Learning together at home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 21.04.2020

Welcome back, Dragonflies! I miss you so much!

I hope you had a fantastic Easter break and didn’t eat too many chocolate eggs!

Over the last two weeks I have started to run again, I have been doing some baking, I have managed to do a special power point with photos for my girls’ birthdays and, yes! I celebrated my girl’s birthday and my birthday, we both had fantastic cakes. We have been busy and we had a great time together.  I would love to hear what you have been getting up to during your holiday and if you have any pictures please feel free to send them to me via the learning journals or the school office. When sending pictures to the office, please remember to state your child’s name and class.

This is the picture of my girl’s cake!


Please see below for your ‘learning together at home’ tasks. Each day I will post a new blog at 12 noon. There will be a focus task for Literacy, Numeracy and Reading each day along with general extension tasks you can complete throughout the week. Happy learning!

Here is the table that will give you an idea on what are we going to focus each day just in case you want to plan ahead.



Literacy Activities

Today we are going to introduce the sound oi.

Here are some examples:

coil, foil, toil, boil, soil, coin, join

Please complete the oi sound power point attached to today’s blog.


  1. First slide: the children will be able to see three images. Ask the children to look at them (sometimes they might need to be prompted) and ask them to guess which sound they think they are going to be learning about.

Click the link for Geraldine!

  1. Second slide: Look at the sound and say all the words on it. If your child wants to help they can read them too however we will be doing blending on the next few slides so there is no need to do so.
  2. The next slides they have animation:
  • First you will see the sounds. Talk about how many sounds and how many letters. Make a point about there are more letters than sounds.
  • As you click say the sound, stretch the sounds, they will move to make a word.
  1. Tricky word: We have to see it look at the letters and practice it as it can’t be sound out. We need to learn it by heart.

Write some words that include the oi sound and turn these into flashcards. Use pictures to help if you want.

Tricky words this week are: were and there. Please continue to practise spelling and reading these words.

To practise recognising these words make tricky word flash cards and test each other on reading them!

Challenge: Could you read these sentences?

  • Kay has a new foal.
  • You and I can feed it.

Be Geraldine! Look for things in the house that have the sound oi and take a photo and post it on your learning journal.

Challenge: Could you sound them out and write them without help?


Reading books

Introduction of our reading books. We look at the book cover and we discussed it: we make predictions about what the books is going to be about, then we read the tittle and we talk about things that we know about it or times when we have been in a similar situation.

Introduce the story and invite your child to relate to her/his own experience, tell/read the story and talk about it, encourage your child to re-tell you the story and talk carefully about the pictures. Try to find new words that your child has never heard before or different ways of saying a new word.

Lions: Spots!

Lizards: Dig, dig, dig!

Dolphins: Floppy’s bath

Cheetahs: By the stream.


Numeracy : SEAL focus  


When pictures or objects are put into columns and rows, it is called an array. They can help us to count objects more efficiently.

For example: Below there are 3 rows of  4 stars:  3 x 4 = 12.



I have attached an arrays power point which I would like you to look at first and then two different arrays matching activities. The first is a 1-10 activity and the other 1-30. Please chose one to complete. If you do not have a printer, do not worry – you could make your own arrays matching activities like the ones attached.




General Tasks for the week:

Forward and Backward number sequences:

Counting in 1s: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfk8xs

Counting in 2s: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjv382



Fractions ( We will introduce Fractions on Wednesday so please don’t start these activities until then)

Provide a variety of food images cut from magazines, printed out from the Internet or drawn. Students plan a picnic and choose the food they want to bring along. Using a ruler and scissors, cut portions of their food choices into fractions (halves) and glue them to a paper plate. – You could also do this with real food. Always remember to focus on the key vocab – halves, quarters, equal.


Letters and Sounds Games:



Challenges 21.4.2020

I hope you enjoy these tasks!

As I mentioned before. Please don’t feel you have to do everything is here. This is just a guidance. You know what it is best to do with your child and your circumstances. Take care and stay safe!

Please keep sending me pictures on your learning journals. If you have any issues accessing them let me know by emailing the school office.


Mrs de Bonrostro