Daily Work – 20/04/20

Apr 16, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Good morning Nursery – we hope you’ve had a fun Easter and enjoyed eating yummy chocolate from the Easter Bunny!  It would be great for you to post some photos in the comments below as it’s something we always look forward to.  Thank you to our families who have been sending emails also – you are amazing!

Your teachers are really sad that we can’t be together at the moment to play and learn in our fantastic nursery classroom because we continue to miss your beautiful smiley faces. Once again we hope that you’ll enjoy the amazing activities we have planned for you.  This week our afternoon activities are linked to science. Get those investigating caps on and let’s start discovering together!

  • Start the morning by moving our bodies and asking a grown-up to help you to use the Internet to find ‘Cosmic Yoga’. Choose one of the sessions to join in with. There are sessions about popular books and topics such as pirates, the sea and dinosaurs.
  • As part of maths today look at

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocks-series-1-three

Watch ‘number three’ and with your grown up to find three spoons, three shoes, three socks, three hats, three books, three toys, three cups.  Good work – now you know about the number three.  Can you practice drawing it in the air then onto some paper? We know that many of you can count and recognise lots of numbers but it’s really important to get a good understanding of numbers in many ways and we hope this helps in a fun way.

  • As part of English activities today, practice writing your name – whether it’s the first letter or all of it, just have a try! Look around the house for any other letters that are in your name.

Choose a nursery rhyme and do the actions with your grown up. We have loved doing ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ and ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive’. You might want to post a recording of you singing and dancing, which we would absolutely love to see!

Science activities

Time to talk – Have a chat with your grown up and ask, “What would happen if all of the trees were cut down?”

This is a great science activity to do at home and Mrs Warrilow’s girls had a great time exploring with it. Watch the following link which shows you how to Hapa Zome (a Japanese term meaning ‘leaf-dye’). This will give you simple instructions on how to make leaf prints on fabric.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olexmfO9WT0

During your outdoor daily exercise, you could collect some leaves from trees and flowers, petals and even grass from the ground to make your own Hapa Zome pictures. You could try making your own design or look at the picture below as an idea (please see Facebook page or your email). Remember to ask your grown up to help so that you can do this safely.  We used a piece of wood and arranged our flowers and leaves in between two pieces of fabric or kitchen roll. We then placed it over a piece of wood and simply tapped and tapped with the hammer (supervised) or a pebble. Talk to your grown up about how you think the fabric changed colour. It would be great to see some photographs of your collages.

We hope you have fun exploring and learning. From all of your nursery teachers.

Reception

Reception 20 April

Good morning Reception! We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter and you haven’t been eating too many chocolate eggs from the Easter bunny! We would love to see what you have been up to so please add some photos to the comments of this post. It will help to brighten up our day! We have planned some more ‘Super’ activities for you this week and we really hope you enjoy them. The afternoon activities are all going to be linked to science this week so we hope you’re ready to do a little bit of investigating!

Today’s activities:

Phonics: We imagine there have been lots of chocolate eggs in your house over Easter. Egg starts with an ‘e’. Can you write a list of other words that start with the same sound? What sound does your name start with? Can you write a list of words that start with the same sound as your name?

RWI will also be releasing new online speed sound lessons this week. If you worked with Mrs Cassidy for RWI you might like to have a look at speed sound 1 sessions starting at 9.30.  If you were in another group you might like to refresh these sounds or have a look at speed sound two lessons starting at 10 o clock. Reception will not cover speed sounds three.

The videos can be found via the You Tube Ruth Miskin Training website – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Set one sound of the day is ‘c’ and set two sound of the day is ‘ou’.

Maths: These activities are linked to how we teach maths in school and they are also linked to one of our favourite stories, Supertato!

Read the story Supertato if you have it at home or if not here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c

Then follow the ideas about making a trap on the link below. Can you make a trap for the Evil pea?

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-1-Supertato.pdf

Use your maths skills to make a trap. Remember Evil Pea is small so what might you have to make to make sure he doesn’t escape? Could you use a box? Remember we just want to trap him so he will need holes to breath! Do we need to check he is in there? How will we see?

Afternoon ideas linked to Science Week:

Time to talkWhat would happen if all of the trees were cut down?

Listen to the following song which tells you a little bit about trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7dKRBZVLvI

When out having your daily exercise or when playing in the garden, you could collect some leaves, bark and twigs from the ground to make your own collage of a tree. You could try making some crayon rubbings of leaves or the trunks of the trees and use them to make your own tree like the one shown in the photo (please see Facebook post or your email).

Have fun and remember these are suggestions to help keep you busy and learn. You might not have time for all of them and that’s ok! Please add some photos of the activities you manage to complete as we really do enjoy seeing them.

Sending lots of smiles your way, Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 20  April
Hi Year 1! Welcome back! We hope you have all managed to spend some lovely time with your family and have enjoyed some chocolate treats. We have missed you all lots and are excited to be working with you again. If you would like to show us anything you’ve been up to over the break, ask your grown up to pop some photographs in the comments 😊

Remember – these tasks are just suggestions. There is no pressure to complete these. Just do whatever you can and most importantly, stay safe. We know there is a lot of information to digest here today.

This morning, we’re going to get started with a little workout. Joe Wicks is working out at 9am, or if that’s a bit tricky for you, you could do some yoga to wake those bodies up.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Today’s tasks:  

Maths –  For our Maths today, we are going to be working on doubles. Some of you will be very familiar with this, but it will still be good practice. If you use the link below, you will be able to access lots of Maths tasks, but we are going to do one lesson a day. Today’s is Summer Term – Week 1, Lesson 1. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Watch the video (It starts with Flashback 4, which is our Hi 5 Maths) and feel free to pause whenever! Then, have a go at the activity sheet – grown-ups, don’t feel you need to print these. The children can record in their Homework books/ on paper, or you can just discuss together. Feel free to use any objects you have, or the children might choose to use drawings, to help them work out any answers. The answers are also available so the children can check – we know they love marking their own work! 
Hit the Button also has a doubles game for you to practise when you’ve finished.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

English–  Let’s start with some RWInc.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
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

This week, we’re going to be working on a story that you are all familiar with… The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson! Some of you may have the story at home to read with a grown up, or you can watch it on iPlayer, or both!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo
When you are watching it, we’d like you to think of adjectives (describing words) to describe the Gruffalo. What is he like on the outside? What are his claws like? What is his back like? What is his face like? Can you think of any adjectives to describe his personality? This will be important for tomorrow’s description you write about him. 

Afternoon
Science- This week our school is focussing on Science, so every afternoon we will begin with a question for you to discuss with your family.  We will then set an activity for you to work on.  

Science Starter Discussion Question – What would happen if all of the trees were cut down?   

Make a list of the jobs that adults do which require them to use their scientific knowledge or skills. I wonder how many you can think of?   

STEM Challenges: For the following two challenges you need 2 sheets of A4 paper or 2 sheets of very thin card (A4).  

Challenge 1 – Build a Tower: Build a tower that can stand up by itself. You can only use one A4 sheet of paper or one A4 sheet of thin card. You may use scissors but no glue or sticky tape.  
Did you succeed? Did it stand up without you holding it? What did you do with your paper? Did you stick with your original design?  
Tower Fact – Emley Moor Tower in Huddersfield is 330.5m high and is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – take a look on Google.  

Challenge 2 – Build a Bridge: Bridges are everywhere; over roads, over rivers, over canals and joining islands to the mainland. Sometimes bridges have to span long distances. Engineers have to ensure that bridges are strong and they use triangular shapes and arches to achieve this.  
Your challenge is to build a bridge from a piece of card (roughly A4 in size) or you could use two sheets of A4 paper. You can use scissors, glue or sticky tape. Your bridge must be able to hold a small weight without collapsing. You may want to carry out a little bit of research first! 
Which shapes worked best in your design?  What could your bridge hold? How could you make your bridge even stronger?  

We would love to see some photos of your towers and bridges in the comments below – have fun!  

