Daily Work – 19/5/20

May 19, 2020COVID-19


Nursery – Tuesday 19th May  

Good morning Nursery! We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities. We have another history theme activity this afternoon and hope you can join in.

Wakey wakey, rise and shine!

Enjoy a child’s yoga adventure based on Disney’s Moana. Join Jaime on a journey to Motunui – in yoga poses! Strength, balance and calm for you to enjoy

Link to Moana:


RWI Phonics:

Today’s set one sound is ‘nk’. Some of the sounds can get tricky, but simply try your best. Remember to use your name card daily and practice saying the sounds in it as well as tracing it with your finger and trying to write it.

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:


Maths activity Matching pairs:

This is a great game for number recognition and matching. You will need number cards 0-10 or 0-5 if you prefer to start with fewer numbers. You can use playing cards or write numbers on small pieces of paper or post it notes. We used cards form a board game called ‘Uno’.

  • Shuffle the cards
  • Place all the cards face down in 2 or 4 lines on the table
  • Take turns to pick up two cards (say the number aloud)
  • If they match you keep them, and get another turn!
  • The winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the game
  • Simple but fun!

History activity:

History starter discussion question – Things were better before than they are in today? Do you agree?

Yesterday, your task was to draw or make a family tree.  Well, today is all about you!  Ask your grown up to show you photographs of yourself as a baby and talk about how you have changed. Use a mirror to help see how beautiful you are today. If you have a dry wipe marker you can trace the shape of your face onto the mirror.  Find your eyes, nose, mouth and ears. It’s good fun! Next, use your mirror to draw a self-portrait onto paper.  Compare your baby photograph to your new portrait. I wonder where you will hang your new piece of art.

Relax in the afternoon by listening to your favourite songs. I love to hum to my favourite songs as I’m pottering around the house.

Have a lovely day Nursery and have fun!


Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Reception! We’re glad you enjoyed yesterday’s tasks and we look forward to seeing how your worms get on in their new homes!

Phonics: Set one sound of the day is: nk

Set two sound of the day is ‘ar’

Writing – Using your phonics for writing: Look at the following sentences (grown ups could write them out on paper to make it a little easier):

An egg in an egg cup.

A long run in the sun.

I play in the park.

Read the sentences and draw a picture to match them. You might like to write the sentences out yourself.

Then use your red and green words to make up your own sentences. If you post the sentence in the comments, we might be able to have a go at drawing a picture to match your sentence! Don’t make it too tricky for us though! 😊

Maths: We would like you to draw your own worms but turn them into number lines like our number line at school. Can you start at a different number? How long will your worm number line be? As a challenge why don’t you try doing it counting backwards! https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-2-Superworm.pdf

History Week activities:

Find out about Florence Nightingale. What could you use to find out more information? Who was she? What did she do?  What was her job? How did it look different compared to her job today? Can you investigate other jobs in the olden days and how they are different? Maybe you could facetime/ ring your Grandma/ Grandad and ask what their first job was? Would you like to do that job? Please let us know what you find out.

Have a lovely day 😊

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 19th May
Good morning Year 1 😊 We would just like to start by thanking you for your amazing efforts so far with the tasks we are setting you. You are approaching everything with such a positive attitude, and we are so proud of you! Keep posting your pictures, we love seeing what you get up to. 

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
We hope you enjoyed your work yesterday comparing length and height! It is always so lovely to see photographs of your work! Today, we are going to be learning about how to measure height and length. How could you do this? 

Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 5 – Lesson 2 (w/c 18th May). 

As always, watch the video first. Remember, you can pause or rewatch as often as you like! Once you have watched the video and you feel happy to, give the worksheets a go! There are images on Facebook and the PDF is on the website and in the email sent to you.

Remember there are lots of practical ideas you could do! Do you have any items the same size at home? Lego blocks are a great one to use (of course, they must be the same size!) You could use these to measure the length and height of different things in your house 😊  

Extra challenge… 

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 

Did you enjoy the first read of ‘Room on the Broom’ yesterday? This is one of Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson’s favourite stories, we love the rhyming words! Why not read the story again… https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0102qfj 

We hope you enjoyed designing your own broom yesterday. Today, we would like you to put your witch’s hat on and create a magic spell to say as you mix the potion for the new broom. Could you include rhyming words?  

