Term 6 Week 1

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you’ve had a nice break over the holiday and that you’ve been able to get out and enjoy some of this lovely sunshine.

Last term, you sent in so many brilliant pieces of work; writing, drawings and photos and I loved receiving each and every one of them and then sharing them on here for all to see, so keep them coming – remember the class email is 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk  

A reminder too, that each week I post Spellings and Times tables for you to practice, as well as a project for the week.  I also set you Maths work, which is changing slightly, so keep an eye out for that.

As well as all of this:  Mrs Ford also sets you a Science investigation each week, courtesy of Empiribox; we are taking part in the Specsavers Virtual School Games that gives you P.E. activities each week to take part in (details on the P.E. page – it’s never too late to sign up); and don’t forget Ms Stringfellow is posting fun outdoor activities each week on her Forest School blog too!

Get involved in as much or as little as you can – and remember to keep us all posted by commenting on the blog and/or sending in your work.

Right, without further ado, let’s begin Term 6…

Virtual School Games: Netball and Basketball

Help us move up the leader board by joining in with the Virtual School Games.

This link for this week’s activity is: https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

Science

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 or type the link into your search browser;

Animals

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

Maths and Times Tables

It is great to see so many of you still working your way through the MyMath’s tasks and many of you trying tasks again and again – you are true Maths Marvels!

This term we are going to be using a company called White Rose to help us deliver Maths. They have put together excellent videos for you to watch and work through.  The great news is, because we have been using White Rose at West Rise over the past year, they teach everything in exactly the same way as we have been teaching in the classroom! 

They provide 4 videos a week and each video is one lesson.  The idea is, that you get yourself ready with a pencil and paper and press play.  You pause at various intervals throughout the video to do the work they ask – of course you also have the benefit of being able to rewind if you need it repeated!  By the time you get to the end of the video, you have finished that Maths lesson – simple!

Give it a try at http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and click on Summer Term Week 6 w/c 1st June.

And don’t forget to let me know what you think of it and how you get on.

Times Tables

So many of you are being Times Tables Rock Stars – well done!  I think it’s great fun – what do you think?

If you haven’t been on yet, your details were sent via PING a few weeks ago – but if you need them again, send me an email at 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk  and I’ll send them out again.

If you can’t use Times Tables Rock Stars or you fancy another challenge, here are this week’s times tables to practice.  This week I’d like you to do a timed challenge!  Start by timing yourself when you first do them, then practice all week and then time yourself at the end of the week – did you get faster?  Let me know by commenting on the blog.

4 x 12      3 x 4      4 x 9        5 x 11        6 x 8        8 x 9        9 x 12       4 x 9      11 x 10              9 x 12        12 x 4       9 x 9       8 x 6      4 x 8        7 x 3      9 x 6       8 x 7       11 x 12      9 x 7      7 x 8

Spelling

Miss Palermo’s groupGroup 1Group 2Group 3
eye
fast
father
find
floor
gold  
bicycle
breath
heart
occasion important
bicycle
breath
breathe
heart
medicine
naughty
occasion important
bicycle
breath
breathe
extreme
heart
medicine
naughty
occasion occasionally important

What does each word mean?  Write a sentence for each word that shows you understand its meaning.  If you’re unsure of a meaning, find it in a dictionary or go online.

I have set up this week’s word lists on Spellingframe – use the links below to practice using their FREE ‘Spelling Tiles’ and ‘Practice Test’ areas.

Group 3 –

https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/34520

Group 2 –

https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/34528

Group 1 –

https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/34529

Miss Palermo’s group –

https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/34530

Project

This term we move away from History and back onto Geography.  With all of us spending so much time at home I thought it would be good to stop, look and listen to the world around us.  So, this week I would like you to really take notice of all of the visitors that come to your house every day! 

But no one is allowed to visit, I can hear you cry!!  It’s okay, I haven’t forgotten the lockdown rules…I’m talking about the birds that visit!  Whether you have a back garden or not, birds are all around us all of the time – have you ever stopped and noticed them?

