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Week beginning 11th May 2020 - Home Learning - Information and Work Activities

 smileyHello everyone,

Time again for another week of "Home Learning", which you can continue to work through at your own pace. Thank you to all the parents who have contacted me via email and who have sent lovely photographs too. I can see that there is wonderful work being done at home, in all the subject ares and lots of fun family activities taking place also - (really important!). Well done to all those who are reading books on "MyOn". Please continue to keep this up and also to stay safe and well. Thanking you all again, missing you all lots,


                                            Love Mrs Moore x. heart

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                                                              Language and Literacy


  • Handwriting - Continue to form all letters correctly and try to write neatly on the lines - when completing writing activities. 
  • Writing sentences - Continue to use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences and finger spaces between words. Sentences also need to make sense. (Please remember again the different levels of support required by some children for this - some writing independently / some requiring a little support to structure ideas and some will say what they want to write and an adult will write this for the child to copy).


  • Activities:
    • Play "Sky Writer" and "Letter Formationon " letter formation revision.
    • Again, look for sentences in story books - pointing to capital letters and full stops.
    • Play "IXL English" - (Reception) - skills - "Text Features - Choose The Sentence That Is Spaced Correctly".
    • Complete "What can they do?" and "The Farm" - (finish the sentences) worksheets (2) - pointing to the capital letter and full stop in each sentence.
    • My Diary - continue written weekly entries - using your "useful" words on the "Learning Tree" in your diary and your knowledge of phonics to spell unknown words.
    • Independent writing - write about yourself - the colour of your hair, eyes, your age and something you like to do. (*Remember capital letters / full stops / finger spaces etc for sentences).





  • Revision - Continue naming and sounding out all letters of the alphabet.
  • Recognise the "th" sound.
  • Spell "CVC" - (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) words.
  • *(Those children working on (group 1) sounds / letters - s,a,t,p,i,n last week) - focus on c,e,h this week - name the letters and identify the sound each letter makes. Write the letters c,e,h too. 





Talking and Listening:

  • Children continue to recount and talk about their own experiences e.g family events etc – using details such as who, what, where, when and why. 
  • Continue to use an extended range of vocabulary.
  • Continue to ask and answer questions.
  • Continue to listen to and join in with a range of stories, poems and rhymes.
  • Talk about stories read - showing understanding.







  • Please continue to enjoy stories with family members at home, on the CBeebies website and continue to download eBooks and audio books from "NI libraries" and "Oxford Owl". In addition, continue reading your recommended books on "MyOn". (Please email me for your child's password, to log on to this reading programme, if you have not already done so.) As before, please remember that some of the books in this programme are quite difficult and if you find that your child is struggling with these, please read the book together with them. Also, continue to download the eBooks from "Oxford Owl" and read from the free "eBook Library"  in this order - (Levels - "Book Band Levels" - Lilac - (picture story books) - Pink - Red - (books with simple text / words) or "Oxford Levels" - (1) - (picture story books) - (1+) - (2) - (books with simple text / words).
  • Continue to enjoy information books about our current topic "Animals".
  • Please remember to continue learning to recognise all the words enclosed in your homework folder, in your first learning pack - to build up your sight vocabulary. Make sentences using your flashcards and read - practise daily. "IXL English" - (Reception) - skills - "Sight Words Practice" - "Find the Word", "Choose the two sight words" & "Choose the sight word you hear"


  • Activities:
    • Continue talking about the "author" and "illustrator" - Identify these on all books being read.
    • Continue to recognise capital letters, full stops and sentences in books.
    • Continue to identify some familiar words in the text.
    • Continue to use knowledge of phonics to sound out unfamiliar words - ("blending" sounds to read words) - "Oxford Owl" -  free "eBook Library" - "Read, Write, Inc" Phonics books - read these at your own pace.
    • Continue to identify characters, settings and endings (happy / sad) in stories.




