Daily Work – 29/04/20

Apr 29, 2020COVID-19

Nursery

Nursery Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Nursery and hello Wednesday!

We hope you are well and have managed to see lots of bears out and about in Dunston or nearby in cosy window sills.  Did you count them all? How many did you find?

Your teachers are wondering how you are managing to get dressed all by yourself. Just keep trying, and we imagine that you’re doing a great job!

Nursery rhyme task

Today’s nursery rhyme task comes all the way from Miss Baud who has been on adventure whilst taking her dog Alfie for a walk.  You know how much she loves him, as she often talks about him in Nursery. During her walk she came across a duck pond which inspired her to sing you this nursery rhyme. See if you can join in.  There is lots of counting needed so remember to use your fingers just like we do in Nursery. Your challenge today is linked to the number 5. Can you find five lots of different things in your house? 5 socks, 5 tins, 5 pens, 5 shoes…the list goes on, but it’s up to you and your grown-up to decide what you choose to find and count.

If you have toy ducks, you may want to sing your own song using your toys in a small bowl of water.  You might want to try Miss Baud’s task and draw five little ducks? We would absolutely love to see your videos and photographs.

Link to Miss Baud singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat:

https://youtu.be/cuvkYWZIDYk

Phonics

We hope that some of you have been able to make use of the RWI phonics website. Today’s set one  sound is ‘h’. Have a try and maybe write the letter in the air, on paper or by dipping water onto a paint brush to write on the ground.

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

Maths activity

We’re still on the theme of shape.   We have changed today’s shape video which we’re sure you’ll enjoy watching!  Remember to say each shape name aloud to your grown-up.

For today’s task we are going to look for lots of things that look like a triangle. In my house, I found the roof on a doll’s house, a chocolate bar, a biscuit and an ornament.  You may want to draw around the shape with some help. I wonder which shape we will look at tomorrow.

Link to a new shape song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs

Reading

Miss Cavanagh from Reception class has been reading a pirate story. You may choose to listen to it in your favourite reading place.  We’re certain you’ll enjoy it!

Remember to keep reading boys and girls and we’re looking forward to sharing more stories when we see you again.

Link to Miss Cavanagh’s story:

https://youtu.be/aq3dndIKUmM

Please thank your grown-ups for the wonderful videos and photographs, as well as the kind messages we have received.  We are missing you so much, but sending you smiles and giggles. Stay safe and play, play, play!

 

Reception

Reception Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Reception. We’re glad you enjoyed the pirate story yesterday and it was great to see all the props you made, well done. You all seemed to enjoy the floating and sinking task too! Keep up the good work!

Today’s story is one we’d like you to join in with if you can… https://youtu.be/n_2yUCDr2A8

Phonics and English – Set one sound of the day is ‘h’ and set two sound of the day is ‘oo’ as in look at a book. Here is the link you will need: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Can you act out the story you listened to today? See if you can get your adults and siblings involved? Which characters are in the story? Who are you going to play? Do you need any props to act out your story? Can you remember the words that were repeated?

Maths – Today’s pirate adventure looks at positional language – up, down, back, forward, behind etc and you’ll be using your positional language to complete a treasure hunt! We look forward to seeing what your treasure is and looking at some of your maps! https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-3-Night-Pirates.pdf

Reading week activities:

This afternoon we would like you to go hunting for books! Work with a grown up to look at Book Bingo (photo on facebook and attached in your email)! How many spaces on the book bingo chart can you fill?

We hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy the activities set. We’re missing you all, stay safe!

Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh

 

Year 1

Year 1 29th April 

Good morning Year 1. We loved seeing all of your penguins yesterday, and we hope that you enjoyed Miss Thompson’s story. 

