Nursery – Friday 15th May
Good Morning Nursery! It’s Happy Friday! It looks like you have had a busy PE week full of exciting activities! Well done!
Let’s wake our bodies up with some ‘Cosmic Yoga’!
Today’s yoga is, ‘Dance Party’ which is yoga but moving to some exciting disco tunes to get you moving! Let’s dance our way into the weekend!
Link to Cosmic Yoga:
Today’s set one sound is ‘qu’ YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:
What you will need:
- Empty bottles
- Small objects such as pasta or marbles
Following on from the counting and number recognition activity from yesterday. Today we thought you could use some empty bottles – just like in the photograph below, maybe the ones you used for the bowling activity earlier in the week. Write numbers on the bottles and see if you can post that many items into the bottle. For example can you put 5 pasta shapes in the number 5 bottle? Can you put 8 marbles in the number 8 bottle? This is great for our fine motor skills too!
PE activities – Let’s get moving:
Its obstacle course time!
This is a fun activity that you can do indoors or outside with all of the family! (See the picture below) Mrs Bootland has had great fun making an obstacle course indoors with her children, we have used cushions to make balancing beams and blankets to crawl under! We even added in jumps and claps. Can you clap 5 times? Can you jump 3 times?
See if you can complete the course super quick! We would love to see your ideas!
Friday Music with Pinchy Parrot:
Finally, it’s Music Friday! ‘Pinchy Parrot’ is super excited and has sent you the photograph of himself below! He would love it if you could sing along with one of our favourite songs – can you teach a grown-up our song? Don’t forget to get your grown-up to leave a photograph of you in the comments – Pinchy would love to see you!
Here is the link to our favourite song:
Have a gorgeous day and a lovely weekend Nursery. Sending you lots of big smiles!
Reception – Friday 15th May
Good morning Reception and Happy Friday! We saw so many great spiders yesterday and we loved reading your poems and seeing your maths work, well done!
Don’t forget your Joe Wicks work out this morning! A nice way to wake up and shake up for the day.
Phonics: Set one of the day is ‘qu’
Set two sound (repeated) is: ‘oo’ as in poo at the zoo. Your alternative activity today is to make your set one or two sounds out of play-doh or use a flat tin or tray filled with sand/bubbles/shaving foam etc and write your set one and two sounds in the sand/bubbles/shaving foam etc. Think carefully about the rhymes that go with the letters as these will help you with your letter formations. If the weather is dry, you could even use a paint brush and water to paint the sounds on the ground outside.
Writing: Building on the ‘alternative’ activity mentioned above, what red and green words can you write in the sand/bubbles/foam etc?
Maths: In the story the spider has lots of visitors. Can you look at the pictures and describe where the fly is to your adult. What moves can you make with your body. Get a grownup to photograph you as you move under things, over things, in and even through! Remember next to, behind and in front of.
PE week activities:
Wow what a busy, energetic week we have had! Let’s finish the week with some Just Dance. We know that at school you love the ‘Gummy Bear’ dance. Maybe there are others you would like to try. Let us know what your favourite one was and don’t forget to send your pictures!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊
Year 1 15th May
Happy Friday everyone! We hope you’ve had a lovely week and we are glad to see a bit more sunshine again! 🌞
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. Some of these you may have already given a go during the week:
- Maths bingo – create a grid of 6 or 9 boxes. Before playing this with your child, think of a series of addition and subtraction questions within 20. Give the child the answers and ask them to choose different answers to put in their bingo grid. Then at random, read the questions. Your child can use objects or working out to get their answer. This could also be played outside with a large chalk grid.
- Create a large numberline, either outside using chalk or inside using paper, masking tape or any other creative ideas. Read out statements such as ‘I am thinking of a number greater than 8 but less than 15. What could it be?’ You can tailor your questions based on how difficult your child finds this. If you have the resources and don’t mind your child getting a little wet, this is great to do outside with chalk and water balloons for splatting answers!
- If you have blocks or Lego, challenge your child e.g. Make a tower with 12 + 5 blocks. Make a bridge with 17 – 3 blocks.
- Go on a shape hunt on a walk outside.
