Daily Work – 05/05/20

May 5, 2020COVID-19


Nursery – Tuesday 5th May  

Good morning Nursery, and happy Tuesday! Thank you so much for sending us photographs of your busy day and we can’t wait to see more of those smiles!

We’re continuing with the theme of Art throughout school.  You will see the activities below.

RWI Phonics

Today’s set one sound is ‘y’. 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

Maths activity

Today we will learn about the number seven! Can you count to seven? Show your grown-up seven fingers? Look for seven different items in your house. How will you arrange them? A super challenge is to write the number seven 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? Link to Numberblocks 7:


Just for fun:

  • Fancy going on an Indoor Scavenger Hunt? Try finding these things:
  • A toy with wheels
  • A book with numbers in it
  • A tin of food
  • A pair of matching socks
  • Four things that are green
  • A toy smaller than your hand
  • Something round
  • A photo of someone you love
  • A toy that has three different colours in it
  • Your ‘snuggliest’ toy animal


Arts Week activities:

The whole school art activity is to try and copy a famous piece of art using things from a walk or your house; however you may choose to do other art tasks below.  Have a look at the pictures at the bottom of the page for some ideas. We know how creative you are in Nursery, so just try your best.

Miss Baud’s art challenge:

Miss Baud has been busy at home and loved Nursery Rhyme Week so much she decided to make a duck pond from the song, ‘Five Little Ducks went Swimming.’ Look at her picture and see what you think. We think it’s fantastic! Why don’t you try making your own? You can be as creative as you like.

Mrs Warrilow’s portrait challenge:

How about making a portrait of a friend or yourself? Look at the image (see Facebook/Email) that Mrs Warrilow made at home with her children and use anything you can find (indoors or outdoors) to make art.  Just imagine it will be one of a kind and very unique – just like you!

Have a lovely day boys and girls and once again, have fun and play!  😊



Reception – Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Reception! Wow, your work yesterday blew our socks off! We were thrilled to see all of the photos of your writing, counting and pieces of art work. Very creative and they certainly made us smile! 😊 We hope you enjoy today’s tasks just as much.

Phonics and English: Set one sound of the day is ‘y’ and set two sound is ‘ir’.

Here is the link you will need: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Writing – Wow, what fantastic lists you wrote yesterday. We can really see the sounds you have been learning coming through in your writing so keep up the good work! Today we would like you to think of what your favourite food is. Could you draw a picture of it and a write a sentence about it? You could maybe tell us why you like it so much or you could describe how it tastes. You could even try something you haven’t tried before. Did you like it? If you didn’t, why didn’t you like it. Please let us know in the comments.

Maths: Today you will need a little bit of paint or some coloured pens/pencils as you will either be making caterpillars using your finger prints or drawing circles for each section of the caterpillar’s body. How long can you make your caterpillar? Can you make a caterpillar with 1 more than 5 body parts?

If you would like a little bit of a challenge then look at the page about doubles (we had only touched upon this area of maths when at school).

Here is the link for more details and ideas: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Day-2-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdf

Arts Week activities: Whole school art activity – You might like to try to imitate a famous piece of art – this is one of Mrs Mclean’s favourite things she’s seen in the last few weeks. Have a look at some of the examples in the pictures (attached in email or on Facebook) or you could work with your grown up to find some different pictures.  Can you imitate that piece of art or create it like an art attack? Share your art in the comments.

Or…you could complete some art work linked to symmetry and use a range of coloured paints to create your own symmetrical butterfly. Just like the one shown in the photo. Mrs Cassidy has been making these with her little girl and the colourful butterflies have joined the rainbow in her window.

Have a lovely day – sending smiles your way. 😊

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 5th May
Good morning Year 1we hope you all enjoyed our first day of Art week 🎨 We are so happy that the sun is shining again, it really makes us smile 🌞 How are you finding Meaningful May?  

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
For Maths today, we are working on ‘Fact families – linking addition and subtraction’. Remember a fact family is a group of facts that use the same numbers. Before the lesson, you could watch the video that we looked at in school to remind yourselves of how to link addition and subtraction facts:
Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 3, Lesson 2
Listen carefully to the lesson. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! Again, the video uses bar models, tens frames, and part whole models to show the facts. After watching the video, try the activity sheet ‘Related facts.’  

