Category Archives: P1 Home Learning

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning and how are you all  today ? Have a chat with your child about the day of the week , date, month and season.

9-9.30 Get up and go with Joe Wicks.

9.30 – 10.30 Tricky words workbook, find the page because or want, date and complete. Fill in missing letters in words, missing words in sentences and write own sentences using because  and want. Draw 4 little pictures to illustrate each sentence then re-read. Look at and read all green tricky words on the sheet in your blue bag. Write all the words out using felt tips.

11-11.20 Click on the link below to listen to the latest David Walliam’s story.

11.20- 12. 00 Writing -Write an imaginative story about The Easter Bunny. Make sure you describe what the Easter Bunny looks like and does and also describe where the Easter Bunny lives. Start by drawing a detailed picture of your bunny and where the bunny lives, then write your story. Sound out words, with support if needed, and remember capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end. Try to use describing words to make your story more interesting.

12-12.30 Read a book from Oxford Owls, if you have signed up, otherwise choose a storybook to read. Practise  ORT keywords from blue bag.

1.15-2.30  Numeracy. Count within 30 forwards and backwards, starting and finishing at different numbers.  Using your home made number cards, ask your child to identify each one – your child can order the numerals first forwards 0-30, then backwards 30-0. Play the missing number game – ask your child to close their eyes and remove a numeral. Can your child tell you which one is missing? Ask your child to skip count in 2s  to 30, pointing to each number as you count. Use the link below to access pictures which your child can  use positional language to travel across.

Challenge Cards Set 2  

I hope you have a great day together. Mrs Grainger

P1 Tuesday 31st March

Good Afternoon Everyone.

This is a weekly  Health and Well-being task, I hope everyone enjoys it and at the end of this item are some ideas for maths resources. Mrs Grainger

Have you wondered why we have to wash our hands so much?
Have you wondered where soap comes from?
I would like you to watch this episode of Come Outside. It’s all about Soap.
Remember, this is only a story and Aunt Mabel and Pippin don’t have to stay indoors like we do.
  • Draw a picture of the Soap factory. Remember to include the giant pots, the pipes and the fans that make the noodles. If you can’t view the video, you could draw a picture of Pippin the dog, or another animal, having a bath?
  • Then try to finish these sentences.

      We have to wash our hands because …

      When I have a bath I … 

Remember to keep washing your hands and looking after one another.

Oxford Owl is good for online maths resources, there is a link below. It has some print out worksheets and online activities. Another good resource is Topmarks

P1 – Tuesday 31st March

Good Morning. How is everyone today? Please have a chat with your child about the weather, day of the week, date, month and season.

9-9.30 Get up and at it with Joe Wicks .

9.30-10.30  Re-cap on the Story of Easter from last week and, using a tablet or similar device, open a document and write 2 or 3 sentences about Easter and insert a picture. Follow link below to listen to the story of Daisy and the Egg by Jane Simmons.

11-12.15 Numeracy- Using the number cards you made yesterday, mix them up and ask what each number is, then your child can order them from 0-30.  Verbally give your child some take away sums and they can use the number-line to count backwards, Ask your child to to point to the starting number and point to each number as they count backwards. Complete the counting back worksheet p58 (we will do the other side p59 tomorrow). Use the number -line at the top of the page to count back, Once complete, with numerals the correct way round, you can give your child more of a challenge with bigger numbers and they will have their own number line to count back with. If it is a nice day, your child can make their own number lines outside using chalk, starting with any number they would like.

1.15-2.30 Handwriting – As last week, the focus is on writing capital letters, remind your child the capital letter name and the lower case sound, 1 line for each letter and word, pay attention to letter size and formation when writing each word. N O P Q R S. November, October, Prestonpans, Rory, Sarah. Practise ORT keywords in blue bag –  choose 4 and write a sentence for each one , draw a little illustration for each one also. Follow the link below to create an account with ORT owls ebooks, if you haven’t already done so and choose an ORT owl book to read. It is a really fantastic website. Have fun reading . Mrs Grainger


Primary 1 – Monday 30th March

Good morning and how is everyone today ? Have a chat with your child about the weather, date, month and season.

9-9,30 Get up and at it with Joe Wicks. 9.30-10  Follow the link below to take part in The Wizard of Oz yoga.

