Learning Together at Home 18.01.21

Monday 18th January 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

Welcome back to another week of Learning together at home. I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We appreciate that everyone is learning at home under different circumstances, and we would like to emphasise that there is no need to complete every task set, or visit every suggested website. Please only do what is manageable for your personal circumstances. 

We would ask that, if nothing else, all children access the phonics powerpoints and literacy activities posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

In addition, we will mark one task each day with *** which would be our recommended priority task for that day. You can see this on the weekly overview.

I am looking forward to our meetings today. Please see email for your allocated group time and link to join. Today we are going to be looking at our reading books, there is no need to look at this before or have them available during as I will share my screen with the book on it.

Here is the weekly overview:

In school P1 pupils spend a large part of their day in play. This easy to read document published by the Play Scotland organisation gives an excellent overview of the importance and value of play, alongside some practical ideas of how to support a play based curriculum at home. We hope you find this helpful.

I hope you have a lovely day,

Miss McGillivray

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:

Start your morning with some Joe Wicks!

Literacy – Today’s Key Task

Today’s Focus

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound.
  • I am learning to recognise the diagraph th
  • I am learning to segment, word -build and blend using th

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

  • I can identify that t and h together make the sound th (2 letters make one sound)
  • I can read words that have the sound th
  • I can write words that have the sound th
  • I can identify words that contain the sound th

Introduce the sound th. We have attached a PowerPoint with the same format that the one we use in the class.

th sound ideas

Find the sound hunt:

Why don’t you try this game or a similar one at home? I saw it online and I though it was a fun idea for the children:

Put pieces of papers around the house or in a wall with all the sounds we have worked on and ask your child to shoot with a nerf gun to a given sound or if you don’t have one just touch it as quick as you want. You could also ask them to make a given word touching all the sounds in order that they need to build a word, e.g. say ‘bath they have to find ‘b’, ‘a’, ‘th’ in that order.

Words: thick, bath, path, moth, that, then, this, Beth, Cath, with

Spelling tennis

Write the words with the th sound (for challenge ask your child to write them on her/his own) put the words upside down. Pick a random word. Ask your child to read it. Start spelling it you say a sound, your child says the next, you say the next…They can play this game with an older sibling or even online with a relative to show how good they are!

Tricky words: be and she

Challenge: Could you read these sentences?

  • I chop the log.
  • I put it in the shed.
  • Dad is a rich man.
  • He has cash in his bag.

Be Geraldine! Look for things in the house that have the sound th and take a photo and post it on your learning journal.

Challenge: Could you sound them out and write them without help?

Reading books

On a Monday we introduce our reading books. We look at the book cover and we discuss it: we make predictions about what the books is going to be about, then we read the tittle and we talk about things that we know about it or times when we have been in a similar situation. 

Introduce the story and invite your child to relate to her/his own experience, tell/read the story and talk about it, encourage your child to re-tell you the story and talk carefully about the pictures.

Look for any words that are new for your child, discuss the meaning and think together about words that have the same meaning (synonym).


Learning intention 

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of numerals in the range 1-100 

Success criteria 

  • I can recognise and name 2 digit numbers 
  • I can order 2 digit numerals from smallest to largest 


adult: Place out 4 number cards in the range 1-30 (e.g. 9, 14, 23, 24 ) randomly arranged 

child: Puts the cards in order from smallest to largest, then says each number in turn as they point to them. 

Challenge Increase the range 1- 40, 40 – 100, 1- 100 

You can write the numbers on post-its or simply cut some small squares of paper, however, should you wish to print a set of number cards you can find some here. 


Play this fun  coconut ordering game for further practise 

Written challenge:

There is also a written worksheet here for you to print if you wish 


Topic: Electricity

Learning Intention (What am I Learning) 

  • I am learning about electrical objects which I use daily.  

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

  • I can talk about what electricity is. 
  • I can look for electrical objects in my own environment. 
  • I know the difference between battery powered and electric socket powered objects. 


  • Talk to an adult about what you learned last week.  
  • What is electricity? 


  • Count as many objects in your house as you can which need electricity to work properly. Does it use a battery or an electric socket? 
  • Write the number of objects you counted on a piece of paper. How many need a battery? How many need plugged into a socket? 
  • Draw your favourite thing which you have found.  

Optional Extension Tasks: 

  • Watch this video all about electricity: 

P.E – Today’s Key Task

Please choose one or two activities from the P.E grid.

Further suggestions and learning links 

Here you will find some additional links and ideas for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths activities should you wish to use them. 


  • To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:


  • This game is good for tricky words:


  • You could use this game to make and read sentences:


You don’t need a computer to do this game: write words that we have worked on and tricky words (some with capital at the beginning) and full stops. Ask your child to make sentences with them.


Warm up your counting forward and backward skills by playing this game. You, or your adult, can choose the starting number and whether you are counting forwards or backwards by adjusting the yellow sliders in the screen.