Daily Work – 28/04/20

Apr 28, 2020COVID-19


Nursery Tuesday 28th April 

Good morning Nursery.  We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities and you certainly managed to make us smile by posting beautiful videos and photographs.  We loved your rowing boats, singing, reading, the dens you built, seeing the bears in your windows and how some of you drew letters in the ground with water. You continue to amaze us.

We would like you to enjoy the suggested activities below, but we understand that you just may want to relax which is absolutely fine. Do remember those important jobs however, like getting dressed and putting on coats and shoes with little or no help from your grown-ups.

Nursery rhyme task

As part of our ‘Reading Week’, please watch Mrs Bootland singing a fun song with her children.  We’re sure you would love to join in with the actions.  This is a rhyme we have sung many times in nursery class.  Say the words out aloud, such as ‘head, shoulder, knees and toes’.  Why not extend this by adding parts of your face too? You could even see how fast you can sing it. It’s harder than you think. Your challenge is to ask a grown-up to help you draw around a doll, a bear or any toy you choose and see if you can point to the body parts.  Your grown-up may help you write some of these as labels? Try finding out who has the biggest hands, knees, legs or feet in your family.  We would love to see you dancing and doing the actions to this rhyme, so please send us your videos or photographs.

Link to Mrs Bootland singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes:



Today’s set one sound from RWI phonics website is ‘l’. We’ve enjoyed seeing some of you write these sounds in many ways – keep showing us what you can do.  It is very impressive!

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

Maths activity

This week, we continue to learn about shapes. Watch the shape song in 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 square. In my house, I found a box, a floor tile, a table, and a window pane. Good luck and why not try seeing how many shape objects you can see during your daily walk.

Shape song link:



Boys and girls we know you are missing all of your teachers, so we thought you might like to listen to Mrs Cassidy reading one of our absolute favourite nursery stories – ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Why not find a ‘cosy corner’ to enjoy this lovely story. You can wave to her as she reads!

Link to Mrs Cassidy:


Please remind your grown-up to use the reading leaflet that was emailed yesterday with guides on how to use the Oxford Reading Tree Website. It is such a fun website that our children at home have used and enjoyed.

Have a great day Nursery, keep smiling and playing.



Reception – Tuesday 28.4.20

Good morning Reception! We hope you’re all well. It was lovely to see all of your photos yesterday. So many great dens, telescopes and pictures. You’re certainly working very hard and helping to make us all smile 😊. Grown-ups, please don’t worry if your child would rather not complete the activities. Being safe and happy is more important.

Another day…another story…

Today’s story is linked to the theme you are following in maths this week but who will be reading it? Click on the following link to find out… https://youtu.be/aq3dndIKUmM

Phonics and English: Set one sound of the day is ‘l’ and set two sound is ‘oo’ as in ‘poo at the zoo’.

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

Can you dress up as your favourite book character and act out some of the story they come from? We would love to see your photos. Think of words to describe your costume. You might even like to dress up as a pirate just like Miss Cavanagh.

Maths: Today’s ideas link closely to the floating and sinking task you did last week in Science week but this week we would like you to concentrate on how you could record the number of items that float and the number that sink. Could you draw a picture of each item and tick if it floats? Could you use a tally chart to show how many items floated? Can you think of another way to record your answers? For the balancing task you could time how quickly it takes you to ‘walk the plank’ without falling off.


Reading Week activities:

Linked to the story that Miss Cavanagh read this morning, we would like you to make some pirate props. You could make a pirate hat, a cutlass or a hook. You might even come up with some of your own ideas!

You might like to draw some characters just like Flinn and the Dinosaurs did. Look back at the link from yesterday for some drawing ideas: http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Have a lovely day 😊

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

Year 1

Year 1 28th April 

Good morning Year 1. We hope you enjoyed the first day of Reading Week and boogied along to Miss Bunce’s story, I know we did! As always, we would love to see what you got up to in the comments below.  

