That’s all for now folks! back after half term..!!!

Please take this opportunity to have a break and enjoy time with your family in the sun (hopefully) Take care everybody!!!

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Message from Mr Fairclough

Dear Parents and carers

I hope that you and your families are well.

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 emails, 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

Hey guys! A BIG hello from us all!

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The Instruction Writing Pack | Teaching Ideas

This week we would like you to create an instruction text. You can choose what you would like to write about. You could tell us about something that you have baked/ cooked / knitted/built
For example a cake or your lighthouse or a something on Minecraft. Or it could be a new skill that you have learnt whilst being at home such as ironing, decorating or making your bed!

· You need to include all the ingredients or equipment that you used
· Describe the method and remember to use imperative (bossy) verbs
· Illustrate with diagrams
· You can use paragraphs and bullet points but remember to include each step


We would like you to investigate the secondary school that you are going to in September.

You could look at the uniform, the students and teachers and the timetables. You could research the school community/ houses and the school logos. You could investigate what sports teams they have, what languages they teach, what countries they visit, what food they have on offer at the canteen or find out if there are any famous ex -students!
You can research on their websites below:

Click on the link to discover some thoughts and ideas for your transition to secondary school.

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The Science and the P.E. will follow shortly, keep our eyes peeled..

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Keep attempting the mymaths, you’re doing fantastic at the moment…

Of course, you have all now received the textbooks. There is a lot of work in there to keep you busy!

But now let’s look at some of the latest work, this time by L.M.

And another lighthouse by S.T. – This time on Minecraft…

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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! link

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!’


This week it’s Gym and Fitness challenges. Next week is a week break of challenges for half term.

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Fabulous week 4


Wow!! what a great video WELL DONE GIRLS!!


Morning everybody, the sun is still out but it is a bit windy at the moment! – It will certainly blow those indoor cobwebs away!! Thanks for sending me a selection of such lovely work this week – so let’s start with some…

A couple of amazing lighthouses from M.D. and R.C. and S.C.

Well done S.C. and R.C.
More work from R.C. and S.C.

Any way to move on to this weeks work….

Please continue with those Mymaths questions, some of you are steaming through them.. at the latest count (last Friday) M.D. was leading the race (not that it is a race of course!) with 61 completed, followed closely by J.C. with 50.. well done you guys!!

Keep going with the twinkl and BBCrevisewise work and don’t forget to check out the OAK learning platform – it’s really good!

 Links : the Twinkl Hub( ), BBC Bitesize or The Oak National Academy lessons


So last week we sent out two text books to work through, one for Maths and one for English. This is an additional learning resource, particularly if you have trouble accessing the internet! There is also an exercise book provided. You can start at whatever point you wish and remember that you can only ever try your best!! – But please have a good look at these..


POETRY – With the glorious weather recently, Spring has certainly arrived with an explosion of colour and life. This weeks English task is to write a poem about Spring, capturing it’s beauty.

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Remember a poem can be as simple or complex as you wish, here are some ideas…

Acrostic – write the word down and then use the first letter on each line to begin your description.

Haiku – these are traditional for seasons but remember the 5 – 7 – 5 rule

List – Begin each line with the same three words.

Kennings – noun + verb

Shape – Write the words in the shape of the object

Don’t forget to have a go at alliteration, description, personifications, metaphors and onomatopoeia.

Your Art this week will be to illustrate you poem; again you can be as creative as you want and use any resources that you have; paint, collage, pencil or chalk etc


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 small plastic bottle or plastic container, half a cup of double cream, some biscuits and a knife (and a camera to take cool shots of you in action to post on our class blog!). When you get to this section of the lesson that is shown below, you can choose the bottom box, evaluation, because it is our focus for this term, However, if you were to work through all three boxes it would be great practice and refresh you on the areas that we have already focused on.


Ok .. So we need a BIG push for the Schools Games this week, we need to climb up that leader board….

For the ‘Sussex School Games’ this week the challenge is … Football. Come on 6M, I can sense a bit of competition here!!!. I’ll put up a link to an explanation of the challenges when they come out on Monday afternoon. Well done for all of you who completed last week’s Tennis challenge, Mrs Kitchos has added our scores to our school’s total for last week’s sport and we have moved up the leader board! For more information see

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Billy Sharp scores for SUFC
It demonstrates the challenges.
Link to an explanation of the challenges and rules

Great lighthouse work already!!

