Learning Together at home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 14.05.2020

Good morning my Dragonflies!

I hope you are all okay. I miss you lots!

I hope you enjoyed the circus day yesterday. I saw some photos of children having a great time. I celebrated Sports Day too!


Look what Lewis found on his daily cycle!


Is beautiful! I think is a baby Tawny owl but I am not sure, what do you think?

Today is Thursday. I will be at the hub today looking after children from Buckstone and other schools.

Uniform day Friday 15th May

We are all used to our occasional Non-Uniform Days at school.  Well during this lock-down period many Edinburgh schools are taking part in a Uniform Day on Friday 15th May.  If you would like to take part feel free to send in a photo of you looking fab in your Buckstone colours to me through the e-learning journals or through the school email account.

Here is your learning for today…


Learning Intention:

We are learning to explore sounds, letters and words, discovering how they work together, and how we can use what we have learned to help us write.

Success Criteria:

  • I can form most lowercase letters legibly.
  • I know the sounds of lowercase and some uppercase letters.
  • I can leave a space between words when writing.
  • I can write words from left to right.
  • I try to spell familiar words correctly.
  • I try to use a capital letter and a full stop in at least one sentence.

Focus: Writing

We are going to try something different in our writing today. I am going to give you a photo and I would like you to look very carefully at it.

butterfly and dragonfly

First discuss with an adult:

  • What can you see in the photo?
  • Which insects can you see?
  • Where are they?
  • What do you think they are thinking?
  • What do you think they could say to each other?

After you had the opportunity to discuss it we will start the writing.

Adult please write first the words butterfly and dragonfly (unless your child is happy to try to write them without help)

You can start by writing: “The butterfly was on a flower when…

Afterwards you can write: “Then…”

Finally, you can write: “At the end…”

Adult, please don’t focus on correcting the spelling to start with if it is phonetically correct.

Mild: The adult who is helping you can write the sentences starters and you can copy them.

Spicy: Try to sound out the words and write them without help.

Challenge: Could you describe the butterfly and the dragonfly? Could you write what do you think will happen next? Can you draw a picture of it?


  • Capital letter at the beginning of a sentence. (please only use capital letters in the correct place and encourage your child to use lowercase letters while writing).
  • Full stop at the end of a sentence.
  • Finger spaces between words.

I would love to see your amazing writing.



Lizards:  Big, bad bug Big, bad bug

Dolphins: Spots Spots

Lions: Toads on the road Toads in the road

Cheetahs: No tricks, Gran!  No Tricks Gran!

Challenge: A Monster Mistake

Please complete the reading activity for today:

Use the words of your book to make new sentences. You could use words from the previous weeks too.


Doubles to 20

Learning Intention

We are learning to explore numbers, understanding that they represent quantities, and we can use them to count, create sequences and describe order.

Success Criteria

  • I can double numbers to a total of 10 mentally.
  • I can say double numbers to 20.


Warm up

Song doubles to 20


If you can watch click here:


Look for the week: Summer Term- Week 1 (WC 21st April)

and watch the video (this video can be helpful however if you need your electronic device for something else please don’t worry as it is a visual explanation of doubles).

Mild: doubles within 10.

Spicy: doubles to 20.

Hot: halves and doubles



Website game



General ideas

Health and Wellbeing week

Early level HWB grid.

Health week grid Early Level

 Circus Skills

Watch the following video, a step by step guide on how to juggle and then have a go yourself. how many balls could you juggle?

Physical Education

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

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Youtube


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.

Have a wonderful day!


Mrs de Bonrostro