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Learning Together at Home 26.01.20

Tuesday 26th January 2020

Small Group Sessions: Group 1 – 10:00-10:30. Group 2 – 11:00-11:30

This week is a Scottish focus week for 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!

I hope you have a lovely day! Looking forward to meeting with you later.

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! Choose a fun Cosmic Yoga to do on Youtube.

Literacy:

Scottish week highlight: 

Listen to the Gruffalo in Scots 

First listen to the Gruffalo story 

And then to the Gruffalo in Scots  

What is  the difference? 

Can you understand all the words on the second video? Which words are the same and which ones are different? Could you make a list? 

Do you think you could give it a go at describing the Gruffalo using some Scottish words? Here is a list for the adult working with you to help you. 

Sounds 

Learning Intention (What we are learning today): 

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound. 
  • I am learning to recognise the diagraph ee 
  • I am learning to segment, word -build and blend using ee 

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

  • I can identify that t and h together make the sound ee (two letters make one sound) 
  • I can read words that have the sound ee 
  • I can write words that have the sound ee 
  • I can identify words that contain the sound ee 

Please revise the ee sound from yesterday. Also continue to work on all the sounds worked so far and make words. Ask your child to make words and read them.

This week’s tricky words are: are / they. Please practise spelling and reading these words by making tricky word flash cards.

 I have linked below powerpoints to Block 1 and Block 2 tricky words. I have also linked a blank word wall where your child could write either ‘ee’ words or their tricky words creatively and colourfully onto the wall.

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/P1Lionsandtigers

Handwriting

Letters r and b (for Robert Burns!)  

Look at the video below. You can use a white board or a paper. It is useful for the children to have lines, so they have a reference and they can do all the letters the same size. 

Look carefully.  

  • We always start where the dot is, we go from the low left corner of the square to the top right corner of the square. 
  • We use the lines on the paper to help us to follow. 

Video:

https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html

Reading 

Today try to read the reading book without support. Take your time, it doesn’t matter if there are words that you find tricky and adult will be able to support you. 

If you want you could design a new front cover for your book: remember to include the title and author’s name.        

Maths/Numeracy  

Introduction 

Today’s number brain warm up is to do some number bond to ten practice.  

Ask an adult to say any number from 0-10, How quickly can you reply with the partner number?  (e.g., adult says 6, child quickly answers 4) 

If your child is consistently quick and accurate with pairs to ten, you can try pairs to 20, 

Learning intention 

To develop strategies including counting on and counting back 

Success criteria 

I can identify a ‘missing addend’ 

Watch this video. 

Now ask an adult to give you some more examples.  

Remember always to explain to your grown up how you worked out the answer.  

You and your adult together can choose the level of challenge. 

You will need – a collection of two different types of small items. 

 A piece of paper or card to screen the items. 

Can you use this skill in an every day situation ? 

e.g. There are 4 forks on the table, but 6 people are having tea. How many more forks will I need to get? 

RME: World Religions 

Learning Intention: 

I know what a belief and a religion are.  

To understand some aspects of the Islamic Religion and to discuss what they believe with an adult. 

Success Criteria: 

  • I can listen to an Islamic story and discuss what Muslims’ believe. 
  • I can share my thoughts about aspects within the story.  
  • I can be creative and use my imagination to bring the story I have heard to life. 

Activities:  

Starter – Discuss with your child what they remember about the story. If you wish to watch the story again, here is the link:  

‘The Islamic Story of the Prophets and the Ants and the Crying Camel.’ Please watch the video linked below: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the%20islamic-story-of%20the-prophets-and-the-ants-and-the-crying-camel/z4vprj6

Task: Create a bug hotel.  

The story is about caring for all creatures, no matter how small. Show how we can take care of the smallest creatures on the planet by creating a bug hotel. For example, a ladybug sleeping in a soft, cosy bed or a butterfly cooking yummy food. Be creative and draw/paint/build with your imagination!  

Extra Challenge – Write a few sentences, telling me what you have drawn to make sure all the bugs in your hotel are cared for. 

