Nursery – Thursday 9th July
Hello Nursery boys and girls! How are you today? We are so excited! It’s Nursery’s turn to come to school to say ‘Goodbye!’ today (and tomorrow). Your grown up will have your allocated time and we can’t wait to see you!
Today is our last day for activities as a class. Tomorrow is our ‘Virtual Sports Day’ – so watch this space for some fun sporting activities tomorrow 😊
We are incredibly proud of each and every one of you, and we know that it has been difficult at times but we think you have been fabulous! 😊
Next week for those of you moving to Reception Class, you will receive posts from your new class teachers – Miss Cavanagh and Mrs Burn who have some super activities planned for you. For our wonderful children who are staying in Nursery in September, continue to use the Nursery pages on Facebook or the school website for further tasks.
Goodbye activity: Goodbye gorgeous Nursery!
We have a little ‘Goodbye’ message for you all!
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with you in Nursery and we are so incredibly proud of you all. We look forward to either welcoming you back to Nursery in September or seeing you in Reception. Either way we’ll get to see those gorgeous faces again soon! Until then, here is a little ‘Goodbye’ for now! SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT YOUR NAME ON THE VIDEO Enjoy!
Big smiles to you from Mrs Warrilow, Miss Baud, Mrs Cusmano and Mrs Bootland!
LINK TO YOUR GOODBYE SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ob50ztJEf4&feature=youtu.be
RWI Phonics: qu
Today’s sound is ‘qu’ Another set of special friends! When these two letters are together they make one sound!
YouTube Ruth Miskin Training website:
Today, we would like you to explore the ‘qu’ map above. There are some letters you may recognise! Can you remember the sound that each makes? Remember sometimes when there are two letters together they only make one sound, just like the ones we have been looking at this week sh, th, ch and qu. Can you spot todays sound? Can you remember what sounds the other letters make? Can you tell a grown up?
Maths activity: 8
Today it’s number 8!
Can you see if you can count the 8 golden apples in Numberblock 8’s hat? Count along as you catch them!
Can you count to 8 at home? Let us know what you have been counting!
Story time: Little Monkey
We love this story! Remember, the smaller you are the larger your adventures can be! And the smaller you are the bigger the hugs feel! Enjoy your adventures Nursery!
Link to story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x00LG2eV6Xs
We hope to see you over the next couple of days! Have a lovely day! 😊
Reception – Thursday 9th July
Good Morning Reception! It was so lovely to see so many of you yesterday so a big thank you to those who were able to pop along. 😊
Phonics: Set one sound of the say is: qu
Set two sound of the day is: ‘oo’ as in poo at the zoo
‘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
Miss Cavanagh also has a story for you today…one you might not have heard before. Click on the link to watch and listen…https://youtu.be/LQxJkGW-lic
Danny and Dinosaur go on an adventure to space. If you could go on an adventure where would you go? Who would you go with? What would you take with you? We would love to see your ideas!
Maths: Time for a game! We know lots of you loved playing Beetle a few weeks ago! Well, today you will be playing a space game.
Take a look on this link to find out the rules. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Day-4-The-Dinosaur-that-pooped-a-planet.pdf Remember, if you don’t have dice at home you can always use an interactive one online. Enjoy! There are a few extra activities on the link if you’d like to have a go at them too.
The dinosaur pooped a Mars cat out at the end of the story! Where will the cat live? Where will it sleep? Can you make an area for the cat to live? You might want to make it out of den materials, or out of construction materials.
Remember, it’s sports day tomorrow!
Mrs Cassidy and Miss Cavanagh
Year 1 Thursday 9th July
Happy Thursday Year 1! 🌈 We hope you are having a great week!
Today, we are going to build on what we have done so far this week, and solve problems involving position and direction. Here is the link to your lesson: https://vimeo.com/434746564
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.
Lesson 4 – Problem solving with position and direction
You might like to create your own picture and puzzle to share for your friends! We’d love to see them.