Let’s get those bodies moving morning with some Joe Wicks PE or Cosmic Yoga…
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Today’s tasks: 
Maths – 
For our Maths today, we are continuing our work on ‘finding a quarter’. Remember a quarter is one of 4 equal pieces. 
Today’s lesson is Summer Term – Week 2, Lesson 3. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

Start with Flashback 4/Hi 5 to practise your Maths skills and then listen carefully to the lesson. Remember – you can pause or rewatch it as much as you like! It does get a little trickier after 7m20s, so we suggest pausing there. Similar to last week, we suggest practical work on finding quarters if this is possible. Gather objects and practise finding quarters of them. Socks, pompoms, buttons… whatever you can find! (Grown-ups, we suggest you give the children numbers that can be easily split into 4 groups to avoid any awkward remainders!)If your child is confident with this, then continue the video and then you can try the activity sheet.Otherwise, feel free to continue practical work; you may wish to use the activity sheet questions 1 and 2 for ideas. We hope you find a way to make this work for you and your child 😊 

English – 
RWInc. Time!
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 

Zog’ on iPlayer – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bwdw8y   

We are delighted that so many of you are loving ‘Zog’! We loved seeing all of your dreams for when you grow up and we know you will be able to achieve those dreams. 

Today, we would love you to imagine you are soaring through the sky on the back of Zog. The wind is blowing through your hair as you fly high above the world below… where would you like to go? Have a chat with your grown-up about where you would love to fly on the back of Zog. You can choose anywhere! Would you choose to fly to a sandy beach to build gigantic sandcastles and play in the sparkling blue sea? Maybe you would choose to fly to London and see tall Big Ben towering over the city and hear the loud bells chiming. Once you have thought of your idea, we’d love you to draw a picture and write about it. You might choose to just write important words, or you might write a sentence (or sentences). As always, use your Fred fingers and the word mats in your packs to help you. We can’t wait to see where you will go!

Afternoon
Reading
Are you excited for today’s storytime? Today, you are going to hear a wonderful poem about bumblebees written and read to you by Mrs O’Hara. We think she looks a bit like a happy bumblebee in her yellow top! Sit back and relax…
https://youtu.be/fDW755E3ARA
Wow! Great idea, Mrs O’Hara! How about trying to write your own animal acrostic poem? Think of an animal and write it down the side of your page. Then, think of words (or sentences for a real challenge!) to describe the animal that start with each letter. Google ‘animal acrostic poem KS1’ and look at images for ideas. 

Remember to keep sharing your pictures with us! We love seeing your smiles 😊 
Have a great day everyone!
Big smiles,

Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce x 

Year 2

Year 2     Wednesday 29th April

Good morning, Year 2. We can’t believe that it is now Wednesday. The week is flying by!

We’re going to wake up with Joe Wicks’ workout at 9am and we hope that you will *virtually* join us! We’re also wondering if he will include the ‘Spiderman move’ today.

 

Daily tasks –

Maths – As a warm up, quickly count in 5s and stop when you get to 60. This will help you to complete your work today. Turn to pages 26 and 27 of your CGP Arithmetic Book and complete both pages. Begin with the ‘Quick Start’ question as quickly as you can. Remember that it doesn’t matter if the 5 comes before the x sign, you are still doing your 5 times tables (so 5×3 and 3×5 will give you the same answer). If you’ve had lots of practice on TT Rockstars, you may be able to answer these quickly. If you find it tricky, use your fingers to help or draw pictures of groups of 5.

If you completed the ‘multiplying by 5’ task quickly and easily then you can complete the next activity on pages 28 and 29. Being able to multiply by 5 helps you to divide by 5, for example 5 x 4 = 20 so 20 ÷ 5 = 4 and 20 ÷ 4 = 5. Remember we can count in 5s to help us with division or if you find it tricky, you could use objects or dots to help you by sharing the larger number into two groups. You may find questions 1, 7, 9. 12 and 13 a little bit tricky so don’t worry if you can’t do them. Can you also practise counting in 5s on your daily walk? You could count with each step! What number will you get up to?

 

English – Yesterday afternoon, Mrs Gaulton set you a task to draw your very own Willy Wonka. If you didn’t get this finished, take some time to draw your own Mr. Wonka character. We’d like you to describe Willy Wonka using expanded noun phrases and we’ve attached a guidance sheet to remind you of how to do this if you’ve forgotten. You could write your expanded noun phrases around your picture or write bullet points and we’d like you to write at least 5 (if you want to do more, even better). You could describe his hat, his coat, his nose, his hair, his walking stick, his boots, his eyes…it’s up to you. Once you’re happy with your expanded noun phrases, we’d like you to turn them into a short character description by writing them in full sentences. There’s an example on the guidance sheet for you to look at. Check your spellings, capital letters and full stops. You might even want to show off your skills from Monday and write some into a list! We’d love to see your finished descriptions of the mysterious Willy Wonka in the comments underneath the Facebook post.

