Learning Together at Home 20.01.21

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I am looking forward to meeting with you today. I am going to introduce the new sound to you.

Here is today’s learning:

Have an amazing 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 Cosmic Yoga!

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 wh 
  • I am learning to segment, world-build and blend using wh

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

• I can identify that w and h together make the sound wh (two letters make one sound)
• I can read words that have the sound wh
• I can write words that have the sound wh
• I can identify words that contain the sound wh

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

Wh sound ideas

Words: when, whip, which, whim, whizz

Tricky words: be and she

Challenge: Could you read these sentences?

  • Zak put on the wig.
  • It did not fit him.

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

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


Wh spotter

Use this worksheet and she how many words you can find with the wh sound. Remember that you don’t have to print this: you can point at the words at the screen.

You can also try to write wh and read the words wh worksheet.

Beat the clock

Write as many  wh words as you can in 33 seconds.

Reading books

Read the book on your own.

Use your ‘Caterpillar Rocket’.

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!

Maths: Today’s Key Task 

Money: Recognising Coins 

Today we are going to be learning all about money. We will be learning how to recognise coins and their values. If you have real money or toy money this would be helpful for today’s learning as this topic is most engaging and beneficial when using hands on resources. Otherwise, you could create coins with the different values on paper. 

Learning Intention: (What are we learning today) 

I am learning about money and the coins we use in Scotland. 

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

  • I can think of places where we use money to buy things. 
  • I can recognise coins to £2.  
  • I know that each coin has a different value.  
  • I can put the coins in value order from smallest to biggest. 
  • I know that not every number is represented by a coin. 

Teaching Input: 

Look at the powerpoint with an adult to learn all about coins and their values.  

Coin ordering strip can be downloaded here. If you don’t have a printer you could draw this on paper. 

Watch this video to learn more about coins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8F_g3MGtM 


  1. Go on Sumdog and complete today’s challenge: Recognising Coins  
  1. Coin detective worksheet – be a detective and use the colour key to help you colour each coin correctly.  
  1. Coin matching game

General Ideas:  

Here are some further ideas of things you could do to continue the learning, if you would like to.  

  • Create a shop and be the shop keeper. Ask someone in your family to be the customer.  
  • Coin hunt – you could set up a treasure hunt around your house/garden looking for coins. When you find one, can you recognise the value? 
  • Continue to look for things the same size as your coin.  
  • Lower or Higher – show a random coin, can you name the coin next higher in value or next lower in value? 


Learning Intention 

I am learning to explore my creativity by making a small model using a variety of materials. 

Success Criteria  

  • I can choose a concept and create it using different materials.  
  • I can problem solve to find ways to create my idea.  
  • I can use household objects to create a piece of art.  


Find the egg box you have collected, or if you don’t have one, a different material e.g. cardboard box, toilet roll tube etc. Use this to create whatever you like, be creative and paint/colour it in and use other materials to help bring your creation to life.  


  • A caterpillar  
  • A boat  
  • Mini turtles 
  • A bumble bee  
  • An Octopus 

Be creative and share your work on the learning journals. Here are some pictures of things you could make:

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.