Daily Work – 12/06/2020

Jun 12, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery – Friday 12th June  

Good morning Nursery! It’s happy Friday! We have seen what a busy week you have had, thank you for sharing it with us!

RWI Phonics:

Today’s sound is ‘o’ this letter always makes me think of a roundabout! Round and around and around! What does it make you think about?

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:

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

Maths activity – more or less:

Continuing on from yesterdays activity about more and less, we’re going to play a game using the same words more and less! Can you collect a ball and toilet roll tubes, empty plastic bottles or something similar for a game of more or less skittles! (You may even have a game of skittles that you could use) Working with your grown up or even brothers or sisters, can you try to knock down the ‘skittles’? Who knocked down more? Who knocked down less? As a challenge you could write on a piece of paper how many ‘skittles’  have fallen down?

Forest School week activities:

  • Option 1

Leaf Printing:

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design. See the picture for instructions!

  • Option 2

Mandala:

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations! See the picture to find out more!

Story time – We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Come on an adventure with author Michael Rosen!

This is another of our favourite stories! Author Michael Rosen brings his story to life, can you join in with the pattern of the words? Maybe you can join in with the actions too? Or you could go on a bear hunt walk today? We would love to see photographs of your adventure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

Song time – Seaside

Also, we love a sing song on a Friday! So here is a little song to join in with! This time its not a bear hunt adventure, its a seaside adventure. It may not be sunny enough this weekend for sun cream, but lets pretend! Can you sing along and join in with the actions?

Have a lovely Friday Nursery and enjoy your weekend! Have fun! 😊

Reception

Reception – Friday 12th June

Good Morning Reception! Wow, another Friday already! We hope you have enjoyed the activities this week. Please feel free to share any alternative activities that you are doing at home too.

Today’s tasks:

Phonics:

Set one of the day is: o

Set two sound (repeated) is: ir

An alternative activity could be to read one of the sound blending books on the Oxford Owl website. You might even enjoy having a go at reading one of the ‘Red Ditty’ books too.

Writing: Yesterday, you planned and wrote your own spell so today we would like you to design the cover for your spell book. It will need to have pictures, a title and your wizard name.

An alternative activity could be to think about a party that you have been to or even one of your own parties. Today we would like you to write a thank you note. This could be to someone who came to the party to thank them for coming or to someone for inviting you to their party.

Maths: The wizard is trying to catch the princess today! Have a look on the following link and talk to your grown up. Who is closest to you? The wizard or the princess?

The princess needs some help! Some of the jewels from her crown have fallen off. Can you help her? After you could make your own crown and see if you can make the jewels symmetrical, the same on each side. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Day-5-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdf

Forest School week activities:

Option 1

Leaf Printing

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design. Take a look at the picture.

Option 2

Mandala

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations.

Take a look at the pictures.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊

 

Year 1

Year 1 Friday 12th June
Happy Friday, Year 1! It’s almost the weekend! Well done for another great week learning from home 🌈 We are so proud of you all. Have you managed to visit the Friendship Tree yet? 🌳 Remember, if you do visit, we would love to see the pictures. Here is Miss Thompson popping her decoration on the tree!

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
It’s Numbots day! We would like you to log on to Numbots and continue your Numbot journey. How far will you get today?! Remember, accuracy is important, so make sure you concentrate!

If you fancy practising your Maths skills without screen time, we have some other suggestions of activities you could try.  

  • Play a board game with your family at home. Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson love snakes and ladders. Use two dice and practise adding the numbers together.   
  • Create number bonds to 10 cards e.g. 1 and 9, 2 and 8 etc. Turn them upside down and play a matching pairs memory game. Who can find the most? To make it trickier, you could add in other cards with pictures on so there are more cards to work with! 

Or, try some of the skip counting activities we have shared! You can check our posts from during the week for ideas 😊. Here are the ideas we shared yesterday that incorporated counting in 2s, 5s and 10s:  

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 are 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 

If you think your child is very confident recognising and reading the sounds in the set they have been practising, we suggest they try the next set of sounds. For any children who are very confident with Set 3 sounds, there is a video called ‘Read Longer Words’ which they can practise. 

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.

We hope you have enjoyed our tale about Pippety the mischievous pixie this week!
https://www.talk4writing.com/home-school-units/ 
https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/pippety/s-P2LOxhx3Hmn 

Task 1: Like many of your very own pixies that you created (which were totally amazing!), Pippety loves to fly using his wings 🧚. On page 27 of your booklet, there is a poem called ‘If I Had Wings’. We suggest reading it a few times so you can become familiar with it and talk about any words you aren’t sure about with your grown-up! You might even like to perform it for them in your best poetry-reading voice! After that, on the next page, there is a template for you to try writing your own poem about what YOU would do if you had wings! We would love to see your finished pieces, and if you would like to share a video of you reading it to us and for your friends at home, we think that would be extra special!

Task 2: Oh dear! Pippety has been flying in this rain we have been having and now his wings don’t work! Can you make a pixie paper plane for him? Decorate it as colourfully and as much as you like! We would love to see them! ✈️🌈

As always, let us know how you get on and post your pictures in the comments below 😊 

Afternoon
Wow! Today is the last day of Forest School Week! 🌳 We hope you’ve enjoyed all of your tasks!

Activities:
Option 1 – Leaf Printing 🍃
Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design. Follow the instructions in the image. Please share your photos with us! 

Option 2 – Mandalas 


You might remember mandalas from our PSHE week as a mindfulness activity! A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. You might choose to make a mandala out of natural materials, or we have attached the template for you to draw your own like we did last week. We can’t wait to see your creations 

French Friday!
Today, Miss Bunce is sharing a story in French that links in with Forest School week and is a story that we all know and love in Year 1! Can you join in with some of the phrases? 🐻🔎

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!

🌈 We hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🌈  
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Happy Friday, Year 2! It’s the end of another week and hopefully the start of more sunshine for the weekend and the weeks to come. We really miss seeing you all!

Today, we would like you to teach your workout from yesterday to someone at home!

Daily tasks – 

Maths – We are sticking with money for today’s lesson. We are both so impressed with the work we have seen! What superstars you are! Today, you have three options to choose from. You can always choose more than one option if you prefer.

Option 1: If you are confident with the work that you have done this week, you can try some two-step word problems today. Take your time to read the questions – this is always a good tip when you answer word problems! Follow the link to watch the video https://vimeo.com/425620791 Your worksheet is attached here Two-step problems. A top tips sheet is also attached to help you work through the problems here Top tips for two-step problems. We would be so impressed to see your problem-solving answers to these questions so please post pictures!

Option 2: Take a look at the ‘coin caterpillar’ below. Using coins from around your house, can you make some shapes or pictures (like the caterpillar in the picture)? Once you’re done, count how much your picture has ‘cost’ to make! How many coins have you used? For example, this coin caterpillar has four 2p coins. It ‘costs’ 8p to make! Try to use a range of coins in your pictures if you can.

Option 3: You can choose ordering, sorting or counting by playing this game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Or you can try the change game (select easy level to begin with): https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/the-change-game/

English – Today is spelling day and we are going to be learning a new rule. Read the following words:

want, watch, wander, wallet, wasp, wash, quantity, squash, quality, quarry

What sound did you hear in each of the words? Which letter was making that sound? That’s right it was the letter ‘a’ but it made an ‘o’ sound like you would hear in the word hot. Which letters come before the letter ‘a’? That’s right it was the letter ‘w’ and the letters ‘qu’.

Rule – the most common spelling for the /ɒ/ (hot) sound after ‘w’ and ‘qu’, is ‘a’.

We would like you to learn the spellings above. If you like, you can print off the look, say, cover, write, check sheet to practise on which we have attached here Look, Say, Cover, Write Check Sheet with Spellings or you can just write them on some paper. Once you are feeling confident, have a go at doing the quiz. Logon to Purple Mash and you will see that we have set a ‘To Do’ for you. I wonder how many you get right. Once you have finished your quiz we have attached a sheet for you called The Swallow, the Swan and the Wasp story Have a read and highlight all of the words that you can see which follow our spelling rule today. There are lots of different words that weren’t in our spelling quiz for you to find.

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.

Afternoon –

Forest School – We cannot believe that it is the end of Forest School week! We hope that you have had fun. We cannot wait to get back to our own Forest School with you all. Don’t forget to share your photos in the comments!

Option 1: Leaf Printing

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design. See the example below.

Option 2: Create a Mandala

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations.  See the examples below!

Reading – It’s almost the weekend, Year 2, and we hope that the weather is good enough for us to read outside! If not, we are going to find somewhere cosy indoors to read instead. How did you get on with the reading challenge this week? Did you manage to read for 15 minutes each day? Enjoy your favourite book today!

Have a great weekend, Year 2! Stay safe, stay smiling and enjoy the time in the sunshine. We miss you a lot!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Friday 12th June

Morning Year 3! Well done for all of your hard work this week! We hope you have enjoyed this week’s Forest School activities – Mrs Cowan has loved doing some of them with her two girls. Mrs Rippon would like to let us know how she is getting on today:

Hello everyone,

This week I’ve been trying to teach ALL the boys in my house how to wash dishes. So far, Danny has mastered the art but Billy and Mr Rippon still need a few more lessons. I hope you all are helping out with your grown-ups at home by being well behaved and sharing some chores. I hope the weather will be a bit nicer next week as I love going for long walks with my niece Jess and her dog Koda. Love from Mrs Rippon x

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 4. Miss Brinkworth will be teaching you again today and this lesson is focusing on recognising obtuse and acute angles. There is an introductory quiz if you would like to do it, then click ‘next’ at the bottom of the page to view the video. You will need your right-angle checker which you used in yesterday’s lesson – remember this is just a piece of paper with straight edgesRepeat the star words, these will help you in today’s session. Miss Brinkworth explains that an acute angle is smaller than a right angle and an obtuse angle is greater than a right angle. Pause the video when you are told to do so to have a go at the questions in the main activity. Miss Brinkworth will go through the answers and then have a go at the quiz at the end of the lesson. 

English–  Today we’re going to think about the word type we saw in the grammar section of the quiz yesterday: adjectives.  Adjectives are used to describe nouns. Make a list of all the things (nouns) you can see in the pictures of Iceland (attached to email and below). For example, I can see rocks and clouds … what else can you see? Add your ideas to the table attached to the email and daily post or just write them out in your book/on paper. 

English day 5 stone trolls adjectives work

Now try and think of some interesting adjectives to describe the things in the pictures of Iceland. Remember you can always magpie some of the words in the story to get started! Writing Tip – try and think about: 

  • What is the colour? 
  • What is the size? 
  • What is the mood (for example, a calm sea or lonely clouds or a terrifying crater) 

Now think about using some of the other senses: 

  • What might it feel like? 
  • What might it smell like? 
  • What might it sound like? 

Now check out the challenges attached to the email and below so you can find some synonyms for your adjectives and try to use them in sentences to describe the setting.  

English day 5 stone trolls adjectives challenge

Afternoon  

Option 1 – Leaf Printing 

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design. 

Option 2 –  Mandala 

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations.   

Year 4

Year 4 – Friday 12th June

Happy Friday, Year 4!  Miss Whaley and Miss Conway won’t be online today, but you can still access any of the Maths and English lessons that have been set this week on Teams, if you have missed any. Below are your tasks for Maths and English today:

9am – Your final Joe Wicks session of the week!

Today’s tasks:  

Maths – Today we are going to be focusing on our times tables. Click on the link to take you to BBC Super Movers and choose 2 of the multiplication videos to join in with:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8

A tournament has been set between 4C and 4W just for today, log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and spend 20 minutes earning your class some points. We can’t wait to see which class wins the tournament today!  Once you have finished on TTRS, grab you CPG Maths book and complete pages 72 – 80.  Remember the answers are in the back of the book for you to self-assess your work.

English – Before we begin today’s tasks, we would like you to play on the following game.  If the link does not open on Google Chrome, then try opening it through Internet Explorer. http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/rocket.htm
Click on ‘Year 4’ and then select ‘adjectives’.  You need to pick out the adjectives from the list of words and drag them to the ‘adjectives’ box to launch the rocket.  Once you have found 5, you can click on ‘new list’ and new words will show up.  You might want to make a note of some exciting adjectives to use in your task today.

