roll two dice (or one twice!). Make a 2 digit number from the two numbers you have rolled. Now show 4 ways of making this number, using the 4 operations ( + – x ÷)

e.g., if I roll a 3 and a 5, my number is 35. I would then show how I can calculate this number using each operation:

29 + 6 = 35 92 – 57 = 35 5 x 7 = 35 105 ÷ 3 = 35

(You could use an online dice, or write the numbers 1-6 on little pieces of paper and then pick them randomly, if you don’t have dice.)

2. Roman Numerals

How many of the Roman Numerals can you remember? We wrote our date using them in Latin lessons all year! See if you can write out the numerals up to 20, then try these numbers, too:

27, 32, 41, 50, 60, 75, 80, 96, 100, 500, 1000, 2020

Use this website if you’ve forgotten them! https://www.mathsisfun.com/roman-numerals.html

Try writing some other numbers in Roman Numerals, too! Perhaps you could try writing your door number, or the ages and years of birth of everyone in your family!

· Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings. You know lots of fun ways to practise these; rainbow writing, acrostic poems, blue for vowels, plus all the other activities we have carried out in class. On Friday, ask someone at home to test you on these by putting them into sentences (dictation), just like we do at school. Comment on this Blog post or email us to let us know how you got on.

Miss G’s GroupMs H’s GroupMs K and Mrs T’s GroupMiss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes’ old group) Groups
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Reading Task

“Get Caught Reading!”

This week, we would love to see photos of the books you are reading! These could be of you reading your book, or just of the book itself! Perhaps you could send us a photo of you in your favourite place to read. If so, it would be great if you could tell us why you like to read there. We would love to share these photos on the blog!

· Topic Task: What exactly is the story of the Trojan Horse?

The story of the wooden horse of Troy is over 3,000 years old. It is one of the most well-known and popular stories from any time in history, but historians strongly disagree about how authentic (truthful and accurate) it really is.

Some believe that the story is factual, whilst others believe it is merely a Greek myth, or no more than a traditional story that almost certainly didn’t happen.

For this task, we would like you to reach a decision as to whether the story of the Trojan Horse is historical fact or merely fiction.

To do this you will have to evaluate the evidence that exists, look at stories on the internet, watch YouTube videos, and even ask family members what they know of the story. Remember that the story has changed a lot as it has been passed down through the generations.

Have fun being a historical detective!

Let us know what your verdict is – fact or fiction?!

· Science

We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last term’s Science investigation! We just know you will love this week’s!

This week’s Science investigation is all about bones!

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson: a plastic cup, mug or similar shaped plastic container, an egg or a chicken bone or a piece of chalk and some distilled vinegar, which is available in most supermarkets

Click on the link to find out more; https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/animals/

Please remember to send photographs of you and your findings or write a comment on this blog post!

Commonwealth Games Bronze-Medallist Netball Star, Tamsin Greenway wishes you all a BIG good luck in your netball and basketball challenges this week! 🏀🏐👟

 

In addition to all of this, please also remember that our school Facebook page is constantly being updated with useful information and helpful hints and tips. If your grown up isn’t signed up, send us an email and we can direct them to this.

For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

· Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub for a whole day of activities, updated daily. You can choose whether to follow the entire day’s timetable or pick the activities you fancy.

· BBC Bitesize have updated their site and it has some brilliant lessons on there. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

They have also added daily lessons in video form (on BBC iPlayer) that go with the activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f?xtor=CS8-1000-%5BDiscovery_Cards%5D-%5BMulti_Site%5D-%5BSL07%5D-%5BPS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Dailylesson%5D

· Another great website for daily lessons is The Oak National Academy, who have put together daily lessons for all year groups https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5/#schedule

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S

End of Term 5 Message from Mr Fairclough

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for participating so well with our online provision so far, we have loved seeing the amazing work your children have been sending us.  

For your information, over half term (next week), teachers will be spending their time with their families and therefore will take a break from updating and checking the blogs and setting work on the blog and MyMaths, but after the break this will resume.

I hope you and your children have an enjoyable half term and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mr Fairclough

Term 5 Week 5

Hi lovely 5KT!

First of all – check out this video – made for you guys by us staff, who are all missing you so much! If you can’t see it below, either copy this link or type it in to watch it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3FFV8U3SM8

We really are missing you guys! We are loving seeing some of the work you have been doing, as well as some of the photos of all of the other great things you have been getting up to! Don’t forget to keep sending them to us by email. Check out our previous weeks’ blog posts for some of the great photos you’ve been sending us.

This Friday is the end of Term 5! Can you believe it?! Have a lovely week off next week! Let’s hope we get some nice weather. We will be back here with work for Term 6 and to let you know what we’ve been up to on Monday 1st June.

Here are some of the things that we have been getting up to this week:


Ms K

Ciao 5KT 😊👋
How are you? Are you happy or finding things a bit tough at the moment? Feel free to email us either way, to share what you’ve been up to or to share your worries and we will do our best to help. We miss you all and you are in our thoughts a lot.


