Home Learning P1

P1 Home Learning (June)


We can’t believe it’s June already and almost the end of P1. We are missing you all and thinking of you every day. Hope you’re all well and staying safe at home with your families.

Thanks so much for all of your hard work at home so far. Here are some new ideas and activities for you to try.

We hope that you all have a great summer holiday and we’ll see you again in August!

Mrs McLeod-Kerr and Mrs Smart x



We have some suggestions of things that you can do to make sure you are ready for your new class. You should try to make sure that you are confident with all the skills you learned in P1.

  • Reading

Try to read every day so that you keep up your reading skills. You can read anything you enjoy – comics, information books, stories and e-books. You should also make sure that you can easily read all of the common words in your tubs.

Please continue to use www.oxfordowl.co.uk to find books to practise your reading skills.

Another good website you might like to try is https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html

This website has short, decodable comics that you can try reading while practising your phonics skills at the same time. We have covered all initial letter sounds (a to z) and sh, ch and th so look for comics that cover these sounds (Phase 2 comics and some of the Phase 3 ones).

You could even print off or draw your own comic template and try writing your own!


  • Phonics/Spelling

Make sure that you know all the sounds that are in your tubs and practise using them to write and read words – just like we used to do on your magnetic boards. See if somebody can help you using the method we taught you – e.g. Can you say ‘shirt’? Can you make it? (use your sound cards) Can you blend it? Can you read it? Can you write it?


  • Writing

You should be able to write a few sentences now and it will really help you next term if you keep practising your writing. You could:

  • Write a list of things you would like to do during the holidays.
  • Write a postcard to a friend.
  • Write clues for a treasure hunt.
  • Make a list of all the animals and birds you can spot in 30 minutes. Can you find out more about one of them?


  • Listening and Talking

Find out three facts about something which interests you. Practise a little talk and then present it to the rest of your family. Challenge someone else in your family to tell you three facts and see if you can listen and remember what they have told you.

Learn a joke and tell it to your family!

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  • Please continue to use Easimaths on GLOW if possible and practise your numeracy and maths skills using the suggestions we have already given you.
  • Try finding out about symmetry. An object is symmetrical when it looks exactly the same on both sides. A line of symmetry is an imaginary line that passes through the centre of an object and divides it into identical halves.


  • You could try making a pizza and arrange the toppings to make it symmetrical or use Lego to make a symmetrical picture!
  • These links will take you to websites with some fun symmetrical games and activities.





  • We also want you to try using positional and directional language. This is how you can use/give instructions and you will be able to see some examples of this language on the Tom Renwick sheet we gave you in your pack. It can be really fun learning this skill and there are games online which will help you practise.




  • You could also try making up your own directions for somebody else e.g. could you write out clues to find some ‘treasure’ from a starting point. (Take two steps forward, turn to the left, go forwards 5 steps etc.)
  • Maybe you could ask an adult to blindfold you and then follow their instructions around an obstacle course.
  • You could also work on numbers 11-20. Can you count forwards and backwards to and from 20? Can you count out the correct number of objects? Do you recognise all the numbers up to 20? Can you put numbers to 20 in the correct order? Can you find the number before, the number after and missing numbers in a sequence within 20? Can you write numbers up to 20?
  • Try writing all the numbers from 0 to 20 on individual pieces of paper and make your own number line. You can use this to help you with the ideas above.
  • These games will also help you practise numbers to 20.





Other Curricular Areas

Please see the weekly posts on our school website for details on lots of different activities taking place online.

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Try creating your own Sports Day at home. Please click on the following link to find some ideas. If you can, please email us some photos or a video of you trying the activities. Have fun!

P1 Virtual Sports Day Activities Grid


This link will take you to lots of fun ideas and activities to keep you busy and creative at home.

Fun at home ideas P1-P3


Remember you can email us anytime – it’s always lovely to hear from you!



P1 Home Learning (May – June)

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We hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely sunny weather we have had recently. We have some new suggestions for learning at home over the next few weeks. We would also love to hear from you so please send us an email and tell us what you have been doing!


  • Reading

In our last learning post we suggested that a good place to look for books was www.oxfordowl.co.uk

We hope that many of you have been able to do that and have enjoyed reading the ebooks available on that site. You can also access ebooks and audio books from South Lanarkshire library service.

It’s also really good to share reading a book with an adult. This means that you can try to read harder books and talk about the story together. Books are a great way to learn about our world so you might be able to look at information books to find out about things that interest you. Perhaps you could do your own research and tell us what you have found out!


  • Phonics/Spelling

This term we would usually have a little test to see how well you all know your sounds. You could do this at home and try to say each sound, write it correctly and read words with that sound. If you have forgotten any of your sounds try to keep working on them until you are confident.

  • The Oxford Owl website also has a section to support phonics and blending activities at home; including worksheets, slideshows and videos. Please use link below and look for Set 1 sounds activities.



  • Writing

We try to get you to practise writing every day at school and we would like you to keep practising your writing skills at home. You should be trying to write neatly with a space between words. You should also remember to put a capital letter at the start of a sentence and remember punctuation at the end.

