Term 6 Week 6

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?


Ms K

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 🤞👍🏻

Mrs T

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.

Miss S

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:mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths Tasks

MyMaths

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!

  • 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 Stringall, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes old group) Groups
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Writing Task

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.

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  • Science

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’

  • PE

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:

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

Term 6 Week 5

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. Don’t forget, we need to hear from you each week, with a photo or some evidence of some of the work you’ve been doing at home. We really do love hearing from you!

This week, we’d love you to tell us about your favourite animal! What do you like about it? Have you ever seen one, or maybe you have one as a pet?! Here are some interesting facts about our favourite animals:


Ms K

My long standing favourite mammal is a dolphin.

I once travelled to Dingle in Ireland to visit a local non-captive dolphin called Fungie. He loves human interaction and has played with the surfers for over 30 years there. 

Even though they don’t use surf boards, dolphins love to go surfing! Just like human body surfers, dolphins are known to ride the crests of big waves as they roll into shore. Just before the wave crashes into shore, the dolphins will turn around and rush back into open water to catch a new wave. 

How cool are they 😎

Mrs T

I have always been fascinated by sea turtles. 🐢🌊 I loved the ones in the film Finding Nemo, and I have been lucky enough to see turtles in real life, swimming in the sea around a Greek island called Kefalonia.🏖️


These photos were taken in August at the main fishing harbour of Kefalonia. Every day, lots of turtles come to the harbour to meet the fishermen, who always throw them some fish! 🎏 These amazing animals swim right next to the harbour wall and people flock to see them.


They are actually an endangered species and there are many protection schemes to help ensure they don’t die out. This particular species are called Caretta Caretta and they are loggerhead turtles. They have distinctive large, reddish-brown heads and are thought to be one of the oldest species in the world! 
I find them truly fascinating and somehow majestic. I could watch them for hours! I feel very privileged to have seen them swimming in their natural habitat. 🌊🐢

Miss S

I absolutely love Polar Bears. They are marine mammals which means they are adapted to live a lot of their lives in the ocean and some time on land.

On my 10th birthday, my uncle adopted a polar for me and my sister. She was called Nanuk and was tracked for us over a few years. Each month we would raise money for Nanuk by bake sales, running races, etc then later on we discovered she had had two baby cubs! We got pictures in the post once a year of Nanuk and her cubs!


Did you know that polar bears actually have black skin? Their fur is translucent which means it reflects light making the fur look white! How cool is that? When mother bears have their cubs, they will only stay with them for around 2 years, the cubs then have to go away and do their own hunting and look after themselves. Even though polar bears are the largest land carnivore (meat eaters) they can swim for a very long time, around 30 miles, to be able to get to different ice lands when ice starts to melt, and to hunt for their next bit of food. But sometimes they will have to go 8 months without any food. What’s your favourite animal? 

Here’s a picture of a beautiful polar bear!

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. This week they are all about Measurement.

This week, we would also like you to check out these MyMaths games, all found in Games / What Am I :

  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Guess your Number

Let us know which game was your favourite!

  • 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 Stringall, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes old group) Groups
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Writing Task

Greek Myth – Theseus and The Minotaur

Listen to the story of Theseus and The Minotaur using the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/ks2-primary-history-ancient-greece-theseus/zkvqkmn

We would like you to take this story and turn it into a comic strip.

Think about how many boxes you will need, and how you will show in pictures and short sentences what is happening. Could you add speech using speech bubbles?

Have fun and be creative!

  • Topic Task : The Lost City of Atlantis

You have been undertaking an individual investigation at home into the allegedly lost city of Atlantis. You have had fun investigating Atlantis and have found evidence from different sources. It is now time for you to make a decision about whether the stories you have read are historical fact or fiction.

Write a report about what you found and how you came to your decision. Give evidence that proves you are correct. Email your finished report and we will put them up on the blog!

  • Science

You will be thrilled to know that Science is back!

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This week you will learning that forces are acting all the time, even when an object does not move. You will identify different types of forces, how they act on an object and that forces are represented by force arrows which show both the direction the force acts in and the size of the force.

We will continue focusing on Evaluation.

