Daily Work – 14/5/20

May 14, 2020COVID-19


Nursery – Thursday 14th May  

Good morning Nursery. We hope you’re managing to join in with some of the activities we have planned – buts it’s fine to have relaxing days at home too. Just do what you can – simply popping photos of your happy selves is great if you can.

Wakey wakey

Let’s wake our bodies up with some ‘Cosmic Yoga’!

Today’s yoga is ‘Tiny the T-Rex’ which is a yoga adventure about Tiny, a young T-Rex, who learns about looking after his teeth!

Link to Cosmic Yoga:


RWI Phonics

Today’s set one sound is ’ch’ YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:


Maths activity:

Here is a fun counting activity for you to try today and will support with number recognition and counting.  One of our favourite snacks in nursery is cereal loops/cheerios. A cupcake tray is also great for holding multiple loop counters. Take cupcake liners and write a number on each liner. Now simply count the loops and make sure you put them in the right number. If you don’t have hoops you can use smaller items such as buttons or curtain rings for example.

PE activities – Let’s get moving:

What You Need:

  • Several balloons
  • Bats or paper plates, tape, and lolly pop sticks or wooden spoons
  • A piece of string and two chairs on which to tie it

How to Play:
Just like a basic version of tennis and it’s pretty self-explanatory. First thing’s first, you need rackets or, it can be fun to engage in a little arts-and-crafts time before playing. Let everybody make their own racket by taping a lolly pop stick or wooden spoon to the back of a hard paper plate. If you want to be more creative (or you want to kill some more time), draw tennis strings or any pattern onto the plates.

Place two chairs a few feet apart in the middle of the room and tie the piece of string between them. That’s the top of the net, so make sure it’s not too high. Now play until you’re worn out!

Have a lovely day Nursery and keep smiling while you play, play, play! Sending you big smiles too!



Reception – Thursday 14th May

Good morning Reception! We loved seeing all of your photos yesterday and reading the lovely comments. We’re glad you enjoyed splat the sound! We’ll think of some more alternatives to keep you busy.

Phonics: Set one sound of the day is: ch

Set two sound of the day (repeated) is: ‘ow’. Your alternative activity today is to think of three words that include the word ‘ow’ or ‘ch’. Make up a sentence with the words in. See if you can say the sentence out loud and write it down, just like Miss Cavanagh’s group do with ‘hold a sentence’. You could write each word very big on a piece of paper and then jump to each word and say it as you land on it.

Writing: Today we would like you to have a go at writing an acrostic poem all about spiders. The tricky thing is each line has to start with the next letter in the word spider.  A shorter alternative word could be ‘ant’

S – Spider

P – Proud catching flies

I – It has a web

D – Dark and black

E – Eat my flies

R – Run away

S – Spin,spin


Maths: Today we are going to be looking at doubles. We all know that spiders have 8 legs. 4 on one side and 4 on the other 4 + 4 = 8. We would like you to look at the spiders on the link and decide whether they are doubles or not doubles. Can you tell your adult why they are doubles or not doubles? Maybe you could make your own hand print spider or draw your own spider. How many legs will it have? Will it have double or not?

What about halving the spiders now? It means sharing them equally between 2 so it is fair. Can you share the spiders in the link? A spider tea yummy!!!


PE week activities:

Did you know there are so many things you can do with a pair of socks? Here are some ideas on how you can be active this afternoon with just one pair of socks!! We would love to see your pictures on what you decide to do with your socks!

Have a fun-filled day,

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 14th May
Good morning everyone and happy Thursday!
How are you today? How are you getting on with Meaningful May? 🌺  Today is all about showing gratitude to people who are helping to make things better.
For example, we are thankful for those who are working in the NHS to help look after those who are unwell.
We are also thankful to our families for looking after us during this funny old time.
Who are you thankful for? How can you show them gratitude?

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
Today, we are comparing number sentences. Do you remember what ‘compare’ means? It is seeing which one is greater than or less than.
Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 4, Lesson (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! The following might be useful when you are watching: 

  • Paper and pencil 
  • Tens frames and counters (or any other objects) 

Some questions in the video will ask you to use the symbols: <, > and =. Remember, we thought about these as Charlie’s mouth, who likes to eat the biggest number!
Then, once you have watched the video and think you have a good understanding, give the worksheets a try. Remember, it’s OK if you find things a bit tricky and we don’t want you to worry. Just do your best! 😊 The answers are available on the school website and attached in the email. 