Excellent effort to all of you who took part in the Football challenge, you boosted the school’s score by 155 places 🌟 Utterly amazing 🙌 Who is up for this week’s Gym and Fitness challenges? These challenges are a great way to improve your mental and physical health. If you’ve not taken part yet, have a go this week 😊👍🏻


I’ve been at the beach this weekend, exploring in the rock pools and playing around upside-down 😊 I saw lots of sea anemones, and found out that these specific ones are called Beadlet anemones and are common in Eastbourne. Did you know they are animals, that eat crab and fish? They catch their prey in their tentacles, and then pass the food to their mouths (which are also their bottoms) 😄 I thought that was a fun fact. There are many other interesting facts about sea anemones if anyone wants to research them.

Happy week to you all. Ms K ☀️🏃‍♀️ 🌈

Mrs T

Hey lovely 5KT! 👋
All the staff had lots of fun this week putting together a video for you – make sure you check it out! In one of my photos you can see that I have got glitter on my face and I am holding glow sticks – that was taken when I was filming my bit of the video! We hope you like it and enjoy seeing everyone.🙂 We miss you guys so much!

I have taken some photos this week of different places around Eastbourne that I have been for my daily exercise. 🚲 One is near a fountain and the other near a beautiful lake. 🌅 Do any of you recognise these places?

The photo of the huge bulldozer was taken somewhere along the seafront. I wonder if any of you saw it there, too?! I was so surprised when I saw it! I’ve never seen such a huge vehicle on the beach before!

I also put in a photo of our cones and footballs, ready for me and my children to take part in the Sussex Schools football challenge. ⚽ Did any of you take part and submit scores?

I hope you’ve had a good week. Miss you all! 👋

Miss S

Morning 5KT🌞

I’ve been keeping very busy this week. I’ve been walking a lot and looking out for interesting insects on my travels. On Thursday, I saw 8 caterpillars!!🐛 It’s the season for them at the moment. They dangle from trees and drop onto paths and move along very slowly with their 16 legs!😲 You’d think with 16 legs they would be rapid movers! Can you see the bright colours on the body of the caterpillar? They are fascinating to watch, how the movement ripples through their long body. I wonder if you can look out for them on your next outing?

There is a pond near where I live and baby swans have been born!🦢 They look so cute and fluffy! I spotted 8 of them and then I saw more in the pond. The mum & dad Swans are very protective over their babies!

As we are now allowed to see one other person from a household in a park, I was able to meet my mum for a ‘social distanced’ walk. It was so nice to see her as I hadn’t seen her in a while. We came across this humongous tree and the trunk was absolutely massive! I’ve never seen a tree this big before. I tried to think what type of tree it could be but I am still unsure.. Maybe you could have a guess or do some research on trees that you see on your walks? 🌳🌻

Anyway lovely 5KT, stay safe and looking forward to hearing from you,
Miss S 🌼

This week’s tasks

Below are this week’s tasks for you to complete at home. If you have any questions about the work, you can ask these on the blog using the ‘Comment’ section (don’t forget to use your initials only – you do not need to put an email address).

Of course we want to see your brilliant work, so we have set up a new class email address that you can use to send it to us! Ours is: 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Don’t worry if you can’t email us your work. Please keep it all in a safe place, and once we are back at school you can bring it in to show us J

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough:mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths

Maths workbook

Some of you have been emailing us about the Maths workbook that we sent home for you. Well done to everyone who has started to work through them! Just so you know, it is best if you do one Set of questions from each page, rather than doing Set A, Set B and Set C from the same page. That way, you will cover more of the Maths topics. Set A is the easiest set of questions on each page, Set B is slightly trickier, then Set C is the most difficult – so choose whichever you feel is the most appropriate challenge for you. Keep up the great work!

MyMaths

Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. Check out our feedback on the tasks you have completed.

Don’t forget to check out some of the Games, too! This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these two games:

  • 5 Dice (find it in Games / Probablity)
  • Nim (find it in Games / Puzzles)

Use the blog to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical activities

Here are some other Maths activities for you to try at home this week.

Activity 1 – Prime / square / cube numbers

Write definitions for each of these types of number.

Explain how you would find one.

Write down as many of each number as you know.

Activity 2 – Estimating measurements

This task is all about estimating measurements and distances in your home. The idea is to estimate a measurement, perhaps how long your bedroom wall is, or how wide is your garden is, and then to use a tape measure to measure the distances accurately.

See if your estimates become more accurate as you go along.

Estimate some other distances of your choice, too, e.g. how wide is your front door? How wide is your sofa? How tall is your brother? How tall are you?!

You could record your findings in a table.

Online Maths Lessons

At school we use White Rose to help us plan our Maths lessons and resources. White Rose has created a home learning resource that we think will be great for you to try at home. There are 5 lessons a week which involve watching and participating in a short teaching video. The worksheets they refer to are not necessary – a pencil and paper are all that is needed. Check it out! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

· Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings. You know lots of fun ways to practise these; rainbow writing, acrostic poems, blue for vowels, plus all the other activities we have carried out in class. On Friday, ask someone at home to test you on these by putting them into sentences (dictation), just like we do at school. Comment on this Blog post or email us to let us know how you got on.