General Ideas

  • To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRepeater/index.html

  • This game is good for tricky words:

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • You could use this game to make and read sentences:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/sentenceSub/index.html

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.

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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!

L

Burns Night

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

Watch this video about Burns Night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16722720

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

Challenge:

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?

Game

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!

Worksheets

  • 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).

Maths/Numeracy  

Introduction 

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. 

making-equal-shares.Download 

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. 

Activity: 

  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? 

P.E

General Ideas

  • To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRepeater/index.html

  • This game is good for tricky words:

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • You could use this game to make and read sentences:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/sentenceSub/index.html

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.

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Learning Together at Home 21.01.21

Thursday 21st January 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you had lots of fun playing in the snow yesterday! Well done for all the lovely learning you have done so far!

Here is today’s learning:

Have an amazing day!

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:

Start your morning with some Cosmic Yoga!

Literacy

Please revise this week’s sounds: th and wh

Activity

Can you write five words with the sound th and five with the sound wh?

Challenge:

Write a sentence using one of those words.

Today’s Focus

Writing: Today’s Key Task

This is also this weeks marked piece of work. If possible upload a picture to the learning journals as a parent contribution. So that I can give you detailed feedback! Do not worry if you cannot complete it today!

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 Mum.

First talk to an adult about your mum: Think about what you would like us to know about your mum (we will be your audience). Think about what she looks like, what does she like doing, what do you like about your mummy (we are sure there are lots of things that you like about your mummy!

Draw a detailed picture (black pen drawing if you have one), think about her hair, her eyes, her hands, her clothes, etc. We would love to see a picture of your mum (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 mum is …  Tell me everything you can about it: She is… Then tell me what you like about her: I like …because…. Can you write her 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.

Reading

Read your reading book to an adult independently.

Book Review:

Please tell an adult what you did/did not like about the story and why.

Maths:

Money: Making 5p/10p  

Today we are going to be continuing our learning of money. I hope you had fun learning the different values of coins! Today we are going to revise what we learned yesterday and learn how to make 5p using different coins. If you have real money or toy money this would be helpful for today’s learning as this topic is most engaging and beneficial when using hands on resources. Otherwise, you could create coins with the different values on paper. 

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 make 5p using different coins. 

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

  • I can recognise coins to £2.  
  • I can make 5p using 1p and 2p coins. 
  • I can use visual tools to help me when making values. 

Starter/Revision:  

Revise yesterday’s learning by playing this game on the powerpoint attached below.  

Can you remember the values of each coin? 

Extra Challenge – what coin is bigger than the one in the picture? 

Teaching Input: 

Today we are going to be learning how to make 5p using different coins. Watch this video of Miss McGillivray showing you different ways to make 5p. 

Activities:  

  1. Go on Sumdog and complete today’s challenge:  
  1. Play this game on topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game 
  1. Practice making 5p in different ways – how many ways can you think of? 

General Ideas:  

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? 

STEM

Have you ever seen dancing raisin?  

Follow this link for more information and give it a go if you fancy.  

All you need is fizzy/soda water or clear fizzy lemonade, a glass and a few fresh raisins. 

  1. Fill a glass with soda. 
  1. You are going to drop the raisins one at a time into the fizz. Discuss what you think will happen. This is called predicting. 
  1. Drop raisins into the glass. What happens? Do they sink or float? 
  1. Then sit and watch what happens. You may need to be patient. It can take a minute or two for them to start moving. 
  1. Were the results of your experiment what you predicted? 

Tip: You will need to separate the raisins first.  

Further suggestions and learning links 

Here you will find some additional links and ideas for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths activities should you wish to use them. 

Literacy

These are ideas to try out throughout the week if you are looking for more ideas:

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words.
  • CVC game: read the word using your knowledge of the initial sounds, blend the sounds together and click on the picture that matches the word. Play this game without the sound encouraging your child to sound the words out independently. 

