Learning together at home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 26.03.2020

Good morning, Dragonflies!

How is the learning going? I have already seen some photos of your learning at home, it is lovely to see these photos!. Although I love looking at them I am missing your chats and enthusiasm when coming to school.  I love being with  you all!

I have planned some learning at home ideas for today. Please remember that you don’t have to do it all as your mummies and daddies will be busy too. Please keep helping! I am sure you are being kind all the time.

Mrs Imrie has been in touch with Cheryl at Fairmilehead Church and we’re going to try share children’s art work via the church newsletter. This week’s theme is ‘Hello from Buckstone PS’ – Children are invited to create a piece of art and then email in a picture to the admin team by Monday 30th March. The art work will be collated and included in the newsletter.

Please remember to have a look at the SLT blog; Buckstone Buzz…




General ideas

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Revise the Digraph sounds we have covered so far: sh, ch, th, wh, ai, ay, ee, ea, -igh, -y, oa, -ow.
  • Revise Tricky words (please find attached Block 1 and block 2 tricky words, we haven’t learned all the tricky words in block two yet).Block 1 pdfBlock 2 pdf
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words

Focused task: Dictation

Today we are going to do a dictation. At dictation the child has to listen to the sounds within the spoken word, recall the letter/s that corresponds with the sounds and record it/them. Dictation helps the child to see that individual letter/sounds make up words.

Give your child a piece of paper with the date and four dots. See photo below.


First say a word and discuss with your child how many sounds they can hear, you can emphasise this by using one finger for each sound you say. Remind your child that some sounds they are made by more than one letter (oa, ow).

Give an example: boat, say it, say it again stressing the sounds and then you write on your paper. Do it again with the word foam and bow.

Now is your child’s turn. Words: coat, road, low. Tricky word one.

Challenge: Can you write without help the sentence: Beth got wet in the rain?


Please make sentences using the words from your reading books, they can be silly sentences. Remember you need finger spaces and full stops. I have attached the words from each book, there is no need to print them you can write them at home if you wish.

Challenge: Can you make sentences adding new words to your reading book words?

Lizards: Get the rat.

Get the rat. Oxford

Cheetahs: The rope swing.

The rope swing

Dolphins: The go-kart.

The go kart

Lions: Kipper’s balloon.

Kipper’s balloon



General ideas





Focused Task

We are learning to read analogue and digital o’clock times (12 hour only) and to represent this on a digital display or clock face.


Today we are going to continue to learn about time.

  • Mild challenge: Why don’t you try this game?


  • Hot challenge:


  • Spicy challenge:





Here you can find interesting short videos about Earth and space



What about practicing our greetings?


Live events

Daily Live Events

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-


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.

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.


Mrs de Bonrostro