Daily Work – 21/04/20

Apr 21, 2020COVID-19


Good morning nursery, wakey, wakey rise and shine.

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities and you were able to enjoy more tasks with your family. Before we begin, we were blown away by the amazing photographs and videos you have been posting on Facebook and emails. We don’t want to sound greedy but please keep sending them as they cheer us up incredibly.

  • As we did yesterday, start the morning by moving your 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.
  • I have been speaking to Miss Baud and she tells me our pet fish, Harry and Freya are missing you all, so we were wondering if you could draw a picture of yourself or anything you like really. It could even be a rainbow but it’s up to you. Have a try at writing part or all of your name.  Please post your pictures in the usual way so Miss Baud can cheer the fish up! (please see Facebook or school email for photograph of Miss Baud and the fish).

Some of you may want to look at the phonics we started just before school had closed and the link below will take you to the Read Write Inc. website which we use in nursery. It will teach you the set one sound for the day which is ‘k’. They are approximately 10 minutes long and you can join in with the sessions just like we did in nursery. Please don’t worry if you don’t manage to do all of this – we will catch up when we’re back together again.

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

  • For some maths activities let’s look around the house and join in with some fun counting. You could make this into a competition with your grown up or family member and see who can find the most? I’ve chosen red, but you can choose a different colour. Who collected the most? Who had the biggest item and who had the smallest? Can you put them in order of size?

Science activities

Time to talk – Have a chat with your grown up and ask, “What happens when we mix things together?”

WARNING FUN MESS ALERT: This task will allow you to design your own recipes for pies, potions or cocktails

Ideas for baking a Mud Pie (you can adapt this in any way you like)

Ingredients 3 x cups of dirt 1 x cup of water, assorted toppings such as grass, petals or pebbles.

Equipment 1 x cup 1x sieve 1 x mixing bowl 1 x stick or spoon 1 x flat tray or board

  1. Sieve the dirt into the mixing bowl to make sure it is smooth
  2. Gradually add the cup of water to the dirt and stir the mixture.
  3. Roll this into a ball. 4. Press the dough ball out onto a tray or board.
  4. Decorate the pie with your choice of toppings such as grass, petals or pebbles.
  5. Leave the pie to bake hard – preferably in the sunshine and serve in slices with a cup of homemade garden cocktail and role play to your hearts content!



Reception Tuesday 21 April

Good morning Reception. We hope you enjoyed your activities yesterday and that you managed to trap the Evil Pea!! There looked to be some very inventive traps! Supertato is a hero because he saves his friends. Some superheroes have super powers. Can you write a sentence or some words to answer the following question – If you had a super power what would it be?

Phonics: Remember to check out the RWI website for the sounds of the day. Set one sound of the day is ‘k’ and set two sound of the day is ‘oy’. The videos can be found via the You Tube Ruth Miskin Training website – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Maths: The Evil Pea has spread lots of maths facts around the supermarket but they are not all correct. Can you be like Supertato and find the right ones to teach the veggies the correct maths? Tell your grown-up which are right facts and which are wrong facts. You could even make up some facts to test your grown-ups!


Science activities: Your tree pictures and creations were great yesterday! Today we would like you to…

Time to talk – What will happen to a slice of fruit or a slice of vegetable when it’s left out?

When snacking on fruit or getting your dinner ready, cut two slices of fruit/vegetable. Place each piece in a sandwich bag. Leave one slice in a cold place and one in a warm place. Over the next few days watch what happens. How do the slices change?

Draw a picture to show what they look like now and what they look like after 1, 2, 3, 4 days. How have they changed?

You might like to watch the following video clip showing how fruits change over time and decompose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0En-_BVbGc

We would love to see how your pieces of fruit or vegetables change over this week.

Sending lots of happy smiles, Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh.


Year 1

Year 1 21April
Hi Year 1! Hope you had a great first day yesterday. It was lovely to see your photos from the Easter break and see your smiling faces. 

Today’s tasks:  Maths –  For our Maths today, we are going to be working on equal groupsRemember – ‘equal’ means they are ‘the same’. Click on the link below; today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 1, Lesson 2. Remember – don’t jump ahead to any other lessons!
Start with Flashback 4/Hi 5 to practise your Maths skills and remember you can pause or rewatch as much as you like. After you watch the video about groups, then try the activity sheet. Grown-ups, remember these sheets don’t need printing. As well, Q4 asks you to use counters, but use any objects you might have instead.
Once you’ve finished, why not try collecting some objects in your house. How many equal groups of 2 can you make? How many equal groups of 5? Of 10? We’d love to see your photos. 

