Nursery – Monday 6th July
Good Morning lovely Nursery! We hope you have had a lovely weekend.
This is our ‘Goodbye’ week and it’s our final week of Nursery posts. We would love it if you could send a photograph of yourself with a little goodbye message via email or through the comments box on Facebook.
We have lots of fun things planned for this week and you may get to see some familiar faces! Don’t forget you can come and say ‘Goodbye’ on Thursday and Friday of this week – you should have received your allocated time slot. We look forward to seeing you all!
Today’s sound is ‘sh’. This is a little bit different! This sound has two letters and they are special friends – two letters but only one sound!
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:
Phonics activity: Eye spy sh!
Today can you go on a ‘sh’ hunt around your house? I have been on a hunt in my house! I have found a shoe, a shell, and a shower! What could you find? Maybe you have been to a shop over the weekend? We would love to know what words you have found!
As a challenge could you try writing a ‘sh’ label for what you find? Maybe a grown up could help you!
This week we are going to recap on our number knowledge. Starting with number 5!
Can you count 5 shoes in your house? Remember to slowly touch each shoe as you count! Can you count 5 of something else? What could it be? Try writing the numbers five in paint, on a steamy shower or even paper!
If we had been in Nursery this week we would be thinking about all of the fun times we have shared. So, we’re going to do the same this week too! For today’s busy job we would like to see if you can dress in the colour of your Nursery group, or if you don’t have clothes that colour could you find something in your home the same colour as your Nursery group? Will it be blue (Miss Baud), red (Mrs Warrilow/Mrs Bootland) or yellow (Mrs Cusmano)?
Can you send us a photograph? We would love to see!
We love this story! Come and meet all of the jungle animals! Can you hear the rhyming words?
There’s a game for you to play too! Can you make your own jungle picture?
Here’s a song about the jungle too!
Have a walk through the jungle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHrOnVg20vw
Have a lovely Monday! We can’t wait to see how busy you have been! Have lots of fun 😊
Reception – Monday 6th July
Good Morning Reception! We hope you have had a lovely weekend. This week is the last week of posts in Reception as next week you will be looking for the posts from your new class teacher! We’re really looking forward to sharing some of our favourite activities with you this week and we hope that you’ll be able to share lots of photos and comments with us.
Set 1 sound of the day: sh
Set 2 sound of the day: ee
RWI Read and Hold a sentence 1 continue today. This work encourages reading and writing practice for children reading set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.
Please take a look on the RWI home learning You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Red word reading is also continuing – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Please click on the following link to find out which story our work will focus on this week. One of your Reception teachers will be reading the story and it’s a favourite of ours in Reception.
Writing: As this week is our ‘Goodbye Week’ we would love for you to share your goodbye messages with us. It could be a goodbye to your teachers, your friends or both. You might decide to make a poster, a picture, a written message to share or even a short video clip. You can post this in the comments or send by email at any point throughout the week. We look forward to seeing your messages.
Maths: First things first! We need to build a rocket to blast off into space. Have a look around your house to see what items you could use to build your rocket. What different shapes have you found to use? How many sides and corners do they have? You might even like to design and make your own rocket command station just like Danny’s. What shape will your buttons be? Will it have big red circular buttons or rectangular ones? Practise counting down from 20…ready to…blast off!
There is a little more information on the link:
We have learnt about space in school and watched videos of the first men on the moon. But while we have been in lockdown another rocket has gone into space and landed on the International Space Station. Ask a grown up to look at some videos of the rocket taking off and landing on the space station. The astronauts are still there but they are coming back in August so keep an eye out for them!
Mrs Cassidy’s little girl loved finding out about how astronauts brush their teeth in space! Have a little look at the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9kffoAQ8U
Sending lots of smiles your way as you blast off into space today 😊
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Year 1 Monday 6th July
Good morning, Year 1! We hope you enjoyed your weekend, despite the rain! 🌧️ Can you believe it is almost the end of the school year? And what a strange year it has been. We are looking forward to celebrating our time together in Year 1 with you this week 🌈
Today, we are going to be describing turns. Here is the link to your lesson:
Watch the video carefully and, as always, pause and rewatch as much as you like! After you have watched the video and you feel happy to, give the worksheets a try. They are saved as a PDF to the website, and the images are on Facebook and in your email. Remember, a quarter turn and a three-quarter turn can look the same if the object is turned a different direction!
