Learning Together at Home 25.3.2020

Happy Wednesday to all of my lovely P1’s and also to all of your parents. I hope you are all well and staying safe. I am missing you all lots and look forward to seeing pictures of your work each day. I am so proud of all of your hard work so far this week. Well done P1B 😊

Hopefully you all managed to have a look at some of the tasks I provided for you yesterday. Please don’t feel under pressure to complete them all at once. Take your time and go at your own pace. Again, please feel free to post photos of your learning at home on your e-learning journals and let me know if you are happy for me to share your work on the Friday bog post. Alternatively, you could send your photos to the school account admin@buckstone.edin.sch.uk . It will be a lovely way for us to stay connected throughout our learning together at home journey.

Below I will be give you general ideas for literacy and numeracy – these can be completed throughout the week. I will also be providing you with focused activities each day. These activities should be spread over a 24 hour period. I will be updating the blog at 12 noon Monday-Friday.

Today I have attached to the blog a connect 4 game you can play with your family – I know how much you all love playing this game in class. I have put the instructions on the word document. I would love to see some pictures of you having fun doing the activities. Good luck and have fun!

I have also attached a scavenger hunt for you to complete at home. Please enjoy doing this with your family.

For your learning together at home today please can you have a look over the following.

Literacy – General ideas

· Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)

· Revise the Digraph sounds we have covered so far – refer to ‘Home Packs’ for the list

· Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words

Focused Task

  1. Can you please use your blue flashcards from the home learning sheets sent out each week and make some CVC words. If you do not have these flashcards anymore, please don’t worry. You can ask your child to make new ones -this will reinforce letter formation too.

Lay all of the sounds out in alphabetical order and say a word to your child for example: cat, dog, mat, sun, lap. They should then use the cards to visually make the words you have spoken to them.

Challenge: Try sounding out and making some trickier words such as pram, swim, drop etc. You can also practice making your tricky words this way. There is a tricky word sheet provided in your home pack. Tricky Words this week are one and you.


In each of your home packs you will have four reading books. Please take your time with these, focusing on sounding out the words, blending them together, looking at the pictures and using them to predict what will happen throughout or next in the story.

I have listed the books I would like you to read. I understand that you will all have different books but please look on the list for your child’s book. Please only read the second half of the book and I will give you further guidance in the coming days on the next steps for each of you.  

Biff’s Fun Phonics

The Lost Puppy

Fish and Chips

I can

Pirate Adventure

Numeracy – General ideas





Focused Task

This week we are continuing to work on telling the time.

  • We are learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock. Here are some videos that will support this learning:


  • Here is a game you can play to help you learn to tell the time:


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.


As some of you will be aware, Joe Wicks is providing live exercise videos for children each day at 9am. He is doing this through his YouTube channel. I will be joining in at 9am each day and I am really looking forward to it. It looks like really good fun. Enjoy!

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.

1. Education City – Access Classwork and Homework section https://www.educationcity.com/
2. ABCYa! https://www.abcya.com/
3. Crick Web http://www.crickweb.co.uk/
4. Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
5. ICT Games http://www.ictgames.com/
6. Mouse Club https://www.themouseclub.co.uk/games-activities
7. CBeebies Stories https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories?page=2
8. Early Level BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zf7hgwx
9. Oxford Owl – activities for all ages https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for- home/advice-for-parents/fun-ideas-learning-at-home/
10. Free e-books Library https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-

Again, I wish you all the best and if you have any questions or need any further support please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the school office. Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.

Have a lovely day and stay safe.

Miss Hutcheon