Miss G’s GroupMs H’s GroupMs K and Mrs T’s GroupMiss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes’ old group) Groups
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squint
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squash quick

NEW Reading Task

We would love to hear about the books that you have read at home during lockdown.

Write a review about your favourite one so far. We will then share these reviews on the blog so that your classmates can read and perhaps decide to read the book you have recommended.

Book Title:

Author:

Fiction or Non-fiction:

What is the book about?

What did you like the most about this book?

Why are you recommending this book?

What rating out of five would you give this book?

· Topic Task

We would like you research about the Parthenon.

What is it? What did it look like? How was it made? What was it for? Where is it?

We would then like you to make your own model of the Parthenon.

You can use whatever materials you like!

Please send us your photos of your finished Parthenons so we can share them on the blog 🙂

  • Science

Who managed to make butter last week? Well done to all those scientists who did! If not, head on back to last week’s Blog post and click on the link to see how!

This week we will be investigating something very different – we will be looking at Rocks! The link to the lesson is here: https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/rocks/

As before, the video offers you three options; planning, recording and evaluating. Our focus is the third but if you want to practise your planning and recording skills to that would be amazing! We would love to see the before and after shots of your rocks!

To enter, check out the challenges using the link above and upload your scores by 12pm on Friday so they can go towards our school’s total. Let’s do this!

Click this link for more detailed information about how to join in: https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

In addition to all of this, please also remember that our school Facebook page is constantly being updated with useful information and helpful hints and tips. If your grown up isn’t signed up, send us an email and we can direct them to this.

For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Term 5 Week 4

Hello wonderful 5KT!

We are still missing you all lots! We have loved seeing some of the work you have been doing, as well as some of the photos of all of the other lovely things you have been getting up to! Please keep sending them to us! Don’t forget to check out the work we post on here, too. We usually put it below each week’s post.

We hope you are all OK! Here are some of the things that we have been doing this week:

Ms K

Hello everyone 👋

I hope you’re all happy and managing at home.

Remember it’s essential to keep mentally and physically well, especially in times where it’s harder to do so, like now. A little bit of exercise or activity each day will boost your mood making you feel happier and healthier. What ways have you been keeping healthy and active this week?

As the weather was warm for a few days, I tried to make the most of it and went for runs, cycles and walks on the South Downs, stopping to practise my headstands in front of the peaceful sea views. I definitely feel better for going 👍🏻

Did anyone take part in the School Games Tennis challenges last week? This week’s challenges are Football skills, who’s going to get involved? See below for more details.

Miss you all and I look forward to meeting again when it’s safer to do so 🙂

Keep happy and active 🏃‍♀️ 🚲 ⚽️
Ms K x

Mrs T

Hi everyone! 🙂

The most memorable day from this week for me was definitely VE Day on Friday. It was the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2. At the time there were huge celebrations all over Europe and people famously had street parties 🇬🇧 We decorated the outside of our house with bunting and joined our neighbours in an outdoor gathering with some wartime songs! 🎉 We all tried to wear red, white and blue, too! (The photo of me at the bottom was the closest thing I had!)🇬🇧 Although it wasn’t a proper street party as we had to socially distance, it was still nice to chat to neighbours across our front gardens and to celebrate the day. 🎊Did any of you join in any celebrations? I would love to hear about them!

I have included a photo of these lambs, as they were born at school this week! 🐑 If any of you walk, run or cycle past school on your daily exercise, you will see them there! Aren’t they just so cute?!

There is another photo of me in my running gear – this time looking very happy as I have just got a new PB for running 5K! (‘PB’ means Personal Best and is often used in Sport when people break their own record!) I was really pleased with myself. I actually saw PP from our class while I was running!🏃‍♀️

I have been enjoying going for walks, too. It’s a lovely way to enjoy some fresh air and get some exercise, especially when the weather is fine! ☀️ The photo of me in a tree was taken whilst out walking this week! 🌳 Have any of you climbed a tree recently?! 🌲

I have included some photos of beautiful flowers that I have found in my garden. 🌺💮 I don’t know that much about gardening, but I am trying to learn! Luckily, the person who previously lived in my house was a keen gardener, so there are some lovely flowers that grow without me having to do very much! 🌼🌸

Miss you all lots,
Mrs T 👋

Miss S

Hello lovely 5KT!😀

Hope you are all OK. This week I have been keeping busy by going on woodland walks that are near me. I’ve seen more Bluebells compared to the last time I saw them. The woods are looking so colourful!💐

You’ll see from my pictures that I’ve been cooking more yummy dinners. I’ve been using a cook book to help me which tells me what ingredients I need and instructions to make the meal.
Sometimes I eat my dinner outside whilst the sun is still up and sometimes I watch the sunset after dinner, which is beautiful and very relaxing!

We hung the Union Jack out on Friday to mark 75 years since VE Day! Britain had won the fight for freedom in Europe, this is why it is called ‘Victory in Europe Day’. It was lovely to see other families do the same🇬🇧.