10-10.30  Science Investigate how the distance travelled by a toy car is affected by the gradient of the slope and the surface of a ramp. Resources needed- a toy car, a ramp ( piece of wood or stiff cardboard), piece of carpet or material, chalk.Record the distance travelled using chalk by the car for 3 different gradients. What do you notice ? Keep the gradient constant this time but record the distance travelled using a smooth and a rough surface. What do you notice ?

11-12.15 Numeracy – Write some addition and subtraction sums into your child’s jotter to 10 and if your child needs more of a challenge to 20. Make sure  your child has access to counters. Make number cards 0 to 30, use bubble writing and felt tips to colour in. Order the numerals first forwards(0-30) and then backwards (30-0). Missing number game-ask your child to close their eyes and remove a numeral. Can your child tell you the one that is missing ?

1.15-2.45 Jolly Phonics alternatives booklet.  Practise  initial sound cards in blue bag. Show the ai card and explain there are other ways of writing the ai sound – ay and a-e. Write these words for your child to read – faint, play, made, paint, Sunday, cave, again, holiday, pancake, complain, crayons and lemonade. Complete worksheet in booklet reading and writing each word. Date and colour the little pictures. Follow link below to watch and listen to The Station Mouse which is read by the author.

This story was one from the Bookbug bag gifted by The Scottish Book Trust earlier in the year. Your child can find their own copy of the story, make their own mouse ears and then re-tell the story to you using the pictures.  Madeleine enjoyed this story as a mouse is her favourite animal.

P1 – Friday 27th March

Good Morning, how is everyone today?

9-9.30 Get up and at it with Joe Wicks ! This is a great way to get motivated in the morning. 9.30-10.30 Tricky words workbook, find the page  other or were, date and complete.  Fill in missing letters in words, missing words in sentences and write own sentences using other and were. Draw 4 little pictures to illustrate each sentence and re-read . Look at and read all  green tricky words on the sheet that should be in your blue bag (it was given out a  while ago, and don’t worry if you can’t find it)

11-11.20 Click on the link below to listen to the latest David Walliams story !

11.20-12.20  Using junk, build a toy that uses a force, e.g a puppet that pushes up. a mini football pitch that has a ball to kick with finger, or a toy that pulls with a string.

I hope everyone made their bed this morning and put their dirty clothes in the washing basket. Ruby and Madeleine are going to be busy this weekend tidying their rooms  –  – just in case anyone needs ideas to keep them busy at the weekend ! Thanks so much for all your support this week and for your helpful comments.                Mrs Grainger

P1 – Thursday 26th March

Good morning and how is everyone today ?

9-9.30  Join Joe Wicks for his daily workout. A great way to get motivated !    9.30-10.30 Read Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus. Draw yourself on a piece of paper and draw little pictures of things that you are worried or scared of. Then draw ways that you can be resilient. Link to Dave the Dog

11-12.15 Writing- Last week, we  read a book on monsters and we used our imagination to create our own. We drew a detailed picture of our monster and described what they looked and felt like. We also wrote about what our monsters like to do. This week your task is to draw your monster and  create a setting for your monster to live in. eg a castle, ballroom cave, woods.Then write your story. Everyone can sound out their  words  with support. Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end, also try and use interesting words to describe your settings, eg dark, beautiful, cold.

1.15-2.30 Number- count to 30 forwards and backwards. Then call out random numbers 1-30  (or beyond if your child needs more challenge) for your child to write down on a whiteboard or piece of paper, make sure digits are the right way round. Mapping -The children can make a map of a park, which will include the gate, swings, roundabout, flying fox, climbing frame and slide, use your little picture of yourself from yesterday, call out positional language so your child can move themselves, small steps at a time- forward. backwards, sideways, right, left to different parts of the park.  Have fun with a dice- roll a dice , get a 5 e.g clap 5 times, do 5 star-jumps, jump 5 times.

Choose a book to read together, discuss what is happening in each picture. Mrs Grainger

Primary 1 Wednesday 25th March

Good Morning and how is everyone today?

9 -9.30 Start your day with the Joe Wicks workout!  9.30-10-30   Art -Collect natural materials from your garden, use them to print with, or take rubbings from them. You could also do some lovely line drawings using just a pencil.