Some children will find this more challenging than others. As always, this is not something to worry about. You may like to practise their addition and subtraction skills with some of the ideas we shared yesterday, or you might like to practise reinforcing comparison, using language such as ‘greater than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’. This can be done in lots of different ways. Here are some suggestions: 

Extra Challenge
If your child has coped well with the worksheets, why not try the challenge?
See the image – Dexter’s number sentences.

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 

Remember our text this week is ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson. You can watch the story on iPlayer here

It was lovely to see so many of you giving the book a great rating, we really enjoyed this story too. Now that you know the story well, we would like you to become authors for the day! Your task is to create a new page for the story, in which the Highway Rat steals from a different animal. We know how creative you are in Year 1, so use your imagination to think of which animal he could steal from and what he could be stealing…  

You can complete this task on Purple Mash as we have set it as a 2Do. Using ‘2Create’, you can draw your storybook page using the paint pens and then type your sentence/s underneath.  You could also create your new page using paper and pencils. Whichever way you complete the task, remember to use your Fred fingers and word mats to help you. 

We hope you enjoyed Numeracy day yesterday and had a go at our sporty activities.
You might remember the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ from Miss Bunce’s fantastic reading video... why not have a go at the short yoga workout? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMqHy-KvDP0 

For today’s challenge, we would like you to start by watching this video:

In the video, the children use simple dance movements linked to the theme of ‘Seasons’. We would like you to join in with this dance and then create your own linked to the theme of ‘Animals’. For example, you could move like an elephant by using your arm as a trunk, jump like a kangaroo, waddle like a penguin, or stomp like a hippo. As always, we would love to see a video of your dance in the comments so we can give it a try! 

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! 

🌈 Take care everyone, we miss you! 🌈  
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x  

Year 2

Year 2    14th May

Good morning, Year 2. We’re over half way through the week already and we hope that you’re having a great week. Well done to everyone who is still reading for 15 minutes per day – what super readers you are! Keep up the amazing work.

Wake up and stretch today with some yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Daily tasks –

Maths – Today we will be thinking about the inverse of yesterday’s addition… subtraction! This is also something that you will be familiar with from school! Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11th May)’ and then choose ‘Lesson 3 – Subtract 2-digit numbers.’ Once you have finished watching the video, open the worksheet, which is attached to the email version of this post and here Lesson 3 Subtract 2-digit numbers (2) 2019 . There is also a guidance sheet to help you, especially for the borrowing questions. Our top tip for subtracting 2-digit numbers is to line up your place value and start with the ones column! Think about whether you can actually complete the subtraction – you have to stick to the order this time! This is a great opportunity to practise your borrowing skills.

English – We have been doing lots of PE and sports-related work this week, such as Maths and PE yesterday and our sports reading comprehension. Today, we would like you to choose a sport that you can research. It might be your favourite sport or one that you don’t know too much about. Think about answering: how many people play this sport? How many people are on one team? What are the rules? What equipment do you need? How do you win a game? Next, write a short paragraph about what you have found out and draw a picture. Attach your finished work to this post!  

Phonics – Read Write Inc daily lessons can be watched from 10.30am 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 create a word-family. Think of words that have a root word in common, for example foot (root word)– football, footballer. Can you think of a word-family with more than 5 words?

Afternoon –

PE – It’s day four of PE week already! You must all be feeling active! For today’s task, there is a bit of crafting involved as well as exercise. Follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAhiIlTxUYA to make an origami fortune teller – we know that some of you enjoyed making these at school. On each part of the fortune teller, include a different exercise. For example, 10 sit ups or 20 star-jumps. Test it out with someone from your family. How many different exercises can you complete? You could create your own mini workout by letting the fortune teller decide the moves you will complete.

