Learning Together at Home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 24.03.2020

Good Morning Dragonflies!

I hope you enjoyed your learning from home yesterday.  I worked from home and did home learning too. What a challenge!

Please don’t worry if you don’t manage to do everything! Please let me know if there are any issues or there is something that you would like to find about.

Please feel free to post photos of you learning at home on your e-learning journals and let me know if you are happy for me to put it on our Friday blog post. If you wish you could also send them to the school account admin@buckstone.edin.sch.uk It will be lovely to see some photos of each other and stay connected! I miss you already! I am looking forward to hearing all about you!

Remember that some of the general ideas will be the same during the week as that of what we would do if were learning at school.

This is a little clip with the Good Morning song (Singing in the rain movie) that the children love and  some morning we start the day with it !


Literacy – General Ideas

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words.
  • CVC game – read the word using your knowledge of the initial sounds, blend the sounds together and click on the picture that matches the word.
  • This game will help your child to decode and understand words.





Literacy – Focussed

Revise the oa/ow sound – How many oa and ow words can you think of? Remember the oa sound goes in the middle of words and the ow goes at the end of words. Talk to a grown up about the words you have thought of. Now try to write some of them down.

Here are a few to start you off….

boat          coat         goat     flow       grow       blow

Tricky Words this week are one and you – please work on reading and writing these words

All the tricky words are available in the home packs for you to work through at your own pace. You can do activities from the spelling walls given to you in the pack, try one a day if possible.

Reading books

On Tuesdays we like to read the story with our group, we like to show others how we practiced at home. Why don’t you try taking turns to read the story? See if you can find any words with oa and ow and tricky words that we have worked on.  You could read the book from back to front.

Please revise the word walls from Oxford Reading Tree that there were on your pack. Please make sure that your child is confident with the ones from the stage of his reading book before moving to the next stage word wall.

Cheetahs: The rope swing.

  • Possible questions to discuss: why was important for the children to ask before going to the stream? How do you know that the stream wasn’t very deep? Do you think the rope was safe? What had Floppy seen that the others hadn’t? What was going to happen? Keep counting how many children went in the swing (practice counting and addition skills) Are you surprised that the rope didn’t break (page 14/15)? Why was Biff pleased? Did the story end as you expected?

Lions: Kipper’s balloon.

  • Possible questions to discuss: Talk about balloons, how they can float in the air. Talk about times when you go shopping, how you keep yourself safe, what shops do you need to go? What happened to Kipper’s balloon? If you had a balloon before, did it pop? Did you get a fright? Why Dad thought that it was Kipper’s balloon? Why did the policewoman tell him off? Why was Dad confused when he saw Kipper? Do you think Dad did the right thing? Did you like the story? Why?

Dolphins: The go-kart.

  • Possible questions to discuss: Do you have anything that you can ride on? Do you like surprises? What is the best surprise that you ever had? Do you think it is right to argue and fight? Why? How we can resolve a conflict with a friend/ sibling? Do you think Mum and Dad liked the fight? What would you have done if you were Dad? What would your Mum and Dad do? Do you think Biff and Chip shared the swing sensibly?

Lizards: Get the rat.

  • Possible questions to discuss: Do you like having dinner with your family? Why? Why do you think the Princess wasn’t happy? Why she thought the rat was a sock? Or in the King’s head? Have you ever been scared of an animal? Why? Do you think the Princess solved the problem in a good way? What would have happened if the rat was caught at the beginning of the story? Where do you think the rat went?

Numeracy – General Ideas

  • Work on addition and subtraction skills – I have attached worksheets to this postsubtractionadidition
  • Work on number bonds (10, 20 0r 100) – differentiated worksheets are in the ‘Home Pack’
  • Work on numbers before and after – use this link to count one more/one less and 10 more/10 less, https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares
  • These games will help you to practise number bonds to 10 and 20:



Numeracy – Focussed

  • This week we are going to continue working on time.
  • We are learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock. Here are some videos that will support this learning:


Other activities:

  • What’s the time Mr Wolf? This is a traditional game: one child is the Wolf who stands at the opposite end of the garden. The others (or other Mum/Dad?/Siblings) chant What’s the time Mr Wolf? The wolf turns around and says a time such as 3 o’clock. The group takes the number of steps forward to the wolf. The chant is repeated and the wolf turns and calls another time. When someone gets close to the wolf, the wolf shouts ‘Dinner time!’ and chase the group. Then another person becomes the wolf and the game starts again.
  • Make a human clock: Start by getting the children to rock from foot to foot whilst slowly chanting ’Tick, tock, tick, tock. I’m a ticking human clock. What time is it?’ The adult calls out a time such as 5 o’clock. The children make the time with their arms (remember it will look back to front if you are standing in front of the children). Ensure you have a clock face on hand so children can check and correct their answers. Repeat the chant before calling out the time.

Some fun Ideas

  • Are you joining me with this challenge?




  • Here is a link to story about a nurse who has written a book about the coronavirus aimed at young children to allay any fears or anxiety.


  • For my Lego boys!


  • Other useful websites:

Below are some P1 websites which are level appropriate for all of our class. You can find work/games at a variety of different levels so that you can challenge yourself each day.

ABCYa! https://www.abcya.com/
Crick Web http://www.crickweb.co.uk/
Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
ICT Games http://www.ictgames.com/
Mouse Club https://www.themouseclub.co.uk/games-activities
CBeebies Stories https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories?page=2
Early Level BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zf7hgwx
Oxford Owl – activities for all ages https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for- home/advice-for-parents/fun-ideas-learning-at-home/
Free e-books Library https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-


If you have any questions about the ideas provided, please send these to the school admin email and I will be happy to help you with anything.

The most important message: Enjoy spending time with your child.  Remember, we are all in this together!

Thank you for your continued support in your child learning,

Mrs de Bonrostro