I have also been arranging my flowers, I think the colours compliment each other very well. I want to start planting seeds outside and have lots of lovely flowers growing!🌸

What have you all been up to?
Take care everyone,
Miss S 🌺

This week’s tasks

As we said last week, every Monday this term, we will be setting tasks for you to complete at home. If you have any questions about the work, you can ask these on the blog using the ‘Comment’ section (don’t forget to use your initials only – you do not need to put an email address).

Of course we want to see your brilliant work, so we have set up a new class email address that you can use to send it to us! Ours is: 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Don’t worry if you can’t email us your work. Please keep it all in a safe place, and once we are back at school you can bring it in to show us!

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough:mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths Tasks

MyMaths

Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. Check out our feedback on the tasks you have completed.

Don’t forget to check out some of the Games, too! This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these two games:

  • Towers of Hanoi (find it in Games / Puzzles)
  • 4 in a line (find it in Games / Coordinate games)

Use the blog to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical activities

Here are some other Maths activities for you to try at home this week.

Activity 1 – Tables, charts and graphs

Create a table or chart using data that you collect. You can make this about anything you like!

You could create a table to record the different colours of all your teddies. Or, you could keep a tally of how many different colours of cars drive past your window. You could even collect data on the numbers of each item of clothing in your drawers!

Next, create a graph using your data. Think about which type of graph would be most suitable.

Use the blog to tell us about the data you chose to collect, and what type of graph you have drawn. If you can, please email us a photo of your work – we would really love to see it!

Activity 2 – Estimating Amounts

Get a large bowl or saucepan. Sprinkle into it some small household items or items of dried food, e.g. lego, earrings, clean socks, beads, puzzle pieces, pasta shapes, rice, sultanas.  Estimate how many items are in the saucepan! Repeat, until you get more and more accurate each time. Make sure you clear up after yourself!

  • Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings. You know lots of fun ways to practise these; rainbow writing, acrostic poems, blue for vowels, plus all the other activities we have carried out in class. On Friday, ask someone at home to test you on these by putting them into sentences (dictation), just like we do at school. Comment on this Blog post or email us to let us know how you got on.

Miss G’s GroupMs H’s GroupMs K and Mrs T’s GroupMiss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes’ old group) Groups
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Science

We hope you enjoyed last week’s Science investigation!  We just know you will love this week’s! It is about States of Matter (Solids, Liquids and Gases)

For this investigation you will need; a small plastic bottle or plastic container, half a cup of double cream, some biscuits and a knife (and a camera to take cool shots of you in action to post on our class blog!).

When you get to this section of the lesson that is shown below, you can choose the bottom box, evaluation, because it is our focus for this term, However, if you were to work through all three boxes it would be great practice and refresh you on the areas that we have already focussed on.

Click on the link below and enjoy….

  • PE

This week’s challenges are all about Football, and they start today! Let’s do this West Rise! Check out this link for more detailed information about how to join in with the Sussex School Games. https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

Roberto Carlos- World Cup Winner and Real Madrid Legend, giving you a good luck message for the Football challenges.

And finally…

In addition to all of this, please also remember that our school Facebook page is constantly being updated with useful information and helpful hints and tips. If your grown up isn’t signed up, send us an email and we can direct them to this.

For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S

Term 5 Week 3

Hello lovely 5KT!

We are still missing you all very much! It has been so great to see some of the wonderful work you have been doing, as well as some of the photos of all of the other lovely things you have been doing!

Please make sure you scroll down in last week’s blog post to find the fitness video that SH has made – it is absolutely awesome!!

Here is what we have been getting up to this week:


Ms K

Ciao 5KT 👋 (Hi 5KT)

Come va? 😊 (How’s it going?)
I have re-started learning Italian, after stopping several years ago. This time I’m learning with my daughter and we’re watching a cartoon called Muzzy, who is a friendly monster, that speaks Italian. Is anyone else taking this time to learn a new language? Or maybe you already speak another language? If so we’d love to hear about it. P.S can anyone spot the subordinate clause/dropped clause in my sentence starting ‘This time….’ If you can comment underneath the post 🙂

Last week I was cooling off in the paddling pool, but in the last few days I’ve been in waterproofs splashing in puddles in a woolly hat! Very typical of April weather. I’m sure the warmer weather will be back soon. I built a marble run with my daughter while it poured outside today. What’s your favourite rainy day activity?

I’ve been taking part in the four Hockey challenges with my toy hobby horse and jingly ball. I needed to persevere to improve my scores, particularly as my hobby horse stick was tricky, but by Friday I got my highest score. Really looking forward to the Tennis challenges this week. Who else is taking part in the challenges? We’d love to see photos of you training.

Looking forward to hearing from you this week 😊

Ms K 🌈 apart together 💪🌟

Mrs T

Hello lovely 5KT!

