Hi wonderful 5KT! We hope you have had a good week. Thank you to everyone who has emailed us, sent us photos and commented here on the blog. We really do love hearing from you and seeing what you’ve been getting up to! Remember, we need you to send us a photo or other evidence of at least one piece of work each week.
We hope you were excited to hear that in September you will be moving up to 6S with Ms Somerville and that Miss Stringell will be going up to Year 6 with you! Of course, we will miss you lots (Ms K and Mrs T) but we will still see you around school. In fact, Mrs T will be just next door, and Ms K just across the courtyard. We are still so sad that we didn’t get to have you lovely lot for the whole year! What a funny year it has been!
This week, we have been enjoying the natural environment all around us. Check out Mrs Stringfellow’s Forest School blog for more great ideas of activities to enjoy in nature (find a link to it on the school website). Why not send us a photo or tell us about how you have been enjoying nature this week?
This week has been windy and warm, which means windsurfing time 🙌 🏄♀️ 🌊 ⛵️
It’s a cross between paddle boarding and sailing, with a sail attached to a paddle type board. It’s very exhilarating whipping along the surface of the water and falling in 🤪🌊
If you fancy learning to windsurf, Buzz Active Centre (opposite Princes Park) run lessons on the lake, and then on sea once you get the hang of the basics.
Has anyone ever tried any watersports? I would love to hear about it 😊 And hopefully paddle boarding will be back up and running for you next year 🤞👍🏻
Lately, I have been enjoying the sea. There are lots of way I like to enjoy the sea and the beach. Mainly, I like to be in the water as much as I can! I enjoy all sorts of activities in the water – swimming and kayaking, paddling and rock-pooling, jumping waves and body-boarding.
I haven’t always lived by the sea, so for me it is still a wonderfully exciting experience to go the beach and connect with nature.
I have loved going on long walks over Beachy Head. The views are absolutely gorgeous on a sunny day.
Being by the seaside is my favourite part of being outdoors. The sound of the waves, the fresh air, and the views.
I have been swimming in the sea too which I was also very happy about as it’s my favourite thing to do in the summer. Floating on top of the waves feels very calming and relaxing.
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:email@example.com
Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks, which are all about Geometry.
This week, we would also like you to visit the TopMarks website (www.topmarks.co.uk) to play some fun Maths games J Please try some of these:
- Cuddly Toy Sale
- Capacity Countdown
- Creature Capture
- Division Millionaire
- Range Arranger
Let us know which game was your favourite!
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 Group||Ms H’s Group||Ms K and Mrs T’s Group||Miss Stringall, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes old group) Groups|
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This week, we would like you to research Ancient Greek Gods and goddesses.
Pick your favourite one and create a fact page about your chosen god or goddess. Who are they? What do they stand for? How are they pictured? Are there any famous stories about them? Add any interesting facts about your chosen god or goddess.
- Topic Task – Create Your Own Mythical Greek Monster
In Greek mythology, there are lots of monstrous creatures. The Sirens were wicked, yet beautiful creatures. They lured sailors to their deaths by singing beautiful songs and playing enchanting music. Sometimes, they were said to be part bird/ part woman. Some pottery shows Sirens as having wings and being able to fly. In some stories, they were described as being incredibly beautiful.
Your task is to design your own Greek monster. It could look like a beautiful human or your monster could look terrible, just like the things they do. They might have multiple heads or lots of arms. They could live in a cave, isolated from people, or they could roam the streets of ancient Greece, causing chaos wherever they go. Does your creature enjoy doing terrible things or do they wish they could change? Perhaps you could even write a story with your creature in it.
This week’s science explores the different organs in our bodies. As part of your investigation you will build a model lung and see how you breathe. You will also compare your organs to those of other creatures.
You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson : some cling film, a balloon, sellotape, a straw, elastic bands, some blu-tac, scissors and an empty clear 2l bottle.
To access this great lesson click on the link below:
and then select the third lesson on the right hand side: ‘What’s inside our bodies’
This week’s challenges are all about Athletics.
Check out this link for more detailed information about how to join in with the Sussex School Games. https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/
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-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL07]-[PS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Dailylesson]
- 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
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.
Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!
Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S