RWInc. Time!
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 

Did you enjoy listening to ‘The snail and the whale’ yesterday? 🐌🐋 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale  We loved looking at your work on PurpleMash

In the story, the snail and the whale travel across the ocean to visit many places together. Today, we’d like you to imagine you are the whale in the middle of the ocean and write a description about it. What can you see around you? What sounds can you hear? Are there any other creatures? What do they look like?
This link to BBC clips has some helpful ideas! (It is 10 hours long so we really don’t expect you to sit through it all 😂 but you might want to skip through!) 

Remember, as always, to use your sound mats and Fred fingers to help you!

Today’s challenge: 
Today, we would like you to do some research on art by Kandinsky. He is very famous for his abstract painting, and you might recognise his Squares with Concentric Circles painting. Find a piece of art of his that you like and see if you can create your own version! You might use paints, coloured pencils or pens, collage materials, or create it like an art attack like yesterday! We’d love to see your pictures in the comments.
This video gives you a little introduction to his work.

🌈 Have a lovely day Year 1! 🌈  
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x  

Year 2

Year 2       5th May

Happy Tuesday, Year 2! We hope you are all well and enjoying art week. We absolutely loved seeing your ‘art attacks’ yesterday, they were fantastic! I wonder what you will create today?

Let’s do a Yoga activity to wake us up this morning. Choose your favourite here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Daily tasks  

Maths – We hope that yesterday’s maths questions felt familiar to you. We are sticking with addition and subtraction today so follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)’ then on ‘Lesson Two – Compare number sentences.’ Once you have watched the video, click on ‘get the activity’ and have a go. There is a guidance sheet attached to the email post to help you with the questions if you need it.

If you do not have internet access, make up six of your own addition and subtraction sentences then compare! For example, I might choose 2 + 9   and 14 – 5. I would work out their answers and then use the inequality signs (< > or =) to compare them. Therefore, it would look like this 2 + 9 = 11 and 14 – 5 = 9 so 2 + 9 > 14 – 5

English – It’s comprehension day today Year 2. Please open P16 and 17 of your CGP Comprehension book. Read the facts about the different planets in our solar system and then answer the questions. If you find the text tricky, read it with an adult. When answering the questions remember that you can highlight any important information in the text. Which planet interests you the most? Why don’t you carry out some research about your favourite one – I wonder how many new facts you can find?

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 ‘cious/tious’ (scrumptious delicious). Remember that the sounds need to feature in the words of the rhyme.


Art – Today we would like you to imitate a famous piece of work by the artist Henri Matisse. (see pictures at the bottom)

Read about Henri Matisse and his work by visiting https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-henri-matisse.

What do you think of his work? ‘The Snail’ is a very popular piece of work by Matisse and it is very easy to recreate. Keep scrolling down the page on the Tate website until you see ‘Collage a Matisse Snail’.  Click on this to give you ideas of how to make the collage.

You can also create a piece of art like Matisse using Purple Mash. Log on to Purple Mash and we’ve set you a ‘Paint a Picture to do’ click on the ‘poly-mosaic’ option and explore. When you have finished remember to save your picture. To save your picture click on the purple button in the top left corner, click save, enter a file name (your name followed by snail) then save it into your class.

OR you could imitate one of his pieces of Art called  ‘The Artist’s Secretary’. Start by drawing a self-portrait, then divide your face in half and colour two different colours. Then do the same with the hair. Have fun!

We love to see your work so please share these with us.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Year 3, we hope you are enjoying Art Week and looking forward to another afternoon of exciting activities. We loved seeing all of your very creative art attack photos yesterday. They were amazing and put a big smile on our faces! Today we would to start the day with the Joe Wick’s work out at 9am (led by his wife this week so he can rest his poorly arm).

Today’s tasks:

Mathshttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer term – week 1 (w/c 20 April) -Equivalent fractions (3). Start with Flashback 4. Remember to pause the first slide to solve the problems before the answers are shown! Today is the last lesson on equivalent fractions and will focus on the fraction wall. It will start by focusing on the fractions which are equivalent to one half. Pause the video when you are instructed to do so and see if you can find all of the fractions which are equivalent to one half. Look carefully at the fraction wall to see if you can find any patterns.  What do you notice about the numerators and denominators? Watch the rest of the video carefully, pausing it when you need to and then complete the questions in the activity.  Draw and copy them on some paper or in your book. When you are finished, you might want to log onto Purple Mash to have another turn at the ‘Fraction Wall’ game which is set in you 2Dos. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dunston-hill

We would love to see how you are getting on with your Maths.  Please send us a photos of your work!