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf

  • These lessons from bitesize could be useful if you want to explore consonants and vowels to secure the learning done previously at school:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsnq4xs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjyhcw

Websites that you can use for blending and making words:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

Numeracy

Warm up your counting forward and backward skills by playing this game. You, or your adult, can choose the starting number and whether you are counting forwards or backwards by adjusting the yellow sliders in the screen. 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/index.html

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Learning Together at Home 20.01.21

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I am looking forward to meeting with you today. I am going to introduce the new sound to you.

Here is today’s learning:

Have an amazing day!

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:

Start your morning with some Cosmic Yoga!

Literacy Activities 

Sounds 

Learning Intention (What we are learning today): 

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound. 
  • I am learning to recognise the diagraph wh 
  • I am learning to segment, world-build and blend using wh

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

• I can identify that w and h together make the sound wh (two letters make one sound)
• I can read words that have the sound wh
• I can write words that have the sound wh
• I can identify words that contain the sound wh

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

Wh sound ideas

Words: when, whip, which, whim, whizz

Tricky words: be and she

Challenge: Could you read these sentences?

  • Zak put on the wig.
  • It did not fit him.

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

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

Activities

Wh spotter

Use this worksheet and she how many words you can find with the wh sound. Remember that you don’t have to print this: you can point at the words at the screen.

You can also try to write wh and read the words wh worksheet.

Beat the clock

Write as many  wh words as you can in 33 seconds.

Reading books

Read the book on your own.

Use your ‘Caterpillar Rocket’.

Ask an adult to make up a question from each colour section for you to answer or you could make up questions for them to answer!  Remember the higher up the rocket you go, the more brain power you are using!

Maths: Today’s Key Task 

Money: Recognising Coins 

Today we are going to be learning all about money. We will be learning how to recognise coins and their values. If you have real money or toy money this would be helpful for today’s learning as this topic is most engaging and beneficial when using hands on resources. Otherwise, you could create coins with the different values on paper. 

Learning Intention: (What are we learning today) 

I am learning about money and the coins we use in Scotland. 

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

  • I can think of places where we use money to buy things. 
  • I can recognise coins to £2.  
  • I know that each coin has a different value.  
  • I can put the coins in value order from smallest to biggest. 
  • I know that not every number is represented by a coin. 

Teaching Input: 

Look at the powerpoint with an adult to learn all about coins and their values.  

Coin ordering strip can be downloaded here. If you don’t have a printer you could draw this on paper. 

Watch this video to learn more about coins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8F_g3MGtM 

Activities:  

  1. Go on Sumdog and complete today’s challenge: Recognising Coins  
  1. Coin detective worksheet – be a detective and use the colour key to help you colour each coin correctly.  
  1. Coin matching game

General Ideas:  

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? 

Art:

Learning Intention 

I am learning to explore my creativity by making a small model using a variety of materials. 

Success Criteria  

  • I can choose a concept and create it using different materials.  
  • I can problem solve to find ways to create my idea.  
  • I can use household objects to create a piece of art.  

Activity  

Find the egg box you have collected, or if you don’t have one, a different material e.g. cardboard box, toilet roll tube etc. Use this to create whatever you like, be creative and paint/colour it in and use other materials to help bring your creation to life.  

Ideas: 

  • A caterpillar  
  • A boat  
  • Mini turtles 
  • A bumble bee  
  • An Octopus 

Be creative and share your work on the learning journals. Here are some pictures of things you could make:

Further suggestions and learning links 

Here you will find some additional links and ideas for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths activities should you wish to use them. 

Literacy

  • To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRepeater/index.html

  • This game is good for tricky words:

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • You could use this game to make and read sentences:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/sentenceSub/index.html

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.

Numeracy

Warm up your counting forward and backward skills by playing this game. You, or your adult, can choose the starting number and whether you are counting forwards or backwards by adjusting the yellow sliders in the screen. 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/index.html

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Learning Together at Home 19.01.21

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Good Morning P1L,

I hope you had a lovely day of learning yesterday! It was great to see so many of you in our small group sessions.

