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 4F@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:  I have also set 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…

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Virtual School Games 


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

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

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! ⏰
Click on the image below to find out more about this weeks challenges !
Commonwealth Games Bronze-Medallist Netball Star, Tamsin Greenway,
wishes you all a BIG good luck in your netball and basketball challenges this week! 🏀🏐👟 
Click on her image to hear her message

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!

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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 skeleton image below to find out more;

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

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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 MyMaths 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!

This week’s focus is fractions!

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!

Just click on the White Rose Logo below

and then 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.

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This Week’s Times Tables

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

Let me know in the comments below the blog or email me on 4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you haven’t been on yet, your details were sent via PING a few weeks ago – but if you need them again, leave a message on this blog or send me an email 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

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 Term Six, Week One Spellings

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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

Mrs Robinson’s group – https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/34530

Let me know if you like it, and I’ll use it again another week.

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Term Six, Week One 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 One

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

Bird Tally Total






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 4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk


Task Two

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!


JT has been doing some great bird watching and make a fabulous booklet, full of information and great illustrations! Well done J!


This is just a selection of some of the fabulous work that HP has produced already this week. What fantastic bird watching – the birds clearly love the feeder and bird bath in HP’s garden. Beautifully presented results H!

H also carried out an interesting egg experiment!


Some beautifully presented History work from LM full of lots of interesting facts!

Great to see you doing some Food Chain Science too L!


Such a great Birds booklet by MF! A really interesting read with some great bird drawings and a rather graphic emoji!


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


Have a lovely Spring Break!

Hi everyone,

So next week is the Spring Break Holiday and I will not be setting any formal tasks for you to do.

However, please remember to keep reading.

I am really looking forward to spending time sat in a shady part of the garden reading.

Where do you like to read? What book are you reading? Would you recommend it? What is the best book that you have read recently? Why did you enjoy it?

Please let me know about your reading experiences and recommendations so that I can share them on the blog next term.

I have set myself a half term challenge. I will go through all the work that you have been doing and catch up on all the Record of Achievements that you are due!

I am awarding Records of Achievement in recognition of ;

MyMaths (for those who have achieved a high score or have persevered more than once on a task that they found challenging)

Times Table Rock Star attempts.

Work shown on the blog.

Comments on the blog. We could do with more of these – maybe give positive feedback to your classmates about what they have been doing. Perhaps let me know which tasks you have particularly enjoyed.

– All the fabulous independent home-learning that you have been doing. I am aware that some of you are working your socks off on projects/worksheets/investigations that have not been set on the blog. I would love to hear how you are getting on with these – pop a comment on the blog or send me an email!

I am missing you all and I love it when I hear from you!

You are all showing great resilience and adaptability during this challenging time and I am very proud of you.

Well done 4F you are, as always, fantastic!

Times Table Rock Stars

I am so impressed with those of you who are practising at home! To help you improve even more, we have introduced Times Table Rockstars!

World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they’ve spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It’s just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need to practise and practise and practise.

This app allows you to create your very own rock star character and then practise your times tables and the corresponding division facts. You can practise individually or against fellow classmates! The more you practise, the more you are rewarded with vitual ‘money’ that you can use to upgrade your rockstar character – maybe crazy hair styles, edgy outfits or cool equipment!.

So excited to see that some of our class are already rockin’ !

Well done Co.S. , L.S. , B.O., S.S. , Ch.S and M.F.

Would any of you like to comment on what you think of it?

I am sure you will really enjoy this!

 If you haven’t tried it already, because you are not sure of your log in details, please comment below or on our class email and I will be very happy to email the details to you.


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!

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

This week’s activity will be gymnastics and fitness! Click on the image below to find out more. Have a go, have fun and send us some photographs of you in action!

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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!

Click on this image to find out more!      

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 & 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. 


What are the types of triangle? – BBC Bitesize

What are the types of triangle? Find out the difference between a equilateral, scalene, isosceles and right-angled triangle with a Bitesize KS2 Maths guide.


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 infastructure (buildings and construction)? 

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

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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!

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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 below 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 !) 

Wordsearch for Groups 1, 2 and 3               Wordsearch for TA group

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Week Three 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!)

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

These animations bring it alive;


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 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!

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

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

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

                       Where did this happen?

  1. 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?

  1. How many ships were in Williams’s fleet?

                       Whereabouts in England did they land?

                       What was the date of this landing?

  1. What was the date of the actual battle?

                        What time of day was this?

  1. 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?

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

                        How long is this tapestry?

All done – how did you get on?

I will post answers to the quiz on Friday – so check back then!

Answer Time!