You will see from my photo that this week I have finished another painting. This one is of a mermaid and it’s for my niece, who I am really missing at the moment. 🧜‍♀️ 

There is also a photo of me out for a walk near a lake in a local park – can any of you tell which park it is?!  On the same day I also found a fun tree to climb – so I have included a photo of me in the tree, too! 🌳

I’ve also included a photo of a huge boat which was going right into Sovereign Harbour! I was surprised to see this huge boat as it is far bigger than any other boat that I have ever seen there. 🛳️⚓ Has anyone else ever seen a boat this big in Eastbourne?!

There is also a picture of me in our paddling pool! Last weekend, the weather was so lovely and sunny that we spent some time splashing about in the garden. It was fun! ☀️

You can also see my attempt at the Hockey challenge! 🏑I had to use a golf club that is designed to be used for putting, but it was a pretty good substitute for a hockey stick, really! 🏌🏽‍♀️I am looking forward to trying out the Tennis challenges this week 🎾

This week I have been very lucky to spot two of our classmates when I have been out exercising! I saw EC when I was out cycling with my children, and PP when I was running along the seafront! Have you spotted any familiar faces when you have been out for exercise?

We are looking forward to hearing what you have been up to. We are missing you all and absolutely love getting all your emails and blog comments – keep them coming! 👍😊

Mrs T

Miss S

Hiya 5KT!😁

Hope you are all OK!
This week I’ve been learning more piano & guitar!🎸 I’m setting myself a challenge to try and learn a new song each week! It’s a tough challenge but I’m determined to stay on target. Have you got any challenges you would like to tackle?!

As you can see in my picture, I also baked a Red Velvet cake yesterday with vanilla butter icing. The texture is a bit different to a sponge cake, it’s more gooey. It tastes AMAZING! 🍰 I’ve also been making more yummy foods! My favourite this week was sausages and mashed potato with broccoli!

I have been reading lots of books during lock down. 📚 At the moment, I am reading about mindfulness. I like to sit down and read for about an hour a day. I feel this helps keep my mind focused too.

I found an online drawing tutorial called ‘Draw with Rob’ and had a go at drawing one of his book characters. I felt so pleased with myself as I don’t often draw so was impressed with how this turned out!! I named my dinosaur in the picture Spike! It has urged me to draw more and learn to draw different animals! I might try a monkey next! Maybe I’ll show you that next week 🐒

Looking forward to hearing what you’ve been up to this week!!

Miss S ☀️

This week’s tasks

As we said last week, every Monday this term, we will be setting tasks for you to complete at home. If you have any questions about the work, you can ask these on the blog using the ‘Comment’ section (don’t forget to use your initials only – you do not need to put an email address).

Of course we want to see your brilliant work, so we have set up a new class email address that you can use to send it to us! Ours is: 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough:mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths Tasks

Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. Check out our feedback on the tasks you have completed.

Don’t forget to check out some of the Games, too! This week, we would like you to have a go at playing the Sky Solver games:

Look under Games / Skysolver and try:

  • Multiplying
  • Dividing
  • Estimating

Find a takeaway menu that your family doesn’t need anymore. Choose what you would like to order and add it up. How much does it come to? Now, make an order for your whole family. How much does your new order come to? What about ordering the healthiest meal you can find? How much does that cost? How about if you order everything that starts with a particular letter? Have fun adding up – make sure you use the column method!

Use the blog to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical activities

Here are some other Maths activities for you to try at home this week.

Activity 1 – Maths using a takeaway menu!

Next, see if you can add up items to make your order come to exactly £10? How about £15? How about £20? If it isn’t possible to get exactly to those amounts, what is the closest you can get?

Use the blog to tell us about the menu you have used and what your order would come to!

Activity 2 – Making symmetrical patterns

Have a go at creating some symmetrical patterns. Use whatever objects you have to hand – lego, stationery, earrings, fruit, or even pairs of socks! You could also chalk patterns onto the ground, or draw symmetrical patterns on paper.

Use one line of symmetry at first, then see if you can make a pattern symmetrical using two lines of symmetry.

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Comment below to tell us what you used to make your patterns, and whether you could work out two lines of symmetry!

  • Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings. You know lots of fun ways to practise these; rainbow writing, acrostic poems, blue for vowels, plus all the other activities we have carried out in class. On Friday, ask someone at home to test you on these by putting them into sentences (dictation), just like we do at school. Comment on this Blog post or email us to let us know how you got on.

Miss G’s GroupMs H’s GroupMs K and Mrs T’s GroupMiss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes’ old group) Groups
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  • Topic Task: Greek Gods

Research and write a character description of either Odysseus or Achilles.

Think about which characteristics made them heroes!

Draw pictures of your character to match his description.

Science

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Our fantastic Science partners, Empiribox, have put together some fun Science Investigations that you can all do at home!

Every week, we will attach a new link for a lesson to try – simply click on the link and all will be revealed! There are worksheets that you can print off and complete, or you can just try out the practical investigation.

It would be brilliant if you could comment on our Class Blog to let us know how your investigation went!   If you get any photographs: of you in action, your experiment or your written work, then send them to us on our class email – we would love to see them and share them with our class!

