Daily Work – 27/04/20

Apr 27, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery Monday 27th April

Good morning Nursery.  We hope you have had an enjoyable weekend and were able to make the most of the sunshine. Your teachers are excited for the week ahead and hope that you can join in with as many or as few activities as you can.

This week is READING WEEK and we certainly love reading in Nursery!  We will be focusing on nursery rhymes this week, and would love for you to join in with reading and singing rhymes with us.   As mentioned yesterday, there will be a ‘Dunston Hill Bear Hunt’ and we would love for you to place a bear in your window that other children can spot during their daily exercise. If you can, try dressing your bear in something yellow and blue to represent our school! We’d love to see your bears so please take a photo for us. We wonder how many you might see during your daily exercise.

Grown-ups, please look out for an email about accessing online reading books, too.

Nursery rhyme task

Please watch the link below where you will see Mrs Warrilow singing ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’.  Get as many people in your family to join in.  You can sing any version you like. Your task is to make your own boat and find anything that replicates an oar. Mrs Warrilow used an old sheet for the river and got some toys to join in as passengers. How many passengers can you fit inside? Who will the driver be? Where will you travel to? You might want to decorate an old box, paddling pool, washing-up bowl or a washing basket.  We would love to see some videos or photographs of you singing away.  We’re wondering how loud you scream when a lion comes along…?

Link to Mrs Warrilow singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat

https://youtu.be/IOyDnFk9DNk

*There are some additional Reading Challenges below that you may want to try a little later today.

You may want to continue to look at this link with lots of nursery rhymes and videos for you to join in with.  https://allnurseryrhymes.com

Phonics

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

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

Maths activity

This week, we will look at shapes.  You’ve done some good work on shape in school and we’re sure you can share your talents with your grown-ups. Watch the song about shape sin the link (it’s very ‘catchy’) and copy the names of the shape.  Say each one aloud to your grown-up. For today’s task we are going to look for lots of things that look like a circle. In my house, I found a pair of glasses, a mirror, light shade and clock. We will look at a different shape each day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJxq0kR8yNc

Reading Week Challenge

*Option one: Reading Den. At school we have some amazing Reading areas to enjoy our books. One of your challenges has been to build a den, however this time can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read this week? Could it be in a home-made fort, a special corner of your room, in the garden or the shed, or certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family!

You might prefer to try this…

*Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”.  Where could you read your book or other reading materials (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places, making sure your grown-up agrees it’s safe!

Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds.  Please send your den photographs into our daily class Facebook posts. Thank you.

Internet Safety

Over the last few weeks everyone has been spending more time online and using lots of different technology. We thought it might be a good idea to remind ourselves about staying safe online. There are some lovely activities on the following link that you might like to try out this week. Your grown-up will need to help you.  Do what you feel you can, and let us know if you decide to complete any…even better send us some photos.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

Nursery boys and girls, we hope you have enjoyed today’s activities and once again we would love to see what you have been up to.  We’re missing your smiles and simply playing with you every day.

 

Reception

Reception – Monday 27th April

Good Morning Reception! We hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. By now you might have already read that this week is ‘Reading Week’ so we have lots of exciting things planned for you! First of all, we are having a whole school ‘Dunston Hill Bear Hunt’ so your first job is to find a bear and place it in one of your windows for all to see. To make sure everyone knows it is a Dunston Hill bear could it be wearing something blue and yellow?  We’d love to see your bears so please take a photo for us!

Each day one of your teachers will share a story with you too! Can you guess which story it might be today? Click on the following link to see if you were right and to see who will be reading to you today…  https://youtu.be/p7RD0DMFRrE 

Phonics and writing – Please use the RWI videos on the following link to help you with your sounds.

Set one sound of the day is ‘e’ and set two sound of the day is ‘ow’

The link you will need is: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

We would then like you to become an illustrator and draw a picture of your favourite book character. Use your sounds to help you add some labels or short sentences. Ask your grown up to put a photo on Facebook so we can see!