I expect some of you have bird feeders in your gardens or on your balconies and therefore you may already take notice of the birds that visit, but this week I would like you to stop and watch them.

Which birds do you already know the names of?  Which birds do you see regularly? Here is a list of birds that commonly visit our gardens;

Stop and watch – which ones do you see?

Task 1

I would like you to make a tally chart, like this:

BirdTallyTotal
Robin    
Goldfinch    
Sparrow    
   

Fill it in with each of the birds on the list and feel free to add any others that you know of that aren’t listed here (I’m thinking gulls!).

Once you’ve made it – you are going to need to pick a time when you can sit, undisturbed, in your garden or at your window (basically wherever you can see birds from) for half an hour.  Once you’ve found your spot, simply pop a tally mark onto your table each time you see a particular bird.

At the end of your half hour, count up all of your tally marks and put the total. 

Which ones are the most regular visitors?

I expect you can guess what is coming next… we can’t just leave data in a tally chart, can we?  Of course not, I would now like you to turn your tally chart data into a bar chart.  It will be interesting to compare all of your bar charts at the end of the week to see if you are all seeing the same amount of the same birds.

Remember a bar chart needs the following:  a title, a ‘y’ axis with evenly spaced numbers, an ‘x’ axis with evenly spaced categories (birds), bars drawn neatly and coloured, labels for both axis (what are the numbers showing? What are the words under the bars?)

Remember to share your finished work at 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Task 2

I would like you to create a factfile about 2 (or more) of the birds that you have seen – you could even turn it into a booklet!?

You need to include a hand drawn picture of the male and female birds (what do you notice about these?), where they nest, what their eggs are like, what they eat and any other interesting facts you find out along the way.

Remember there’s no rush, just try to get it all finished and sent to me by Friday

I cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Meggison 🙂

Half Term (25.05.20 – 29.05.20)

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

Week 5

Hi everyone! Huge congratulations to all of you who are continuing to work hard on the tasks that I have been setting you or your own home learning projects. It has been so good to receive your emails and share your photographs – a big thank you to all the grown ups for making this happen!

Virtual School Games – Gym and Fitness

I hope you all enjoyed the football challenges last week. We certainly made great progress on the Schools’ Leaderboard – but there is still a way to go!

Follow this link to see this weeks challenges! http://www.activesussex.org/virtual

Have a go, have fun and send us some photographs of you in action!

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 Science Blog and see how!

This week we will be investigating something very different! We will be looking at 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!

I would love to see the before and after shots of your rocks!

Can you share your evaluation too?

Maths and Times Tables

Some great angle work last week, well done. Super impressed to see that so many of you are also doing extra MyMaths.

This week we are learning about the different types of triangles. Did you know there were different types of triangles?

Like last week, start your learning by following this link to the bitesize website, there is a video and game for you to play on this page – this will really help you with your learning.  Either copy and paste the link into your search engine or click on the image bellow to get to the Bitesize Website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zggsfrd

A task has been set for you on MyMaths, as always make sure you have a look at the lesson on there to help you too. I have left some useful tips on the comments section, make sure you check these out. 

Additional Task: Why are triangles used in infrastructure (buildings and construction)? 

Can you investigate why triangles are used, what is so special about them? I would love to know what you find out, comment or email what you find.

Times Tables

A huge round of applause to everyone who had a go at being a Times Tables Rock star! What did you think of it? (Please send me some feedback comments!) I am loving your crazy stage names and look forward to seeing the choice of hairstyle and outfit that your character is rockin!!

Please remember that I need you to ‘play in the Studio’ at least 10 times as soon as possible. Don’t worry if it seems tricky, just take a deep breath and do your best!

Soon, we will look at how you can introduce your Rock Star to your classmates and challenge them to a Rockstar Battle of the Bands!

If you prefer to practice with a selection of facts then here is a list for you;

2 x 2,  3 x 3,  4 x 4,  5 x 5,  6 x 6 , 7 x 7 , 8 x 8 , 9 x 9 , 10 x 10 , 11 x 11 , 12 x 12

Once again, you need to practice these over the week.  These are written out in order but remember when you practise you should keep mixing up the order.