Wake yourself up this morning with some Joe Wicks PE or Cosmic Yoga…

Today’s tasks:  

Maths –  For our Maths today, we are moving onto ‘finding a quarter’. Just like a half is one of two equal pieces, a quarter is one of 4 equal pieces. 
Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 2https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Start with Flashback 4/Hi 5 to practise your Maths skills and then listen carefully to the lesson about finding a quarter. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! After you watch the video, then try the activity sheet. As always, if you are unable to print the activity sheet you can draw your own shapes – whatever works best for you! 

English–  Time for  RWInc!
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 are 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   

We hope you all enjoyed the first read of ‘Zog’ yesterday, it’s a great story! In the story, the princess dreams of being something else when she grows up. Can you write a dream for yourself for when you grow up? What do you want to be, and why? We would love to see some of your ideas, you could draw pictures and write a few sentences.  As always, use your Fred fingers and the word mats in your packs to help you. I wonder what your dream will be… 

We are now onto the second day of our animal themed Reading Week!  

Today’s story is ‘Lost and Found’ read to you by Miss Thompson. Sit back and enjoy:
After listening to the story, we would like you to find out what you can about penguins… Where can you find them? There may be a clue to this in the story… How are they adapted to living in that environment? What do they eat? You could even make your own model of a penguin. Maybe something like this…


In addition to this, lots of us are spending more time online. We have talked a lot at school about how to stay safe when you are on the internet – can you tell your grown-up anything you learnt? 

Here are some useful websites and tasks to reinforce staying safe online when at home: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/ 
Why not give Home Activity Pack 1 a go?

Sending big hugs and huge smiles,
Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x  

Year 2

Year 2  28th April

Happy Tuesday, Year 2! We hope that you enjoyed the start to our chocolate-themed reading week. It made us a bit hungry! We absolutely loved your dens – they look like the perfect place to read and relax. It was lovely to see how some of you were snapped reading in very strange places too!

Let’s start today with a PE session – if you’ve been doing Joe Wicks’ videos since the start, you’ll be feeling much more confident we’re sure.

Daily tasks –

Maths – You will be experts at finding our maths activities by now but if you’re not, don’t worry! Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 2’ and then on ‘Lesson 2 Ordering Lengths.’ Today’s lesson will build upon your knowledge from last week and yesterday and will use your knowledge of inequality signs (< > and =). Watch today’s video and have a try at the ‘Flashback 4’ first. Once you’ve watched the whole video about ordering lengths, open the worksheet. You need a ruler for question 3 but if you don’t have one, just miss this question out. We have attached a guidance sheet to the e-mail post, if you need it. Remember to check your answers once you have finished. Don’t forget about the units of measure – is it centimetres (cm) or metres (m)?

If you don’t have internet access, order these lengths using inequality signs (< > or =). Order them from smallest to largest (ascending order).

9cm, 11cm and 6cm

9cm, 8cm, 13cm

20cm, 2cm, 18cm

1m, 1cm, 10cm


English – In English, we’re going to be using the CGP reading comprehension booklet. It is reading week after all. First, open page 12 and read the text called ‘Plum.’ Once you’re finished, try your best at the questions underneath. If you finished this text quickly, try the text called ‘Making a bird feeder’ on page 13. Remember that all of the answers are in the text – you need 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  Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well. Don’t forget to underline any special friends!

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, use this time to look at our common exception words (they’re in your packs). Choose 3 of them and think about why they are tricky. Which parts of the words can’t we sound out? Which parts of the words sound like a different sound and are trying to trick us? Make up a rule or a rhyme to help you remember how to spell them.


Reading week – We hope you enjoyed listening to Charlie and the Chocolate factory yesterday with Mrs Bainbridge. Today it is Mrs Gaulton who is reading to you – follow the link https://youtu.be/R5nLjnqjmsE

Task 1 – Learn how to draw Willy Wonka with the illustrator Quentin Blake. Please follow the link below which takes you through the step by step guide. Don’t forget to colour your drawing in once you’ve finished. We would love to see your drawings. https://youtu.be/aZJm6QXSOP4

Task 2 (only if you have chocolate at home) – We all know that Mr Wonka’s factory is filled with delicious chocolates and other sweet treats, how about you make a chocolatey treat of your own! Follow the links below for ideas and recipes. We would love to see what you make!