Great Lego work by M.R.

This is my lighthouse!

Do you like it? It actually collapsed so I re-made it sturdier to be able to be touched and played with! Two of the walls come off to get inside and I even used my Harry Potter boat for a boat passing by. Two of the animals have names(the cats)Ginger and Tabby! The people can be moved as well which is really fun; on all of the floors of the lighthouse it has little lights on the roof as well as the little house. I couldn’t find anything that would light up so I used a yellow brick to resemble the bulb. There is even a piano that the people can play to keep the lighthouse family happy. In the rooms there are beds and accessories such as a drawing, a lantern, the toolbox, a pen and a chest with money in it. The top two floors have the walls that come off because I only thought of the idea when I got to the middle floor so you have to put your hands through the door which is not easy. Right now my father of the lighthouse is fixing the bulb whilst the mother, children and villagers hold lights to send the incoming boat to safety from the sharp boat-breaking rocks. I even have benches for people to sit on and a working door! The ratio for the blocks were for every two whites there is one red 2:1. This is how I worked out exactly how many bricks I needed. Guess what, I had used the exact amount of white and red bricks I had! I also built it whilst chatting to my cousin which was a challenge, trust me. A little touch I added was a lifebuoy on the rocks just in case. The funny thing I did was putting their school jumpers in their bedrooms. Sadly, the house door is to small to get the figures in so you can just take the roof off of that.


And a picture from O.P.

Ready for week 3?

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Spring over the Downs

Morning all! I hope you are all well, keeping positive and staying safe..

Thank you for all the a work that you’ve been sending in, it’s been great looking through it all.. keep it up.

Lovely Diary work from S.T.

More Art by S.T.


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The additional Science work this week is a whole school activity set by our fantastic Science expert Mrs Ford. Over to you Mrs Ford: 

It has been great to hear about the cool science investigations that you have been carrying out at home! Well done to all our great scientists – keep up the brilliant work! 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!) 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.


This week’s link

This week’s investigation looks at materials – conductors and insulators. Just follow this link:

Design and Technology

Your DT project this week is to build a model of a lighthouse. In previous terms you have produced some wonderful creations (e.g. WW2 shelters) and we hope that having the time at home will  give you the opportunity to create something special.

Consider household items to use, such as a Pringles tube for the structure and research the details and images on line. Good luck, I’m looking forward to seeing what you can produce! (I wonder if you’ll be able to make it light up?) BE CREATIVE!!!


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Window box

This week’s activity, as it is Spring, is to have a go at designing your own window box / garden or even allotment.

How to Prepare a Spring Garden on a Budget: 9 Steps

The choice is yours but be as resourceful as you can including everything you might need in your window box or garden during lockdown. You can do this any way you wish eg:

  • Draw or paint
  • Lego
  • playdough
  • Collage
  • Use your computer using publisher or paint or even Minecraft
  • Or even take a photo of something you already have at home
  • You could write about it using description


For the ‘Sussex School Games’ this week the challenge is ….Tennis – I’ll update the blog when details have come in. Well done for all of you who completed last week’s Hockey challenge, Mrs Kitchos has added our scores to our school’s total for last week’s sport. The school is in joint 13th place at the moment – lets try and get higher up the leader board! For more information see

Sussex School Games

This week’s sport is… Tennis! 

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

Here is a link to an explanation of the challenges

Check out the blog posts below for more detailed information about the Sussex School Games, or search online at to find out more.

All you need to do is ask your grown-up to sign you up on the Specsavers School Games website and get practising. This week’s challenges start today! Let’s do this West Rise!

Good luck with the work 6M, and please do share any work with me at or comment on the blog. If you have forgotten any passwords, send me an email and I’ll get it to you.

Again, for those a bit confused about work, what we have said across the school is start with your MyMaths then for more structure, if you want, go to the Twinkl Hub ( ).Year 6 also have your revision books. If you are looking for something different to Twinkl, then I would recommend the BBC bitesize daily lessons or The Oak National Academy lessons

Take care, be kind and stay safe, Mr Matkin

Good Morning 6M

Week 2 – Here we go again!