All speed sounds lessons are available from 9.30am. 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:
The mermaid heads off to the Circus to share her incredible singing talent with everyone 🎪 If you were able to perform in the Circus, what would your act be? Do you have a special skill you could share, or maybe something you learnt during Talent Week?
Draw a picture to show your skill and write some sentences to tell us what your act would be and which skills you would need for it. What costume would you wear? We’ve shared some pictures for inspiration!
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. Next week, your new teachers, Miss Jobey and Mrs Bainbridge, will be giving you some fun activities to do so that you can get to know each other a little bit better before September ⭐
Your task: Today is our last post to you as your Year 1 teachers. We are going to do a final celebration of your time in Year 1 and everything you have achieved! ⭐You have all been superstars this year and we are so proud of each and every one of you.
We thought it might be fun for you to create your own graduation cap! You might have seen people wearing these when they are celebrating finishing their time at university and we felt you all deserve a special celebration. Here is a Youtube link that shows you how to make one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6fZnWeysSY
Don’t worry if you don’t have black card or paper at home; it is your cap and you can have whichever colour you choose and decorate it however you like! You also don’t need wool for the tassel, you could cut strips of paper instead.
We would absolutely love to see your photos! 🎓 You could even fashion a robe out of something at home and take a photo like Miss Thompson and Miss Bunce on their graduation days!
Once you’ve had your photoshoot, why not have a celebratory dance? Here are some suggestions:
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 📚
🌈 Year 1, we have loved being your teachers this year and although our time together was cut short, we have loved the time we have spent together. We know you are going to love Year 2 and hope you come to see us! Have a great summer all of you, and take care. 🌈
Miss Bunce and Miss Thompson x
Thursday 9th July
Good morning, Year 2, and happy Thursday. We are actually a bit sad today because it’s our last daily posts for you, our amazing Year 2s! Tomorrow is going to be our whole school Sports Day (we are both on different teams so are feeling super competitive already). However, we are going to have a lovely last day and we can’t wait to see you all doing your sports tomorrow
Let’s get the morning off to a relaxing start with Cosmic Yoga – choose your favourite! https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Daily tasks –
Maths – For our final day of maths, we are going to continue our work looking at time. This is a skill that we would really encourage you to keep up over the summer because you can practise telling the time at any time! It is such a useful skill to have mastered.
Yesterday, we looked at o’clock and half past. Today, we are going to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to. It’s almost like we are doing fractions again! 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 4 – quarter past and quarter to.’ Once you have watched the video through, open up your worksheet (attached here Lesson 4 – Quarter past and quarter to). We have also attached a top tips sheet to help you because telling the time is often something that some people find tricky until they get the hang of it. Top tips for telling the time (quarter past and quarter to) There are lots of examples on there to help you!
English – We hope that you made lots of notes about meerkats yesterday – they really are fascinating animals! Today is your chance to organise those notes to write a non-chronological report. We have attached a sheet for you to print out or at least see how your report should be laid out (it is attached here t-l-527659-meerkat-nonchronological-report-writing-frames_ver_1). You will see that it asks you to write a title and a short introduction. Then you should write sub-headings such as appearance, habitat, diet etc and write sentences underneath relating to the sub-heading. Maybe one of your sub-headings could be written as a question. You also have space to write two fun facts about meerkats. We can’t wait to read your reports. Remember to punctuate your sentences accurately.
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.
Here are your options for today’s goodbye tasks.
Option 1: Write an ABC poem of the year! We have included an example below but the idea is that you write the alphabet down the side of your page and for each letter, you think of something to do with Year 2 or with school in general or a friend or a teacher and you write it alongside. For example, M is for our show a ‘Midwife crisis’ or Q is for the Quayside, where we went on our school trip!
Option 2: When students finish university, they have a graduation. This is a celebration to say that they have finished their studying and they get their certificate. We would like you to create a graduation cap! You might have seen these caps before. Here are some instructions to follow to make your very own graduation cap (you are finishing Year 2 after all) Graduation Cap Craft Instructions and when you’re done, post a picture of you wearing it proudly!