Starter discussion question – Things were better in the past than they are in 2020. Do you agree? Why?

Your task – As we are not learning in school as we normally would, it’s a good time to think about how learning has changed even within our families’ living memories.  

We’re going to think about: ‘Going to school – what has changed and what has stayed the same?’
We want you to think about the following:
What do you wear to school? How do you get to school? What is your favourite lesson? 

Then try and ask other members of your family. What are your parents’ answers to these questions? Can you ask a grandparent? What about older siblings or cousins?

To show your findings, you could split your page into two parts and draw pictures to show the differences between the answers.

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 terrific Tuesday!🌈  

Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x  

Year 2

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning, Year 2! We hope that you enjoyed the timeline activities yesterday and we hope that you’re going to enjoy today’s History activity, too. We are missing you lots, Year 2. Please keep posting photos so we can see your smiling faces.

It’s time for our 9am PE lesson with Joe Wicks – will he do your favourite move today? Don’t forget to grab a drink and a snack when you’re done.

Daily Tasks –

Maths – Today’s maths work is based on arrays. Arrays help us to work out multiplication and division questions. Follow the link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 5 (w/c 18th May)’ and then choose ‘Lesson 2 – use arrays.’ 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 2 – Use arrays 2019. There is a guidance sheet attached to the email version of this post, also. You could use pieces of pasta or counters to make your own arrays if you find it helpful.If you make your own arrays using something from home, please attach a photo! You might inspire others to use the same idea.

English – It’s a writing day! We would like you to select the image that you chose yesterday for your questions work. The links are here for you again:

https://www.pobble365.com/moving-house/ or https://www.pobble365.com/jurassic-age

Imagine that you have woken up in that location. How strange it would be! Your task is to write a postcard to a friend and describe what you can see, what you can smell, what you can hear and how you feel, waking up there. You could also include what you might do. Remember to check your capital letters, full stops and spellings! When you’re done, you might want to draw the location as the front of your postcard. Please attach photos of your postcards, as we would love to add them to our website.

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 look at the picture at the bottom of the post. Can you spell all of these items and underline any special friends? Next, play ‘I spy’ for words with the ‘ie’ sound in it.

Afternoons –

History – It’s day 2 of History week! As we are not learning in school as we normally would, it’s a good time to think about how learning has changed even within our families’ living memories. We’re going to think about: ‘Going to school – what has changed and what has stayed the same?’ We would like you to interview someone in your family – it might be a parent or you could ring a grandparent or Aunt or Uncle! Ask them about what did they wear to school? What lessons did they learn? What was their favourite lesson? How did they get to school? How long did it take? What did they play in the playground? What did they eat for lunch?

Once you’ve finished your interview, we’d like you to create a poster to show ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ and compare your life at school and your relative’s life at school. We can’t wait to see your comparisons!

Take a look at today’s 3pm history activity, too! Did you do the spot the difference yesterday?

Reading – Take time to read for 15 minutes – it might be your favourite book or 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/

Have a super day, Year 2.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Tuesday 19th May 

Morning folks! 😊 Hope you are all well! It was great to see children using different ways to show their family’s timeline yesterday. What a lovely start to HISTORY WEEK. Keep enjoying these nice history-based tasks as well as your maths and English.  

Today’s tasks: 

Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May) – Lesson 2 – Add money. At the beginning of today’s lesson you will be shown a part-whole model.  See if you can find the whole before the teacher shows you. You will need to pause the video to do this. The first few examples you will see use part-whole models to help you add the money and then it will be written in number sentences. Remember to add the pounds first and then the pence. Do the first 5 questions and then watch the second part of the video. This part of the video uses bar models to add money.  Watch the examples carefully and then solve the remaining problems in the activity on some paper or in your book. 

English – Today we’re going to think about the characters in the story and how the author sometimes tells us how the characters are feeling and sometimes they show us.  

