Nursery – Monday 11th May
Good morning Nursery. We hope you enjoyed the weekend and were able to make the most of the sunny weather. Fingers crossed it comes back again very soon! If you managed to do any VE Day celebrations, we would love to see your photos!
This week throughout school, we will be joining in with lots of fun, physical activities. Did you watch the video of Dunston Hill School staff being active? We wonder if you could spot your Nursery teachers in the PE video. Did you know that there is a Dunston Hill Logo Hunt you can do around the community, so get your looking goggles on and see if you can find as many of our Dunston Hill logos as you can! We would love to see your pictures!
Let’s wake our bodies up with some ‘Cosmic Yoga’! The link will take you to one of our favourite stories, ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt.’ We’ve read this book many times in Nursery, and we think you will love to copy the actions and get fit!
Link to Cosmic Yoga – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt:
Today’s set one sound is ‘x’. We have drawn lots of lines in nursery. This time cross them over to make today’s sound. Remember drawing in sand, on your grown-up’s back or using water and a brush on the ground?
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:
Today we will learn about the number ten! Can you show 10 fingers? How about finding 10 shoes? Can you put them in a row? We would love to see a photograph of them all!
Link to Numberblocks 10:
Just for fun and will help your writing skills:
Do you remember when we were in Nursery and we made lots of marks using the cars? Ask your grown up to tape a car onto a pen and simply allow the car to travel on paper. See which marks you have left behind. What can you draw and write? It can be tricky but it is a lot of fun! (see picture below).
PE activities – Let’s get moving:
Here is a balancing challenge: All you will need is something that will resemble a bean bag. In our houses we used a rolled up pair of socks. Simply place the socks on your head and see how long you can keep it balanced without it falling off. Is it easier when you spread your hands out? Where will you travel to? Where did it fall off? How long did you keep it there? Who did this well in your house? Can you walk along a line at the same time? Don’t forget to have fun – we couldn’t stop laughing when we tried this at home! Show us your photographs and put some smiles on your teacher’s faces.
Have a lovely day Nursery and keep smiling!
Reception – Monday 11th May
Good Morning Reception! We hope you’ve had a lovely long weekend. This week is PE week so we hope you’re ready to get busy! Can you spot your Reception teachers and teaching assistants on the PE video? This week we would like you to start each day with the Joe Wicks’ PE session which is streamed every morning at 9 am.
You might also have seen that there is a Dunston Hill Logo hunt to do around the community so we hope the rain stays away! On your daily walk see if you can spot as many of our Dunston Hill logos! We would love to see your pictures!
Phonics– From this week set two sounds will start to repeat. If you feel your child will benefit from repeating the sounds then please continue (we would more than likely do this in school), however we know some of you have mentioned that some of the children are losing a little bit of interest and we don’t want this to then turn the children off from engaging in their home tasks. If this is the case, please access some of the games on ‘Phonics in Bloom’ or access some of the RWI books on the Oxford Owl website. The children can then apply their knowledge of all of the sounds they have learnt. We will provide alternative phonics activities through the week that can be completed whether you have been following set one or set two sounds on RWI.
Set 1 sounds are continuing and the sound of the day is: x
Set 2 sound (repeated) is: ay
Writing – This week is linked to the story ‘The Very Busy Spider’ here is a link to listen to the story if you don’t have it at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA
We would then like you to draw your own picture of a spider and label the parts of the body.
Maths – Today we would like you to try and make your own spiders web, with either string, wool, masking tape or drawing it. You might want to add more patterns to your web. Spiders are very clever at making their webs to catch flies for their dinner. You might be able to see some spider webs in your garden and look at the patterns they make. Here is a link to help. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-1-The-very-busy-spider.pdf
PE Week activities:
This afternoon we would like you to get physical! We know how much some of you loved Toy Story so we would like you to make your own Forky and hide him somewhere in your house or garden and then ask your family to help find him! The added challenge is… the only way you can move is to hop!! We would love to see pictures of your Forkys and where you hide them. Maybe you would like to play again but changing your movement to a jump, slither or a skip.
Have a lovely day 😊 Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Monday 11th May
Good morning Year 1! We hope you have all had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! 🌞
We know lots of people had exciting and fun celebrations for VE day on Friday. Did you do anything to celebrate? We’d love to see your photos in the comments!
For Maths today, we are adding by making 10.
Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 4, Lesson 1 (w/c 11th May).
This lesson needs you to use your number bonds to 10. Why not warm up by singing along with Jack Hartmann?
Listen carefully to the lesson. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! Tens frames and objects are suggested to help you this week, and a paper and pencil might be good when watching the video, too.
You will notice that this week, there are no worksheets on the White Rose website. This is attached in the email sent to you, or available as an image on Facebook or on the website.