Reading: For our final day of posts, we have a treat for you. Mrs Bainbridge is going to read you some pirate poems https://youtu.be/_96gxukY-Uw and Miss Jobey is going to read you a story. It’s one that she knows her class (and she’s sure class 2B, too) loved in school…Stick Man! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZm5eWgM26g&feature=youtu.be We hope that you can find the time to curl up somewhere, relax and have a listen.
As we said in your reports, in our goodbye gifts and to lots of you on Monday, we have loved being your teachers, Year 2. You have blown us away time and time again and you have never stopped trying to achieve your best, which has made us incredibly proud. We hope that you have the most amazing summer and even though you will be super grown up and in Year 3 in September, we cannot wait to see you. Stay safe, keep smiling and keep being your wonderful selves.
See you soon!
From Mrs Bainbridge and Miss Jobey
Year 3 Thursday 9th July
This is it! The end of year 3! It was a real pleasure getting to know you all, even though we had to cut our time together short. An absolutely HUGE thank you to all those families who were able to share your journeys and time together through our Facebook page – you kept us going! An equally big thank you to those children and parents who were able to join in with the learning we set, even if you couldn’t share it with us. And now, it’s time to bid you all a fond farewell and a big ‘See you in September!’. Lots of love from Mrs McLean, Mrs Cowan, Mrs Donaldson, Mrs Rippon and Mrs Hewitt xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Maths- Click onto the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ and go to week Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July) – Lesson 3 – Add and Subtract Mass. The teacher is going to model to you how to add and subtract mass. Watch this carefully, as he will show you how to add kg and g. Remember to pause the video for you to have a turn when you are told to do so. Once you have finished watching the video, do the questions in the activity which are attached to your email and in our website post.
English – Think about all the things the explorer saw on his travel through the jungle through the wardrobe. Attached to the website post and your email today is a list poem about what an explorer might like to find in their rucksack. These are things taken from the explorer’s log, not really things in your rucksack 😊
Thinking about all the things you heard and saw in your land beyond the wardrobe yesterday, today we’d like you to write your own list poem. This is a lovely way to finish our year – seeing your imaginations spring out of the page is always a pleasure for us. If you like, you can wow us with a video instead of writing it!
Watch Mrs Cowan’s video about what she has missed during lockdown and what she is looking forward to in September. We would love to know the things you have missed and what you are looking forward to when you return to school. This could be about your friends, teachers, things at school or things you like to do at school. Attached to your email is a sheet for you to complete or you could do this as a video.
Year 4 – Thursday 9th July
Good morning, Year 4! 😀 Today is our last day on Teams, we would like to thank you for joining us on a morning, and for all of your hard work over the last few weeks. It has been great to chat to you all and find out how you are getting on. We are very sad that this is our last day together for online learning, but we are looking forward to sports day tomorrow which will be a lot of fun! Let’s see what we have planned for our last day…
9am – Remember to say good morning on Teams. This is our final day together and we would love to see all of you on-line!
9:30-10:30 – Maths
To finish our final Maths lesson on Teams we will be focusing on quadrilaterals. Follow the instructions on Teams to access the lesson. Don’t forget to watch Miss Conway’s video first as she will introduce you to the lesson, then watch the whole White Rose Maths video, pausing it when you are asked to, 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 4 – Quadrilaterals’. 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 – Break Time
Don’t worry if you are not quite finished your Maths, you can use this time to complete the lesson or 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 writing our own diary entries. 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. Once you have watched both of the videos, use the blank word document attached to write your final diary entry. Once you click the turn in button your work will automatically save so that we can read it. We are so excited to read your final piece of English work! 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-write-our-own-composition-using-the-key-features-of-a-diary
Today is our final afternoon post to you Year 4! We would like to thank you for how amazing you have been this year and we have absolutely loved watching you grow throughout the year.