Do you remember what we call the answers to these calculations?

If you think of any inventive ways to practice, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!

Remember speed is key, so what time did you record last week?  Can you beat it this week?

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

Spellings

Miss P’s GroupGroup 1Group 2Group 3
cold
door
even
every
everybody
eight
eighth
guide
interest
minute  
business
eight
eighth
guide
interest
minute
peculiar  
business
eight
eighth
guide
interest
minute
peculiar
purpose
suppose

Remember to start the week by creating your dictation sentences – write sentences using you spelling words, then at the end of the week ask someone to dictate them to you (read them out) while you write them, just like we do in class! 

I have created some fun word searches that contains all of your spellings! Click on the appropriate link to find the sheet. (For a chilli challenge , I have included five bonus words that have been in your spelling lists over the last few weeks! Record of Achievement for anyone who spots all five and emails them to me! Good Luck !)

Project

So last week, we learnt about the events of 1066 that led to the Battle of Stanford Bridge.

Click on the following images to see what happened next (you may want to take some notes – there is a quiz at the end!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/z3s9j6f

The Normans recorded these events in a giant tapestry, called the Bayeux Tapestry.

These animations bring it alive;

Task: Battle of Hastings Quiz. Feel free to re-watch any of the above videos if you get a bit stuck! All the answers are revealed above. I have also set some chilli challenge questions (in red italics) If you would like a challenge, you may need to do some independent research to find the answers to these!

There were 3 Kings of England in 1066. Can you name them all?

What was the date of each of these King’s coronations?

What year did Harold of Wessex swear his allegiance to William, on holy relics?

Where did this happen?

The Pope supported William and his army because he thought Harold had insulted the church. What did he give to show his support?

Where did the Pope live?

How many ships were in Williams’s fleet?

Whereabouts in England did they land?

What was the date of this landing?

What was the date of the actual battle?

What time of day was this?

The two armies met at a hill. Whereabouts was the hill?    

Hastings, Battle, York or London

What is the hill called?

Which army was at the top of the hill?

The events of 1066 are recorded in an impressive tapestry. Whereabouts was this tapestry made?

How long is this tapestry?

Extra task;

Look at the soldiers depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry.

Can you write a short diary entry as if you were one of those characters? What had your day been like? What had you been doing? How did you feel? What are your thoughts about what the next day will bring?

Can you draw your character – in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry?

Have a lovely week and I can’t wait to see how you get on!

Mrs Meggison

Week 4

What another great week of fantastic work, well done to all of you who are working so hard and sharing some brilliant work. Remember to have a look at what has been shared by looking on the blog post.

There are some brilliant resources and activities that are available to you whilst we can’t be at school. As well as our class blog with the suggestions for tasks there is the Virtual School Games and Empiribox Science activities to try. There is also the Forest School, Room 13 and Well Being Blogs – check these out too if you can.

Virtual School Games

Help us move up the leader board by joining in with the Virtual School Games.

This link for this week’s activity is: Football!

Challenge 1: Speed Dribble

Challenge 2: Through the Gate

Challenge 3: Pair Passing

Challenge 4: Hit the Target

Follow this link to find all the information and helpful videos like this one:

Science

A big well done for everyone one who gave the science a go last week. For this week’s science learning click on the link the below.

As always I want to see what you’ve been up to, so 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 pop them on our class email – I would love to see them and share them with our class!

This week’s investigation looks at It is about States of Matter (Solids, Liquids and Gases), the link is https://home.empiribox.com/lessons/matter/

Maths and Times Tables

It is great to see so many of you attempting the MyMaths task and additional maths task and being so successful.

We are not going to be moving on to our new topic: Properties of Shapes. This week we will be looking at angles. An angle is a measure of a turn, measured in degrees or ° . There are 360° in a full turn.

Follow this link to the BBC Bitesize website (either copy the link or click on the image), watch the video which is a great introduction to angles and will be really helpful for your task set on MyMaths this week. Below the video on the Bitesize Website is some useful activities to help with your learning too.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zg68k7h

Additional task: Can you make an acute, obtuse, right angle and reflex angle out of everyday objects (cutlery, straws, lolly sticks and order these in size order?