This week’s investigation looks at materials – conductors and insulators. Enjoy…

This week’s link: https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/materials

Sussex School Games

This week’s sport is… Tennis!

We added our scores to our school’s total for last week’s sport, which was Hockey! (Ms K had to use a hobby horse as a hockey stick, and Mrs T used a golf club!) We had fun and are looking forward to some tennis challenges this week.

Here is a link to an explanation of the challenges http://www.activesussex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Specsavers-Virtual-Sussex-School-Games-2020-Tennis.pdf

Check out the blog posts below for more detailed information about the Sussex School Games, or search online at https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/ to find out more.

All you need to do is ask your grown-up to sign you up on the Specsavers School Games website and get practising. This week’s challenges start today! Let’s do this West Rise!

In addition to all of this, please also remember that our school Facebook page is constantly being updated with useful information and helpful hints and tips.

For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S

Term 5 Week 2

Hello lovely 5KT!

We are still missing you lots! We have absolutely loved seeing some of the work you have been doing, as well as some of the photos of all of the other lovely things you have been getting up to!

We thought it would be nice to tell you some of the things we have been doing!


Ms K

Hi 5KT,

I’ve been enjoying the warm spring weather recently (have you?).
I’ve been out watching the lambs get bigger as I pass them on my runs 🏃‍♀️ and have been practicing my cartwheels 🤸‍♀️, while my daughter practices her forward rolls. There are lots of pretty cherry blossom trees at a church nearby to me too and I enjoy throwing the petals and watching my daughter try to catch them 😊 I’ve been listening to the different bird noises in my garden and have been trying to identify them from these (quite hard I find. Has anyone else noticed the different birds/animals in their garden?).

I’ve also been experimenting with cooking different meals (some tasty, some not 🤢 😄), as well as flying a rainbow kite with my daughter, helping her learn to ride a balance bike and we have created some rainbow art with chalk on our path.

I would love to hear about the activities you’ve been doing, as well as continuing to see your fabulous school work of course.

Keep active, as it boosts our mental and physical health, which are vital to maintain, especially during harder times like these. Please ask your grown up to sign up to the virtual school games ASAP, so we can all enter the challenges as a class in the meantime 😊👍🏻


Lastly, I hope you received something in the post from us 😊

Love from Ms K x
P.s This time won’t last forever, make the most of it 🌈

Mrs T

Hi 5KT,

We’ve been so lucky with the weather and I have continued running – I know I was telling some of you that I had taken it up last month. I’ve been trying to run 5K every other day, then do a cycle ride or a walk on the other day. You’ll have to excuse me looking a bit hot and sweaty in those photos! 🏃‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️

We have a fire basket in our garden, so I have had a few fun evenings around the fire with my family.🔥 I’ve posted a photo of a s’more that I made – yum! Last weekend, I painted some wooden furniture – it was great to be able to do this outside.🖌️ There’s a photo of my feet, too! This is because I was enjoying paddling in the sea on one of my walks. We live quite close to the seafront, so we often choose to walk along the beach for our daily exercise.🌅


I have also posted a photo of two paintings that I have done – one of a lighthouse, and one of a Spring time pathway. These are the first paintings I have ever done and I am pretty happy with how they have turned out! I used some online tutorials to help me get started. I used acrylic paint and a canvas, which I have never used before. Have any of you done any artwork you would like to share? 🎨 Or perhaps, like me, tried something that you’d not done before?


I hope we will be able to see each other soon! Until then, please keep in touch either on here or by email, as we are so enjoying hearing from you! We would love to hear about all the things you’ve been doing, as well as seeing your wonderful school work.

 
Love from Mrs T x 🌈

Miss S

Hi 5KT! 😊

A little fact you don’t about me is that I love to sing and play the piano. So I’ve been practising lots of songs and singing along to them! (Maybe we can do a class sing along one day). I have also been trying to learn the guitar. It is quite difficult understanding all the finger movements on the strings but hopefully some of our music lessons with ukulele will have helped me! I admire all of you who give Ukulele a go, it’s harder than it looks, so well done! Have you got any hidden talents you would like to share too? 😁

I have also enjoyed lots of colouring and drawing. I have shared a picture of a seal that I coloured in, it took me hours!! I enjoyed making it look really colourful and it was very calming, I felt so relaxed! Another activity that I’ve enjoyed is doing my 1,000 piece puzzle! WOW. That was very tricky and it actually took me a week. Once I had finished it, I felt so proud that I had persevered as there were times I felt like giving up! But I kept on going.


I have also been enjoying walking around the woodlands near me as my daily exercise. My favourite plant are Bluebells so I’ve been on the hunt trying to find them. It’s wonderful how much colour they add to the grounds of the woodland. I also came across a big fallen tree which I climbed on and felt really tall! I examined all of the broken wood and saw lots of tiny insects travelling up and down it.


In my evenings, I have been practising my cooking skills. I’ve been making lots of yummy, healthy dinners and experimenting with different foods I’ve not tried before. Its been very fun!