Hi everybody and I hope you are all well.

Hey, I have managed to finish my pond this weekend! What have you been up to?

Last week we posted a whole set of work covering a variety subjects in addition to/as an alternative to any work that you have been already producing. We are very aware that this information didn’t reach many of you or that you were unable to access the blogs and so we are giving you guys another week to have a go at the various activities before setting a new set of work for week 2 (by now or later this week, you should hopefully have received a hand written note from us containing a flyer with all the relevant access information on).

If you could access the blog and have completed the work set, there follows a set of extension tasks to keep you going.

It is REALLY important that you keep in contact so that we know how you are and what we can do to help you access these activities.

I would really like to hear from EVERYBODY..

English (you may have already started this!)

This week, we would like you to have a go at a diary entry.

Just like Anne Frank and Flossie in her Secret War Diary, your diary is about coping in difficult and unusual times.

Anne Frank (below) wrote to her imaginary ‘Kitty’ but you could just use ‘Dear Diary’.

Tell us what you have been doing during lockdown but also add your feelings, both positive and negative.

You can use informal language (chatty) and remember to reflect on what you have done as well as how you have felt and perhaps you could add humour.

You can add as many pictures and diagrams as you wish!

Start each day with a date and include detailed descriptions as well as first person.


Two skills that you will need in almost any job are  Listening and Presenting

Click on the links to the 2 videos (5 and 7 minutes long) and then answer these two questions:

-Why do you think listening is such an important skill?

-Why is presenting such an important skill?

Talk to those at home about how they have used listening and presenting skills in their life. Perhaps these 2 videos have made you think more about jobs that you would like to do in the future. We’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment either on the blog or via email at

Don’t forget your reading!

Reading in English: A guide for learners
Free your imagination

And your spellings (you were all given the set of Y5/Y6 statutory spellings before we closed! – twice I think!) – Pick ten to learn each week – more , if you wish……

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School games challenge 1- Hockey 

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

Hockey – Click on this link or copy it into your browser.

Get creative for what equipment you can use if you don’t have a Hockey stick and cones(I’m thinking of a mop stick and spatula  )

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

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

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

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

Go for it!

Extension Work

Using your revision books

Complete any outstanding questions (e.g. 10 min exercises)

Maths/English extension – Write explanation texts, explaining how to work out: Calculations of Fractions, Calculating percentages and any other mathematical subject areas.

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

More Wonderful work!

Interesting use of perspective M.D.

Project work by M.D.

Climate Change AND Solutions

Climate change is any significant long-term change in the expected patterns of average weather of a region (or the whole Earth) over a significant period of time. Climate change is about abnormal variations to the climate, and the effects of these variations on other parts of the Earth.

The basic cause seems to be a rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide, as predicted by Svante Arrhenius a hundred years ago. When people use fossil fuels like coal and oil, this adds carbon dioxide to the air. When people cut down the Earth’s forests (deforestation), this means less carbon dioxide is taken out of the atmosphere by plants.

Image result for Ozone Air Pollution Due to Coronavirus not as many people are driving cars, which is stopping some fumes rising up in the air and making a border of fumes.

Global warming has caused the ice caps to melt which means the sea levels rise. Not only that snow will start melting, which uncover rocks in Greenland, but in many other snowy places. Some places in the world might get flooded due to the ice caps melting and this can cause lots of destruction or people are at risk of loosing their life.

Some animal species would extinct if their environment is getting destroyed by humans. Climate Change leads to Butterflies Extinction and

 The Golden Toad is the first species to go extinct due to climate change. Image result for golden toad

Humans are a part of climate change, by cutting trees, hunting animals and much more.

Climate changes have led to changes in the weather that make more occurrences of climatic extremes of heat and cold more often than ever before. These rapid changes are negatively affecting the earth’s biosphere. Several populations of vegetation and animals have suffered the effects.

The global temperature on an average has increased by 0.6 to 1 degree Celsius till the 20th century. Research shows that  United States constitutes 5% of the world population and contributes  Around 15% of the carbon released in the environment is due to deforestation and change in use of land.

