Daily Work – 22/5/20

May 22, 2020COVID-19


Nursery – Friday 22nd May  

Happy Friday boys and girls! Another busy week has flown by! Well done and thank you for all of the photographs and comments you have made. We don’t know where the last few weeks have gone, but we want to say how proud we are of you, and thank you for the kind messages you have been sending. We hope you enjoy today’s activities.

Wakey wakey, rise and shine!

Let’s wake up our bodies!

A yoga adventure about Betsy, a banana, who has 3 wishes! What does Betsy wish for? What wishes do you have?

Click here to join Betsy Banana:


RWI Phonics:

Today’s set one sound is ‘s’. See if you can remember this sound!  Can you tell your grow-up, what sound is it?

YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:


Maths activity – number corners

This activity will help us recognise numbers, ask you grown up to write numbers to 10 on different pieces of paper – if your grown up thinks you need different numbers you can use those instead. Put one number in each corner of the room – when your grown-up says a number see if you can run as quickly as you can to that number.  Can you say the number?

To make it trickier, when you have recognised the number can you clap that many times? Jump that many times? Nod your head that many times?

History/ Music activity:

This week we have been thinking about when we were little and how we have changed now we are big Nursery boys and girls! This is a little Piccolo song that you might like to sing along to or play an instrument to! Can you hear how the tiny seed changes and grows in to a beautiful flower? What did the flower need to help it grow?

Maybe you could act it out – can you curl up into a tight ball, just like a seed? How does that flower start to grow? Can you stretch up so tall? Now you are a beautiful flower!


We would love to see pictures of your busy work or of your lovely selves!

Have a great day boys and girls and enjoy half term! Sending you smiles as always from, Mrs Warrilow, Mrs Bootland, Mrs Cusmano and Miss Baud.


Reception – Friday 22nd May

Good morning Reception! We can’t believe we are at the end of another half term! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work (parents and carers included)! We really love seeing all of the photos and comments on Facebook and reading the emails we receive. If you have enjoyed doing something at home that we might not have posted about, then please let us know.

Today’s activities:

Phonics: Set one of the day is ‘s’

Set two sound (repeated) is: ‘ir’ as in whirl and twirl.

An alternative activity: Use your phonic knowledge to play a game of ‘I spy’. What can you see? What letter does it begin with? You could even use the final letter of the word. Eg: I spy something ending with the ‘ee’ sound. Tree!

Writing: How many different ways is Superworm used in the story? Can you make a new page in which Superworm helps a different animal? What will he turn into this time?

Maths: Get together your own collection of ‘worms’ and see if you can cut them to different lengths. Talk about the lengths and even measure with a ruler or tape measure. Of course, not real worms! You could use spaghetti, string or wool. Could you hide some worms around the house if you used string or wool and then play a game where you find them and tie them together. Who ends up with the longest worm? https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-5-Superworm.pdf

History week activities:

You will have seen how much you have changed since you were born and that is your history. When you are older you will look back at what has happened now and it will be part of history too! Today, we thought it would be a good idea to plan (and make if you would like to) a time capsule. This is when you put items in a box or a bottle showing what it was like at the time you made it. What could you put in your time capsule to show what is happening in your life now? Do you have any photos? Pictures you have drawn? You could draw around your hand and foot. What about talking to your grown up about how you are feeling now and what you are looking forward to? If you decide to make your time capsule you could add to it over the coming weeks and then choose a place to store it. You might even bury it in your garden.

Whatever you get up today, enjoy! Remember you are making history!

Have a lovely half term holiday and we will be back with some more exciting activities for you soon.

Stay safe everyone!

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊

Year 1

Year 1 Friday 22nd May
Happy Friday Year 1! It’s the end of another week already, you are doing so well! What has been your favourite thing you have done this week? 

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
It’s Numbots day! We would like you to log on to Numbots and continue your Numbot journey. How far will you get today?! Remember, accuracy is important, so make sure you concentrate!  

