Nursery Monday 4th May
Good morning Nursery, we hope you have enjoyed the weekend with your family. Here’s to another week of learning and fun.
This week is ‘Art Week’ throughout school. Your Nursery teachers have thought of some fun but simple activities for you to try at home. Obviously, you can be as creative as you like and may prefer to follow your own ideas with the things you have at home. It’s lovely that you can share ideas that your friends may want to copy too by posting your photographs in the comments box. You know how much it makes us smile! You will see the tasks under ‘Art Week’ further down the page.
Today’s set one sound is ‘v’. Have a try and write the letter in the air, on paper or by dipping water onto a paint brush to write on the ground.
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Children, you impressed your teachers with your work on shape – well done!
Let’s look at more numbers this week. We will continue by learning about the number six! The link below will take you to Numberblocks where we learn about the number six. Just like we did with numbers one-five, you will have fun tasks to do. Can you count to six? Show your grown-up six fingers? Look for six different items in your house. How will you arrange them? A super challenge is to write the number six in the air or on paper. In our houses, we like to draw numbers on steamy windows, shower screens or on each other’s backs? Do you have an empty egg box to place six objects inside? If you move them around, do you still have six?
Link to Numberblocks 6:
Art stones/pebbles task:
Your teachers have enjoyed art at home and during our walks we came across some beautifully decorated pebbles and stones, so we made some of our own. Would you like to decorate some too? All you need is stones or pebbles and some coloured pens. Simply draw and make marks. We choose to draw rainbows because we could use lots of colours and we think rainbows are beautiful. To make your stone last longer ask your grown-up to help you cover it with clear nail varnish. You may choose to leave your stone in a place where someone else will find it to make their day special. Alternatively, you can keep it in your own special place. Good luck and most importantly have fun!
Whole School ART ATTACK challenge:
We’d like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house. The picture of the horse (see Facebook or Email) or using the link below will give you an idea. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. Ask your grown-up to help you take a photo and share it in the comments.
Link to Art attack with Neil Buchanan on YouTube:
Why not relax with a book this afternoon, or you may choose to listen to one of your teachers read one of their favourite stories. Mrs Gregory from Reception Class is reading ‘Sharing a Shell’ and is in the link below:
Nursery, we hope you have a lovely day and that you are able to use these ideas for some fun and learning. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to. From all of your Nursery Teachers. 😊
Reception Monday 4th May
Good Morning Reception! We hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. This week is Arts Week and we can’t wait to see your imagination run wild. Over the week we will be giving you some ideas about how to get arty! We will also be linking some of your work to the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. If you have a copy of the book then keep it close by. Don’t worry if not, the pages you will need to see are on the maths link.
Phonics and writing – Please use the RWI videos on the following link to help you with your sounds.
Set one sound of the day is ’v’ and set two sound of the day is ‘air’
The link you will need is: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents
Writing – Wow, we have a letter from the ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ asking for our help (see attachment in e-mail or Facebook post). Ask your grown up to help you read the letter. Can you help the caterpillar and write a list of all the food he has eaten in the story?
Maths – This week the maths ideas are linked to the theme of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
Today you will be thinking about shapes and patterns. Think about how big your circles could be and the different colours you might use. Here is the link you will need:
Please let us know if you find any other books with patterns.
What shapes can you see around your house. Can you put them into size order?
Part of the activities in the link, link nicely to our arts week too!
Arts Week activities: Our whole school tasks are as follows:
Whole school ART ATTACK challenge. We’d like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house or garden. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. You could link this to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ or something else. Ask an adult to help you take a photo and share it in the comments.
Option 2 – you might like to follow the ideas on the maths link and create some circle pictures or paintings like the artist Kandinsky.
Whatever you get up to today, have lots of fun!
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Year 1 4th May
Happy Monday Year 1, and happy Star Wars day to all of you Star Wars fans. May the Fourth be with you 🌟
We hope you all had a fabulous weekend with your loved ones. Have a look at our Meaningful May calendar to see today’s activity.
For our Maths today, we are working on ‘Part-whole relationships number bonds.’ Remember that number bonds are just parts of a number that make the whole. Let’s remind ourselves of our number bonds to 10 with Jack Hartman:
Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 3, Lesson 1.
Listen carefully to the lesson. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! The video uses numicon, part-whole models, bar models, and tens frames, and we have used all of these in Year 1 so you should be familiar with them 😊.
After watching the video, try the activity sheet ‘Find and make number bonds.’ Remember to give it a go but not to worry if you find parts tricky, just do what you can.