You might like to look on this link for some drawing ideas: http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Maths – This week the maths ideas are linked to the theme of pirates and trolls!

Use the following link for some crafty pirate maths activities. Today you will be making a telescope and adding a repeating pattern. Think about the patterns we did in class. We looked at colours and shapes. Have fun! https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-1-Night-Pirates.pdf

Reading Week activities: Our whole school tasks are as follows:

Option one: Creating your own reading den – we know you have already shown us your den making skills so we thought you might like to make another one especially for reading in this week. Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember is a great way to develop your imagination! Can you listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den? Please send your den photographs in to our daily class Facebook posts.

If you would rather do something a little different then why don’t you try option 2…

 Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”. Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Can you listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?  Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts.

Something a little bit different…

Over the last few weeks everyone has been spending more time online and using lots of different technology. We thought it might be a good idea to remind ourselves about staying safe online. There are some lovely age appropriate activities on the following link that you might like to try out this week. Please let us know if you decide to complete any…even better send us some photos.  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

Whatever you get up to today, have lots of fun!

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 27th April 

Happy Monday year 1! We hope you had a fantastic weekend and we would love to hear what you got up to. We are excited and raring to go for another week. 

This week is READING WEEK and we all love reading in Year 1! As mentioned yesterday, there is going to be a Dunston Hill Bear Hunt; we would love you to place a bear in your window that other children can spot during their daily exercise! If you can, it would be great if your bear could be wearing something yellow and blue to represent our school! Look out for reading based activities every afternoon this week.  

Grown-ups, please look out for an email about accessing online reading books, too.

Today’s tasks: 

Maths- For our Maths today, we are going to be doing more work on finding ‘half’. Do you remember what ‘half’ means? ‘Half’ means we split something into two equal parts or groups. Remember, they have to be equal (the same).  

Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 1https://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. Remember – you are putting these into equal groups of two.

Like last week, using real objects would be very helpful to support your child with their understanding of this concept. We suggest doing this before completing the activity sheet, if you would like to.  

English –  Let’s begin with 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 

This week, our English tasks will be based around the story ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson. English tasks will be separate to afternoon reading activities. You can either read this book at home if you have it, or it is available on iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bwdw8y  
Your task is to read the book and listen carefully, thinking about what skills must Zog learn at dragon school. Write a list of these skills, titled ‘How to become a dragon…’ You can do this whichever way you want, using images and sentences. Remember to Fred out your words carefully and use the sound mat in your packs! For example, ‘learn to roar’ is a skill he needs to learn.

Afternoon 

Reading
Every afternoon this week, you are going to be read a story or a poem by your teachers and teaching assistants, and these all have an animal theme! 

Today’s story is ‘Giraffes can’t dance’, read to you by Miss Bunce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7xQz2DvpnI&feature=youtu.be
After listening to the story, you can choose your reading themed task. 

Option one: Reading Den. At school we have some amazing Reading Dens to enjoy our books in both our classrooms and activity street: The Enchanted Garden and the Reading Hideout. Can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read your reading book this week? Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worldsCan you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den? Please send your den photographs into our daily class Facebook posts. 

Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”. Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?  Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts. 

Miss Bunce suggests you also choose your favourite song and have a good boogie. She’s sure your dance moves will be much better than hers! 

We hope you have a fantastic day and can’t wait to see your photos!
Keep smiling! Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x 

Year 2

Year 2  27th April

Happy Monday, Year 2! We hope that you have enjoyed the weekend, whether you’ve been busy bees or relaxed in the sunshine.

Let’s get going with some 9am exercise – it could be with Joe Wicks or even some Cosmic Yoga. We can all get our week going with an active start.

Today’s tasks 

Maths – You will probably have been quite used to using White Rose Hub maths last week and we’re going to stick with this format for our maths tasks for most of this week, too. Follow the same link as last week https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 2’ and then on ‘Lesson 1 Compare Lengths.’ Today’s lesson will build upon your knowledge from last week, when we looked at measuring in centimetres (cm) and metres (m). You could re-watch those videos first if you feel that you need a reminder. Watch today’s video and have a try at the ‘Flashback 4.’ This is a great chance to recap lots of your maths learning and it’s just like what we do in your pink books at 8.50am in school. Once you’ve watched the whole video about comparing lengths, open the worksheet. You won’t need a ruler today and we have attached a guidance sheet to the e-mail post, if you need it. Remember to check your answers once you have finished.

