Learning Together at Home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 15.05.2020

Good morning my Dragonflies!

Today is Friday! Are you wearing your uniform? Maybe you have grown and it is already too small for you!

I hope you had a lovely week.

Shall we sing together?

I miss seeing you every day!

Here is our 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 can write words from left to right.
  • I try to spell familiar words correctly.
  • I try to spell words with sounds that I have learned before.

Focus: Dictation

As mentioned before your child might find this tricky but it is a fantastic way to see if your child understands the system behind reading and writing.  Your child will have to listen to the sounds within the spoken word recall the letter/s that correspond with the sounds and then record them. This strategy helps children to understand that individual letters/sounds make up words and words, ‘with spaces’, go together to make a meaningful sentence.

We will start with dictation of words that we have been working on this week as well as tricky words. If your child feels confident and you think is ready for a challenge you can do a sentence afterwards.

Remember to always model: first with one word and later with one sentence).


  • Adult: Paul, haul, maul, law, jaw, lawn, pawn
  • Children: Paul, haul, maul, paw, saw, yawn, dawn



  • Adult: Paul cut his mouth.
  • Child: Paul fed the cow.
  • Adult: Nan sat on the lawn.
  • Child: Ned took Dawn on his back.

When doing a word:

  • Say the word.
  • Think aloud how many sounds you can hear in that word.
  • Use your fingers to count the sounds.
  • Think aloud again that some sounds are made by more than one letter (like the ones we have been learning this week).
  • Write each letter/ sound and check if there are the same number of letters as sounds (it will not be the case with this week’s words).
  • Check if you are right (sometimes is okay to make mistakes so your child can correct them and to make them aware that is okay to make mistakes).

When doing a sentence:

  1. Please model the first sentence to your child, highlighting the capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Point to each word as you read it aloud.
  2. Explain that your child is now about to write a different sentence and then dictate (read aloud) the second sentence noted below.
  3. Ask the child to repeat the sentence back to you to ensure they have heard it correctly.
  4. Discuss how many words there are in the sentence, what the first word in the sentence is and remind them that the first word will have a capital letter.
  5. Ask your child to write the word, vocalising each sound as they write it.
  6. Remind them of finger spaces between the words.

Repeat this process for each remaining word

  1. Once they have written the whole sentence, ask them to read it back to you – pointing at each word as they read.
  2. Ask the child what happened in the sentence and remind them to use a full stop at the end.



Lizards:  Big, bad bug

Dolphins: Spots

Lions: Toads on the road

Cheetahs: No tricks, Gran!

Challenge: A Monster Mistake



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

Why son’t you try this Power point to remember what we worked on yesterday?



Mild: doubles within 10.


Spicy: doubles to 20.

Hot: halves and doubles


Website game



General ideas

Minibeast topic


Choose 3 activities to complete from the ‘Minibeast Choice Grid’. PDF attached below.



Health and Wellbeing week

Early level HWB grid.

Health week grid Early Level

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.


Remember that on Monday is the Edinburgh Holiday so I will be posting on Tuesday.

Here are some baking ideas for you to try if you want during the long weekend. If you have new recipes please share them with us.

Yummy Ideas!

Have a lovely long weekend!

Take care and stay safe.


Mrs de Bonrostro