You might also like to practise your number bonds on Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. In the Maths section of Purple Mash, you can choose 2Race and select Number Bonds for more online number bonds activities 🚗
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
This week, our English text is ‘The snail and the whale’ by Julia Donaldson. You could read the story if you have it at home or watch it here on BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale
Your task is to choose one of the places that the snail and the whale visit and draw this on Purple Mash ‘2Create’. Then, write a sentence or two describing what is it like. As always, use your Fred fingers and the word mats in your packs to help you 🐌🐋
Today’s challenge: Whole school ART ATTACK challenge. We’d like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need.
Ask an adult to help you take a photo and share it in the comments.
🌈 Have a great day 🌈
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x
Year 2 4th May
Good morning, Year 2. We hope that you have had a restful weekend and you were able to enjoy some fresh air at some point, too. We wanted to say how truly proud we are of all of you.
This morning, we are going to wake up and get active with Joe Wicks! His wife Rosie will be helping today. It’s amazing that this is his seventh week of PE lessons!
Maths – Over the next week, we will be revising our skills of addition and subtraction. This will be started today with some number bonds to 10 and 20 work. Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)’ then on ‘Lesson One – Fact families addition and subtraction to 20.’ Once you’ve watched the video, click on ‘get the activity’ to have a go at the work – don’t worry if you can’t print it off – you can write it on paper or discuss it with an adult. There is also a guidance sheet if you need it.
If you don’t have internet access, choose 3 numbers and write two addition sentences and two subtraction sentences (a fact family). Repeat these 4 times with different numbers.
e.g. 5 + 6 = 11
6 + 5 = 11
11 – 5 = 6
11 – 6 = 5
English – On Mondays in school, we work hard to improve our knowledge of grammar and punctuation. Today’s focus is on using the correct punctuation at the end of a sentence ( . ! ? ) This is similar to last week because you have to read the sentence and think about what type of sentence it is before deciding which punctuation to add. We have attached the types of sentence sheet again as a reminder. Log on to Purple Mash and find the ‘Little Red Meets the Wolf’ 2Do that we have set. If you’re finding it tricky to read the sentences, remember to sound out or ask an adult to help you. Once you’ve completed this task, we’d like you to write 3 sentences of your own. One ending with a full stop, one ending with question mark and one ending with an exclamation mark. You could link your sentences to your favourite fairy tale or even Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Phonics – Read Write Inc daily lessons can be watched from 10.30 am onwards everyday – click on this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well. Remember to tick or fix!
Choose Set 3 sounds video if you have an orange, yellow, blue or grey reading book. If you have a green, purple or pink reading book, choose Set 2 sounds video. If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries.
If you do not read ‘Read Write Inc’ reading books, we’d like you to come up with some new rhymes to help remember some special friends. For example, we use ‘ar – start the car’ currently. Can you think of a new rhyme for ‘ar’ (start the car) and ‘ay’ (may I play)? Remember that the sounds need to feature in the words of the rhyme.
Afternoons – Today is our first day of Arts Week and it’s a whole school ART ATTACK challenge today! We would like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. Ask an adult to help you take a photo and share it in the comments. There are some example photos at the bottom of the post.
You might want to theme your Art Attack Challenge on a book that we have done in school like Hairy Fairy, the Day the Crayons Quit, James and the Giant Peach, or perhaps our Reading Week text, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or just get creative! You could even make your own family.
Reading – Please remember to keep up with the reading for 15 minutes per day using the Oxford Owl website.
Have a lovely Monday, Year 2, and we hope that you enjoy the very first day of Arts Week! We would absolutely love to see what you create.
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Monday 4th May
Welcome to another week of home-learning everyone! We are so impressed with the work we’ve seen in posts so far, as well as seeing accelerated reader quizzes being done and work on Purple Mash. Keep it up folks! This week is ART WEEK at Dunston Hill and we are SO excited about getting creative. The activity ideas we’ll post this week can be done almost completely with things you can find around the house 😊
Maths– Today we would like you to start by spending 10 minutes of Times Tables Rockstars. A new tournament has been set – boys v girls! Who will the winners be?
Then go onto https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer term – week 1 (w/c 20 April) -Equivalent fractions (2). Start with Flashback 4. This week, instead of there being a clock at the top right corner of the slide, there will be a different 3D shape for you to name each day. Remember to pause the video for you to solve the problems before the answers are shown.
This lesson focuses on equivalent fractions on a number line and begins by recapping on halves and quarters. Remember equivalent fractions means fractions which are equal and the same. The pictures of the number lines, bar models and the written methods will help you to understand this. Watch the video carefully and pause it to have a turn when you are told to do so. Answer the questions in the activity on paper or in you book and look back at the video if you need more help.
English – Remember – this week you are going to be a newspaper reporter. Try this warm-up activity first: see of you can guess the story from the headlines below.
- IT’S SNOW JOKE SAYS QUEEN
- BLONDE BEAUTY IN BEAR BOTHER
- ONLY A GOLDEN TICKET WILL DO!
- HOODED HEROINE DEFEATS WICKED WOLF
- BOY WHO LIVED CONQUERS HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED
Did you notice that there is often alliteration (lots of words beginning with the same sound)? Puns, jokes or plays on words?
Now see if you can come up with a snappy newspaper headline about Fantastic Mr Fox with the people in your house. Play around with some headline ideas then write them at the top of your newspaper report in capital letters (there is a template attached to the email sent today if you’d like to use that).
Whole school ART ATTACK challenge. We’d like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. For some inspiration you could think about a story we’ve worked on this year, e.g. Fantastic Mr Fox, the Enchantress of the Sands, Girl and Robot, and create an art attack of a character or scene from the story! Ask an adult to help you take a photo and share it in the comments.
Year 4 – Monday 4th May
Welcome back Year 4! We hope you had a fantastic weekend even though the weather wasn’t as nice. It looks like this time, the girls from both classes took the lead and won our Times Tables Rockstar tournaments. Well done girls for your fabulous victory and to everyone who took part! Another tournament has been set between Year 4 and Year 3. We wonder who will win this time? We owe lots of certificates when we get back to school! This week is Art week. Did you guess right? Mrs McLean has requested that you keep hold of any toilet roll/kitchen roll tubes, newspapers and magazines with pictures and photos of people, and a couple of different sized yoghurt pots. It would also be useful if you could find a peg (the springy kind of peg, not a dolly peg). We can’t wait to see what is in store for us, we hope you are as excited as we are! 😊
You know the routine, tune into Joe Wicks at 9am. I wonder how many people around the world will be tuned in today…
Don’t forget to head to David Walliams’ website at 11am to hear him read 20 minutes of ‘Fing’. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Maths – As we are starting a new Times Tables Rockstar tournament, we thought this would be a great opportunity to begin this week with a focus on times tables. Click on the following link and then choose ‘multiplication’ to complete a ‘Daily 10’ workout. Can you challenge yourself by changing the level, speed or even changing to division? https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
After that, we would like you to click on the following link and choose the times table that you find tricky. We would love you to join in with a Supermovers video of your choice… You could even ask a family member to join with you! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4
To finish off we would like you to complete pages 42 to 48 in your Key Stage 2 CPG book. Once you have finished, ask a grown up to check your answers using the answers in the back of the booklet. How did you do?
English – Today in English we are going to focus on our reading comprehension skills. We would like you to click on the following link and follow the activities. To begin, it will ask you to complete a quiz, then it will take you to a video clip for you to watch. After that, there is a PowerPoint to follow which includes some questions. Make sure you click through the slides using the arrows in the bottom left before moving onto the next activity. Record your answers in your blue book. To finish off it will ask you to take a final quiz. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-4-wk2-1
Staying safe online – Last week we completed
Activity 1 to remind us of how to stay safe online, and we saw some amazing internet safety posters. This week we would like you to complete Activity 2. Click on the following link, to begin there is a short video clip for you to watch and then two activities for you to complete and discuss with your grown up. You may choose to print the activity sheets to record your answers or record your answers in your blue book. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-8-10s-home-activity-sheet-2.pdf
Art – Whole school ART ATTACK challenge!
We’d like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. Ask an adult to help you take a photo and share it in the comments. Please see the photographs attached for some inspiration! There is also a video clip to give you an idea! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsHuNuoAfV0
What will you decide to create? Ideas – You might decide to pick up your favourite book and try to copy the front cover, or you could think about one of our topics in school and create something linked.
We can’t wait to see what you get up to today… Enjoy getting creative! 😊 Miss Conway and Miss Whaley X
Year 5 Monday 4th May.
Good morning Year 5! We hope you have had a lovely weekend with your families and have had an opportunity to do some things that you enjoy. We are very excited for this week! Every afternoon you will have a really fun activity to do as part of our whole school ‘Art Week’. Keep your eyes peeled for some really creative artwork from the staff and their families too! We would love you to share your creation, but as always, do not feel in any way pressured to do anything that will cause any difficulty at home. We are always more concerned that you are happy, safe and well 😊
This is a shorter week than normal – as it is VE Day on Friday, and therefore a public holiday. You will not be set any tasks for this day, but watch this space for some fun VE Day activities! Have a lovely week 😊
To start this week, we are going to be jumping back to ‘Week 1’ – this is not part of ‘Summer 1’ , but ‘week 1’. The lesson is converting decimals to fractions. To access, please click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ You will need to click into ‘Week 1’ and find ‘Lesson 2 – Decimals as fractions (1)’. Remember to watch the video and pause or rewind as much as you need before you access the worksheet. Please don’t worry if you find any part of it tricky – you can move on and miss it out or come back to it later 😊.
Can you use the column method for: 212,173 – 105,995 and 54,981 + 550,911
Can you use the long method for: 28 x 33 and 52 x 87 (Don’t forget the place holder 0!)
Can you use the bus stop method for: 9,697 ÷ 8 and 4,795 ÷ 2 What do you notice about your remainders?
Remember! Log onto TTRS for 10-15 minutes. This week, it’s a Year 5 Boys Vs Girls battle! Let’s keep this up all week and see which class will be the winners! To access, click here: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/1692
Your username and password should be in your Reading Diary but do not hesitate to contact is if you need a reminder 😊.
This week we are looking at character descriptions, and the lessons will follow a similar format to the setting description lessons last week.
The Link to the English lesson 1 is here https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk2-1
There is no introductory quiz this lesson, so just start watching the video with Mrs Blake straight away. We hope you like the superhero theme!
As always, a ‘word of the day’ is identified which you can make a note of to use in your final piece of writing on Friday. Be sure to try your best with the spellings too – some more ‘able’ suffix words. Even if you only manage to learn a couple of new words – it’s two more in your word bank!
Afternoon – Art
Whole School Art Attack !!
We would like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing, material and objects from around your house. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. Ask an adult to help you take a photo and share it in the comments.
If you are struggling for an idea, why not link it to something that we have studied in class, such as: The Amazon, Space, China or perhaps take some ideas from a book such as Kensuke’s Kingdom, or a book that you are reading at the moment.
In this video – the artist creates an amazing image of a peacock which might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTzXKa_VDCU
Read and Relax
It’s lovely to see lots of you being able to access Accelerated Reader quizzes from home. Remember you can access these from our website page: http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/ If you currently work with Mrs Ion on Reading Plus, you should use this time to log on and practise your reading skills.
Have a lovely day and don’t forget to try your best to join in with our daily PE session with Joe. We miss you all! Stay safe. Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx
Year 6 Monday 4th May
Week 5 of online learning – WOW!
Miss Reay and Miss Parkin hope you had a lovely weekend and didn’t get too wet in the rain! This week is Art Week, so in addition to our Maths, Writing and Reading Mrs McClean has planned some great activities for us to get involved in during the afternoons.
Reading Plus – At 9am Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will post in your class chat how well each one of you is doing with Reading Plus. Could you improve your usage this week? Could you go up a level this week? Also at 9am…
Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel – we believe he has a stand in today as he has been to hospital with his injured hand… we will have to wait and see!
Arithmetic page 35, 36 and 37 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 30, 31 and 32. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.
Mrs Moorhead’s Maths
Arithmetic pages 30 and 31. We then have questions on the PowerPoint for multiplication and division with remainders.
English – Writing 11:00 -11:45
We are starting our second Writing Focus this week. We will be looking at a new Literacy Shed clip called ‘5m80’ all about High Diving Giraffes – would could this have in store for us? All teaching and resources are on the PowerPoint which will be uploaded to your class chat on Teams. You will be asked to edit a word document so that your work can be seen by your teachers. Please watch the PowerPoint for all details.
Guided Reading 11:45 – 12:15pm
Fiction Book – Read ‘A Visit to Baba Yaga’. Page 32.Tasks on the PowerPoint and then. Pages 36 and 37 focussing on fact retrieval.
Art Week Day One – Today is a whole school ART ATTACK challenge. We’d like you to create a big picture (maybe on your living room floor or on the lawn, for example) using only clothing and objects from around your house. Think about the colours and how you can move the objects around to create the shape you need. Open the PowerPoint in the class chat to see examples and a video link. Also you can see Mrs Moorhead’s efforts at making her own art attacks this weekend 😊 Please share your pictures in our Year 6 daily Facebook post.
Happy Monday Year 6 – Love Miss Parkin and Miss Reay.