For example, ‘The children, perplexed, hurried after Mrs Smith.’ – this is the author telling us the children are confused.  Whereas in this example, ‘ “Well, you can see I’m not hiding those!” snapped the red-faced man…’ the author is showing us that the man is angry because he is red in the face and snapping at people.  

  1. Write two examples from the story where the author is telling us how the characters are feeling. 
  1. Write two examples from the story where the author is showing us.  

Challenge – could you change any of the ‘telling’ examples to a ‘showing’ sentence? 


History starter discussion question – Things were better in the past than they are in 2020. Do you agree? 

Our history topic for this term should have been about holidays in the past. It’s a lovely unit that we’ve thoroughly enjoyed before and we know you will too. You never know, we might even be able to visit Tynemouth by the end of the summer to help us see how seaside holidays changed the face of the coast in the north east. For the moment though, we’ll have to content ourselves with videos on YouTube 😊 Watch this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZlL77ZfXkI (we know it’s an old ‘un, but it’s a good ‘un!).  

Keep an eye out for: What form of transport did the children see? How is it different from what you would ride? What was unusual in 1901 that we see every day? What could you buy at the seaside? What did they call the main walkway? How is it the same/different to our seaside visits?  

Task: How long ago was 1901? How can we work it out? Where would it go on a timeline? 

Draw a straight line with 2020 at the right-hand side and ‘NOW’ written underneath. Where should we put 1901? When were you born – put that on there too. Use some of your family’s dates from yesterday and see if you can squeeze them on there too (remember not to put anyone too near to the 1901 – they might get a bit upset 😀). 


Rewatch Jessie & Friends Episode 2: Sharing Pictures at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friendsIf you have access to a printer, print the Sharing Pictures quiz and fill it in with an adult or older sibling. If you can’t print it, share the questions together and talk about the answers. 

After finishing the quiz, talk about how sometimes things that happen online can make us feel worried, scared or sad – just like Jessie, Tia and Mo in this episode. Tell them that if anything ever worries or upsets them, they can always come to you or another trusted adult for help, no matter what. 

Year 4

Year 4 – Tuesday 19th May

 Good morning Year 4!  You all worked so hard yesterday, we loved seeing your work. Remember to always take lots of photographs and post them in the comments, so we still get to see all of your smiling faces!  

 Join Miss Conway and Miss Whaley at 9am to complete the Joe Wicks workout. 

 11am is relaxing time! Take a break from your tasks and tune into David Walliams reading 20 minutes of ‘Bad Dad’ https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

 Today’s tasks:

 Maths – How did you find your division lesson yesterday? Today, we are going to focus on division again but this time looking at dividing 3-digit number by 1-digit numbers. 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 4 and recapping how to divide 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.  First, watch the video clip which will remind you how to use your part whole model to divide your numbers.  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/ 

 Just like yesterday some of the answers have remainders so check your answers carefully. You might want to create your own 100s, 10s and 1s counters to help you, you could also use your blue books to draw part-whole models to help you partition your numbers.  

 English – Today, we are going to start a new unit called persuasive writing. Click on the link below to get started. First, it will ask you to complete a quiz, then it will take you to a short video clip to watch which will focus on retrieving facts, we have done this in school when we were looking at Harriet’s Hare. Remember you can find all of the answers in the text so read it carefully. After that, there are some slides that has some questions for you to answeryou can answer these in your blue book. To finish off it will ask you to take a final quiz.https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-4-wk4-1#slide-1 

 Afternoon tasks: 

 Did you enjoy your first History task yesterday? Thank you for sharing your family timelines with us!   

 History starter discussion question – Things were better in the past than they are in 2020. Do you agree?  

 Activity 1: As we are not learning in school as we normally would, it’s a good time to think about how learning has changed even within our families’ living memories.  

We’re going to think about: ‘Going to school – what has changed and what has stayed the same?’ 

What do you wear to school? How do you get to school? What is your favourite lesson?  

Ask your parents the same questions:  

  • What did you wear to school?  
  • How did you get to school?  
  • What was your favourite lesson? 

If you can, ask a grandparent or someone older than your parents. You can also ask any older cousins or siblings.  

