Learning Together at Home P1 Tigers Friday 11th June

Good morning Tigers! Today is Friday!

We are sure you all are looking forward to the weekend.

Remember that today we will meet at 9.30 at assembly therefore no class meeting today.

As Mrs Cross promised here you have a lovely video of the release of the butterflies. We hope you enjoy it!

Here is the today’s learning:




This is a 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: milk, melt, yelp, would

Child: silk, belt, kilt, should


Adult: My quilt is made of felt.

Child: I could help you with your kilt.

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).

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 is okay to make mistakes so your child can correct them and to make them aware that is okay to make mistakes).

When doing a sentence:

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.

Explain that your child is now about to write a different sentence and then dictate (read aloud) the second sentence noted below.

Ask the child to repeat the sentence back to you to ensure they have heard it correctly.

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.

Ask your child to write the word, vocalising each sound as they write it.

Remind them of finger spaces between the words.

Repeat this process for each remaining word

Once they have written the whole sentence, ask them to read it back to you – pointing at each word as they read.

Ask the child what happened in the sentence and remind them to use a full stop at the end.

At school we at the end of this process we give the children the words and they mark their own work: green for great (tick) and pink for think (write the word correctly in pink). You could try this at home too.

  • Now that you have your words and sentence, can you practice writing them using cursive?


As we did previously in online learning, Friday numeracy activities will be designed to reinforce our numerical fluency – counting on and back, quick addition/subtraction, understanding of doubles and number pairs/ bonds.

This gives ideas of how you can sharpen up your mental maths skills. Remember, that these are only suggestions, and you can extend/restrict the range of number to work at a level which suits your child.

  • count backwards within 30, starting and stopping at different points.
  • ask an adult to test you on your number bonds totalling ten ( 6 and what makes ten, 3 and what makes ten…..etc) If you are secure in your knowledge of these, then work on your number bonds totalling twenty
  • ask an adult to give you some addition sums where the addend is any number up to ten (orally, not written). How quickly can you find the answer and which strategy did you use to work it out ?
  • Do you know your doubles facts up to double 6? If so, please learn the doubles up to double 12.

Also, here are some links to online maths games which you can use should you wish, most are ones we have used before.

Hit The Button

Useful for practising doubles, number bonds and halves

Robot More or Less

Addition and subtraction – choose your own number range

Helicopter rescue

Becoming familiar with numbers up to 100

Other area

In the story of Polly Jean, all the animals had their own special pyjamas. Can you remember which patterns each animal had on their pyjamas.

Today, we would like you do design a pair of pyjamas for yourself. You can either create a design that tells us something about you ( for example if you really love your pet hamster, you could put hamsters on your design) or you just draw some pyjamas that you already have and love!

Have fun designing your jammies.


Have a Fabulous Friday and a Wonderful weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro