Learning Together at Home 5.2.21

Friday 5 February 2021

Good morning Lovely Lions!

I hope you’ve enjoyed another week of learning at home and are looking forward to being on holiday next week.

We have an assembly again today at 9.30.

Miss McGillivray and I are really looking forward to seeing you all later today at 11. We are looking forward to seeing you dressed up, if you would like to.

Later on today, there will be photos of this week’s learning posted on the blog.

Here is your learning for today.

Ms Leach



Dictation shchthwhee and oo 

As mentioned before your child might find this tricky but it is a fantastic way to see if your child understands the system behind reading and writing.  Your child will have to listen to the sounds within the spoken word, recall the letter/s that correspond with the sounds and then record them. This strategy helps children to understand that individual letters/sounds make up words and words, ‘with spaces’, go together to make a meaningful sentence. 

We will start with dictation of words that we have been working on this week as well as tricky words. If your child feels confident and you think is ready for a challenge you can do a sentence afterwards. 

Remember to always model: first with one word and later with one sentence. 


  • Adult: shed, ship, chop, such, moth, bath, which, whizz, keep, bee, foot, tool. 
  • Children:  wish, fish, chat, rich, thick, this, when, whip, eel, weep, hoof, loop. 


  • Adult:  Ben ran to the chip shop. 
  • Child:  Ted cut the chop.  

              Tom was at the tool shop. 

When doing a word

  • Say the word. 
  • Think aloud how many sounds you can hear in that word. 
  • Use your fingers to count the sounds. 
  • Think aloud again that some sounds are made by more than one letter (like the ones we have been learning this week). Sometimes two letters make one sound 
  • Write each letter/ sound and check if there are the same number of letters as sounds (it will not be the case with this week’s words). 
  • Check if you are right (sometimes it is okay to make mistakes so your child can correct them and to make them aware that it is okay to make mistakes). 

When doing a sentence

  1. Please model the first sentence to your child, highlighting the capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Point to each word as you read it aloud. 
  1. Explain that your child is now about to write a different sentence and then dictate (read aloud) the second sentence noted below. 
  1. Ask the child to repeat the sentence back to you to ensure they have heard it correctly. 
  1. Discuss how many words there are in the sentence, what the first word in the sentence is and remind them that the first word will have a capital letter. 
  1. Ask your child to write the word, vocalising each sound as they write it. 
  1. Remind them of finger spaces between the words. 

Repeat this process for each remaining word 

  1. Once they have written the whole sentence, ask them to read it back to you – pointing at each word as they read. 
  1. Ask the child what happened in the sentence and remind them to use a full stop at the end. 


Numeracy and Maths  

  • We are learning to keep our mental maths skills quick and accurate.  

Please choose another activity from this  


to support your learning of mental maths skills.   

This hit the button website is an excellent resource supporting a range of mental maths skills. Choose the level which provides appropriate pace and challenge for you.  

Building resilience – ‘keep connected’ 


Relationships are important for our health and wellbeing 

Listen the story ‘Invisible Boy’ by Trudi Ludwig. How did Brian feel in the story. Discuss times when your have felt alone or ‘invisible’.  What can you do to help someone you see who looks all alone? 

Discuss friends and friendships. Who are your friends. Why? What makes someone a good friend. Do we miss our friends just now, and how can we find ways to keep connected with them ? 

Ask your child to think about who is special to them or on their ‘back up team’. It may be someone they see regularly or not often, young or old and may even include a pet or a toy. It is important to identify who makes up the team of people they can go to for support when they are feeling low or need help. 

Download and complete this task… 



Have a lovely holiday!