Learning Together at Home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 12.05.2020

Good morning my Dragonflies!

Did you have a good Monday? Today is Tuesday!

I hope you have a lovely day!


Literacy Activities

Today our focus sound is aw.

I have attached the sound PowerPoint to the blog. Please use these to introduce each sound.

aw sound

Here are some examples: straw, claw, saw, jaw, raw

Use the words above to make flash cards!

Be Geraldine, have a look around your house and see if there are any words featuring the aw sound. Remember, the aw sound usually goes at the end of a word.

This link below is also in the  aw PowerPoint.


 Tricky words this week are: do and as. Please practise spelling and reading these words.

Literacy ideas to work on sound aw

Car park Activity

Create a car park like the one below, writing the tricky words we have been learning so far in each parking bay.

Say a tricky word to your child, can they park the car in the correct place?

parking lot


Challenge: If your child can read all of the words quickly and confidently, test how well they can independently spell the tricky word when you read them out loud (just like dictation)

Word search:

Please play the attached ‘aw’ sound word searches discussing each word with your child.

Word Search With Word Bank

Word Search Without Word Bank




Read the story to an adult. Comprehension skills.

Write a new ending for the story. Remember to keep it in the same style as the rest of the story

Lizards:  Big, bad bug

Dolphins: Spots

Lions: Toads on the road

Cheetahs: No tricks, Gran!

Challenge: A Monster Mistake



Review of Fractions

Learning Intention

We are learning how to share out a group of items by making smaller groups.

We are learning how to split a whole object into smaller groups.

Success Criteria

  • I can split a whole into smaller parts and explain that equal parts are the same size.
  • I can use appropriate vocabulary to describe halves.
  • I can share out a group of items equally into smaller groups.


Please watch video about ‘sharing equally’ and then complete the mini beast ‘sharing equally’ worksheet .





General Ideas for the week

Today’s focus is Healthy Eating

Health week

Have a look at the Eatwell Guide https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

Then use the link below to create your own healthy plate of food. This activity will also help with fine motor and cutting skills.

As an additional challenge, you could try to recreate your healthy meal in real life at tea time.


Health and Wellbeing grid

Health week grid Early Level


Why not try some of the activities below to start learning the numbers in French? Hear their pronunciation using this site:

https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/learn-french/numbers (you may need to copy and paste into your browser)

  • Listen to this song to hear the numbers 1 to 10 in French and try to sing along.


  • Roll a dice and say the number that you roll in English then in French.
  • Listen to the Busy Beavers pronouncing the numbers from 1-10 in French:


  • Count out some different objects around your house for example: doors, windows, clocks, etc. Can you say the total number of each of these objects in French?
  • Can you say the following saying the correct French number between one and ten:
  • how many toes you have
  • how old you are
  • how many eyes you have?

Can you think of any other questions you could answer with a number in French between 1 and 10?

  • Watch this video of French children playing a game of hopscotch (La Marelle) and hear and see the numbers 1 to 10:



Making a tepee for your teddy bear to fit into.

I am going to make a tepee for Billy…


Catch your own minibeast

This activity gives children an opportunity to examine a selection of minibeasts and to investigate habitats. To set your “traps” outdoors you will need:

  • a selection of empty yoghurt pots
  • sufficient pieces of thick card to rest on top of each pot
  • some large stones (to support the card)
  • food to bait each trap. Suggested baits are cat food to tempt carnivorous invertebrates and pieces of apple or sweet things to attract herbivorous invertebrates. Note: It is useful to experiment with different kinds of bait. Put meat baits and vegetarian baits in different pots to try to keep carnivores and herbivores apart. However as many invertebrates are omnivores (eating both plant and animal material) and ii) carnivores may crawl into the “vegetarian” pots, attracted by trapped herbivores – you may find a mixture of plant and meat eaters in any one pot.

Time: Set traps on day one – 1 hour.

Examine the finds on day two – 1 hour

All animals taken from their natural environment for study should be returned as soon as possible. Try to choose contrasting locations around your house for each trap. Preferably set your traps the day before you intend to examine your find and leave overnight.


Physical Education

P.E with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning.

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Youtube

Wednesday – Sports day. Please check Buckstone Buzz for more information.


I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Parents/Carers please don’t feel you have to do all the activities suggested. If you need anything please contact me via school office admin@buckstone.edin.sch.uk and I will reply as soon as possible.

Take care and stay safe.


Mrs de Bonrostro