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
Today is our last day completing tasks based on ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson. We hope you enjoyed becoming authors for the day and creating your own page for the story. You can watch it on iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09kkt1k/the-highway-rat
As you know, the Highway Rat loves buns, biscuits, and all things sweet. For today’s task, we would like you to design your own sweet treat… Think about your favourite cake or biscuit. What does it look like? What does it smell like? What flavours can you taste? It could be a delicious fluffy sponge cake, layered with sweet strawberry jam and vanilla icing. This is already making our mouths water! Have a go at drawing your sweet treat and then writing a few sentences to describe it. You could even make this with your family if you have the ingredients! We would love to see your designs in the comments.
I know some children in Year 1 love making origami fortune tellers so we thought it would be nice if we could make a sporty fortune teller. Here is a video to remind you how to make them:
e.g. 10 star jumps or 5 push ups.
Remember to share your ideas on Facebook! 😊
We do love a good old sing song in Year 1. This year, we had planned to head to Sage Gateshead to take part in the ‘Big Sing for Mini Singers’, where the theme was ‘Get Down with the Animals’… perfect for us! 🦊🦡🦉🐘🦒
Obviously, this virus has had other plans for us, but this doesn’t stop us from singing at home! We have attached a link which includes the lyrics and the music, but we will also provide a PDF of the resource pack if you would like to print anything. It also offers some extra musical details and some learning opportunities, too. We hope you enjoy singing along at home and would love to see any of your performances! 🎤
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/
🌈 Have a fantastic weekend everybody and stay safe!🌈
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x
Year 2 15th May
Happy Friday, Year 2! We hope that the sun is shining on your houses this morning. We are almost at another weekend, which we’re sure that you will fill with lots of fun activities.
We are going to start the day with some stretching again, just in case your muscles are a little bit sore after all of the exercise this week. How active you have been! Choose your favourite yoga clip here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Daily tasks –
Maths – Today is the final day of our addition and subtraction work and you will be looking at number bonds to 100, using tens and ones. Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11th May)’ and then choose ‘Lesson 4 – Bonds to 100 (tens and ones).’ Once you have finished watching the video, open the worksheet, which is attached to the email version of this post and in the link here Lesson 4 Bonds to 100 (tens and ones) 2019. There is also a guidance sheet to help you. We would love to see some pictures of your completed work – they make us so proud when we see them!
If you are finding the number bond work tricky, don’t worry. Watch Newcastle United’s mascot, Maggie Magpie, talk about number patterns https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-number-patterns-with-maggie-magpie/zvv7rj6 Follow along with her super moves and then create your own poster to tell people how to spot an odd or an even number.
English – Today is spelling day. We are sure that you are getting more confident at spelling common exception words now. In your packs, you have a sheet with all of the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words on. Stapled underneath, you’ll find a sheet called ‘Spot Mr Whoops’ Mistakes’. We have already done ‘Activity 1’ on this sheet so look for where it says ‘Activity 2’ on the back. Read the text under where it says ‘Activity 2’ – you will notice that Mr Whoops has made some more mistakes when spelling common exception words. Silly him! Your job is to highlight the mistakes and then write the correct spelling of the common exception word underneath. Then use the sheet on the front to check to see if you are right. Once you’re done, can you choose 5 common exception words that you find tricky to spell and write them in a simple sentence.
Phonics – We don’t normally do Read Write Inc on a Friday so today we would like you to revise your knowledge of the alphabet (and the order of the letters). Watch this Supermovers video and try to follow along with the dance routine: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-alphabet-with-naomi-wilkinson/zjjy2sg
PE – For your final PE activity this week, you are going to do a 60-minute Pick and Mix! Look at the picture below, which explains the options and also what you have to do for each task. You can choose which activities you do…just like a Pick and Mix! If you are struggling to see the image of the Pick and Mix tasks, it has been attached to the email version of this post or follow this link and scroll to page 17: Pick and Mix on page 17
Next, cut out 20 pieces of card. Aim for each card to be the same size as a playing card. Choose 10 different sports and draw a picture of each on two cards. For example, draw a football picture on 2 cards, a tennis picture on 2 cards, a gymnastics picture on 2 cards. Each sport should appear twice. Once all of your cards are ready, shuffle them and play pairs or snap with someone at home!
Computing and Internet Safety As we’re all using the internet a lot at the moment to access all of the information we need, we’re building in some e-safety work for the next three weeks to remind you how to stay safe online. This week is week 3. Click on the link below to see the activities https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-3.pdf
Reading – The weekend is a great opportunity to read and relax at home. We are both reading in the garden, when it is sunny! 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 hearing some books being read to you. If so, follow this link: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
We hope that you have a fabulous weekend in the sunshine (we hope). It is unbelievable that this is the end of the sixth week of home learning. Remember that you are all doing so well and we are so proud of you.
