Daily Work – 01/04/20

Apr 1, 2020COVID-19


Good morning Nursery and you have certainly made us smile with the wonderful maths and writing you have been doing at home. We’re sure you’re enjoying lots of family time so here is a family task:

Look at a selection of family photographs and discuss the changes over time. Look at a photograph of you as a baby, a 1 year old, a 2 year old and a current one. What could you do at that age? What can you do now that they couldn’t do then? Look at a picture of a family member as a baby (this could be parents, siblings). Talk about how everyone was a baby once.

Afternoon task: Lay the table for your family for dinner.  How many people are there? How many knives, forks, cups do you need? Ask your grown up to help you write out name cards for everyone in your family to show them where to sit. Write or draw a menu to let them know what is for dinner that evening. Role play as a waiter/waitress (you’re great at this in nursery). What would everyone like in their sandwiches for lunch? What drinks would everyone like to have with their dinner? Please take photographs for us to see and as always and most of all, play and have fun, fun, fun!

You may have read on Facebook that we are inviting you all to create an eggcellent Easter Egg around the theme # Be More Kind. You may want to start this now? Don’t worry if you don’t have any eggs, there are lots of other things you can use such as ping pong balls, playdough or scrumped up paper.



Good morning Reception. We hope you enjoyed making your tasty treats yesterday! They all looked yummy and have inspired us to do some baking at home too. It was lovely to see lots of you enjoying planting seeds and learning about growing plants as well. Keep up the good work!

Here are some ideas for today: Task 9 from task board 2:

Look out of your window and choose something to draw. This could be another house, a garden, a flower, a car… the list is endless. Look carefully at the details and the colours you can see. Can you add any labels?

Ask your grown up to take a photograph of your work and post it for everyone to see.

We look forward to seeing your amazing drawings!

This afternoon… Today is the 1st of April and although we are not in school to create our number line calendar, you could work with a grown up and show them how to make your own number line calendar for this new month. How many days are there in April? Is this the same or different to March? How many weekends are there? Can you circle them? What special events are happening in April? Are there any family birthdays or celebrations that you could add? (Grown-ups we have added a picture to our curriculum page to show what our number line looks like. We make one big number line by cutting the strips out and joining them together. You could always create a square calendar if that’s easier)

You may also have read on Facebook that we are inviting you all to create an eggcellent Easter Egg around the theme # Be More Kind. You may want to start this now? Don’t worry if you don’t have any eggs, there are lots of other things you can use such as ping pong balls, playdough or scrumped up paper. Remember parents can have a go too!

Sending some beaming smiles your way, Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

MorningWe hope you enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. We love seeing your photos and videos in the comment box, we are reading every one!  

Maths Task
For your Maths task today, we’d like you to play a game with your grown-up! The purpose of this is to reinforce one-to-one correspondence, so while there is a game in your pack, any board game where you roll dice and move counters would work!
In your pack, you have a blank hundred square grid. Using something as your ‘treasure’, place these in different squares anywhere in the grid (you can have more than one piece of ‘treasure’ in a square). Using your choice of counter, place wherever you like around the edge of the board. Roll the dice and move your counter. The aim of the game is to collect ten pieces of treasure (or more!). You can set your own rules from there – can you move in any direction? Can you collect treasure that you jump over? Miss Bunce is hoping you are more successful at this game than she was when she played with you all!

English Task
Keep tuning in to join your speed sounds lesson online:
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3 

Yesterday, you completed the ‘Design a Gingerbread Man’ sheet. Today we would like you to use this to help you write a description of your own Gingerbread person. Remember to include capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and those interesting adjectives (describing words). Once you have written about what he looks like, write about his personality. For example, you might write something like ‘George is sneaky because he tries to steal my food when I’m not looking. His cheeky smile tells us he is mischievous’. Use your imagination, we can’t wait to hear all about your Gingerbread people!

Afternoon Task
You may have seen on Facebook that school are hosting a #BeMoreKind egg contest! We would love to encourage you to decorate an egg (or anything that could pretend to be an egg!) for this. Could your egg be helping a friend? Maybe your egg might be painting a rainbow? We would love to see what creative ideas you come up with!

Have an egg-cellent day and keep smiling! 

Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson 

Year 2

Wednesday 1st April

Happy April Fool’s Day! The first day of a new month and hopefully the sign of more sunshine coming through our windows.

Maths – start in your CGP Arithmetic booklet and complete ‘Adding three 1-digit numbers’ on page 11. Remember that you can often use your knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help you but not always! If you need to make jottings of the sum of two of the numbers before adding the third number, please do so! There is space in the booklets for you to do workings out. Afterwards, log onto Times Table Rock Stars and practise your times tables for 15 minutes . How quickly can you answer the calculations?

English – Today is a writing day, Year 2, as we just love to see you all use your super vocabulary and ideas to write exciting stories. You have a choice of story starters today – either find ‘Ivy’s show and tell’ worksheet in your packs and write about what made Ivy’s class sit up, open-mouthed! If you’d like to write a longer piece (we have some talented writers in Year 2), then select http://www.pobble365.com/animal-town and use today’s picture! Where are the animals going? Where have all of the humans gone? As always, for either piece of writing, remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We’d love to see some of the common exception words that you perfected yesterday appearing, too!

Afternoon –  PE time, Year 2! We are sure that lots of you are starting your days with Joe Wicks’ PE lesson. If you didn’t this morning, use today’s PE lesson to complete 30 minutes of exercise to get your heart pumping! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

If you were already up and active this morning, use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w to complete a 5 minute mover video instead.

Once everyone has got their hearts beating faster, we’d like you to go onto Cosmic Kids Yoga and choose a different video to last week. Will you follow Star Wars, Trolls, the Gruffalo? https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Keeping active is a great way to put a smile on your face and use up some energy! Remember to drink lots of water to replace any that you might have lost during exercise.

Alternatively this afternoon, you may want to get busy decorating your egg. Hopefully you’ve seen the post inviting everybody including parents and carers to create an eggcellent Easter Egg around the theme # Be More Kind. Ideas such as egg friends sharing a book, eggs encouraging one another, helping, listening, playing or eggs saying kind things (eggceptional kindness) etc. If you don’t have an egg, you could use an old ping pong ball or a crumpled up piece of paper. Happy decorating and remember to take a photo to post on Friday.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey


Year 3

Year 3 Task Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hi everyone! We’re missing you so much and hope you’re all keeping safe and well with your families at home.Remember to keep playing on Times Tables Rockstars, the tournament finishes on Thursday!

Task 1

Maths – Find the squared paper sheet with ‘Divisions’ written at the top (it’s on the other side of the sheet you did yesterday). Remember – division is the only calculation where you don’t divide the ones first. Use the example to help you.

Task 2

English – Find the reading comprehension text again (the green booklet) and the sheet that tells you at the top to read the second part of the reading booklet – Meerkat. Read this part of the paper very carefully then read the questions on your page. Take your time with this and talk to an adult about the story before you answer the questions so that you understand it fully. For each question, go back into the text to locate the answers. Write your answers in your blue book of lined paper.

Task 3

Science – find the science sheet and look at the part that gives you instructions about the function of the flower. You can check out this video to help you https://youtu.be/djPVgip_bdU before you draw and label the parts of a flower.

You may have already noticed on facebook that we are inviting you all to create an eggcellent Easter Egg round the theme # Be More Kind. We would like you to start thinking and planning your ideas. Don’t worry if you don’t have any eggs, there are lots of other things you can use such as ping pong balls, playdough or scrumped up paper.

Year 4


Morning Year 4! We are so impressed with your scores on Times Table Rockstars!  Let us know in the comments if you have managed to achieve a new high score?  I wonder how many of you will become ‘Rock Legends’ and ‘Rock Heroes’ by the time we return to school?

We really enjoyed logging into PurpleMash and reading through your amazing fact files! We have added a comment about your work and you can find this by logging in and selecting ‘Alerts’.

Your tasks:

Remember to tune into Joe Wicks at 9am for a workout to wake up your brains!

Maths – Keeping with the multiplication theme we would like you to complete Maths activity 5. Use the back of the sheet to do any working out.  Remember to use the column method to help you work out the answers.

Reading – We would then like you to complete Reading activity 1.  Find the reading comprehension about ‘The Victorians’, read it carefully and then answer the questions.  Remember to keep checking the text and highlight any key information.