Reading– Remember to keep reading at home! You can re-read your school reading books, read a favourite story that you already have to your grown-up, or you could do storytime for some of your teddies and toys. 

We hope you have a great first day back at ‘school’ and we can’t wait to hear from you all.
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson 

Year 2

Year 2 20 April

Hi Year 2,

We hope you are well and have had a lovely Easter. We’re sad that we won’t all be back in our classrooms this morning, but we would love to find out what you have been up to over the Easter break, so please post any photographs in the comments below.  We’re so pleased to be setting new work for you, we hope you enjoy the tasks and like always, just try your best.

Get your day off to a great start with a workout with Joe Wicks at 9am! We wonder what exercises he will pick out today?

Today’s tasks:

Maths – In Maths, we use White Rose Hub for the questions we answer in class so today’s style of questions should be familiar to you all. Follow https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 1, lesson 1. There is a video clip to watch about ‘Finding three quarters.’ It starts with a ‘Flashback 4’ with 4 questions on things that we have learned in school. It’s a good chance to have a practice as a warm up! Then the video will talk through finding three quarters. We haven’t learnt this yet but the video will talk you through this just like we would at school and then you can open the worksheet by clicking ‘get the activity’ to try. Either print it off, answer on a separate piece of paper or discuss your answers with someone at home. (We have attached to our e-mails some tips for finding ¾). There are answers for you to check your work against once you’re done by clicking on ‘get the answers’.

If you’re finding this very tricky leave it and follow the same link and look at ‘Week 1 – lesson 1 – ‘Make equal parts.’ This video and worksheet cover work that we have already done in school. Either print the worksheet, answer it on a separate piece of paper or discuss your answers with someone at home.

If you don’t have Internet access, open your CGP Arithmetic booklets and try page 16 ‘Missing number problems.’ A top tip is to start by circling the biggest number in the calculation. We know that in a subtraction calculation the biggest number comes first and in an addition calculation the biggest number comes next to the equals sign – but beware of questions when the equals sign has been written first!

English – A little bit of reading and writing for you today. First, use your CGP Comprehension booklet to complete ‘Tim’s Diary’ on page 11.  Read the questions aloud carefully and remember you can underline or highlight any information in the text to help you. If you find the text a little bit tricky – read it with an adult. For your writing task we would like you to write a short dairy just like Tim’s as he stayed indoors too. Base your diary on one of your days over the Easter break. Remember to begin with Dear Diary… and remember to punctuate your sentences accurately.

Phonics – There are new Read Write Inc daily speed sounds lesson starting today and these can be watched from 10am onwards everyday – click on the link below https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ . (We have also attached in our e-mail the timetable of sounds for the week)

Choose a 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 a Set 2 sounds video. They’re 10 minutes long and will keep up our fantastic Phonics work!

If you do not read ‘Read Write Inc’ reading books, pick up one of your favourite books and see how many words with the sound ‘tion’ you can find!

If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries.

Afternoon

Science  

Science Starter Discussion Question – What would happen if all of the trees were cut down?

Make a list of the jobs that adults do which require them to use their scientific knowledge or skills. I wonder how many you can think of?

STEM Challenges

For the following two challenges you need 2 sheets of A4 paper or 2 sheets of very thin card (A4).

Challenge 1 – Build a Tower

Build a tower that can stand up by itself. You can only use one A4 sheet of paper or one A4 sheet of thin card. You may use scissors but no glue or sticky tape.

Did you succeed? Did it stand up without you holding it? What did you do with your paper? Did you stick with your original design?

 Tower Fact – Emley Moor Tower in Huddersfield is 330.5m high and is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – take a look on Google.

Challenge 2 – Build a Bridge

Bridges are everywhere; over roads, over rivers, over canals and joining islands to the mainland. Sometimes bridges have to span long distances. Engineers have to ensure that bridges are strong and they use triangular shapes and arches to achieve this.

Your challenge is to build a bridge from a piece of card (roughly A4 in size) or you could use two sheets of A4 paper. You can use scissors, glue or sticky tape. Your bridge must be able to hold a small weight without collapsing. You may want to carry out a little bit of research first!