How many right angles can you find in your home, I bet there is over 100, am I right? 

Times Tables

Tell your grown up to keep an eye on their texts because any day now they will receive your login and password details for a brilliant new programme we are going to be using called Times Table Rockstars. If you click the image below it will take you to a useful guide of how to use it. Have a look and see how you go. Some tables have been set for you to try.

Here are some times tables while you wait for your login and password for Time Tables Rockstars.

4 x 12,   3 x 4,   4 x 9,   5 x 11,    6 x 8,   8 x 9,   9 x 12,    4 x 9,   11 x 10,   9 x 12,   12 x 4,   9 x 9,   8 x 6,  4 x 8,     7 x 3

Once again, you need to practice these over the week.  Remember to mix them up though, so you don’t just learn them in this pattern.  Some ideas of how to practice are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you. 

Remember speed is key, so what time did you record last week?  Can you beat it this week? At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

Spellings

Miss P and Miss B’s  GroupGroup 1Group 2Group 3
Christmas
class
climb
clothes
could  
chalet
chef
chic
machine parachute  
chalet
chef
chic
machine
parachute
champagne chauffeur  
chalet
chef
chic
machine
parachute
champagne chauffeur
brochure
pistachio

Remember to start the week by creating your dictation sentences – write sentences using you spelling words, then at the end of the week ask someone to dictate them to you (read them out) while you write them, just like we do in class! 

Here are some more ideas of how to practice, keep sharing your methods of learning your spellings, I would love to see some photos.

Share your practice or results with us by commenting on the blog or via the class email.

Project

Last week you researched the three claimants to the throne in 1066 after King Edward – Edward the Confessor – died.  Can you remember who the claimants were?

Who did you think should have become the next King?

It was Harold Godwinson that was crowned King on 6th January 1066, As we already know, there were other contenders who thought they should be the King of England. These contenders planned to invade England and take over making themselves King!

It wasn’t long beforeKing Harold received some devastating news.  Hardrada, King of Norway was invading England with Harold’s brother Tostig and about 10,000 bloodthirsty Viking soldiers!

As soon as they landed the Vikings took York and this was known as the Battle of Fulford.

On 25th September 1066, King Harold surprised Hardrada’s army as they rested near an old bridge at Stamford.

The Battle of Stamford Bridge followed. Watch this brilliant video which details the battle of Stamford Bridge:

Your Task:

Create a story map of the key events leading up to and throughout the battle. To do this watch the clip again and make note of the important information (remember bullet points with key words). Once you are happy with your list plan you story map, this will be images and key words which will help you remember and re-tell what happened leading up to and during the battle.

Examples of story maps – remember we did great one for Water Buffalo Days!

Remember to present your work neatly and to check and edit when you are done.

Then it is time to share, if you can, using our class email 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk 

Have a great week, I can’t wait to see your learning.

Mrs Meggison

Week 3

Well done to everyone who is continuing to work hard and thank you to those of you who have shared some of your wonderful work with us.  You can have a look at the new blog post I have created to see some of the fantastic work I have been sent.

We are already updating the blog each week with 3 new posts; with Maths & times tables for the week, spellings and a project to do and now we also have a Virtual School Challenge each week if you have signed up to that, the link to which I will update here each Monday when it is released at 9:30am.

Virtual School Games – this week’s activity is… Tennis

Follow this link to take to the page to find all the challenges https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

And now Mrs Ford has also got us some Super Science to do as well, because it has been great to hear about the cool science investigations that some of you have been carrying out at home!

Our fantastic Science partners, Empiribox, have put together some fun Science Investigations that you can all do at home!  Every week, I will attach a new link, simply click on the link and all will be revealed! There are worksheets that you can print off and complete (If you choose to do this, please keep them safe so that you can bring them into school when we restart – they can be part of an amazing show and tell session!)

Materials

As always I want to see what you’ve been up to, so 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 pop them on our class email – I would love to see them and share them with our class!