Grown-ups: Some children might find from around 17 minutes in the video and question 3 on the sheet particularly tricky, and we don’t want them (or you!) to get worried or stressed about any work that we suggest. So, as always, do what works for you and your child 😊
If your child finds the concept of adding by making 10 challenging, it would be worth reinforcing number bonds to 10 instead of adding by counting on. You could get 10 objects and choose a number, for example 3. Ask your child how many more they would need to make 10. Then try recording as an equation, 3 + 7 = 10.
For any children wanting an extra challenge…
3 + 8 = ?
How would you solve this question? What do you think is the easiest way, and why?
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3
This week, the text we will be focusing on is called ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson. As always, if you have the book at home, that’s great. If not, you can watch it on iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09kkt1k/the-highway-rat
In the story, the Highway Rat steals from others around him. Your task today is to make a wanted poster for the Highway Rat, listing his name, what he looks like and his crimes. This is something you have done before in school, for the dragon in the Gruffalo and the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood!
Think of exciting adjectives (describing words) to describe the rat and remember to use your capital letters and full stops.
This week, as we hope you have seen in our Facebook posts, it is PE week! We are so excited to get up and moving!
Remember – there is a Dunston Hill Logo Hunt in Dunston! We’d love you to keep your eyes peeled for any if you are out and about and share any photos of them in the comments.
This afternoon, we would love you to do the 10 minute shake up with Forky from Toy Story 4! We have attached an image explaining the rules. You might want to draw Forky or even make your own! We’d love to see photographs of you and your family enjoying this game.
Later in the afternoon, you might like to take some time out to relax from your exciting challenge with Forky! Why not do some yoga?
Remember to keep up with your home reading! We do hope you are enjoying being able to find your books online. BBC iPlayer also has lots of Julia Donaldson books available, or you could choose an eBook from here:
🌈 We hope you have a fantastic Monday! Sending hugs, 🌈
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x
Year 2 11th May
Good morning, Year 2. We hope that you enjoyed celebrating VE Day on Friday and also enjoyed some sunshine. We hope you’ve been enjoying the work we have been setting and as always, just try your best. All of our afternoons this week will be PE activities – you’re going to love them! Thank you for posting pictures of your work, please keep them coming!
Let’s start the morning with a little Cosmic Yoga.
Maths – Today is times table day and we are going to be recalling multiplication and division facts from the 10 times tables. Turn to P30 and 31 of your CPG Arithmetic booklet. How quickly can you write in the answers? Remember it doesn’t matter if the 10 is before or after the X sign – it is still the 10 times tables you are doing. Now turn to P32 and 33 to have a go at dividing by 10 (just answer questions 1,3,5,7,8, 9, 11 and 14). All done? Now login to TT Rockstars for 10 minutes.
English – Today we would like you to continue our work on homophones. Login to Purple Mash, we have set you a ‘To Do’, this is a homophone spelling quiz. Look at the spelling before it goes off the screen then drag the correct letter tiles up to spell the word. Afterwards we would love it if you could create your own homophones poster. You can write the homophones and draw pictures beside them. Try to include the following homophones: be, bee, bare, bear, night, knight, son, sun, see and sea. Make your posters as colourful as possible. We would love to see these posters.
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 look at a page in a reading book and see how many homophones you can find!
Afternoon – PE week – how exciting!
For your first activity, we would like you to travel 73 miles down the River Tyne! We all know we can’t really do that right now so we have got some exercises for you to do which add up to 73 – see the image at the bottom of this post. Have fun and let us know in the comments of our post how long it took you to travel the Tyne!
For your next activity, we would like you to write out the letters of the alphabet and see if you can write one sport for each letter. You might not get a sport for every letter!
Fancy a dance? Click on this ‘Just Dance’ link and copy the moves carefully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt3HOhQUYtc
After all that exercise you might like to chill and enjoy reading a book from the Oxford Owl website!
Have a lovely Monday Year 2!
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Monday 11th May
Welcome to the 4th week of the summer term everyone! And isn’t the weather getting summery? 😊 This week is PE WEEK and whilst you’re out and about for your daily exercise this week, keep an eye out for our school logo around Dunston! There’ll be a 3pm challenge to get you moving each day so keep an eye out for Miss Conway’s posts. A big well done to Year 3 for winning times table rock stars last week and thank you to all children who joined in. Don’t forget to do your accelerated reader quizzes on books you’ve read. We hope you’ve managed to access some of the online texts you received information about in reading week.
Maths– Today we would like you to start by spending 10 minutes of Times Tables Rockstars. A new tournament has been set – 3C v 3M! Who will the winners be?
