Daily Work – 03/04/20

Apr 3, 2020COVID-19


Good morning Nursery.  Thanks again for the photographs on the our Facebook page – what talent you have, and we loved seeing the jumping and counting you have been doing at home.

Let’s start the day with some more counting: How many footsteps from: Your bedroom to the bathroom? Your front door to your bedroom? Your kitchen to your bathroom? What happens to the number when you take bigger steps?

In the afternoon: We’re still being kind so help out in the house by sorting out the clean clothes. Who do they belong to? Can you deliver them to the right place in the house? Pair up socks. Can you match the patterns and colours just like Simon Sock story? Give your fingers some exercise too by pegging clothes on the airer.

We hope you have enjoyed this week’s challenges and we wish you a great Easter with family. We are sending huge smiles along your away and miss you every day.  Now what do we say, play and have fun, fun, fun!


Good morning Reception! Wow, your obstacle courses were very impressive! Lots of new ideas to use when we are back at school! Friday morning is when we have PE sessions and as you enjoyed being active yesterday we thought we’d keep the physical ideas going…so we would like you to:

Ask a grown-up to help you to use the Internet to find Cosmic Yoga. Choose one of the sessions to complete. We have done The Bear Hunt story one in school. There are so many to choose from. Have fun!

If you don’t have access to the internet try making your own yoga moves up.

We’d love to see some photos in the Facebook comments.

After a busy week we think it is time to relax. This afternoon we would like you to watch an educational episode from Cbeebies.

Cbeebies often have episodes of Numberblocks and Alphablocks.

Watch an episode on your TV or tablet and tell someone about it.

(you can get episodes on I-player too)

Have a lovely weekend everyone and stay safe! Keep washing those hands!

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Happy Friday! Don’t forget to post your #BeMoreKind egg pictures today, we can’t wait to see them! 

Maths Task
For your Maths task today, we’d like you to complete Week 1 Lesson 2 on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ ‘Measure mass’. There is a lovely video and then an activity sheet. If you can’t print this out, just talk through the answers with your grown-up or write them down on a sheet of paper! Question 3 will probably be a bit tricky without balancing scales! Why not gather some objects in your house; which ones do you think are light? Which ones are heavy?
The answer sheet is also available. 

English Task
Remember to tune 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

Before we left school, we had been learning about why Christians celebrate Easter, and had learnt about Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Watch this video to remind yourself about the Easter story:
Then talk to your grown-up about how people celebrate Easter. Where do some people visit? What foods do people eat?
Then log on to Purple Mash and check your ‘2dos’. We’d like you to write about what you know about Easter. You can decorate with the pictures. 

Afternoon Task
This afternoon/weekend we are setting you a challenge; we would like you to create a parachute to protect an egg (or egg substitute)Use different materials from around your house this could be junk modelling, carrier bags, straws, dishcloths; use your imagination but make sure the egg is safe! 
This video might give you some ideas (but please check the best place to test this from with an adult!) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015q805 

Hope you all have a lovely few weeks! 

Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson 

Year 2

Happy Friday, Year 2!

Maths  –  In your pack you have a booklet of maths sheets – find the one that says ‘Chicken and Egg Pictogram’. Complete the tally chart, pictogram and the challenge question at the bottom.

Once finished login to Times Table Rockstars and practise your tables for 15 minutes. I bet you are getting quicker each time!

English – Use your CGP Comprehension booklet to complete ‘The Enchanted Wood’ and ‘Amy Johnson’ texts on pages 9 and 10. Read the questions aloud carefully and remember you can  underline or highlight any information in the text to help you. If you find the text a little bit tricky – read it with an adult .

Once you’re done with your comprehension , follow this link https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ to listen to an audio-story! David Walliams is an author who writes very exciting and often funny stories. Grab a drink and a snack and relax, listening to either his story of the day or one of his other stories on this website. You might discover a new favourite!

