Term 6 Week 1

Hello and welcome to Term 6 – your final term in Year 5!

We hope you had a lovely week off.

We are still missing you all lots! We can’t wait to see some of the photos of all the things you’ve been getting up to over the half term break!

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: 5G@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 Tasks

MyMaths

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:

  • Angler Game
  • Custard Fight

(find them both in Games / Angles)

Use the blog to let us know which game you liked best, and why!

Practical Maths Activities:

  1. Dice Game:

Roll two dice (or one twice!). Make a 2 digit number from the two numbers you have rolled. Now show 4 ways of making this number, suing the 4 operations ( + – x ÷)

e.g., if I roll a 3 and a 5, my number is 35. I might then show how I can calculate this number using each operation:

29 + 6 = 35     92 – 57 = 35   5 x 7 = 35     105 ÷ 3 = 35

(You could use an online dice, or write the numbers 1-6 on little pieces of paper and then pick them randomly, if you don’t have dice.)

  1. Roman Numerals

How many of the Roman Numerals can you remember? We wrote our date using them in Latin lessons all year! See if you can write out the numerals up to 20, then try these numbers, too:

27, 32, 41, 50, 60, 75, 80, 96, 100, 500, 1000, 2020

Use this website if you’ve forgotten them! https://www.mathsisfun.com/roman-numerals.html

Try writing some other numbers in Roman Numerals, too! Perhaps you could try writing your door number, or the ages and years of birth of everyone in your family!

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 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
Statutory

amateur

apparent

available

harass

programme

interrupt

neighbour

opportunity

accommodate

convenience

Statutory

amateur

apparent

available

harass

programme

interrupt

neighbour

opportunity

Statutory

amateur

apparent

available

harass

programme

 

Homophones

break/brake

meat/meet

peace/piece

accept/except

plain/plane

 

Reading Task

“Get Caught Reading!”

This week, we would love to see photos of you in your favourite place to read. It could be anywhere. Alongside the photo we would like you to write a short description why that place is your favourite place to read. We would love to share these on the blog so please bare that in mind!

Topic Task

What exactly is the story of the Trojan Horse?

The story of the wooden horse of Troy is over 3,000 years old. It is one of the most well-known and popular stories from any time in history, but historians strongly disagree about how authentic (truthful and accurate) it really is.

Some believe that the story is factual, whilst others believe it is merely a Greek myth (no more than a traditional story that people accept as truthful even though they almost certainly didn’t happen).

For this task I would like you to reach a decision as to whether the story of the Trojan Horse is historical fact or merely a myth.

To do this you will have to evaluate the evidence that exists, look at stories on the internet, watch you tube videos, ask family what they remember of the story. Remember that the story has changed a lot as it has been passed down through the generations.

Have fun being a historical detective!

Science

We know that some of you really enjoyed doing last term’s Science investigation! We just know you will love this week’s!

This week’s Science investigation is all about bones!

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson: a plastic cup, mug or similar shaped plastic container, an egg or a chicken bone or a piece of chalk and some distilled vinegar, which is available in most supermarkets

Click on the link to find out more;

https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/animals/

Please remember to send photographs of you and your findings or write a comment on this blog post!

PE

This week’s challenges are all about Netball and Basketball, 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

The sport for this week is… NETBALL & BASKETBALL! 🏀

Challenges:
1️⃣ Netball Star
2️⃣ Netball Pivot
3️⃣ Basketball Target Throw
4️⃣ Basketball Dribbling

Visit www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk for rules, adaptations and to log your scores.

Deadline for logging scores is FRIDAY at 12pm! ⏰

This week’s training challenge is… TEAMWORK 🤝

Teamwork is working together to achieve a shared goal. This is not only important in sport, but important in all walks of life.

Learning to work as part of a team will help you achieve your goals in sport and in life, whilst developing key skills such as character, communication, friendship and trust.

A great team player will support and encourage their teammates. How can you incorporate teamwork into your training this week?

