Learning Together at Home 21.01.21

Thursday 21st January 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you had lots of fun playing in the snow yesterday! Well done for all the lovely learning you have done so far!

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!


Please revise this week’s sounds: th and wh


Can you write five words with the sound th and five with the sound wh?


Write a sentence using one of those words.

Today’s Focus

Writing: Today’s Key Task

This is also this weeks marked piece of work. If possible upload a picture to the learning journals as a parent contribution. So that I can give you detailed feedback! Do not worry if you cannot complete it today!

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

  •  We are learning to write in sentences.

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

  • I can put capital letters in the right place.
  • I can use finger spaces.
  • I can use full stops.
  • I can sound out the words to try to write them.
  • I can write a sentence that makes sense.

Today you are going to write about your Mum.

First talk to an adult about your mum: Think about what you would like us to know about your mum (we will be your audience). Think about what she looks like, what does she like doing, what do you like about your mummy (we are sure there are lots of things that you like about your mummy!

Draw a detailed picture (black pen drawing if you have one), think about her hair, her eyes, her hands, her clothes, etc. We would love to see a picture of your mum (you could take a photo of your work and upload it on the e-learning journal once you have finished).

Now you can try to write a few sentences:

  • The adult who is helping you can write the sentences starters (written below in cursive) so you can copy them. However,  if you want a bit of a challenge try to sound out the words and write them without help (Adult, please don’t focus on correcting the spelling to start with if it is phonetically correct).
  • Sentence starters: Then start by:  My mum is …  Tell me everything you can about it: She is… Then tell me what you like about her: I like …because…. Can you write her name?
  • Your child should be able to write independently the worked tricky words (such as I, she, he, etc)

Non-negotiables (adult you could write a simple sentence and model it for your child):

  • Capital letter at the beginning of a sentence.
  • Full stop at the end of a sentence.
  • Finger spaces between words.

We would love to see your amazing writing.

Please write the title and date for your child and then chose from one of the following:

  • Easiest: Adult to scribe for you and you copy the sentence underneath.
  • Medium: Attempt to write independently with adult supporting with trickier words.
  • Trickiest: Write independently. Try to write at least 4 sentences.


Read your reading book to an adult independently.

Book Review:

Please tell an adult what you did/did not like about the story and why.


Money: Making 5p/10p  

Today we are going to be continuing our learning of money. I hope you had fun learning the different values of coins! Today we are going to revise what we learned yesterday and learn how to make 5p using different coins. 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 continuing to learn about money and the coins we use in Scotland. 

I am learning how to make 5p using different coins. 

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

  • I can recognise coins to £2.  
  • I can make 5p using 1p and 2p coins. 
  • I can use visual tools to help me when making values. 


Revise yesterday’s learning by playing this game on the powerpoint attached below.  

Can you remember the values of each coin? 

Extra Challenge – what coin is bigger than the one in the picture? 

Teaching Input: 

Today we are going to be learning how to make 5p using different coins. Watch this video of Miss McGillivray showing you different ways to make 5p. 


  1. Go on Sumdog and complete today’s challenge:  
  1. Play this game on topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game 
  1. Practice making 5p in different ways – how many ways can you think of? 

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? 


Have you ever seen dancing raisin?  

Follow this link for more information and give it a go if you fancy.  

All you need is fizzy/soda water or clear fizzy lemonade, a glass and a few fresh raisins. 

  1. Fill a glass with soda. 
  1. You are going to drop the raisins one at a time into the fizz. Discuss what you think will happen. This is called predicting. 
  1. Drop raisins into the glass. What happens? Do they sink or float? 
  1. Then sit and watch what happens. You may need to be patient. It can take a minute or two for them to start moving. 
  1. Were the results of your experiment what you predicted? 

Tip: You will need to separate the raisins first.  

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. 


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:







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.