Daily Work – 23/04/20

Apr 23, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery Thursday 23rd April

Good morning Nursery and here’s to a lovely day!

Once again, thank you very much for sending your photographs.  You are such a talented and happy bunch!

Start the day with a different activity on Cosmic Yoga online.  I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s a great start to the day.

Phonics

We hope that some of you have been able to make use of the RWI phonics website. Today’s set one sound is ‘b’. Have a try and impress ‘Fred Frog’ by joining in.

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

Remember to keep reading at home! You can read a favourite story that you already have to your grown-up, or you could do story time for some of your teddies and toys.Or share a story with us in the comments – we love hearing you read! 

Name challenge

Here’s a fun name challenge we thought you would like, and I’m sure it will get you active.  Ask your grown-up to help you use your name card (from your pack) and look at each letter.  Use the link below and scroll down the page to see a list of letters that require an action from you. Get your grown-up involved by asking them to do their name.

https://www.mykidstime.com/for-parents/whats-name-fun-kids-exercise-challenge/

Please take care in doing some of the exercises; however I’m sure your grown-up will help change some of the trickier tasks for you.

Maths activity

Watch ‘number five’ on the link below. Next find five objects with your grown-up. Good work! Now you know more about the number five.  Can you build a tower with the things you found? Can you practice drawing number five in the air then onto some paper, or with water and a paint brush on the ground? You may want to draw number 5 in some sand or shaving foam just like we do in school. Sometimes, our children like to draw on the steam in the shower or bathroom window. Give it a try.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocks-series-1-five

Science Activity

Time to talk – Have a chat with your grown-up and ask, “What happens when you put things in the freezer?”

What you will need:

  • An egg shell which has a little removed from the top (if you don’t have any egg shells, you can use small empty yogurt pots or something similar)
  • Any flowers, grass, bark or leaves you may have collected from your garden or a walk
  • Water
  • Food colouring (optional)

Instructions:

It’s very simple – place all of the nature you have collected into the egg shell and fill to the top with water.  You can add food colouring of you wish. Place the egg upright in the freezer until the contents are frozen.  Think about how long it will take to freeze. What does it feel like when it’s frozen? Once frozen, enjoy peeling your ‘egg’ to reveal something beautiful. Think about how you will get the flowers back out and how long the egg will stay frozen? What will happen if you leave it in the sun?

We would love to see your creations and let us know how this experiment went.

Have a wonderful day and look out for some musical fun coming your way tomorrow as we set the scene for future ‘Friday Song, Dance and Rhyme time’!

We’re missing you as always, so we’re sending lots of smiles your way.

Reception

Reception – Thursday 23rd April

Good morning Reception! Wow, your work yesterday was fantastic and your Supertato designs and races really made us smile! Now that you have made your own Supertato, can you make some speech bubbles and write some words/sentences of what he might say?

Phonics: RWI videos will be continuing and today’s sounds are:

Set one sound of the day is ‘b’ and set two sound of the day is ‘ee’.

Here is the link you will need: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Maths will continue with the Supertato theme! Can you make a pattern using different vegetables like potatoes and carrots? If you don’t have these items at home think about what else you could use…there are so many possibilities from pasta pieces to cutlery and recycling! What different ways can you make a pattern? You could even cut up some vegetables or use sponges and print with them. Link below to support.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-4-Supertato.pdf

Science activities

  • Time to talk – What floats and what sinks? Can you think of examples that you have seen either when playing in the bath or when out and about walking? Collect up to ten different items and work with a grown up to test which items float and which sink. You could do this in the kitchen sink or use a bucket of water in the garden. Alternatively, you could watch the following video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bc29rr/kit-pup-series-1-7-floating-and-sinking
  • Make a boat – Your challenge today is to make a boat that can float – you could test this out in your kitchen sink. It can be made from any materials or objects. Can your boat hold any passengers (these could be pennies or even ‘evil peas!’)? Before you begin, think about the following questions. Which material will be best for making your boat? What will be the best shape for your boat?

We hope you have fun and we look forward to seeing some photos and reading comments.

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 23rd April
Happy Thursday Year 1! We hope you’re all doing well and enjoying some of this glorious sunshine!  

First thing’s first, get those bodies moving however you like before we start our day. 

Today’s tasks: 
Maths –  For our Maths today, we are going to be exploring finding ‘half’. Do you know what ‘half’ means? ‘Half’ means we split something into two equal parts. Remember, they have to be equal (the same).  

Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 1, Lesson 4. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

Start with Flashback 4/Hi 5 to practise your Maths skills and then listen carefully to the lesson about halves. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! After you watch the video about halves, then try the activity sheet.  We appreciate that there is a lot of colouring and drawing for this activity sheet. If you are unable to print it, or in fact if your child finds this concept a little tricky, please do not worry! You could simply discuss it with your child, and they can point. Or you could practise using real objects, such as shapes cut out of paper, or using Playdoh, which will also be a great way for children to explore the different ways to find half. This could be a great opportunity to do some maths in the kitchen, too!  

English–  As always, let’s start with some RWInc.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3
Today, we have set you a 2Do on Purple Mash. We would like you to create your own Gruffalo character, but with different features to the original. Remember – you can use the ‘pens’ at the side to create different types of skin. Will your Gruffalo have scales? Will it have fur? Will it be stripy, or spotty? Will it have horns? Will it have sharp claws? We can’t wait to see your creations! 

Afternoon
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 – Gather together a selection of your favourite toys and talk about what materials they are made of. Are they all made of the same material? Why? If you have a younger child in your home, look at the materials their toys are made of – are they made of the same things as yours? Why do you think this might be? 

Challenge 1 – Who can make their aeroplane fly the furthest? 
Your challenge is to make a paper aeroplane. This is a great challenge for you to do with a grown up or someone else in your house. The link below shows how you can make one and it also gives some background information on how the aeroplane flies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KPaxKUDj6I  You could give your aeroplane a name and decorate it. Whose aeroplane flew the furthest and why do you think that was?  We would love to see some photos of your aeroplanes – have fun! 

Challenge 2 – Rocket mice!
This is something we tried at the Life Science Centre when we made astronaut mouse Valentina! Cut a circle shape from a piece of paper and then cut it from one edge to the middle. Tape it into a cone and add some mouse features (if you wish). Balance your cone mouse on top of an empty plastic bottle. Press down on each side of the bottle with some force and shoot your mouse into space. What makes a difference to how far your mouse travels?   https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/419662/rocket-mice#&gid=undefined&pid=1 

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, it’s been lovely seeing the pictures of you working! Sending hugs,
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x 

Year 2

Year 2       23rd April

Good morning, Year 2. We hope that you are having a lovely week so far. Thank you to everyone that has added a comment or a photo to this week’s posts – they have put huge smiles on our faces and we have loved seeing your different creations. The Kenning poems yesterday were fantastic!

At 9am, Joe Wicks will be there to wake you up with your 30-minute PE lesson.

Today’s tasks –

Maths – Well done for everyone who has tried the new White Rose Hub questions for maths! They have included something new each day but we know that you will all be trying your absolute best and we are very proud of you. Today, follow the same link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 1’ then on ‘Lesson 4 Measure length (m)’ and start with the ‘Flashback 4’ warm up on the video. Next, the video will talk through how to measure in metres (m). Once you’ve watched the video, open the worksheet. Don’t worry, you don’t need a metre ruler for this! Work through the worksheets as far as you can and we have attached a ‘top tips’ sheet to the e-mail post to help you if you need it.

If you don’t have internet access, find 10 items from around your house and discuss with an adult at home whether they would be longer or shorter than 1m. Remember, 1m is the same as 100cm! Then, if you have a tape measure, try to measure the 10 items.

English – In your packs, you will find either ‘2. The New School’ which is a double-sided sheet or open your CGP Reading Comprehension booklets and complete ‘The Selfish Giant’ on pages 30-31. Remember to read the question first (often reading aloud helps too) and that it is often helpful to underline key words to help you answer the questions. The answers are all there – you just have to act like a detective to find them!

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 ‘ie’ (like flies, tie, pie) you can find!

If you can’t logon, then you can find green words and red words at the back of your reading diaries. You could even ‘teach’ a Read Write Inc lesson to someone at home!

Afternoon –

Science – Science Starter Discussion Question – Whereabouts in your home would be a good place for a plant to grow? Why?

STEM CHALLENGES

Challenge 1 – Make a boat

Your first challenge is to make a boat that can float – you could test this out in your kitchen sink. It can be made from any materials or objects. Can your boat hold any passengers? (try putting in a small weight). Before you begin think about the following questions. Which material will be best for making your boat? What will be the best shape for your boat?

The science behind it:  Water pushes upwards with a force called ‘upthrust’. The shape of a boat affects the weight that it can hold. The more water that the boat displaces the more it will float and therefore the more weight it can take.

Challenge 2 – Who can make their aeroplane fly the furthest?

Your second challenge is to make a paper aeroplane. This is a great challenge for you to do with a grown up or someone else in your house. The link below shows how you can make one and it also gives some background information on how the aeroplane flies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KPaxKUDj6I

You could give your aeroplane a name and decorate it. Whose aeroplane flew the furthest and why do you think that was?

We would love to see some photos of your boats and aeroplanes – have fun!

Reading – For reading today, we would like you to try and read a traditional tale or fairy story. If you have one at home, great! Curl up in the sunshine and read this. If not, here are some e-books of traditional tales that you could download:

Rumpelstiltskin        https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12331-rumpelstiltskin-ebook

Sleeping Beauty        https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12314-sleeping-beauty-ebook

Hansel and Gretel    https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12326-hansel-and-gretel-ebook

If you are ready to quiz on Accelerated Reader (for those who do not have Read Write Inc reading books), the link is now available on the first page of our website for your quizzes.

Have a lovely Thursday, Year 2.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3, Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello our budding scientists! We hope you’ve enjoyed the week so far and playing with shadows in the sunshine. Please leave us some lovely photographs as you do your science jobs. Don’t forget to keep reading – it was good to see so many people doing reading quizzes before the Easter holidays. Keep it up but remember to enjoy it too <3

Today’s tasks:

Maths – Like yesterday, we would to practise your 8 times tables. Go onto Super Movers and see if you are better than yesterday. Use the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk.

Next go onto https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Lesson 4 count in tenths. Watch the video carefully and listen to when you need to pause it, for you to have turn in your book or on paper. Today you need to join in counting in tenths and look carefully at the tens frames and number lines to help you understand. For this lesson, it is important for you to learn that 10/10 is the same as 1 whole.

English – Just like in the last two days, we’d like you to read and edit your diary entry from yesterday. Finish it if you need to. Read it right from the start. Does it sound right? Is there anything you can improve? Have you remembered correct punctuation – a capital letter for every sentence? Did you include a rhetorical question? Edit any parts you need to and read it to an adult then let them watch the video. What did they think? Did your diary match the story and emotions of the video? Don’t forget – you can upload a photo of your finished diary into the comments section 😊

Afternoon

ScienceScience Starter Discussion Question – What if we had no human-made light sources?

STEM CHALLENGES

Challenge 1 – Make a boat

Your first challenge is to make a boat that can float – you could test this out in your kitchen sink. It can be made from any materials or objects. Can your boat hold any passengers? (try putting in a small weight). Before you begin, think about the following questions. Which material will be best for making your boat? What will be the best shape for your boat?

The science behind it:  Water pushes upwards with a force called ‘upthrust’. The shape of a boat affects the weight that it can hold. The more water that the boat displaces the more it will float and therefore the more weight it can take.

Challenge 2 – Who can make their aeroplane fly the furthest?

Your second challenge is to make a paper aeroplane. This is a great challenge for you to do with a grown up or someone else in your house. The link below shows how you can make one and it also gives some background information on how the aeroplane flies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KPaxKUDj6I

You could give your aeroplane a name and decorate it. Whose aeroplane flew the furthest and why do you think that was?

We would love to see some photos of your boats and aeroplanes – have fun!

Year 4

Year 4 – Thursday 23rd April  

Morning you lovely lot!  Did you enjoy making your own rainbows?  Your photographs encouraged us to try this experiment ourselves!  Are you enjoying Science week so far?  We have lots more activities planned for you over the next two days.   

Remember to tune into Joe Wicks @ 9am to wake your brains up! 

Today’s tasks:  

Maths – To begin, we would like you to join in with a Supermover’s video of your choice.  Click on the following link and scroll down to a times table that you feel as though you need to practise.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8  Then we would like you to spend 20 minutes on Times Table Rockstars to help your team win the tournament.   

Main task – Log into PurpleMash and search for ‘Charts’, a few apps will show but you must select the one that has a red zigzag line and is just called ‘Charts’.   Then, answer the questions and save your work in your class folder, once you are done.  Then we would like you to search for ‘Tally and data tables’ and complete these questions.   Again, remember to press save and then find your class folder.  

English – This week you have recapped using various types of conjunctions and expanded noun phrases, now we would like you to apply these skills and write your own diary entry.  We would like you to describe what it has been like during lockdown and share what you have been up to and how you have felt.  Remember to start your entry with ‘Dear Diary’ and include the date.  You could write about being stuck inside your house and then use expanded noun phrases to describe what you can see out of your window.  Remember to write in the first person (e.g. ‘I’ and ‘we’) and include lots of feelings.  You can complete this task on a piece of paper or in the blue homework book which was provided.  Or if you prefer, you could type your diary entry out using ‘2Write’ on  PurpleMash and save your work for us to read.   We really miss hearing you read your work to us, so would love to see photographs of your finished diary entries. 

Science – This week our school is focussing on Science, today we would like you to discuss the following question and then complete the challenges. 

Science Starter Discussion Question – How would a world without electricity be different? 

STEM CHALLENGES: 

Challenge 1 – Make a boat 

Your first challenge is to make a boat that can float – you could test this out in your kitchen sink. It can be made from any materials or objects. Can your boat hold any passengers? (try putting in a small weight). Before you begin, think about the following questions. Which material will be best for making your boat? What will be the best shape for your boat?  

The science behind it:  Water pushes upwards with a force called ‘upthrust’. The shape of a boat affects the weight that it can hold. The more water that the boat displaces the more it will float and therefore the more weight it can take. 

Challenge 2 – Who can make their aeroplane fly the furthest?  

Your second challenge is to make a paper aeroplane. This is a great challenge for you to do with a grown up or someone else in your house. The link below shows how you can make one and it also gives some background information on how the aeroplane flies.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KPaxKUDj6I  

You could give your aeroplane a name and decorate it. Whose aeroplane flew the furthest and why do you think that was?  

We would love to see some photos of your boats and aeroplanes – have fun! 

Reading – Have you completed a quiz yet?  Remember to keep on reading at home.  If you have ran out of books to read, search for audio books online.  David Walliams has shared many on his website https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/ 

We are proud of you Year 4!  Keep up your hard work 😊 Miss Conway and Miss Whaley x 

Year 5

Year 5 – Thursday 23rd April

Wow! Where is the week going Year 5? Well done to all of you who have being working hard on your tasks and a special thank you to those who have managed to post some Facebook updates. We love to see your pictures! The weather is being so kind to us – so if you are spending some time in the fresh air that’s brilliant. We hope you are also getting your daily exercise with Joe. Are you enjoying his daily quizzes? Some of the questions are hard!!

Today’s Tasks

Maths

Your Maths lesson today is ‘Lesson 4 – Adding decimals – Crossing the whole’. This will involve carrying when using the column method so make sure you circle the number on the doorstep as you add it to the next column to make sure that you have used it. To access, follow: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/. Please don’t worry if you can’t do all of the questions, as being at home is very different from being in the classroom. If you try your best you can give yourself a big pat on the back!

Challenge

As an extra challenge, you could complete ‘Equivalent Fractions’ worksheet from your packs. Remember, whatever you do to the numerator (top number), you must do to the denominator (bottom number).

English

Your English task today is to watch this video of Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround. Listen out for 5 words that you might find hard to explain (eg. nominated / apparatus ) and find out their meaning. Once you are confident with their meaning, put them into your own sentences. Could you challenge a family member to use them in a sentence too? You could then play anagrams – mix up the letters in the word and see if someone can guess the word correctly. Following this, you might want to create a short news report of your own. You could record it and send it to a family member.

Afternoon session – Science

Starter Discussion – Earth and Space – Do you think there is life elsewhere in the universe? How might it look? Who might be there? How would they live?

Challenge 1 – Make a boat

Your first challenge is to make a boat that can float – you could test this out in your kitchen sink. It can be made from any materials or objects. Can your boat hold any passengers? (try putting in a small weight). Before you begin, think about the following questions. Which material will be best for making your boat? What will be the best shape for your boat? Does the depth of the water make a difference to how well your boat floats?

The science behind it:  Water pushes upwards with a force called ‘upthrust’. The shape of a boat affects the weight that it can hold. The more water that the boat displaces the more it will float and therefore the more weight it can take.

 

Challenge 2 – Who can make their aeroplane fly the furthest?

Your second challenge is to make a paper aeroplane. This is a great challenge for you to do with a grown up or someone else in your house. The link below shows how you can make one and it also gives some background information on how the aeroplane flies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KPaxKUDj6I

You could give your aeroplane a name and decorate it. Whose aeroplane flew the furthest and why do you think that was?

We would love to see some photos of your boats and aeroplanes – have fun!

Reading

Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby are looking closely at Accelerated Reader. Don’t forget that your login is in your pack if you can’t remember it. Well done to those who have quizzed already 😊 If you are part-way through a book – keep going! Remember that reading is part of your daily activity and is a great escape too! You could even recommend a book on our FB page if you think that your classmates would enjoy reading it at some point. Don’t forget the link for AR can be accessed directly from the first page of our school website :  http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/

If you are part of our Reading Plus group – Mrs Ion would like to encourage you to log-on and do some practise – it would be fantastic to see everyone take part 😊

Oh and by the way….5B are in the lead by over 4,000 points on TTRS….!! Let’s have a big push and see if we can even the scores a little 😊

We hope that you are all okay and are keeping your spirits up. Don’t forget that music is a great way to lift your mood. Why not sing your favourite song or play some music that makes you happy. We think of you all, every single day.

Keep smiling! Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx

Year 6

Year 6 Thursday 23rd April

Thank you for great pictures from all of your hard work yesterday – Miss Reay and Miss Parkin love seeing them all so keep them coming!

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 28 and 29 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 10 with additional work posted on Teams as well. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths

Arithmetic – page 12 and then questions Number, Ratio and Algebra pages 14 and 15.

Guided Reading 11.00 – 11:30am

THERE IS NO GUIDED READING TODAY – INSTEAD WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO OPEN THE ASSIGNMENT CALLED UPLOADING AN ASSIGNMENT A TRIAL RUN IN TEAMS AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. We will be on hand to support you with any technical issues.

English 11:30 -12:15

Punctuation book needed to learn about inverted commas on page 18 and 19. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Afternoon

Science – Day 4 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 – Why is it harder to walk in the swimming pool than it is to swim? What would sink first a plastic pen or a plastic clipboard? Why?

Today our focus is forces. Please access the PowerPoint on Teams for all information and instructions to complete either of the options below:

Task 1 – Can you make a boat?

Task 2 – Whose aeroplane can fly furthest?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPg7Ivcm32g

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 😊