To make delicious chocolate milkshake https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-milkshake

Make your very own chocolate creation – get some ideas by following the link below. https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/collections/chocolate-recipes

Remember to check on your plant, which we planted on the first day of working at home! Your paper plants need watering so go and give them a little drink. Has it grown shoots yet? Take care, Year 2.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey


Year 3

Year 3 Tuesday 28th April

Hi everyone! We hope you enjoyed hearing the first chapters of our story yesterday and have been enjoying reading in funky places or creating reading dens 😊 There’s a new Times Table Rock Stars tournament available for you to play. Can you beat your points from last week? And don’t forget – now you have access to online reading material via the Oxford Owl website you received details about yesterday so keep reading and quiz yourself on accelerated reader when you’re done if you can.

Today’s tasks:

Maths –  Today we would like you to start Maths practising your 8 times tables on BBC Super Movers.  Use the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-8-times-table-with-filbert-fox/z4mrhbk and encourage your grown-ups to join in!

Then go onto https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Week 2 – Lesson 2 – Fractions of a set of objects (1). Like yesterday, start with the Flashback questions and remember to pause the video to solve the problems before the answers are shown! Today’s lesson focus is finding a fraction of objects. On the second slide, have a go at solving the problem before the lady shows you how to do this – this is just like the explore part of our Maths lessons. It is important to remember for this lesson, when you are finding a fraction of objects you need to group/divide them by the denominator. The pictures of the objects will help you. Remember to pause the video when you are told to do so and have a go at the questions. If you find them tricky, go back to the video to have another look at the examples

English-Look at the adjectives below. Make a list on one side of your book/paper of the words Mr Fox would use to describe himself and make a list at the other side of your paper of the words the farmers would use to describe him. Look at the differences! Are there any words that could be used by both Mr Fox and the farmers?

atrocious, thoughtful, unpleasant, cunning, despicable, crafty, infuriating, dependable, fabulous, thief, devoted, annoying, extraordinary, calculating, sneaky, loyal, crook, responsible

Which farmer is the cleverest and comes up with the ideas to capture Mr Fox? One of Farmer Bean’s previous ideas was to create ‘Wanted’ posters everywhere to help them capture Mr Fox but it was unsuccessful. You need to write a new, improved ‘Wanted’ poster to help Bean out. Below is a word bank and an idea of how to set out your wanted poster. Write a character description of Mr Fox.

Don’t forget to listen to the next part of the story, read by Mrs Cowan today at https://youtu.be/DVfQMCn3ltI


For some lovely work on one of our favourite authors, the wonderful Roald Dahl, we’d like you to visit: https://www.roalddahl.com/museum/museum-at-home/discover-roald-dahls-writing-hut

Find out about Roald Dahl’s ‘writing hut’ and design your own writing area.  Draw it on some paper and post your lovely ideas in the comments section. We’re dying to see what you’d include.

Think about: Where would it be? What would be inside? What would your chair and desk be like? What would be on the shelves? What will the title of your first book be?

I (Mrs Mc) think my writing hut would have to have: a cosy chair, a big mug with lots of different types of writing tools in it, a drawing table so I could illustrate parts of my stories as they pop into my head, a big board on the wall where I can pin/stick ideas I have, a kettle and plenty of Ringtons tea bags to keep me going when I’m on a roll with my story, some toffee crisps in the top drawer of the desk (of course) and I think the title of my first story would be ‘Prince Edward and the Smoking Mountain’.

There is also a family challenge you could do. Visit this page and find out about Roald Dahl’s chocolate-wrapper ball 😊. We hope you’re not eating too many sweets but here’s a little idea for your Easter egg wrappers.


Year 4

Year 4 – Tuesday 28th April  

Morning Year 4! Did you enjoy listening to the diary entry? Did you choose to make your own reading den or did you choose to snuggle up somewhere else? We hope you enjoyed the start of reading week and are as excited as us to see what other activities are in store!  