Afternoon  –  I’m sure most of you have heard of or have played the board game snakes and ladders -it’s one of my favourites, especially when my opponent lands on a big snake and has to slither right down to the bottom! We would like you to create a board game based on this one. First draw a 10 by 10 square – write the numbers from 1 -100 in order, starting on the bottom row (a little more maths for you!) Then decide what you will draw to replace the snakes and ladders, you can have whatever you like, e.g. you could have rockets instead of ladders. Once you’ve finished making the game, play it with someone in your house – see who can reach 100 first! We would love to see your new versions of snakes and ladders!

Have a great Easter!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Tasks Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning, all of the Year 3 staff are missing you all very much and hope you are staying safe at home! A huge well done to 3M boys and 3C girls for winning their Times Tables Rockstar tournament.  We have set you another boys V girls tournament for over the holidays. Will we have the same winners?

Today we would like you to start with the Joe Wick’s PE session. Remember it starts at 9am and both Mrs McLean and Mrs Cowan will be doing joining in!

Task 1

Maths – Find the sheet ‘St George’s Day Mental Calculations’. What do you think the hidden picture will be?

Task 2

English – Log on Purple Mash to complete the 2do ‘Jim takes out the rubbish’. For this activity you need to add the capital letters, full stops, question marks or exclamation marks to the sentences.  When you have played the game a couple of times, write some of your own sentences in your blue book using each of the punctuation.

Challenge! Write some sentences with speech in and see if you can include capital letters, a full stop, exclamation mark and a question mark.

Task 3

Art – Find the coloured card in your folder to make an Easter card. There are lots of ideas online to help you or you could think about what Easter means to people. You might want to decorate it with eggs, spring animals to help you think of new life, a cross to think about what Easter means to Christian people – it’s up to you! Make it as gorgeous as you can and give it to someone in your family.

Year 4

Hello Year 4!  We would like to start off by saying how proud we are of each and every one of you!  Although we are missing you all terribly, your photographs have certainly helped to put a smile on our faces 😊 One more day, before a lovely break over the Easter holidays.  We hope that you make the most of this time off with your families and spend quality time with each other.  Let’s hope that the weather is nice so that you can get out in the garden!

Your tasks today are as follows:

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

Maths – This morning, we would like you to focus on your times tables. First, log onto Times Table Rockstars for 20 minutes, we have over 100,000 coins so far and are well in the lead – Yay! Keep it up 😊 Then complete pages 18-27 in your CPG KS2 Maths book. Ask an adult to check your work using the answers page at the back of the book.  We will be watching out for those children who are achieving lots of coins and new high scores!

Spelling – Then, find the spelling task in your booklet and practise the next 10 words. Can you think of a different way to practise these? Ask your grown-up to quiz you once you have finished.   Let us know how you get on!

Computing – This afternoon, we would like you to complete Computing activity 2. Log onto PurpleMash and find ‘2Logo’. First recap the different buttons you need to use, then complete task 1 and 2 from your pack. Remember to use the ‘Grid on’ button to help you. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dunston-hill

If you haven’t already done so, why not create an ‘Eggcellent Easter Egg’ linked to our theme of #BeMoreKind?  You can then post a photograph on the Year 4 post to show off your creation!

Finally, we hope that you and your family enjoy a well-deserved rest over the Easter and we will be in touch soon!  Remember over the holidays you are still able to access Times Table Rockstars, PurpleMash, Hit the Button and Joe Wicks if you are looking for something to do!

Year 5

Happy Easter Year 5! Where have the past 6 weeks gone? You began the term working super hard in school and have ended it by working super hard at home. We have loved finding out what you have been up to and seeing examples of your amazing work.