I hope you are all OK and staying safe. I hope we can all be together soon. We love hearing from you and would love to hear about activities you are doing too.


Love from, Miss S 🌻 x

This week’s tasks

As we said last week, every Monday this term, we will be setting tasks for you to complete at home. If you have any questions about the work, you can ask these on the blog using the ‘Comment’ section (don’t forget to use your initials only – you do not need to put an email address).

Of course we want to see your wonderful work, so we have set up a new class email address that you can use to send it to us! Ours is: 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough: mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths Tasks

MyMaths

Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. Check out our feedback on the tasks you have completed 🙂

Don’t forget to check out some of the Games, too! This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these Grid games:

Look under Games / Grid games and try:

  • Times it Out
  • Zap It

Comment below to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical activities

Here are some other Maths activities for you to try at home this week.

Activity 1 – Rounding using receipts

Find a shopping receipt that your adult doesn’t need anymore. Round every item to the nearest 10p, then add up all the shopping. Does your new total come to more or less than the original amount?

Try this again, but round each item to the nearest £1 instead. How different was your total from the original this time?

Use the blog to tell us what you noticed!

Activity 2 – How much does your cupboard cost?

Have a look in one of your food cupboards. Make an estimate of what each item costs, then add up the total cost of your cupboard! You could find out which is the most expensive cupboard in your kitchen!

Comment below to tell us what you have found out!

  • Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings. You know lots of fun ways to practise these; rainbow writing, acrostic poems, blue for vowels, plus all the other activities we have carried out in class. On Friday, ask someone at home to test you on these by putting them into sentences (dictation), just like we do at school. Comment on this Blog post or email us to let us know how you got on.

Miss G’s GroupMs H’s GroupMs K and Mrs T’s GroupMiss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes’ old group) Groups
Homophones allowed / aloud break / brake cereal / serial here / hear wear / whereHomophones allowed / aloud break / brake cereal / serial here / hear wear / whereHomophones allowed / aloud break / brake cereal / serial here / hear wear / wheresilent letters know knee knock muscle honest
  • Topic Task

Look carefully and think about the picture above. Write a description of the fight.

Try to use: a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences, powerful vocabulary, , alliteration, similes and metaphors. Make it dramatic and fabulous for the reader!

  •  Task from Mrs Copus

In Y5 RE we have recently finished a topic on Inspirational People, which you really embraced, particularly when we talked about Greta Thunberg. It would be great to hear about people that are inspiring you during this lock down period. I know Captain Tom has been an inspiration to us all, but there must people be people that you know that are an inspiration to you at the moment. Everyone is having to do something a bit (or a lot) different at the moment.

Tell us about someone who has inspired you during this lockdown period.

  • Who are they?
  • What have they done?
  • How have they inspired you?

If you email this to us, we will send it onto Mrs Copus, as she would love to see your work.

Sussex School Games

Challenge 1- Hockey 🏑

Here we go West Rise, the first school games challenge is….. Hockey 🏑

Then have a go at the 4 Hockey challenges, practise over the week and record your best score by midday Friday at

http://www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk/

We’d love to see you training, so why not send a photo of yourself to our class email so we can share it on the blog.

Click this link for an explanation of the challenges, or visit the school games website.

Click to access Specsavers-Virtual-Sussex-School-Games-2020-Hockey.docx.pdf

The school games website and Facebook page has more information, including how you could win a ‘Creative prize’ this week for making/finding something to use instead of a Hockey stick 👍🏻

Go for it 😊🌈💪

Love from Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S x

In addition to all of this, please also remember that our school Facebook page is constantly being updated with useful information and helpful hints and tips. If your grown up isn’t signed up, send us an email and we can direct them to this.

For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S


Check out this incredible video featuring SH! His quick running, keepy-up and header skills are awesome 🙂 Fantastic effort and two ROAs to him. The teachers think this is truly brilliant too and we are planning to show it in assembly back at school soon 🙂 Has anyone else been keeping fit? We’d love to hear how. If SH’s doesn’t play above copy and paste this link instead. https://youtu.be/CnsQjwGvIhE

Remember you can also email us your work at 5kt@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Virtual School Games

Launching on Monday 27 April 2020…

CALLING ALL WEST RISE CHILDREN!

We know that school life is different at the moment, but you can still compete with the school to be Sussex sporting champions in the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020. 

Take part alongside your friends and teammates from school, win medals, trophies and prizes, and strive to be the very best that you can in this very special, virtual competition.

Each Monday morning during the Summer Term, a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from your living room or garden. Challenges may include skills such as: how many times can you bounce the Tennis ball on a racket in one minute, how many star jumps can you do, or football kick ups.

Throughout the week you can practice, train and improve, before submitting your best scores in each challenge on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk ahead of the Friday deadline (12pm midday). Your score will be added to our school total, meaning that you will be part of the school team, and compete against all of the other schools in the county.

And it doesn’t stop there. There will be trophies in the ‘Active Adults’ category, meaning that big kids (your teachers, parents, carers and family-members) can all get involved and represent our school too.