Which shapes worked best in your design?  What could your bridge hold? How could you make your bridge even stronger?

We would love to see some photos of your towers and bridges – have fun!

Reading – Remember to continue to read at home.  Why don’t you share your favourite book with a grown up?  Or read a story online?  You could even pick up a book that you have read in the past and challenge yourself to read so many pages a day!  Remember to take an Accelerated Reader quiz, once you are finished if you use Accelerated Reader. If you use Lexia, log on and complete your daily 20 minutes.

Have a great day!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3  20 April

Welcome to the summer term everyone! We hope you’ve had a lovely time over Easter and haven’t eaten too much chocolate 😊 We’ve all been continuing with Joe Wicks over the holidays and kept ourselves busy with our families, enjoying some sunshine in the garden. It’s such a shame we can’t see you today and find out what you’ve been up to for the last couple of weeks – let us know in the comments below if you’d like to share what you’ve been doing (especially if there are any delicious food/cooking things you’ve been doing! You know we like a crispy cake or biscuit 😉).

Today’s tasks:

Kick off your morning and get those endorphins going with today’s Joe Wicks PE lesson at 9! We’ll be doing it too! (Although we won’t be posting photos hahaha).

Maths – Visit: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Lesson 1: unit and non-unit fractions. Watch the video tutorial that teaches you the first part of the lesson then pause when it tells you to. The worksheets are available to click and open at the right-hand side of the video where it says ‘Get the activity’. If you aren’t able to print the worksheets, don’t worry! You can just write the answer on some squared paper if you have any left or in your blue book (or any paper you’ve got!). Once you have done the first 2 questions, watch the rest of the video. See if you can answer the questions and say the sentences before the man leading the video does. Complete the rest of the questions on the worksheet or on paper/your book then check the answers with a grown-up (the answers are below the worksheet where it says ‘Get the answers’).

English – watch the video ‘Girl and Robot’ that we began before we left school (available on YouTube). We are going to write a diary entry as if we are the girl in the film. It needs to: be written in the first person (I have…I feel…I built…), use chatty conversational language, express emotions, use chronological order, use adverbial phrases of time (after, before, later).

Today we are going to focus on the first 2 paragraphs (up to 1m19s on the video). Get yourself in the role – think about what you have been doing and how you’ve felt whilst building the robot so far. Here’s a starter example for you that you can use and fill in the different parts if you’re stuck on starting:

Dear Diary, What a [adjective] day! I have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions trying to [choose a synonym for ‘fix’] my [adjective] robot. It has been so [choose a synonym for ‘difficult’]. 

Afternoon

Science - This week our school is focussing on Science, so every afternoon we will begin with a question for you to discuss with your family (you don’t need to write anything). We will then set an activity for you to work on.

What would happen if all of the trees were cut down?

Make a list of all of the jobs that grown-ups do that might use their science knowledge or skills. I wonder how many you can think of?

STEM Challenges

For the following two challenges you need 2 sheets of A4 paper or 2 sheets of very thin card (A4).

Challenge 1 – Build a Tower

Build a tower that can stand up by itself. You can only use one A4 sheet of paper or one A4 sheet of thin card. You may use scissors but no glue or sticky tape.

Did you succeed? Did it stand up without you holding it? What did you do with your paper? Did you stick with your original design?

Tower Fact – Emley Moor Tower in Huddersfield is 330.5m high and is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – take a look on Google.

Challenge 2 – Build a Bridge

Bridges are everywhere; over roads, over rivers, over canals and joining islands to the mainland. Sometimes bridges have to span long distances. Engineers have to ensure that bridges are strong and they use triangular shapes and arches to achieve this.

Your challenge is to build a bridge from a piece of card (roughly A4 in size) or you could use two sheets of A4 paper. You can use scissors, glue or sticky tape. Your bridge must be able to hold a small weight without collapsing. You may want to carry out a little bit of research first!

Which shapes worked best in your design?  What could your bridge hold? How could you make your bridge even stronger?