Your tasks for today are:

  • Your Maths task today is to complete the ‘Improper fractions to mixed numbers’ worksheet. Remember, an improper fraction is where the numerator is larger than the denominator and a mixed number is a whole and a fraction. To do this, use your bus stop method to help you (divide the numerator by the denominator) and remember to put your remainder as a fraction, to give you your mixed number. EG: 10/2 = 5 wholes or 11/2 = 5 wholes and ½
  • Your English task today is to complete the ‘Year 5 Autumn Term 1 SPaG Mat’. Complete both sides on the sheet. This will help jog your memories of our key spelling, punctuation and grammar terms! If there is a term you are unsure of, perhaps try using Google to find a definition or an example. As a challenge, could you create your own SPaG mat for a member of your family? For example, you could challenge them to add parenthesis (brackets, commas or dashes) to a sentence, you could ask them to use a fronted adverbial (DADWAVERS) or you could challenge them with naming different word classes (verbs, nouns, adjectives etc).
  • Afternoon session: Art/DT – Spend some time researching some lovely Easter card activities for inspiration, then create your own Easter card for your family. Think about what colours would work well together, what pictures would work well (perhaps an egg or a bunny!) and what message you are going to write inside. If you want something a little different, why not try writing an acrostic poem for ‘EASTER’ or create an Easter poster to stick in your window. Whatever you decide – let’s try and make it as colourful as you can!

Word of the day is … ‘taradiddle’ – nonsense or a little white lie.  Can you:

1.) Shrink Rap – Say the word over and over, taking off the first letter each time.

2.) Alliteration Alert – Write an alliterative sentence including the word.

Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry will be thinking of you all over the next two weeks – make sure you all stay home and stay safe. Remember to help out your families whenever you can – it’s about being a team! We can’t wait to catch up with you all after the holidays❤ 😊 xxx


Year 6

Friday 3rd April – Happy Easter Year 6! 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

To start our day here are some Easter riddles to share on the phone with your family:

Christmas does come before Easter in one place—but where? The dictionary!

What’s the best way to make Easter easier? Put an “i” where the “t” is.

9am – Joe Wicks PE

9:30 – 10:30: Maths Arithmetic pages 21 and 22 Main (Number, Ratio & Algebra book) page 17 and 18. Mrs Moorhead’s group: Maths Arithmetic page 26 and Main (Number, Ratio & Algebra book) page 34 and 35.

10:30 – 11:00: Break

11 – 11:30 SPaG pages 44 and 45.

11:30 – 12:15 Guided Reading Read “Inside the World of Jam” in your NON-FICTION Reading book and then complete Pages 28,29 and 31.

This afternoon,  you can choose from a variety of options for this afternoon OR complete all of them. Take your pick:

  • Play a board game with your siblings/family members e.g. Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly…
  • Build a den to escape to – inside or outside – whichever is most suitable
  • Learn a new card game e.g. clock patience
  • Listen to your favourite music and chill out, sing or dance
  • Look after your physical and mental well-being by setting some time aside to do YOGA – think back to what you have done in school. To remember the poses visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9uttOZdOQ OR join in with this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

Reading Plus – remember we aim for 5 reading lessons a week. Please contact school if you are unable to log on. Mrs Moorhead will check for usage and if we have levelled up and we will share and celebrate after Easter 😊

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

You’ve been fab this past fortnight and should be very proud of yourselves. Enjoy the Easter holidays but don’t eat TOO much chocolate and ALWAYS STAY SAFE! 😊

Nurture and Inclusion

Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox hope you are all having lots of fun at home and spreading lots of love!

As you may have seen, we have been regularly sharing activities and resources to support you and your children through this time – we hope you have managed to access some of the resources/activities.

But…never fear…for over the Easter holidays, we have added more activities, including ‘calming’ strategies and self-care ideas (from stories to paper chains to mindful colouring to tips for parents/carers). All you need to do is click the link to access these resources:https://tinyurl.com/v8hdly3
During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it. We are very mindful of not sharing too many links/websites, but we do feel that the following websites offer some excellent advice/support:


Facebook pages: Kalmer Counselling and Gateshead Children’s Centre and Family Information Service

In addition to this, Mrs Cox wanted to share her favourite Forest School websites: http://treetoolsforschools.org.uk/and http://www.wildforestschool.org.uk/resources Why not log on and discover lots of Forest School resources and feel inspired with outdoor learning in your own back garden/yard.