Daily Work – 10/06/2020

Jun 10, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery – Wednesday 10th June  

Good morning Nursery. We hope you are well and thank you for sending your photographs on Facebook and emails. You certainly are busy bees and love to see you!

RWI Phonics:

Today’s sound is ‘n’ which I’m sure you will enjoy learning and joining in with! How many words can you think of that begin with n?

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Maths activity – Race to fill game:

This is an easy game that can be played with 2-4 players.  Each player will need a little cup, dice, a set of small counters (we used little glass beads but you can use anything small enough to go into your container i.e. building blocks).

Player 1 will roll the die and then add a matching set of counters to their cup.  Player 2 will do the same. Players will repeat this until one player fills their cup to the top.  The first player to fill their cup wins! A challenge is use two dice and can you add the amount of dots together and put that amount into your cup? If you have tongs in the house, try using these instead of your fingers to put your objects inside the cup (this will be great for fine motor skills).

Forest School week activities:

  • Option 1: Wooden Wind chimes

What you will need:

  • Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • String

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from.

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill.

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like?

  • Option 2: Ladybird House

What you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Lots of small sticks/bamboo
  • Leaves
  • String
  • Scissors

First using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the mini beasts to move in!

Story time – Aliens Love Underpants

Link to story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADnAGBWlzqE

This is a fun story we have read in Nursery and I’m sure you will enjoy sharing it with your grown-up. Look at the story together using the link. Talk about the different patterns and colours you saw on the underpants. Which ones were your favourite and why? Now you get to design your very own underpants.  Ask your grown-up to draw a template of some underpants (you can look at the example on the picture) and use colours or stickers to design and decorate your own. You might want to do a repeating pattern i.e. blue, red, blue, red… Using stickers is a great way to support your fine motor skills. You might choose to make lots of pants that you could hang on your washing line using pegs for fun!

Have a lovely day Nursery and we look forward to seeing what you have been up to. Big hugs from your teachers.

Reception

Reception Wednesday 10th June 

Good morning Reception. Another great day of work yesterday. It was lovely to see lots of you completing many of the activities, well done!

Phonics:

Set 1 sounds are repeating and the sound of the day is: p

Set 2 sound (repeated) is: or

You might also like to try reading the red words 1 on the RWI link too. Some might be a little tricky but have a go.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

An alternative activity could be to play musical sounds. Write one sound per sheet of paper and spread them around on the floor. Play some music and have a dance. When the music stops jump on a sound. What sound is it? If you’re correct, then remove the sound and play the music again until all sound have gone. How many can you get right?

 Writing – In the story Eliza changes into something on each day of the week. Can you remember what she changes into? Can you write a diary of the princess’ week like the one below?

Maths –Today we are going to play some games. One of the games is just like hide and seek (and everyone loves a good game of hide and seek). Follow the link for the rules of the game. Another game is another favourite of ours that Miss Cavanagh and Mrs Cassidy love to play along with. It is just like ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’. We would love to see your pictures! Happy playing!! https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Day-3-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdf

Forest School week activities:

Wooden Wind chimes

What you will need:

  • Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • String

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from.

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill.

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like?

Option 2

Ladybird House

What you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Lots of small sticks/bamboo
  • Leaves
  • String
  • Scissors

First using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in!

Have a lovely day and we look forward to seeing what you get up to.

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊

Year 1

Year 1 Wednesday 10th June
Happy Wednesday, Year 1! 🌈 We hope you enjoyed the Forest School activities yesterday; we sure did. Have you written a message or made something to hang on our Friendship Tree? 🌳 You might want to visit it on your daily walk. If you do, we would love to see the pictures. Mrs Neve visited the tree yesterday and took a lovely picture with her beautiful granddaughter, it is wonderful that we can still stay connected during this time 💖 Miss Bunce popped hers on with some of the children she had been working with in school, too! Can you find what they created? Clue – it linked to yesterday’s Forest School task 🎭

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
Today, we are going to be…. yep, you’ve guessed it! Counting in 10s!

Today’s lesson – Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 1st June) – Lesson 3  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

As always, watch the video first. Remember, you can pause or rewatch as often as you like! Once you have watched the video and you feel happy to, give the worksheets a go! There are images on Facebook and the PDF is on the website and in the email sent to you. We have attached a numberline for counting in 10s that might be useful.

Lesson-3-Count-in-10s

What do you notice about the numbers when you count in 10s? What do they all end in?  

As we suggested yesterday, if your child finds this tricky, try pausing the video after 420s when counting backwards is introduced. Try some of the practical activities we suggested yesterday, but for counting in 10s: 

  • Create a ‘skip counting’ hopscotch grid (see image shared Monday). You could offer your child some other numbers they wouldn’t jump on as they get more confident with this. 
  • Use a ball or a soft item and pass it around your family in a circle, counting in 10s. You could even set a lucky number and whoever says that is the winner! How long does it take you to count to 100 in 10s? Can you beat your last time? How quickly can you do it? ⏲️ 
  • Skip counting shape drawing (see image shared Monday). Draw a circle and write numbers around the outside (they don’t have to be in order). Your child then draws lines to the numbers in order counting in 10s to create a pattern. Then they can colour it! 

Extra challenge… 

We’d love to see any photos of you doing your Maths work at home! 😊  

English – 
RWInc. Time!
RWInc. Updates – From 1st June, all speed sounds lessons will be available from 9.30am. Those children in Set 2 and Set 3 groups will have new words for reading. 
All sets will have red words (tricky words) to practise. These are slightly further down the page.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1 and Red Words 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2and Red Words 1
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3 and Red Words 2

We hope you are enjoying the home-school English booklets! We think they are a great way to share activities with you, in a way that is similar to how we teach in the classroom. 

Are you enjoying our story? Pippety is a very mischievous pixie isn’t he!  
https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/        https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/pippety/s-P2LOxhx3Hmn 

Task: Take a look at Pippety’s Fact File on page 12. A Fact File is a collection of important information about a person, animal etc. This Fact File shows his name, a picture of him, where he liveshis age and his favourite things. Your task today is to create your very own pixie and then complete a Fact File about it! You can use the template on page 14, or you could present your work in a different way, using paper or even Purple Mash! Your pixie doesn’t have to be mischievous like Pippety, it might love to dance, and its favourite things could be ballet shoes – it is completely up to you!

We hope you are enjoying the story this week and would love to hear what you think of it! As always, let us know how you get on and post your pictures in the comments below 😊 

Afternoon
Day 3 of Forest School Week! 🌳 Did you enjoy making potions and muddy faces? Let us know in the comments below…

Activities:
Option 1: Wooden Windchimes
What you will need: 

  • Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long  
  • Paint and paint brushes 
  • Scissors  
  • String  

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from. 

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill. 

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like? 

You may even wish to create one to put on our friendship tree! 🌳 

Option 2: Ladybird House
What you will need: 

  • Plastic bottle 
  • Lots of small sticks/bamboo 
  • Leaves  
  • String 
  • Scissors 

First using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in!


Reading
Reading is an excellent way to help you to relax, as well as an important skill to develop. See if a grown-up will read a favourite story to you, or you might be able to access some online stories to enjoy! This website has lots of books you can see and hear being read to you: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
Remember, you can select a reading book just like you’d get in school to keep reading books at the appropriate phonic level; this is outlined in an email sent the 27th April 📚 

Happy reading!

🌈 Have a wonderful Wednesday, Year 1 🌈  
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Wednesday 10th June

We are half way through the week, Year 2. We hope that you are all well and are enjoying the forest school activities.

Today, let’s get started with some Just Dance to wake up our bodies and our brains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zazI89jYF44

Daily tasks

Maths – We hope that you enjoyed looking at money again, Year 2! We know lots of you are confident with this unit of work. Today, we are looking at the difference between amounts of money, which will require our subtraction skills. Follow the link here to watch the video https://vimeo.com/425620376 Once you’ve watched the video, click on this link for the worksheet  Finding the difference  A top tips sheet is also attached to the e-mail to help you work through the problems. If you’re done quickly, can you create your own mini shop at home and decide on some prices for items. Create your own problems about finding the total or finding the difference. Take a photo and add it to this post so that we can see!

Remember that you can log on to Times Table Rockstars any time you want to do some extra maths – we can see that some of you are a lot quicker with your times and have earned a lot of coins! Well done!

English – Over the next two days we are going to be writing a diary. Put yourself in role of the boy in the film ‘A Cloudy Lesson’. Imagine that later that evening you sit down to write your diary about the wonderful day you had with your grandfather making clouds. Stop at the part where the boy (you) falls over with the cloud maker. Begin by writing Dear Dairy and think of what your opening sentence is going to be (you can magpie ideas from the diary you read yesterday). Below is a checklist of the features of a diary which you looked at yesterday.

  • Begin with Dear Diary
  • Adverbs of time (first, then, next, after that etc)
  • Includes thoughts and feelings
  • Past tense (it has already happened)
  • First person (uses words like I, my, me)
  • Chatty language
  • Sign off with your name

We have attached a story board to help you remember the sequence of events click on this link   Story Board A Cloudy Lesson PDF  or you may just want to watch the film clip again. We will finish our diaries tomorrow but we would love to see your work from today.

https://www.literacyshed.com/cloudylesson.html

Phonics –  All phonics videos can be viewed by clicking on this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ   Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart and Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling. 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.

There are new videos added for reading red words too. For those who have a green, purple, pink and orange reading book, read red words 1. For those who have a yellow, blue and grey reading book, read red words 2. 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, there is a video for you to watch all about reading longer words.

 Afternoon

Forest school – It’s the third day of Forest School week and we’re excited to see how you all complete today’s activities.

Option 1: Wooden windchimes

What you will need: · Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long  · Paint and paint brushes · Scissors  · String

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from. Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill. Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like?

Option 2: Make a Ladybird House

What you will need: · Plastic bottle · Lots of small sticks/bamboo · Leaves · String · Scissors

First, using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in!

Miss Jobey thinks that she is going to make a ladybird house and Mrs Bainbridge can’t wait to make a wooden wind chime! Which craft are you going to make? We cannot wait to see!

Reading
How are you getting on with your reading challenge of reading each day for 15 minutes? Why not try a book scavenger hunt? For example, find a non-fiction book, a fairytale, a picture book… Next, find a cosy spot to read your favourite book. You might want to watch a video of a storybook. This one also has someone using sign language to tell the story! Watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gIZwCQjHAw&list=PLE5MZB5pedUMQRHw2etfKDkufdGKDiPsU&index=46

Have a great day!

Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Wednesday 10th June 

Hi Year 3, I (Mrs Cowan) hope you saw my photos yesterday of our mud faces. Isabel, Charlotte and I loved spending time in the garden making them, but the girls were very dirty afterwards! We are really enjoying spending time outdoors at the moment, especially when the weather in nice. We have been going for lots of walks in the woods and to the coast and the girls liked taking their scooters with us when we went to Newburn Riverside at the beginning of the week. I hope you are all enjoying the nice weather and spending time outside! 

Today’s tasks: 

Maths-  Like yesterday, we will be using Oak Academy for our lesson today. Click onto https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-3/subjects/maths then scroll down to the section that says ‘Angles and Shape’ and go to lesson 2.  Mr Etherton will be teaching you again today and you will need your angle detector, which you made yesterday. Don’t worry if you haven’t made one yet and don’t have a split pin, you can just use two pieces of card or paper. Do the warmup activity first on some paper and then repeat the star words, listening carefully to the definitions, these will help you in this lesson. Pause the video, when Mr Etherton tells you to, to have a go at finding angles using your angle detector. The main activity worksheet is available if you click ‘next’ and Mr Etherton will go through the answers at the end part of the video. There is also a quiz for you to complete at the end of the video.  

English – Read the story about the stone trolls again, try to read it aloud to an adult or with an adult to help you become more fluent. Today your task is to think about your response to the story.  What did you think about it? There is a sheet attached to your email and below and you can print or you can simply write down the answers to these questions: 

  • What did you like about the story? 
  • What surprised you? 
  • What did the story remind you of?  

Remember to explain your answers – use the word because to help you explain each answer. 

