Daily Work – 20/5/20

May 20, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery – Wednesday 20th May  

Good morning Nursery and hello to Wednesday. Thank you for sending us photographs about your busy day yesterday – as always it was a pleasure to see you being happily busy at home.


Wakey wakey, rise and shine!

Twilight The Unicorn of Dreams: A Cosmic Kids Yoga adventure! Enjoy this yoga story all about sleeping well and having lovely dreams.

Link to Unicorn of Dreams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLOOOjGAM1s

RWI Phonics:

Today’s set one sound is ‘m. The sounds have been repeated which is a great way to consolidate and practice some of the sounds we have covered in Nursery.  I’m sure you will love joining in!

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Maths activity – counting:

We have planned a counting activity for you today and the example shown is to ten, but it can be changed for any number your grown-up thinks is best for you.  Use some paper and write numbers from 1-10, then simply place some objects next to the number to see how the amount changes. Can you see a pattern? We used some building blocks, but you can use anything you have at home, including cheerios, buttons and dried beans… the list is endless!

History activity:

Today, we would like you to draw a picture or a rainbow and colour it in. Ask your grown-up to help you write yourself a special message of some of the things you have been doing at home. This will remind you of the time you have spent with your family when we couldn’t come to Nursery. Put it into an envelope which you may like to decorate. Now for the fun, ask your grown-up to take you for a walk to the post box to be posted (remember to write your name and address on the envelope) and simply post! When will you get it back? Imagine the excitement of having the postman/lady deliver a special delivery just for you! Mrs Warrilow’s little girl loves going to the post box on their walks and we hope you do too!

It’s going to warm today, so put lots of sun cream on and have some lovely family time.

Have a lovely day Nursery and have fun!

Reception

Reception Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Reception. We loved seeing your pictures and sentences yesterday and we hope you liked Mrs Cassidy’s drawings to match some of your ideas. Your number snakes were great too! We really are very proud of all of your hard work. Today we thought we would have some extra fun for phonics so check out our alternative ideas!

Set 1 sounds are repeating and the sound of the day is: m

Set 2 sound (repeated) is: or ‘shut the door’

An alternative activity could be to do sound splat but in different ways! Chalk outside and water balloons, using twister game or a nerf gun. You might even think of some of your own ideas. Please let us know if you do!

Writing

We thought you might like to listen to some poetry today. This one is dinosaur related and has some great rhyming words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDTblrzw-o Can you tell your grown up which words rhyme?

Can you make up your own short silly Cake-O-Saurus poem?

Maths – Superworm has many abilities and many moves. Superworm the skipping rope. How many skips can you do in 1 minute? Can a grown up time you? Check your counting! How else can you move your body like Superworm. Can you hula hoop for 1 minute? Can you use your body as a swing – swing your arms? Can you count 20 of one move? Maybe you would like to make your own rain dance to see if it brings some worms up to the surface. Then you could add them to your wormery. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-3-Superworm.pdf

History week activities:

On your daily walk, point out how some buildings look older than others. How many old buildings can you spot? How many new buildings? How do they look different? You could even keep a tally to record the number of each. Once home, you might like to use junk modelling to make one of the buildings.

Have a lovely day and remember to #be more Kind!

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊

Year 1

Year 1 Wednesday 20th May
Happy Wednesday Year 1! How are you all today? We hope you are all well and raring to go!
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson are going to be starting the day off with some Cosmic Kids Yoga. Which one will you choose? 
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
Today, we are continuing learning how to measure height and length more accurately! We are going to be using rulers to help us. This is a very useful skill to learn! There are lots of things you will need to measure at some point. Miss Bunce has been measuring things in her house recently so she knows that her new desk will fit! 

Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 5 – Lesson 3 (w/c 18th May). 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

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.  

Lesson-3-Measure-length-2

If you have a ruler at home, you can measure different objects! A grown-up might even help you to use a tape measure if they have one and measure some larger objects. 

Extra challenge…

English – 
RWInc. Time!
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 

We are delighted so many of you are enjoying this week’s story, ‘Room on the Broom’.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0102qfj

We loved seeing your magic spells yesterday! Well done! Today, we are going to be retelling the story! We want you to think about the key parts of the story. Where does the witch travel on her broom? What does she drop each time? Which animals does she find?

You might choose to make some little puppets to help you retell the story (you could make finger puppets like you made in Art Week!) or you could draw pictures and retell it. We don’t want you to write the story, just tell it to someone in your house. Try to use some of the story language from the book and use your storyteller voice! We can’t wait to see your ideas. 

