Hi wonderful 5KT! We hope you have had a good week. Thank you to everyone who has emailed us, sent us photos and commented here on the blog. We really do love hearing from you!
Your adult will have had a letter that says that from now on, every child across the school must email a photo of at least one piece of work they have completed over the week. You can email us at 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk – we are excited to see your work! Just to let you know, that because we are now back in school working with Year 6s, we won’t be able to check the blog or reply to your emails quite as often as before. We will definitely do this at least once a week, though. We really miss you all and want to stay connected as much as possible!
This week, we were thinking about all the things that we are full of gratitude for. There are lots! We have each chosen three photos that show some of things we are very grateful for. Here they are:
I am grateful for my wonderful family.
I am grateful to work at West Rise.
I am grateful for good health.
I am grateful to live by the sea. 🌊
I am grateful for good friends.🧚
I am grateful for all of you lovely children at school! 😊 (This week, I happened to see AM and was amazed to discover that she has set up her own little stall outside her house selling plants that she has grown from seeds as well as eggs from her own chickens! 🥚🌱Wow!)
I am grateful for my lovely family🥰
I am grateful to be near the seaside🐳
I am grateful to be able to play the piano🎹
Gratitude is associated with happiness, and especially during tough times it is really important to remember how much we have to be grateful for. 🙂 We would love you to tell us some of the things that you are grateful for! Comment on this post to let us know what they are.
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:email@example.com
Have a look on MyMaths for your tasks. This week, we would like you to have a go at playing these two MyMaths games:
- Grid Runner Solo
- Snakey Sums
(find them both in Games / Mental Games):
Let us know which game you liked best, and why!
Practical Maths Activities:
Work out the fewest number of coins you would need to make up these amounts of money:
85p £1.17 £2.33 £4.72 £11.09 £8.54 £7.96
Try some of your own amounts, too! Did you notice any patterns?!
Accurate or Scale Drawing
Find a household item such as a ketchup bottle, remote control or cereal box and measure all the sides with your ruler. Then, draw a picture of it using the exact measurements. You can either draw it life size, or exactly to scale (e.g. if it is too big to fit on your paper, you could halve all the measurements). You might have to stick two A4 pieces of paper together for this activity. Use some colouring pens or pencils too and see if you can get your drawing looking exactly the same as the original item! This is a mixture of Maths and Art!
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 Stringall, Miss Scott and Miss Bevan’s (Miss Hayes old group) Groups|
|pattern-ough though through thorough borough plough although bough dough||pattern-ough though through thorough borough plough although bough||pattern-ough though through thorough borough plough||pattern-alk chalk stalk talk walk|
Watch this clip from The Literacy Shed: https://www.literacyshed.com/athens.html
The video shows a Greek Warrior walking around ancient Athens (the capital of Greece). We would like you pretend that you are the warrior who is walking around Athens. Write about what you would have seen, heard, smelt, tasted and felt. Describe the amazing temples, giant statues and other buildings around you. We would like to you to try and start each sentence differently, use paragraphs and think of lots of different, interesting words so that you don’t repeat yourself. We would love to see amazing description through adjectives and adverbs. We are really looking forward to seeing some fantastic writing from you all!
- Topic Task : The Lost City of Atlantis
You are going to undertake an individual investigation at home into the allegedly lost city of Atlantis – is it historical fact, legend or myth?
To reach a judgement as to the story’s accuracy, use your historical thinking, just like you did with the Trojan Horse investigation.
First, you will need to find out as much as you can about the lost city of Atlantis. Use lots of different sites on the internet because they will all give a different account. Try these to start with, if you like.
There is even a Disney film called Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which you might be able to find!
Once you have lots of evidence, put it all together to show how you have come to your conclusion… lost city of Atlantis – is it historical fact, legend or myth? You might want to write information down, and include pictures, maps or diagrams and finally.
This investigation can take you two or three weeks, so there’s no need to rush.
Have fun investigating and being super Historians!
We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last week’s Science investigation! Check out this week’s below:
In this week’s lesson we are going to look at the difference between a chemical
reaction and a physical reaction. We’re also going to look at why some chemical reactions happen quickly and some more slowly.
Remember that this term we continue focusing on you evaluation skills.
You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :
3 empty, clear plastic bottles (remove the caps), some balloons, some vitamin C or effervescent tablets and some distilled vinegar which is available in most supermarket
Watch the video and carry out the work including the investigation as prompted by the scientist on the screen.
Click on the link below to begin;
This week’s challenges are all to do with Boccia, and they start today! Do you know what Boccia is?! It’s similar to Bowls, or the French game Boules. It is a game designed to be played sitting down, so it is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Our school came third place a few years ago in the South Downs area 🙂 Maybe next year you can represent our school. Let us know how you get on.
Check out this website for some more information about Boccia! https://www.bocciaengland.org.uk/what-is-boccia
This week’s challenges look really fun, so let’s work together towards a great score for our school! 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