I hope you have a lovely day,

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:

Start your morning with some Joe Wicks!

Literacy Activities 

Sounds 

Learning Intention (What we are learning today): 

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound. 
  • I am learning to recognise the diagraph th 
  • I am learning to segment, world-build and blend using th

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

• I can identify that t and h together make the sound th (two letters make one sound)
• I can read words that have the sound th
• I can write words that have the sound th
• I can identify words that contain the sound th

Please revise the th sound from yesterday. Also continue to work on all the sounds worked so far and make words. Ask your child to make words and read them. 

Th sound games: 

Here are some examples:  

Words: thick, bath, path, moth, that, then, this, Beth, Cath, with  

Use the words above to make flash cards! 

Here are 2 more games for you to play to practise these sounds. These games can be played with 1 child and an adult at home 

Please have a look at the Alphablocks website it is great! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Handwriting

Letters a and o.  

Look at the video below. You can use a white board or a paper. It is useful for the children to have lines, so they have a reference and they can do all the letters the same size. 

Look carefully.  

  • We always start where the dot is, we go from the low left corner of the square to the top right corner of the square. 
  • We use the lines on the paper to help us to follow. 
  • o: we go from the low left corner of the square to the middle if the top of the next square we go round anti clockwise all the way the top again. Squares. 

https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html

Tricky words this week are: be and she. Please practise spelling and reading these words.  

  •  To practise recognising these words make tricky word flash cards and test each other on reading them!  

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/P1Lionsandtigers

Reading 

Focus: comprehension 

Today try to read the reading book without support. Take your time, it doesn’t matter if there are words that you find tricky and adult will be able to support you. 

After reading the book use your ‘Reading Caterpillar’ (given at school):  

Ask an adult to make up a question from each colour section for you to answer or you could make up questions for them to answer!  Remember the higher up the rocket you go, the more brain power you are using! 

Numeracy: Today’s Key Task
Learning intention 

  • To develop strategies including counting on and counting back 

Success criteria 

  • I can count the total number two screened collections 
  • I can count on from the largest number 

You will need 

  • 2 collections different small items such as counters, buttons, cheerios or raisins ( approx up to 20 each) of two types 
  • two pieces of paper to cover/screen the collections 

adult :Here are x cheerios. I’m going to cover them these counters with this piece of paper, 

Now here are y raisins. I’m going to cover them with this other piece of paper 

X and Y – how many altogether ?…. 

Would you like to check ? 

In this video example, the pupil counts from one to find the total , but we should aim to encourage a counting on strategy, where the largest number is retained in the head and the smaller number counted on,  

Repeat with different quantities under the screens, varying the level of difficulty as appropriate. 

Challenge. If you wish further challenge you can replace the first collection with a higher number card from yesterday’s activity and then screen a collection of items to add on. 

E.g – Under this piece of paper is a card saying 28, and under this one there are 6 raisins…. 

You may wish to try this fruit splat addition game. Choose your level of challenge. 

French

Today we would like you to think about different languages. Are there any languages other than English spoken in your family? Have you ever been on holiday to a country where people speak a different language to your own ? 

Watch this clip of some French children playing a game like hopscotch. Can you hear them counting to ten? 

  • Did you recognise some of these numbers already? 
  • Can you practise counting to 10 in French? 
  • Do you know how to count to 10 in any other languages?  
  • Can you guess what ‘Manqué’ means ? 

You can also hear the pronunciation of the numbers one at a time on this website 

Challenge:- Play a game of hopscotch and do all the counting in French ( or Spanish, or any other language other than English) 

Further suggestions and learning links 

Here you will find some additional links and ideas for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths activities should you wish to use them. 

Literacy

  • To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRepeater/index.html

  • This game is good for tricky words:

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • You could use this game to make and read sentences:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/sentenceSub/index.html

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.