English day 3 stone trolls story response

Afternoon  

Option 1 – Wooden Windchimes 

What you will need: 

  • Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long  
  • Paint and paint brushes 
  • Scissors  
  • String  

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from. 

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill. 

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like? 

 

Option 2 – Ladybird House  

What you will need: 

  • Plastic bottle 
  • Lots of small sticks/bamboo 
  • Leaves  
  • String 
  • Scissors 

First, using the scissors, cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in! 

Year 4

Year 4 – Wednesday 10th June  

 We are half-way through another week!  What a fantastic day we had yesterday, let’s hope that today is just as successful!  Remember your morning activities will be shared on Teams and we will be online between 9:00 and 12:30 to help with any queries.  Below we have shared links to the main part of the tasks, however, you will need to log into Teams to watch our videos. 

 9am – Morning register. Don’t forget to let us know that you are online by writing a good morning message. 

 9am – Joe Wicks is waiting for you to complete his morning workout.  

 Today’s tasks:  

9:30 – 10:30 – Maths – Today, we will be focusing on fractions greater than 1.  Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson.  If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can complete the White Rose Hub lesson by clicking on the following link and finding Summer Term – Week 5 then click on the video for Lesson 4 – Fractions Greater than 1.  We have also attached the worksheet to the email in case you are having trouble finding it on Teams.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ 
 
10:30-11:00 – Break time – you can use this time to finish off your task, or to give yourself a break before we begin English.  We will still be online if you need any help during this time.  It would be great for you to let us know how you are getting on. 
 
11:00-12:00 – English – Today, we will be focusing on subordinating clauses. Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson, during our video we will share some information and set a warm-up task before you get started on the main activity.  If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can compete the Oak National Academy lesson by clicking on the following link: 
https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/character-description-spag-focus-subordinate-clauses-year-4-wk6-4 
 
Afternoon tasks:  

We have loved forest school week so far and we can’t wait to see what our options are today.  Keep posting your photographs as they are lovely to see!  

Option 1 – Wooden Windchimes 

What you will need: 

• Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long 

• Paint and paint brushes 

• Scissors 

• String 

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from. 

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill. 

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like?  We have attached an image as an example. 

 Option 2 – Ladybird House 

What you will need: 

• Plastic bottle 

• Lots of small sticks/bamboo 

• Leaves 

• String 

• Scissors 

First using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle.  Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass.  Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground.  Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in!  We have attached another image as an example. 

 

We can’t wait to chat to you today… Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! J X 

Year 5

Year 5 – Wednesday 10th June

🌈 Happy Wednesday! 🌈 We are so impressed with your online learning so far and love how many of you are active on our chat! You have shown great levels of maturity and hard work and we are so proud of you all 😊 Remember to say ‘Morning’ in our chat after we have, just like a register in school. This helps us know who is here so we can help you! Also – please keep chat to a minimum so that we can see who needs help 😊

Today’s Tasks

Maths

Get ready for morning maths with Mrs Berry! Head over to Teams and get logged on ready for the day. We will be learning about rounding numbers to estimate. This is really useful for shopping – one of Mrs Berry’s favourite hobbies!

English

We will start today’s lesson with Miss Ornsby who will take you through some important revision of SPaG elements (spelling, punctuation and grammar). You will then spend time revising how to write and punctuate speech correctly before your independent practice with Mr Emmerson on Oak National Academy. All of the videos you will need will be posted in an ‘assignment’ in Teams. Just like Maths, don’t worry if you are worried about how to access, we can help you in the chat – it should all become clear when you are logged on 😊. Remember you can ask for help at any time until 12 noon in our class chat.

Afternoon – Forest School.

We hope you are enjoying Forest School week! We know how much you love Forest School 🌳🌲

Option 1 – Wooden Windchimes!

What you will need:

  • Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • String

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from.

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill.

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like?

Option 2 – Ladybird House

What you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Lots of small sticks/bamboo
  • Leaves
  • String
  • Scissors

First using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in!

Read and Relax – remember to take some time out for reading today. As the weather isn’t as nice this week – why not snuggle up in a quiet corner with a good book 😊.