Share your training pics or videos with #SussexSchGames and you could win this week’s £50 Amazon voucher!

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!

Miss G, Miss B and Mrs S

Have a Happy Half Term Break!

A message from me:

A message from Mr Fairclough:

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for participating so well with our online provision so far, we have loved seeing the amazing work your children have been sending us.  

For your information, over half term (next week), teachers will be spending their time with their families and therefore will take a break from updating and checking the blogs and setting work on MyMaths, but after the break this will resume.

I hope you and your children have an enjoyable half term and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mr Fairclough

Term 5 Week 5

Hi Gorgeous 5G!

We are still really 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.

I am aware a lot of your have been doing work in books lately, which is amazing and a few of you have been sharing this with me, but please do keep in contact with me as it is good to hear from you and what you have been up to. 

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 is what we have been up to this week:

Miss G

This week has been a bit of an adventure, our shower broke, so we needed to have a new one put it. Not only that, the plumber found a gas leak! He couldn’t fix straight away so had to have the gas turned off. That meant we had no hot water or hob to cook. Thankfully, the plumber came back a couple of days later and it is now all fixed. PHEW!

Apart from that, I have been mainly on my laptop keeping up to date with all of your work and seeing your emails. Please keep them coming, they really make me smile when I hear from you. 

Have a happy and safe week, keep the work going, look after yourselves and your families. Be kind and I can’t wait to hear from you.

x

Miss B

Hello everyone! Hope you are all well 💖 missing you all soo much and hoping we will all be reunited soon! This week I’ve been doing more baking! I made some lotus cupcakes 😋 I have also been playing lots of board games with my family, which was really fun! Hope you have all been doing lots of fun things too 😁We love hearing from you all soo keep it coming! Keep smiling and stay active!! 💖🐢

Love from Miss B ☀️

Mrs S

Hi 5G,

How are you all? 
This week when I haven’t been in school I have been on lots more walks. I have seen lots of wildlife, including the family of Egyptian geese in the photo above. 
I had fun making dream catchers with my family with things we found on our walks. This was something I learnt at forest school. 
Today (Sunday) is my youngest son’s birthday. I made him a Pokémon cake. I am very proud of it! What do you think? 
If you feel a bit bored one day, a fun idea is to do a scavenger hunt. You could make up your own or try the one in the photo. 
I miss you all lots and hope you all have a nice half term next week. 
Love
Mrs S xx

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: 5G@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: mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Maths Tasks

MyMaths

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.

As a 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 are based on 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 – and there is also the option of directing the children to the additional material on BBC bitesize if you would like to do more.

Click on the picture to take you to the website:

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 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
Statutory

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

queen

squint

square

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:

Author:

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 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.

We can not wait to see these!

 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!

PE

This week’s challenges are all about Gym and Fitness! To enter, check out the links and upload your scores by 12pm on Friday o they can go towards our school’s total. 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:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Miss G, Miss B and Mrs S

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AS has made this amazing Parthenon…

… and wrote this great book review!

MF created this brilliant book review using powerpoint:

ZC has been practising her drawing skills, they are amazing!

CC’s brilliant powerpoint about The Parthenon:

We Miss You!

Term 5 Week 4

Hello brilliant 5G!

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!

Here are some of the things that we have been doing this week:

Miss G

Hi 5G!

I am missing you all so much! This week Tom and I have completely redecorated the main bedroom. I never want to see wallpaper again! But it is lovely to have a freshly painted room.

I have been doing some baking over the last few weeks. I’ve made Banana Bread, Malteaser Tiffin and this week, and I think my favourite, Biscoff and White Chocolate Blondies! They were very yummy. If you would like the recipe, send me an email and I will forward it on to you. 

I have been giving out Records of Achievement over the last week for amazing work and looking forward to handing out more this week. Keep an eye out for an email from me. 