We would love to see some photos of your towers and bridges – have fun!

Enjoy your day everyone and don’t forget to post photos of activities or work you’ve done in the comments 😊 Mrs Mc, Mrs Cowan, Mrs Rippon and Mrs Donaldson x

Year 4

Year 4 20 April

Welcome back Year 4!  We hope you have had a great Easter break spending quality time with your family and most importantly staying safe!  We’re sad that you won’t be running through the doors this morning, but we would love to find out what you have been up to over the Easter break, so please post any photographs in the comments below.

To kickstart your week, we would like you to complete the Joe Wicks workout at 9am. Before you start, we would like you to check that everything in your pack has been completed (apart from the Maths CPG book).  Please work your way through any remaining tasks before moving onto today’s tasks.

Today’s tasks:

Maths – WOW! Well done Year 4 for your amazing victory against Year 5 in the latest TTR tournament! You are all superstars! A new battle has been set between the girls and boys from each class, so this morning we would like you to log into your account and join in the battle for 20 minutes. Last time, it was an extremely close result, but the boys from 4C and girls from 4W won the tournament. I wonder what the result will be this time?! We can’t wait to find out! Once you have finished that, take out your CPG maths booklet and complete pages 28 – 35.

English – We would like you to revisit using expanded noun phrases to improve sentences by adding further detail.  We would like you to use the following link to remind yourself of what an expanded noun phrase is.  This link includes a video clip and an activity for you to complete.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

We would now like you to look out of your window and list 3 things that you can see.  Could you now write 3 sentences using expanded noun phrases to describe what you can see?  For example: Looking out of my huge, transparent window, I can see a fluffy, white cat scurrying across the freshly cut, green grass.  Please complete these sentences in your homework book.  We would love to hear some of your sentences in the comments below.
Afternoon

Science - This week our school is focussing on Science, so every afternoon we will begin with a question for you to discuss with your family.  We will then set an activity for you to work on.

Science Starter Discussion Question – What would happen if all of the trees were cut down?

Make a list of the jobs that adults do which require them to use their scientific knowledge or skills. I wonder how many you can think of?

STEM Challenges:

For the following two challenges you need 2 sheets of A4 paper or 2 sheets of very thin card (A4).

Challenge 1 – Build a Tower:

Build a tower that can stand up by itself. You can only use one A4 sheet of paper or one A4 sheet of thin card. You may use scissors but no glue or sticky tape.

Did you succeed? Did it stand up without you holding it? What did you do with your paper? Did you stick with your original design?

  Tower Fact – Emley Moor Tower in Huddersfield is 330.5m high and is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – take a look on Google. 

Challenge 2 – Build a Bridge:

Bridges are everywhere; over roads, over rivers, over canals and joining islands to the mainland. Sometimes bridges have to span long distances. Engineers have to ensure that bridges are strong and they use triangular shapes and arches to achieve this.

Your challenge is to build a bridge from a piece of card (roughly A4 in size) or you could use two sheets of A4 paper. You can use scissors, glue or sticky tape. Your bridge must be able to hold a small weight without collapsing. You may want to carry out a little bit of research first!

Which shapes worked best in your design?  What could your bridge hold? How could you make your bridge even stronger?

We would love to see some photos of your towers and bridges – have fun!

Reading – Remember to continue to read at home.  Why don’t you share your favourite book with a grown up?  Or read a story online?  You could even pick up a book that you have read in the past and challenge yourself to read so many pages a day!  Remember to take an Accelerated Reader quiz, once you are finished.

Have a great day from Miss Conway and Miss Whaley 😊

Year 5

Good morning and welcome back Year 5! We hope you have all managed to have some well-deserved rest time with your families, having fun, playing, baking and laughing! Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry are both looking forward to seeing your work this week.