If you don’t have internet access, create your own inequality sentences (using < > or =) for lengths. For example, 23cm > 11cm and 45cm < 99cm. You can challenge yourself by using some in metres and some in centimetres. For example, 1m > 10cm.

English – On Mondays in school, we work hard to improve our knowledge of grammar and punctuation. Today’s focus is on commas in a list! Log on to Purple Mash and find the ‘Making Lists’ 2Do that we have set. If you’re finding it tricky to read the sentences, remember to sound out or ask an adult to help you. Once you’ve completed this task, we’d like you to write 4 sentences of your own, which include lists. If you don’t have internet access, you can do this too. You might want to use these sentence starters to help you:

Out of my window I can see

In my bedroom I have

My favourite things are

In my garden there are

Each list needs to have at least three items in them. Think about where your commas and your ‘and’ go before checking your spelling, capital letters and full stops.

e.g. My favourite sports are tennis, football and rugby.

Phonics – Read Write Inc daily lessons can be watched from 10am 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.

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, pick up one of your favourite books and see how many words with the sound ‘au’ (like ‘Paul the astronaut’) you can find!

Afternoon

Reading Week Day 1 – How exciting it is! First of all, you can listen to Mrs Bainbridge’s story telling video (click on the link) https://youtu.be/GnSwKUgucuc (She says at the end of the video that the task is to make a den but that is just one option, there is an option 2 as well –  see below.)

Option 1 Reading Den – At school we have some amazing Reading Dens to enjoy our books in both our classrooms and activity street: The Enchanted Garden and the Reading Hideout. We even have our cosy Reading Areas in our classrooms. Can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read your reading book this week? Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den?  Please send your den photographs in to our daily class Facebook posts.

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Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”. Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?   Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts.

Reading using the Oxford Owl Website – We have e-mailed guidelines on how you can read the kind of reading books we have in school, online using the Oxford Owl website.

Have a great start to the week, Year 2. We wonder if you will see any bears as part of our Dunston Bear Hunt on your daily walk. Who will see the most? Don’t forget to add yours to your window for others to spot!

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Monday 27th April

Morning lovelies! Hope you had a corking weekend and got to do some nice things or just chill out. It’s reading week this week – yaaayyyy! We love reading, especially stories. Everyone should receive an email today with instructions about how to access FREE e-books. Follow the instructions to access a wealth of reading material to keep you busy and enjoying reading 😊 .

Today’s tasks:

Maths – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/  Make sure you click on Week 2 (apologies about the confusion last week! It will automatically take you to summer term week 2 – this is not the one we’re up to yet) – Lesson 1 – Fractions on a number line.  This week’s lessons will all start with a Flashback 4 slide which you are all used to doing in school.  Make sure you pause the videos to solve the questions and then play them to reveal the answers.                                                                                                                                                                The focus of today’s lesson is representing fractions on a number line. You will learn that fractions LESS than one whole have a numerator SMALLER than the denominator and fraction GREATER than one whole have a numerator GREATER than the denominator. It is also really important to remember when you are placing fractions on a number line, to divide the number line into equal sections of the number shown in the denominator. For example, if I was placing 1/3 onto a number line I would divide it into 3 equal parts and if I was placing 1/6 on a number line I would divide it into 6 equal parts.  Make sure you pause the video at the correct points for you to have a turn and once you are confident, answer the questions in the activity on paper or in your books.

Challenge!

Alex and Jack are counting up and down in thirds.

Alex starts at 5 1/3 and counts backwards.

Jack starts at 3 1/3 and counts forwards.

What fraction will they get to at the same time?

