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. Remember we now need to hear from you once a week. We really do love hearing from you! Sorry if it has taken us a few days to get back to you – we have been back in school working with Year 6 children.
This week, we’d love to hear about a place that you have enjoyed visiting (could be local, or could be somewhere you once went on holiday!) and a place that you would one day love to visit! Here are our ideas:
Holywell Beach in Eastbourne
I’ve enjoyed having more time to visit different beaches recently. And one of the beaches I like most is past Holywell near the lighthouse; it’s great for swimming in the sea, has big boulders to climb over and there are rock pools teeming with life. The seaside is my favourite place to go.
Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England
One day soon, I intend to explore more of the seaside shores in Dorset (towards the south west coast of England, a few hours away). Did you know it’s called the Jurassic Coast because over 185 million years, the coast has been eroded (worn away by the sea and weather) and so it has exposed (shown) the layers of rock underneath from many different time periods (Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous). In these rock layers, fossilised remains of the creatures that lived there can be seen. My Great Grandma found a huge Ammonite (looks like a spiral shell) there. I wonder what else can be found there…
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
In October, I was lucky enough to visit Rome. I went to see my friend Miss Jack, who used to work at West Rise and now teaches in a school in Italy! 🇮🇹While we were there, we visited the Colosseum, which is an oval ampitheatre in the centre of Rome. It held up to 80,000 spectators and was famously used for gladiator contests. I found out while I was there that the arena had many secret underground passageways, so that gladiators and animals could enter without having to go through the main crowds. Construction began in the year 72. We are now in 2020 – can you work out how long ago that was!? I feel very privileged to have visited it and seen a part of history. 😊
Broad Sands Beach, Devon, England
I have heard about a beautiful beach in Devon that I would love to find! 🏖️ It is slightly ‘secret’ as there are no signs and 200 steps to get down to it! It is often in lists of the best wild swimming spots in the UK, having caves and even some tunnels to swim through! There is also a little island to explore. 🌊 I don’t think I could ever get bored in a place like this! Hopefully I will get to go there one day!
I loved visiting Windsor. I stayed in a lovely spa hotel with my mum and I had a view of Windsor Castle. This is one of The Queen’s homes and where she spends most her weekends. The castle has over 900 years of royal history and was built in the 11th century! Whilst I was staying there, The Queen was due to arrive at the castle so there was a huge parade. The street was full with people ready to welcome her.
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
I would love to visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, which is a geothermal spa located outdoors in an 800 year old lava field! This means it is basically a big pool of water which is heated up naturally by an active volcano. How cool is that?! The water is around 37 degrees so it is very warm! 😍
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 they are all about Fractions.
We would also like you to visit the TopMarks website (www.topmarks.co.uk) to play some fun Maths games. 💻 Please try some of these, which are all to do with Shape, Position and Movement:
- Area Builder
- Alien Attack
- Find Places on a Grid Map
- Shapes in Space
- Dino Dig
Let us know which game was your favourite!
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|
|statutory restaurant secretary signature sincere important vegetable recommend sincerely pronunciation twelfth||statutory restaurant secretary signature sincere important vegetable recommend sincerely||statutory restaurant secretary signature sincere important vegetable||pattern-tion action caption fraction nation station|
Writing a letter 💌
This week we would like you to write a letter to a member of your family that you don’t live with, or a friend, telling them about what you have been up to during lockdown. What have you done to keep yourself busy? Who have you seen? Where have you been during your daily exercise? Set out your letter properly. Why not post the letter to the person, too?! 📨 (Don’t forget to send us a photo of your work, first!)
If you can’t remember how to set out a letter, check out this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/writing-a-letter/zbc8vk7
- Topic Task
Continue to investigate The Lost City of Atlantis. Collect as much evidence as you can before making a decision next week. Then you can decide…Fact or Fiction? Check out last week’s post for more detail.
We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last week’s Science investigation! Sadly, this week we are having some technical issues with the links to Empiribox. 😕 Watch this space for when we are up and running again.
This week’s challenges are all to do with Cricket and Stoolball, and they start today! Do you know what Stoolball is?! If not then check out this link: https://www.stoolball.org.uk/rules/what-is-stoolball/
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-%5BDiscovery_Cards%5D-%5BMulti_Site%5D-%5BSL07%5D-%5BPS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Dailylesson%5D
· 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