Lesson 1 – Describe turns
This is a tricky concept, and if your child is struggling you could do some practise with them instead of using the worksheets. For example, they are a robot and you are giving them commands, such as ‘Take two steps forwards, make a quarter turn’. There is also a virtual BeeBot game, where your child can move the BeeBot around different mats. Again, you could give your child commands to follow, or ask them to move to a particular letter/ shape (depending on the mat you choose) and they can describe the turns as you go.
Question 4 on the worksheet is a reasoning question and is a little more challenging. Ask your child if they can explain their answer to you.
We would love to see your work in the comments below 😊
As of 1st June, all speed sounds lessons are available from 9.30am. Those children in Set 2 and Set 3 groups have new words for reading.
All sets have red words (tricky words) to practise. These are slightly further down the page.
Miss Thompson’s group – Set 1 and Red Words 1
Mrs O’Hara and Mrs Harm’s groups – Set 2 and Red Words 1
Miss Bunce, Miss Jobey and Mrs Neve’s groups – Set 3 and Red Words 2
If you think your child is very confident recognising and reading the sounds in the set they have been practising, we suggest they try the next set of sounds. For any children who are very confident with Set 3 sounds, there is a video called ‘Read Longer Words’ which they can practise.
This week’s story is……. ‘The Singing Mermaid’ by Julia Donaldson. If you don’t have the story at home, you can watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld1XkherDQI
The mermaid is the main character in the story. Can you write a character description about her, detailing what she looks like, what skills she has and what you know about her personality from the story? You could also create your own mermaid/merman and write a character description about them. We have attached a template if you would like to use it or you could draw your own. Remember, be as creative as you like!
This week is our final week together as Year 1! 🌈 Next week, you will be getting to know your new class teacher; this will be Mrs Bainbridge if you are in 1B and Miss Jobey if you are in 1T. So, we would like to spend this week celebrating all of the lovely times we have spent together in Year 1! ⭐
This afternoon, we would like you to start collecting items for an ‘End of Year 1 Time Capsule’. This box will contain lots of things to remind you of what you were like when you left Year 1. You could use a plastic bottle, a pringle tube, or anything else you can find! Some ideas could be:
- A photograph / self-portrait
- Your age
- A salt dough handprint (Here is a recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-salt-dough-recipe)
- A piece of string measuring your height
- Who your friends are
- Who your teachers have been this year
- Favourite things e.g. subject, food, hobbies, book etc.
- What you would like to be when you are older.
We would love to see any pictures of your time capsules, or any elements of it as you go along! Don’t worry, you don’t have to finish it all this afternoon!
Reading is an excellent way to help you to relax, as well as being an important skill to develop. See if a grown-up will read a favourite story to you, or you might be able to access some online stories to enjoy! This website has lots of books you can see and hear being read to you: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
Remember, you can select a reading book just like you’d get in school to keep reading books at the appropriate phonic level; this is outlined in an email sent the 27th April 📚
🌈 Have a great day! 🌈
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x
Monday 6th July
Good morning, Year 2, and welcome to our last week together. We absolutely cannot wait to see lots of you today at our ‘Goodbye Year 2’ day. Please come along at your specified time – we have your reports ready in their special envelopes as well as some other exciting things. We are so excited to see you again!
Let’s wake up with some dancing as today is a day to celebrate – we can see you again! Choose your favourite Just Dance video to get moving. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChIjW4BWKLqpojTrS_tX0mg
For today’s maths, we will be taking a look at some more measuring of liquids. On Friday, you looked at measuring in millilitres. Today, we will be looking at measuring large amounts of liquids. To do this, we would measure in litres. You might have seen bottles of juice that are measured in litres at the supermarket or in your kitchens?
Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July)’ and then on the video for ‘Lesson 1 – Litres.’ Once you have watched the video through, open up your worksheet here. Lesson-1-Litres We have also attached a top tips sheet to help you with some of the more difficult questions. Top tips for measuring litres Good luck!