Next, we know that Just Dance is a really popular choice and it certainly gets your heart moving! Here are a few to choose from:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLHZeKbMUo



We hope that you have a lovely Thursday!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Hi everyone. Hope you’re ready and raring to go for day 4 of PE week. Start your morning with Joe Wicks to get the adrenaline flowing and your brain working! Don’t forget to post your photos in the Facebook comments.

Today’s tasks: 


Start the lesson by logging onto Purple Mash and having another try at some for the fraction games in your 2Dos. See if you are better than last time you played them. 

Then go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/   Summer term – week 2 (w/c 27 April) – Lesson 4 – Problem SolvingAgain, like yesterday’s lesson, there are no Flashback 4 questions and today’s problems for you to solve are in the video. Carefully watch and listen the first example. Remember perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape, this will help you understand the problems. Solve the second problem and please don’t worry if you find this tricky, you will be shown how to do it. Continue to watch the video and solve the problem you are told to.  When you are finished, mark your work using the answer sheet. 

English – Read part 2 of the mystery story (attached to today’s email and below). Did you enjoy the story? Did you guess who the culprit was? 😊 Answer these questions in your blue book or on paper: 

  1. When do you think Joanne and Jamie first realised something was wrong? 
  2. How did the bees’ behaviour help them solve the crime? 
  3. What clues in the story helped you work out who the robber was? 
  4. Who do you think was the best detective: Sergeant Gaulton, Joanne or Jamie? Why? 

Mystery story part 2 reading


Workout – Just Dance! We love a bit of a boogie in year 3 and what better way to get fit than to have fun and drop some moves. Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame/videos to access some short snippets of dance routines to copy to some of your favourite songs. If you’re looking on YouTube for the full dances, ask an adult to help you make sure the content is appropriate.  







Computing – Re-watch the song on the Jessie & Friends cartoon, Episode 2 at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ . Use the actions and lyrics sheets (attached to email) to sing along and learn the actions to the chorus. If your child would like to they could perform the song for others in their family – face-to-face or on video chat, with your support! OR make a poster to go with the lyrics. 

funny tummy song

funny tummy song

funny tummy song                             funny tummy song actions

Year 4

Year 4 – Thursday 14th May

Good morning Year 4! It has been great to see lots of photographs of you working hard this week, we can tell by all your smiley faces that you have had lots of fun! We are proud of each and every one of you and we can’t wait until we get to see you all back in our classrooms!

Don’t forget to tune into Joe Wicks at 9am… Miss Conway and Miss Whaley will be joining you with their families, who will be joining in from your house?

Are you enjoying ‘Bad Dad’ so far? Remember to tune in at 11am to hear David Walliams hear the next 20 minutes. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Today’s tasks:

Maths – How did you find the multiplying and dividing lesson yesterday? We are going to be focusing on multiplying and dividing again today but this time we will be multiplying 3digit numbers by a 1-digit number. We were so impressed with your work on this objective in school, so we hope you enjoy this lesson. To begin, click on the following link and then make sure you select ‘Summer Term Week 3 w/c 4th May’.  We will be following lesson 2 and recapping how to ‘Multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers’.  First, watch the video clip which will remind you how to use the expanded written method and then the short-written method.  It would be a good idea for you to have a copy of the worksheet next to you, as the video will refer to the questions throughout. You could choose to print the worksheet or copy the questions into 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/

English – Today, we are going to continue with the same unit on news reports, but we will be focusing on identifying features of a text. We have looked at some of the features of newspaper reports in school. Can you remember any of them? Click on the link below to get started.  First, 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 are some slides which will tell you the different features of a news report and will share a newspaper report with you, then if you click on the little arrow, it will take you to some questions for you to answer. Remember all the answers to the questions can be found in the text so keep going back to it and read it carefully. To finish off it will ask you to take a final quiz.  https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-4-wk3-3#slide-1

Afternoon tasks:

P.E –

Task 1: Your first task is to click on the following link and select a times table that you feel as though you need to practise.  We would like you to join in with the dance routine and let us know which times table you chose! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8 

Task 2: We would like you to play ‘Sports Charades’ with someone in your family.  You need to write down the list of sports below and then cut up the pieces of paper and place them face down, then we would like you to take it in turns to act out each sport and see if the other person can guess.  If they guess correct you have to do 5 star jumps, however, if they are incorrect, they must do 5 star jumps.  The sports are:








Task 3: Open the image attached and complete the wordsearch.  However, there is a twist, as when you find your first word, you have to do 5 star jumps and then you have to add 5 star jumps on each time you find your next word until you have finished!

