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!
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 🌈
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 🌈
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: email@example.com
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!
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!
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|
|Homophones allowed / aloud break / brake cereal / serial here / hear wear / where||Homophones allowed / aloud break / brake cereal / serial here / hear wear / where||Homophones allowed / aloud break / brake cereal / serial here / hear wear / where||silent 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
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.
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:
- 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
Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!
Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S
Remember you can also email us your work at firstname.lastname@example.org