To kickstart your day, exercise with Joe Wicks @ 9am. Ask a family member to join in with you!  Remember to post your photographs below. 

Remember to tune in 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 – One final day looking at statistics.  We are so impressed with the work that we have received so far!  We have added comments onto your saved work so remember when you log into PurpleMash to click on ‘Alerts’ to view our comments.  Today we have three tasks for you to complete on PurpleMash.  You will find them by searching for: ‘Interpreting Pictograms’, ‘Interpreting block graphs’ and ‘Venn diagrams 2’.  Remember to save your work in your class folder. 

English – Yesterday we looked at homophones, today we would like to focus on near homophones.  Near homophones are words that have almost the same spelling but are spelt slightly different with different meanings.  For example: ‘quiet’ and ‘quite’, and ‘where’, ‘wear’, ‘we’re’ and ‘were’.  Before looking at the list below, can you and your family think of any more near homophones? 

We would now like you to create your own ‘near homophone dictionary’.  Below is a list of words for you to choose from or you may think of your own!  You could start by writing the word, then give a definition and maybe a drawing or an example of the word used in a sentence.   

Near homophones: 

Accept – except   

Affect – effect   

Berry – bury   

Further – father   

Grown – groan   

He’ll  heel – heal   

Quiet – quite    

Wear – we’re – where – were 

Afternoon tasks: 

Now that we are learning from home and spending more time on the internet we thought it would be a great opportunity to recap our internet safety. To ensure that you are staying safe online. Click on the following link, to begin there is a short video clip for you to watch and then the second activity is to create a poster about staying safe online.  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-8-10s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf 

 Reading tasks:

We have a ‘Book Reading Bingo’ challenge for you to complete over the next few weeks!  Please see the image below.  We would like you to look at the different categories and score off any books that you have read so far.  You can cross off ‘A book that includes diary entries’ after listening to Miss Whaley yesterday and ‘A book that has been made into a film’ after listening to Miss Conway’s clip today. 

For your reading activities today, we would like you to start by listening to Miss Conway reading an extract from Oliver Twist and then find out the definitions of some of the unfamiliar words.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNV941AKQZc&feature=youtu.be 

Now we would like you to imagine you are Oliver Twist, using the extract you have just listened to can you try and act it out for your family as if you are Oliver Twist? How do you think he would feel? What actions do you think he might do? You could ask your grown up to record your performance and post it in the comments below for us all to see. Once you are happy with your performance use the following link to watch this scene of Oliver Twist.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tOkpntQtBM  How could you improve your performance?  

We are happy to see so many children completing quizzes on accelerated reader. You should now have all received an email explaining how to access more reading books that you are able to complete quizzes on. We can’t wait to see what books you choose to read and how you do on your quizzes.  

Remember to keep sharing your photographswe really love seeing what you have been up to Have a great day Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! X 

Year 5

Tuesday 28th April – Year 5

 Good Morning Year 5! Let’s get up and go with Joe this morning and make sure you have a lovely breakfast or snack as a reward for your hard work😊. We hope you accessed our new English lessons okay yesterday – please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance or are having any queries – we will always try our best to help. Let’s see what today brings…

 Today’s Tasks


Today’s lesson is ‘Lesson 2: Subtracting decimals with the same number of places’ and you can access it here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ You may need to think carefully when subtracting as you may need to use exchanging sometimes. Remember you can only borrow from the column directly to the left – if the value in that column is 0, move to the left again. Once you are able to borrow, you can only move the ‘1’ to the column directly to the right each time. For example, if you borrowed 1 ten and moved it to your ones column, this would make 10. If you then subtracted 4, you would be left with 6. Don’t worry if you find any part of it tricky – give it your best shot 😊.


What is the sum of 3,400 + 875 + 1,299?

How much larger is 7,003 than 3,996?

Can you use the long method for: 22 x 54 and 51 x 27

Can you use the bus stop method for: 1,585 ÷ 5 and 2,366 ÷ 2 (You should have no remainders today!)

Remember to 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 😊.


We hope that you managed to use the platform to some extent yesterday. Don’t worry if you are finding this tricky and even if you have just managed to watch the lesson video then that is great!

