Nursery – Wednesday 6th May
Good morning Nursery! We hope you are well and are managing to keep happily busy at home.
We hope you are able to join in with some of these activities we have planned for you.
Today’s set one sound is ‘w’. 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
Today we will learn about the number eight! Can you count to eight? Show your grown-up eight fingers? Can you find eight tins in the cupboard and make them into a tower? How can you make two towers? Try writing the number eight in the air or on paper or on each other’s backs at home – it can be a little bit ‘tickly’ but it’s fun!
Link to Numberblocks 8:
Just for fun:
Yesterday we did an indoor scavenger hunt. Today let’s try an outdoor one as part of your daily exercise.
- Fives leaves that are different
- A stick bigger than you hand
- A flower
- A stone
- Something that is brown
- Something that is heavy
- Something that is light
- Something you can play with
- 8 blades of grass
Arts Week (see photographs from Facebook/emails)
Turn bottles into maracas:
Here’s a simple but effective art task which we think you will be able to add to your music collection when you sing with Pinchy Parrott. All you need is a clean and empty plastic drinks bottle, decorations, rice, dried beans or small stones and pebbles. Decorate your bottle with stickers or any design you wish using paint or coloured pens. You can even tie string around the bottle. Simply pour all of the small items into the bottle, making sure you have fastened the lid back on tightly. Now shake your instrument to your hearts content and get ready to impress Pinchy Parrot tomorrow as he sings one of his favourite songs.
Build a rainbow
There are lots of rainbows around which is a beautiful thing. Try arranging your building blocks to make a rainbow. Can you think of anything else you could use? Coloured cars, beads or pen lids…anything colourful goes!
Whole School photo projects.
Ask your grown-up to Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating funny pieces of art. Ask permission from your grown-up to help you cut up old magazines or newspapers. Who will you make? We would love to see how funny your pictures can be.
REMEMBER CHILDREN – ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP UNTIL PINCHY PARROT MAKES AN APPEARANCE WITH MRS BOOTLAND!
Have a lovely day boys and girls and once again, have fun and play! 😊
Reception Wednesday 6th May
Good morning Reception. We loved seeing all of your work yesterday and the recreation art pieces really made us smile. You are all working so hard! 😊 Here are some ideas to keep you busy today…
Phonics and English – Set one sound of the day is ‘w’ and set two sound of the day is ‘ou’. Here is the link: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
Writing – The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats different food every day. Can you remember all seven days of the week? Can you write a sentence or draw a picture of something that you usually do every day? Perhaps you could look at calendar to remind you of the order of the days or sing our days of the week song. We know that some of you enjoy dancing, football and going to gymnastics. Can you put these under the correct days too?
Maths – Today you will be looking in your fruit bowl and sorting items! Please don’t worry if you don’t have any fruit. You could sort anything! Vegetables, Lego pieces, pens/pencils from your pencil case, toys… you name it! If you decide to look at finding out which is the most popular fruit/colour/toy etc in your family, we’d love to see how you record your results. This is the link you will need: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Day-3-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdf
Art week activities:
Whole School photo projects. Work with a grown-up to Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating funny pieces of art. Use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. A great way to practise your cutting skills! See how silly your pictures can become! Post them in the comments section.
Or you might like to do some art/craft linked to The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Please see the ideas in your email or on Facebook.
Have a lovely day.
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Year 1 6th May
Good morning Year 1! We absolutely loved your beautiful artwork yesterday. Those colours brightened our day! 🎨
Shall we try some yoga this morning to get us warmed up?
Why not try Popcorn the Dolphin for an underwater adventure, just like in our story this week.
For Maths today, we are working on adding together and finding a part. Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 3, Lesson 3.
You will be using part-whole models. Remember – the parts make the whole, and the whole is all of it. We’ve done lots of practice using these models in school, so you could be the teacher today and show your grown-up! You could try making your own part-whole models, and if you have some chalk to use outside, Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson love drawing big part-whole models!
When it comes to writing your number sentences (around 7m40s), be careful to check which are the parts and which is the whole very carefully. Grown-ups, finding a part can be challenging so don’t worry if your child finds this a bit tricky.
