Learning Together at Home 12.01.21

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good morning Lions!

We hope you enjoyed the activities we suggested for you yesterday!

As we said do what suits you and your family. We hope you find it helpful.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your lovely work on the e-learning journals. It is really helpful if you could log in and respond to the morning message each day!

Morning Routine:

Wake up, shake up

Start your day like we always do in school! Here is the challenge – get someone in your family to do it with you! Say hello in French to someone like we do during the register!

Morning Workout:

Mrs de Bonrostro has sent us this lovely resource of a live fitness programme which incorporates Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing outcomes. Have a look and join in if you would like to.


General Ideas

These are ideas to try out throughout the week if you are looking for more ideas:

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words.
  • CVC game: read the word using your knowledge of the initial sounds, blend the sounds together and click on the picture that matches the word. Play this game without the sound encouraging your child to sound the words out independently. 


  • These lessons from bitesize could be useful if you want to explore consonants and vowels to secure the learning done previously at school:



Websites that you can use for blending and making words:






Today’s Learning:

Revise the sh sound. How many sh words can you find in a book? Tricky Words this week is go. Please work on reading and writing this word. Can you find it in any of your books?


Write words with the sh sound using messy materials: bubble bath, shaving foam, finger paint, flour, sand, etc.


We will continue to work on our letter formation using cursive print.

Today we are going to work on i and u.  The letters should be always the same size: a square and between the lines, touching the top and the bottom lines.

  • The letter i needs to be tall and straight, we use the side of the square to help us to make it straight. If you are using squared paper


  • The letter u uses a whole square and touches the sides of the square we are using. If you are using squared paper.

Spelling practice

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

  • We are learning to read and write common words

Success Criteria (How can I show that I have learned and understood)

  • I can recognise the order of the letters to read the whole word.
  • I can spell the words correctly.

Use the sounds that we have worked on previously to read and write our tricky words.  Here are the PDFs with blocks 1 and 2

Spelling City

Reading books

When reading a story, it is important that your child doesn’t learn the book by heart and that she/he is able to retell the story with her/his own words.

Comprehension skills:  

Read the story to an adult. Afterwards retell the story without reading, you could also draw picture about your book.     

Numeracy activities

  1. Saying short number word sequences (forwards and backwards)
  • Say “count forwards starting from 9 and stopping at 16
  • Repeat with different starting and stopping points ( sequences of approx 6-9 numbers)
  • Say “Now try that going backwards. Start at 13 and stop when you get to 8


If your child is consistently accurate, then extend the range in which the number sequences start and end – anywhere up to 100

2. Number before and after

Ask questions about which number comes before, or after a given number e.g -Can you tell me which number comes after 11? Which number comes before 20?

3. You will find a worksheet here which you may choose to print for your child to complete if you wish. If you don’t have access to a printer, you could write a number on a piece of paper and ask your child to write the number before (to the left) and the number after (to the right)

4. Play this number sequencing game

Other area


We are going to be starting our new RME topic of ‘World Religions’. We have previously looked at Hinduism for Diwali and Christianity for our Nativity.

Learning Intention:

I know what a belief and a religion are.

To understand some aspects of the Islamic Religion


Watch this short video and discuss it with an adult.


How can you make sure that we care for all creatures; from the smallest to the largest, for example feeding our pets.

How did the story make you feel?

I hope you have a lovely day and as always I am here if you have any questions. If there is anything you would prefer to discuss over the phone or by email please get in contact with the school admin account, I am here to support you with home learning.

Miss McGillivray x