This week’s investigation looks at materials – conductors and insulators, the link is:

Maths and Times Tables

Again what a fantastic week of MyMaths. Well done to everybody who completed the task, I could tell that you were using the lesson before attempting the task as lots of you were so successful. 

This week we are continuing with Statistics and line graphs. A task has been set for you on MyMaths to build on last weeks learning. Have a look at the video below as a quick reminder. Remember to watch the lesson on MyMaths to help too.

There are also some great games on TopMarks, if you would like have a go at these follow this link…

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/data-handling

Additional task: Can you collect data and select the graph that clearly shows the data you have collected. You will have to collect your data in a table like last week and present your data on a graph of your choice, you could use a line graph, bar graph or a pictogram. It is up to you.

Some ideas of what data to collect:

  •  What pets do your friends and family own?
  •  How much rain fall is there in a week? – weather dependant!
  •  How much traffic passes you house in an hour?

Have a look at this video to recap the different types of graphs to help you select which one would show your data clearly.

Times Tables

2 x 12,   4 x 3,   4 x 9,   5 x 12,   6 x 8,   7 x 9,   8 x 12,   9 x 3,   10 x 11,   11 x 12,   12 x 4,    8 x 8,   9 x 6,   4 x 7,     8 x 3

Once again, you need to practice these over the week.  Remember to mix them up though, so you don’t just learn them in this pattern.  Some ideas of how to practice are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you. 

If you think of any inventive ways to practice, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!

Remember speed is key, so what time did you record last week?  Can you beat it this week?

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

Spellings

Miss B and Miss P’s GroupGroup AGroup BGroup C
behind
both
break
busy
child
children
busy
earth
fruit
natural
potatoes
address
believe
busy
earth
fruit
natural potatoes
address
believe
busy
centre
consider
earth
fruit
natural
potatoes

Remember to start the week by creating your dictation sentences – write sentences using you spelling words, then at the end of the week ask someone to dictate them to you (read them out) while you write them, just like we do in class! 

Here are some more ideas of how to practice (courtesy of Twinkl) – I’d love to see photos of you practicing!

Share your practice or results with us by commenting on the blog or via the class email.

Project

Who is this?

Of course, it is our Queen, Queen Elizabeth II

What do you think makes a good queen? Remember, you can comment your answer below.

Find out who is next in line to the throne?  And after that person, who would be next?

What you will notice, is that kings and queens aren’t chosen, they are born to it – the throne is passed from one generation to another.

At this time of year we usually start a new topic about 1066 – so, it might not be quite the same, but let’s start it now…

Click on the link to open a presentation – to move through the presentation simply click the arrows or the  circles :

https://prezi.com/view/Wc3O7DiUJH7itMDfpPCM/

Research:     Find out about each of the claimants to the throne.  When were they born?  How old were they in 1066?  Why did they believe they should be the next King of England? What did they look like? (You might be able to print pictures, but if you can’t a hand drawn picture is even better).  Don’t forget to include any other interesting pieces of information you find along the way.

Task: You are going to create a tri-fold leaflet, like the one in the image, to present the factual information you have found out about each person that thought they should be the next King of England.

Factual information, also known as a non-chronological report or a fact file, can be displayed in interesting ways using subheadings, small paragraphs, bullet points and pictures with caption.  Here are some examples to remind you:

Design a front cover with an appropriate title (and your name) and on the inside, use one third for each person (Harold ,Harald and William) to display your information in an interesting style.

Remember, it’s a good idea to plan this all out first, so that you use the space wisely – we don’t want any random blank spaces or words that don’t quite fit on the page!

Remember to present your work neatly and to check and edit when you are done.

Then it is time to share, if you can, using our class email 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

I can’t wait to see you amazing work.

Mrs Meggison

4M …

I just want to tell you, how proud of I am of all of you. The learning I have seen, both academic work and life skills is amazing. You and your grown ups are doing an incredible job.

On this post I will be adding the work that I have been sent via email so we can all celebrate how amazing you are.

