Nursery – Tuesday 7th July
Good Morning Nursery! How are you today? We hope you had a super busy Monday! You really have made us so proud! Don’t forget that we have an assembly today at 10:30am; we hope you are able to join us for a sing-a-long! 🌈
Today’s sound is ‘th’. Here’s two letters and one sound again!
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:
Phonics activity: th
Today can you remember to use the word “thank you!” We know you are all very good at doing this, can you hear the ‘th’ sound at the start of the word? Which other words start with the ‘th’ sound?
As a challenge could you try writing the ‘th’ sound? Maybe a grown up could help you!
Here is number 6!
Today could you look out for the number 6? It may be on a front door or maybe on car registration number. See if you can spot it! Can you write your own number 6?
All of your teachers have been talking about their favourite area of Nursery! Mrs Bootland loves the role play area where we have lots of tea parties; Miss Baud loves the outdoor area where you help her to grow lots of flowers; Mrs Warrilow loves the play dough area where she can make cakes with you and Mrs Cusmano loves the writing area especially when you are all drawing pictures with her! We are wondering where your favourite area of Nursery is? And what do you like to do there? Could you talk to your grown up about it or even draw a picture? We would love to know!
Can you send us a photograph? We would love to see!
Story time: Open Very Carefully
Some of you may have this story at home, if you do can you use your book to read along? Watch out for that crocodile!
Don’t forget to show us how busy you have been! Have fun Nursery! Lots of smiles for you! 😊
Reception Tuesday 7th July
Good morning Reception. Today is assembly day! Don’t forget to log on to Facebook at 10.30 am to sing along! Miss Cavanagh and the children in school will be joining in too!! Our Goodbye walk around is tomorrow and we’re very excited to see you! Remember to come within the time slot you have been given. 😊
Set 1 sounds are repeating and the sound of the day is: th – you could even record yourself saying this sound as we all know it’s the only sound that you can stick your tongue out at the teacher!
Set 2 sound (repeated) is: igh
‘Read and Hold a sentence 1’ will continue today. We usually complete these style activities as part of our RWI lessons. They encourage 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
Writing With it being the last week of Reception, we would love to hear what you have enjoyed most about your time in Reception. Can you write some sentences to tell us what you have liked and what you are good at after being in Reception? Or, if you would like why don’t you record a little video telling us about what you’ve enjoyed most.
What do you notice about Danny and Dinosaur? That’s right it is alliteration! They both start with the same sound. Can you think of any other examples of alliteration and write them down?
Maths: In the story ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past’ there are three dinosaurs A, B and C. You can listen to it here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xedt1N1AGgA
The dinosaurs stack themselves on top of one another and make patterns. Can you make some ABC patterns using things inside or outside your home? You could use petals, pieces of wood, coloured pens…whatever you can find.
Then for the messy part…we’ve loved getting messy in Reception! Make your own handprint dinosaurs. Have a look at the link to see some pictures. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Day-2-The-Dinosaur-that-pooped-a-planet.pdf
Danny and Dinosaur go to space. Today we would like to see you moving like an astronaut! Watch a video about how astronauts move and walk while they are in space. You might want to set up an obstacle course to complete but remember to move like an astronaut does! I am sure your adults would love to get involved too!
Or you might like to learn a space song and dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSYaEBcl8xI
Mrs Bootland has a little song for you too!
Have a fun filled day!
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh 😊
Year 1 Tuesday 7th July
Good morning, Year 1! We hope you’re well. We are so happy that we get to spend this week saying ‘goodbye for now’ to you all and celebrating the time we have shared together. You really have made us so proud! Don’t forget that we have an assembly today at 10:30am, we hope you are joining us for a sing-a-long! 🌈
Today, we are going to be describing position. 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.
If you have finished those, you could use what you know to play some fun games at home!
- Simon says – take turns with the people in your house to play ‘Simon says’. For example, you might say ‘Simon says: walk forward two steps, put your left hand in the air,take two steps to your right’ etc. See who you can catch out first!
- Treasure hunt –take turns tohide some ‘treasure’ somewhere in your house/garden and guide each other to the hidden treasure. You might use instructions such as ‘walk forward 3 steps, look to the left of the plant pot’ etc. I wonder who finds the treasure the fastest!
We would love to see your work in the comments below 😊
English – RWInc. Time!
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:
Did you enjoy your first read of the story yesterday? Who is your favourite character? What was your favourite part?
In the story, the mermaid decides to go live at the Circus 🎪
Can you make a poster advertising the mermaid’s Circus act? You could include pictures of the mermaid, how much the tickets are, a few sentences explaining what she will be doing at the circus and even which friends she will be performing with! We have attached a template that you can use if you want to or you can design your own!
This week is our final week together as Year 1! 🌈 We have planned some lovely activities for you to do so that we can say goodbye for now. We can’t wait to pop into your new classrooms in September and say hello! ⭐
It has been lovely to see the friendships you have made with each other this year and the fantastic memories you have shared. This afternoon, we would like you to write a message to your friends and share it in the comments. This could be some form of written message, or a video message if you would prefer.
We can’t wait to see 😊
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 fantastic day! 🌈
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x
Tuesday 7th July
Happy Tuesday, Year 2. Oh, my goodness, we were all so happy to see you yesterday, we even had a little cry! You have no idea how much it meant to see lots of you and we are so thankful that you came along to see us and say, ‘goodbye.’ Thank you. Today is another special day because Mr Sutherland will be doing another live assembly on Facebook at 10.30 am, we hope you can join us. 😊
Let’s wake up today with some cosmic yoga. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Maths – Today we will be learning how temperature is measured. We’re sure that you have heard of degrees Celsius on the weather report on the news or when you look at what the weather is going to be like at home or on holiday. It looks quite strange but degrees Celsius is written like this ᴼC so 3 degrees Celsius (a very cold temperature) is written as 3ᴼC.
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 2 – Temperature.’ Once you have watched the video through, open up your worksheet here. Lesson-2-Temperature. We have also attached a top tips sheet to help you with some of the more difficult questions. Top tips for measuring temperature Good luck!
English – Today we would like you to write a description of the vulture from the film clip ‘Catch It’. Start by watching the film clip again. https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html Look closely at the vulture’s appearance as well as how it moves through the air. How would you describe its face, eyes, beak, wings, feathers and claws? Remember to use expanded noun phrases, e.g. sharp, pointy beak. Once you have described its appearance, think about how you will describe how it moves through the air. Try using an online thesaurus to find a more interesting word for ‘fly’. We can’t wait to read your descriptions.
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.
We loved seeing your goodbye messages yesterday! They were so lovely and we’re sure that your friends all loved seeing them, too.
Here are your options for today’s goodbye tasks. You may choose to do both of them.
Option 1: As you can probably tell from your reports and the gifts we gave yesterday, we are so proud of you all! Today, we would love you to show how proud you are of yourselves! We’d like you to design your own award for something that you are proud of achieving in Year 2. It could be for getting on stage in our Christmas Production or a new skill you have learned in the classroom or being kind to a new friend at playtime. Choose one thing (we know that you will have lots to choose from) and create your own award! It could be a trophy, medal, certificate – it’s up to you! Post a picture of you holding your achievement award in the comments.
Option 2: Funniest moment at school. Let’s get outdoors! Why not use natural materials to re-create your funniest moment in school this year? It might have been in PE so you might create a PE scene or at playtime or in the classroom. It might have been on a school trip or in Forest School. We have attached a step-by-step guide to help you create a nature photo frame around your picture! t-tp-2549667-nature-photo-frames-activity-_ver_3
Reading: Remember that even if you have returned your reading book yesterday, you can still read stories online! Or you can enjoy an audiobook story. We wanted to share this video because it’s a story we all loved in school – ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=489micE6eHU Enjoy!
Have a terrific Tuesday, Year 2.
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Tuesday 7th July
Don’t forget our LIVE singing assembly with Mr Sutherland at 10:30 this morning – we’ll be singing along too 😀 Mrs Mc LOVES the song Mr Sutherland shared in talent week and I’ve been practising it (it was on Sunday’s goodbye video too). It’s got a great tune and a lovely message – here’s a link to the song in case you missed it last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFkTu8Y1KLs I already know it’s going to be a good one to learn together. We might even play it when you come to see us today! ‘May the best of your todays be the worst of tomorrows…’
Maths- Click onto the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and go to week Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July) – Lesson 1 – Measure Mass. Today the teacher is going to model how to measure mass and how to record it, remember mass is the weight of something. This session’s key fact is 1kg is equal to 1,000g. Carefully watch the video and pause it when the teacher asks you to, for you to have a go at the questions. Once you have watched the video, do the questions in the activity which is attached to your email and on our website post.
English – Today we’re going to read a diary from an explorer who, just like you and I, can go through his wardrobe into a different land! His new world is a jungle land and he explains what he has seen and heard throughout his day. Read his diary extract and answer the comprehension questions on the second page. The answers are attached separately – no peeping!
Watch Mrs Cowan’s video on the post or attached in your email, about her favourite things from Year 3. What have you enjoyed this year? Did you have a favourite lesson? Did you have a favourite homework task? Or what was your favourite extra–curricular activity? E.g. the visit to the pantomime, after school club or the discos. You can either record this in a short video like Mrs Cowan’s, complete the sheet attached in your email or on the website post or do it on some paper. Please share these on our Facebook post as we’d love to see them!
Year 4 – Tuesday 7th July
Good morning everyone! Did you get round to making your memory boxes? It was lovely to read your messages about your favourite memories in Year 4 😊 We are back on Team again this morning and then this afternoon, we have another special activity for you.
9am – Remember to say good morning on Teams to let us know that you are online.
9:30 -10:30 – Maths
Today we will be continuing with angles and our focus will be comparing and ordering angles. Remember to watch Miss Conway’s video first as she will share some of her top tips and then watch the whole White Rose Maths video, 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 2 – Compare and order angles’. We have also attached the worksheet to our email. We will post the Maths answers in the Teams chat at 10:25am.
10:30 -11:00 – Assembly and Break Time
Head over to our school’s Facebook page to join in with Mr Sutherland’s live singing assembly. You can also use this time 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
Today we will be identifying the features of a diary entry which will help you with what to include when you come to write your own diary. 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/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-diary
We know that you will be missing your friends as much as we are missing you, so we thought it would be nice to do something for your friends today.
We would like you to record a message to your friends. This might include telling them what you have been up to or how much you have missed each other. You could make a video and post it in the comment on the Facebook page, you might know your friends address to send them a note in the post, or you may pass your friend’s house during your daily exercise and you could post it through their letter box.
We have really missed hearing your fantastic reading. We would like you to choose your favourite book and ask a grown-up to record you reading a chapter of it. Could you post your video in the comments on our Facebook page so your friends, Miss Whaley and Miss Conway can relax and listen to your amazing reading? It would be great to hear as many different stories, we might even find a new favourite ourselves!
Have a great day Year 4! Miss Conway and Miss Whaley! X 😊
Year 5 – Tuesday 7th July
Good morning Year 5! 😊 Just a reminder that this is the last week that you will receive posts from your Year 5 teachers, and the last week that you will use Teams for your daily tasks. Next week you will be hearing from Miss Reay and Miss Parkin, who will have some exciting activities for you to complete over the week, which will help them get to know you better in September 💖. Don’t forget that we have an assembly today at 10:30am, we hope you are joining us for a sing-a-long! 🌈
Head over to Teams to learn about 3D shapes – try your best with the questions on the worksheet. It might help to draw out some of the shapes to help you 😊
Pop onto Teams to find out all about the features of newspapers today 😊. This should be familiar to you from our work in class this year 😊.
Afternoon – Goodbye Week
- Task 1 – If you have a printer – you could print out this task. If not – take a piece of paper and write out the lettering ‘YEAR 5’ in bubble writing or large capitals and fill it with words and phrases that remind you of your time in Y5 – try to think of some of the fun things that you have done perhaps in lessons, PE or other activities. Write in different colours and different styles of letters – fill them up like a word cloud.
- Task 2 – We all know what it is like to feel nervous about starting a new class. Now that you have spent a lot of time in Year 5 – why not write a letter to a member of the new Year 5 (they can be imaginary or a real person), to tell them all about the year you have had, and all of the wonderful things that they can look look forward to next year. It would be wonderful to see some examples in the comments.
Read and Relax – don’t forget to keep reading! It really is important to read regularly – even if only for a few minutes per day!
Have a great day!
Mrs B and Miss O xoxoxo
Good Morning Year 6! If you are not in school today please ensure you complete the activities below! Remember this is the last week of online learning using Teams. We will have Transition to Secondary School activities posted on Facebook, Email and Website next week instead… by now you should have received your “Transition to Secondary school” booklet – please complete at home with your adult 😊
At 10:30am this morning, Mr Sutherland will be hosting a Facebook Live Assembly so please join and post a comment to let us know you are there and ready to sing along at home.
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 – Tuesday
Today we are going to begin with Arithmetic. Open the 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 revising how we divide fractions by whole numbers. 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 ‘divide fractions by integers’ PowerPoint and completing the questions in your red maths book OR you can open the ‘‘divide fractions by integers’ task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the ‘divide fractions by integers’ 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. If you haven’t already see it, please click here to see our staff and a special message from your class teacher:
It is QUIZ time! Open the document in the file called Dunston Hill Quiz in SUMMER TERM SECOND HALF – WEEK 6 on Teams. Test your knowledge of our school! Get siblings to play along or against you if you wish! The answers are also saved in this file – no cheating! Who knows our school inside out and upside down? We will also be playing in school with our bubbles!
Have fun and stay safe! ❤️
Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