 

English – Our English work this week is linking with our wonderful reading week. First we’d like you to take a look at the picture on the front cover of the book (check the website for the picture). What can you tell about the fox? Is he the main character? What is he doing? What kind of character do you think he is from the clues in the picture? When is he out? Is he sneaking about? Has he stolen anything? Who do you think the characters are above the title?

Now watch today’s video of Mrs McLean reading the first chapters of Fantastic Mr Fox https://youtu.be/gaWqWY_Ep_Q . Were your predictions right? Were the clues from the image at the beginning of the lesson accurate? Talk to your family about Mr Fox, his life and his family and these questions: Why are the farmers so unpleasant? What do you notice about their names? Are they right to be so cross? Is Mr Fox right to steal from them?

Writing task – write a list of questions you’d like to ask Mr Fox. Don’t forget to include a question mark at the end of each question. Ask an adult or an older sibling to pretend to be Mr Fox (or you could do this!) and ask them your questions.

 

Afternoon

READING WEEK! Option one: Reading Den. At school we have some amazing Reading Dens to enjoy our books in both our classrooms and activity street: The Enchanted Garden and the Reading Hideout. Can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read your reading book this week? Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den? Please send your den photographs in to our daily class Facebook posts.

Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”. Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?  Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts.

Year 4

Year 4 – Monday 27th April
Morning Year 4!  We hope that you and your family had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!  You may have spotted the post from Miss Parkin yesterday which explained that this week we are having a focus on reading!  You will continue to complete a Maths and English task every morning and then on an afternoon you will be set some exciting tasks linked to reading.  Keep on posting any photographs which you would like to share with us as it is gorgeous to see you having fun and working hard! 😊


Let’s begin this week by completing a workout with Joe Wicks @ 9am.  Miss Conway and Miss Whaley will be joining in… Will you?

Tune into David Walliams at 11am each day, to hear David Walliams read 20 minutes of ‘The World’s Worst Children’.  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Today’s tasks:

Maths – Today we want you to focus on your times tables, just like we would usually do at school!  First, log into Times Table Rockstars and spend 20 minutes competing, can you beat your highest score?  The battle will end in 5 days, so keep on going!  After this, take out your Maths CPG book and complete pages 3642.  Finally, spend 10 minutes on a times table game of your choice.  You could go on ‘Monster Multiplication’, ‘Hit the Button’, ‘Daily 10’ or one of the games on PurpleMash.  Let us know which game you decide on!

English – Today we are going to focus on homophones as we haven’t practised these words in a while.  Can you remember what a homophone is?  Can you make a list of homophones?  We will give you one as an example: blue and blew.  To remind yourself, watch the video clip on the following website and any homophones that you may have missed to your list.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-homophones/z732t39

Then, we would like you to look on the Year 4 page on our school website and complete the task.  For this task, we would like you to match the picture to the correct homophone.  To do this, you could either print the image out, cut out the pictures and the words then match them, or you could write the number of the picture and the correct word in your homework book.

Challenge activity – Copy out the sentences below using the correct homophone.  You can copy these out into your blue homework book or onto a piece of paper.

1. Last knight/night I went for a walk in the moonlight.

2. Blue/blew is my favourite colour.

3. If you want to go on holiday, you’ll have to catch a plane/plain.

4. I brush my hare/hair every day.

5. Thomas couldn’t wait to meat/meet the new teacher.

6. Bernard got mud on his new/knew shoes.

7. I’m over here/hear!

8. Benny’s hiding over they’re/there/their.

Reading activities – We’re going on a bear hunt…… – To kick off our Reading Week we would like to create a whole school “Dunston Hill Bear Hunt”.  Ask your children to place a bear in their window that other children from our school community can spot on their daily exercise.  So that everyone knows your bear is a Dunston Hill bear could they be wearing something blue and yellow?

Today we have two options, you may want to choose one of them to complete or you could even do both!

Option one: Reading DenAt school we have some amazing Reading Dens to enjoy our books in both our classrooms and activity street: The Enchanted Garden and the Reading Hideout. Can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read your reading book this week? Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den? Please send your den photographs into our daily class Facebook posts.

Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange” – Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?  Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts.

We know how much you enjoyed our latest topic all about the Victorians, therefore, we have chosen a few different texts linked to the Victorians to share with you this week.  Now it’s time to relax and listen to Miss Whaley read a diary entry from a workhouse child.  Think about your own diary entry and how different your day was to a Victorian child’s.https://youtu.be/1FV2NFHiWn8

Finally, please make sure that you keep your schoolbooks safe, so that they can be returned to school in due course, ready for other children to enjoy.

Enjoy your day… Where will your imagination take you to today? 😊 Miss Conway and Miss Whaley X

Year 5

Year 5   Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 5. We hope you have had a lovely, restful weekend and ready for the week ahead. Don’t forget to balance your day with lots of fun and relaxing things, and as always – do what works best for you and your family. We all have very different circumstances and what works for one family will not work for another.  We hope that you are now feeling more comfortable with using our online platform for maths.

Now for some news for English!

Now that we have used all of the activities from the packs we are going to try out a new home learning hub that has been set up by the Government to help us learn at home. Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry have had a look at this in detail – and on the whole we really like it. Obviously, it is nowhere near as fun as working with you all face to face, answering queries, supporting you and challenging you – but it does a pretty good job and we like that fact that you have a ‘virtual lesson’ with a teacher. It will take a little getting used to but don’t worry – these things take time.

The way it is set up is as follows:

  1. Take the quiz – this is to test your prior knowledge (You may or may not be able to answer the questions – you can give it a go to challenge yourself – or you can skip it and move on.
  2. Watch the video of the lesson. This lasts between 11 and 15 minutes generally. We like the fact that you can watch, pause and rewind the video at any time to help. The teacher will teach you the concept and give you a little task to do.
  3. This is where you work independently – you pause the video, click ‘next activity’ and work through the slides (they are called ‘Main Activity’) as your independent work. When you are finished you start the video again and the teacher will mark your work with you.
  4. Take a final quiz at the end – this will test your knowledge from that lesson.

 

We do not want you to feel pressured to do all elements of the session – do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. Also built in to the lessons are weekly spellings. You are reminded of them each lesson during the week and there is a little quiz each Friday – just like our spelling quizzes at school! Again – do these only of you wish to challenge yourself.

The site is pretty easy to navigate. You do not need a login and you cannot do any harm! Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby have had a good play around with the site. You can take time to get used to navigating between sections of the lessons. Most of all – don’t worry! We are here to answer your questions.

Today’s tasks

Maths

Today’s lesson can be accessed from here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and it is ‘Summer 1, Week 2 (w/c 27th April) – Lesson 1: Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places’. Remember the ‘Flashback 4’ is a little warm up – feel free to give some, or all, of the questions a go or skip it and move straight onto the lesson.

Remember, when adding decimals it is so important your decimal points are in line and if you have any gaps in your place value columns, you can use a place holder zero to fill them in. The questions are set out the same and will get progressively harder – think of Q1-3 as Fluency and Q4-7 as Reasoning and Problem Solving so give what you can your best shot 😊. Remember to check your answers from the ‘Get the Answers’ button.

Challenge

Can you use the column method for: 28,176 – 15,085 and 34,981 + 50,816

Can you use the long method for: 34 x 12 and 56 x 17 (Don’t forget the place holder 0!)

Can you use the bus stop method for: 785 ÷ 3 and 2,367 ÷ 2 (Put your remainder as a fraction)

Remember! Log onto TTRS for 10-15 minutes and join the 5O vs 5B battle! Let’s keep this up all week and see which class will be the winners! To access, click here: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/1692

Your username and password should be in your Reading Diary but do not hesitate to contact is if you need a reminder 😊.

English

The Link to the English lesson 1 is here : https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk1-1/

In this lesson you will learn how to retrieve facts from a text that is read to you by the teacher (just like we do in Guided Reading) Don’t forget you can pause this at any time and read the screen at your own pace. When you are asked to do the activity sheet – you need to pause the video and click the ‘next activity’ button at the bottom – work through the slides and then play the video where you left off for the answers. You will only ever need a pen / pencil or paper – you can use your blue book for this. You then mark your work together. Don’t panic if you get anything wrong!!