English–  Let’s start with some RWInc.
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3
Remember, this week, we’re working on the story The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson! Yesterday, you made a list of adjectives to describe the Gruffalo. Have a look at your list and remind yourself of how you described him. Can you tell your grown-ups what he looks like? Today, we would like you to use these to write a description of the Gruffalo in full sentences. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops! We can’t wait to read them and get a fantastic image in our heads! We have created a word mat to help you, and a little video reminding us how to write a sentence well. These are on our website so please check there if you want to access them.  

gruffalo word mat

Science- Remember 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 is your favourite animal?
Ask the other people in your home what their favourite animal is and compare them. You could think about how they move, where they live, what they eat, what they look like or what type of animal they are. Remember to think about similarities as well as differences! 

Challenge: Watch the video on minibeasts.
We would then like you to use your daily exercise to go on a minibeast hunt! Whilst walking, try to spot some of the minibeasts you saw on the video. Grownups, if you google ‘minibeast hunt’ you will see examples of how your child might record this, however discussion is enough! 

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 enjoyed your first day back at ‘school’ and we can’t wait to see your activities, remember to post photos! Have a lovely day,
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson 

Year 2

Year 2  21 April

Happy Tuesday, Year 2! We hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s tasks and are looking forward to what today has in store.

Let’s start today with a PE session with Joe Wicks. Which exercise is your favourite? Mrs Bainbridge likes to do the ‘Silly Billy’ and Miss Jobey likes to do ‘Reach for the Stars’!

Maths – We hope that you enjoyed the new format of maths learning, using the White Rose Hub videos. Today, we’d like you to follow the same link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 1’ then on ‘Lesson 2 counting in fractions’ and start with the ‘Flashback 4’ warm up on the video. Next, the video will talk about counting in fractions. This is something new but uses your knowledge of fractions that you already have. Watch the video up to 5 MINUTES and 25 SECONDS ONLY. Once you’ve watched the video, click on ‘get the activity’ to open the worksheet. Answer questions 1-3. You can print this off or just discuss the answers with an adult. There’s a guidance sheet attachment to the e-mail version of this post, if you need a bit more help. Click on ‘get the answers’ to check your answers once you’re done. If you raced through this logon to TT Rockstars for 10 minutes.

If you don’t have access to the Internet, open your CGP Arithmetic booklets and try the questions on pages 19 and 20. They will revise your knowledge of addition and subtraction with some mixed questions.

English – If you have Internet access, log into Purple Mash. We’ve set you a task to do so click on ‘to dos’ once you’re logged in and you’ll see it. It will show a task called ‘Toy Shelf’. This task recaps on your understanding of sentence types. In the spring term we learnt about the different types of sentences – statement, command, question and exclamation. Remember to look out for the punctuation at the end as that will help you decide where to drag and place the sentences. Also remember that commands can have exclamation marks at the end too. Once you’ve finished, get a piece of paper and write a statement, command, question and exclamation of your own. Remember the punctuation needed for each sentence type, as well as capital letters. If you don’t have internet access – you can still have a go at writing some different sentence types. If you need a quick refresher on sentence types then see the attachment to the e-mail.

Phonics – Read Write Inc daily lessons can be watched from 10am onwards everyday – click on this link  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ . (refer to the attachment on Monday’s e-mail for the timetable of sounds for the week). Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well.

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

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


Science – Science Starter Discussion Question – How can we tell that a car is not living? Why might someone think it is a living thing?

Our new science topic this term is plants and today you will be learning about what plants need to grow. You will already have a good knowledge of plants from Year 1. You learnt the name of some of the plant parts (root, stem, flower and leaves). You also learnt the names of some common plants so this builds upon what you already know.  Click on the link below to read the information and watch both video clips. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and take the quiz ‘What does a plant need to grow?’


Afterwards, create a poster about plants and what they need to grow – make it bright and colourful and use some of the key words from the video clips. We can’t wait to see your posters!

Once you have finished go outside in your garden or look out of your window. Draw all of the different plants you can see. I wonder how many you can name?

Why don’t you finish off your day by closing your eyes and listening to a poem? Go to the link below (same as Read Write Inc). https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ  Scroll down to the bottom and listen to Cake-O-Saurus. I wonder what sort of dinosaur cake you would bake?

