Daily Work – 26/03/20

Mar 26, 2020COVID-19


Good morning Nursery.  Wakey, wakey, rise and shine! Do 5 jumps in each room of your house.  Count each jump to make sure you do 5. If you’re feeling very energetic why not try counting 10 jumps in each room – now there’s a challenge!

In the afternoon look at Cbeebies – Numberblocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Watch ‘number one’ and with your grown up to find one spoon, one shoe, one sock, one hat, one book, one toy, one cup.  Good work – now you know about the number one.  Can you practice drawing it in the air then onto some paper?


Thursday 26th March

Good morning Reception! We hope you all slept well and are up and raring to go for the day. We saw some great photographs of your yoga sessions yesterday. We have some super stretchy children and we’re glad grown-ups enjoyed the sessions too 😊

Today’s ideas: We know you all love accessing the snack table in school so today we thought you could create your own ready for tomorrow! This morning’s task will link to this afternoon’s task so you need to think carefully: This morning we would like you to work with a grown-up to have a look in your kitchen for items that you might like as a snack throughout the day.

Sort them into healthy and not-so healthy groups.

How many items are in the healthy group? How many are in the not-so healthy group?

What healthy changes can you make?

Once you have decided which snacks will be on your snack table, this afternoon we would like you to write a snack list with prices. You could have 50p to spend for the day and when you would like a snack you need to: choose your snack from the list you’ve made; count out the money you will need and pay for it. Once your money has been spent, it’s gone.

Perhaps your snacks could cost 1p-10p or some could cost as much as 20p.

Let us know how you get on. Sending some smiles your way, Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh. 😊

Year 1

Hi Year 1, we are missing you but can see you are all having so much fun and trying really hard with your tasks. We are so proud! Onto another fantastic day…

Maths Task
For your Maths task today, we have set you a 2Do on Purple Mash – Addition to 10. Race against different characters and try and win by choosing the right answer! When you finish this task, your grown up can show you some more to try. If you go into Home -> Tools -> 2Race -> Addition and Subtraction, you can then try Addition (Mixed Format) Addition to 10, as well as Single and perhaps Mixed Addition to 20. Don’t worry if you find the mixed ones a bit tricky! Just try your best!
Grown-ups – if the children check their ‘Alerts’, they can see when we comment on what they have been doing! 

English Task
For your English task today, we would like you to explore the outdoor environment; this could be your garden or on a socially-distancing walk, whatever your grown-up thinks is best. If possible, we would like you to go on a mindful scavenger hunt. Your grown-up will tell you things we want you to look out for (using lots of exciting adjectives) and maybe they can take a photo as a lovely reminder! (We are very conscious of asking children to go touching things unnecessarily, so just pointing is great!). 
1. Point to something that makes you smile. Why does it make you feel this way?
2. Point to something soft.
Point to something colourful.
4. Point to something prickly.
5.Point to something miniature.

Afternoon Task
This afternoon, it’s time to get colourful and creative! Andy Warhol is a famous artist who made art out of things you could find in the house, such as bananas or even cans of soup! Ask your grown up to help you see some of his colourful creations, and then see what you can find around the house to create your own pop art! Use whatever you have; it could be coloured in with pencils, paint, collage.. It’s up to you (and your grown-up!). We know this might take a little while, so feel free to finish this tomorrow afternoon, too. This video might help you: 
Feel free to send photos to our Facebook Messenger so we can see! Keep up the great work everyone, and most importantly, stay safe and keep smiling. Huge thanks to grown-ups for all your support, too.

Lots of smiles,
From Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson  

Year 2

It’s Thursday, Year 2! We hope you’re having a good week so far. We are so proud of you all for trying your best with the tasks each day.

Maths – find the ‘Sandcastle flags’ sheet in your packs. It’s double sided (the other side is called ‘Odd one out’) and we would like you to complete both sides. Remember that your two-times table knowledge can help you and the ‘ones column’ is what’s important for this, so circle this digit before you start if you think this will help you. When you’re done, practise your two times table with an adult at home. Which table will you go up to? 10 x 2? 12 x 2? 30 x 2? Are you brave enough to try division?

English – if you have Internet access, use http://www.pobble365.com/ and select March 23rd (by clicking ‘Pick a Day’ at the top right of the screen) and use the picture as a story starter. Imagine this is your walk to school! Write a story about this journey. What might you see? (Remember you can use your homework book for paper if you haven’t got any!) If you do not have access to the internet, use the writing prompt sheet in your pack and complete the page with ‘Hamza and the cup.’ For both tasks, remember to use finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and think carefully about spellings. If you can, add a question and an exclamation sentence to make your writing really interesting!