 

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, use this time to look at our common exception words (they’re in your packs). Choose a different 3 words from yesterday 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.

 

Afternoons –

Reading Week Day 3 – Let’s start by listening to today’s story-time video and Miss Jobey is ready to read to you. What is Grandpa Joe going to tell Charlie about Willy Wonka’s not-so-ordinary workers? Follow the link to find out https://youtu.be/XYi97TiTXrc

For today’s activities, you’re going to get creative! As Miss Jobey said, there’s three options and you might choose to do them all or just pick your favourite.

First, you might have made some chocolate treats yesterday. Today, you’re going to design your very own chocolate or sweet-treat bar! Draw it on a piece of paper or in chalk on the ground outside. You might even want to make it, if you have any left-over chocolate or sweets from yesterday. What flavour will it have? What shape will it be? And very importantly, what will it do when you eat it? Will it turn your hair green? Will it transform you into an animal? Will it give you superpowers?

Then, once you’ve designed a brand-new chocolate or sweet-treat, you’ve got to design the wrapper! Remember, chocolate wrappers need to look tempting and make someone want to buy your chocolate so add lots of colour. It needs a catchy name too. Some ideas from Willy Wonka are: Eatable Marshmallow Pillows, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Lickable Wallpaper, Luminous Lollies for Eating in Bed at Night, Strawberry-Juice Water Pistols, Toffee-Apple Trees for your garden… You could collage your design, using ripped up pieces of paper or material, or use lots of bright coloured pens and pencils. Whatever you have!

Finally, you could make your very own ‘golden ticket’! As we are all staying at home at the moment, there aren’t any trips to the Chocolate Factory (Miss Jobey is devastated about this). However, you could make a ‘golden ticket’ to make someone smile at home. It could be a golden ticket that says you will do the dishes tonight or help to make dinner or to tidy your bedroom. It’s up to you! Think about how happy you would make someone at home by giving them your golden ticket or hiding it for them to find! Just as happy as Charlie or Grandpa Joe would be, we think!

Have a fabulous Wednesday, Year 2. We miss you a lot and think of you all the time.

From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey

Year 3

Year 3 Wednesday 29th April

Morning folks! Hope you’re all having a lovely time reading this week – we love your dens and crazy reading places so far. You can still add photos for this – keep sharing! You can do accelerated quizzes on lots of books that you may already have at home (well done to those children who have done this already) and if you’re running out of books, we sent you some information on Monday about how to get FREE books online! We’re really enjoying Fantastic Mr Fox this week – listen to the next chapters of the story read by Mrs Donaldson here https://youtu.be/yqI3MGykhI4

Today’s tasks:

Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ Week 2 – Lesson 3 – Fractions of a set of objects (2). Start the lesson with Flashback 4, remember to pause the video to solve the problems before the answers are shown! Today’s lesson builds on yesterday’s learning but instead of the numerator in the fractions always being 1, it now changes to different numbers.  Try solving the problem on the second slide before the lady shows you how to do this and see if you solve it using the same method. Then watch the examples carefully – the objects, counters, bar models and the written calculations will help you to understand how to do this. Do each question in the activity when you are instructed to do so and remember to keep going back to the video if you find it tricky.

If you want to do some other fractions jobs, visit purple mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/dunston-hill and check the 2do’s we’ve set. The ‘fraction wall’ game is great for being able to visualise fractions (and reminded us of Tetris…for all those who remember it :-D).

English – Read this summary of chapter 3: Mr Fox asked Mrs Fox what she would like to eat.

She told him she would like some duck for dinner. Mrs Fox warned Mr Fox to be careful. It was getting dangerous to steal from the farmers. Carefully, Mr Fox crept out of his tunnel. He sniffed the air once. He moved a few inches forward.

These sentences could be linked together by conjunctions; in writing it is good to have a range of sentence lengths. Re-write the paragraph below joining sentences using a variety of conjunctions from the word bank in the green box.