You could:

  • Write a letter to a family member
  • Write a shopping list
  • Make up your own story
  • Write some facts you have learned from an information book


  • Listening and Talking

A free listening resource which you could try using can be found at www.jojognome.com/story-podcast/



  • Please continue to use Easimaths on GLOW if you can and practise your maths skills using the suggestions we gave you last time.
  • We would also like you to do some measuring at home. A good starting place is to look at the Tom Renwick sheet we gave you in your initial learning pack. It will show you all the measuring language you need to know e.g. longer, shorter, empty, full etc.
  • You can measure length by comparing objects to see which is the longest, shortest. Try guessing with 3 curled up pieces of string then straighten them out to see if you were right!
  • Then use something else to measure the objects. You could use 1p coins or buttons to measure small items. Stretch your hand out – that is a hand span. Use your hand span to measure how wide a door is. Are all the doors in your house the same?
  • You can also use your feet to measure longer things. Try using your own feet to measure how long your room is. Do you think an adult would get the same result if they used their feet?
  • We also want you to compare the weight of things. You can compare just using your hands to feel how heavy different things are or you may have scales in your kitchen. Can you find a large thing which is light and a little thing which is heavy?
  • And you can practise measuring liquids – maybe the bath or the garden might be a good place to do this! Try comparing different empty containers to find out which holds the most water.


Other Curricular Areas

Please see the weekly posts on our school website for details on lots of different activities taking place online.

This term, we would have been learning about relationships, sexual health and parenthood as part of our Health and Wellbeing education. Your parents can visit the website below to find information and activities at Early level.



Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 18th – Sunday 24th May and the theme for this year is ‘kindness’. Why not spread a little kindness this week? This link will take you to a kindness calendar to help you carry out two acts of kindness each day – one to someone else and one to yourself.


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Lots of people are really enjoying looking at nature just now. It’s a good chance to find out more about the plants and animals around us. You can find some great activities here:




We were really sad not to be able to go to the zoo with you all, but do you know that you can still watch the animals? The penguins are sitting on their nests just now waiting for their chicks. You can see them here:



Play Scotland have created a ‘Home Play Pack’ full of great ideas and useful information to support play at home. It can be accessed via the link below.



Another activity which would help you practise your measuring skills is to bake or cook at home. With some adult help you could make something yummy!



You will all have your school report by now and we hope that is also helpful when you are thinking about the things you can practise at home. We hope that you can continue to have fun learning at home and would love to hear/see pictures of the things you have been doing.

Please email us if you need any help/advice/support and we will be happy to assist.


P1 Home Learning (April – May)

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We are missing all of you very much and hope that everyone is well. We are thinking about you lots and are hoping we get to see you all again soon! We will be sending you an email to your GLOW email account. We look forward to hearing from you – you could even send us pictures of your learning if you can. Please continue with the work given in your home learning pack as well as working on the new ideas below.

Take care and stay safe everyone!


  • Reading

If you have access to the internet, please create a free parent account at www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Click ‘Join us’ at the top right of the home page and fill in your details.

You can now browse the library of e-books and search for books to read at home – see below.

Red reading group – Using the search option ‘Levels’, please select ‘Book Band’ then Book Band 5:Green.

Blue/Green/Yellow reading groups – Using the search option ‘Levels’, please select ‘Book Band’ then Book Band 2:Red.

Try to read 2 books a week like we do in class. Please use the activities/questions at the start and end of each book to help with your child’s comprehension.


  • Phonics/Spelling

Please continue to work on your sounds (all initial letter sounds a-z and sh, th and ch) and common words daily. You should be practising reading all sounds and common words and writing these correctly.

  • The Oxford Owl website also has a section to support phonics and blending activities at home; including worksheets, slideshows and videos. Please use link below and look for Set 1 sounds activities.



  • Writing

Try to make up sentences using your common words/sounds and write these in your home learning jotter.

You could try writing a daily diary with a sentence or two about what you have been doing.


  • Listening and Talking

A free listening resource which you could try using can be found at www.jojognome.com/story-podcast/

There are lots of stories to listen to in the archive and some suggested follow-up activities too.



  • Continue to use Easimaths on GLOW. I have changed your levels on this to make the activities more challenging!
  • The Oxford Owl website also has numeracy and maths activities e.g. online games, worksheets etc.
  • Topics we have covered in P1 include numbers to 10, oral work on numbers to 20, addition and subtraction to 10, fractions (halves), patterns, 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and data handling. The following links will take you to online numeracy games to consolidate learning in some of these topics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button                                      (Choose ‘Number Bonds’ – ‘Up to 10’)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/subtraction-grids                                            (Choose ‘Up to 10’)

http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html                                                      (Choose ‘Bonds of 10’ or ‘+ up to 10’)


  • Free numeracy home learning packs for P1 can also be found on the ‘Twinkl’ website. Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS at twinkl.co.uk/offer to get free access to the site.
  • Work on telling o’clock times on analogue and digital clocks and using money to make totals to and give change from 10p would also be beneficial.
  • You could use your home learning jotter to practise writing numbers to 20 or for addition and subtraction calculations to 10.                                                              e.g.  6+3=_            2+_=8            7-5=_             5-_=4


Other Curricular Areas

Please see the weekly posts on our school website for details on lots of different activities taking place online.


Other ideas include:

  • From Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will be publishing daily online lessons for all ages across a range of subjects.



  • ABC Creative Music – see school website post for details on how to access this.



  • 30 Day Lego Challenge


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  • 30 Day Art Challenge




  • Please see the link below for a P.E/Science activities grid from Mrs Goodwin.

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Please email us if you need any advice or support and we will be happy to help!