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 21 April

Morning folks! We hope you’re getting back into the swing of doing school jobs after yesterday. Don’t forget to continue with Times Table Rock Stars for 10 minutes each day, (we have you a new tournament 3C v 3M) and make sure you log on to Accelerated Reader to complete a quiz when you’ve finished reading a book. Join Joe Wicks again this morning for a good old workout too 😊.

Today’s tasks:

Maths – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Lesson 2 Making the whole. Watch the video tutorial carefully. Don’t forget to practise saying the vocabulary numerator (the top number) and denominator (the bottom number). Remember – if the numerator and the denominator are the same, this equals ONE WHOLE. Pause the video when it tells you to and do the first set of questions. When you watch the second part of the video, you might want to pause after each word problem to practise and make sure you understand. Complete the final questions and check your work like you did yesterday.

English – Before continuing your diary entry, look at the version on our website (a big thank you to Edward Mc) – Year 3 Girl and Robot Day 1 – this is annotated with some of the things you should have included. Have you included: first person? chatty language? emotion? Adverbial phrases of time? If you can improve your work or add any of these things in, edit them before you start today’s work. If you remembered all of them, well done!

Today, we are going to write the next paragraph about the girl working on the robot and trying to repair it, up to the part where she thinks it’s working but then goes disastrously wrong (watch the video from 1m19s to 3m09s). Use the same success criteria that you’ve just used to check your first part to write this part. We’ll post another example of this tomorrow so you can check you haven’t forgotten any key parts. See if you can include a rhetorical question (remember you used these in your sprout adverts – they’re questions that don’t need to be answered, e.g. Why didn’t it work? What happened?).


Science Discussion Question – Can carrots actually help you to see in the dark?

Watch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65mdTJaJTI . Now make a poster explaining what light is. Include – what light is, how it travels, sources of light, and what happens if there are no light sources. You can also look on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/z2s4xfr  to help you.  Ask your grown up to take a photo of your poster to share with us – we would love to see them!

Year 4

Year 4 – Tuesday 21 April.  

 Morning Year 4!  Thank you for sharing your Easter news, we are really missing seeing your faces every morning, but for now your photographs are definitely helping us!  Please keep them coming 😊 We hope you managed to work through yesterday’s tasks and can see that many of you made it onto Times Table Rockstars to compete in the new tournament, well done! 

 To kickstart your day, tune into Joe Wicks @ 9am.  Ask a family member to join in with you! Remember to post your photographs below.  

 Maths – To begin, we would like you to spend 10 minutes on ‘Daily 10’.  You will need a piece of paper/homework book and a pen to record your answers and you can then mark your answers at the end of the quiz.  How many did you get correct?  Let us know in the comments below! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 

We would then like you to revisit rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100, as we know this can be tricky!  When rounding, remember our rhyme ‘If it ends in 1, 2, 3 or 4, round it down to the floor.  If it ends in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, round it up every time’.  To begin, head onto ‘Rounding Rockets’ https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding.   Then ask a grown up to give you 10 two-digit numbers (e.g. 52, 47) and round these numbers to the nearest 10.  Then ask your grown up to give you 10 three-digit numbers (e.g. 340, 453) and round these numbers to the nearest 100.  Make sure you are looking at the correct digit.  

 Challenge 1:  A number is rounded to 370. What could all the possibilities be? Let us know in the comments below!  

Challenge 2Whitney says 847 to the nearest 10 is 840. Do you agree with Whitney? Explain why. Record your explanation in your homework book.  

 English – Over the next two days, we would like you to focus on conjunctions. To begin, can you make a list of any conjunctions that you can think of?  How many did you remember?  Now, we would like you to watch the following clip and add any conjunctions that you missed to your list.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-english-conjunctions-with-laura-bubble/zv4hd6f  Today, we will revisit looking coordinating conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’.  We would like you to use the following link to remind yourself of how to use a conjunction and then complete the activity online.
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z9wvqhv  Now we would like you to look back at your sentences from yesterday and add a coordinating conjunction to extend your sentence. 

 Challenge:  Write your own sentence about something that you did over the Easter holidays and in your sentence include a coordinating conjunction.  Tomorrow we will move onto subordinating conjunctions. 

 Science – This week our school is focussing on Science, today we would like you to discuss the following question before moving onto the activity. 

 Science Starter Discussion Question – How many different living things can you see from your window? Make a list or draw pictures of each, then try sorting them in different ways. You could think about the different ways they move or eat, what they look like, what type of animal they are or where they can be found. 


Underneath the video clip, you will find a heading that says ‘How to use this resource’ we would like you to click on ‘Activity 1’ and complete the task, an example has been given.  If you are unable to print this sheet, then take out your homework book and copy the table into your book. 

 Activity 2: 

We would love for you to create a multi-storey hotel that’s full of all sorts of natural materials, providing hidey-holes for creatures galore.  Build your bug hotel well and it could shelter anything from hedgehogs to toads, solitary bees to bumblebees, and ladybirds to woodlice.  The following link provides a video clip and a step by step guide. 


 Which materials did you decide to use?  Has your hotel attracted any creatures so far?  

 We would love to see some photographs of you creating your bug hotel and of the finished creation. 

 Reading – Remember to continue to read at home and then take an Accelerated Reader quiz, once you are finished a book.  There are lots of audio books online available to download for free!  Our favourite one is Fussy Frankie’ which you can listen to through the following link: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/  

 Enjoy your day! We can’t wait to see what you get up to!  Miss Conway and Miss Whaley 😊  

Year 5

Year 5 – Tuesday 21  April

Happy Tuesday Year 5! We hope you enjoyed your tasks yesterday and managed to access the maths lesson on the new website. We loved seeing your Facebook posts and thanks for sending them in 😊. It looked like you had lots of fun with science! We will follow the same format every day for your tasks so that you get used to working this way. Don’t worry if you didn’t manage all of the maths – we expect you to find some of it very challenging – all we ask is that you try your very best 😊. Don’t forget that a healthy body makes a healthy mind – try your best to join in with the daily Joe Wicks PE sessions at 9am. Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby are dedicated followers!

Today’s Tasks :


We hope you enjoyed being able to check your answers using the online tool. Please don’t worry if you got any questions wrong – doing Maths at home is very different to doing it in school so do not put any pressure on yourself 😊.

Today’s lesson is ‘Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals within 1’. To access please click the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ Follow exactly the same format as yesterday – watch the video as many times as you need, click ‘Get the Activity’ to access the questions and have a go! For question 4, you might want to add in a place holder 0 to help with your subtraction.


As an extra challenge, you could complete the ‘Multiply by 2-digits by 2-digits’ worksheet from your packs. Remember your place holder zero!


Your English task today is to complete the ‘Summer Sunset follow up work’. Look at the image carefully and answer the questions on the back.  Make sure you use evidence from the picture to back up your answers. You might want to answer these in your exercise book so you have more space to write.

Afternoon – Science.

Starter Discussion: Earth and Space – What are important qualities for an astronaut? Think about all of the challenges that they may face and how life would be very different than on Earth.

Earth and Space – Watch the following clips about the International Space Station:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd4g9j6 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcxpcwx

Using the information from the videos, create a poster about the International Space Station (ISS). Make sure to include: what it is, what happens there, where it is and how fast it moves. Imagine you visited it for a day! Write a short diary entry about your visit OR imagine you are looking out of a window of the ISS. Draw a bird’s eye view of what you can see.


Remember – reading daily is so important! Make sure that you make some time to read a book – you could do this alone or to a family member. Why not read a few pages and ask them some questions? Or chose a word that you don’t understand and look up the meaning. You could play a game and make up some silly sentences using words that you like from your book – the possibilities are endless!


Well done to those that spotted that there is a new Timestables Rockstars battle ongoing between 5O and 5B! It is great to see the momentum build. Did you know that you need to access the particular battle to score points for your team? Mrs Berry is delighted to report that 5B are currently in the lead! We wonder who will win this week!! Even 5 minutes a day makes a huge difference and keeps your times table knowledge super sharp 😊

Enjoy your day and don’t forget to get some fresh air – the weather is lovely this week!

Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx


Year 6

Tuesday, 21 April

Happy Tuesday Year 6 – it was great to see your bridge and tower buildings on Facebook yesterday as well as working with you in the morning on Teams. What adventures do we have in store for today…

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:

Maths 9:30-10:30am                                                                                                                                                                       Arithmetic page 12 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 7 and 8. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths                                                                                                                                                     Arithmetic – page 8 and 9 and then questions in the PowerPoint – please complete in your red maths 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 28 and 29.

English 11:30 -12:15                                                                                                                                                                        Punctuation book needed to learn about apostrophes on page 14 and 15. 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. 😊


Science - Today we are continuing our science journey. At 12:15pm 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 – Not all penguins live in cold habitats. How do you think those in warmer climates are adapted to their surroundings?

Today our focus is on animal adaptation: Using the examples attached in the Assignment and posted on Teams, complete TWO fact files explaining how each animal is adapted to survive in its habitat – complete this task in your jotter or wherever you see fit.


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 😊