(* smiley Please continue to practise all the Literacy skills you have learned in Primary 1 to date, over the next few weeks, on "IXL English" - (Reception). Work through all the 48 skills at your own pace - there is lots to do for everyone! *)

Sound / Letter c,e,h Worksheets - (Green group)

                                                     Mathematics and Numeracy

Activities shall be set out for the different aspects of Mathematics and Numeracy for this period of "Home Learning" as follows:-


Note *(As before, those children who still have some activities in their "New Heinemann Mathematics - Numbers To 10" workbook and also in their classwork books to complete, please continue to work on at these, at your own pace. When you are confident counting, writing and recognising each number, introduce yourself to the next number). Please also continue to work on at your "All About Numbers 0 - 10" booklet - (given last week) - over the coming weeks and practise writing numbers using "Letter Formationon " number formation.





Mental Maths:




I hope that your "Money work from last week went really well and you can now identify 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins and make different amounts up to 5p /10p, using pennies. Some revision work this week to further improve your ability in this area of Mathematics.



Money/ Financial Capability:

  • Continue to talk about why we have to pay for things.
  • Continue to identify different ways to pay for things - "BBC Bitesize Primary" - Northern Ireland - Foundation Stage - "Maths and Numeracy" - Measurements - ("Money") -  (cash, coins, notes, credit card, cheque, phone app etc.)
  • Recognise 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins.
  • Continue to count and make amounts up to 10p using pennies.
  • Continue to talk about what we can do with our extra money - save, give it to charity etc.
  • *Revision - Again, those children who find working with number values up to 10 difficult, can work with 1p, 2p and 5p coins and make amounts up to 5p with pennies.



*(Please assess your "money" skills on "IXL Maths" - (Reception) and (Year 1) - "Money" ) in the following areas:-




Number - Addition:

  • Begin to understand the concept of "addition" - by combining 2 sets together to find - "How many altogether?" Practical work - Use buttons, Lego pieces to investigate this concept - (make 2 groups of objects, push them together to make 1 group and count how many altogether in this new group). Try for different groupings.
  • Use and introduce the words "and", "add", "plus" & the "+" and "=" signs - talk about the meaning of these.
  • Complete work on the "New Heinemann Maths - Addition To 5" workbook pages 1-7 (see below). Read the sums printed e.g 2+3=5 ("two plus three equals five") 
  • *Those children who find working with number values up to 10 difficult, can also complete the addition workbook pages below as they only include number values up to 5.
  • Practise / test your "addition" skills on "IXL Maths" - (Reception) - "Addition Up To 5" -  Adding Pictures, Adding Sentences and Adding Two Numbers and on "" - "Addition To 10".




Handling Data:

  • Record information using a Carroll diagram. 
  • Worksheet (1) to complete - cut out the animals on the given page and sort for the criteria "farm" and "not farm". Stick on the appropriate section. Talk about the results. 



*(Don't forget the "Active Learn" tasks assigned to you - for further learning).



                                                               THE WORLD AROUND US

We shall complete work on our topic "Animals" this week - focussing on "farm animals". 


  • Activities:
    • Numeracy - "Data Handling" activity - (worksheet) - cut out all the animal pictures, sort and stick on the appropriate place on the page - "farm" and "not farm".
    • Worksheets (2) to complete - "Farm Animals And Their Babies - Picture Matching" - (Try to remember the names of the farm animal babies) and "Farm Animal Puzzles" - (Try to spell the animal names using your knowledge of sounds).
    • Why not test your "animal" knowledge with the fun "Go Wild Animal Quizzes" on "CBeebies" - (There are 14 to choose from!)

                                                           All About Me - (P.D.M.U)


We are continuing this week, to think about ourselves and how we are all different.


                                                      ART / CRAFT



  Topic artwork (Animals / Spring):-

                                                 PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES.


  • Remember to link to the live P.E sessions with celebrity Joe Wicks and dance classes with Oti Mabuse. (See links for these from last week!)







                                                                 Healthy Kids - Virtual Sports Day.


Every year in the Summer term, we enjoy our annual Sports Day. Unfortunately this event will probably not happen this year but "Healthy Kids" have arranged an alternative "Virtual Sports Day" on June 13th.



*Please register your child by 11th May to take part and to be able to send times for their events.


Activities Include:


Sprint                     Long Jump                           High Jump                          Egg and Spoon Race                      Superstrong Challenge


Wellyboot Toss                     Marathon Challenge                  Create Your Own Obstacle Race



See link for more information

CEOP link