Have a wonderful day,

Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xoxoxox

Year 6

Morning Year 6 and welcome to Wednesday’s online learning 😊

To access your resources today for all of your learning you need to:

  1. Log into Teams
  2. Go to Files (at the top of the page)
  3. Select Class Materials
  4. Select SUMMER TERM SECOND HALF
  5. Select WEEK 2
  6. Select the subject (Maths, English, Guided Reading)
  7. Select the day – Wednesday

Maths:

Today we are reviewing our knowledge of imperial measures. To begin with, open the True or False pdf and see if you can answer the question – is it true or false? The answer is on the second page. Next, there is an accompanying imperial measures PowerPoint with questions for you to complete in your red Maths book OR you can open the imperial measures Task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the imperial measures ANSWERS pdf and self-assess. There is also a Challenge task for you to complete if you wish, which consists of 2 random questions. Once you have completed them, self-assess using the Challenge Answers.

English:

Today is story writing day! Open resource Jumanji 8a to see the success criteria for the piece of writing you are about to complete – can you challenge yourself to aim for everything accurately? If possible you may wish to print this off so that you can tick off as you self-edit whilst you write. Now open Jumanji 8b. You need to scroll down to read The Game story which we read at the beginning of last week. This is a model for your own writing. When ready, Follow your ‘box plan’ for each paragraph of your writing. You may want to do some this morning and the come back to it in the afternoon – it is up to you. We also suggest you miss a line so you can self-edit.

Reading:

This week we have five more short texts for you to choose from. Remember you can choose to read any text on any day. If you would like to complete the questions please do so in your blue jotter – the answers are on the final page of the document. If not – that is fine – just enjoy reading about periods of history you have previously studied during your time at Dunston Hill.

  • Into the Mines – Victorians
  • Tomb Raider – Ancient Egyptians
  • The Water Tower – WW2
  • The Trojan War – Ancients Greeks
  • Gladiators – The Romans

To access the texts open the file called ‘Guided Reading’ after following the Teams instructions at the top of this post.

Additionally, please aim to complete 30 minutes on Reading Plus today.

Afternoon: This afternoon’s Forest School options are:

Option 1

Wooden Windchimes

What you will need:

  • Five to seven chunky sticks about 20cm long
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • String

Choose one of your sticks to use to hang the others from.

Next use the paints to paint all your sticks. Have fun mixing paints and making patterns too. Maybe you could paint them rainbow colours or yellow and blue for Team Dunston Hill.

Once the sticks are dry, tie some string around each one and hang them up. Listen carefully as the wind knocks them together. What does it sound like?

Option 2

Ladybird House

What you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Lots of small sticks/bamboo
  • Leaves
  • String
  • Scissors

First using the scissors cut the bottom third off a plastic bottle. Next fill it with sticks or bamboo and fill the gaps with dry leaves and grass. Then tie some string around the bottle and hang it in a tree or bush about one metre from the ground. Finally, to stop rainwater pooling make tiny drainage holes in the bottom. Now wait for the minibeasts to move in!

REMEMBER TO POST YOUR WONDERFUL WORK ON OUR CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE.

Have fun and stay safe!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊

Nurture and Inclusion

Wellbeing Wednesday – 10th June

Welcome to Week 6 of Wellbeing Wednesday’s with Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox. Our theme for this week is ‘Physical Health’, which fits perfectly with Mrs Cox and Mrs O’Hara’s Forest School posts this week. Regular physical activity is essential for good health, but it can also help with our mental wellbeing therefore Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox have been making a conscious effort to be active each day – here are some of their ‘active’ examples:

  • Daily walks
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Cycling

Mrs Cox has found a great ‘Couch to 5k’ website, which you may be interested in:  https://www.transfitathens.com/transfitblog/2015/07/21/kids-get-active-family-couch-to-5k-programIt looks great, and we would love to hear about it if you decide to take part!

Please share photos of anything you have been doing at home, that you think fits with any of our Wellbeing Wednesday themes so far:

  • Physical Health
  • Staying Connected
  • Relaxation – we would love to see you trying out the meditation!
  • Hopes and Dreams
  • Feelings
  • #bemorekind

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 – we are always here to talk.

#beactive

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