Daily Work – 25/3/20

Mar 25, 2020COVID-19


Hello Wednesday and good morning Nursery.

The team have enjoyed seeing you take part in some of the daily tasks with the socks and it looks like you’re having lots of fun. Please say a big thank you to your grown-ups. We’ve loved reading the comments on they’ve left.

Today’s task: Many of you have enjoyed reading The Three Little Pigs. Why not practice cutting the characters from your pack and make puppets onto spoons so that you can retell the story to your family. Remember what the characters said and try changing your voice to match.

In the afternoon, use some sheets from your bed or towels and cushions and make a house/den that the big bad wolf would find hard to blow down! You were amazing at doing this on the outdoor decking area. You may want to turn it into a reading den afterwards? Ask your grown up to help you.


Wow Wednesday already! Good morning Reception! From reading the comments on Facebook and the emails we have received, it certainly sounds like you are enjoying the activities we are setting. Helping grown-ups at home is a great way to learn new things and keep everyone smiling…especially when chocolate brownies, sausage rolls and Yorkshire puddings are included! Well done for being #be more kind! Lots of great objects for counting too even if a little mess was made! 😊

Today’s ideas:

Looking outside of our windows we can see the spring plants and flowers growing. We know you enjoyed planting your beans in school and the teachers are ensuring they’re being watered ready for when you return! Wait until you see how big some of them have grown already!

This morning we would like you to complete task 4 from task board 2:

We have loved reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in class. Use some simple sentences to retell the story. Add pictures too!

Don’t forget we’d love to see some of your writing and pictures linked to Jack and the Bean Stalk so don’t forget to ask a grown-up to take a photo and send us a Facebook message.

For this afternoon we would like you to complete task 2 from task board 2:

Ask a grown-up to help you to use the Internet to find Cosmic Yoga. Choose one of the sessions to complete. There are sessions about popular books and topics such as pirates and dinosaurs.

Enjoy stretching out and perhaps ask your grown-up to join in too. 😊

Sending big smiles – Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊

Year 1

Hi Year 1! We hope you are all doing well! We loved seeing and hearing your work from yesterday! Well done! 

Maths Task
For your Maths task today, we would like you to begin your NumBots journey.
Remember to login using your username and password which can be found on the inside of your pack. Story Mode is set out as a series of Stages (Rust, Tin, Iron, etc) Rust is the first Stage and level 1 is unlocked, so this is the place for everyone to start! To unlock the next level, players need to earn two stars by making sure your answers are accurate! We can’t wait to see how you get on! 

English Task
Today for your English task we would like you to give the ‘Capital Letters to Start Sentences 2’ sheet a try in your pack. Before you start, why not remind yourself about when to use them correctly, while having a boogie?
Then try and put the capital letters in the right place on your sheet. Don’t worry if you find it a little tricky! 

Afternoon Task
Following on from your task yesterday, we would love you to search your house for objects you could use to make your own instruments. Try and find objects that make different sounds (quiet, loudgentlestrong, piercing) and make up a song. For example, you could use elastic bands and try making a guitar! Or some coins in a tub and make a percussion instrument! 
We are super excited for your creations! We will most definitely need band practice when we are back at school! 

Lots of smiles,
From Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson 

Year 2

Good morning, Year 2! We hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. Here are today’s tasks and just try your best, as always.

Maths – use the CGP Arithmetic booklet to complete the ‘Number bonds up to 20’ pages (pages 5-6). A top tip is that you can always use your knowledge of your number bonds to 10 to help you. For example, if you know 4 + 6 = 10, you also know 14 + 6 = 20 and 4 + 16 = 20.

English – Use the CGP KS1 English Comprehension booklet and ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’ and also ‘Seasons’ (on pages 4-5). Read the questions carefully and underline any key information to help you answer them. If you’re finding it tricky, ask a grown up to read it out with you.

Afternoon – log into Purple Mash (your log-ins are in your packs). Find ‘2Paint a Picture’ like we do in computing and choose your favourite style (surrealism, impressionism, it’s up to you). ‘Paint’ a picture to represent three of your favourite things or of your favourite place! Remember to save it in our class file and use ‘YOUR NAME home task 1’ to name your picture. If you don’t have access to a computer – you can still do this task using pencils/paints and paper.

Have a lovely day and take care!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 tasks for Wednesday 25th March 

Good morning Year 3, we hope you are all ready for today’s activities! We would like to remind you to keep reading your books and to do your accelerated reader quizzes once you are confident with your book. It’s good to see a few people already have – well done to those children getting 100% so far!  Remember to use your book when answering the questions to help you (it’s not a memory quiz! 😊).   


Task 1  

Maths – Please find your ‘Additions’ sheet of squared paper in your file.  Look at the example to help you complete the questions on the sheet. 


Which questions are harder to calculate? 

234 + 132 = 

344 + 478 = 

521 + 236 = 

479 + 346 = 

Explain your answer. 

Task 2  

English – Find the sheet that has ‘Indefinite Article’ at the top. Complete this part of the sheet by using ‘a’ or ‘an’ before each noun. Remember the rule – if the noun begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) it needs ‘an’, e.g. an egg, if it begins with a consonant it needs ‘a’, e.g. a chair. 

Choose 2 each of the ‘a’ and ‘an’ words from the sheet and write a sentence containing them to practise what you know.  

 Log on to Purple Mash to play the Consonant or Vowel 2do to further practise these skills. 

Task 3 

In your pack there is a sheet that says ‘Science – Investigation Idea – the stem’ at the top. Follow the instructions to either do the experiment (if you are able) or watch the short video on YouTube. In your blue writing book, write down what you find out about the function of the stem. The nice weather that we’re having, even if we’re having to stay at home, means that you might be able to get out into your own yards and gardens and enjoy looking at plants growing nearby. What sort of plants can you see?  

Year 4

Wednesday 25.3.20

We are missing you Year 4! This morning, we would like you to focus on your times tables.

Maths – Log onto Times Table Rockstars for 20 minutes then complete pages 2-7 in your ‘CPG KS2 Maths book’. Ask an adult to check your work using the answers page at the back of the book.

English – Please read through activity 2, log onto PurpleMash and then choose the topic you would like to write about.  Today we would like you to research your topic and plan your information text in your homework book. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dunston-hill

Science – This afternoon we would like you create your fact file for your science task. Use the success criteria in your pack to help.

Remember to still read for a minimum of 15 minutes and if you need to complete a quiz then copy and paste the following link: Ukhosted5.renlearn.co.uk/2244890

Year 5

Hi Year 5! We hope you are all ok and managing to get some of your tasks done. We are super proud of each and every one of you and we know that you will be trying your best. Remember – do your tasks when you are ready and it fits with your family day – and don’t forget to help around the house too! If you have been following the Joe Wicks PE lesson and you are anything like Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby you will have some sore muscles by now!!

Today’s tasks are as follows :

Wednesday 25th March

  • Your Maths task today is to complete the ‘Adding 4-digit numbers with carrying’ worksheet – you should be able to complete this on the sheet. Remember – to check if you are correct you could always go one step further and do the inverse (subtraction) to check your answer!
  • Your English task today is to practise a range of spellings from your Reading Diary using the spelling activities from your pack. Use your blue exercise book for this. You could even test a grown up and write some sentences containing your spelling words!
  • Afternoon session: Music – Listen to your favourite music or play an instrument if you have one. You could sing or even dance along.  You could choose music to suit your mood!

Word of the day :  Valiantly   – to do something bravely and with great courage.

Why not : pretend that you are a reporter and write a short report describing someone that has behaved valiantly. Remember – this will be in the past tense!

Also: It might be a great idea to start writing a daily diary about your activities, experiences and news. Your diary will be a brilliant record of this extraordinary period of time and could be kept for years to come!!

Most of all – stay safe, look after one another and have fun.

Big smiles! Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xx

Year 6

Wednesday 25th March – Day 3 of being great!

Another super day on Teams yesterday Year 6 😊 Remember it is important to follow the instructions given for how to access assignments, PPT videos and answers. We love talking to you every morning. 😊 Yesterday it was great to help children who had corrections when they had marked or were stuck when doing their independent work. This is why we are here – to help you!


9-9:30 : Joe Wicks PE lesson ( wear your PE kit if you want!)

9:30 – 10:30: Maths Arithmetic page 2-3 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 19 Q1-3

10:30 – 11:00: Break

11 – 11:30 SPaG Punctuation pages 6-7

11:30 – 12:15 Guided Reading Reading Fiction Book pages 10 – 11

In the afternoon please continue logging onto your Reading Plus account or 30 minutes – Mrs Moorhead is so pleased with how you are doing! Then use this link to continue our history work on Anne Frank: https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/secret-annex/

Well done Year 6 Team! 😊