Learning Together at Home 19.01.21

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Good Morning P1L,

I hope you had a lovely day of learning yesterday! It was great to see so many of you in our small group sessions.

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 Activities 


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, world-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 (two 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

Please revise the th sound from yesterday. Also continue to work on all the sounds worked so far and make words. Ask your child to make words and read them. 

Th sound games: 

Here are some examples:  

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

Use the words above to make flash cards! 

Here are 2 more games for you to play to practise these sounds. These games can be played with 1 child and an adult at home 

Please have a look at the Alphablocks website it is great! 



Letters a and o.  

Look at the video below. You can use a white board or a paper. It is useful for the children to have lines, so they have a reference and they can do all the letters the same size. 

Look carefully.  

  • We always start where the dot is, we go from the low left corner of the square to the top right corner of the square. 
  • We use the lines on the paper to help us to follow. 
  • o: we go from the low left corner of the square to the middle if the top of the next square we go round anti clockwise all the way the top again. Squares. 


Tricky words this week are: be and she. Please practise spelling and reading these words.  

  •  To practise recognising these words make tricky word flash cards and test each other on reading them!  



Focus: comprehension 

Today try to read the reading book without support. Take your time, it doesn’t matter if there are words that you find tricky and adult will be able to support you. 

After reading the book use your ‘Reading Caterpillar’ (given at school):  

Ask an adult to make up a question from each colour section for you to answer or you could make up questions for them to answer!  Remember the higher up the rocket you go, the more brain power you are using! 

Numeracy: Today’s Key Task
Learning intention 

  • To develop strategies including counting on and counting back 

Success criteria 

  • I can count the total number two screened collections 
  • I can count on from the largest number 

You will need 

  • 2 collections different small items such as counters, buttons, cheerios or raisins ( approx up to 20 each) of two types 
  • two pieces of paper to cover/screen the collections 

adult :Here are x cheerios. I’m going to cover them these counters with this piece of paper, 

Now here are y raisins. I’m going to cover them with this other piece of paper 

X and Y – how many altogether ?…. 

Would you like to check ? 

In this video example, the pupil counts from one to find the total , but we should aim to encourage a counting on strategy, where the largest number is retained in the head and the smaller number counted on,  

Repeat with different quantities under the screens, varying the level of difficulty as appropriate. 

Challenge. If you wish further challenge you can replace the first collection with a higher number card from yesterday’s activity and then screen a collection of items to add on. 

E.g – Under this piece of paper is a card saying 28, and under this one there are 6 raisins…. 

You may wish to try this fruit splat addition game. Choose your level of challenge. 


Today we would like you to think about different languages. Are there any languages other than English spoken in your family? Have you ever been on holiday to a country where people speak a different language to your own ? 

Watch this clip of some French children playing a game like hopscotch. Can you hear them counting to ten? 

  • Did you recognise some of these numbers already? 
  • Can you practise counting to 10 in French? 
  • Do you know how to count to 10 in any other languages?  
  • Can you guess what ‘Manqué’ means ? 

You can also hear the pronunciation of the numbers one at a time on this website 

Challenge:- Play a game of hopscotch and do all the counting in French ( or Spanish, or any other language other than English) 

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.