The three Kings and their coronations;

Edward the Confessor           8 June 1042

Harold II                                ‎6 January 1066

William I (the Conqueror)     25 December 1066

The Holy Relics  

Harold of Wessex swore allegiance to William in 1064 on Holy Relics.

This generally believed to have happened in Bishop Odo’s cathedral at Bayeux.

The Pope gave his support

The Pope gave Williams’s army a Papal Banner to show his support.

The Pope lived in Rome.

The Norman Invasion

700 ships were in William’s fleet.

They landed at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

On Sept 28th 1066

When did they battle?

The battle was on 14 Oct 1066. It started at dawn.

Where did they battle?

The hill was at a place which is now called Battle.

The hill is Senlac (sea of blood) Hill

Harold’s Saxon army was at the top of the hill.

The Bayeaux Tapestry

The tapestry was made in France – believed to be in Bayeaux.

The tapestry is nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall,

How did you get on?

Well done to O.P. He emailed me his answers and he did a great job!

 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?

This link may be helpful!


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4F’s Hall of Fame!

I look forward to seeing all your amazing work !

In the meantime, you might like to see what me and a few other familiar faces have been getting up to! 

We have all been missing you and so, with the help of Mrs Somerville’s computing skills, we put together this crazy little montage to say, ‘Hello’!





Wow, HP was quick off the mark this week. He had already done lots of this week’s tasks on Monday!

I like his spelling dictation sentences. Can Group 3 spellers recognise, and spell,

the words that I have taken out of some of his sentences?

That is ???, I thought I left my phone on the table.

Do you have a ??? to talk?

I stuck glue in your in your bed on ???.

I have got my own ???.

It is the ??? of march.

I ??? we could make some cakes.

Another of the tasks that H has been doing really well is his Science. He wrote up his investigation beautifully and is making some great observations. Well done H!


So OP has answered all the History Quiz questions. He has also already solved the word search AND found the bonus words! Obviously I cannot share his answers with you because that would spoil your fun!

He has set me a challenge , which you might find fun to do as well! It is a West Rise themed word seach! Thanks Oscar, I am still working on this!


HP has had another busy day! Not only has he done some great MyMaths, he has also done some extra homework …..


and found time to make these amazing looking cupcakes!

They look soooo Delicious!

Well done H!


Huge well done to CoS! She has certainly worked her socks off this week!

Doing great with her times table recall …

and rockin the Times Table Rockstars League!

She also solved the wordsearch and got all her spellings correct.

Did very well with the History Quiz and carried out

Two Science experiments!!!

For her rocks investigation she produced an amazing PowerPoint!



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 the bottom of the blog posts to see what has been shared .

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.

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Virtual School Games (updated at 9.30am)

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

This week’s challenges are all about football! Click on the links below to find out more;

This week’s challenges.
General challenges and rules
Roberto Carlos- World Cup Winner and Real Madrid Legend, giving good luck message
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A big well done for everyone one who gave the science a go last week.

I hope you enjoyed last week’s Science investigation!

I 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 mall 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 skills that we have already focused on.

To start this week’s lesson just click on the image below and enjoy….

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 Maths & Times Tables

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

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.

Click on the image below to find a BBC Bitesize website, 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.


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?

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 This Week’s Times Tables

Ask your grown up to keep an eye on their text messages because soon they will receive your login and password details for a brilliant new programme that we are going to be using called Times Table Rockstars!

If you click on the blue writing underneath the image below it will explain how to log on to this website and how to use it to have fun whilst learning your times table facts! Some times tables have been set for you so have an exploration and any problem please get in touch.

Click here to go to the Pupils Guide to becoming a Times Table Rockstar

Here are some times tables if you are unable to get on to 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. Maybe try C’s idea of writing the questions on slips of paper – mixing them up face down and then randomly choosing the slips and giving the answers as quick as you can!

If you think of any other 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!

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Week Three Spellings

Mrs Robinson’s Group Group 1 Group 2 Group 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.           

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Week Four 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 before King 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: is to 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 you did a 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 4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk 

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Great to receive these lovely photographs of JT and some of the excellent work that he has been doing!

Well done J



Some great recycling work from MD! Lovely presentation, great poetry, artwork and computing skills!

What a superstar!


Great to see OP’s storyboard of The Battle of Stamford Bridge!


MF has been working his socks off! Look at a selection of the fabulous work he has been doing;

Maths; finding and creating angles;

        Creating a line graph

English; writing a newsletter;

Science; carrying out a cool sound investigation

History; creating a storyboard to retell the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Design Technology; creating a Rainbow Marble Run

and making his own face mask! Looking good MF!



Always lovely to receive CoS’s emails – which she types herself !(Great computing skills Co)

This week as well as baking delicious scones

she has done lots of fabulous  science;


and created an excellent story map of The Battle of Stamford Bridge!

Great work Co!


Who else will feature in this week’s photo gallery?

Please share images of what you have been up to!

just send an email to  4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

Week 3

Week Three

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. Remember you can scroll through last week’s posts to have a look at what has been shared.

I have messages for you this week from two more of out teaching team;

Mrs Taylor said;

‘Hello lovely 4F!👋 I am missing you and our fun Fridays very much. It’s been great seeing photos of you and your wonderful work on here, though! 😊Looking forward to seeing you all soon’

Miss Wren said;

‘Hi 4F! I hope you’re all staying safe and well at home and finding lots of fun things to do. I’m missing you all very much but I am loving seeing what you’ve all been getting up to on the blogs! Keep posting and updating us.I hope you and you family are happy and healthy. Lots of love and hope to see you very soon.’

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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 . This week’s challenge is tennis! Click on the image below to find out more!

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And now I am thrilled to announce that we have also got some Super Science to do as well!


I am so excited!! 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 image for you to simply click 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!)

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.

To find out more click on the image below;

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXDd48Xz9e4

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

Types of Graphs (Mr. Pearson Teaches 3rd Grade) There are three types of graphs to know. These are line plots, bar graphs, and picture graphs. This video provides you with examples and a lesson on how to read each type of graph. http://www.youtube.com

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This Week’s Times Tables

2 x 124 x 34 x 95 x 126 x 87 x 98 x 129 x 3,
10 x 1111 x 1212 x 48 x 8 9 x 64 x 78 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!

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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.

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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


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 this     

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 4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

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Fabulous 4F’s work

Look at the amazing work that OP has produced this week! Full of facts and beautifully presented!

What a superstar!


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More spectacular work…

This time it is JT. I am so impressed with his beautifully written pages that are full of fascinating information.

Wonderful work J. Very well done!

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Breaking News……….

I am so proud of two of our class who have both completed ALL the MyMaths tasks that they have been set since we left school. Yes that is all 51 tasks ! Absolutely incredible !

 Huge well done to C.H. and to C.S.

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C.S. is certainly enjoying his maths at the moment and has produced an excellent – very neat and accurate – bar chart. It appears to be collating Lego Head Types ! I am intrigued! Lovely work C. 

C has also produced a lovely leaflet about the claimants to the 1066 throne – great information and excellent illustrations C!

Great to hear that you did the Science task too C! 

Has anyone else done it ? I would love some photographs and feedback!

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C.S. has been so busy this week producing some excellent work, lucky she had Misty the cat to help! 

She studied the Royal family completing a Twinkl Comprehension Challenge and creating a Family Tree

She then produced an excellent leaflet about the claimant to the throne in 1066.


She has come up with a great way to test her times table fact recall. This is how she explained what she does :  ‘I’ve been practicing my times tables and we have done a new way of practicing them by writing the times tables on bits of paper, turning them over individually on the table, starting the timer and picking them up one by one working out the times tables. My fastest time this week was 2 minutes 44 seconds!’

Why don’t you give this a try?

Its good to know that she is still having time to do other things which include making banana bread (my favourite!) and rice crispy cakes! Yum !

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Week Two

Week Two

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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 to see the comments.  It was not only 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.

Some of you said that you had been video-calling family and friends. I have been video-calling Mrs Robinson and Ms Holmes this week, and they were keen for me to pass on some messages to you;

Mrs Robinson said:

“Hi 4F! I’ve missed you all so much.. I’m proud of everyone one of you ,as I know you are doing a great job at adapting to this new and challenging situation. Keep persevering and keep safe.

Ms Holmes said:

“Hi 4F! I hope that you will have something positive to remember when we come out of lockdown. Missing you all. Take care.”


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!
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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.

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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.

Click on the image below to find a 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 4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk  if you are able.


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12 x 7,   7 x 8,   9 x 3,   8 x 6,

8 x 812 x 33 x 6,  3 x 7,

4 x 6  7 x 7,   9 x 4


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!


Week Two Spellings

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This week I have included Common Exception word spellings for those of you that usually work with Mrs Robinson 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:  4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk

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

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


Week Two 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 click on the image below;

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:

Reduce Reuse Recycle
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.


Remember, 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!


Virtual School Games

This week’s sport is… Hockey!

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And so the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games is officially underway. We kick-off with hockey. Complete all four challenges and log your top scores. Remember, if you don’t have a hockey stick, you can adapt and improvise. There are some suggested adaptations below, along with some coaching tips.

Practice and improve, and log your best scores on www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk by midday 12pm on Friday 1st May. Good luck!



