Learning together at Home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 19.05.2020

Good morning my Dragonflies!

I hope you had a lovely long weekend!  I hope you did lots of walks and maybe you tried to do some baking…

I will be at our hub school this afternoon looking after children from Buckstone and other schools.

Please find attached the learning overview for the week. Please remember that this is only a guide do not  feel you have to do it all.

Weekly Planner WB 18.05.2020


Learning Intention

  • We are learning to listen to a story and answer questions.
  • We are learning to read.
  • Reading skill: We are learning to predict what the story will be about.

Success criteria

  • I can recall information from a text to answer a question.
  • I can read the words in the text.
  • I can make a sensible prediction linked to the title, the pictures on the front cover and the pictures in the book.


Today our focus sound is br. This is an initial blend, please see the video with Geraldine about initial blends.


The children know Jack Hartmann so they will like this video too: What is a blend?



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

br sound

  • Examples: brain, brick, brush, broom

Use the words above to make flash cards!

Word games

  • Mix it up


  • Highlighting wordsimg_4157

Challenge – How many words using br can your child write in 5 minutes?  Here is a link to a timer you child might enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ioMY-gpP1U

Be Geraldine

Be Geraldine, have a look around your house and see if there are any words featuring the br sound.


Tricky words

This week are: any and many. Please practise spelling and reading these words. To practise recognising these words give your child a highlighter and see how many they can find in a book!

Block 1 pp

Block 2 pp

Block 3 pp

  • Please continue to use the tricky word power points. I have attached the tricky words from block one, two and three.
  • 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). Continue to practice your 100 fry words.


Online reading books. Please read only the selection of  books provided for reading as this is our only resource to guide your child’s reading at this moment. There are other websites for reading for enjoyment that you could use for this purpose.


Prediction skills. Tell the story first only using the pictures, don’t look at the words the first time. Read the book and discuss with an adult if your predictions based on the pictures were right.


Lizards:  Can you see me? (Stage 1+) Please be careful as there is another book with the same tittle.

Dolphins: Moths!

Lions: By the stream.

Cheetahs: Stuck in the mud. (Stage 4) Please be careful as there is another book with the same tittle.

Challenge: Please do not sneeze.



Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Learning Intention

I am learning to explore numbers, understanding that they represent quantities, and I am learning to use them to count, create sequences and describe order.

Success Criteria

  • I can understand that when counting objects, the number name of the last object counted is the name given to the total number of objects in the group.
  • I can count in 2s.
  • I can count in 5s.
  • I can count in 10s.


At school we learned to count in twos. Today we are going to review that learning and we are going to do an extension it for those who are ready.

Please, if you feel that your child should still be working on counting on 2s continue to practice this until they are ready to move to the next stage.

Warm up



If you have the opportunity make a number line (to 10, to 20) with chalk in your garden or on the street pavement. First model how to count in ones while jumping on each number. Then jump while counting in twos make sure than your child is aware that you are jumping two squares each time.

You could also count pairs of socks and pairs of shoes.

Mild: Count in 2s

Counting in 2s Noah’s Power Point.


Counting objects in 2s: you could use beads, stones, socks, etc. Any item that you have at home


Counting in 2s 1 bitesize

Counting in 2s 2 bitesize

Useful link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjv382


Spicy: Count in 5s

Count in 5s Power Point


(From Bitesize lesson)

Practise counting in 5s, making it as practical as possible.

Here are some suggestions for how you can do this, using whatever you have available in the house.

  • Sort objects into fives and then practice counting them one group of five at a time. You could use marbles, plastic blocks or dried pasta.
  • Draw groups of five objects and count them aloud.
  • Create fingerprints or handprints in groups of five and count aloud, one group of five at a time.
  • Wave five fingers as you count aloud.

Worksheet (if wanted):

Count in 5s bitesize

Useful link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfjqp3

Hot: Count in 10s

This is a super-hot challenge and please don’t feel you have to try it if your child is not ready.


Practise counting in 10s, making it as practical as possible.

Here are some suggestions for how you can do this, using whatever you have available in the house.

  • Sort objects into tens and then practice counting them one group of ten at a time. You could use marbles, plastic blocks or dried pasta.
  • Draw groups of ten objects and count them aloud.
  • Create fingerprints in groups of ten and count aloud, one group of ten at a time.

It is important than when counting in tens your child has an understanding of every ten has ten units (you could use the ten number frames that we worked on before)

Power point count in 10s


Worksheet (if wanted): cut and paste in 10s

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Fantastic resource from the Royal Botanic Garden about Snails.


Hugo found this snail while going on his bike:

snail hugo

General ideas


School sentence of the week

Je ne sais pas (I don’t know)

Greetings’ song



  • Bonjour – Hello. Formal and informal. Acceptable in all situations.
  • Salut – Hi. Informal and mostly between friends.
  • Coucou – Hiya. Very informal. Between friends only or to greet young children.
  • Bonsoir – Good evening. Specific to very late in the day.

Saying goodbye

  • Au revoir – For all situations!

Ideas of how to do this naturally:

Greet your child in French in the morning! “Bonjour! Ça va?”

Play peek-a-boo: hide behind your hands then say “Coucou!”

Asking people in the family “Ça va?” Encouraging them to reply “Ça va bien merci!” so that your child can see an interaction.

Puppets: next time you are playing, act out a scene with teddies. “Bonjour monsieur! Comment allez-vous? Ça va bien, Madame. Et vous?”


Virtual Spring tour




Investigating Shadows

On a sunny morning, stand outside and ask someone to draw around your shadow.   Stand in the same place two more times throughout the day and compare the shadows.   What can you say about them?

Design an animal house

Explore human and animal architecture and create a home for an animal of your choice in this Art and Science project.


Physical Education

Daily Mile

Why don’t you try to run/walk a daily mile activity by using space in your garden or nearby green space to run, jog and move around?

Task: Responsibility & Leadership

Can you take your parent/carer outside and play “Follow the leader”?

Task : Respect & Tolerance

 Can you let your parent or brother/sister take the lead during “Follow the leader”?

Expressive Arts


You could have a look at the National Galleries weekly activity:


Do you have ready your entry for the National Galleries Art Competition? I would love to see your Art work.


Remember that there is a family entry too:



Dancebase an Edinburgh based company is running free online classes every week:


Just a reminder that the General Ideas will not change throughout the week. These are extra ideas. There is no obligation to do all or any of the activities,  do what is best for your family and your circumstances.

Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Have a lovely Tuesday!


Mrs de Bonrostro