For the fun investigation, which should definitely be done outside, you will need:

  • a small plastic bottle with a sports drinking top, like a ‘Fruit Shoot‘ bottle,
  • some vitamin C tablets like ‘Berroca’, *
  • a mug,
  • kitchen roll or tissues
  • water 

*OR instead of the vitamin C tablets you could use bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. 

You will also need a pen, a pencil and access to a tablet, laptop or iPad.

This week there is a slightly different way to access the experiment.

Click on the link  https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/forces/

On the right hand side of the screen you will see a list of lessons. Please select Lesson One :Introduction to Forces.

On the left hand side is a button offering Worksheets and once they are printed click play arrow on the screen above and the lesson will begin.

Enjoy!

  • PE

This week’s challenges are all to do with Rugby! We all really enjoyed playing Tag Rugby together at the beginning of Year 5 – do you remember?!

This week’s challenges are called:

Figure of Eight

Up and Over

Rugby Passing

Keep Try-ing

They all look really fun, so let’s work together towards a great score for our school! Check out this link for more detailed information about each challenge, and 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:

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

Term 6 Week 4

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. Remember we now need to hear from you once a week. We really do love hearing from you! Sorry if it has taken us a few days to get back to you – we have been back in school working with Year 6 children.

This week, we’d love to hear about a place that you have enjoyed visiting (could be local, or could be somewhere you once went on holiday!) and a place that you would one day love to visit! Here are our ideas:


Ms K

Holywell Beach in Eastbourne


I’ve enjoyed having more time to visit different beaches recently. And one of the beaches I like most is past Holywell near the lighthouse; it’s great for swimming in the sea, has big boulders to climb over and there are rock pools teeming with life. The seaside is my favourite place to go.

Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England

One day soon, I intend to explore more of the seaside shores in Dorset (towards the south west coast of England, a few hours away). Did you know it’s called the Jurassic Coast because over 185 million years, the coast has been eroded (worn away by the sea and weather) and so it has exposed (shown) the layers of rock underneath from many different time periods (Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous). In these rock layers, fossilised remains of the creatures that lived there can be seen. My Great Grandma found a huge Ammonite (looks like a spiral shell) there. I wonder what else can be found there…

Mrs T

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

In October, I was lucky enough to visit Rome. I went to see my friend Miss Jack, who used to work at West Rise and now teaches in a school in Italy! 🇮🇹While we were there, we visited the Colosseum, which is an oval ampitheatre in the centre of Rome. It held up to 80,000 spectators and was famously used for gladiator contests. I found out while I was there that the arena had many secret underground passageways, so that gladiators and animals could enter without having to go through the main crowds. Construction began in the year 72. We are now in 2020 – can you work out how long ago that was!? I feel very privileged to have visited it and seen a part of history. 😊

Broad Sands Beach, Devon, England

I have heard about a beautiful beach in Devon that I would love to find! 🏖️ It is slightly ‘secret’ as there are no signs and 200 steps to get down to it! It is often in lists of the best wild swimming spots in the UK, having caves and even some tunnels to swim through! There is also a little island to explore. 🌊 I don’t think I could ever get bored in a place like this! Hopefully I will get to go there one day!

Miss S

Windsor, England

I loved visiting Windsor. I stayed in a lovely spa hotel with my mum and I had a view of Windsor Castle. This is one of The Queen’s homes and where she spends most her weekends. The castle has over 900 years of royal history and was built in the 11th century! Whilst I was staying there, The Queen was due to arrive at the castle so there was a huge parade. The street was full with people ready to welcome her.

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

I would love to visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, which is a geothermal spa located outdoors in an 800 year old lava field! This means it is basically a big pool of water which is heated up naturally by an active volcano. How cool is that?! The water is around 37 degrees so it is very warm! 😍

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. This week they are all about Fractions.

We would also like you to visit the TopMarks website (www.topmarks.co.uk) to play some fun Maths games. 💻 Please try some of these, which are all to do with Shape, Position and Movement:

  • Area Builder
  • Alien Attack
  • Find Places on a Grid Map
  • Shapes in Space
  • Dino Dig

Let us know which game was your favourite!

  • 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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Writing Task

Writing a letter 💌

This week we would like you to write a letter to a member of your family that you don’t live with, or a friend, telling them about what you have been up to during lockdown. What have you done to keep yourself busy? Who have you seen? Where have you been during your daily exercise? Set out your letter properly. Why not post the letter to the person, too?! 📨 (Don’t forget to send us a photo of your work, first!)