I have noticed that you guys haven’t been commenting on the blog much this last week, please do, as I love hearing from you about the work you’ve been up to.

Miss G 🙂 

Miss B

Hello lovely 5G! This week I have been doing lots of colouring and knitting! I learnt how to knit last year, so I have been trying to learn all the different techniques on how to knit different patterns. I have also been doing lots of cooking with my family and spending lots of time doing some gardening with my mum 😁keep updating us on what you have all been up too! Missing you all very much 💖

Love from Miss B ☀️

Miss S

Hi 5G

How are you all? 
I’m still missing you all lots, but it is lovely to see some of your work and hear what you have been up to. 
This week, when I haven’t been working, i have been enjoying the lovely weather! I’ve been out on my bike or walking once a day. Everywhere looks so pretty at the moment, lots of flowers and baby animals.🐣🐑🌺 
I’m looking forward to seeing the new lambs born at school this week! I’d love to see any photos you’ve taken on your walks.
I’ve also been spending lots of time in the garden – reading, gardening and one night we had a fire and toasted marshmallows.
I also finished my Latin course this week! Yay! 🎉 
I hope you are all well and keeping busy. 
Love
Mrs S
xx
Ps Little Slider won the snail race! Did anyone guess right? 🐌

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: 5G@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 Tasks

MyMaths

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!

Practical activities

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!

  • 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 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
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

 

  • Topic Task

What did the Greeks do for us?

It is amazing to discover just how much of today’s Britain has its origins in Ancient Greek society. Ancient Greece has influenced the arts, sports, Science, medicine and even inventions.

Find out about an area of Greek history that is relevant to life today.

Top Tip – Look at BBC bitesize – What did the Greeks do for us?

  • Science

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….

https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/matter/

  • PE

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.

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For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Miss G, Miss B and Mrs S

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This week’s fabulous work!

LO tried this week’s Science challenge but found it didn’t work. Has anyone else had a go and got it to work?

AS has done some brilliant research about What The Greek did for us.

AL did some great writing about what the Greeks did for us:

 

AS’ Inspirational Person

When I received this piece of work this morning, it brought a tear to my eye.

It is beautifully written, positive and so lovely.

Have a read and let me know what you think.

Term 5 Week 3

Hi 5G!

We are still missing you all very much! It has been so great to see some of the wonderful work you have been doing, as well as some of the photos of all of the other lovely things you have been doing!

Here is what we have been getting up to:

Miss G

Over the last few weeks I have been keeping busy with creating more paintings. Lots of different British garden birds and some local seaside scenes. I wonder if you recognise any of them?

Tom (adult Tom not TF) and I have made some decisions about our flats and looking into buying a house together. With that decision made, we are currently stripping wallpaper (I’m learning that I do not like wallpaper!) and getting the walls prepped to be painted. We have even looked at kitchens to improve the one here already.

We have been going on lots of walks to the local park and around where we live. We saw these beautiful geese and their cute goslings!

I am missing you all so much and would love to hear from you all, to see what you’ve been up to and the work you’ve had go at.

I am hoping we will be back together as team 5G soon, keep safe you lovely lot!

Miss G x

Miss B

Hey everyone! I hope you are all well☺️I’ve been enjoying the gorgeous weather 😎have you? My dog loves to sit out in the sun so we did a lots of that last week! I’ve also been doing lots of baking 🧁 and have been experimenting how to make different types of cakes! (Which was an epic fail! 😂) I tried to make a Swiss roll which just turned out to be a very flat cake 😂but that’s okay because I made cupcakes which looked and tasted lovely. ☺️I have also been running along the beach as part of my daily exercise. I love listening to the calm ocean waves as I run along the beach. 

In my evenings, I have been making lots of yummy healthy dinners for me and my family! It’s been very fun. I can’t wait to see you all again! 💖

Keep safe and keep smiling, especially during a difficult time like this. We will all see each other soon! We love hearing from you, and would love to hear about what you’ve all been up to! ☺️ 

Love from Miss B 🌸 x

Mrs S

Hi 5G! I missing you all lots. Hope you are keeping busy during this time and enjoying your time with your families.