I have received lots of brilliant work and thought it deserved it’s own post to celebrate it and you, so any work I have been emailed this week will appear on this post, if you sent it last week your work will be on last weeks post, I am hoping this is an easier way to see and share your learning.

Great idea for spelling practice by M.W

Just Recycle by A.G.

Oh recycle, you must recycle,

Save the planet love the Earth and just recycle!

Get your plastic, it is fantastic

To recycle what you can, you must recycle!

Keep your cardboard, get your reward

Of saving Earth from all the rubbish, just recycle!

Use your metal to fix your kettle,

Reusing what have to just recycle!

So use your green bin, to put your things in,

Reducing all your waste you must recycle!

To make a difference, you know it makes sense,

Save the planet love the Earth and just recycle!

Week 2

I hope you have had a lovely week. Thank you for all the amazing work you have been doing. Well done to those of you that shared your letters with us from last week’s project work, – scroll to the end of last week’s project post if you haven’t seen them already.   It was not only been great hearing from you, but lovely to hear about what you’ve been doing to pass the time.  Remember you can still comment on the post if you want to share what you have been up to.

A reminder that each week I will update the blog with 3 posts; Maths & times tables, spellings and a project, so you need to remember to scroll through to see them all!

The posts are colour coded: 

  • orange means you have a something to comment about – make sure you comment about the right thing on the right post (for example, any comment about times tables needs to be on the times tables post). 
  • Green means there is a task for you to do.  For now, we won’t be able to share work, but make sure you keep hold of it because when we return to school we will have a massive show and tell session!

Maths and Times Tables

Well done to all of you who completed the time task on MyMaths last week. I saw some great learning and I was so impressed to see that some of you gave this several attempts to try to better your previous score; remember all tasks can be attempted as many times as you like!  Also, don’t forget that each task has a lesson which goes with it, I highly recommended you work through this before you attempt a task to help you be even more successful. 

This week we are learning about statistics, statistics is the collection and displaying of data. We have done a lot of this in science, think back to when we collected our sound data. 

Have a look at this video which is an introduction to line graphs. This video is American so I apologise for the accent and pronunciation of data, you will see what I mean when you watch it. Once you have watched this have a look at the new task set for you on MyMaths, it is about the plotting of data on a line graph and the interpretation (what is it actually telling you) of data that is presented on the graph.

Additional Task:  If you can, have a go at collecting some data yourself and putting this on to a line graph, think of a question that you would like to find the answer to e.g. How many hours sleep do you get each night? How many snacks do you have in a week? First of all you will need to draw a table and then collect your data.  Then transfer it to a graph just like the one in the video. I would love to see this and you can email this over to me on the class email address 4m@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk if you are able. 

Times tables

7 x 6,   8 x 9,    4 x 8,    11 x 11,    12 x 7,   7 x 8,   9 x 3,   8 x 6,   12 x 3,   3 x 7,   4 x 6,   7 x 7,   9 x 4,   3 x 6,   8 x 8

Your challenge is to practice them over the week, try mixing them up though, so you don’t just learn them in this pattern.  Some ideas of how to practice are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you. 

If you think of any inventive ways to practice, comment at the bottom of this post to share with us!

Remember speed is key, so the idea is to keep getting faster.

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you possibly can, time it – you can then comment on the blog the time you managed to do them in!

Spellings

M.W. had a great idea last week about using your spelling words and playing hangman with them! Maybe you could have a try at that.

Miss B and Miss P’s GroupGroup AGroup BGroup C
after
again
any
bath
beautiful
because
league
mosque
plague
tongue
unique
antique
cheque
fatigue
league
mosque
plague
tongue
unique
antique
boutique
cheque
dialogue
fatigue
league
mosque
plague
tongue
unique  

This week I have included Common Exception word spellings for those of you that usually work with Miss B or Miss P for spellings.

It would be good if could do one practice of your spellings this week by writing them out in sentences.  Then keep them somewhere safe until the end of the week.  You can then use these sentences as a dictation test, just like we do in class!  Simply ask someone to read them out to you and you write them down.  Of course, if you want to share this with us, send them to our new class email address:   4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Use this SPELLING MENU to give you other ideas to practice your spellings.

