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 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!


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
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
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:


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!

8 thoughts on “Term 5 Week 5

  1. OL again, typing with my brother`s iPad which he lets me use to use an app called Procreate. It’s a top quality pro drawing app and I love it👩🏽‍💻👍🏼😷
    Miss you all💕


    1. Hello again! It feels like I haven’t seen any of you in years. Just had an idea – why don’t we see if we can make a 5KT video call on a day each week so we can see each other again? For now, stay safe and hopefully see you soon. TG.


      1. Hi TG,
        This is such a great idea! Unfortunately, we aren’t allowed to do this due to safeguarding laws. However, perhaps your adults could get together to organise this for you? We think it would be great for you to see each other’s faces! We will be sad to miss out!
        Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S


  2. Hi again! I feel like it’s been years since we all last saw each other. OL, I hope you have been practising our comedy show! Hope to all see you soon. TG


    1. Hi TG,
      You’re right, it is so long since we’ve seen each other! No-one could have predicted this at the start of Year 5! We miss you all loads! For now, we can keep in touch on here. We know it’s not the same, though. We so look forward to when it is safe for us to all see each other again 🙂
      Ms K, Mrs T and Miss S


  3. Hi! Today I found this Maths game on Bite Size called Karate cats and it was pretty funny😂 Yesterday I went to the beach and it was boiling! Also, it’s my sister’s birthday next week so I am excited to eat the cake!🎂🎈 There’s not much to say because not much is happening in lock down. That’s all for now, hope to see you soon, bye👋🏼


  4. I have been DYING to see you all but lockdown drags on! I have a video chat 💭 with LS where we play Minecraft together and talk or make up stories. I have been painting wood that my brother isn’t using for his furniture. 🪑 And having a lot of cuddles with Leo, my dog. 🐕 🐶 And Norbert, my lizard 🦎 (bearded dragon) See ya!
    OL 💕


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