Activity ideas:

  • Can you draw your findings?  
  • Can you make a Venn diagram to show it?  
  • Can you set up an interview and film it?  
  • Could you write a story, imagining you are someone from your family that went to school during a different time? 

 Extension task – Watch a Horrible History video of your choice and make note of any new facts!  You could then tell someone in your family or you might decide to create a poster. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories 

 Have a lovely day everyone!  Miss Conway and Miss Whaley X  

Year 5

Year 5 Tuesday 19th May

Good morning our lovely Year 5 gang! We hope you had a good day yesterday and enjoyed the first History task. Did you find out anything about your family history? It was fun to see the photographs from across the school yesterday and there were some brilliant creations 😊 Who managed Joe Wicks? Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby thought that yesterday’s session was the hardest yet!! He certainly is putting us through our paces 😊


Today we are continuing to add fractions, but this time with different denominators.  You can find the link here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and you will need to click ‘Week 5 lesson 2’. This will be familiar to you from class, and you will recall that you will need to find a common denominator to help – so get ready with your times-tables!

In the worksheets, you also need to express your answers as a mixed number too if it is an improper fraction. Just give it your best try! 😊


Work out how many boxes I need:  I have 287 books and I can fit 12 books into each box.

Multiply these numbers by 10, 100, 1000:     16 ,  0.5 ,  302.

There are 14 boys in the class and each boy has 15 sweets in their pockets. How many sweets do they have altogether? The teacher takes half of the sweets and hides them in the cupboard – how many does she hide? Samuel sneaks into the cupboard and places 25 sweets into his pocket (cheeky) – how many are left?

Write these fractions in their most simple form :    6/12 ,   8 / 24   ,   25 / 50  ,   18 / 27


Today’s session is with Mr Emmerson and you can access here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk4-2 Remember you can start with the quiz or can skip straight to the video. You will look at the vocabulary and features of diary entries in this session, with a focus on the well-known Diary of Anne Frank, a young girl who hid in a secret annex in the second world war. Mr Emmerson will remind you how to retrieve information from a text, looking for key words and phrases before you get a chance to have a go on your own. Remember to read the question more than once before you get started and think about what it is asking from you. When finished, Mr Emmerson will go through the answers with you so you can self-assess your work.

Have a think about how could practise your spellings today and show us in the comments below 😊.

Afternoon – History

History starter discussion question – Things were better in the past than they are in 2020. Do you agree?

This term in school, we’d be studying the Suffragette movement in History and looking at key figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison. The suffragettes were women in the early 20th century who believed they should have the right to vote, among other things. This movement happened in the United Kingdom and United States. For many years, women were not allowed to vote, and so they fought for their rights.

Follow this link and take a look at other things women were not allowed to do:


Were you shocked? Which fact outraged you the most?

Your task is to write a letter as if you were a woman living in 1918. You can choose who you are writing to but must express your outrage at your position in society. You could talk about things you are not allowed to do and things you believe you should be able to do.

When you are finished, why not read your letter to a family member, using your most passionate and expressive voice.


Don’t forget to read regularly and pop on to Accelerated Reader when you are ready to quiz. If you are in our Reading Plus group – make sure you log on for some practise. We love to see how many of you have been busy!

Have a great day! Lots of love, Mrs B and Miss O  xoxo

Year 6

Tuesday 19th May

Another great start to the week Year 6 – let’s keep it up!

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

All work this week is in your homework book or on the PowerPoint. Page 11 and 12 for decimal work and then pages 72,73 and 74 for work on reflection and translatio – we suggest you will need a ruler or something with a straight edge to ensure accuracy.

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 place value.

English SPaG 11:00 – 11:45

Today we need Grammar book page 33 along with the PowerPoint where you will be focusing on sub-ordinating conjunctions.

Guided Reading 11:45 – 12:15pm

You will need your blue jotter for all your Guided Reading work this week. Today we are reading a non-fiction text on Worst Jobs for Kids. The text is available on the PowerPoint and the assignment.


History Week Day 2- Miss Parkin is really excited about today’s task because she loves looking at old photographs of local areas. Today we would like you to look at some old photographs of Dunston ( they are on the PowerPoint on our class chats). Please complete the tasks with your family.

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

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