PE – Virtual School Games

Check out the blog post below this one for detailed information about the Sussex School Games. 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 – and the first school games challenge is….. Hockey 🏑 Have a go at the 4 Hockey challenges at http://www.activesussex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Specsavers-Virtual-Sussex-School-Games-2020-Hockey.docx.pdf, practise over the week and record your best score by midday Friday at http://www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk/

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…

Project

Did you know that last Wednesday was Earth Day.

What do you think this is?

For more information and to check if you were correct take a look at this https://kidskonnect.com/holidays-seasons/earth-day/

Do you remember these pictures?  You may remember, that just before we had to leave school we were doing an Earth Hour week and learning all about the damage that humans are doing to the planet.  Unsurprisingly, you guys were incredibly knowledgeable about this subject already, so it seems the planet will be in safe hands as you grow up.

What questions did these make you ask?  How did these images make you feel? – comment below.


Have you seen this sign before?  The symbol can be seen all over the place.

Can you find it in your home?  Comment below to say where you’ve found it.

Research:     What does each word mean in this well-known phrase?  Give examples of how you could do each one. You could set it out like this:

 ReduceReuseRecycle
What it means       
How you can do it         

Task 1:  Create a poster that includes the symbol and phrase and explains what each word means and give examples of how people can get involved with each one.

Task 2:  Using the pictures above as your inspiration, can you write a poem or a song? 

Here is an example to help:

Remember, poems DO NOT have to rhyme and can be set out in any way you like.

Once you have written it, you MUST proof read and edit your work; correcting any errors, checking it makes sense and improving your word choices.  You could then enhance it by adding some illustrations.

Then it is time to share, send it to the class email address. Don’t forget to include you research work too!

I can’t wait to see what you get up to.

Mrs Meggison

Virtual School Games

Launching on Monday 27 April 2020…

CALLING ALL WEST RISE CHILDREN!

We know that school life is different at the moment, but you can still compete with the school to be Sussex sporting champions in the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020. 

Take part alongside your friends and teammates from school, win medals, trophies and prizes, and strive to be the very best that you can in this very special, virtual competition.

Each Monday morning during the Summer Term, a new sport will be launched, made up of four physical or technical sporting personal challenges, which can be done from your living room or garden. Challenges may include skills such as: how many times can you bounce the Tennis ball on a racket in one minute, how many star jumps can you do, or football kick ups.

Throughout the week you can practice, train and improve, before submitting your best scores in each challenge on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk ahead of the Friday deadline (12pm midday). Your score will be added to our school total, meaning that you will be part of the school team, and compete against all of the other schools in the county.

And it doesn’t stop there. There will be trophies in the ‘Active Adults’ category, meaning that big kids (your teachers, parents, carers and family-members) can all get involved and represent our school too.

Get Involved

It all kicks off at 9:15am on Monday 27 April with the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony and launch of the first sport. Get updates, challenges and results direct to your grown ups email inbox by signing up here. (If the link doesn’t work, search Specsavers School Games, and click ‘sign up’ there). You can also check the school’s Facebook page and the class blogs for details about the weekly challenges.

Additionally, you could follow the virtual challenge on social media for a chance to win more prizes and some special surprises:

Twitter: @SussexSchGames
Facebook: Specsavers Sussex School Games
Instagram: @SussexSchGames
TikTok: @SussexSchGames

Training Prizes

Practice makes perfect, and to be your very best you are encouraged to train and improve during the week.

Simply upload your training videos and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and include the hashtag #SussexSchGames, and a weekly winner will be selected at random, giving you the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize.

For more information please ask your grown up to contact:

Mrs Kitchos at 5KT@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Or the School Games events officer Ed Bartram

All you need to do for now is ask your grown up to sign up on the Specsavers School Games website and watch out for the challenges every Monday.