If you can’t remember how to set out a letter, check out this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/writing-a-letter/zbc8vk7

  • Topic Task

Continue to investigate The Lost City of Atlantis. Collect as much evidence as you can before making a decision next week. Then you can decide…Fact or Fiction? Check out last week’s post for more detail.

  • Science
See the source image

We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last week’s Science investigation!  Sadly, this week we are having some technical issues with the links to Empiribox. 😕 Watch this space for when we are up and running again.

PE

This week’s challenges are all to do with Cricket and Stoolball, and they start today! Do you know what Stoolball is?! If not then check out this link: https://www.stoolball.org.uk/rules/what-is-stoolball/

This week’s challenges look really fun, so let’s work together towards a great score for our school! 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-%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

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

Term 6 Week 3

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!

Your adult will have had a letter that says that from now on, every child across the school must email a photo of at least one piece of work they have completed over the week. You can email us at 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk – we are excited to see your work! Just to let you know, that because we are now back in school working with Year 6s, we won’t be able to check the blog or reply to your emails quite as often as before. We will definitely do this at least once a week, though. We really miss you all and want to stay connected as much as possible!

This week, we were thinking about all the things that we are full of gratitude for. There are lots! We have each chosen three photos that show some of things we are very grateful for. Here they are:


Ms K

I am grateful for my wonderful family.

I am grateful to work at West Rise.

I am grateful for good health.

Mrs T

I am grateful to live by the sea. 🌊

I am grateful for good friends.🧚

I am grateful for all of you lovely children at school! 😊 (This week, I happened to see AM and was amazed to discover that she has set up her own little stall outside her house selling plants that she has grown from seeds as well as eggs from her own chickens! 🥚🌱Wow!)

Miss S

I am grateful for my lovely family🥰
I am grateful to be near the seaside🐳
I am grateful to be able to play the piano🎹

Gratitude is associated with happiness, and especially during tough times it is really important to remember how much we have to be grateful for. 🙂 We would love you to tell us some of the things that you are grateful for! Comment on this post to let us know what they are.

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. This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these two MyMaths games:

  • Grid Runner Solo
  • Snakey Sums

 (find them both in Games / Mental Games):

Let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical Maths Activities:

Coin Game

Work out the fewest number of coins you would need to make up these amounts of money:

85p          £1.17       £2.33      £4.72      £11.09     £8.54      £7.96

Try some of your own amounts, too! Did you notice any patterns?!

Accurate or Scale Drawing

Find a household item such as a ketchup bottle, remote control or cereal box and measure all the sides with your ruler. Then, draw a picture of it using the exact measurements. You can either draw it life size, or exactly to scale (e.g. if it is too big to fit on your paper, you could halve all the measurements). You might have to stick two A4 pieces of paper together for this activity. Use some colouring pens or pencils too and see if you can get your drawing looking exactly the same as the original item! This is a mixture of Maths and Art!

  • 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 Stringall, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes old group) Groups
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Writing Task

Watch this clip from The Literacy Shed: https://www.literacyshed.com/athens.html

The video shows a Greek Warrior walking around ancient Athens (the capital of Greece). We would like you pretend that you are the warrior who is walking around Athens.  Write about what you would have seen, heard, smelt, tasted and felt. Describe the amazing temples, giant statues and other buildings around you.  We would like to you to try and start each sentence differently, use paragraphs and think of lots of different, interesting words so that you don’t repeat yourself. We would love to see amazing description through adjectives and adverbs. We are really looking forward to seeing some fantastic writing from you all!

  • Topic Task : The Lost City of Atlantis

You are going to undertake an individual investigation at home into the allegedly lost city of Atlantis – is it historical fact, legend or myth?  

To reach a judgement as to the story’s accuracy, use your historical thinking, just like you did with the Trojan Horse investigation.

First, you will need to find out as much as you can about the lost city of Atlantis. Use lots of different sites on the internet because they will all give a different account. Try these to start with, if you like.

https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-the-lost-city-of-atlantis/

There is even a Disney film called Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which you might be able to find!

Once you have lots of evidence, put it all together to show how you have  come to your conclusion… lost city of Atlantis – is it historical fact, legend or myth? You might want to write information down, and include pictures, maps or diagrams and finally.