Numeracy

Warm up your counting forward and backward skills by playing this game. You, or your adult, can choose the starting number and whether you are counting forwards or backwards by adjusting the yellow sliders in the screen. 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/index.html

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Learning Together at Home 18.01.21

Monday 18th January 2021

Good Morning Lovely Lions,

Welcome back to another week of Learning together at home. I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We appreciate that everyone is learning at home under different circumstances, and we would like to emphasise that there is no need to complete every task set, or visit every suggested website. Please only do what is manageable for your personal circumstances. 

We would ask that, if nothing else, all children access the phonics powerpoints and literacy activities posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

In addition, we will mark one task each day with *** which would be our recommended priority task for that day. You can see this on the weekly overview.

I am looking forward to our meetings today. Please see email for your allocated group time and link to join. Today we are going to be looking at our reading books, there is no need to look at this before or have them available during as I will share my screen with the book on it.

Here is the weekly overview:

In school P1 pupils spend a large part of their day in play. This easy to read document published by the Play Scotland organisation gives an excellent overview of the importance and value of play, alongside some practical ideas of how to support a play based curriculum at home. We hope you find this helpful.

I hope you have a lovely day,

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:

Start your morning with some Joe Wicks!

Literacy – Today’s Key Task

Today’s Focus

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound.
  • I am learning to recognise the diagraph th
  • I am learning to segment, word -build and blend using th

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

  • I can identify that t and h together make the sound th (2 letters make one sound)
  • I can read words that have the sound th
  • I can write words that have the sound th
  • I can identify words that contain the sound th

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

th sound ideas

Find the sound hunt:

Why don’t you try this game or a similar one at home? I saw it online and I though it was a fun idea for the children:

Put pieces of papers around the house or in a wall with all the sounds we have worked on and ask your child to shoot with a nerf gun to a given sound or if you don’t have one just touch it as quick as you want. You could also ask them to make a given word touching all the sounds in order that they need to build a word, e.g. say ‘bath they have to find ‘b’, ‘a’, ‘th’ in that order.

Words: thick, bath, path, moth, that, then, this, Beth, Cath, with

Spelling tennis

Write the words with the th sound (for challenge ask your child to write them on her/his own) put the words upside down. Pick a random word. Ask your child to read it. Start spelling it you say a sound, your child says the next, you say the next…They can play this game with an older sibling or even online with a relative to show how good they are!

Tricky words: be and she

Challenge: Could you read these sentences?

  • I chop the log.
  • I put it in the shed.
  • Dad is a rich man.
  • He has cash in his bag.

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

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

Reading books

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

Numeracy

Learning intention 

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of numerals in the range 1-100 

Success criteria 

  • I can recognise and name 2 digit numbers 
  • I can order 2 digit numerals from smallest to largest 

Activity:

adult: Place out 4 number cards in the range 1-30 (e.g. 9, 14, 23, 24 ) randomly arranged 

child: Puts the cards in order from smallest to largest, then says each number in turn as they point to them. 

Challenge Increase the range 1- 40, 40 – 100, 1- 100 

You can write the numbers on post-its or simply cut some small squares of paper, however, should you wish to print a set of number cards you can find some here. 

printable-digit-cards-0-100Download 

Play this fun  coconut ordering game for further practise 

Written challenge:

There is also a written worksheet here for you to print if you wish 

ordering-2-digit-numbers-worksheetDownload 

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. 

Starter: 

  • Talk to an adult about what you learned last week.  
  • What is electricity? 

Activities: 

  • Count as many objects in your house as you can which need electricity to work properly. Does it use a battery or an electric socket? 
  • Write the number of objects you counted on a piece of paper. How many need a battery? How many need plugged into a socket? 
  • Draw your favourite thing which you have found.  

Optional Extension Tasks: 

  • Watch this video all about electricity: 

P.E – Today’s Key Task

Please choose one or two activities from the P.E grid.

Further suggestions and learning links 

Here you will find some additional links and ideas for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths activities should you wish to use them. 

Literacy

  • To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRepeater/index.html

  • This game is good for tricky words:

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • You could use this game to make and read sentences:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/sentenceSub/index.html

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.