 Week 2’s Wonderful Work

So lovely to see M’s smiling face and the excellent letter that he wrote to me today!

He emailed me lots of great photographs of the work that he has been doing. This includes his colourful Earth Day poster.

He also has been enjoying some fantastic Science investigations !


Well Done M, this is all brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing with us!


JT has also been working hard, some of his work is shown below;

He has been working on his Maths (both MyMaths and worksheets) and English.

I loved reading his well laid-out letter, to hear about all the fun he has been having during the lockdown.

He has been working hard on learning to tell the time (look at him working hard in the photograph below!)

After great perseverance he has succeeded! Well done J – so proud of you!

I was particularly impressed with his thoughtful Earth Day project work!


More marvellous work! This time from OP!

O has not only been doing some fantastic maths on MyMaths, he also has produced a fantastic line graph collating the minutes he spent reading last week!

Well Done O, I know Mrs Robinson will be pleased to see that you are reading regularly!


O also wrote a lovely letter to the class!



More marvellous work to share… This time from MD!

Thanks for sharing your letter M!


CS sent us some lovely photographs to show her at work, with her cool cat!

Great line graph C and well done for all you marvellous MyMaths!

I love your Recycling poster – great research and IT skills!


She also sent this lovely letter to the class;

Dear 4F,

I hope you are all well. I am feeling happy but sad not to be at school seeing all of my friends and my teachers.

I am being home-schooled by my sister L, as my mum and dad are working. We made a timetable that we try to stick to. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we do PE with Joe Wicks. Sometimes I get my cat Misty and hold her whilst doing it. Misty is always around me because I give her lots of attention and she does not care.

When the weather is nice I have been going outside to learn and play with my Guinea pigs and Misty. After school I watch Disney+ or play Minecraft or Roblox or even watch YouTube.

I created a facetime schedule so I can keep in touch with friends and family, as we cannot see each other. I also created a family WhatsApp chat so we can all talk to each other, to make sure we are all safe and well.

These are the people I stayed in contact with: my grandparents, my uncle, I my BFF, Max, Brody (cousin), Lena (cousin), Chloe (in year 5). 4F and Mrs Ford on the blog.

These are the people in the WhatsApp group:

My sister L and her boyfriend D, my grandad (who likes to be called Popper), my two aunties and my uncle, my mum, my cousin N with her baby Paige. My dad does not have WhatsApp so he isn’t in it.

During the Easter holidays, I had a water fight with my mum then we planted seeds together. I made a rainbow poster for the NHS workers and cards for my friends and family, that I’m going to post to them.

From C


HP has also been doing some fantastic work.

He has worked hard to improve the speed of his times table recall and also worked through some great MyMaths!

Working hard on learning his spellings H produced some lovely sentences;

Antique shops sell nice pieces of  furniture .

Boutique clothes are really nice as they are different. 

I sometimes go to the bank to pay in a Cheque .

Fatigue is when I feel tired after doing to much.

I like to watch the football League. 

Masque is were is a place of worship.

Plague happened years ago and killed lots of people.

I have Tongue in my mouth it helps me to eat and drink .

I like to be Unique , and be myself in the things I like.

His Earth Day Poem, which he hoped would inspire people to recycle, is excellent;

Make sure when you eat your bake beans

You clean your tins

Don’t chuck them in the black bin

Put them in the recycling bin

Don’t think its junk

As its able to be made into a lot more things

We can become recycling  kings

Save our planet

We can save it , if we plan it

Save our animals


Great work! Well done H!


So lovely to hear from SS today.

Inspired by a Star Wars film that she watched recently, she drew these great pictures! Can you recognise and name the characters?


She has also been super active – enjoying bike rides and working out at home!




CS is back on the blog with some more lovely work to share!

Not only has he been working hard on MyMaths, he has also completed an excellent line graph, created an Earth Day poster and a ‘Turtle Rap!’



Look at the fantastic rainbow inspired art work that DF has done! These are great D! I especially like the second picture, with the rainbow and sun. I don’t have a rainbow picture in my window at home, would you mind if I was to print this off and display it?



Great to receive this letter from LM. 

He is not only doing some great school work but keeping super fit too! Well done L!



Great to see all the high quality work that SC has been up to ! Well done S!

I especially like her line graph which shows how much she has been working on her 7x tables this week! 


Look at her beautifully presented poster – great computing skills!

This is a brilliant poem – a clear message and it rhymes! 

Have you got any great work that you could get a photograph of? I would love to see and share it! Email it to me on 4F@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk


Virtual School Games

Virtual School Games

Launching on Monday 27 April 2020…



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