Listen carefully to the lesson. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! After the video, you can try the activity sheet or head to BBC Bitesize where the daily lesson should also be linked to this 😊
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
The Snail and the Whale 🐌🐋
Some lovely descriptions of the ocean yesterday! Great to see you remembering to use your sound mats!
Today, we’d like you to have a go at researching some facts about whales, like the one in our story. You might have some animal books at home, or you can use the internet with the help of a grown-up. Here are some sites to get you started; these are for children, but an adult will need to help make the language a little more child-friendly:
Some useful videos:
Blue whales – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciLg3Zm1hI
Humpback whales – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joBvuEJyUd0
What animal group do they belong to? Can you name some different types of whales? Where do they live? What do they eat? Make a list of the facts you find out!
Today’s challenge: Whole school photo project!
Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating funny pieces of art. Use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. See how silly your pictures can become! Post them in the comments section.
We can’t wait to see what you create, and we can’t wait to try our own!
Remember to keep up with your home reading; we’d love to hear which books you are enjoying at the moment! We hope you are enjoying being able to access lots of books online. Here you can also find lots of eBooks to enjoy! https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/story-resources/story-books-ebooks
🌈 Have a great Wednesday and keep smiling! 🌈
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x
Year 2 6th May
We are half way through another week of home learning! We can’t believe how time is flying. We hope that you are all staying safe and well and enjoying the time with your families. We miss you!
We are going to wake up with some PE – you might want to choose cosmic yoga or Joe Wicks, it’s up to you!
Daily tasks –
Maths – As part of our addition and subtraction work, we are going to learn how we can make links with our calculations. Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)’ then on ‘Lesson Three – Related Facts.’ We looked at this in Autumn term. Click on ‘get the activity’ and have a go! We have attached a top tips sheet to the e-mail post if you need it.
If you do not have internet access, try these questions:
- 3 + 4 = 7 30 + ____ = 70
- 5 – 2 = 3 50 – 20 = ______
- 9 + 0 = 9 _____ + 0 = 90
- ____ + 2 = 6 40 + 20 = 60
- 8 – 3 = ____ 80 – ____ = 50
- 8 + 2 = 10 ____ + _____ = 100
English – Today is writing day – click on the link https://www.pobble365.com/top-of-the-beanstalk/
Have a good look at the picture. Which story do you think this is? You’re right it’s Jack and the Beanstalk. Scroll down to underneath the picture and read the story starter. Then you will see an activity called ‘Sentence Challenge’ please complete this. We would love to see your lists of words for big and small. Then have a look at ‘Sick Sentences’. Can you improve these sentences?
For those of you who don’t have internet access. We would like you to write a list of words that mean the same as small and a list of words that mean the same as big. Then use these words to write sentences to describe Jack and the Giant.
Phonics – Read Write Inc daily lessons can be watched from 10.30am 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.
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, think about how many words you can make using different special friends for the sound ‘a’. Try to think of 3-5 words for each special friend: a-e, ay, ai.
Afternoons – For Arts Week, Day 3, your activity is part of a whole-school photo project. First, Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating nonsensical and funny pieces of art. Take a look at the images of her work at the bottom of this post. Use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. See how silly your pictures can become! Post them in the comments section.
Please remember to try to read for 15 minutes per day.
Have fun Year 2!
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Wednesday 6th May
Wow Year 3! All of your art work yesterday was AMAZING! It looks like you are all enjoying Art Week! We are looking to seeing your work today and remember to keep posting photos of your Maths and English work too.
Maths– To start today’s lesson click on the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples to play a coconut game of finding multiples of 8. Click on the menu button at the top right corner of the screen and select x8. After you have played it a few times, select a different times table.
Then go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer term – week 1 (w/c 20 April) – Compare fractions. Complete the Flashback 4 problems first and remember to pause the video before the answers are shown. Then on the second slide, have a go at comparing the fractions before the lady shows you how to do this. See if you were correct by carefully looking at the bar models the lady shows you. When watching the video, listen carefully for when you need to pause it, for you to have a go and draw the bar models if it helps you. Remember to say the stem sentences as this will help you to understand it better. Do the first two questions in the activity on paper or in you books and then watch the rest of the video. Complete the rest of the questions when you are instructed to. If you find any of the questions tricky, don’t worry, look back at the examples in the video!