Today’s Tasks

*LONG POST ALERT* – apologies for this however there is a lot of new information for this term, so please read carefully😊

Maths

We are now going to follow a new, exciting Home Learning scheme which will be very familiar to you because it is the same style of resources that we use in class every day and that you have been using from your packs at home. Each day, you will be given one lesson to complete – don’t be tempted to move onto the next lesson, as this will be your task for the following day. Each lesson, you will watch a short video, just like you would listen in class, to give you the skills to answer the questions. You can go back and re-watch the video as many times as you need (just like you would ask Mrs Berry or Miss Ornsby for help 😊). At the start of each video, there is a ‘Flashback 4’ slide where there will be 4 questions which are considered a ‘warm up’. Feel free to give these a go but do not worry if you are unable to answer them – some of the concepts we have not yet covered with you.

To access please click the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

On here, you should see ‘Lesson 1 – Adding decimals within 1’. Once you have watched the video, click ‘Get the Activity’ which will open a worksheet on your screen. You can either print this worksheet to complete on the sheet or use your exercise book to answer the questions from your screen. Remember to ensure your place value is lined up correctly when adding using the column method – your decimal points should always be in line. Once you are confident with your answers and have checked them all, you can click ‘Get the Answers’ to self-assess or ask an adult to mark them for you. Always make sure you go back to correct any mistakes 😊. It might help you on Question 4, to use a place holder 0 when doing column addition!

As this is a new concept, which we have not yet covered in class, please do not worry if you find any part of it tricky or confusing. All we ask is that you try your best and give the questions a go. As the questions get progressively harder, please do not worry if you do not answer them all. Always start from number 1 (like you would start with F1 in class) and work as far through the questions as you can. Question 5 and onward are similar to reasoning and problem solving questions (R1 and P1 in class) so they may be a little trickier.

Challenge

As an extra challenge, you could try the ‘Multiply 4-digits by 1 digit’ worksheet from your packs.

English

Your English task today is to complete the ‘Descriptive Writing’ task (with the snow leopard’s face on). You need to describe his appearance, body, movement and his behaviour. Think about what techniques help you write creatively. Challenge: Use your notes to write a paragraph about the snow leopard and include all of your techniques.

Afternoon

Science

Starter Discussion: Materials – What would happen if all the trees were cut down?

Make a list of all of the jobs that grown-ups do that might use their science knowledge or skills. I wonder how many you can think of?

STEM Challenges

For the following two challenges you need 2 sheets of A4 paper or 2 sheets of very thin card (A4).

Challenge 1 – Build a Tower

Build a tower that can stand up by itself. You can only use one A4 sheet of paper or one A4 sheet of thin card. You may use scissors but no glue or sticky tape. You could always use a sheet out of your exercise book or experiment with other materials!

Did you succeed? Did it stand up without you holding it? What did you do with your paper? Did you stick with your original design?

Tower Fact – Emley Moor Tower in Huddersfield is 330.5m high and is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – take a look on Google.

 

Challenge 2 – Build a Bridge

Bridges are everywhere; over roads, over rivers, over canals and joining islands to the mainland. Sometimes bridges have to span long distances. Engineers have to ensure that bridges are strong and they use triangular shapes and arches to achieve this.

Your challenge is to build a bridge from a piece of card (roughly A4 in size) or you could use two sheets of A4 paper. You can use scissors, glue or sticky tape. Your bridge must be able to hold a small weight without collapsing. You may want to carry out a little bit of research first! You could always use sheets out of your exercise book or experiment with other materials!

Which shapes worked best in your design?  What could your bridge hold? How could you make your bridge even stronger?

We would love to see some photos of your towers and bridges – have fun!

 

Reading

Please remember to find some quiet time in your day (whenever suits you and your family best) to relax and read your book. Don’t forget you can still take a quiz on Accelerated Reader. If you currently work with Mrs Ion on Reading Plus, you should use this time to log on and practise your reading skills.  To access this:

Google: Reading Plus

Site code: rpdunst

Username: your first name and then the initial of your last name

Password: qwerty

Mrs Ion will be looking forward to see who has been practising their skills so keep an eye out for any lovely messages from her! 😊

 

Have a lovely day, love Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx

Year 6

Monday, 20 April

Welcome back Year 6!  We hope you have had a great Easter break spending quality time with your family and most importantly, staying safe! We can’t wait to say, “Morning!” to you all when you log into Teams for our lessons today.