English – This week we are going to be basing our English work around a film clip called ‘Catch It’ and we are sure that you’re going to enjoy it! Click on this link to watch the film. https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html
Now discuss the following questions with an adult:
- What are these animals?
- Can you describe where the animals live?
- Why do you think the meerkats are hungry?
- How did the meerkats get the dragon fruit from the vulture?
Now we would like you to complete a grammar activity about verb tenses. Sentences can either be written in the past, present or future tense. If we want to describe what has already happened, we write in the past tense. If we write about what is happening right now, we write in the present tense. If we are going to write about something that will happen in the future then we would write in the future tense. You can work out the tense by looking at the verb (doing word) in a sentence. See the examples below.
1) The meerkats ran after the vulture. (past)
2) The meerkats are running after the vulture. (present)
3) The meerkats will run after the vulture. (future)
Read and copy out the sentences below and decide if they are written in the past, present or future tense. Underline the verbs that tell you this.
The juicy ripe fruit is hanging from a branch.
The meerkats are going to chase the vulture.
The vulture got the fruit and flew away.
The meerkats are sleeping in the burrow.
The meerkats climbed the tree.
They are going to get the fruit back.
Phonics – All phonics videos can be viewed from 10.30am by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Join in with the speed sound lesson and the word time spelling lesson as well. Remember to tick or fix! 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.
There are videos added for reading red words too. For those who have a green, purple, pink and orange reading book, read red words 1. For those who have a yellow, blue and grey reading book, read red words 2. 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, there is a video for you to watch all about reading longer words.
This week, our theme is all about saying goodbye as a class and as a year group. Did you manage to see our staff video? Lots of activities this week will be about thinking of our time in Year 2 and saying goodbye. Take a look below at what we would like you to do today.
Make a ‘goodbye’ message – just like we did in our staff video. It could be to Mrs Bainbridge, Miss Jobey, Mrs Gaulton or Mrs Harm or it could be for your class, wishing them a super summer! Use paper or collage or use natural materials to write a message on the ground. Be as creative as you can be! Please share your goodbye messages in the comments section on Facebook.
Would you like another activity? If we were in school, this is something that we would probably have done to get out and about in the sunshine. It is a rainbow treasure hunt activity and we have attached the sheet here Rainbow-Treasure-Hunt-Activity-Sheet How many colour objects can you find?
Reading: We know that lots of you will be returning your school books to us today when you come along and see us. However, you can still read stories online! This was outlined in an email sent on the 27th April. Of course, we all love to read for pleasure and choose a new book to enjoy. Why not pick a new story or listen to an audio book? We love this Winnie the Witch story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZP87Bt_ODg
We hope to see lots of your smiling faces today, Year 2.
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Monday 6th July
Good morning year 3 and welcome to the beginning of the last week of work with Mrs McLean and Mrs Cowan! ☹ This week is our last week together as next week you will be doing some lovely transition tasks with your new teacher. A sad time to say goodbye but an exciting time to be starting something new! 😀 If you would like to send a photo with a goodbye message to your friends or teachers, please email one or put in the Facebook comments or Facebook Messenger throughout this week. Don’t forget to come say goodbye to us all tomorrow in the slot you’ve been given!
Click onto the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and go to week Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June) and scroll down to Lesson 4 – Tell the time to 5 minutes. Today, you will learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. The lesson will begin with the teacher recapping how to tell o’clock times and explaining an analogue clock. Carefully watch the video and have a go at the questions the teacher asks you to do. The pictures of the number line and bar model will help you to understand this in more depth. You will also look at Roman numerals on a clock, but don’t worry as the teacher will carefully explain this. Once you have watched the video, do the questions in the activity which are attached to your email and below.
English – Watch this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwuqA1Ys9Zo This is from a film version of one of Mrs McLean’s favourite set of books in the whole wide world; The Chronicles of Narnia. Lucy Pevensie hid in the wardrobe in a game of hide and seek and discovered, not coats and clothes, but a different world! Just imagine if you could go through a wardrobe and into a different world – gosh but that would be fun wouldn’t it! Today, we’d simply like you to draw and colour the world you’d like to find through the wardrobe. Make it as vivid and detailed as you can. We really want to see what you’ve imagined! You can even act it out and go through your own wardrobe just like Lucy.