Have you been to visit our Dunston Hill Friendship tree yet?  If you have, then we would like you to write a descriptive paragraph about your visit, using the skills you have learned during our character description unit.  You could write about how you got to the tree and what you passed on your way.  Then you could move onto describing the tree.  Questions to think about:  How does it feel? What does it look like? Is there any smell? You could then finish by writing about your journey home.

If you have not been to visit the tree, do not worry.  You could write about a previous walk that you have been on.  You could also write about what you are doing right this moment. If you are in your home, what does the room look like?  What are you doing?  If you look out of the window what can you see?  It does not matter what you write about, but you must include lots of expanded noun phrases to help us imagine that we are there!

Afternoon tasks:  

It’s the final day of Forest School week 🙁 We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Remember to post your photographs in the comments on Facebook.

Option 1- Leaf Printing

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints.  The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design.  Please see the image attached for more information.

Option 2 – Mandala

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation.  As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations.  We have attached 3 images to help you with this task.

Have a fantastic weekend Year 4…We can’t wait to chat with you again on Monday! Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! 😊 X

 

Year 5

Year 5 Friday 12th June

🌷 It’s Friday! 🌷 Good morning Year 5! Today is a little different as we are NOT online today but you still have tasks set to complete 😊. Please pop in to Teams and open your assignment. You do not need to hand anything in or advise us that you have completed them. Why not start your morning with a Joe Wicks workout before you move onto Maths. Remember to treat yourself with a drink and snack once complete.

Maths

A more relaxed approach to maths today! There are a couple of fun quizzes and a worksheet waiting for you on Teams.

English

Well done for all of your hard work this week! We have LOVED reading your work again – it has been lovely to see the effort you have all put in. 💗 Today is a little more relaxed and there are some fun activities for you to have a go at. Check out the document on Teams. We hope you enjoy and we can’t wait to be back with you all on Monday for our online lessons again. 😊

Afternoon – Forest School

What a week of fun activities! We have loved Forest School Week! 💚 Have you managed to add to our Friendship tree? Miss Ornsby, Mrs Ion and Mrs Berry placed their messages on the tree yesterday. We hope you like them!

Why not have some fun with these activities!

Option 1 – Leaf Printing

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design.

Option 2 – Mandalas

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations.

Read and Relax

You deserve some down-time after a busy week. Be sure to take your time to do some reading. Well done to everyone who has read regularly and done a quiz on Accelerated Reader 😊

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xoxoxo

Year 6

Today is the last day that Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will be on-line as they will be teaching in school from next week. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you all over the last twelve weeks using this on-line format and you should be incredibly proud of yourselves for keeping up that motivation, hard-work and of course using this new technology; however, on-line learning will still be posted in the same way as it has been for the past two week for you to access if you are not in school from Monday. It is really important that you keep going with these on-line lessons! GO TEAM YEAR 6! 😊

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 – Friday

Maths:

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

Task 1 – Spelling error task. Today we are continuing to find mis-spelt words and correct them. Today you need to open day 10 spelling and scroll to complete page 3 and 4 in your blue jotter. Then self-assess using day 10 spelling answers.

Task 2 – Before half term, we watched some funny video clips – ‘Catch It’ starring those team-playing meerkats and ‘High Diving Giraffes’. Today we would like you to open the resource called Pigeon impossible and use the website link to watch the clip – we think you will like it! Once you have watched the clip you can pause the video at a key, interesting point in the clip. Imagine you are a witness and write a witness statement of what was occurring around you. Please open the resource called Miss Parkin’s example to have a modelled idea of what is expected. Complete all of your work in your blue jotter.

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: To complete our week of Forest School activities, the options are:

Option 1

Leaf Printing

Leaves and flowers make extremely beautiful prints. The range of colours and shapes will give a simple, yet effective design.

Option 2

Mandala

A mandala is spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. Mandala means “circle”. The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end. Mandalas are usually circular geometric patterns. One of our favourite activities in Forest School is creating mandalas as a form of meditation. As you can focus on the patterns, you relax and your mind grows quiet. We can’t wait to see your creations.

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

Have fun and stay safe also, have a lovely weekend and we shall see those of you returning to school, next week.

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