A reminder that we are running a slightly different timetable from before our Easter Break. This was outlined in an email sent on 3 April and there is also a copy in the Assignments section on Teams.

At 9am Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.

Today’s tasks:

Reminder: Always open the Assignment posted in the chat before the beginning of the lesson this will outline the expectations and equipment needed for the lesson. Then open the PowerPoint posted too. Watching the PowerPoint is the most important part of the lesson as this is where the teaching and learning happens as well as some of the activities which are not in your work books.

At the end of each “lesson” or when the work has been completed the children are asked to Hand In their work using the button in Assignments.

Maths 9:30-10:30am

Arithmetic pages 8 and 9 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 5 and 6. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths

Arithmetic – page 27 and then rounding questions in the PowerPoint alongside page 6 of Number, Algebra and Ratio book

Guided Reading 11.00 – 11:30am

Reading Fiction Book needed to read “The Old Photograph” there are then activities outlined on the PowerPoint before completing pages 26 and 27.

English 11:30 -12:15

Punctuation book needed to learn about apostrophes on page 12 and 13. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay are online during these lesson times to support children with their learning, to assist with misconceptions and difficulties children may have with the activities set. The answers are posted and there is also time for discussion about any errors so that children can edit their work if necessary. The lesson PowerPoints and answer PowerPoints remain in the class chat, so if you complete the lessons at a different time everything is there to help your child – just scroll up. 😊

Afternoon

Science - This week our whole school focus is Science. At 12:30pm Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will post a PowerPoint and Assignment in the class chat which will give activities, questions and details about the Science task. Have fun! A brief outline is below:

Science Starter Discussion Question – What would happen if all of the trees were cut down?

STEM Challenges:

For the following two challenges you need 2 sheets of A4 paper or 2 sheets of very thin card (A4).

Challenge 1 – Build a Tower:

Build a tower that can stand up by itself. You can only use one A4 sheet of paper or one A4 sheet of thin card. You may use scissors but no glue or sticky tape.

Did you succeed? Did it stand up without you holding it? What did you do with your paper? Did you stick with your original design?

Tower Fact – Emley Moor Tower in Huddersfield is 330.5m high and is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – take a look on Google. 

Challenge 2 – Build a Bridge:

Bridges are everywhere; over roads, over rivers, over canals and joining islands to the mainland. Sometimes bridges have to span long distances. Engineers have to ensure that bridges are strong and they use triangular shapes and arches to achieve this.

Your challenge is to build a bridge from a piece of card (roughly A4 in size) or you could use two sheets of A4 paper. You can use scissors, glue or sticky tape. Your bridge must be able to hold a small weight without collapsing. You may want to carry out a little bit of research first!

Which shapes worked best in your design?  What could your bridge hold? How could you make your bridge even stronger?

We would love to see some photos of your towers and bridges – please post pictures of your child working in the thread on this post.

Reading  – Remember our daily expectation of 30 minutes of Reading Plus daily if you can. On Friday Mrs Moorhead will have a look at how you are doing and Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will post her feedback on Monday in our class chats. Read and Relax is a flexible activity for you to complete whenever you want – read aloud, read in a den, read in the garden, read in bed. Accelerated Reader link is posted separately and also accessible via the Assignments in Teams.

Have a great day from Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊

 

Nurture and Inclusion

We hope you had a lovely Easter, filled with rest, laughter and perhaps a little too much chocolate eating!
We will continue to update Facebook and the school website with links to activities, resources and advice to support you and your children through this time. If you’ve managed to do any ‘chill out’ activities during this time (such as mindful colouring, paper chain making, ‘wish’ jar), we would love to see some photos posted in the comments section of this post.
Here’s a reminder of the link to some resources/activities/support: https://tinyurl.com/v8hdly3
A reminder of useful websites:
Mrs Cox will be in school this Wednesday (22.04.20) and is available to take calls from parents/carers between 9.30am and 1.30pm – please use this if you would like any advice, support or even a friendly voice to chat to.
Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox