Daily Work – 12/5/20

May 12, 2020COVID-19


Nursery – Tuesday 12th May  

Good morning Nursery.  We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities and are now feeling quite sporty. We are wondering how many school logos you managed to find.

We have loved seeing your photographs, and remember they can reflect lots of things you are doing at home – not just the daily challenges. Please let us know for example, how are you doing with getting dressed by yourself? Can you fasten your zip? Can you put both shoes on and remove them? Can you use a knife and fork? Can you write your name? Can you hold your pencil? Can you help tidy your room?

Wakey wakey

Let’s wake our bodies up with some ‘Cosmic Yoga’! Are you ready because today’s video is very catchy and will make you want to move.

Link to Cosmic Kids Yoga Disco – Washing Machine Song:


RWI Phonics

Today’s set one sound is ‘sh’ – just like when we’re being quiet.

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:


Maths activity

Boys and girls you have been learning about lots of numbers recently and today’s challenge is to simply go on a number hunt inside or outside? Which numbers did you find? Can you write any? Which is your favourite? Can you show that amount on your fingers?

Just for fun

It is PE week, which means we should think about making healthy choices (not just during PE week of course).Can you make a healthy lunch? It may be a sandwich or fruit kebab or perhaps you could make some soup or a fruit smoothie – just like the ones we made in Nursery!  We would love to see your photographs so that we can try your ideas at home.

PE activities – Let’s get moving:

Here is an aiming challenge.  All you need is an empty plastic water bottle (if you have more bottles then use more) and a small ball or even the sock you used yesterday. Ask your grown-up to fill the bottle with water so that its stands up on the floor. Place the bottle at one side of the room or in the garden and see if you can knock it over with the ball or sock.  Make it harder by moving it further away. Have fun and try your best.

Have a lovely day Nursery!


Reception – Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Reception! We loved seeing all of your webs yesterday. You all did a fantastic job! It was great to see photos of you out and about finding our Dunston logos too.

Today’s ideas: Today we would love you to start the day with Joe Wicks’ PE session 😊

Phonics: Set one sound of the day is: sh

As mentioned yesterday, set two sounds are now repeating. Today’s sound is: ‘ee’. As an alternative you could create some of your own set one or two sound cards and play hide and seek the sound. See how quickly you can find the sounds. Tell your grown up the sounds you have found and think of a word which has the sound in. eg: ‘ee’ is in the word cheese.

Writing – The hungry Caterpillar and the very busy spider stories have mini beasts in them. Today we would like you to draw your favourite mini beast and write a sentence to say why you like it the best. Maybe you could write a sentence that describes what your mini beast looks like using adjectives like long, hairy, spiky,

Maths: Today the very busy spider needs your help to work out how many flies she has eaten. Follow the link and see if you can work out the number problems. You might want to use some resources around your house to help you solve them. Once you have done that you might like to make up your number problems to solve. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-2-The-very-busy-spider.pdf

PE Week activities:

Today we would like you to play a game of connect four. We all love a game of connect four but this time it is with a difference. This is an active connect four. See if you can play with your adults and siblings to see who is the winner. Don’t forget your drink of water!

Have a lovely day 😊

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 12th May
Morning Year 1! We hope you had a lovely day yesterday; it was great to see the pictures of you on your logo hunt!

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
For Maths today, we are subtracting (taking away). What happens to the total number when we subtract? Does it get larger or smaller? 

Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 4, Lesson 2 (w/c 11th May) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

Listen carefully to the lesson. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! This video suggests tens frames to help you; you might want to make some at home, or they will be shown on the screen. It also suggests a numberline to 20. Again, you might want to make your own, or use the one in the video. A pencil and some paper might be useful, too. 

The worksheets are attached in the email sent to you, or available as an image on Facebook or on the website.  

Grown-ups: Some children might find it gets a little more challenging from around 13 and a half minutes in the video and question 4 on the sheet, looking at missing numbers. As always, don’t feel like you must do these. Do what works for you and your child 😊 

If your child finds today’s lesson tricky, just practise subtraction within 10 or 20, depending on how difficult your child finds it. The more practical you can make it, the better! Topmarks and PurpleMash also have subtraction games you can try.

For any children wanting an extra challenge, try the purple and yellow gummy bears question:

English – 
RWInc. Time!
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 

We hope you enjoyed your first read of ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson. If you would like to re-watch the story, you can use the link here:

It was fantastic to see your wanted posters yesterday, Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson spotted lots of fantastic sentences and drawings. Today, we would like to find out what you thought of the book. Sometimes when people read a story, they leave a book review to help other people decide whether they would like to read the book themselves.  

For your task, we would like you to write a simple book review of the Highway Rat. You could include:
*A sentence or two explaining what happens in the story
*What did you like/dislike about the story, and why?
*What was your favourite part?
*Who was your favourite character, and why?

We will provide a template that you can print or copy if you wish to do so. Don’t worry about writing lots, drawing pictures is great too! Imagine that you are writing this for someone that has never read the book before… what would you like to tell them? 

As you knowthis week is PE week! We are very excited about this as we love to keep active. It was great to see the pictures of you on your logo hunt! Hopefully you saw and joined in with our 3pm ‘speed bounce challenge’ on Facebook yesterdayif not grab a sock and have a go! I wonder how many speed bounces you can do in 10 seconds... Can you beat Miss Thompson?

Start by getting your bodies moving with this GoNoodle

Then we would like you to create an obstacle course using items you have at home – you could jump over cushions, run in-between tins, climb through a cardboard box… I’m sure you will come up with some fantastic ideas and as always, we would love to see these in the comments below!

We hope you are enjoying lots of books while you’re at home 📚 Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson are enjoying some reading in the garden when it is not raining! Remember, you can select a reading book just like you’d get in school; this is outlined in an email sent the 27th April. You might also enjoy checking out this website to see and hear more books being read to you: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
Happy reading! 

🌈 Have a great day everyone! 🌈  
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x  

Year 2

Year 2     12th May

Good morning, Year 2. We hope that you enjoyed all of our activities yesterday and hope you’re feeling super sporty again today!

Let’s start the morning with a little Cosmic Yoga – choose your favourite.

Daily tasks 

Maths – Back to White Rose Maths Year 2 and today you are going to be practising your addition and subtraction skills. Follow the link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 4, Lesson 1 Adding and subtracting tens.’ Watch the video first and then have a go at the questions on the worksheet. (The worksheets are no longer available on line so we have sent it as an attachment in the e-mail or you can see at the bottom of this post)  Remember just try your best and a top tip when adding and subtracting tens is the ‘ones’ don’t change. If you can’t get the worksheet then have a go at answering the following questions.

40 + 30 =           20 + 16 =        30 + 24=        40 + 13 =       50 + 22 =

50 – 30 =           44 – 10 =       52 – 30 =        45 – 20 =       55 – 30 =

English – Click on the following link to see a picture of underwater Olympics https://www.pobble365.com/underwater-olympics/  Discuss the following questions:  Which Olympic event is this? How is this race different from a normal race? Now can you write a description of the picture. You could describe what the boy is wearing, what he is doing and you could describe the creatures that are under the water.  Remember to use conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’ to join sentences.

Finished? Draw your own picture of an underwater Olympic event and describe it. We would love to see your pictures and descriptions.

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 write as many words as you can with the ‘igh’ sound!

Afternoons – PE

For your first activity, we would like you to teach PE like Joe Wicks! You are going to make your own workout that you can teach to someone in your family. You can make it as easy or as hard as you like but we would like the workout to include a warm up, 10 different exercises and a cool down. We would love to see what you come up with! If you need some ideas watch a Joe Wicks video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

For your next activity, we would like you to play sports charades. Think of a sport and try to mime this to members of your family – remember no talking just actions. Here is a list of sports you might choose to mime. (football, gymnastics, hockey, basketball, cricket, swimming, skiing, weightlifting). Have fun – I bet you laugh lots!

After all that exercise you might like to relax and enjoy reading a book from the Oxford Owl website!

Take care Year 2!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Tuesday 12th May

Morning all! Hope you’ve been getting fit and healthy with our start to PE week 😃 Don’t forget to check out Miss Conway’s sock posts for extra challenges this week. Please remember to post photos of any jobs you do in the comments section.

Today’s tasks:

Maths– To start today’s lesson Today we would like you to start with practising your 8 times tables. Use the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to play the game, hit the button. Click on times tables and then x 8.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ – Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)  -Lesson 2 – Subtract 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 can solve the ribbon problem before the lady shows you the answer and then see if you were correct. Don’t worry if you didn’t get it right, the bar model will help you to understand it. Do questions 1-3 first, when you are told to do so and look back at the examples on the video if you need more help. Then continue to carefully watch the next part of the video and pay attention to the partitioning using the part whole-models. Do the rest of the questions when the lady tells you to.