English – Today we’re going to start writing our newspaper article. Remember, you are writing in the past tense and think about the writing as if you had interviewed the people of the town to find out what happened. Here’s a little writing template to get you started – the parts in square brackets should be changed for other words that mean the same (synonyms). Feel free to use as much of this or as little as you need 😊

  • Late last week, three farmers named locally as Boggis, Bunce and Bean [synonym for ‘dug’] a [synonyms for ‘big hole’] with mechanical diggers in a field by the edge of Heaton Wood to capture a family of foxes. Locals were first made aware of the incident when they heard ________ and witnessed __________ coming from what is usually a peaceful area of woodland three miles outside of town. Allegedly, three local residents who own nearby poultry farms had taken it upon themselves to [synonym for ‘find] a family of foxes that have been [synonym for ‘killing/stealing’] their livestock of chickens, ducks and geese. What began as digging the ground with shovels to search for the foxes’ den, soon [synonym for ‘grew’] into _____________.


Imitate a famous piece of art – this is one of our favourite things we’ve seen in the last few weeks. Do some internet research on famous pieces of art by Frieda Kahlo (we studied her work in the autumn term when we looked at self-portraits). Frieda Kahlo used interesting things in the background of her self-portraits that showed her identity. This might be something to bear in mind when you imitate pieces of the art 😊 Can you imitate a piece of art or create it like an art attack? Mrs McLean and Edward had fun trying to get those monkeys to stay still for the shot (but please ignore the grey hairs!). How do you think we did? 😃 Share your art in the comments – we’re dying to see them!

Year 4

Year 4 – Tuesday 5th May

Hello, Year 4!  What did you get up to yesterday?  Did you create a big picture?  Thank you for your photographs!  Today we have lots more activities for you to work your way through but remember there is no pressure to complete every task. As long as you are staying safe and keeping a smile on your face, that is good enough for us! 😊

9am – Joe Wicks is waiting for you with another brilliant workout to kickstart your day!  We will be joining in, will you?

11am – Click on the following link to hear David Walliams read 20 minutes of ‘Fing’ https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Today’s tasks –

Maths – How did you get on with comparing decimals on Friday?  Today, we would like to move onto ordering decimals.  Earlier in the year, we really focussed on ordering whole numbers, so we hope that you manage to complete this activity.  If you click on the following link and then select ‘Summer Term Week 1’ and then watch the video clip which is part of lesson 4 ‘Ordering Decimals’.  It would be useful for you to open the worksheet at the same time, as the video refers to this throughout.  You could choose to print this or write the answers in your blue book.  There is also a section which shares the answers, so once you are finished you could then mark your own work. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Remember, when ordering numbers, look at the first digit in the numbers and choose which one is the biggest.  If these digits are both the same, then compare the next digits.  For example, if I was to order the following numbers from largest to smallest (descending order):

0.23    0.69   0.25

All these numbers have zero ones, so I would compare the tenths, I can see that 0.69 has 6 tenths whereas the other two decimals only have 2 tenths, so I would put this number first.  I would then have to look at the hundredths column for the numbers 0.23 and 0.25 as they both have 2 tenths.  I can see that 0.25 has 5 hundredths and 0.23 only has 3, so I would put 0.25 next.

Read the questions carefully, as sometimes you are asked to order from smallest to largest (ascending order).

English – Today in English we are going to continue to build on our reading comprehension skills and focus on retrieving facts.  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-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk2-2

Afternoon tasks:

Art – Imitate a famous piece of art – this is one of our favourite things we’ve seen in the last few weeks.  Do some internet research on famous pieces of art by Guiseppe Acrimboldo.  Can you imitate that piece of art or create it like an art attack?   Which pieces of fruit will you decide to use?  Please share photographs of your artwork in the comments! We decided to give it a go and have attached our photograph as an example 😊

As an extra activity, you could then choose to create your own piece of art in his style, but this time you could perhaps create it in a different way.  What about using pencils, crayons, paint, photographs… I’m sure you will come up with something creative!