Spellings come next – you might want to write these in the back of your book.

Finally, the quiz – have a go if you wish – and good luck!!

Please note – we will be working 1 week behind – so we are starting our week one on Monday 20th April. We will always post the link to the lesson that we want you to watch.

 Afternoon – Reading

Mrs Ion will be reading an extract from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – where Harry finally arrives at Hogwarts and is mesmerised by the Great Hall.

Get yourself into a comfy spot, sit back and relax while you journey into this magical place.  To listen click here https://youtu.be/92jwQES0vdE

When you have been inspired by the setting, choose an option below (you can do both if you wish) and listen again, when you are in your own made-up world. We hope you enjoy!

Option one: Reading Den. At school we have some amazing Reading Dens to enjoy our books in both our classrooms and activity street: The Enchanted Garden and the Reading Hideout. Can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read your reading book this week? Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den? Please send your den photographs into our daily class Facebook posts.

Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”. Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?  Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts.

Read and Relax

It’s lovely to see lots of you being able to access Accelerated Reader quizzes from home. Remember you can access these from our website page: http://www.dunstonhillcps.co.uk/  If you currently work with Mrs Ion on Reading Plus, you should use this time to log on and practise your reading skills.

Year 6

Monday 27th April

Online Learning day 16!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay hope you enjoyed the weather over the weekend – what a scorcher! This week we have loads of great things in store with Reading Week where you will be read a story, poem or non-fiction text everyday by one of us or Mrs Moorhead before choosing from some creative activities. Today, your parent’s will be receiving (via email) a guide of how to access free e-books (online books) which you can read and then take a quiz on Accelerated Reader – please familiarise yourself with how to do this. Miss Parkin will save the guide in Assignments on Teams called KS2 accessing further reading books at home) as well.

Reading Plus – At 9am Miss Parkin and Miss Reay will post in your class chat how well each one of you is doing with Reading Plus. Could you improve your usage this week? Could you go up a level this week? Also 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 24 and 25 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 11 and 12. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths

Arithmetic – questions are on the PPT and then questions Number, Ratio and Algebra pages 17 and 18.

Guided Reading 11.00 – 11:30am

Non -Fiction Book page 12 to read Drive-in to 1950’s America and then complete 16 and 17 alongside a task on the PowerPoint.

English 11:30 -12:15

We are starting our Writing Focus this week. Firstly, we will mark our SPaG work from Friday which was page 20 and 21 in the punctuation book before looking at a Literacy Shed clip called “Catch It” about Meerkats! All teaching and resources are on the PowerPoint which will be uploaded to your class chat on Teams. At 11:30am. You will be asked to edit a word document so that your work can be seen by your teachers. Please watch the PowerPoint for all details.

Afternoon

Reading week day 1. Click here  https://youtu.be/AJga2PunVWc to hear Miss Reay read you the war poem, For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. You can then:

Option one: Reading Den. At school we have some amazing Reading Dens to enjoy our books in both our classrooms and activity street: The Enchanted Garden and the Reading Hideout. Can you find or make a special place in your house where you are going to read your reading book this week? Could it be in a home-made fort? Or in a special corner of your room? In the garden or the shed? A certain seat or a cushioned area? Make it your special reading place by decorating it with your family! Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your den? Please send your den photographs in to our daily class Facebook posts.

Option two: “Snapped Reading Somewhere Strange”. Where could you read your reading book or other reading material (a newspaper or comic maybe) that is a little bit odd? Could you be up a tree in your garden? Curled up in your dog’s basket? Under the bed or in the wardrobe? Make this into a family competition to see who can read in the strangest of places. Remember reading for 15 minutes a day is a great way to keep your creativity flowing as you are whisked away to new worlds. Can you now listen to your teacher’s story telling video in your strange place?  Please send your snaps in to our daily class Facebook posts.