On the days when I’m not at school, I have been keeping myself occupied in the garden planting lots of seeds. It’s been very exciting seeing them all sprouting! 

My children and I had a snail race! This was one of Mrs Stringfellow’s forest school activities. Which one do you think won? I’ll let you in next week’s blog! 

I have been walking my dogs once a day along the seafront. Here’s a photo of one of them getting his feet wet! 

I have also been learning Latin online. I was feeling left out with how much you all know. I hope you are all practicing! 

I’d love to hear what you have been upto and see some of your photos. 

Love

Mrs Seath

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: 5G@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

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 Tasks

MyMaths

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 the Sky Solver games:

Look under Games / Skysolver and try:

  • Multiplying
  • Dividing
  • Estimating

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 – Maths using a takeaway menu!

Find a takeaway menu that your family doesn’t need anymore. Choose what you would like to order and add it up. How much does it come to? Now, make an order for your whole family. How much does your new order come to? What about ordering the healthiest meal you can find? How much does that cost? How about if you order everything that starts with a particular letter? Have fun adding up – make sure you use the column method J

Next, see if you can add up items to make your order come to exactly £10? How about £15? How about £20? If it isn’t possible to get exactly to those amounts, what is the closest you can get?

Use the blog to tell us about the menu you have used and what your order would come to!

Activity 2 – Making symmetrical patterns

Have a go at creating some symmetrical patterns. Use whatever objects you have to hand – lego, stationery, earrings, fruit, or even pairs of socks! You could also chalk patterns onto the ground, or draw symmetrical patterns on paper.

Use one line of symmetry at first, then see if you can make a pattern symmetrical using two lines of symmetry.

Comment below to tell us what you used to make your patterns, and whether you could work out two lines of symmetry!

  • 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 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

awkward

cemetery

correspond

develop

forty

conscious

determined

frequently

conscience

criticise

Statutory

awkward

cemetery

correspond

develop

forty

conscious

determined

frequently

 

Statutory

awkward

cemetery

correspond

develop

forty

 

wr (silent w)

write

wrong

wrap

wrist

wrote

 

  • Topic Task: Greek Gods

In Greek stories (myths and legends) there were many heroes we learn about, one you may have heard of is Hercules.

We would like you to research and write a character description of either

                   Odysseus or Achilles.

Think about which characteristics made them heroes!

Draw pictures of your character to match your description.

Science

Our fantastic Science partners, Empiribox, have put together some fun Science Investigations that you can all do at home!

Every week, we will attach a new link for a lesson to try – simply click on the link and all will be revealed! There are worksheets that you can print off and complete, or you can just try out the practical investigation.

It would be brilliant if you could comment on our Class Blog to let us know how your investigation went!  If you get any photographs: of you in action, your experiment or your written work, then send them to us on our class email – we would love to see them and share them with our class!

This week’s investigation looks at materials – conductors and insulators. Enjoy…

This week’s link

Materials

Sussex School Games

This week’s sport is… Tennis!

We added our scores to our school’s total for last week’s sport, which was Hockey! (Ms K had to use a hobby horse as a hockey stick, and Mrs T used a golf club!) We had fun and are looking forward to some tennis challenges this week.

Check out the blog post below for more detailed information about the Sussex School Games, or search online to find out more. All you need to do is ask your grown-up to sign you up on the Specsavers School Games website. This week’s challenges start today! Let’s do this West Rise!

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.

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For even more learning activities, you can also use these fantastic websites:

Have a good week! 😊 We can’t wait to hear from you!