Chapter 3 – Summary (rewrite this)

Mr Fox asked Mrs Fox what she would like to eat. She told him she would like some duck for dinner.  Mrs Fox warned Mr Fox to be careful. It was getting dangerous to steal from the farmers. Carefully, Mr Fox crept out of his tunnel. He sniffed the air once. Mr Fox moved a few inches forward. His black nose twitched from side to side. He heard a soft rustling sound. Mr Fox flattened his body against the floor. He could be careful and wait. He could dash out. He waited for a long time. He heard nothing more. In the sky, the moon was shining. His sharp eyes saw a glint of something shiny. It was the barrel of a gun! Mr Fox jumped back into his hole. The wood around him seemed to explode. Bang! Bang! Bang!

Remember to add pictures of your work in the comments section of the post 😊

Afternoon

Reading week – Now that you have heard quite a bit of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, we would like you to create a new character for the story. Draw your character on some plain paper and label it. You could also write some sentences underneath to describe them. We would like you to think about:

  • What will they be called?
  • Will they be an animal or a human?
  • What will they look like?
  • A good character or bad character?
  • What will they do in the story?
  • How will they change the story?

When you are finished, you could create a new front cover for the book to include your character.  Do this on the other side of your paper and please share these with us – we are excited to see them!

Computing & e-safety – as we’re all using the internet a lot at the moment to access all the information we need, we’re building in some e-safety work each week to remind you about how to stay safe online. Visit: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ Watch Episode 2: Sharing Pictures with your child. With a grown up, talk about the video and ask yourselves these types of questions: How did lots of people end up seeing the pictures? What made Mo feel sad? How did the friends get help when they needed it? What did Miss Humphrey say she would do to help?

Finish by watching the song again and having a sing-along! If you want to watch episode 1, that’s fine too. It’s aimed at younger children, but it’s still fun to watch.

Year 4

Year 4 – Wednesday 29th April

Morning Year 4!  How are you today?  We just checked Times Table Rockstars and were blown away by your scores! So many of you have logged on to help your team win the battle, give yourself a pat on the back!  Right now, the girls from both classes are in the lead… However, there are 3 days left and as you know, this could all change!  We are only half-way through reading week and have already received photographs of many of you creating dens outside, behind sofas, under beds and even in camper vans!  We wonder what you will get up to today…

Joe Wicks has another brilliant workout for you at 9am, so head straight over to his YouTube page!

Don’t forget to tune into David Walliams at 11am each day, to hear David Walliams read 20 minutes of ‘Fing’.  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Today’s tasks:

Maths – This week we would like you to focus on decimal numbers.  To begin, we will be looking at how to make a whole.  We use White Rose Hub in school so you will be familiar with this style of question.  If you click on the following link and then select ‘Summer Term Week 1’ and then watch the video clip which is part of lesson 1 ‘Making a Whole’.  It would be useful for you to open the worksheet at the same time, as the video refers to this throughout.  You could choose to print this or write the answers in your blue book.  There is also a section which shares the answers, so once you are finished you could then mark your own work. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Don’t worry if you find this a little tricky, a little tip is to remember that 100/100 = 1 whole, so your numerators (top number of your fraction) must add up to 100.  For example – 55/100 + 45/100 = 100/100 which is the same as 1 whole.  When working with decimals, again you are trying to make 100, so for example 0.55 + 0.45 = 1 whole.  It might be a good idea for you to draw your own place value grid, just like we would at school to help you when working with decimal numbers.

English – Write down the following words: famous and mysterious.  What can you tell us about these words?

Yes, they are adjectives and all end with the ‘–ous’ suffix.  Could you write down the root word underneath each adjective? (fame and mystery).  These words are nouns.

How has the spelling changed once we have added the suffix ‘-ous’?

Fame > famous

Mystery > mysterious

Well done if you noticed that when the root word ends in ‘e’, we drop the ‘e’ before adding ‘ous’.  If the root word ends in a ‘y’, the ‘y’ is turned into an ‘i’ before ‘ous’ is added.

The following link will direct you to BBC Bitesize.  This website has a short video clip for you to watch and then underneath, the spelling rules are recapped before you complete the three matching activities.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqqsw6f/articles/zqcpv9q

Now we would like you to follow the rules and add the suffix ‘-ous’ to the following words:

Vary

Humour

Courage

Fury

Can you now choose 2 or 3 of these words and put them into a sentence?  We would love to hear some of your sentences in the comments 😊

Challenge – We have a word search for you to complete.  Please see the image attached to our email or the image in the Facebook comments.  How long did it take you to find all the words?