Numeracy

Warm up your counting forward and backward skills by playing this game. You, or your adult, can choose the starting number and whether you are counting forwards or backwards by adjusting the yellow sliders in the screen. 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/index.html

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Learning Together at Home 15.01.21

Friday 15th January 2021

Good morning Lions and happy Friday!

While we are learning together at home I will be working with you on Fridays. It is lovely to be back with you and seeing all your learning. Miss McGillivray and I are looking forward to meeting with you all on Teams later.

We hope you enjoyed this week of learning and have found a routine which suits you and your family. We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your lovely work on the e-learning journals.

Next week we will be sharing with you key tasks to do each day, if you are finding the workload too much.

Please ensure you upload your highlight of the week on the Learning Journals by responding to our message.

Later today Miss McGillivray will post the usual reflective Friday post, if you do not wish for your child’s learning to be included in this, please contact the school admin account to let us know. You could share with us, either in the weekly highlight or attached to a picture of home learning a comment from your child. This could be a message to a friend in the class, a teacher or telling us something exciting you have done or learned this week. We will include these on the weekly reflection. We thought this would be a nice way to stay connected as a class and help your child still feel apart of our P1 community.

As always, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the learning for today!

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:

Start your morning with some cosmic yoga! I have attached a video which I thought you might enjoy, but you could search on YouTube for an episode you prefer!

Literacy

Dictation/Spelling

On a Friday in school we would normally do dictation on our focus sound/words of the week. This is when I read the words out to you and you try to spell them correctly in your jotters or on a white board.  

Today we would like you to work with your adult to do some dictation.

There will be 6 words using our focus sounds for this week, and also a short sentence using our tricky word(s) of the week,

You will need – a pencil and paper or a whiteboard and pen.

The adult should read the word, use the word in a sentence to give context, then repeat the word to be dictated –

e.g. “Please write the word shop. I went to the shop. Shop

If you wish to do some extra dictation practise using the block one tricky words we were learning in school you will find the tricky word lists on Spelling City  

Here are the dictation words and sentence for this week:-

shop                       chin

wish                         chop                                   

shed                        rich

I can go to the shop on the bus.

Numeracy and Maths

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

For maths on a Friday we would like you to choose one (or more) activities from this Mental Maths Grid to support your learning of mental maths skills.

friday-maths-grid-Download

There are also links to differentiated maths games to support a range of mental maths skills. Choose the level which provides appropriate pace and challenge for you.

Skills Development

There are lots of skills needed to become successful lifelong learners. We have put together a Skills Development Grid which can be found here .

practical-skills-activities-grid-1Download

It includes fun, practical and purposeful skills that will help you learn important life skills.

Please note the skills should be carried out with the support and supervision of an adult.

I hope you have a lovely day! As always, we are here to support you with anything.

Ms Leach

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Learning Together at Home 14.01.21

Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning Lions!

I hope you are having a good week and are enjoying learning at home! I am loving seeing what you are up to on the Learning Journals! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a lovely day!

Here is 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:

This morning you could watch Joe Wicks’ P.E lesson on YouTube or follow the link from yesterday’s workout.

Literacy

General Ideas

These are ideas to try out throughout the week if you are looking for more ideas:

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words.
  • These lessons from bitesize could be useful if you want to explore consonants and vowels to secure the learning done previously at school:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsnq4xs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjyhcw

Websites that you can use for blending and making words:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

Today’s Focus

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

I am learning to write a story about a memory I have.

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

  • I can use a black pen to add detail to my picture.
  • I can use sentences to assist me in bringing my story to life.

Activity:

For our writing focus today we will be talking about your family. Think about who is in your family and a story you could tell. Maybe this is something you have done together in lockdown, a funny thing that happened over the holidays, or a memory you have of a special day with your family.

  1. Draw the picture of your story first. If you have a black pen please only use that and remember to add lots of detail!
  2. Write a sentence describing what is happening in your story! For an extra challenge add the word ‘and’ or ‘because’ to your sentence to give more detail.