English – Today we’ll continue with our newspaper report. We’d like to include some speech in the report, where you interviewed the local people about their views of the hole digging. When you write speech in a newspaper report, you add it like this:
- When asked about the incident, local baker, Abe Smith, 42, stated, “It’s ridiculous! They’ve been digging for days and caused such a racket not to mention a huge hole in the landscape. They’re a trio of turnips!”
In newspaper reports, journalists often use verbs such as ‘stated’, ‘commented’ and ‘remarked’ instead of ‘said’. As you continue writing your newspaper report, try to include 2 quotes from people you interviewed as it’s written above. Add some pictures to your report too. Remember to add them to the comments section so we can have a look at what you’ve been doing 😊
WHOLE SCHOOL photo project. Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage (mixing up pieces of photos) as an expression of art, often creating nonsensical and funny pieces of art. Use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. See how silly your pictures can become! Post them in the comments section.
Computing – Click on the link https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ and carefully watch the video – playing games – episode 3. After watching the video, we would like you to talk about what you have learnt and the importance of keeping your personal information with a grown up. We would like you to think about – Should you play online games with people you don’t know? Should you ever share your personal information? If someone asks you to keep this a secret, should you do this? What do you do if you are ever worried?
Year 4 – Wednesday 6th May
Good morning Year 4! Are you enjoying Art week so far? We are most certainly enjoying seeing your photographs. It is great to see many of you have contributed to the Times Tables Rockstar tournament, currently Year 3 are in the lead, but there is still plenty of time for that change… We wonder who will win?
Don’t forget to complete your daily workout at 9am with Joe Wicks… I wonder what exercises we will be doing today?
Tune in at 11am to hear David Williams read 20 minutes of his book ‘Fing’ https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Maths – How did you find the ‘Ordering decimals’ unit yesterday? Today, we would like to move onto rounding decimals. Recently, we recapped rounding numbers so we hope this will help you to complete the task. If you click on the following link and then select ‘Summer Term Week 2’ and then watch the video clip which is part of lesson 1 ‘Round 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 our rhyme, ‘If a number ends in 1, 2, 3 or 4 round it down to the floor. If it ends in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 round it up every time’. When rounding to the nearest whole number, you need to look at the number in the tenths column. For example, if I wanted to round 1.4 to the nearest whole number, I know from our rhyme 4 will round down to the floor. So, I know that the nearest whole number must be 1. However, if I wanted to round 1.7 to the nearest whole number, I know from our rhyme that 7 will round up every time, so I know that the nearest whole number must be 2. You could use a number line to help you see which whole number the decimal is closest to.
English – Today we are going to continue building our reading comprehension skills and focus on identifying features of a text. 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-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk2-3
Art: Whole School photo projects – We would like you to google the name ‘Hannah Höch’. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating nonsensical and funny pieces of art. We would like you to use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. See how silly your pictures can become and please post them in the comments section for us to see!
Reading – It is fantastic to see that some of you have already or are very close to reaching your target on Accelerated Reader! That doesn’t mean you can’t do more quizzes though, so keep up all the reading and remember to complete a quiz after each book that you read.
We are so excited to see all your photographs from today so don’t forget to post them in the comments below.… Miss Whaley and Miss Conway! X
Year 5 Wednesday 6th May
Good morning all of our lovely Year 5 children! We hope you are all okay and are looking forward to a longer weekend. The weather this week is quite pleasant – so do remember to get some fresh air to keep your body and mind healthy!
We hope you are enjoying Art Week and are getting a chance to do some fun and creative activities.
Today we are recapping our multiplication skills! Please access here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ You will need ‘Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)’ and it is ‘Lesson 2 – Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits’. In the video, they do refer to the ‘grid method’ which is something we don’t use in school so please don’t worry if you don’t understand this way of working. The video moves on to explain the column method (or the long method, as we sometimes call) which is the way you all know how to use. Remember to try as much, or as little, as you like and of course, don’t forget your place holder zero! 😊
Which is the smallest number? five thousand, one hundred and seventeen OR 1,575 OR 7,151
What is 2.78 + 9.4?
Use the long method to try: 154 x 12 (Take your time and use a place holder zero!)