Reading – Head to your cosy spot and listen to Mrs Rippon reading you a Victorian poem named ‘Brick-yard Boy’.  Recently, we looked at different types of poems and their features.  What did you notice about this poem?  Did any words rhyme?  If so, can you list any rhyming couplets?  https://youtu.be/Qn0zAPj_9q4

Activity – Could you imagine what the young boy looks like?  Think about his ragged clothes and worn shoes as he works long hours in the heat.  How do you think he would feel?  Could you draw a picture of this character from how you imagine him to look after listening to the poem?  Remember to show facial expressions to help us imagine how he is feeling.

Activity – We would like you to search for another Victorian poem online, or you may decide to create your own! Practise reading this poem using lots of expression and a lovely, clear voice, you could even add in some actions. Then, we would like you to share your poem with a family member, they could live in your house, or you may decide to call a relative or friend and recite your poem to them.  I’m sure they would love to hear what you have been up to!  We would also love for you to share photographs/videos of you reciting your poem.

How many items have you managed to tick off on your bingo card so far?

Book hunt – Have you got any books in your house which share historical facts?  We would love for you to share any which you have enjoyed in the past!

We hope you have a fantastic day and we are looking forward to seeing you photographs in the comments below! 😊Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! X

 

 

Year 5

Year 5 – Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Year 5. Wednesday already! We hope you are enjoying your week and that some of you might have had an opportunity to go out on a ‘Bear Hunt’, to spot the bears from staff and pupils wearing the Dunston Hill colours. A gentle reminder that if at any point you are feeling overwhelmed with the amount of tasks or activities that we have set – please don’t worry at all. They are there to give you some meaningful things to do during your day – but if you and your family are having fun already, or are just too busy that day – then our priority for you is that you are happy and safe. We miss every single one of you and we would much rather that you were feeling settled , rather than worrying about school work 😊.

Today’s Tasks

Maths

Today’s lesson is ‘Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places’. Please access here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ It is super important to make sure your decimal points are in line, as well as your place value. Remember to add in a place holder zero to help fill any gaps.

Challenge

Sam has 247.4 grams of grapes. If he gives 89.3 grams of grapes to Jax, how many grams of grapes does he have left?

192,571 – 181,650 = ________

What is the product of 2,016 × 6?

Alex has 294 t-shirts and splits them into packs of 4. How many t-shirts does she have left over?

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! (Sneak preview – 5B are still in the lead, but we can see that 5O are working hard to close the gap. Well done everyone involved!). 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

Today we are looking at identifying the features of a text, within the context of a setting description. Your link is here : https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk1-3/

You will be introduced to another new teacher today and some new terminology that we don’t use in school – this is called a WAGOLL – It means ‘What A Good One Looks Like’ – this is just the teacher’s own example – like we do in class when you see the example on the board and we look through it and identify the success criteria. You will also be introduced to some grammatical terms and will recognise most, if not all of them. Your task will be to fill in the boxes on the worksheet – you could just make a list in your book and mark them with the teacher. Some them are quite tricky so don’t worry!

Remember to do the final quiz and practise your spellings if you want to challenge yourself!

Afternoon – Reading

We know how much you enjoyed our Amazing Amazon topic so we thought it would be nice to revisit such a wonderful place! Reading is all about taking yourself to another world – so why not Brazil? Listen carefully to the facts in the video – https://youtu.be/mhMJxxakVDs Were there any you remembered? Were there any new to you?

A huge feature of the Amazon rainforest is of course the Amazon river which covers about 40% of South America! Your task today is to find a space in your home to create your very own Amazon river! It could be in the garden, using natural materials, it could be indoors using blankets and cushions or even in the kitchen sink! Maybe once you have created your beautiful setting, you could perch on your river bank, dip your toes in and research some more of your own facts (but beware of crocodiles and poisonous dart frogs!). Once you have found your facts, you could teach these to a family member. You could even research facts about a new part of the world if you like!

Read and Relax

Books aren’t just made of words, they’re also filled with places to visit and people to meet…so where will you go today and who will you see? Enjoy some quiet time with a good book and then share what you read with a family member! You could swap and read a page each to each other.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page for lots of additional activities  – such as recipes and internet safety links. We love to see your smiling faces – so please continue to share your work. We loved the poems yesterday – so creative!.

