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:
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
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 🌻
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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|
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 😉
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;
- 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:
- 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
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