If you fancy practising your Maths skills without screen time, we have some other suggestions of activities you could try. 

  • Play a board game with your family at home. Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson love snakes and ladders. Use two dice and practise adding the numbers together.  
  • Create number bonds to 10 cards e.g. 1 and 9, 2 and 8 etc. Turn them upside down and play a matching pairs memory game. Who can find the most? To make it trickier, you could add in other cards with pictures on so there are more cards to work with! 
  • Make a cake or another treat and weigh out the ingredients. 
  • Drawcollage or make a monster. Using a ruler, measure how tall it is and how wide it is. You could even then measure its features such as eyes, mouth etc. We’ve included a picture to give you an idea 😊  

English – 
RWInc. Time!
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1 
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2 
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3 

Today is our last day looking at ‘Room on the Broom’, we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

We need you to get your thinking caps on and be as imaginative as possible today… Where should the witch and her friends travel next on the broom? What could be their next adventure together? Write about what it could be and draw a picture to go with it. They could fly over the Atlantic Ocean and watch the dolphins swimming or maybe fly over the Amazon Rainforest and see the cascading waterfalls. It could even be a place you made up! Try to think of exciting adjectives to describe this place. 

We hope you are enjoying History Week and find out more about the past!

Starter discussion question – If you could go back in time to a different period of history, where would you go and why? 

Your task – 
In 100 years’ time, children in schools might be learning about what is happening in the world right now, about when lots of things changed because of coronavirus. It would be amazing if you could help them learn about it by putting together a special box which we are going to call a ‘time capsule’ so they can find out all about it from YOU!

To start with, all you will need is a box or anything you can keep things in. A plain box will work really well because you can decorate it however you like to make it really special.

Once you’ve decorated your box, you can start to think about what to put inside so people can learn what life was like at this time. You might also enjoy looking back at this in years to come! Here are some ideas: 

  • A letter to whoever opens your capsule. 
  • A newspaper clipping or print a news article from the Internet. 
  • Drawings or photos. 
  • Evidence of games or activities you did as a family. 
  • A record of any special memories (for example: Clap for Carers). 
  • Handprint tracing of everyone in the family. 
  • A 2020 dated coin. 
  • A couple of bits of clean toilet paper and a hand wipe (reminding you of how people were panic buying!). 

We have attached some sheets that you may like to do, or pick and choose from, to add to your time capsule. It really is entirely up to you! 😊 We cannot wait to see what you create! Please add photos for us to see! 

2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets

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 great weekend and half term next week! Stay safe, 🌈  
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday, Year 2. Thank you for all of your hard work yesterday. Those riddles were fabulous – they really got us thinking! We hope you enjoy the work we have set for you today.

Let’s wake up with fancy-dress Joe Wicks!

Daily tasks

Maths – We hope that you have enjoyed all of the multiplication work this week. Today it is time to revise our knowledge of 2D shapes. In your packs you have a set of stapled maths sheets, please find the one that says ‘Wrapping Paper’. This involves counting the sides of the shapes carefully (you can put a little line on each side to help) then colouring it according to the key at the bottom, you may want to add rectangle on at the bottom. We have attached a help sheet to the e-mail if you need it . After that it’s time to get creative with 2D shapes so turn to the sheet that says ‘Picture Perfect’, complete activity 1 and for activity 2 you can either do it on the sheet or you can make a big picture. We would love to see what you can create with 2D shapes.

English – Today is spelling day and we would like to revise our knowledge of silent letters. Silent letters are found in words but we can’t hear them when we read the words. For example, in the words knight, knee and knock, we don’t hear the ‘k’ at the start of the word. In the words gnome and gnat, we don’t hear the letter ‘g’ at the start. Today we are going to practise spelling words with a silent ‘w’ at the start.

Have a practise at these before you do the quiz on Purple Mash:

write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wrist, wriggle, wreck, wrinkle, wrestle

Now long on to Purple Mash, we have set you a ‘To Do’. You will see that it gives you the option for how long you want to keep the word on the screen before you have a go at spelling it for yourself.  Good luck! Once you have finished can you think of any other words with a silent ‘w’? I can think of a word with a silent ‘w’ in the middle of it.

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

Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well. Remember to tick or fix! Choose Set 3 sounds video if you have an orange, yellow, blue or grey reading book. If you have a green, purple or pink reading book, choose Set 2 sounds video. If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries.

If you do not read ‘Read Write Inc’ reading books, we’d like you to write a list of words with the ‘ai’ sound , like snail in the rain.

Afternoon   History – Well, Year 2, it’s our final day of history and today, we are going to go back in time to our Autumn term topic of the ‘Great Fire of London and Gateshead’.  We loved the trip to the Quayside, did you?

Option 1 – If you need a reminder about what happened, take a look at this Minecraft re-enactment of the fire starting on Pudding Lane. http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/minecraft/

Option 2 – we’d like you to look at the picture at the bottom of this post and play ‘I spy’ with someone at home. What can you see in the picture?

Option 3 – Log on to Purple Mash. There are two artistic 2Do tasks for you to choose from. First, think about what the fire might have looked like out of the windows of people’s houses in 1666! What might Samuel Pepys have seen? Use your painting skills to create a picture of the scene. Second, we made some wooden houses in school that looked just like those from 1666. Using the other 2Do, you can design some houses in the style of those that existed before the Great Fire of London.

Option 4 – Play the Great Fire of London game! http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

Happy half-term, Year 2. We hope that you have a relaxing time  and we are looking forward to resuming our posts after the break.

Stay safe!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Friday 22nd May 

Happy Friday Year 3! We hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather and able to play outside in it. Today is our last day of activities before we break up for half term.  

Today’s tasks: 

Maths –  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson 5 – Friday’s Challenge. Today lesson’s is a cook class, maths challenge with Mr D from Classroom Kitchen. In this video, Mr D makes a clue-dough carrot cake. Don’t worry if you are not able to bake your own carrot cake, just watch the video and you will learn lots of maths! Carefully watch what Mr D does when he has baked his cake. What shapes can you see? What puzzles could you do? After you have watched the video there is an activity sheet to do. If you are able to bake your own clue-dough carrot cake, please share your photos – we’d love to see your cakes and puzzles.  

English – Yesterday, you wrote the opening paragraph of a new mystery story for Joanne and Jamie. Today, we’d like you to think about how the story continues. The next part of Mrs McLean’s story is attached – you can use this to help you write the next part of the story. There are three character ideas attached too to help you continue the story. Remember to think about putting in a ‘red herring’ and use good vocabulary. Here are some top tips for writing your mystery story: 

  • Don’t give away all the mystery before the end – you can reveal what’s happened but not who has done it! 
  • Leave clues for the reader so they can solve the mystery alongside the characters. 
  • Keep the mystery moving – don’t have all the action happening in one place. 
  • Use dialogue to move the story on. 
  • Show characters’ feelings by describing their reactions to new situations. 

Week 2 Friday – next part of story and suspects

Week 2 Friday – suspects (picture)


History starter discussion question – If you could go back in time to a different period of history, where would you go and why? 

There are two more Magic Grandad videos about seaside holidays in the past. You can find them here: #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWgnpY4L9so (the Beach) #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exFmcLMjKsw (Seaside Entertainment) 

Look at the attachments below. Which 3 do you think tell us the most about holidays in the past? Why have you chosen them?  

Friday Seaside holidays 1

Friday Seaside Holidays 2

Task: Make a poster advertising seaside holidays in 1901 – think about what you saw on the videos – what would make someone want to go to the seaside? The entertainment? The hokey pokeys? Share your posters in the comments 😊  

We hope you all have a lovely half term and a welldeserved rest! 

Mrs Cowan and Mrs McLean. 

Year 4

Year 4 – Friday 22nd May

Happy Friyay! Have you enjoyed History week? We certainly have! We have found out about our family history, looked at how our local area has changed over time and looked at some interesting sources from the Roman times. I wonder what our final day will involve!

9am – One final Joe Wicks workout before a well-deserved break over the weekend!

11am – Take a break from your busy morning and enjoy the next couple of chapters from ‘Bad Dad’. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Today’s tasks:

Maths – To finish our week we thought we would have a times tables morning. We have set a tournament just for today between 4W and 4C to see who can score the most points in one day. Start off by logging onto TTRS for around 20 minutes and then open your CPG maths booklet and complete pages 56 to 64. Remember the answers are in the back of the booklet so when you are finished you can mark your own work. To finish our session, we would like you to choose one of the websites below and see if you can achieve a new high score:

PurpleMash – Monster Multiplication

English – Today we are going to focus on imperative and modal verbs, we haven’t looked at these yet this year so you may need to watch the video more than once to remember what they are from previous years. Click on the following link and go through the activities. You can skip the first quiz by clicking next activity and it will take you straight to the video clip, after the video clip there is a PowerPoint for you to work your way through and some questions at the end, which you can answer in your blue book. https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/persuasion-spag-focus-imperative-and-modal-verbs-year-4-wk4-4#slide-1

Afternoon tasks:

History starter discussion question – If you could go back in time to a different period of history, where would you go and why?

Activity 1 – Think about children learning about social distancing a hundred years from now. Will we all say the exact same things about it? Will we all have the same experiences? What would you put in a bag to let them know what it was like and to tell them about life right now, in May 2020?

Some things to think about
• Who are you? Do you have any certificates or documents that say who you are?
• Your house- what does it look like? What does your room look like?
• Where do you live, could you include a map? Who do you live with? (Include pets).
• What are your hobbies/interests?
• Who are your friends and family, how do you communicate with them during social distancing and generally?
• What is your school like- what do you do in school during social distancing and also what is school usually like?
• What are you able to do at the moment, how does this compare with your normal life?

How would your ‘history in a bag’ compare to someone else’s in your house, remember it has to show what your life is like and who you are. Could you ask an older relative or family friend to make a bag and you can share your bags with each other on a video-messaging app?

Activity 2 – Create a ‘time capsule’ – think of 5 items that would represent the Roman or Victorian period. We would like you to draw the items and write a brief explanation as to why they represent the period the best.

Do you think everyone has created the same ‘time capsule’ for this time? Is it important to learn about different people’s memories of history? Will we find out more or less by doing this?

We have attached a time capsule sheet to our email, if you would like to use this to help you.

We hope that you enjoy today’s activities and have a lovely half term with your family! Create lots of memories, take lots of photographs and we will speak to you all soon!

Miss Whaley and Miss Conway xx


Year 5

Year 5 -Friday 22nd May

🌞Well another week complete! 🌞Last day before a well-deserved break for half term Year 5! Once you have completed your workout with Joe, grab a drink and a snack and see what is instore for today…

Today’s Tasks


To warm up our brains, there is a new TTRS battle set up that goes live at 9am and lasts just for today! Spend 15-20 minutes working on your times tables – remember how important they are. It has been fantastic to see so many of you logging on and practising. Then, Maths is a little different today so all you will need are the questions below 😊:

Activity 1: Draw yourself a 12 x 12 times table grid (or if you have access to a printer, you can print here: https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/blogs/alycia-zimmerman/migrated-files/blank_multiplication_table.pdf). Your task is to fill in your grid in the quickest time you can – so don’t forget to set a timer before you start. Let us know your time in the comments below! You might want to start with the times tables you find easier or maybe you prefer to start with the ones you find more challenging!

Activity 2: Addition and Subtraction

23,299 + 123 + 84,322

Fourteen thousand and three plus six hundred thousand and forty seven

801,566 – 2,983

Seventy seven thousand and fifty nine minus one thousand, three hundred and two

Activity 3: Multiplication and Division

23 x 45

198 x 13

Four thousand, two hundred and ninety eight shared by 2

3,765 divided by 5

Activity 4: Challenge

I am baking bread and need the following : 800g butter, 1.5kg flour, 10g salt. What is the total weight of the ingredients in ‘g.’

Round these numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 :      12.6   ,   1800,  709 ,  1,111

Use your times table knowledge to work out these multiplications :  60 x 8  ,  120 x  40  ,  55 x 100

Use the place value method to work out: 4.4 x 10  ,  388 x 1000 ,  9.345 ÷ 100,  8,366 ÷ 10

What is 5 ² add 8 ² add 4 ² ?

What is 9 ² minus 7 ²?



Last lesson of the week is with Mrs Barr again who will take you through the process of writing your diary entry. You can access here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-write-a-diary-entry-year-5-wk4-5#slide-1  You could write your diary entry about lockdown – inspired by Anne Frank’s diary you have looked at this week already. You will recap the features you need to include – perhaps you could find you Success Criteria from earlier in the week and add to it, if Mrs Barr mentions something you don’t have on your list. Listen carefully to how Mrs Barr plans – this will help you.

We would love to read your finished entries so please comment below with a picture 😊 we miss reading your lovely work!

Afternoon – History

History starter discussion question – If you could go back in time to a different period of history, where would you go and why?

Today we are looking back at ‘The Mysterious Mayans’ – what can you remember about them? Can you remember any of the items they invented?

Your task today is to create a ‘time capsule’. We want you to think of 5 items that would represent The Mayan period of history. For example, you could choose: chocolate, you could design a Mayan mask, draw a picture or make a model of the Chichen Itza, draw or find some old pottery or even copy some of the Mayan numerals we looked at together in class.

You could draw the items, or find things in your household to represent your choices. Write a brief explanation as to why they represent the Mayans the best.

Now, have a think: is it important to learn about different people’s memories of history? Will we find out more or less by doing this?

Take a photo of your time capsule so we can see your choices – post it in the comments below!

And… HAPPY half term! Well done for another week of home learning Year 5. We hope you enjoyed our letters – we really are missing you all. Stay safe and chat to you in a week. Lots of love, Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx



Year 6

Friday 22nd May

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay are NOT ON LINE today as they are preparing your work for after half term. You can still go on Teams to discuss work with your friends and access the links and assignments for the afternoon Reading Task.

It has been another great week on “Teams” and you should be very proud of how competent you have become at being independent learners. Once again, thanks for all your photographs on Facebook – it is lovely to see you as well as speak to you on Teams.

Today is intended for you to work flexibly on any lessons you may have missed ( all ppts and answers are in the chat – you will need to scroll up) as well as some consolidating games, mini activities and our final PE Week Task – there are some great choices today! Please look on Teams to see your PE task. We will post these links in an Assignment called ‘Friday activities’ for easy access.

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


On-line games relating to this week’s focus:


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers Decimals

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction Daily 10 and Addition and Subtraction

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division Hit the button, Maths Fishing, Tommy’s Trek, Meteor Multiplication





Mrs Moorhead’s Maths – you may need to use your squared Maths book to do your working out.

Games you can access online (based on this week’s learning):


Guided Reading

Reading Plus for 30 minutes – On Monday 1st June we will share Mrs Moorhead’s analysis of the week 😊 Have you been accessing any books using the Oxford Owl E-book site which we emailed information to parents about on the 27th April – a lot of these books are available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Remember the best way to access Accelerated Reader is through our school website homepage.


Prepositions – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

Co-ordinating conjunctions –


Subordinating conjunctions –


History Afternoon

Today you are becoming the teacher! Over your time at Dunston Hill you have studied many different periods of history: Romans, Stone Age, Victorians, Suffragettes to name but a few. We would like you to make a mini-teaching aid about any of history you have studied or maybe one you haven’t such as the Tudors – its is entirely up to you! There is more information on the PowerPoint which is posted on your class chat.

Have a great half term holiday

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