Then click onto the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ – Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April) – Lesson 1 – Add Fractions. Begin with Flashback 4 and make sure you pause the video to solve the problems before the answers are shown. On the next slide see if you agree with Rosie. Does 3/5 + 1/5 = 4/10? Pause the video to solve it yourself to check it. Remember this is just like our explores in our Maths lessons. Then carefully watch the bar models to see if you and Rosie were correct. The images of the fruit and the circles will also help you to understand how to add fractions. When you have finished watching the video, do the questions on paper or in your book.
English – Have you ever read a mystery story? What mystery stories have you read or seen? What would you expect to happen in a mystery story? What characters would you expect there to be?
Take a look at the document attached to your email for today (link below). In it are the features of a mystery story to learn about. When you’ve read the features, look at the second document ‘Mystery Story Picture Clues’. Can you predict which of the 6 pictures shows:
- The mysterious character/s?
- What the mystery is?
- Who the detectives are?
- What the clues are?
- Who the culprit is and why?
Write your predictions in your blue book or on some paper.
Workout – Cosmic Kids Yoga. Start the week getting your body limbered up and supple by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgTCnbf_rds and doing the Pokémon yoga workout. You get to behave like all sorts of different Pokémon 😊 We’d love to see your photos of this!
Challenge – Sports charades. Without talking, can you act out these sports and get your family to guess what you’re doing?
- Skeleton Bob
Year 4 – Monday 11th May
Rise and shine Year 4! 😊 Did you enjoy your long weekend? We had some nice weather so we hope that you managed to have some fun in the sun! Don’t forget to post your bank holiday weekend photographs in the comments below. Well done to Year 3 for winning the Times Tables Rockstars tournament! This week we thought we would set you a little challenge and go up against Year 5 … We know how competitive Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby can be, so let’s all log on and see if we can beat Year 5… Remember every point counts!
Let’s wake up our brains after our long weekend and tune straight into Joe Wicks at 9am … Miss Conway is super excited that it is P.E week this week, let’s see what she has planned for us!
Don’t forget to click on the following link at 11am and listen to David Walliams read 20 minutes of one of his favourite stories. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Maths – We were so impressed last week with all your hard work on decimals. Today, we are going to be focusing on money. Click on the following link and then select ‘Summer Term Week 2’ and watch the video clip part of lesson 3 ‘Pounds and Pence’ 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 £1 equals 100p and 1p is one hundredth of £1. If we wanted to write 1p in pounds we would write it like this: £0.01. I know this because I know that 1 hundredth as a decimal is 0.01 … You might want to see if you can find any loose change in your house to help you. If you are finding this a little bit tricky, click on the following link and select one of the games to help you familiarise yourself with pounds and pence before trying again. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money
English – This is the final day of our English unit. Over the last week, you have practised various skills and are now ready to write the ending of ‘Fantastic Beasts’. Remember to look back at your work over the past few days and make sure that you include lots of exciting fronted adverbials to start your sentences. On the site, there is a success-criteria for you to follow and lots of ideas for fronted adverbials, exciting vocabulary and words to use instead of ‘said’. 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 your writing task. Make sure you click through the slides using the arrows in the bottom left before moving onto the next activity. Write your story in your blue book. To finish off it will ask you to take a final quiz. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/story-continue-a-story-year-4-wk2-5
This week is P.E week, who has spotted any of the Duston Hill logos Miss Conway has placed around Dunston? Post any of your photographs in the comments below and we will try to guess where you have been for your daily exercise.
Each day we will set you a P.E challenge for you to complete. Today, we would like you to start by clicking on the following link and joining in with Miss Whaley’s all-time favourite ‘Just Dance’ … We know that 4W love this one! See if you can ask a member of your family to be your partner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66wCy2KwlCk
For today’s P.E challenge we would like you to create your own workout by making an origami fortune teller. Inside you could include different exercises that you enjoy doing, for example; 10 star jumps or 5 push ups. Then ask your grown up to pick a colour and a number to determine what order you will complete your exercises in. You could post your workout order in the comments below so that your friends, Miss Whaley and Miss Conway can also try out your workout at home. If you have forgotten how to create an origami fortune teller click on the following link to help you, all you need is a piece of paper and four different colours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAhiIlTxUYA
Don’t forget to check out the 3pm fitness challenge set by Miss Conway each day. All you need is a pair of socks! Please see the image attached. We hope you have a fantastic day and we can’t wait to see your photographs in the comments… Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! 😊 X
Year 5 – Monday 11th May
Happy Monday Year 5! We hope you enjoyed your extra-long weekend 😊 Did you manage to take part in any VE Day celebrations? The weather over the weekend was beautiful, so we hope that you enjoyed some well-deserved sunshine. This week, we will be focusing on keeping active with lots of wonderful PE activities for you to try. We hope that you have lots of fun, and as always – do what you can and don’t worry about the rest!