Since the 1800s, people have recorded the daily temperature. By about 1850, there were enough places measuring temperature so that scientists could know the global average temperature. From 1920 to 1940, the temperature got warmer. From 1940 to 1970, the temperature got slightly cooler. From 1970 to today, the average temperature for the world has increased by about 0.6 ± 0.2 °C.[3] Starting in 1979, satellites started measuring the temperature of the Earth.

Hurricanes, droughts and coral deaths are few of the natural disasters  caused due to climate change.

This affects all of us! People should remember all the time.

 Some of the positive  solutions to help with the climate change are:

  1. Children are learning more in school these days about the climate changes, hoping this would help them to adopt an appropriate behaviour that would preserve the “health of the planet”.
  2. Fossil fuels will be finished in a couple of decades and it is high time to move towards the renewable energy. In many parts of the world, many cities are using the energy from the renewable sources of energy which includes wind, solar, tidal, ocean and many more.
  3. Another solution to this could be people stop cutting down trees and it might help to stop climate change.
  4. People need to have more solar panels and focus on renewable energy. See the source image

There are many steps which every individual can take in order to control the climate change a small step by every person can make a big change.


And L.J. has been investigating European countries.. Fantastic!

Wonderful work

Morning Guys! …. So we are starting to get lots of lovely work sent in now and I’d like to show you some of the work we’ve had already:

Persuasive poster by MR

A Particularly colourful poster by MR – Well done you!

A Information text on the Titanic by LJ

The Titanic was known to be the “ unsinkable ship” and was built by White Star Line. Titanic was constructed in Belfast in the Harland and Wolf dockyard and was owned by JP Morgan. The ship was enormous and was the most expensive and deluxe ship of its era. It had a height of 269 metres, a width of 28 metres and a length of more than 53 metres. Did you know, that is the same height as Nelson’s Column? The Titanic’s full name was Royal Mail Steamer Titanic and was on its maiden voyage to New York from Southampton. It left Southampton on the tenth of April 1912 and had 885 crew on board the Titanic. The crew were split into three departments: Deck, with 66 crew; Engine with 325 and Victualling, with 494 staff.

Its sister ships were the Britannic and the Olympic. The Britannic struck a mine and sank in the Kea Channel in Greece. The Olympic collided with the HMS Hawke near the Isle of Wight. The Olympia was later re-serviced.

Passengers could choose to travel in first class, second class or third class. First Class cost around thirty pounds which is roughly three-thousand-three-hundred pounds today. First class was the most expensive and had a gymnasium, a swimming pool and a lot of other extras. Second Class would cost around thirteen pounds, which is roughly one thousand-five hundred pounds today. Second class on the Titanic was like first class today. Third class would cost around seven pounds, which is roughly eight-hundred pounds today. In third class, the rooms were cramped and people shared a room with four or five other people.

The sinking of the Titanic occurred when Fredrick Fleet, a crew member, spotted an iceberg ahead. William Murdoch, the officer in charge on the bridge, ordered for the ship to be steered. It was already too late; the starboard of the Titanic had struck the iceberg, creating holes below the waterline. The hull wasn’t punctured by the iceberg, but was dented which allowed water to trickle in. Five of the ship’s watertight compartments were breached. It became clear that the ship was soon going to sink; she began to sink bow-first.Seven-hundred and five people survived. Four-hundred and two passengers survived (most of them from First Class) with two-hundred and fourteen crew surviving.

Records show that the Titanic had two-thousand-two-hundred people on board. Of these, one-thousand-three-hundred where passengers and nine-hundred crew. The ship cost one point five million pounds to build, which is around one-hundred-seventy million pounds today and took three years to build. The Captain earned one-hundred and five pounds per month (about one-hundred-thousand pounds today); a stewardess would earn three-hundred and ten shillings per month (around three-hundred-seventy five pounds today).

The Titanic had ten decks and furnaces that burnt over 600 tones of coal. 175 crew put the coal in and worked on shifts for 24 hours a day. Even though the Titanic had four funnels, only three were working – the fourth one was there to make it look good.

WELL DONE you guys, great work – I’m sure there will be R.O.A.s for you on return to school.

SO.. as you can see, there are some of you out there working really hard. I would love to hear from everyone of you at some point to let me know how you’re doing, I am missing our classroom discussions! stay in touch at:

Cheers everybody, more stuff to come later…

Virtual School Games

Competition time…

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 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

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.


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