Afternoon
History
Starter discussion question – Why should we ask people who lived before us about the past? Surely the internet is better… 

Your task – 
On your daily walk today, we’d like you to look out for ‘old buildings.’ Before you go, think about, what makes some houses or buildings ‘old’ and what makes some ‘new’? Choose an old building – it might be the old school building, the war memorial, a church or something specific to where you live. When you pass it on your walk, talk to the person on your walk with you about:  

*How long ago do you think it was built? Are there any clues?  

*Why was this building built?  

*Who might have used it in the past? 

*What is it used for now?  

You can also use Google images/ Google maps if you can’t walk there on your daily walk. After your walk (real or virtual!), design what you think Dunston/the building you chose could look like 50 years in the future. You might like to draw and label it, or you could make a model of what it might look like out of recycling materials, Playdough, Lego…. whatever you choose! Remember, we would love to see photos of your work!

Reading
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 wonderful Wednesday!🌈  
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x  

Year 2

Year 2   Wednesday 20th May

Good morning, Year 2. We hope that you are all well and are enjoying our history activities this week. It was lovely to see photos of the work you have been doing so please keep posting them!

Let’s start the morning with a workout with Joe Wicks. Can you believe that this is his 9th week of exercises?

Daily tasks 

Maths – We hope that you have been enjoying your multiplication work this week. Today we will be using our knowledge of our 2 times tables to help us answer a variety of questions.  Follow the White Rose link below then choose ‘Week 5, lesson 3, the 2 times-tables’. Watch the video and then have a go at completing the worksheet – click here to open the worksheet. Lesson-3-The-2-times-table-2019 Question 6 on the worksheet is a real challenge and we would love to see how you work it out! We have also attached a Top Tips sheet to the e-mail if you need any extra support, especially with question 6! We know you’ll be great!   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/      

English – Today is comprehension day and you are going to be reading all about animals. Turn to P26 in your CPG comprehension book, read the text and have a go at answering the questions on P27. Remember you can highlight important information in the text and if you find it tricky, ask an adult to read with you.

Phonics – Read Write Inc daily lessons can be watched from 10.30 am onwards everyday – click on this link  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well. Remember to tick or fix!

Choose Set 3 sounds video if you have an orange, yellow, blue or grey reading book. If you have a green, purple or pink reading book, choose Set 2 sounds video. If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries.

If you do not read ‘Read Write Inc’ reading books, have a look at the text you have just read about animals and see how many words you can find with an apostrophe in e.g. I’m.

Afternoon – History

History starter discussion question – Why should we ask people who lived before us about the past? Surely the internet is better…

On your daily walk today, we’d like you to look out for ‘old buildings.’ Before you go, think about, what makes some houses or buildings ‘old’ and what makes some ‘new’? Choose an old building – it might be the old school building, the war memorial, a church, the Staiths or something specific to where you live. When you pass it on your walk, talk to the person on your walk with you about:

  • How long ago do you think it was built? Are there any clues?
  • Why was this building built?
  • Who might have used it in the past?
  • What is it used for now?

You can also use google images/google maps if you can’t walk there on your daily walk.

When you get home have a go at re-creating an old building you saw using junk modelling? We would love to see your models so please post the photographs.

Reading – if you could keep this up for 15 minutes a day that would be great!

Have a lovely Wednesday Year 2!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Wednesday 20th May 

Morning everyone!  Hope you’re enjoying HISTORY WEEK so far – we certainly are! You’re at the half way point of the week now and are doing so well from what we’ve seen. Keep adding your pictures to the comments section – it’s lovely to see you even if it is from afar!

Today’s tasks: 

Maths  To start today’s lesson click on the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples to play a coconut game of finding multiples of 8. Click on the menu button at the top right corner of the screen and select x8.   

Then go onto https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 3 – Subtract money. The first screen shows a part-whole model, carefully watch how the teacher solves subtraction of money using this. Then solve the next two part-whole models when you are told to do so and see if you are right. Next you will need to solve the first two questions in the activity. Remember don’t worry if you are unable to print these activities out, you can copy them onto some paper or in your book.  Watch the next part of the video. These are written as subtraction number sentences and you will see the teacher subtracting the pounds first and then the pence. You will also be shown how to solve money subtractions on a number line. When solving the questions in the activity, use the method you find the easiest. 

On Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/ we have set you a money activity in the 2Dos – Calculating change from £1-d.  For this activity you need to give Ned the correct change.  

English – Continuing with our mystery story…We think the beehive was a great place to stash the jewels because no one wants to go near the bees. If I were a thief, I might hide the jewels somewhere I could go back to when the museum is closed, maybe in the garden, the compost heap (but that might be smelly!) or up a tree. 

What if we changed other elements of the story? Talk about and write down your thoughts about these ‘What if not..?’ questions – how would the story change?: 

  • What if not the greatcoat, flying hat, goggles and gas mask? What if the thief had taken something else from the museum as protection (like a suit of armour)? 
  • What if not jewels? What if the thief had taken something else valuable (like a painting or book)? 
  • What if not the pretty woman? What if the cross man (or even Mrs Smith!) had stolen the jewels?  

Afternoon 

History starter discussion question – Why should we ask people who lived before us about the past? Surely the internet is better… 

On your daily walk we’d like you to look out for ‘old buildings.’ Before you go, think about, what makes some houses or buildings ‘old’ and what makes some ‘new’? Choose one old building – it might be the old school building, the war memorial, a church, the Staiths or something specific to where you live. When you pass it on your walk, talk to the person on your walk with you about:  

  • How long ago do you think it was built? Are there any clues?  
  • Why was this building built?  
  • Who might have used it in the past?  
  • What is the building used for now? 
  • Is this building important to Dunston now? Was it more important when it was built?  

You can also use google images or google maps if you can’t walk there on your daily walk. 

When you get home, try this activity: 

  • Create a post card from Dunston during a different time – e.g. 100 years ago/100 years in the future. What might you mention that you can see?  

Year 4

Year 4 – Wednesday 20th May  

 What a beautiful morning, Year 4!  We hope you have the chance to have some fun in the sun today Are you enjoying History week so far?  It has been great to see all the work that you have completed.  

 9am is Joe wicks time! Why not see if you can find a space outside and complete your workout in the sun? Remember to take a water bottle and drink plenty of water. 

 Don’t forget to take a break from your tasks and relax at 11am to listen to David Walliams read 20 minutes of ‘Bad Dad’  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

 Today’s tasks: 

 Maths – Today, we would like to see how much you learned about multiplication and division. To begin, click on the following link and follow the mash up multiplication video, you will need someone from home to ask you questions when it instructs them to on the video. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-times-tables-mash-up-with-bartley-bluebird-wolfie-wolf/zk4hd6f  

 Now, log into purple mash and check your ‘2do’ section. There will be a quiz titled ‘Multiplication and Division’ for you to work your way through. Use your blue book to work out the answers to the questions, then use the numbers on the screen to type in your answer and click done.  Remember to save your work in your class folder so Miss Whaley and Miss Conway can see your answers and leave you a comment.
 https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dunston-hill  

 English – Today, we are going to continue our persuasive writing unit and look at how to summarise information from a text. Click on the following link to get started. To begin, it will ask you to complete a short quiz, then it will take you to a short video clip to watch which will focus on how to summarisewe haven’t looked at this in school so you may need to watch the video more than once to help youAfter that, there are some slides that take you through the text again and then some questions for you to answer, you 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-summary-year-4-wk4-2#slide-1 

 Afternoon tasks:  

 History starter discussion question – Why should we ask people who lived before us about the past? Surely the internet is better… 

  On your daily walk we’d like you to look out for ‘old buildings.’ Before you go, think about, what makes some houses or buildings ‘old’ and what makes some ‘new’? Choose one old building – it might be the old school building, the war memorial, a church, the Staiths or something specific to where you live. When you pass it on your walk, talk to the person on your walk with you about:  

  •  How long ago do you think it was built? Are there any clues?  
  • Why was this building built?  
  • Who might have used it in the past?  
  •  What is the building used for now? 
  •  Is this building important to Dunston now? Was it more important when it was built?

You can also use google images or google maps if you can’t walk there on your daily walk. 

When you get home, try these activities:
 

  • Design or make what you think the building you looked at on your walk will look like in 100 years’ time 
  • Debate: Someone wants to demolish all of the ‘old’ buildings in Dunston. Film a news article where you debate this – are you for or against it?  

 We hope you have a fantastic day Year 4 and we can’t wait to see your photographs in the comments below… Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! 😊 X 

Year 5

Year 5 Wednesday 20th May

🌻Morning Year 5! 🌻 Half way through the week again and it’s nearly time for half term! Remember to do a workout today with Joe – you feel so much better once you do it and it is so important you stay active! 💪

Today’s Tasks

Maths

Today we are looking at adding mixed numbers (a whole number  and a fraction). You will find the lick here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/. Please click on ‘Week 5, lesson 3’.

