Daily Work – 11/06/2020

Jun 11, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery – Thursday 12th June  

Good morning Nursery and happy Thursday. We were blown away by your efforts yesterday and loved seeing you being busy at home.  Please say thank you to your grown-ups for sending these photographs. Remember it can be anything you have done at home such as helping to tidy, cook or even getting dressed by yourself!

RWI Phonics:

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

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:

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

Maths activity – more or less:

This is a lovely, yet simple and fun game which will teach you to how to identify more and less. You will need two dice. Simply roll them and you decide which die has the fewest dots. Turn it into a game with your grown-up and the first to shout more or less and pick up the correct die wins. It’s OK to use dice with numbers on too.

Nature shapes:

Linking to Forest School Week; during your walk collect as many natural things you can find. See what shapes you can arrange them into. Look at the picture for ideas. Circles, squares, rectangles and triangles here we come!

Forest School week activities:

  • Option 1: Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure!

  • Option 2: Story time – Stickman

We enjoyed reading this story in nursery and it will be perfect for Forest School Week. You might see Santa in this story – yes, it’s a little early but hey ho! Let’s just have fun!

Link to story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8pKjYgjPLI

  1. Sticks
  2. Leaves and pine cones or other natural materials
  3. Pipe cleaners or string/wool/elastic band

You need couple of sticks, ideally one with a Y shape for the legs.  Place one stick across the other to form the arms. Hold it in place by using a pipe cleaner or string wrapped around.

Then you can dress your stick person by adding things that you have collected such as leaves or flowers that have fallen.  If you manage to find lots of sticks, then why not create a whole stick family.

Have another lovely day Nursery and we look forward to seeing what you have been up to. Sending you big, warm smiles along your way!

Reception

Reception – Thursday 11th June

Good morning Reception. We hope you are all well and enjoying the activities this week. Despite the rain, we have still been enjoying getting out and about for a walk and doing some of the forest school activities with our families too.

The work you share with us is continuing to make us smile – you’re all super stars!

Phonics: Today’s phonics:

Set one sound of the say is: g

Set two sound of the day is: air

An alternative activity could be to write your sounds (lowercase) in the bottom of a cupcake case or on a circular piece of paper. Place the cases/circles into a muffin tray and then search for objects beginning or ending with the sounds chosen. Can you fill the muffin tray with sound treasure?

Writing: The wizard has a book of spells to help him to find Princess Eliza. Can you write your own spell? If you had wizardry powers what would you do? I know some of you really like making up spells in school, especially if it involves turning the adults into frogs! We have some Harry Potter fans too so maybe you can think of the spells that he does. You could even use your wand that you made earlier in the week from your forest school activities to try out your spell!

An alternative activity could be to draw a picture of your party and add labels or a sentence or two underneath about what is happening.

Maths: Today we are going to make a potion to stop the wizard from coming back! You will need 20 things to put into your potion. Follow the link for some ideas. After you have made your potion try some halving maths problems in the link. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Day-4-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdf

Forest School week activities:

Option 1

Storytelling Stones

We know how much you love telling stories so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones – they can either represent a known story to be placed in order, or they can be a varied selection of images to create your own stories.

Option 2

Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure!

Have a lovely day.

Have a lovely day and we look forward to seeing lots of the lovely things you get up to today.

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 Thursday 11th June
Good morning, Year 1! 🌈 How are you today? We hope you loved making your Forest School creations yesterday as much as we did! Shame the weather wasn’t too great yesterday! 🌧️  Have you managed to visit the Friendship Tree yet? 🌳Remember, if you do visit, we would love to see the pictures. 

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
Today, you are going to be all of your skip counting skills to help you add equal groups! So, you will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Today’s lesson – Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 1st June) – Lesson 4
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. 
Lesson-4-Add-equal-groups

If your child has found skip counting a little tricky, then perhaps today’s Maths time could be spent reinforcing this. We have shared some practical ideas over the last few days, and here are a few more ideas: 

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/connect_by_5/

Extra challenge… 

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

English – 
RWInc. Time!
As of 1st June, all speed sounds lessons re available from 9.30am. Those children in Set 2 and Set 3 groups have new words for reading.  All sets 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 1: Pippety is a very small pixie and collects little things in his pocket. 🧚‍♀️🧝 I wonder what you would find in a giant’s pocket… Your task is to draw some things you think a giant might collect! You can find a template on page 17 and 18 or you can use your own paper. You could draw pictures of the items and label them, or draw pictures and then write a list. We can’t wait to see!

Task 2: On page 19, Pippety has written a letter asking us to create a rainbow memory picture by collecting something of each colour and sticking them to a piece of card🌈 They can be little things such as wool, grass, a bottle top, etc. You can then complete the task on page 20 and fill in what you found on your rainbow treasure hunt! 

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
Today is day 4 of Forest School Week! 🌳 Remember, we love seeing photos of your creations!