Let’s do this West Rise. We are apart but together 🙂

Week One

Hello 4M

Welcome back to our class blog. I hope you had a lovely holiday, it has been lovely to hear from some of you and hear what you have been up to, I miss you all lots. It sounds like you are doing some brilliant learning and spending some quality time with your families. I have spent the majority of the break with the boys in the garden enjoying the sun!

Every Monday we will update the blog, each blog will have 3 areas;

1) times tables for the week,

2) spellings to learn,

3) a project to do.

We will colour code the posts to make it easier for you to see what you need to do.

Orange means you have something to comment about. You can do that by leaving a reply at the end of the blog post. Also, importantly, remember initials only when leaving comments.

Green means there is a task for you to do.

We have a new class email address which is 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk , this email address is so that you can share some of the fantastic learning that you are doing with me if you are able too and I would love to see it! I will be checking this account once a day. Some of you may not be able to share some of your learning, please don’t worry about this, just keep it in a safe place because I would love to see this when we are back at school.

Scroll through the whole post to see all the areas. Also, have a look at the Wellbeing, Room 13 and Forest School blogs too, there are some fab bits on those which I am sure you will find useful.

Right let’s go…

Times Tables

7 x 6,   8 x 9,   4 x 8,   11 x 11,   12 x 7,   7 x 8,   9 x 3,   8 x 6,   12 x 3,   3 x 7,    4 x 6,     7 x 7,   9 x 4,   3 x 6,   8 x 8

Your challenge is to practise them over the week, try mixing them up though, so you don’t just learn them in this pattern.

Some ideas of how to practise are: you could write them out, stick them around the house or ask someone to say them for you.

If you have any inventive ways to practice, comment at the bottom of the post and share with us!

Remember speed is key, so the idea is to get faster and faster.

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and if you can time how long it takes, it would be great if you could comment on the blog how long it took you, this could be a target you aim to beat each week!

As well as continuing with the brilliant Maths you are doing on MyMaths I have set new task looking at telling the time. This is something we are due to be learning about in term 5. 

Have a look at this link and a reminder about telling the time.

Firstly, have a look at the different clocks in your home, what do you notice about them? You may see that you have a variety of analogue and digit clocks. Are you able to compare the times on each? Keep asking and telling your adults the time and get them to check if you are right.

I would love to hear how you have got on and I will be checking MyMaths throughout the week to see how you have got on. 

Spellings

You were doing brilliantly with your spellings at school, have a go at these…

Group A

complete

enough

exercise

recent

remember

Group B

complete

enough

exercise

recent

remember

straight

strength

Group C

complete

enough

exercise

recent

remember

straight

strength

seperate

different

through

Choose your challenge – go with the number of spellings you think you can be successful with, group A has 5, group B has 7 and group C has 10.

You know of lots of ways to practice your spellings – you can chose any of the ways we practice at school – pyramids, making them out of playdough, writing them in different colours, or with the wrong hand.

Again, if you think of an inventive, fun way to practice – comment at the bottom of this post to share with us.

At the end of the week, ask someone to test you and then, if you want to, you can comment below to let us know how you got on.

Project

It has been a while since we were last all together, so to start off our weekly projects, we thought it would be good hear about what everyone has been up to! How have you been passing the time?

We would like you to write us a letter, telling us all about what you’ve been doing, how you’ve been feeling, who you’ve managed to stay in touch with and anything else you want to share.

So, first things first, can you remember how to set out a letter?

Have a go at roughly setting out a letter – you need to include the address, date, salutation (Dear …), the main content and the sign off (From …)

Click on this post box to open an example letter – how did you do – did you get everything in the correct place?

Research: So, before you start, it’s a good idea to note down everything you want to include – wrack your brain – try to remember everything you’ve done.

Task: It is now time to write a letter to the class, to tell us all about what you’ve been up to.

You could either write this on paper or have a go at typing one. If you can, send it to the class email address which is 4M@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk , or put it somewhere safe to share these when we finally return to school.

Now you’ve written this letter, who else could you write to?

4M’s Project Work

Look at some of the wonderful letters I have received…

I look forward to reading all your comments and hearing how you have got on this week.

Mrs Meggison

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