Reading books

Activity

Book Review:

After reading your book all week – it is time to review it!

  • What did you like/dislike about the book? Why?
  • What was your favourite part? Why?
  • Draw your favourite part of the book – write a sentence saying why this was your favourite part.

Maths

Teaching Input:

We are going to practice our adding skills which we have already learned how to do in school.

To start, ask your child what does ‘addition’ or ‘adding’ mean? What do they need to do/think about when ‘adding’?

Now that you have discussed what adding means, ask your child this sum, 4 + 2 = ? (four and two equals…)

  • Put the 4 in your head/on your fingers and add 2 more on.
  • You could make a number line, point to 4 and move up two jumps.

Try again with other numbers, for example, 5 + 3, 10 + 2, 5 + 7.

Select numbers appropriate for your child’s ability. For a challenge use numbers between 10-20, for example, 15 + 3, and for a harder challenge use numbers beyond 20, for example 35 + 3.

Activity:

Maths

Learning Intention:

I can revise my previous learning of subtraction and can take two numbers away from each other confidently.

Success Criteria:

  • To apply my knowledge of subtraction through solving sums.
  • To confidently take two numbers away from each other.
  • To recognise the numbers I need to subtract and use my fingers, number lines or other objects to help me take away.

Starter Task (optional)

Watch and join in with this subtraction video!

Teaching Input:

We are going to practice our subtraction skills which we have already learned how to do in school.

To start, ask your child what does ‘subtraction’ or ‘take away’ mean? What do they need to do/think about when ‘subtracting’?

Now that you have discussed what subtracting means, ask your child this sum, 10- 2 = ? (ten take away two equals…)

  • Put the 10 in your head/on your fingers and put 2 fingers down, what are you left with?
  • You could make a number line, point to 10 and move back two jumps.

Try again with other numbers, for example, 8 – 3, 6 – 2, 5 – 3.

Select numbers appropriate for your child’s ability. For a challenge use numbers between 10-20, for example, 20 – 3, and for a harder challenge use numbers beyond 20, for example 36 – 6.

Activity:

Subtraction Worksheets.

Below I have attached three differing levels of worksheets which focus on using their knowledge of number lines, number and subtracting. Choose the level of work appropriate for your child. Please only complete one worksheet, unless you would like an extra challenge.

Chili Challenge:

Mild – Subtracting within 10

Hot – Subtracting within 20 (choose the 1 or 3 star – don’t do both!)

Spicy – Subtracting within 30

Extension Tasks:

Play this game. Select number range, suitable for your child’s level and have fun learning!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-numberlines/

Numberblocks have created a short 10-minute episode about subtraction. Link below, watch for additional learning if you would like.

Other areas

STEM

STEM Activity

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Ice cubes investigation.

In advance – make some ice cubes in your freezer.

Take a few ice cubes and put each one on a separate plate/tray/dish. Place the dishes in a variety of safe locations around the house garden. Guess which one you think will melt the quickest and give a reason why you think that. Check the ice cubes regularly and observe what happens.

Do you think the weather is cold enough to make ice outside?

If you do, find a small pot ( remember to check with an adult which pot to use – something like a yoghurt pot from the recycling would be good)

Put some water in the pot and put it on an outside window ledge or somewhere safe in the garden. Leave for a few hours, ideally overnight, then check if has turned to ice.

Game

Each player is given an ice cube of a similar size. The object of the game is to be the first person to make your ice cube melt. You can be as creative as you like in finding a way to make your ice cube melt.

n.b. to avoid mess, the game is best played outdoors.

Have a lovely day! I look forward to seeing your learning on the Learning Journals later today! Please get in touch if you need anything.

Miss McGillivray

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Learning Together at Home 13.01.21

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Good morning Lions!

How are you all? I hope you are well!

We hope you are all helping at home and listening to the adults who are looking after you and, of course, playing loads!

Here is 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:

This morning you could watch Joe Wicks’ P.E lesson on YouTube or follow the link from yesterday’s workout.