Activities:
Option 1 – Storytelling Stones
We know how much you love telling stories in Year 1, so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones? You might choose a story that you know and love and put them in order of the events of the story, or you might choose to create your own characters and events and make your own! Please share photographs with us! We can’t wait to see!

Option 2 – Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens
Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? 🧚‍♀️🧝 Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure! We hope you find some fantastical creatures! Maybe you’ll come across Pippety…!

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 fantastic day! 🌈  
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Good morning, Year 2! We hope that you have been enjoying our Forest School week. Maybe you have visited the Friendship Tree! We miss seeing you all so much and we hope that you are all smiling.

Today, we’re going to wake up by making up our own workout – just like Joe Wicks! We’re going to choose 10 exercises and do each exercise twice. Let us know your workouts – we might share one as our morning exercise tomorrow and next week!

Daily tasks

Maths – Our next money topic is all about finding change. This is similar to finding the difference because when you pay for something and you give more money than the item you’re buying is worth, you get some money back. The amount that you get back will be less than the money you give to the shop owner because you have bought something. What you are given back is your change. Follow the link to watch the video https://vimeo.com/425620627 Now you can open your worksheet, which is attached to the email version of this post as well as here Finding change. A top tips sheet is also attached here Top tips for finding change to help you work through the problems.

If you’re done quickly, use a receipt from a recent shopping trip. Choose one item from the receipt. Imagine that you have a £10 note. How much change would you get? Choose a different item. Would you get more or less change if you bought that item instead? Take a photo of your findings so that we can see!

English – How did you get on with your diaries yesterday. Did you manage to include thoughts and feelings? Did anybody use a question or an exclamation sentence? Today we are going to finish writing our diaries. See the features of a diary below. Think of your final sentence to end your diary and remember to sign off.

  • 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

Finished? Now it’s time to edit your work. Making changes and corrections to your work is a very important skill and at school we do this with our green polishing pens. So, choose a different colour if you have one and read through your work, making any changes.

  • Do all of your sentences make sense?
  • Have you used capital letters for start of a new sentence.
  • Have you ended your sentences with punctuation?
  • Check spelling, especially common exception words.

We can’t wait to see your diaries, even with all of your changes. Remember, there is a story board to help you, attached here Story Board A Cloudy Lesson PDF

Phonics – All phonics videos can be viewed from 10.30am by following 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.

Afternoons

Forest School – We’re so sad that today is our penultimate day of Forest School Week! We’ve had so much fun making all of the different crafts and activities. Knowing how much Year 2 love Forest School, we’re sure that you will have done too.

Option 1: Storytelling Stones

What you will need: · A selection of stones (try and find ones that are flat) · Felt pens or paint.

We know how much you love telling stories so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones – they can either represent a known story to be placed in order, or they can be a varied selection of images to create your own stories. See the example below!

Option 2: Make your own Wild Mini-World or Elf and Fairy Gardens

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure! See the example below!

Reading – We think that reading is a great way to help you to relax! 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 one features characters that some of you might be familiar with! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GFDBQPjZQM

Have a great day, Year 2!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Thursday 11th  June 

Morning everyone! 3M are currently winning the times tables rock stars tournament! Keep going everyone! (Guess who wrote that). Mrs Donaldson would like us to let you know how she’s getting on today: 

Hi everyone. Hope you’re ok and keeping safe. This week I have been trying to learn a new skill. I started with knitting, I have really enjoyed it but I’m not very good! I also attempted an apricot cheesecake which looked slightly nicer than it tasted! Steve & the boys ate it though! Have you been learning any new skills? We also made a lockdown tree which I enjoyed and now we have a permanent reminder of the time we had together at home in our kitchen. I also spent some time colouring in (it is one of my favourite hobbies) and added my picture to my message on the Dunston Hill friendship tree? Have you been there yet? There are some lovely messages which made me smile! Can’t wait to see you all when it is safe to do so. Love Mrs Donaldson xxx 

Today’s tasks: 

Maths – 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 3. Today Miss Brinkworth will be teaching you and the lesson will be focusing on recognising right angles. There is an introductory quiz if you would like to do that first, if not click next and start the video. You will need a piece of paper to use as a right-angle checker. Repeat the star words when they are shown, these are important for this lesson. Pause the video when you are told to do so, for you to have a go at finding right angles. The main activity worksheet is available if you click ‘next’ and Miss Brinkworth will help you with the first question. When you have completed the questions, go back to the video and she will go through the answers. There is also a quiz for you to complete at the end of the video. 

English – Read the story once again – see if you can do it with less help from an adult this time 😊 Today we’ve set you some comprehension questions about the story and a grammar activity about word types. They are attached in today’s email and below. Remember, you can look back at the story as much as you like to help you find the answers as well as talking through your thinking with someone at home. 

There is a small grammar quiz on the second page. This is to remind you of the different word types we use – verbs, adjectives, nouns, adverbs.  