What are the next 5 fractions in this sequence? 2/7, 3/7, 4/7 __ __ __ __ __
Can you convert any improper fractions to mixed numbers?
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 😊.
This lesson with Mrs Blake will focus on identifying the features of a text, within the context of a character description. We are looking at what makes a good character description by identifying which features the author uses – and which you can use in your future writing.
The introductory quiz is quite tricky – give it a go only if you want to challenge yourself. We have noticed that you cannot input more than one answer on the questions that ask for more than one – so don’t worry if this affects your score – it is just a warm-up exercise.
You have not yet been taught all of the aspects of this lesson in school – so don’t put any pressure on yourself, just sit back and enjoy the learning. Mrs Blake uses her WAGOLL (a good example) to break down these aspects nicely to help you.
Try your best to identify the features from the worksheet – you can just write them in list format.
When you have marked your work – don’t forget to give your spellings another practise. You can try the final quiz if you wish 😊
Afternoon – Art
Whole School photo projects –
Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating nonsensical and funny pieces of art. Use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. See how silly your pictures can become! Post them in the comments section.
Read and Relax
Books aren’t just made of words, they’re also filled with places to visit and people to meet…so where will you go today and who will you see? Enjoy some quiet time with a good book and then share what you read with a family member! We would love to see some of you logging-on to Reading Plus. It is so important to read and practise your skills regularly 😊
We hope you and your family enjoyed our Internet Safety session! Please follow the link for session 2:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-8-10s-home-activity-sheet-2.pdf Follow the instructions for Activity 1 and Activity 2. Remember if you don’t have access to a printer, do not worry at all! You could complete this work in your blue exercise books.
Lots to be getting on with! Have a lovely day, but most of all – stay safe and look after yourselves and your family!
Love, Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx
Wednesday 6th May
Hello Year 6 – great work so far this week – we are particularly impressed with the writing work.
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.
Arithmetic page 40 and 41 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 38 and 39. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.
Mrs Moorhead’s Maths
Arithmetic page 23. We then have questions on the PowerPoint for all four operations.
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 and today we will focus on stage 3 and 4 of the diving routine! 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 40 and 41.
Art Week Day Three – Today is another whole school project – this time focussed on the use of photographs. Google the name Hannah Höch. This artist was one of the first people to use photomontage as an expression of art, often creating nonsensical and funny pieces of art. Use any old magazines, newspapers or photographs (that you’re allowed to use!) and create some Hannah Höch inspired art. See how silly your pictures can become! Remember to share your great work by getting an adult to post them in the comments section on our daily Year 6 Facebook page.
Internet Safety – week 2 – use the following link: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/ to access Home activity pack 2 and complete activities 1 and 2 – scroll down the page to see the relevant resources. Please post photos of your completed work on today’s Facebook page.
Happy Wednesday Year 6 – Love Miss Parkin and Miss Reay.
Nurture and Inclusion
Wellbeing Wednesday – 6th May
Welcome to week 2 of Wellbeing Wednesday’s with Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox. Our theme for this week is ‘Feelings’ and the importance of talking to each other.
This week, Mrs Cox and I have been chatting lots about the different feelings we have felt since school closure. We have experienced happiness, excitement, sadness, worry, confusion, anger and many more feelings. Through talking to each other, we know that these feelings are ‘normal’.
We have helped each other out by:
listening to each other (phone calls, FaceTimes and text messages)
giving each other tips – talking to somebody, asking questions, writing feelings down, doing something to make ourselves feel happier, scribbling on a piece of paper, squeezing a ball and just generally being kind to ourselves.
Here are two stories we thought we would share with you that might help if you haven’t quite felt yourself some days:
Miss Tuart – https://youtu.be/0zRYKl4ZHDk
Mrs Cox – https://youtu.be/bT45RE4FvVU
Last Wednesday, we shared our kindness pots/mugs – we would love to see anything you have been doing to be kind whilst being at home or anything you have done to help when you haven’t quite felt yourself.
Don’t forget Mrs Cox is in school today and is available to take calls from parents/carers – please use this if you would like any advice, support or even a friendly voice to chat to. Similarly, please be assured that you can contact school any day of the week and we will phone you back.
We look forward to being back with you next week with our next Wellbeing Wednesday update!