This afternoon, we would like you to think all the way back to when you started in September. Can you remember you all recorded something you wanted to achieve by the end of Year 4? We had lots of different goals such as achieving a handwriting pen, improving your times tables knowledge and many more. Did you achieve this?
Now, we would like you to think about how far you have come since you started Year 4. What was your biggest achievement? Who were your closest friends? Is there something you completed that you were really proud of? Maybe this was achieving your goal! Then finally, what do you need to still work on? Once you have thought about these questions, find the worksheet named ‘end of year reflection’ in your email. You can print this out and complete the sections or use this as a template and create your own achievement/reflection file. We would love to hear what you have enjoyed about Year 4 and what your proudest moments are so don’t forget to add your comments and photographs to our Facebook post.
We hope you enjoy sports day tomorrow and if we don’t have the chance to speak to you next week have a fantastic summer! You are all superstars! Love Miss Whaley and Miss Conway! 😊 X
Year 5 – Thursday 9th July.
Well! This marks the end of an era everyone! Today is our last post on Teams and our last day for activities as a class. Tomorrow is our virtual Sports Day – so watch this space for some fun activities tomorrow 😊
We are incredibly proud of each and every one of you , and how you have adapted to lockdown and home-based learning. We know that it has been difficult and at times very challenging – but we made it!! Give yourselves a HUGE pat on the back!! 😊
Next week you will receive posts from your new class teachers – Miss Reay and Miss Parkin and they have some wonderful activities planned for you.
Pop on to Teams for your final lesson our White Rose Hub.
It’s writing day! Log onto Teams to find out how to plan and write your newspaper report! 😊
Afternoon – Goodbye Week
- Task 1 – Year 6 is your last year in primary school before you move up to Secondary School. Think about what you would like to have achieved by then – it could be a personal goal such as being more self-confident, having more self -belief, or perhaps even something like knowing all your times tables! Your task is to write a letter to your future self at the end of Year 6. I could start something like this: ‘Dear (your name), what a year is has been! I can’t believe how much I have grown as a person. I feel lots more confident when I share my work in class and I even know all of my times tables now!…..’
- Task 2 – A-Z of Year 5 – You can use the worksheet provided or you could create your own! Write a word or phrase that links to something you have learnt during your time in Year 5 for each letter of the alphabet. You might find some letters harder than others but try and make sure each letter has a word or phrase! Good luck – I bet you will surprise yourself with what you can remember! 😊
We hope you enjoy today’s activities. Have a wonderful day! Sending huge virtual hugs! Mrs Berry and Miss Ornsby xxx
Good Morning Year 6! Today is our last day of Maths and English as tomorrow is SPORTS DAY! Look out for a special video and post from Miss Conway and Mrs Harm on Facebook, Email or our school website. 6P you are the yellow team and 6R are the blue team – let the games begin and the points roll in!
If you have borrowed a school iPad to access Teams at home and support your online learning, can you please return it from Monday, 13th July. We would like all iPads returned by Thursday, 16th July at the latest. Thank you in advance.
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 – Thursday
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 to calculate % of an amount. 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 ‘% of an amount’ PowerPoint and completing the questions in your red maths book OR you can open the ‘% of an amount’ task pdf and print off the questions. When you have completed the task, open the ‘‘% of an amount’ 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:
This afternoon, we would like you to create a ‘Mood Board’ of your time at Dunston Hill. Think of images which will help you represent your feelings. You may draw related images OR as we have done in school, use PowerPoint to copy and paste images from the Internet. Miss Reay has created one…
Print off and take photos of your completed ‘Mood Board’ then post these on today’s Facebook page. We can’ t wait to see your fab work! 😊
On Monday (13th July) we will post a list of transition activities for you to complete in preparation for you going to secondary school in September. We have loved working on teams with you over the last 100+ days and you should be immensely proud! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 16th July at the ‘Dunston Hill’s Year 6 – Class of 2020 – Celebratory Leavers’ Parade”. Year 6, you simply are the best!’
Have fun and stay safe! ❤️
Miss Parkin and Miss Reay 😊