Today we will be revising our knowledge of perimeter. You will find the link to our lesson here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/. You need to click on ‘Lesson 4 – calculate perimeter’. Remember that perimeter is the distance that you would have to walk around the whole shape, adding every side. In the worksheet you are asked to find some missing sides. Think back to our method in class where we highlighted the vertical lines in one colour and the horizontal lines in a different colour to help. As always – just give this your best try, and you can always rewind the video to help at any point.
Remember, our challenge is a little like our Morning Maths – it will only ever be revision of things we have taught you in school 😊.
What digit is in the ten-thousands column in the number 784,619?
Charlie starts at 6,608,391 and subtracts 100,000 each time. What is the fifth number in his sequence?
There are 1,028 passengers on board a ferry. There are 451 women and 392 men. How many children are on board?
What is 1 3/8 and 5/8 = ___ wholes? 1 1/6 + 1 2/6?
This week, you are looking at persuasive writing – something we have spent a lot of time in class. We looked at persuasive texts such as adverts and leaflets and we all ended with writing our own persuasive letters about deforestation in the Amazon, convincing people to stop. Believe it or not, today’s writing will actually be linked to the Amazon Rainforest – something we have also spent a lot of time on in class so you will all be experts! 😊
This lesson with Mr Emmerson will begin by using your inference skills (reading between the lines, as we sometimes say) where you infer from an image perhaps what is happening/has happened or perhaps how someone is feeling. Just like in class, you will need to find evidence to back up and prove your ideas. You will then use these skills when reading a written text – here Mr Emmerson will help you how to find your evidence to back up your answer before you get a chance to have a go yourself. Once finished, you can have a go at this week’s spellings using the cover and write method. Remember – it is up to you how much of the lesson you wish to complete and there is no pressure 😊.
Afternoon – PE
Did you watch our teacher PE video? Can you work out each sport or name the equipment us teachers have used? Who did you spot on the staff?
Today, we have an exciting outdoor challenge for you! Miss Conway has hidden our wonderful school logo on lamp posts on the route from school to the Co-op. How many can you find? Post the number you have found, and any photos, in our comments and let’s see if you found them all 😊
Hopefully you were able to join in a workout this morning with Joe Wicks and know what makes a successful exercise session. (If not, you can access all of his workouts here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ) Your challenge today is to create your own workout session – think about what exercises you would like to involve (a range of stretching and movement), how long you would like each exercise to last and how long your rest periods will be. Remember to test out your workout before you ask a family member to try. You could even make your own playlist of workout songs to keep you motivated !
Watch out for our first 3pm PE challenge of the week 😊
Read and Relax
Open your mind, open a book! Remember to find some quiet time for read and relax today 😊 If you want to take a quiz, you can access Accelerated Reader here: http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/
If you access Reading Plus with Mrs Ion, you can use this time to log on here too!
Have a wonderful day. Missing you all! Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx
Monday 11th May
We hope you had a lovely VE-Day Weekend of celebrations and made Vera Lynn proud with your singing! This week we are moving back to Maths – SPaG – Guided Reading for our morning timetable and then in the afternoon we have PE week!
Reading Plus – At 9am Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will post in your class chat how well each one of you is doing with Reading Plus. Could you improve your usage this week? Could you go up a level this week? Also at 9am…
Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.
From now on we need both our Arithmetic book and your Maths homework book – which you put in your pack. Arithmetic book – Page 44 and Homework Book – Page 35. Then Homework Book – Page 64 and 65.
Mrs Moorhead’s Maths
All of your questions are on today’s PowerPoint so you need your red maths book to complete your working out and answers.
English SPaG 11:00 – 11:45
Today we need Punctuation book page 23, 24 and 25 along with the PowerPoint.
Guided Reading 11:45 – 12:15pm
Non – Fiction Book – Read ‘The Great Wall of China’. Page 33. Tasks on the PowerPoint and then. Pages 36 and 37 focussing on fact retrieval.
PE Week Day One – Have you seen our logo hunt yet? Miss Conway says, “ This week I’m sending you on a logo hunt! I have attached lots of Dunston Hill logos to lamp posts around the area for you to find. When you are next out on your daily walk, I wonder if you could start next to our school and then head down towards the Co-op and see how many logos you can spot! It would be great to see lots of photographs of you and your family out on your daily walk!”
In Year 6 today, we are focussing on the Great North Run – have you ever competed in the Junior Great North Run or know an adult who has braved the 13.1 miles? Access the PowerPoint on Teams for our choice of GNR tasks today. 😊
😊 Please share your pictures in our Year 6 daily Facebook post.
Happy Monday Year 6 – Love Miss Parkin and Miss Reay.