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:
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
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 👋
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: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 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!
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!
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|
|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|
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….
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/
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