11-11.30 Jolly Phonics Words and Sentences Booklet – Find the page with the picture of the park at the top. talk about what is happening in the picture. Ask your child to read each sentence and both words, your child can choose the correct word to complete the sentence. Your child should colour the picture and read all 6 sentences to you when finished.Don’t forget the date.

11.30-12.15 Reading -choose a favourite book to read, look for familiar words and use learned skills to de-code words. I am sorry that i couldn’t send reading books home but we just didn’t have enough for everyone. I have, however worked in a school that only used story books (real books) to read and the children managed well. Listen to David Walliams reading The Terrible Triplets on youtube if you have access to a tablet.

1.15-2.30 Maths – mapping- Set out an obstacle course in the garden with your child and use positional language such as forwards,  backwards, sideways, right and left to guide them round safely eg forward 1 step. Then your child can draw a map of the ground floor of their house and make a little picture of themselves. Use positional language to move the picture throughout the map, going into different rooms.  Eg 3 steps forwards, 2 steps sideways, 3 steps forwards reaches the kitchen.

I do hope everyone is remembering to make their beds and put their dirty washing in the washing basket 🙂 Mrs Grainger

P1 Home Learning – Health and Well-being Task

Home Learning – Primary 1: March 24th 2020

This is a weekly task.

I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others.HWB 0-05a 

I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 0-07a 


I know that some of you will be missing your friends because school is closed. I know I miss all the teachers! This week I would like you to think about your friends in Primary 1.


Frog and Toad are the Best of Friends. Sometimes Toad is grumpy, but Toad always tries to cheer him up. You can watch some of the things they like to do here.

Frog and Toad tell each other stories, they help each other find things they have lost, they do fun things together and they ask each other how they are feeling. It is always important to think of others feelings and take care of one another.

Your Tasks

Draw a picture of you and your best friend. Draw or write about all the special things you do with them.

Tell the people at home about how you feel. Are you going to miss your friends? Ask them how they are feeling too.  Also ask them if there is anything you can do to help.

It is really important that we take care of one another every day. 

P1 Tuesday 24th March

Unfortunately, it was not possible to give children enough books to take home that would cover the time that we are likely to be off. You might like to look at these websites for reading material for you to share with your child:

Good Morning and how is everyone today?

Kick start your day with Joe Wicks, Madeleine and Ruby had fun taking part in his workout yesterday. Read The story of Easter with your child (if you have the story)or watch the short film on BBC Teach_ Ks1 The Christian Story of Easter-you tube. Draw key pictures to re-tell the story.

If you have an i pad or tablet, log into  and find the blast off number game, the children can play find a number and count on and back with numbers they can cope with.

Complete the cut and stick number order worksheet. Make a hopscotch grid outside starting at 10-20 then try 20-30. Write some addition and subtraction sums to 10 into your child’s maths jotter, for them to complete, this can be extended to 20 if more challenge is needed. Give your child access to counters.

Handwriting- form these capital letters and words  with care in your jotters-1 line for each letter and then 1 line for each word, leaving a finger space. Tell your child the capital letter name and the lower case sound. J K L M, Josh. Kate, Lukas. Mairi. The children like this activity and their letters are normally beautiful.

Practice ORT keywords.then read a book together. Real books are a great way to learn to read. The children can read some known words and use their reading skills to de-code words.

Mrs Grainger

Primary 1 Monday 23rd March


Start the day with a PE workout session with Joe Wicks

Investigate any toys that you have that use pushing/pulling forces, then think of actions you use round the house and draw 6 pictures eg push door to close.

Write in the missing numbers up to 20 in the number sequence worksheet,making sure numerals are formed the right way .Use chalk outside and make own number line to 30, make sure you start at 0 and go forwards and then start at 30 and go backwards. Play a number track game like snakes and ladders.

Jolly  Phonics alternatives booklet – soft g- find the page with the giant vegetables, ask children if they can hear a j sound in both words. Explain that the j in the words giant and vegetable is not written with a j but with a g. Explain when you see the letter g followed by e, .i or y you usually say a j sound. Write down the words below and ask your child to read and then write each one on the correct vegetable. They could also draw a little picture beside each word.

Giant, cabbage,,giraffe,energy,gentle and fringe.

Enjoy reading a couple of stories together.

Mrs Grainger