You can check the answers on the answer sheet attached separately. Try it first before you look at the answers – no peeping!  

English day 4 stone trolls reading comprehension and grammar

English day 4 stone trolls answers

Afternoon  

Option 1  – Storytelling Stones  

We know how much you love telling stories so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones – they can either represent a known story to be placed in order, or they can be a varied selection of images to create your own stories. 

Option 2 – Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens 

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure! 

Thursday storytelling stones

Year 4

Year 4 – Thursday 11th June

Good morning, Year 4! It has been great to see so many of you have been able to access Teams this week! Keep up your hard work 😊 Miss Conway and Miss Whaley will be online between 9:00 and 12:30 to help with any queries.

9am  – Morning register. Don’t forget to let Miss Whaley and Miss Conway know that you are online by saying good morning.   Then we can tick you off on our register! 😊

9am – You know the routine now, Year 4! Joe Wicks time… let’s go!

Today’s tasks:

9:30-10:30 – Maths – Today, we will be focusing on adding 2 or more fractions. 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 6 then click on the video for Lesson 1  – Adding 2 or more fractions.  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 work, or to take a break before English. Miss Whaley and Miss Conway will still be online if you need any help.

11:00-12:00 – English – Today, we will be writing our character description. Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson. If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can compete the Oak National Academy lesson by clicking on the following link.  We have attached a Word document for you to complete your writing, or you may choose to send us a photograph if you would prefer to handwrite your description in your blue English book.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-write-a-character-description-bceff8/

Afternoon tasks:

We are nearly at the end of Forest School week. We wonder what our subject will be for next week… What do you think?

Option 1 – Storytelling Stones

We know how much you love telling stories so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones – they can either represent a known story to be placed in order, or they can be a varied selection of images to create your own stories.  See the image attached for examples.

Option 2 – Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure! We have attached another image to give you some ideas.

Have another fab day! Love Miss Whaley and Miss Conway! X

Year 5

Year 5 – Thursday 11th June

Good Morning Year 5! What a great week we are having on Teams – it is so lovely to be able to speak to you all 😊. Remember today is our last day for Teams this week – your post will be available on FB and our website for Friday. We hope you have been enjoying our Forest School week – have you visited our Friendship tree yet by the bottom gate? Look out for Miss Ornsby’s, Mrs Berry’s and Mrs Ion’s message that will be added later! 🌲🌈 🌷

Today’s Tasks

Maths

Morning maths with Mrs Berry to start – then we will move on to ‘inverse operations’ – which is just working backwards and this helps us to see if we were right! A great little tool. Hop onto Teams ready for the links to the videos and worksheets. Remember! We are here to help every step of the way 🙋

English

Today is writing day! 📝 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 spend time then recapping how to plan, draft and write your alternative ending with Miss Ornsby and will recap the key features you looked at with Mrs Blake. You will then follow Mr Emmerson’s structure on National Oak to help you write your own ending. All of the videos you will need will be posted in an ‘assignment’ in Teams. Also in the resource list, will be the word document you will need to use if you wish to type your work today. Then, you can ‘hand-in’ and we will return it to you with our comment once we have read it. 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 😊.

Afternoon – Forest School

Let’s hope for a little brighter weather today! 🌞 otherwise wellies it is! 🌧️

Option 1 – Storytelling Stones

We know how much you love telling stories so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones – they can either represent a known story to be placed in order, or they can be a varied selection of images to create your own stories.

Option 2 – Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure!

Read and Relax

Let’s keep up with our reading! 📖 Find a nice, warm spot to cosy up with a good book (and a snack! – 5O you know Miss Ornsby loves a snack!)

Have a great day and we will see you on Teams! Miss O and Mrs B xxx

Year 6

Morning Y6! Hope you are all fine and dandy! 😉

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 – Thursday

Maths:

Today we are reviewing our knowledge of calculating area and perimeter. 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 area and perimeter PowerPoint with questions for you to complete in your red Maths book OR you can open the area and perimeter Task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the area and perimeter 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 we have two separate activities.

Activity One – complete your draft story in the style of The Game and then self-edit using the success criteria Jumanji day 9 in the resources. We would love to see some of these stories so please send them to us via Teams or Facebook if possible.

Activity Two – Spelling error task. Open the resource called day 9 spelling and find then correct the in correct spelling from each sentence. Only complete page 1 and 2 in your blue jotter, you can then self-assess using the document called spelling day 9 answers.

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 tasks are:

Option 1

Storytelling Stones

We know how much you love telling stories so why don’t you try making some storytelling stones – they can either represent a known story to be placed in order, or they can be a varied selection of images to create your own stories.

Option 2

Making Wild Mini-World/Elf and Fairy Gardens

Can you find your way into a mini-world and make a welcoming home for fairies and elves? Get your shrinking potion out and go for a wild mini-adventure!

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

Have fun and stay safe!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