Miss G, Miss B and Mrs S x

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CC’s brilliant Maths work:

KK’s fab spellings:

LO tried out this week’s Science and wrote about Odysseus :

E-MR has been very creative this week:

AS amazing work about Achilles the Greek warrior:

CE has done lots of brilliant work: 

LB’s brilliant work:

ASG did some great work about Odysseus too:

AL did some lovely writing about Achilles:

BD has done this amazing work about Achilles:

More Amazing Work from Week 1

I have received some brilliant work from you guys about The Ancient Greeks. Have a look and leave a comment.

KK created this powerpoint, which is excellent:

LB created this fantastic poster full of facts about the Greeks:

AS has also created a poster full of great information:

AL has put together a Powerpoint full of great facts:

DD has also created a Powerpoint full of cool facts:

 

Term 5 Week 2- Updated to include Sussex ‘Virtual’ School Games Challenge

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 wonderful work, so we have set up a new class email address that you can use to send it to us! Ours is: 5G@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you have any other queries, questions or concerns please ask your adult to email Mr Fairclough: mikef@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

This week’s tasks:

  1. Maths Tasks

MyMaths

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 Grid games:

Look under Games / Grid games and try:

  • Times it Out
  • Zap It

Comment below 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 – Rounding using receipts

Find a shopping receipt that your adult doesn’t need anymore. Round every item to the nearest 10p, then add up all the shopping. Does your new total come to more or less than the original amount?

Try this again, but round each item to the nearest £1 instead. How different was your total from the original this time?

Use the blog to tell us what you noticed!

Activity 2 – How much does your cupboard cost?

Have a look in one of your food cupboards. Make an estimate of what each item costs, then add up the total cost of your cupboard! You could find out which is the most expensive cupboard in your kitchen!

Use the blog to tell us what you have found out!

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 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
Homophones

allowed / aloud

break / brake

cereal / serial

here / hear

wear / where

Homophones

allowed / aloud

break / brake

cereal / serial

here / hear

wear / where

Homophones

allowed / aloud

break / brake

cereal / serial

here / hear

wear / where

silent letters

know

knee

knock

muscle

honest

3. Topic Task

Look carefully and think about the picture above. Write a description of the fight.

You can write in simple sentences, use powerful vocabulary, compound and complex sentences, alliteration, similes and metaphors.

Make it dramatic and fabulous for the reader!

Task from Mrs Stephens,Mrs Lumby and Mrs Copus

In Y5 RE we have recently finished a topic on Inspirational People, which you really embraced, particularly when we talked about Greta Thunberg. It would be great to hear about people that are inspiring you during this lock down period. I know Captain Tom has been an inspiration to us all, but there must people be someone or people that you know that are an inspiration to you at the moment. Everyone is having to do something a bit (or a lot) different at the moment.

Write about someone who has inspired you during this lockdown period.

  • Who are they?
  • What have they done?
  • How have they inspired you?

When you have written about your inspirational person, email it to me, I will send it onto your PPA teacher as they would love to see these.

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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.

For even more learning activities, you can also use this fantastic websites:

Virtual School Games

Challenge 1- Hockey 🏑

Here we go West Rise, the first school games challenge is….. Hockey 🏑

Then have a go at the 4 Hockey challenges, practise over the week and record your best score by midday Friday at

http://www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk/

We’d love to see you training, so why not send a photo of yourself to our class email so we can share it on the blog.

Click this link for an explanation of the challenges, or visit the school games website.

The school games website and Facebook page has more information, including how you could win a ‘Creative prize’ this week for making/finding something to use instead of a Hockey stick 👍🏻

Have a good week! 😊

Work from this week:

CC’s amazing writing

CE’s story

LO’s story and inspirational person

DD’s inspirational person

AL’s amazing Ancient Greek fight description:

 

ACG has done some great research about the Ancient Greeks:

 

ZC and CE’s amazing powerpoints!

ZC has created a brilliant Powerpoint of her research about Ancient Greece.

CE has also created a brilliant Powerpoint about Ancient Greece.

Leave a comment about something new you have learnt from either pieces of work.

Well done ZC and CE and thank you for working hard during this strange time!