Watch Mrs McLean’s video about writing an acrostic poem. Think of a word/phrase to write down the side of your page (we’ve attached a couple of examples to your email and the website if you want to use those) and think of things beginning with those letters that remind you of your time in year 3.
Year 4 – Monday 6th July
Good morning, Year 4! We hope that you have had a lovely weekend. What did you get up to? Sadly, this is our final week together in Year 4, as next week is transition week and you will be online with Miss Ornsby and Mrs Berry. Although we did not get to finish the year together in school, it has been lovely to hear from you online and to see you last Friday. Remember we are back in September and will still see you around school 😊 This will therefore be our final week on Teams and it would be great to see as many of you log on as possible. Our plan for today is:
9am – ‘Morning Register’. Please remember to say good morning on Teams so we know that you are ready to learn. Once you have said good morning, you could choose to complete a Cosmic Yoga video to prepare you for a busy morning.
9:30-10:30 – Maths
This week we will be focusing on shape and today we will be looking at identifying angles. Remember to watch Miss Conway’s video first and then the video on White Rose Maths, before completing the worksheet. You could choose to print the worksheet out or answer the questions in your Maths book. If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can complete the White Rose Hub activity by clicking on the following link and then selecting ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (W/c 13th July)’ and watching the video under ‘Lesson 1 – Identify Angles’. We have also attached the worksheet to our email. We will post the Maths answers in the Teams chat at 10:25.
10:30-11:00 – Break time
You can use this time to finish off your Maths work, or to take a break and have a snack before English. We will still be online if you need any help.
11:00-12:00 – English
This week we will be focusing on diary entries and by Thursday you will have written your own diary entry. Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson and remember, you must watch Miss Whaley’s video before watching the video on Oak National Academy. If you are having trouble accessing Teams, you can compete the Oak National Academy part of the lesson by clicking on the link below: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-inference
We have lots of memories of our time together in Year 4. We have spent some time looking through photographs and thinking about the fun times we have had. We have created a video to share some of these with you, and you can watch the clip by clicking on the following link:
We would like you to think about your favourite memories, it could be when we went to Vindolanda, when we rehearsed for our production of ‘Peter Pan’ or a personal highlight such as receiving your pen license, or achieving a different goal. First, we would like you to write each memory on a separate strip of paper and then fold them up, then we would like you to find some sort of jar/box around your house, it could even be an empty cereal box, and decorate the box/jar to make it special. On the front, you could write ‘My Year 4 memories’. We would love to hear some of your favourite memories and see photographs of your finished memory boxes.
Have a great day, Year 4. Love Miss Conway and Miss Whaley 😊 xx
Year 5 – Monday 6th July
🌞Happy Monday Year 5!🌞 We hope you have had a wonderful weekend – can you believe there are only 2 more weeks left of this school year!? Where has time gone!? We have some lovely activities for you this week, as part of our ‘goodbye’ week, to help you reflect upon your time in Year 5…so let’s see what we have in store for today…
Log into Teams to start your lesson all about polygons today! 😊
This week you will focus on newspapers, so pop onto Teams to get started! 😊
Afternoon – Goodbye Week
This week is all about reflecting on your time in Year 5 (even if it has been shorter than we had hoped!). We would like you to think all the way back to September to think about all of the wonderful things you have learnt and all of the great opportunities you have had with your class. Each day, you will be given two tasks to help you think back about your memories and achievements (and trust us, there are a lot!) 😊 Your tasks for today are:
- Task 1 – What memories are your favourite? Think back across your time in Year 5… Either using the worksheet provided (on Teams) or creating your own, fill the photo frames with some of your favourite memories of being in Year 5. It could be a swimming lesson, a game you played with friends or maybe the visit from the Bug Lady! Don’t forget to colour them in and decorate the frames!
