Learning Together at Home 01.02.21

Monday 1st February 2021

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 Monday and Wednesday and the whole class session is on Friday. I am looking forward to seeing you later today!

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!


This week we are going to review the sounds that we have been working during these weeks: sh, ch, th, wh, ee, oo. 

It is important to gain confidence with these sounds. 


Learning Intention (What we are learning today): 

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound. 
  • I am learning to recognise vowel and consonant diagraphs. 
  • I am learning to segment, word -build and blend. 

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

  • I can identify that two sounds together make one sound 
  • I can read words that have the worked sounds  
  • I can write words that have the worked sounds  
  • I can identify words that contain the worked sounds  

Today our focus is sh and ch: 

You could watch these videos to refresh your memory: 





Choose one of these ideas: 

Beat the clock! 

Say as many words as you can with the sh /ch sound in 33 seconds 

Challenge: Could you write them without help? 

Jumbled words 

You could use magnetic letters, letters from our home learning sheet, muffin cases (as photo below). Say a word and your child has to make the word using the items above.


sh and ch 

Reading books 

You will find your book for today on your child’s e -learning journal. Please note that this week we will be reading fact books. These books might look easier than the previous ones but the purpose of using fact books this week is: 

  • To find information in a text to learn new things  
  • To show an awareness of a few features of fiction and non-fiction texts when using/choosing texts for particular purposes. 

Introduce the story and invite your child to relate to her/his own experience, tell/read the book and talk about it, encourage your child to re-tell you the book and talk carefully about the pictures. Please discuss with your child the difference between a fiction and a fact book. 

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. 

We’ve done this before, but it is something we should practise regularly. 

Here are a few examples to get you started, but you can decide your own start and stop numbers. Today I’d like to to focus on ‘bridging the tens’ so crossing through 20/30/40  in each example. Counting backwards through a 10 can be challenging for some. 

  • start at 18 and stop at 23, then do the same backwards 
  • start at 47 and stop at 52 
  • start at 25 and stop at 32 
  • start at 67 and stop at 73 

Learning intention 

To develop knowledge of numbers and number sequences 1- 100 

Success criteria 

I can recognise decade numbers 

I can order decade numbers 

I can say the number before and after each decade number. 

First, watch and join in with this video 

And now, watch this video… 

…and then try some of the activities from the video with an adult 

On small squares of paper, write all the decade number from 10 – 100 

Muddle them up, then ask your child to place them in the right order. 

You could time this, then challenge them to do it again and beat their own time, or, as in my video ‘steal’ a number and ask them to identify which number is missing. 

Now choose one decade card, remove it from the row, and ask 

“Which number is this?” ( e.g. 50) 


“If I was counting in ones, which number would come after 50 ( 51), and which number would come before 50 ( 49) 

Repeat with one or two other cards. 

n.b. If your child finds this tricky, start with decades to 30 only, then increase the level of challenge when they are ready for it, 

Out and about – how many decade numbers can you spot ( door numbers, buses, car number plates etc)  


Outdoor Learning: Today’s Key Task

Nature Scavenger Hunt Bingo 

Your task is to go on a walk around in your local environment and see how many of the boxes you can tick off. See document below. See if you can get a full row or if you can tick off everything!  

Take a photo of each thing you find and, if you would like to, share them with us on the Learning Journals!  

Have fun!  


Have a lovely day!