Get Involved

It all kicks off at 9:15am on Monday 27 April with the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony and launch of the first sport. Get updates, challenges and results direct to your grown ups email inbox by signing up here. (If the link doesn’t work, search Specsavers School Games, and click ‘sign up’ there). You can also check the school’s Facebook page and the class blogs for details about the weekly challenges.

Additionally, you could follow the virtual challenge on social media for a chance to win more prizes and some special surprises:

Twitter: @SussexSchGames
Facebook: Specsavers Sussex School Games
Instagram: @SussexSchGames
TikTok: @SussexSchGames

Training Prizes

Practice makes perfect, and to be your very best you are encouraged to train and improve during the week. 

Simply upload your training videos and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and include the hashtag #SussexSchGames, and a weekly winner will be selected at random, giving you the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize.

For more information please ask your grown up to contact:

Mrs Kitchos at 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Or the School Games events officer Ed Bartram

All you need to do for now is ask your grown up to sign up on the Specsavers School Games website and watch out for the challenges every Monday.

Let’s do this West Rise. We are apart but together 🙂

Term 5 Week 1

Welcome back! 😊 We hope you have managed to have a happy and healthy break. We are missing you all lots and are always thinking about you!

Every Monday while school is closed, we will set weekly tasks for you to complete at home. If you have any questions about the work, you can ask these on the blog using the ‘Comment’ section (don’t forget to use your initials only – you don’t need to put an email address).

Of course we want to see your wonderful work, so we have set up a new class email address that you can use to send it to us! It is: 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough: mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

This week’s tasks:

  1. Maths Tasks

MyMaths

Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. Check out our feedback on the tasks you have completed 🙂 Don’t forget to check out some of the Games, too! This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these Fractions games:

  • Fractions Golf (find it in Games / Golf)
  • Fraction Pairs (find it in Games / Pairs Games)
  • For an even harder challenge, try Fractions Pairs 2 (find it in Games / Pairs Games)

Comment below to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical Maths activities

Here are some other Maths activities for you to try at home this week.

Activity 1: Estimating Weight

Find several different items of food. Pick them up, and estimate their weight in grams. Then, either weigh them, or look on the packaging, to see how close you were!

Hopefully, as you go on, you will get more and more accurate. For example, does an apple feel a similar weight to a bar of chocolate? Does a yoghurt feel about twice as heavy as a satsuma?

You could even draw up your findings in a table, like this:

ItemEstimated weight (g)Actual weight (g)
   
   

 You could even add another column and use it to convert your weights into kilograms (kg).

Have fun, and let us know using the ‘Comments’ how you have been getting on!

Activity 2: Countdown

Play your own version of Countdown using the four operations (+  –  x  ÷)

This video shows you how you can set this up at home:

You could play against other people you live with!

Let us know how you’ve been getting on 🙂

  • Spellings

Here are this week’s spellings. You know lots of fun ways to practise these; rainbow writing, acrostic poems, blue for vowels, plus all the other activities we have carried out in class. On Friday, ask someone at home to test you on these by putting them into sentences (dictation), just like we do at school. Comment on this Blog post or email us to let us know how you got on.

Miss G’s GroupMs H’s GroupMs K and Mrs T’s GroupMiss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes’ old group) Groups

Hyphens
co-operate
co-own
co-owner
co-pilot
re-enter
re-cover
re-entry
co-ordinate
co-author re-creation
Hyphens
co-operate
co-own
co-owner
co-pilot
re-enter re-cover re-entry  
Hyphens
co-operate
co-own
co-owner
co-pilot
re-enter
re-cover  
dge endings
badge
bridge
edge
fridge
hedge  
  • Topic Task

Our new topic is Ancient Greece.

Your task is to find out some amazing and interesting facts about Ancient Greece or the Ancient Greeks. Present these facts in a creative way; whether it be through a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint or another way. This can be created by hand or on a computer. Don’t forget to send us your finished work (or a picture of it) using the email address above.

In addition to all of this, please also remember that our school Facebook page is constantly being updated with useful information and helpful hints and tips.

For even more learning activities, you can also use this fantastic website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub for a whole day of activities, updated daily. You can choose whether to follow the entire day’s timetable or pick and choose the activities you fancy.

Have a good week! We really look forward to hearing from you!

Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S 😊

Check out JW, KW and SW having fun with the Maths activities this week. Their guesses got more and more accurate as they went along. Feel free to email us your photos, so that we can post pictures of you too 🙂

Look at these fabulous and beautifully presented Ancient Greek pieces of work from SH, SW, KW and JW. Fantastic effort ROA to all of you 🙂 (We will give you these when we’re back at school).

Remember you can also email us your work at 5kt@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Have a nice break 😊

Dear Parents and Carers, 

As you will have seen from my last message, we have a number of optional educational activities for your children to do.

For your information, over the Easter break, teachers will be spending their time with their families and will respond to the blog posts when they can. My Maths will not be checked over the break.

After Easter, the blogs and MyMaths will be checked by your child’s class teacher on a daily basis.

Happy Easter to you all 

Mr Fairclough

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