Learning Together at Home 25.01.20

Monday 25th January 2020

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

Welcome to another week of Learning Together at Home. I hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. We have another fun and exciting week worth of lessons for you!

Our small group sessions this week are on Tuesday and Wednesday and the whole class session is on Friday. I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

This week is a Scottish focus week because today is Robert Burn’s Day! What do you already know about Scotland? Have you visited anywhere else in Scotland before? Could you find Scotland on a map or globe? We hope you enjoy learning about Scotland! Attached below is some Early Level Resources which you can pick and choose from. These activities are an extension to everyday learning. Feel free to do all of them or none at all!

Here is this week’s weekly overview: *** marks the key tasks for each day.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Miss McGillivray

Today’s Learning

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!

It is important for us to make sure we exercise when we are not leaving the house as often! Have fun!


Burns Night

Today is Burns Night. Here are some activities about the Scottish celebration and Robert Burns.

Watch this video about Burns Night.


Literacy *** Today’s Key Task

Today’s Focus

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

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

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

Words: bee, seed, sheep, sheet, queen, jeep, tree, see, keep, deep, feet, wheel, leek, teeth.

Tricky words: are / they


Can you read these sentences?

  • Jack run to his chum
  •  He sat with him

ee sound ideas

Choose one of these ideas (what suits your child and your family):

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

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


Word hunt:

Place around the room or in the garden the words that we have been learning today (you could add previous sounds too) ask your child to look for them. Once they find them they need to read them or identify the sound that we are learning this week. See how many you can read and find. Practice this game during the week and see how you improve!


  • Easiest: Circle ee
  • Middle: Cut and match ee
  • Hardest: Crosswords ee

Reading books

You will find your book for today on your child’s e -learning journal.

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



Warm up your number brain by counting some short number sequences forwards and backwards within 100. 

Here are a few examples to get you started, but you can decide your own start and stop numbers. 

  • start at 16 and stop at 23 
  • start at 36 and stop at 45 
  • start at 25 and stop at 17 
  • start at 52 and stop at 46 

Learning intention 

To develop early multiplication and division strategies 

Success criteria 

I can create an equal share of a number of items 

Watch this video. 

Now try these examples yourself. 

You will need – a collection of small items, 5 containers ( e.g. plates/bowls/paper cake cases ) 

Count out 12 items. 

  • Take 3 plates.   
  • Share the items equally onto the three plates. 
  • How many on each plate? 
  • Now try sharing 16 items onto 4 plates 

(challenge –guess how many will be on each plate before you start) 

Some further examples could be… 

  • 15 onto 3 plates 
  • 15 onto 5 plates 
  • 20 onto 2 plates 
  • 20 onto 4 plates 

If you wish you could look at the following powerpoint for more examples of how to share things equally. 


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. 


  1. Below is a sorting game, where you need to organise the cards into one of the two groups. Does the object use batteries, or does it use an electrical plug? Can you investigate these objects in your own house? What do you notice? 
  2. With an adult’s help, use an electrical object which you may use daily, e.g. a kettle or toaster. Then, try to think of a way to complete the same task without using the electrical object. Was it possible? Did it take a lot more work? Can you imagine what life was like before electricity was invented? 


General Ideas

  • 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.