Learning together at home. Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good morning Tigers!

We hope you enjoyed the activities we suggested for you yesterday! Please there is no need to do it all there are general ideas if you want to try something else but there is no an expectation to do it all.

As we said do what it suits you and your family. We hope you find it helpful. Please ask any questions you need to ask (email via school admin account:admin@buckstone.edin.sch.uk ), we are here to help!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!



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 suing squared paper


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


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 ( reading book that it was on your learning journal yesterday) to an adult. Afterwards retell the story without reading, you could also draw picture about your book.

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:








  1. Saying short number word sequences (forwards and backwards)
  2. Say “count forwards starting from 9 and stopping at 16
  3. Repeat with different starting and stopping points ( sequences of approx 6-9 numbers)
  4. 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

  • 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?

  • You will find a worksheet below 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)
  • 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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the%20islamic-story-of%20the-prophets-and-the-ants-and-the-crying-camel/z4vprj6

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?


Every day Coach Gomez will be doing a live workout for children. Do you want to give it a go?

We hope you have a wonderful day!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro