Nursery Wednesday 22nd April
Hello Wednesday and a special hello to Nursery!
Miss Baud telephoned me yesterday evening to say how much happier your class fish looked. This must be because of those wonderful pictures you have been posting online. Thank you very much indeed. We hope you enjoyed Miss Baud singing the fish’s favourite nursery rhyme at 3 O’clock yesterday.
Why not try a different activity on Cosmic Yoga online? Your teachers have been doing this at home with their families and find it’s a great start to the day.
We hope that some of you have been able to make use of the RWI phonics website. Today’s set one sound is ‘u’. Have a try and impress ‘Fred Frog’ by joining in.
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Thank you for the nursery rhymes you have been sending online. We have attached a link which has lots of other rhymes for you to choose from. Please let us know which is your favourite and see if you can you get your family members to join in.
Watch ‘number four’ on the link below. Next find four objects with your grown-up. Good work! Now you know more about the number four. Can you build a tower with the things you found? Can you practice drawing number four in the air then onto some paper or with water and a paint brush on the ground? 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.
Time to talk – Have a chat with your grown-up and ask, “How big can you make bubbles?”
There’s just something about bubbles that everyone seems to love and we certainly do in nursery. In class, we have experimented with using straws, whisks and sieves to blow and make bubbles but we didn’t quite manage getting to make Bubble Snakes, so here goes. They are super easy to make and great fun for children of all ages and I’m sure you will enjoy blowing lots of bubbles. Both of Mrs Warrilow’s girls loved doing this at home and had so much fun as you can see in the pictures.
What you will need:
Small tube or plastic bottle
Elastic band or a piece of string
Bubble mix – shop bought or make your own using washing liquid and water
Old cloth or a sock for the end
Sharp scissors or a knife (adults to supervise)
Bubble Snake Instructions:
First you need to cut the bottom off your water bottle – ask an adult to help and be careful as the end might be sharp.
Cover the end of the bottle with a piece of cloth and secure tightly with an elastic band or piece of string. Mrs Warrilow used a sports sock which was perfect.
Dip the cloth end into the bubble mix.
Blow carefully down the other end of the bottle and watch as a bubble snake appears.
Remember to blow down the bottle NOT suck!
Try adding food colouring to your fabric to make a coloured bubble snake if you have any at home.
Boys and girls, we are really excited about today’s task so we would love to see lots of photographs from you which always bring smiles to our faces.
Your teachers hope you have a fun day with lots of laughter and we can’t wait to see what you get up to!
PS As part of tomorrow’s task you may need an egg, but don’t worry if you can’t get one as there will be alternative items you can use.
Reception Wednesday 22nd April
Good morning Reception. Another great day of home learning yesterday! A big thank you for all of your comments and photos. It was lovely to see all of the activities you have been busy with and the writing we saw was fantastic! Today we would like you to design your own Supertato! You can either draw him, use different materials or even use a real potato! You could even add labels! Remember to send us your pictures. We would love to see what you have done!
Phonics: RWI videos will be continuing and today’s sounds are:
Set one sound of the day is ‘u’ and set two sound of the day is ‘ay’.
Here is the link you will need: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Maths: In “Supertato Run Veggies Run” the veggies are having a sports day to keep fit. Set up your own veggie race. Discover which veggies roll the best! You could have a race with your grown up using vegetables. Who is the winner? Can you complete some physical challenges too? There are ideas in the link below?
Science activities: This question links to the race challenge activity in the Supertato link above. Before you start your own race or timed activity, think about how your body feels. How fast is your heart beating? How fast are you breathing? Do you feel warm or cold? During your race think about how your body feels now. When you have finished your race talk to your grown up about how you feel now. Do you feel the same as at the start of the activity or different? Why do you think this might be? How can you slow your heart-rate down? How can you speed it up again?
Stay safe everyone and remember to check on your fruit and vegetables from yesterday!
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Year 1 22nd April
Hi Year 1! We hope you had a fun day yesterday; it was great to see pictures of your Gruffalo descriptions and Maths work, keep them coming!
To kickstart your day, why not tune into Joe Wicks PE at 9am, or start the day with some Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga.
Maths – For our Maths today, we are going to be working on sharing into equal groups. Remember – ‘equal’ means they are ‘the same’. Click on the link below; today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 1, Lesson 3. Remember – don’t jump ahead to any other lessons! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
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 sharing, then try the activity sheet.
Grown-ups remember these sheets don’t need printing. You might want to use objects you might have to help you with these questions. We saw children using pom poms yesterday, what a great idea! This might be a bit tricky but give it a try and do what you can!