Afternoon tasks – This afternoon, we would like you to look at English activity 4 and decide what you are going to create to help write your instructions tomorrow. Use items already in your house to create this and feel free to post a picture in the comments box to inspire others!  Remember to keep a note of how you made it and what you used, as this will help you write your instructions tomorrow. We can’t wait to see what you have made!


Year 5

Hi Year 5! 😊 Can you believe it is April already? Thank you so much for posting pictures and comments about your daily activities – we are enjoying looking at them all and they are making us both smile.

Your tasks for today are:

  • Your Maths task today is to complete ‘Add and subtract fractions’ worksheet. It’s only been a little while since we last looked at fractions together however we thought we’d be extra kind and keep all of your denominators the same for this one (woohoo!).
  • Your English task today is to complete the ‘Demon Headmaster’ reading comprehension. Before you begin, you could watch this video to introduce you to the story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/barney-harwood-presents-the-demon-headmaster/zvsvcqt then, read the text and answer the questions on the back. Remember – the answers are in the…text!
  • Afternoon session: Geography – Research a biome that we have not looked at in class and create a fact file about it. Think about temperature, what animals and plants live there, where it is located in the world and if any people live there! Draw a detailed and colourful picture to show what it looks like. Remember, a biome is a large region of Earth that has a certain climate, with certain types of animals and plants because of this. EG: rainforest, desert. This website might be useful: http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html
  • Have a look at our Easter Facebook post too – maybe some of your afternoon could be spent designing your egg for the #bemorekind theme!

Word of the day is… salvation – a lifeline or saving from a dangerous or bad situation. EG: An umbrella would be your salvation in a heavy rain shower. Can you:

  1. Write a short paragraph to explain what your salvation would be if you were stuck on a desert island (think about Michael in Kensuke’s Kingdom!)
  2. Choose 3 of your spelling activities to practise using this word.

And last of all…keep active, keep smiling and… keep looking after your parents! 😊

Love Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry Xxx




Year 6

Wednesday 1st April 

Year 6 , today is April Fools’ Day, which is celebrated on April 1st  each year. It has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools’ Day traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools!” afterwards. Remember you can only play these pranks until 12 noon or you then become the fool! 🙂

9am – Joe Wicks PE

9:30 – 10:30: Maths Arithmetic pages 17 and 18 Main (Number, Ratio & Algebra book) page 27,28,29. Mrs Moorhead’s group:

10:30 – 11:00: Break

11 – 11:30 SPaG task on the ppt and then page 42.

11:30 – 12:15 Guided Reading Read “The Underground City” in your fiction Reading book and then complete Pages 20 and 21

Afternoon –

Local History  – There is a “WW2 underground museum” in Newcastle like the one we have read about in Guided Reading this week.  In fact, some of your older siblings may have visited when they were in Year 6. It is called the Victoria Tunnels. View their website at: https://www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/visit-vt or Google Victoria Tunnels. Here you can read more about the tunnels and watch a 6 minute video which takes you on a guided tour of the tunnels.

It says on the video: The Victoria Tunnel is a preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted in 1939 into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during World War 2.

To get an idea of how long the tunnel was originally search on google maps for “Spittal Tounges” and see how far it is away from the River Tyne.

Egg Competition – Have you seen Mrs Anglesea’s post on Facebook / email  about this Year’s #bemorekind Easter Egg Competition. You can use this afternoon to plan, prepare and create if you wish.

Reading Plus – remember we aim for 5 reading lessons a week. Please contact school if you are unable to log on.

Read and Relax 😊 https://ukhosted72.renlearn.co.uk/2244890/


Nurture and Inclusion

Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox hope you are all staying safe, looking after each other and most importantly, having lots of fun.
Mrs Cox is in school again today (01.04.20) and is available to take calls from parents/carers between 9.30am and 1.30pm – please use this if you would like any advice, support or even a friendly voice to chat to.
We hope you have been enjoying some of the fun, relaxing activities/resources we have put together if you just want to ‘chill out’. Here is a reminder of the link: https://tinyurl.com/v8hdly3 Mrs Cox has painted rainbows with her granddaughter, Willow and Miss Tuart has enjoyed FaceTime paper chain making with her little nephew, Toby.