This investigation can take you two or three weeks, so there’s no need to rush.

 Have fun investigating and being super Historians!

  • Science
See the source image

We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last week’s Science investigation!  Check out this week’s below:

In this week’s lesson we are going to look at the difference between a chemical

reaction and a physical reaction. We’re also going to look at why some chemical reactions happen quickly and some more slowly.

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Remember that this term we continue focusing on you evaluation skills.

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :

3 empty, clear plastic bottles (remove the caps), some balloons, some vitamin C or effervescent tablets and some distilled vinegar which is available in most supermarket

Watch the video and carry out the work including the investigation as prompted by the scientist on the screen.

Have fun!

Click on the link below to begin;

  • PE

This week’s challenges are all to do with Boccia, and they start today! Do you know what Boccia is?! It’s similar to Bowls, or the French game Boules. It is a game designed to be played sitting down, so it is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Our school came third place a few years ago in the South Downs area 🙂 Maybe next year you can represent our school. Let us know how you get on.

Check out this website for some more information about Boccia! https://www.bocciaengland.org.uk/what-is-boccia

This week’s challenges look really fun, so let’s work together towards a great score for our school! 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:

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

Term 6 Week 2

Hello lovely 5KT! We hope you had a good first week back. We have loved seeing some of the photos of all the things you’ve been getting up to, as well as your fantastic work! Here are some of the things that we have been doing this week:

Ms K

Buongiorno 5KT 😊👋
I hope you’ve all had a happy week. Though of course no one usually has a completely happy week 24/7. It’s very normal to feel sad, upset or anxious too. Remember, we are here to talk and you are not alone xx

I heard some upsetting news this week which resulted in me feeling sad. Talking to friends helped more than I thought, and also deciding to do activities that make me feel better.

So, this week I went for an icecream in Gildredge Park (as it’s now open for takeaways) 🍦 😊👍🏻, cooked a tasty tomato risotto, talked with friends and family at the park and beach, and decided to redecorate my daughter’s room into a beach/sea theme with mermaids 🧜‍♀️ (as these are her favourite).
I wish you all a good week. Some structure of school work will help, exercise (remember the school games challenges), and time for the things you love.

Lots of love xx 

Mrs T

Hello 5KT!👋

I hope you have had a good week. It is such a long time since we have been able to see each other, and I am missing you more than ever!

On Friday, I spent some time walking on the marsh. There are so many different kinds of birds around at the moment, including lots of babies. You can see lots in my photo of the lake!🦆🐤 I also took a photo of the mummy swan with her little ones – just so cute!🦢

Another day, I went for a walk around the woods at Hampden Park and found a really interesting archway in the trees. It looked magical! 🌲🌳

I have included a photo of a football playing panda that I drew using a ‘Draw with Rob’ tutorial. Have any of you tried one of his online drawing lessons?! They really are good! ✏️

This week, I finally found some flour (I’d been trying to buy some for a while!) so was able to bake bread with my children. We were so pleased with how it turned out! 🍞 Have any of you been busy baking during lockdown?

I hope you are all ok. Don’t forget to let us know what you’ve been doing – it really does make our day to hear from you!

Virtual high fives from
Mrs T 🌻

Miss S

Hiya 5KT!💛👋

I hope you’ve had a good week! Time is flying by and I miss you all so much!

I’ve been keeping busy this week with more reading. I am now on my 6th book since lockdown started! I enjoy it so much and I really use my imagination to picture the story. After I read a chapter, I make assumptions and try to figure out what will happen next. 📖

I’ve been drawing a few pictures from ‘Draw with Rob’ on YouTube. I did the same as Mrs T and drew a football panda and named him Pip the Panda! I also created my own ‘Gratitude Jar’ and filled it with some of the things I am grateful for in life. It was so nice to do as this uncertain time can make us feel a little anxious but I could think of positives that made me feel a lot better. 🥰 Lastly, I drew a picture of African Artwork. Their art require lots of bright, vibrant colours, different shapes with different sizes. I am yet to finish it with outlining the shapes in black pen to make them stand out! What do you think?!