Stay safe and keep smiling, Year 2.
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Friday 15th May
It’s Friday Feel Good Day! We hope you’ve had a lovely week getting fit and healthy. If you’ve finished any books or read some of the online e-books we gave you information about in reading week, don’t forget to do a quiz on Accelerated Reader!
Maths – Today we would like you to start by spending 10 minutes of Times Tables Rockstars. See if you can help your class to win the tournament!
Next we would like you to have a go at Friday’s Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer term – week 2 (w/c 27 April) – Lesson 5. The first 4 problems are aimed for Year 3 children – do these on some paper or in your book. If you want to challenge yourself even more, choose a couple of additional problems on the sheet to solve. Once you are finished mark your problems yourself using the answer sheet.
English – Read the story again from the start to finish to remind yourself of the events and the language used by the author. There are some adverbs used in this story.
See if you can find ‘breathlessly’ and ‘sombrely’ and identify the root word and meaning, e.g. the adverb is curiously, the root word is curious. Curious means wanting to find out about things.
Then identify the adverb in this sentence then write your own sentence containing that adverb.
- “Well, you can see I’m not hiding any of those!” snapped the red-faced man, folding his arms angrily.
Can you use any other adverbs in sentences?
Workout – Cosmic Kids Yoga. What a nice way to end the week of PE and feeling healthy – visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ2NPciflNE and do the Star Wars: A New Hope yoga session 😊
Challenge – I know we can’t get out and about as much as we’d like to but try the wordsearch below (and attached in the email) to remind yourselves of all the active places we can go and things we can do in Gateshead.
Year 4 – Friday 15th May
It’s Friday Year 4! 😊 Only one more day to go and then you can have a well-deserved break over the weekend. We have come to the end of our P.E week… I wonder what our focus will be next week, we can’t wait to find out!
Let’s start the last day of P.E week with a bang and tune into Joe Wicks at 9am.
Remember to have a break from your tasks at 11am and listen to David Walliams read 20 minutes of ‘Bad Dad’ https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Maths – We thought we would complete our week with a times tables lesson, we would like you all to log onto Times Tables Rock Stars for 20 minutes and see if you can knock Year 5 off the winning spot! Only 3 more days to go until we find out who has won the battle. After that, we would like you to complete pages 49 – 56 in your CPG Maths booklet. Remember you can find the answers in the back of your booklet so once you are finished you could ask your grown up to mark them for you. To finish off your maths lesson click on the following link and see what the highest score is you can reach on ‘Hit the Button’. Miss Whaley scored 27… can you beat her score? https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
English – Today, we are going to be focusing on inverted commas. We have looked at speech in school and you were great at punctuating your speech, so we know that you will be able to complete this lesson quickly. 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 take you through all the punctuation needed when we write speech, then if you click on the little arrow, it will take you to some questions for you to answer. Remember to read all the questions carefully and you can use the little arrows to go back through the slides if you need some help. To finish off it will ask you to take a final quiz. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/news-report-spag-focus-inverted-commas-year-4-wk3-4#slide-1
P.E – Your P.E challenge today is called ‘60 Minute Pick ‘n’ Mix’ but sadly it does not involve any sweets. Pick ‘n’ Mix is a 60-minute workout chosen by yourself. Attached is a list of activities and a description of how to complete each one. Choose the activities you would like to complete until you have reached 60 minutes of exercise. For example, you might choose to do ‘bag the beans’ for 30 minutes, ‘in the river’ for 15 minutes and ‘beach volleyball’ for 15 minutes so altogether you have completed 60 minutes of exercise.
To finish P.E week, Miss Conway needs your help! She has accidently scrambled her activities together and needs your help to find out what the activities are. We have sent you her list to your email, you may choose to print the sheet off and complete the words on the sheet or write your answers in your blue book. Comment your answers below so Miss Conway knows what activities she needs to do.
Don’t forget to complete the final sock challenge at 3pm. Have a lovely weekend Year 4… Miss Whaley and Miss Conway! 😊 X
Year 5 – Friday 15th May.
Good morning our wonderful Year 5 children. It’s Friday! Another week has flown. We hope you have enjoyed all of the PE activities this week and enjoyed our maths focus too! This weekend, it is important to switch off and relax. Enjoy the time that you have to spend with your family and don’t forget to help around the house or garden too – teamwork makes the dream work! 😊
Today we move onto to Compare and order fractions less than one. The link to the lesson is here : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/.
You will need to click ‘Week 4, Lesson 4.’
Again, we start by using a bar model to help us see what the fraction looks like. Sometimes this can be enough to make the comparison. However – if the fraction has a large denominator, it is sometimes tricky to draw the bar model. We need to make sure that the denominators are the same so that we can compare them. Remember: what you do to the bottom – you must do to the top!
In the lesson, the skill of comparing to one half is used – don’t worry if this doesn’t help you – it is just another way of looking at it!
The worksheets are attached to the post. Good luck! 😊
Clare has 2/8 bar of chocolate. Jim has 5/8 more than Clare. How much chocolate do they have in total? Is there more than one way to write this answer?
202,302 – 30, 116 = ________
What is 8 squared minus 3 cubed add 6 squared?
Billy has 2,060 game tokens. He gifts Danny 1,100 and Ben 550. How many does he have left?
Last lesson of the week, which means it is our writing day! Kick start today with the short quiz all about persuasive letters – what can you remember? Today, Mr Emmerson will begin with your spelling quiz so remember to take your time and think carefully about the suffix ‘ably’. He will then take you through the planning stages of your persuasive letter and help you with ideas if you are unsure. Remember to note down any vocabulary you think will help you also. Once you have finished your writing, and have spent time editing and checking your Success Criteria (you could use a different coloured pen like we do in school), it would be amazing to see your final pieces posted in the comments below 😊. Good work this week Year 5 – we look forward to reading them as we miss seeing all of your lovely writing.
Afternoon – PE
As part of ‘Meaningful May’, today’s challenge is linked to other cultures so we thought our PE activity could be too! We want you to either: research a sporting activity from another culture and learn about it before having a practise or you can choose one of our examples from below…
- USA – cheerleading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m87JvX43l6M
- Ireland – Irish Dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHxGisr7a_I
- Thailand – Muay Thai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpFKhR_JDoo
- Japan – Karate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Y9iVCEthU
Post in the comments below and let us know what sport you enjoyed today! Don’t forget to check out our 3pm PE challenge to end the week!
Read and Relax
Weekends are a lovely time to slow down a little and do more of what you enjoy. In these unusual times, it can be very easy to default to the TV or gaming – which is absolutely fine – but it is all about balance. Sometimes the thought of reading is much worse than the activity for some, so if you are struggling to read, or to get into the right mindset – why not switch everything off for a few minutes and then pick up a book. Within a short amount of time, your feelings will change and you will be able to focus on reading better. Try to have a little reading time every day if you can 😊
We hope you have enjoyed our e-safety activities over the previous weeks. This is the third activity in the series and you will find the link here:
In this activity we look at what is safe to share online, and there are some activities to help. Even if you do not have time to complete all of the activities – even watching the videos is of benefit. Enjoy and most of all, stay e-safe! 😊
Have a wonderful weekend and keep smiling! Love Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxxx
Friday 15th May
Today is intended for you to work flexibly on any lessons you may have missed ( all ppts and answers are in the chat – you will need to scroll up) as well as some consolidating games, mini activities and our final PE Week Task – there are some great choices today! Please look on Teams to see your PE task.
At 9am Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.
On-line games relating to this week’s focus:
- Percentages with Dick and Dom: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity15
- Match fractions, decimals and percentages: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/120/match_fractions_decimals_and_percentages#.UCdcd2MsCEY
- Negative numbers: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity04
- Angles: https://nrich.maths.org/1235
- Sorting 2D Shapes: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/75/shapes_sort_carroll#
- Sorting 3D Shapes: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/115/sorting_3d_shapes_on_a_venn_diagram#
Mrs Moorhead’s Maths – you may need to use your squared Maths book to do your working out.
Games you can access online (based on this week’s learning):
Four operation – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train
Reading Plus for 30 minutes – On Monday we will share Mrs Moorhead’s analysis of the week 😊 Have you been accessing any books using the Oxford Owl E-bok site which we emailed information to parents about on the 27th April – a lot of these books are available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Remember the best way to access Accelerated Reader is through our school website homepage.
Commas, brackets and dashes – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdyvk7
Let the Games Begin! Today is all about being competitive with your family and having some fun with our PE games. You could: build an obstacle course, play charades or play connect four! The images to help you with these are attached to the assignment so you can see them more clearly. Have a great time!
Have a great weekend – keep us updated on Facebook – from Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