We will be thinking of you bright and early as we continue our daily PE with Joe Wicks. Hopefully you can join in too! Stay safe and don’t forget – you are doing an amazing job! Lots of love, Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx

Year 6

Year 6 Wednesday 29th April

Online Learning day 18!

Another great day yesterday Year 6! We loved reading your Meerkat dialogues that you submitted in writing as well as seeing your afternoon Reading Week pictures on Facebook! Today we are having a change of timetable as we feel you will find it easier to do writing straight after your break! Therefore, English Writing is now 11:00 – 11:45 and Guided Reading is 11:45 – 12:15 😊

Accelerated Reader – Please contact our school information account info@dunstonhillschool.co.uk if you are unable to access the e-books that we suggested in the email to parents on Monday – it is so important to keep reading!

9:00 – 9:30am Joe Wicks will be ready to wake you up with your 30 minute morning PE lesson on his YouTube channel.

Maths 9:30-10:30am

Arithmetic page 30 and 31 then Number, Ratio and Algebra page 33 and 34. Please complete alongside watching the PowerPoint.

Mrs Moorhead’s Maths

Arithmetic –page 18 and 19  and then questions on the PowerPoint for division.

English Writing  11:00 -11:45

Writing Week – today we are looking at writing a setting description of the meerkat’s habitat. Please follow the PowerPoint for information and instructions. You will be required to submit a word document which is attached to the daily writing assignment.

Guided Reading 11.45 – 12:15 am

Non -Fiction Book page 12 to read Drive-in to 1950’s America and then complete 20 and 21.

Afternoon

Reading week day 3. Click here: https://youtu.be/E3HM3p8H9EI  to hear Miss Parkin read Chapter 1 of The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall.

Activity: Listen to the rest of the story at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-the-machine-gunners-index/z7gqkmn It is broken into 10, fifteen minute episodes for you to enjoy at your leisure ( Miss Parkin ‘binge listened as she loved it so much!) In episode one “The Hunt for War Souvenirs” Miss Parkin has already read up to 9.56 minutes so you can scroll along to this point. You do not need to listen to it all today… maybe a few episodes each day or if you are like Miss Parkin you may “binge listen” to it as it is so entertaining.

Mini Task – Robert Westall, the author, if from the North East. Hence, the story is set in place inspired by Tynemouth. Can you research what Tynemouth was like during WW2? Can you find ten facts?

Internet Safety:

To reinforce the learning already taken place in class and remind ourselves of how to stay safe on-line, visit: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/ and click on the link ‘Home Activity pack 1’. There is an animation to watch and some suggested questions to discuss with an adult. Next, there is a poster for you to design – follow the guidance. Please share your finished designs with us by proudly posting them on our Facebook page.

 

Nurture and Inclusion

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday’s with Miss Tuart and Mrs Cox – Wednesday 29th April.
 

Our theme for this week is ‘Kindness and Positivity’.

Each week, we have a different theme for you and some lovely ideas to share, but remember, they are completely optional.

This week, Mrs Cox and I thought you might like to see our cups/pots of kindness. Whilst at home with our families, we have been spreading kindness and positivity – Miss Tuart even managed to share her coffee machine! With everything that is going on at the moment and this being such a surreal and unknown time for us all, it is important to take some time to be kind to each other. Take a look at our kindness cups/pots to see some of the things we have been doing for our family members.
When my cup is full, I am going to bake a chocolate cake’ – Miss Tuart.
‘As a family, we are going to watch a movie and eat popcorn AND chocolate when our pot is full’ – Mrs Cox.

If you decide to make something similar or you have been doing anything to be more kind, we would love to see/hear about this in the comments section of this post on Facebook.

Some of you may have heard about the wonderful ‘Dear Friend’ anonymous letter writing scheme set up by the Queen Elizabeth hospital where you can be a friend and bring some happiness to Covid-19 patients in hospital, who are unable to see family members. Here is the link if you feel like this is something you would like to do: https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/keeping-in-touch

Please read the website carefully, particularly the Do’s and Don’ts to ensure all confidentiality rules are followed.
 

Don’t forget Mrs Cox is in school today and is available to take calls from parents/carers – please use this if you would like any advice, support or even a friendly voice to chat to. Similarly, please be assured that you can contact school any weekday and we will phone you back.

We look forward to being back with another Wellbeing Wednesday update next week!

#bemorekind