English – As always, 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
We were blown away by the incredible descriptions we saw yesterday of the Gruffalo, using lots of brilliant adjectives. Well done! In the story, the mouse talks about the Gruffalo’s ‘favourite foods’. Why not re-read the story or re-watch it to remind yourself? https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo
Then, we’d like you to use these to create a menu for a Gruffalo themed café! Remember to Fred your words out carefully using your Fred fingers and your sound mats from your packs. How much will the items cost in pence (p) or pounds (£)? You might even get creative and make some of these out of Playdoh or craft materials.
Science - Good afternoon scientists, remember 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 – Look out of your window. What clues are there to tell us which season it is now? Which season is your favourite? Why?
Today is experiment day! There are rainbows everywhere at the moment and the link to the experiment below lets you grow your own… If there is anything you don’t have, you can always improvise… e.g. a hairclip instead of a paper clip.
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. Or share a story with us in the comments – we love hearing you read!
Have a great day, we can’t wait to see what you get up to!
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson
Year 2 22nd April
It’s Wednesday, Year 2, and we are half way through the week! We are missing you a lot and hope that you are all staying safe and well.
Did any of you get a chance to do your favourite exercises with Joe Wicks yesterday? We wonder which exercises he will include today at 9am?
Maths – We hope that you’re getting used to the new format of maths learning, using the White Rose Hub videos. Today, we are going to be learning about length. 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 3 Measure length (cm)’ and start with the ‘Flashback 4’ warm up on the video. Next, the video will talk through how to measure in centimetres (cm) using a ruler. We’ve attached a guidance sheet to the e-mail version of this post with some top tips, if you need it. Once you’ve watched the video, open the worksheet. If you’ve got a ruler at home, you can try the whole sheet. If you can’t find one, don’t worry because you can still try your best at questions 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8. Once you’ve done the sheet, if you have a ruler, challenge yourself to measure 5 items from around your house. If you don’t, can you find 5 items and put them in ascending order (smallest to largest) in terms of how long they are.
If you don’t have access to the Internet, practise your 2-, 5- and 10- times tables. Remember to write them up to 1×2 to 12×2, 1×5 to 12×5 and 1×10 to 10×10. As a challenge, can you write each number sentence as a division sentence? For example: 4×2 = 8 so 8÷2 = 4.
English – It’s a writing day! Remember when we wrote kenning poems about Polar Bears? Each line had 2 words on it. The second word was always a verb (an action word) that ended with the suffix ‘er’ for example,
We’d like you to create your own kenning about an animal of your own choice. You might choose one of the animals you have seen on your daily walk or your favourite animal or even your pet, if you have one. Remember to start each line with a capital letter and check that each line’s second word ends in the suffix ‘er.’ Try and think of some really clever clues! Once it’s completed, read it aloud and see if someone at home can guess which animal you have described. Remember to write your kenning in your best handwriting and you could then add a border or picture to your poem. Please add photos of your completed kennings to this post – we’d love to read them. We have attached a sheet to our e-mail with some examples of Kennings on to jog your memory and remind you how they are set out.
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 ‘cious’ you can find!
If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries. Can you turn it into a game and see how many words you can think of that include the same sound? Test yourself and someone at home!
Science – Science Starter Discussion Question – What if there were no glass? How would your home be different?
Experiment 1 – ‘Hidden Colours’ – visit the site below, watch the video and enjoy doing the experiment – maybe different family members can use a different colour pen and compare what happens.
OR if you would like to an experiment very similar to create a rainbow, follow the next link
Experiment 2 – Click on the link below to choose which experiment you want to do next.
After you have completed the experiments – record what happened, this may be in the form of a picture and a couple of sentences. We would love to hear about and see the fun you that you had with your experiments and anything new that you have learnt.
We hope that you enjoy carrying out the experiments and we are sure that you will develop your skills in observing closely and recording your findings.
Reading – remember to try to read every day. You might want to read to a toy or favourite teddy or to someone at home or even just to yourself. Challenge yourself to read more than yesterday – whether that’s one more page or one more chapter! You can do it.
Have a great day, Year 2.
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Wednesday 22nd April
Maths – We would like you to start today’s Maths practising your 8 times tables. Join in with Super Movers and get your grown-ups involved too! Use the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk. Learning these will help you to achieve a higher score on Times Table Rockstars, remember to keep logging on!
Next use the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ for Lesson 3 Tenths. In this lesson, your fractions are going to be tenths – pictures/items/numbers divided into 10 equal parts. 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 – Just like yesterday, before continuing your writing, look at the version on our website – Year 3 Girl and Robot Day 2 – and check you’ve included the key success criteria and ideas (it won’t be exactly the same as this so don’t worry!). Today we’re going to try to finish the diary entry from where the girl woke up after the disaster in the workshop. Try to use the same format, don’t forget to write in the first person (you are in role as the girl so you write it as ‘I awoke…’, for example).
Science – Science Starter Discussion Question – Are shadows ever useful?
Investigation Day! We’ve been excited about this one!
We’re going to be investigating shadows today.
Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuUJCNzfoBw before you begin and remind yourself afterwards of these facts:
- Shadows are made when a light source is blocked
- Objects that are totally ‘see-through’ and allow light to pass through are TRANSPARENT
- Objects that allow some light to pass through and create a light shadow are TRANSLUSCENT
- Objects that don’t allow any light to pass through are OPAQUE and they cast a dark shadow
After watching the video and absorbing the facts above, see if you can find something that is TRANSPARENT, something that is TRANSLUSCENT and something that is OPAQUE to investigate making shadows with. How are the shadows different?
- How can you make the shadow appear larger?
- How can you make the shadow appear smaller?
- Play ‘Guess the shadow’ – What are Mrs Rippon and Mrs Donaldson making shadows with? Check out the post ‘Year 3 What’s the Shadow?’ on the school website.
Year 4 – Wednesday 22nd April
Morning Year 4! We loved looking at the photographs of your bug hotels yesterday! It looks like you had lots of fun. We have been checking Times Tables Rockstar and currently ‘4C boys’ and ‘4C girls’ are extremely close but ‘4W girls’ have managed to take the lead. It would be great to see all of you contributing to the tournament. Remember every point counts!
Don’t forget to tune into Joe Wicks @ 9am. Could you create your own fitness routine for your family to follow?
Maths – How did you find rounding? Did our rhyme help you? Today we would like you to begin by spending 10 minutes on Monster Multiplication. This is a different website to the one that we posted before Easter, you will find it by logging into PurpleMash and then typing in the search box ‘Monster Multiplication.’ What level can your monster reach?
Main task – For the next week, your tasks will link to statistics. We would like you to stay on PurpleMash and type in the search box ‘2 Count’. Then click on the title ‘Cars’ and change this to ‘Favourite animals’ and click on the pictures of the cars and select 4 different animals. Now, ask your family which 2 out of the 4 animals they prefer and make a note of this. Then we would like you to record this data in your chart. Could you phone your friends/family and ask them? Miss Conway likes dogs and Miss Whaley prefers cats, could you add this into your chart? Save your work in your class folder and we will look at some more challenging questions about interpreting data tomorrow.
English – Great work on coordinating conjunctions yesterday! Today we are going to focus on subordinating conjunctions such as: ‘although’, ‘because’ and ‘when’. We would like you to use the following link to watch the video about subordinating conjunctions before completing the activity at the bottom. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3 Now we would like you think of 3 things that you have got up to during lockdown. Can you write 3 sentences to share what you have been up to and within your sentences include a range of subordinating conjunctions? For example: During lockdown, I have helped my mum to cook tea, although I don’t enjoy the washing up!
Challenge: Using one of the following conjunctions: ‘but’, ‘if’, ‘although’, ‘so’, ‘and’ or ‘because’ Can you complete the following sentences in your blue book.
- Lucy left her lunchbox at home _____ she was late for school.
- Sam went to the shop _____ there was no bread.
- Laura bought some chicken _____ she made a pie.
- David cried loudly _____ he was kicked accidentally.
- Jack did his homework _____ he got lots of it wrong.
- I will walk to your house ____ we can play a game.
Science – This week our school is focussing on Science, today we would like you to discuss the following statement before moving onto the experiments.
Science Starter – Discuss the following statement:
True or false – The water we drink today is the same water dinosaurs drank millions of years ago.
Experiment 1 – With everything that is going on, we would love for you to create your own rainbow at home and we would love to share your photographs on our Facebook page and our website. There is two ways that you can complete this simple experiment, you can find the first way on the following website. All you need is a glass of water, a piece of paper and some sunlight. https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/makearainbow.html Or you could watch the following Youtube clip which explains how to make your own rainbow using a glass of water, a mirror and a torch/phone light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp81xT7_bQY
Experiment 2 – Sticking with the rainbow theme, we would like you to now have a go at growing a rainbow. For this experiment you need, kitchen roll/toilet paper, felt tip pens, 2 small bowls of water and a paper clip (optional). https://www.stroud.gov.uk/media/1166216/how-to-grow-a-rainbow.pdf
Did your experiments work? Please remember to share your photographs!
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. It is great to see that so many of you have already completed a quiz, we have been checking every day to see how you are all getting on so keep up the hard!
Have a great day! We are super excited to see all your photographs! Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! X 😊
Year 5 Wednesday 22nd April
Happy Wednesday Year 5! It’s amazing to see you all having fun with your tasks – Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry love seeing what you have been up to as we are missing you all a great deal! We hope you are keeping active, like us, on a morning with Joe at 9am!
Today’s lesson is ‘Lesson 3 – Complements to 1’. Please access here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ Remember to follow the same format you have been doing so far this week. Again, don’t worry if you can’t complete the whole worksheet as the questions get progressively harder. Remember to think carefully about the value of each number – is it a tenth? A one? A ten? Your number bonds might also come in handy today so keep them at the front of your mind throughout!
As an extra challenge, you could complete the ‘Divide with remainders’ worksheet from your packs. You could challenge yourself further and see how many different ways you can show your remainder. Remember, it could be as a ‘r2’ , as a fraction ½ or as a decimal 0.5.
Your English task today is to complete the ‘Summer Sunset vocabulary’ worksheet. You could use an online dictionary or a hard copy if you have one in your home. Once you have found the definition of all of the words, use them in a sentence. You can write these in your exercise books. Any words that are new to you, use your spelling activities to practise them. Once you are finished, maybe you could create your own ‘Summer Sunset’ picture – perhaps using chalks outside or colouring pencils on paper. What adjectives would you use to describe your picture?
Afternoon – Science
Starter Discussion – Forces – What would happen in the world if there was NO friction? First of all, remind yourself what is friction and when it is useful and when it is problematic.
Experiment – Testing Friction
Now you have reminded yourself what friction is, it’s time to test it! First, find a range of items to wear on your feet: EG: trainer socks, trainers, bare feet, plastic bags, fluffy socks, flip flops – use your imagination! Next, find a place in your home or garden to test which item provides the strongest frictional force. Don’t forget to make a prediction, like in a real investigation, and record your findings based on each item you chose. You could record these in a table and perhaps give each piece of footwear a star rating out of 5. Let us know which item had the strongest frictional force or even show us a photo of you in action testing them out.
Think of reading as food for the brain – the more you read, the happier and healthier it will be! Always try to find a quiet 15 minutes in your day to curl up with something interesting to read. This could be your favourite book, a comic or a newspaper! Perhaps you can share what you have read with a family member and recommend your text to them – what did you enjoy? What could be improved? Who were the characters and what was the plot? Our Accelerated Reader website is now available here when you open up our website so if you have a quiz to take, it is nice and easy to access! http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/
Remember to access Reading Plus if you work on this in school with Mrs Ion – login in details are available on Monday’s post 😊
Have a fantastic day – the sun is going to shine so make sure you get some fresh air too. It’s been lovely to see some of you working in the sun 😊. Sending big hugs, Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx
Year 6 Wednesday 22nd April
Wow! We are on day 13 of our online learning journey and we are flying 😊 Today we have in store for you:
At 9am Joe Wickes will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.
Maths 9:30-10:30am Arithmetic page 23 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 23 with additional work posted on Teams as well. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.
Mrs Moorhead’s Maths Arithmetic – page 28 and 29 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”. Then follow the PowerPoint and complete pages 30 and 31. There is an additional family task for later in the day if you wish 😊 .
English 11:30 -12:15 Punctuation book needed to learn about inverted commas on page 16 and 17. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.
It’s been great to see that we are now minimising our technical issues – if an issue does arise please contact us via our Year 6 Facebook post of on the Teams class chat and we will endeavour to help you.
Science – Day 3 of 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 – When we are not at school having regular playtimes and PE lessons, what can we do to keep our bodies fit and healthy?
Today our focus is keeping healthy. Please access the PowerPoint on Teams for all information and instructions to complete either of the options below:
Experiment: What impact does exercise have on the human heart?
Live lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/terrific-scientific-exercise-live-lesson/znv4jhv which has 3 activities to complete.
If you want to do the live lesson click the link.
The activities are posted in the assignment and in the class chat.
Show off on our daily Year 6 Facebook post with your scientific talents 😊
Reading – How are you doing on Reading Plus? How many sessions have you completed this week?
The Accelerated Reader link is also now on our school webpage http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/ as well as in the Assignments on Teams.
Have a great day from Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