Today’s link is https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk1-2/

In this lesson you will do some more work on retrieving information from a setting description. You will use the same set of skills that you have used yesterday, but this time with a different story and a different teacher! You might have noticed that every lesson, a ‘word of the day’ is introduced. You might want to make a list of these as the lessons progress throughout the week and use them in your writing at the end. Again – don’t worry! We appreciate that you are not at school and it is much different to learn and to concentrate when at home. Just give it your best try!

If you want to follow the same format – start by doing the introductory quiz, then move on to the lesson, complete the independent task, mark it with the teacher and then do the final quiz. Don’t forget to practise your spellings too if you have made a list.


Afternoon – Reading

At school, we are currently studying our wonderful Geography topic, looking at the country Russia. We thought we would continue this theme with this lovely poem about a traditional Russian toy – a Russian doll. If you are not familiar with what a Russian doll is or looks like, perhaps you could research online and have look at some images to help you understand the poem further.

Listen carefully to the poem  https://youtu.be/E_jiIu_j3TI  and if you like, you can read the poem yourself here: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/russian-doll/ You will notice that each stanza has 3 lines and the poet uses repetition. Can you spot this?

Each stanza in the poem describes a layer of each character within a Russian doll. Something that you will notice is each character is very different and we can see this from the descriptive language that the poet uses. We know poets often like to use alliteration and rhyme too – can you spot any of these techniques?

Your task is to write your own poem about an object (for example: a toy box, a cake, a castle – something which has many ‘layers’ or many ‘elements’. It could even be a fruit bowl or a Minecraft world!) You don’t have to use the same style as this poem although it could be handy to magpie ideas (for example: repeating the first line of each stanza). Good luck with your poems – remember to be creative and think outside the box! When you are finished, read your masterpiece to a family member.

Read and Relax

What have you been reading this week? Maybe you could read to a family member today or listen to the audio book from https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/. If you work on Reading Plus with Mrs Ion, you should use this time to log on and practise your reading skills.


Keeping Safe

As you are spending a lot of time on your computers and iPads, accessing school tasks, carrying our research and playing games with your friends, we thought it would be useful for you to remind yourselves of how to stay safe online. We have talked a lot about this in school however it would be lovely for you to work with your parents this time. Follow the link here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-8-10s-home-activity-sheet-1.pdf and it will have a link for you to follow and watch under ‘Activity 1’. Once you and your parents have watched the video, talk through the discussion questions from the first link. Then, take a look at ‘Activity 2’ – we would LOVE to see some of your work in our comments below.

As always, we miss you and hope you all have a great day. Stay smiling, love Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry xxx


Year 6

Tuesday 28th April

Online Learning day 17!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay love how much you are embracing “Reading Week” – Who has a Dunston Bear in the Bear hunt ? Get them on Facebook for all to see 😊  A huge well done to those children who submitted writing work yesterday as part of our online English lesson as well, it is so important that you keep writing and what a great opportunity to practise your typing skills we learnt in Computing last term!

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 26 and 27 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 13 and a task on the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths

Arithmetic – pages 30 and 31 and then questions on the Powerpoint focussing on multiplication!

Guided Reading 11.00 – 11:30am

Non -Fiction Book page 12 to read Drive-in to 1950’s America and then complete 18 and 19 alongside a task on the Powerpoint.

English 11:30 -12:15

We are continuing with our Writing Focus this week as we look at applying our writing of dialogue skills to our “Catch it!” meerkat clip. Again, 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.


Reading week day 2. Click here  https://youtu.be/O-3HnRzM_uM  to hear Mrs Moorhead read you a non-fiction text all about WW2 code breakers! We know you are going to love it! You then have a range of activities to choose from including: creating your own code, deciphering a code made of emojis or a tour of Bletchley Park – where the Enigma Code was cracked! All of these activities are accessed via the PowerPoint which we post in our class chat between 12:15 and 12:30 on Teams.

Please keep posting snaps of you at work and finished pieces of work – we miss you!

Miss Parkin and Miss Reay