If you recall, we converted the mixed number fraction into an improper fraction, before we found a common denominator, and then added. The other method, which some of you preferred was to add the wholes and then add the fractions. Your knowledge will be refreshed for both. Give the worksheets a try. There is a little sneaky perimeter question in there – but just remember – add the sides! Good luck 😊

Challenge

What is the sum of these fractions?   1/3,   6/18  and  4/12?

What is the area of a rectangle if one side is 18m and the other is 5.5m?

Find the common factors of 16 and 20 (remember times tables – start with 1 x 16, 2 x 8 etc)

What is 12,294 add 14, 647 minus 11, 608?

 

English

In today’s lesson, Mr Emmerson is back and you will be looking at identifying features of a diary entry today. What do you think makes a successful diary entry? You can access the lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk4-3#slide-1 Once you have identified them with Mr Emmerson, you could create your own Success Criteria list, ready to refer back to during the rest of the week. You could even write an example of each: EG – first person – I, me, my. Have a go at identifying as many features as you can but don’t worry if there are some you are unsure of as Mr Emmerson will go through the answers at the end.

2 more days till your spelling quiz so remember to practice 😊.

Afternoon – History

History starter discussion question – Why should we ask people who lived before us about the past? Surely the internet is better…

 

On your daily walk we’d like you to look out for ‘old buildings.’ Before you go, think about, what makes some houses or buildings ‘old’ and what makes some ‘new’? Choose one old building – it might be the old school building, the war memorial, a church, the Staiths or something specific to where you live. When you pass it on your walk, talk to the person on your walk with you about:

  • How long ago do you think it was built? Are there any clues?
  • Why was this building built?
  • Who might have used it in the past?
  • What is the building used for now?
  • Is this building important to Dunston now? Was it more important when it    was built?

You can also use google images or google maps if you can’t walk there on your daily walk.

When you get home, or when you have researched using Google maps, choose one or more activities:

  1. Have a debate: Someone wants to demolish all of the ‘old’ buildings in Dunston. Film a news article where you debate this – are you for or against it?
  2. Design what Dunston could look like 50 years in the future – you could draw a map – perhaps the layout has changed based on transport or shopping habits. Would you locate school, the park, swimming pool and shops differently?
  3. If you could re-design Dunston and all of its houses from scratch, how would you design it? How many houses per street? How many stories would each house have? What about outdoor space – a garden or a terrace? Room for parking? – let your imagination run wild!

Read and Relax

What are you going to read today? Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby have been ordering some new books and have loved chatting about them, once we have read them. Maybe you could recommend a book to a friend? It’s great to see you quizzing on Accelerated Reader too so well done!

Have a wonderful day – let us know what you get up to in the comments 😊. Love Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx

Year 6

Wednesday 20th May

Happy Wednesday Y6 – did you know that it is national be a millionaire day – wishful thinking!

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 14 and 15 for adding and subtracting problems then pages 44 and 45 for percentages problems.

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 all four operation problems.

English SPaG 11:00 – 11:45

Today we need Grammar book page 34 and 35 along with the PowerPoint where you will be focussing on prepositions.

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 Escaping the Workhouse text is available on the PowerPoint and the assignment.

Afternoon

Today we are exploring the history on your doorstep once again.

Open the PowerPoint to read and discuss today’s question.

If you can, go on a local walk – safely and take note of ‘old buildings’.  If you can’t Google Images may help you.

When you return home, think about what your street or Dunston may have looked like during WW2.

Draw your ideas and use Google Images for inspiration or possibly old family photographs.

Have fun. We can’t wait to see your work

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

Nurture and Inclusion

Wellbeing Wednesday – 20th May

Welcome to Week 4 of Wellbeing Wednesday’s with Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox. Our theme for this week is ‘Relaxation’. ❤️ This week, Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox have made sure they have taken time to relax each day.

When we relax, it helps us to have a calmer and clearer mind which making positive thinking, concentration, memory and decision making seem so much easier. Some of the ways Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox like to relax:

  • Take slow, deep breaths or try other breathing exercises for relaxation.
  • Soak in a warm bath.
  • Listen to soothing music.
  • Colour in.
  • Sit outside and listen to the nature around us.
  • Practice mindful meditation (here is the link to the meditation Mrs Cox and Miss Tuart use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc)

Please share photos of anything you have been doing at home, that you think fits with any of our Wellbeing Wednesday themes so far:

  • Relaxation – we would love to see you trying out the meditation!
  • Hopes and Dreams
  • Feelings
  • #bemorekind

Don’t forget Mrs Cox is in school today and is available to take calls from parents/carers – please use this if you would like any advice, support or even a friendly voice to chat to. Similarly, please be assured that you can contact school any day of the week – we are always here to talk.

#taketimetorelax

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