We hope that you all have an amazing day!  Let us know what you get up to! 😊
Miss Conway and Miss Whaley x

Year 5

Thursday already! 🌈 Hello Year 5!🌈. As part of Meaningful May, today says ‘show your gratitude to people who are helping to make things better’. How could you show your gratitude today and who will it be to? Now, let’s get cracking with a workout with Joe https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 and of course a delicious snack for after…


Today’s Tasks


Today you will need ‘Week 4, Lesson 3 – Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.’ The link to the lesson video is here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

In this lesson, we start by using the bar model to help us visualise the conversion and then move on to working with the numbers. When we convert an improper or ‘top heavy’ fraction, we have to divide the numerator by the denominator. For example 37 /4.

This is the calculation 37 ÷ 4. From our times tables knowledge, we know that 36 divided by 4 is 9, therefore we have 1 left over to make 37. So 37/4 is equivalent to 9 ¼.

When we work the other way and convert mixed number to improper fractions, we multiply the denominator by the whole, then add the numerator eg 3 1/3 is (3×3 =9) add 1 = 10/3.


What is the sum of 13,408 + 805 + 1,209?

How much larger is 17,298 than 14,227?

Can you use the long method for: 386 x 28 and  1414 x 15?

True or false? 15,221 ÷ 6  >  12, 408 ÷ 9


Lesson 4: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-spag-focus-list-of-three-year-5-wk3-4#slide-1

Today, you can begin with a short comprehension quiz before Mrs Blake’s lesson, which will focus on the ‘list of 3’ from yesterday’s lesson. Remember 3 is the magic number and will make your ideas stand out in your letter even more! Mrs Blake has given you ideas to help you write sentences of your own, using a list of 3, and if you get stuck she has even given you some lovely sentence prompts. Perhaps you could post some of your sentences in the comments below 😊. Give your spellings a go before ending with a short quiz (and I wonder if you recognise the advert used!).


Afternoon – PE


Today’s PE challenge is a game of ‘Sports Charades’! Can you act out the following sports to someone in your house? (football, basketball, gymnastics, cycling, golf, tennis, cricket and hockey). They have to guess what sport you are doing before you move on. Think carefully about how you are going to act out the sport but remember no talking! How quickly can your family members guess the sport? Which sports did you choose? Were there any tricky ones? Look out for our 3pm PE challenge!


Read and Relax

It is lovely to see lots of you actively quizzing on Accelerated Reader 😊. Remember if you are running out of books to read, you can access here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series= and if you access Reading Plus in school, you can log onto there also. Happy reading!

Have a great day – We are really missing you all so please let us know what you have been up to in the comments below 😊 we love to see your smiling faces xxx

Year 6

Thursday 14th May

Happy Thursday Year 6 – great to see some maths based PE activities going on yesterday!

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

Today we are looking at negative numbers in our Homework book on pages 8 and 9.

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. Today you are focusing on multiplication and division and then some multi-step problems.

English SPaG 11:00 – 11:45

Today we need Punctuation book page 35 and then a task on the PowerPoint.

Guided Reading 11:45 – 12:15pm

Today you need to open the assignment on Teams in order to read a biographical information text on Alan Turing – some of you may be familiar with him from your work in ‘Reading Week’ on coding.


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

Today’s theme is: Move it! Move it!

Physical Activity – Just Dance Workouts – use the link below and select a dance to join in with and learn:


The options are:

  • Don’t call me up by Mabel
  • 1999 by Charli XCX & Troye Sivan
  • Old Town Road (Remix alternate
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Talk by Kalid

You may need to improvise or dance with a sibling or family member. You could get the whole family involved!

Maths and English – Super Movers – KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Choose any of the following linked to this week’s learning and move to the groove:

  • Decimals and Fractions with Naomi Wilkinson
  • Negative Numbers
  • Relative clauses with Max and Harvey
  • Punctuation with the next steps – Trevor and Isaac

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

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