Learning Together at Home 28.01.21

Thursday 28th January 2021

Good Morning P1L,

I hope you are having a lovely week so far!

Here is today’s learning:

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:

This morning I am sharing with you one of our favourite things to do as a class. Brain Breaks! We use videos on YouTube from Go Noodle. Here is one of our favourites! If you want a fuller exercise video, you could do some Cosmic Yoga or Joe Wicks.


Scottish week 

Would you like to try to learn a Scottish Poem? 

This poem was written by JK Annand 


by JK Annand 

Ma mither says that we hae mice 
That open air-ticht tins 
And eat her chocolate biscuits 
And cakes and sic like things. 

Nae doot it is an awfy shame 
That mice should get the blame. 
It’s really me that ripes the tins 
When left alane at hame. 

But jings I get fair hungert 
And biscuits taste sae nice 
But dinnae tell ma mither 
For she thinks it’s the mice! 


Please revise this week’s sounds: ee and oo 


Can you write five words with the sound ee and five with the sound oo? 


Write a sentence using one of those words. 



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 someone else in your family. (Not Mummy – unless you didn’t do last week’s writing task) 

First talk to an adult about the person: Think about what you would like us to know about them (we will be your audience). Think about what they look like, what do they like doing, what do you like about them (we are sure there are lots of things that you like about this person!) 

Draw a detailed picture (you don’t have to colour it in, black pen drawing if you have one), think about their hair, their eyes, their hands, their clothes, etc. We would love to see a picture of them (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 brother/sister/dad is …  Tell me everything you can about it: He/she is… Then tell me what you like about them: I like …because…. Can you write their 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:  

Tell an adult: What did you like about this week’s reading book? What didn’t you like about your book and why? 

Maths 28.01.21 

Money: Adding Coins  

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 add coins together to find the price of something. 

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

  • I can recognise coins to £2.  
  • I can add two or more coins together to find the value of something. 
  • I can use visual tools to help me when adding coins together. 

Teaching Input: 

Today we are going to be learning how to add coins together. This can help us find out how much money you might have in total. You might want to find out how much money you have in a piggy bank or if you were shopping; if you have enough money to buy the toy you like? Learning to count our coins is a very important life long skill!  

Can you think of any other times you would maybe need to know how to count money? 

When we add coins it is very similar to when we add numbers together. For example, 2 + 1 is the same as adding 2p and 1p. However, it is important to know whether you are adding pounds or if you are adding pence. Today, we are only going to be adding up to 20p, so we are only working in pence.  

Use coins or paper replicas to help you. 

Start by adding a 2p and 1p together. Put two in your head and add one more on using your fingers, the coins or a number line to help you. 

Do as many of these further examples as you like: 

Now add 5p and 1p.  

Now add 10p and 1p. 

Now add 20p and 1p.  

Now add 5p and 2p.  

Now add 10p and 2p.  

Now add 20p and 2p. 

Now add 10p and 5p. 

Now add 20p and 5p. 

Challenge – If you would like a harder challenge try adding 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p onto 20p or 50p.  


  1. Go on Sumdog and complete today’s challenge. 
  1. Worksheet: How much do the ice-creams cost? Choose the level which you would like to complete! If you don’t have a printer – you could use coins to count the totals.  
  1. Play this money bingo game with your family! Have fun!  
  1. Play this game on topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money 

STEM Activity  – Today’s Key Task

Today we would like you to think about the word multi-tasking. Do you know what that means? 

It means doing two things at the same time. 

Do you think that is hard or easy? 

With an adult, watch this short video about multi tasking and the different ways our brain helps us to do task. In the film, the girl and her dad try some different combinations of tasks to see if their brain can cope.  

Perhaps you could conduct your own try some of the multitasking activities they show to see how easy, or hard, you find them. 

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. 


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?