Remember to continue to read at home and take a quiz on Accelerated Reader once you have finished a book.  If you are running out of books at home, check your emails from last Monday as we sent out some information about how to get FREE books online! Have a lovely day you lot… Miss Conway and Miss Whaley 😊 X

Year 5

Year 5 – Tuesday 5th May

🌞 Rise and shine Year 5! 🌞 Let’s get set for Mr AND Mrs Body Coach today at 9am… remember to treat yourself with a yummy breakfast or snack afterwards! We know some of you had some technical issues with TTRS yesterday – we have looked into this and hopefully it should be sorted but please comment below if you still have a query 😊.

Today’s Tasks


To continue with your conversions, we will be looking at part 2 of yesterday’s lesson 😊. To access, please click here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ It is under ‘Week 1’ and is ‘Lesson 3 – Decimals as fractions (2)’. Try and use the knowledge you learnt yesterday to help you again today.  If you are unable to print the worksheets, just try your best to complete the questions you can, and as always, please do not worry if you find any part of it tricky!



What number comes next in this sequence?  212,300; 213,300; 214,300; ______

Sort the numbers from smallest to largest. 2,200,601, 22,604, 220,000, 202,600

Can you use the efficient method for: 40 x 300, 80 x 50 and 200 x 900 (remember use your known facts first, then think about how many zeros!)

Can you use the bus stop method for: 1,406 divided by 5 and 4,183 ÷ 3. (Show your remainder as a fraction).


Remember! Log onto TTRS for 10-15 minutes. This week, it’s a 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 😊.


Lesson 2 https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk2-2

This lesson with Mrs Barr will focus on word meaning in the text – we have done lots of this in class so it should be familiar to you, particularly reading around the word in the context of the sentence. You will work through some examples with the teacher and then answer some questions from an extract from the text ‘The legend of Podkin One Ear’. When you are done, resume the video and check your answers. Don’t worry if you didn’t get them all correct.

Have another go at the spellings using the look, say, cover, write, check method. Once you are done – take a well-earned break!


Afternoon – Art

Imitate a famous piece of art…

Carry out some internet research on famous pieces of art by Pablo Picasso – you should remember him from Autumn term. In class we studied ‘cubism’, which you applied to your self portraits, however Picasso used many other techniques too. This link might help: https://www.pablopicasso.org/

Can you imitate a piece of art or create it like an art attack? You might want to choose a family member as your subject, or you could even use an object from home, for example a fruit bowl.  It would be lovely to see some of your creations in the comments so please post for us to see.


Read and Relax

It’s fantastic to see lots of you quizzing on Accelerated Reader – you must be enjoying your quiet, reading time! Keep this up as reading, as we know, is super important! If you access Reading Plus at school, you can log in at home to practise your reading skills. Mrs Ion loves to leave you a message 😊.


Have a lovely day everyone, remember to share with us what you can in the comments below 😊. Love Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx




Year 6

Tuesday 5th May

Hello Year 6 – another great start to the week yesterday – let’s keep it going!

Reading Plus – Could you use 9-9:30am to get in one of your weekly Reading Plus quizzes just like we would at school?


Joe and Rosie Wicks (as his teaching assistant) will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on Joe’s YouTube channel – he is doing a wildlife quiz alongside today (we hope you got the Titanic question right in his history quiz on Monday!)

Today’s tasks:

Maths 9:30-10:30am

Arithmetic page 38 and 39 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 36 and 37. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths

Arithmetic page 22. We then have questions on the PowerPoint for multiplication and division with remainders.

English – Writing 11:00 -11:45

We are continuing our second writing focus this week, looking at a new Literacy Shed clip called ‘5m80’ all about High Diving Giraffes. Our end of week task it to have completed an explanation text! 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 38 and 39 focussing on inference.


Art Week Day Two – Today we would like you to imitate a famous piece of art. Do some internet research on famous pieces of art by abstract artist Piet Mondrian. He used colours, shapes and textures in his work. Can you imitate his pieces of art? You can use Lego, boxes of all various sizes… or maybe you’d prefer to re-create his work like an art attack?

Share your art on today’s Facebook post. We can’t wait to see it!

Happy Tuesday Year 6 – Love Miss Parkin and Miss Reay.