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 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ and have been practicing my cartwheels πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ, 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 🀒 πŸ˜„), 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 πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

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! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

We have a fire basket in our garden, so I have had a few fun evenings around the fire with my family.πŸ”₯ 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.πŸ–ŒοΈ 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.πŸŒ…

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 πŸŒˆ

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 β€˜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


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

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 Β£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 πŸ‘

Here we go West Rise, the first school games challenge is….. Hockey πŸ‘

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


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 πŸ‘πŸ»

Go for it πŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆπŸ’ͺ

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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

9 thoughts on “Term 5 Week 2

    1. Hi RB,
      Yes, I have been having fun! I have been trying to find different types of activities to do, especially at the weekends when I would usually visit friends and family, which of course I can’t do at the moment. (Mrs T)
      How is it going learning Spanish and working on road maps?!
      We’re missing you lots,
      Ms K and Mrs T


  1. Hi!
    We have been having fun on the Maths games! We all loved the Zap It game the best as it’s more fun – we even beat the computer!
    We also played spelling bingo this morning too
    K.W, J.W and S.W


    1. Hi K.W, J.W and S.W,
      It is great to hear that you all loved the Zap It game! Well done for beating the computer – that is awesome! πŸ™‚ It’s nice to be able try out some of these games on MyMaths, as well as have a go at some of the homework tasks.
      Spelling Bingo sounds like a fun game! It’s so great to hear what you are getting up to.
      We’re still missing you lots!
      Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S


      1. Finally it looks like they are going to ease the lockdown rules on Monday.
        Looks like the Teachers are having lots of fun!
        Oh I am doing the weekly challenges, it’s loads of fun.
        Hope you’re all well,
        Bye for now


      2. Hi JS,
        We are so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the weekly challenges! We are too πŸ™‚ We miss our PE lessons!
        It will be interesting to see what the government announces. We are looking forward to the time when we can all safely see each other again.
        Take care,
        Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S


  2. When I did Maths this week I tried out the games that you told us to play and my favourite was Zap It!
    I also estimated how heavy things were around my house. When I was estimating my cat was next to me, so I estimated how heavy she was! 🀣


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