I’m not sure whether you noticed but the moon was so bright on Saturday night! So I used my camera on my phone to take a picture and I was super surprised with the result😯… Check it out! Look at all the different shadings on the moon! What do you think that means? Maybe you could research some interesting facts about the moon?🌛

Also, a bizzare thing happened this weekend… A random cat came into my home (I had my back doors open) and started rolling around on my carpet, purring and meowing away. We found out she was a female cat who had previously had kittens and makes a habit of going into neighbours’ houses 🐈 She was very friendly.

Anyway, stay safe 5KT
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. This week, we would also like you to have a go at playing these two MyMaths games:

Astro Count down (3 difficulty levels)

Millionaire Measures (2 difficulty levels)

 (find them both in Games / TV Games)

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

Practical Maths Activities:

Bus stop division

Practise some division questions using the ‘bus stop’ method. Where you end up with a remainder, try to write it as a fraction. We would love to see some photos of your work!

Ext: Can you write your remainder as a decimal, too?

Telling the time

If you haven’t learned already, now is a great opportunity to absolutely blitz the important life skill of being able to tell the time. If this is something you are working on, please let us know how it is going!

  • 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 Group Ms H’s Group Ms K and Mrs T’s Group Miss Stringell, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes old group) Groups
Pattern-ough
thought
brought
fought
tough
enough
nought
bought
cough
ought
rough
Pattern-ough
thought
brought
fought
tough
enough
nought
bought
cough  
Pattern-ough thought

brought
fought
tough
enough  

Homophones
berry/bury
grown/groan
mail/male
scene/seen
weather/whether  

Reading Task

Read a short story out loud either to a member of your household or record yourself reading a story out loud.

Think about how you are reading. Try not to cover your face with the book; look up every now and again.

Remember punctuation; small pauses at commas, longer ones for full stops.

Is there a question mark or an exclamation mark?

Don’t forget that inverted commas (speech marks) are when a character is speaking aloud. Can you use a different voice to show that a character is speaking?

Most importantly, have fun reading!

  • Topic Task : What evidence exists to authenticate the story of the Trojan Horse?

Do you know what the word ‘authenticate’ means? It means to prove or show something to be true. So, what exactly is there that may prove or show that the story of the Trojan Horse is true? Well, there are many drawings and images that show the Trojan Horse. For example:

  • A Mykonos Vase, dating from 675–650 BC (about 600 years after the event) which also includes images of the soldiers hiding inside and looking out!
  • A stone sculpture on a Buddhist shrine in northern Pakistan dating from AD100–200 (850 to 950 years after the event)
  • Engraving by the French artist Motte created in 1874 (over 3,000 years after the event)
  • Illustration from a book about the Siege of Troy by John Lydgate, published during the 1400s (at least 2,500 years after the event)

You could find these on the internet, if you like.

We’d like you to imagine that you are an artist at the time of the Trojan Horse. You can’t take a photo, so how will you show what happened for people in the future? You could illustrate, engrave, sculpt or find your own way to tell the story!

Please send us photos of your work 😉

  • Science

We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last week’s Science investigation!  Check out this week’s below:

In this lesson we are going to look at our wonderful solar system. We will look at the planets and the order they appear as you travel away from the sun. We will investigate how the distance from the sun affects the temperature on the different planets.

This term we continue focussing on your evaluation skills.

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson:

a desk or bedside light, access to a computer, a pen, pencil and ruler and a thermometer of some kind (you may be able to find one on a phone app or on a tablet)

Watch the video and carry out the work including the investigation as prompted by the scientist on the screen.

Have fun! Click on the link below to begin;

  • PE
  • This week’s challenges are Athletics, and they start today! Let’s work together towards a great score! 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:

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

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
Statutory amateur apparent available harass programme interrupt neighbour opportunity accommodate convenienceStatutory amateur apparent available harass programme interrupt neighbour opportunity Statutory amateur apparent available harass programme Homophones break/brake meat/meet peace/piece accept/except plain/plane

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
Statutory
queue rhyme shoulder stomach immediate immediately interfere temperature marvellous nuisance
Statutory queue rhyme shoulder stomach immediate immediately interfere Statutory queue rhyme shoulder stomach immediate qu
queen
squint
square
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
ei after c deceive receive receipt deceit ceiling conceive perceive  ei after c deceive receive receipt deceit ceiling conceive perceive  ei after c deceive receive receipt deceit ceiling  plural y as an ending flies babies ladies diaries bodies  
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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

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