This afternoon, we’d like you to work scientifically. Choose your favourite animal and draw it. Next, do some research into what kind of features it has to help it survive and live in its habitat. For example, does it have a long, thick coat to stay warm? Does it need sharp claws to catch its prey? Once you’re done, try to design your own animal that could also live in the same habitat (or choose another one if you prefer). Remember that it needs to survive to include some of these features in your design. We can’t wait to see some completed ones!

Enjoy your Thursday everyone and remember that Joe Wicks has his 30-minute PE lesson at 9am each day. Miss Jobey and Mrs Bainbridge are going to do it as well so we hope that you will too!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Good morning Year 3, we hope you are enjoying the activities we have set you so far! We would like to say a huge well done to those children who’ve completed their 2Dos and handed them in on Purple Mash. Please check to see if we have left you a comment.                                                                                                                                                                                         If you have a spelling sticker in the front of your folder, please start to practise these. If you do not have a sticker, practise spelling 6 words which you find tricky from the ‘Common Exception Words’ sheet.

Task 1

Maths – Find the ‘subtractions’ sheet in your folder and use the example to help you solve the calculations.                        Challenge! Work out the missing digits.                                                                                                                                          5__3 – 218 = 315                                                                                                                                                                            0__0 – 2 __8 = 246                                                                                                                                                                        Set these out as column addition to help you.

Task 2

English – Find the reading comprehension text (the green booklet) and the sheet that tells you at the top to read the first part of the reading booklet – Inside a Rainforest. Read the paper very carefully then read the questions on your page. For each question, go back into the text to locate the answers. Remember – you should use the subheadings to help you and you can skim and scan the text for key words linked to the questions. Write your answers in your blue book of lined paper.

Task 3

RE – This term we have been learning about the events in the Bible that lead up to the most important part of the Christian calendar – Easter. We began on Shrove Tuesday, worked through Palm Sunday, the Last Supper and the betrayal of Jesus in the Garden of Getshemane.

Find the sheet with CRUCIFIXION spelt down the side of the page. Attached to this sheet is a link to a video clip on BBC Bitesize where you can find out about what happened to Jesus next. Think about the important parts of the story and write an acrostic poem (this doesn’t need to rhyme at all; it can just be words of importance/relevance to the story).

Year 4

Hello Year 4! We hope you are all well. To kickstart your day, complete workout 2 from the P.E section. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50)

Maths – We would like you to complete activity 3 as part of maths. Take your time to read the question and use the space provided to show your working out.

English – Use your plan from yesterday to help write your information text on PurpleMash. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dunston-hill Remember to include everything from your success criteria in your pack.

We are really missing sharing stories at the end of each day, so we need you to take over and share your favourite book with a grown-up at home and discuss why it is your favourite.

Year 5

Good Morning Year 5 – we are missing all of your smiling faces but hope you have all had a good week so far! We are sure lots of you have taken part in other lovely things with your families, alongside our daily tasks, so remember to feel free to share with us anything you have been up to – it might inspire other families to have a go at those activities too 😊.

Your tasks for today are:

  • Your Maths task today is to complete the ‘Subtracting 4-digit numbers with Exchanging’ worksheet. You should be able to complete this on the sheet but feel free to do any working out in your blue book. To check you are correct, you could always go one step further and use the inverse (addition) to check your answer!
  • Your English task today is to complete the ‘Peter Pan’ play script comprehension – read the text carefully and answer the questions on the back.
  • Afternoon session: Design and Technology – Create a range of paper aeroplanes and test which shape works best. You could fly these in the garden to get some sunshine or could use a tape measure to measure the distance they flew.

Word of the Day is… ‘whimsically’ – the state of being fanciful or playful. Can you:

  1. Write a list of characters from films or books you know that could be described as whimsical.
  2. Write the word ten times forwards. Then, without looking at the word, spell it backwards out loud. Can you do it even quicker the second time?

You could also watch the new BBC adaptation of Malory Towers available on BBC iplayer which is a nice, happy feeling set of tales which we know the whole family will enjoy!


Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby are also feeling very competitive and are keeping a close eye on TTRS – 4 more days to go! Who will be the winners?

Year 6

Thursday 26th March

Morning Year 6! Did you enjoy your virtual tour yesterday afternoon? We hope you had some time out in the garden too – it was glorious!

Today’s P of A:

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

9:30 – 10:30: Maths Arithmetic page 6 and 7 then Number, Ratio and Algebra pages 2 and 3

10:30 – 11:00: Break

11 – 11:30 SPaG Punctuation pages 8 and 9

11:30 – 12:15 Guided Reading Reading NON Fiction Book pages 7 and 10

Afternoon – Tune into Malory Towers on BBC I-Player and plan your own midnight feast. Who would you invite? What snacks would you bring? Record these in your blue jotters. If you can, have your snack or tea in a den with your family in your room or somewhere fun and secret and pretend you are Darrell Rivers at Malory Towers!