Literacy

General Ideas

These are ideas to try out throughout the week if you are looking for more ideas:

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words.
  • CVC game: read the word using your knowledge of the initial sounds, blend the sounds together and click on the picture that matches the word. Play this game without the sound encouraging your child to sound the words out independently. 

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf

  • These lessons from bitesize could be useful if you want to explore consonants and vowels to secure the learning done previously at school:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsnq4xs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjyhcw

Websites that you can use for blending and making words:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

Today’s Focus

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

  • I am learning that two letters together make one sound.
  • I am learning to recognise the diagraph ch
  • I am learning to segment, word -build and blend using ch

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

  • I can identify that s and h together make the sound ch
  • I can read words that have the sound ch
  • I can write words that have the sound ch
  • I can identify words that contain the sound ch

Our second sound this week is ch. Powerpoint

Here is the power point introducing the sound sh.

  • Words that you can try to write: Chop, chat, chin, rich, much, such, chap, check.

You could watch Geraldine’s video here:

Please find attached the sound sheet for this week.

Tricky Word this week is go. We have attached the PDF with block 1 and 2 so your child can continue to practice these. Please work on reading and writing these words.

You can use this website with games to practice these tricky words.

Spelling City

Activity

Real or not real

Give your child a sample of words that contain the sound ch: chop, chap, chat, chick, tich, puch, etc. Some of them are real and some of them are not real words ask your child to sort them out in two piles real and not real words.

Reading books

Activity

Read the story backwards (from back to the front)

Use the words from the book to make the sentences of the book and as a challenge you could make new sentences.

Maths

Learning Intention:

I can revise my previous learning of addition and can add to numbers together confidently.

Success Criteria:

  • To apply my knowledge of addition in real world situations.
  • To confidently add two numbers together.
  • To recognise the numbers I need to add and use my fingers, number lines or other objects to help me count.

Starter Task (optional)

Watch and join in with this counting video!

Teaching Input:

We are going to practice our adding skills which we have already learned how to do in school.

To start, ask your child what does ‘addition’ or ‘adding’ mean? What do they need to do/think about when ‘adding’?

Now that you have discussed what adding means, ask your child this sum, 4 + 2 = ? (four and two equals…)

  • Put the 4 in your head/on your fingers and add 2 more on.
  • You could make a number line, point to 4 and move up two jumps.

Try again with other numbers, for example, 5 + 3, 10 + 2, 5 + 7.

Select numbers appropriate for your child’s ability. For a challenge use numbers between 10-20, for example, 15 + 3, and for a harder challenge use numbers beyond 20, for example 35 + 3.

Activity:

Addition Worksheets.

Below we have attached three differing levels of worksheets which focus on using their knowledge of number lines, counting and adding. Choose the level of work appropriate for your child. Please only complete one worksheet, unless you would like an extra challenge.

You don’t need to print these sheets, you can do it with objects and your child can find the number.

Chili Challenge:

Mild – Adding within 10

Hot – Adding within 20

Spicy – Adding within 30

Extension Task:

Play this game. Select number range, suitable for your child’s level and have fun learning!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

Other areas

PE

Choose an activity from the grid

Music

Learning intentions

I enjoy singing and playing along to music of different styles and cultures.

I have the freedom to use my voice, discover pitch  and rhythm.

Singing and playing singing games supports children’s learning and emotional development in a wide variety of ways , contributing to the development of skills such as

  • creativity
  • listening
  • speech and articulation
  • reasoning
  • special awareness
  • memory
  • co-ordination
  • language development
  • developing positive relationships
  • aerobic exercise
  • releasing endorphins
  • But most importantly, singing is fun!

We were disappointed when we were asked to stop singing together in school, but now we can sing as much as we wish at home!

Here is a short video, with a singing game that some of you may already know. Have fun playing this game at home, and always remember, singing is good for you.

And here is another song to sing along with and make you feel happy.

Have a lovely day! I look forward to seeing your learning on the Learning Journals later today! Please get in touch if you need anything.

Miss McGillivray