English – Take another look at the characters we showed you yesterday (there’s a larger version attached to today’s email). Think about some adjectives you could use to describe the characters. E.g. shocked, confused, serious, seething (angry) etc. And write them down (if you print out from the email, you could jot them onto the picture or just write them on some paper or in your book).

How can you tell which ones are the detectives and which are the suspects/culprits?

Tuesday character pictures


Workout – Dice workout. Roll two dice and do the action on the list below. Repeat this 10 times to give yourself a good workout. Roll them more times if you want to give yourself a really good push!

Dice Game PE Week Tuesday

Challenge –  write your own workout (you could use some of the exercises from the dice workout) including 10 different exercises and write it out. Post your pictures in the comments so your friends (or teachers!) can have a go at your workout.

Computing – Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page where the Storybooks are. Click on and read Jessie & Friends: Sharing Pictures – The Storybook.

Use questions to chat about the storybook. For example:

  • Who did Tia want to send the pictures to at first?
  • How did more people end up seeing the pictures?
  • What made Mo feel sad?
  • How did Ms Humphrey help Jessie, Tia and Mo?

If you have a printer, print off the storybooks and ask your child to complete the activities on page 4 and 7. No printer? Ask your child to draw a picture of a grown-up who helps them and write the grown-ups name, all the things they do to help your child, and/or what your child admires about them.


Year 4

Year 4 – Tuesday 12th May 

Good morning Year 4, how are your muscles feeling after all the exercise yesterday? Miss Whaley and Miss Conway are feeling a little sore, but we can’t wait to join in today’s tasks! 

 First, let’s complete another Joe Wicks workout at 9am… How many workouts have you completed so far?  

 Remember to tune in at 11am to hear David Walliams read 20 minutes of Bad Dad’…. Use this time to let your bodies relax so you are ready for your P.E challenge this afternoon. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/   

 Today’s tasks: 

Maths – How did you find the pounds and pence lesson yesterday? Today, we are going to stick with our money unit and learn how to order money. Click on the following link and then select ‘Summer Term Week 2’ and watch the video clip under lesson 4 ‘Ordering Money’. 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. You might find it helpful to draw a place value grid when ordering money so you can clearly see the value of each digit.  During this lesson you will also be asked to use the ‘greater than’, ‘less than’, and ‘equal to’ symbols, so you may wish to remind yourself what these are before you start.  Remember, to help us in class we refer to these as crocodile’s mouths’ and the crocodile always ‘eats’ the biggest number.  We know that money can be a little tricky so don’t worry if you are finding this hard you can always use the following games to help you recap the basics, if you need to. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money  

English Today, we are starting a new unit in English. This week we are going to be focusing on news reports. Click on the following link which will take you to lesson 1 ‘Reading Comprehension – Fact Retrieval’.  To begin, it will ask you to complete a quiz, then it will take you to a video clip for you to watch, during this video clip you may need a pencil and your blue book to make some notes.  You can pause the video at any time and resume when you are ready.  After that, there is a PowerPoint to follow which starts with a clip from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ then moves on to ask you some questions about the text 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.  Remember all the answers to the questions can be found in the text so keep going back to it and read it carefully before answering the questions in your blue book. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk3-1 

Afternoon tasks:  

This week we would like you to complete the Great North Run half marathon challenge. See the image attached. To do this all you have to do is either walk or run 1 mile at a time, you could do this in your garden or as part of your daily exercise.  Once you have completed 1 mile you can colour number 1 on the map. There are 13 destinations on the map, so that is 13 miles for you to run or walk.  Why not start by completing 1 mile today? You may choose to do more than 1 mile a day if you feel up to it, or you may choose to miss a day and do it again the next day.  

Once you have completed the challenge above, we would like you to design your own Great North Run T-shirt.  We have sent you a template via email, you may choose to print this off and enter the competition or you could use any piece of paper and design your own T-shirt and then post a photograph in the comments below. We would love to see a reference to Dunston Hill somewhere on your design.  

After that, we would like you to click on the following link and choose one of the ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ videos to finish your day. Our favourite is the Harry Potter yoga routine. Which one did you choose to complete? https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos  

Don’t forget to check out the 3pm P.E challenge!

Have a great day Year 4! 🌈
Miss Whaley and Miss Conway! X   

Year 5

Year 5 – Tuesday 12th May

Hello Year 5! How are you all? Did you manage to go for a ‘logo hunt’ yesterday? If so, share some of your pictures with us in the comments 😊 We love seeing what you have been up to! After your workout with Joe, let’s see what the day brings…

Today’s Tasks

There has been a slight change to the White Rose Maths scheme, in that the links to the worksheets are no longer attached to the lesson online. You will still watch the lesson in the same way, but we will post an image of the worksheet for you. Again – you do not need to print this out – you can just work out the questions from the screen. The answers will also be posted as an image too, rather than having to follow a link. Try not to be tempted to take a sneaky look before you give it your best shot!


Today we are revising our knowledge of area. The link to the lesson is here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ You will need to click ‘Week 4, Lesson 1 – Area of rectangles’. Remember that area is different to perimeter – it is the inside of the shape and therefore we must use our multiplication skills. For some of the questions you might need to use the written method. If so – don’t forget your zero placeholder! The last couple of questions are quite tricky – so just try your best 😊



  • Multiply the following numbers by 100 :    2.1   ,   2060  ,   0.002


  • Sophie starts at -220 and adds 50 each time. What is the seventh number in the sequence?


  • A football stadium seats 31,000 people. Tickets were sold as follows: Stand A : 8,100  Stand B : 12,250 and Stand C : 9,040 . How many seats were left unsold in the stadium?


  • Use the long division method to work out 2186 divided by 8. Express your remainder as a fraction.



Lesson 2: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk3-2

Today, you can begin the lesson with the quiz or move straight to the video with Mrs Barr which will focus on word meaning. You will look at persuasive adverts and Mrs Barr has a good example linked to an Under 11’s football camp! She will explain the steps you need to take when you are faced with a word that you perhaps are unsure of its meaning. Then, it will be your turn to give the questions a go yourself – remember to give them a go, or miss them out if you are unsure. Mrs Barr will go through the answers once you resume the video. If you learnt any new vocabulary today, you could add these to your ‘Word of the Day’ list 😊. Once finished, you can have a go at this week’s spellings using the look, say, cover, write and check method. Have you spotted the pattern? You can always end today’s lesson with the short quiz!

Afternoon – PE

Who doesn’t like a treasure hunt? Why not make your own active treasure hunt? Here’s how..

Think of around 10 locations around your house or garden to hide a clue (eg in the cutlery drawer, under the door mat).

Give your family members ‘clue 1’ in their hand – on this clue you write an activity (eg 10 star jumps) and then a clue to the location of clue 2. E.g. “clue 2 is where we keep our favourite snacks …“ You will then place clue card 2 in the snack cupboard and it will have another activity written on it eg 20 squats. It will also have clue 3 written on it, and so on. You could time how long it takes for your family members to complete the treasure hunt – and maybe the prize at the end could be a glass of water and a healthy snack! You could also do the exercises with them for some moral support!

You will need to be sneaky and hide all of the clues so that your family cannot see them before you start. Don’t forget to post some pics in the comments 😊

Read and Relax

What have you been reading this week? Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby have been busy reading these past couple of weeks too! It’s lovely to enjoy a book, especially in the sunshine! Why not find a cosy place, indoors or outdoors to enjoy a story. Remember you can take a quiz here: http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/

Have a great day, we miss you lots. Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx

Year 6

Tuesday 12th May

A great start to PE Week Year 6 – Well done!

Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.

Today’s tasks:

Maths 9:30-10:30am

From now on we need both our Arithmetic book and your Maths homework book – which you put in your pack. Arithmetic book – Page 45 and 46 and Homework Book –  Page 66 and 67.

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 26 and 27 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 38 and 39 focussing on inference.


PE Week Day Two – Have you seen our logo hunt yet?

Today it is TOON TUESDAY! See the PowerPoint on Teams to see our challenges for the distance of the River Tyne and the height of the Angle of the North. We also have a Toon Legends task for you to complete. If you have started the Great North Run distance map (yesterday) for the week you may want to do another mile today instead or even AS WELL!

Internet Safety – it is our third week, reminding ourselves how to stay safe on-line.

Please access: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/ and click on Home activity pack 3 – watch and discuss ‘Who’s Magnus’? then read each of the scenarios and decide what is appropriate to share or not to share on-line.

😊 Please share your pictures in our Year 6 daily Facebook post.

Happy Tuesday Year 6 – Love Miss Parkin and Miss Reay.