- Task 2 – What has been your biggest achievement this year? Either using the worksheet provided (on Teams) or creating your own, design an award for yourself thinking about your biggest achievement/proudest moment of Year 5. There will be lots to choose from! Think about challenges you have faced: jumping in big pool, learning to ride bike, learn times tables or even being brave and holding a snake! The list is endless…
Have a brilliant day – we would love to see some of your afternoon creations in our comments so please share 😊. Lots of love, Miss O and Mrs B 💛💛xxx
Good Morning Year 6! This is our final week of on-line learning for Maths and English. Our theme this week is also saying ‘Goodbye’ and we have some lovely afternoon activities for you to have a go at to say your farewells to Dunston Hill. Please take this opportunity (if you haven’t already) to ask your parents to share the email sent to them on Tuesday 30th June about your ‘ Year 6 – class of 2020 – Leavers’ Celebratory Parade!’.
To access your resources today for all of your learning you need to:
- Log into Teams
- Go to Files (at the top of the page)
- Select Class Materials
- Select SUMMER TERM SECOND HALF
- Select WEEK 6
- Select the subject (Maths, English, Guided Reading)
- Select the day – Monday
Today we are going to begin with Arithmetic. Open Monday’s Flashback and complete the questions in your red maths book, the ANSWERS are also attached to self-assess your work and make any necessary corrections.
For the main lesson, we are multiplying fractions by fractions. Open the True or False pdf and see if you can answer the question – is it true or false? The answer is on the second page.
Next, there is an informative video for you to watch using the following link:
which will help you complete today’s task. You can access the task by either opening the ‘multiply fraction by fraction’ PowerPoint and completing the questions in your red maths book OR you can open the ‘multiply fraction by fraction’ task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the ‘multiply fraction by fraction’ answers pdf and self-assess.
This week is Reading Week. There are four activities (Friday is a special day – so no Maths or English!) to choose from in the English file. Remember that if you are in school you only need to complete 3 of the activities when you are at home.
Activity One – This is a text all about discovering America a topic we studied way back in September. Please read the text carefully then answer both the VIPER and vocabulary questions in your blue jotter. The answers are on the final page of the document.
Activity Two – Make your own audio book! Audio books are recordings of a story being read – just like when Miss Parkin and Miss Reay read A Boy Called Hope for you to listen to on Teams. Use a recording device maybe on your phone or i-pad to read a chapter or piece of text aloud. Then play it back and analyse your story telling voice: Are you reading at a good pace or are you too quick? Have you stumbled or made any errors? Do you use different voices for the characters? Have you changed your voice at exciting or scary parts to create emphasis? – There are no resources for this activity but we would LOVE it if you could upload your recordings to our class chat on Teams.
Activity Three – This is a text called, ‘She’s a Witch!’ Please read the text carefully then answer both the VIPER and retrieval questions in your blue jotter. The answers are on the final page of the document.
Activity Four – During your time at Dunston Hill you have gone from sharing picture books in nursery and reception; to learning how to decode and read using Read, Write Inc in KS1 and then reading a range of texts from different authors in KS2 both independently and with your classes. Many of these authors have great websites for you to explore and complete activities. Please use the links below to get to know your favourite authors better!
Michael Morpurgo – https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/
Roald Dahl – https://www.roalddahl.com/
David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
Jeff Kinney – https://wimpykid.com/
If your favourite author is not listed try typing them into Google to see if they have a webpage for you to explore!
This week is all about saying, “Goodbye!” to Dunston Hill. Please click here to see our staff and a special message from your class teacher:
Today’s Activity – In school we have been looking at poetry over the past few weeks. We would love it if you could write a poem about your time at Dunston Hill. It could be:
- An acrostic poem where you write a word for each letter of our school’s name.
- A rhyming poem using rhyming couplets or a rhyme pattern
- A simple 5 line Haiku poem
- A rap with a strong beat and rhythm. Listen to The Fresh Prince of Belair Theme Tune to give you some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCqRmx3Dnw
Here is a snippet from Miss Parkin’s rhyming poem:
Dunston Hill taught me to be more kind,
Never a better school family would you find,
Than the one on Market Lane
Nursery to Year 6 “Oh how we have grown!”
Just like the seeds in Forest School which were sown
At the school on Market Lane.
We will look forward to seeing your fabulous work and effort on today’s Facebook Page!
Have fun and stay safe! ❤️
Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