Kirknewton Primary School

Thursday 11.6.20 – Primary 1


Good morning Primary 1 – I hope that you are having a happy Thursday!  Thank you so much for all your wonderful pictures and tasks that have been sent to me.  I have also heard that lots of people have managed to complete their secret mission – I look forward to seeing these next week!

Please remember that there is still time to complete this if you have not managed already!  (please see Group call sent or Tuesday’s blog for more information)

Here are your learning tasks for today:


This week we have been learning about the “ay” sound.  Can you think of any ay words?

Suggested Activities – Please do not try to do all these tasks!  I have tried to provide a variety of written and active tasks – just do what you can!

Here are some ay words that you could use (or can you think of your own?):

b-ay         d-ay      h-ay      l-ay      m-ay     p-ay    s-ay      w-ay   

c-l-ay      p-l-ay      s-t-ay       t-r-ay      s-w-ay      s-p-r-ay          

  • ay walk/hunt– On your daily walk or on a walk around your house try find words containing the “ay” sound
  • Complete an activity from your spelling/phonics wall (in your learning pack)
  • Look, Cover, Write, Check – Select some words – look at it,cover it up, write it, then check to see if you are right!
  • Sorting task – Download and print this ai sorting activity.  Or you could split your make your own ay/ai sorting grid.
  • Dictation – Please see activities below relating to your child’s literacy group:

Blue/Yellow groups – Ask an adult to tell you some ay sentences:

e.g. Can I play with the clay today?

Can you write these sentences independently, remembering your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops?

Green Group – Ask an adult to say some ay words – can you write them down by yourself?

– Try writing a ay sentence (as above) with support

Purple Group –

Use your sound cards in your red folders –

  • Ask an adult to say a single sound that we have learned – can you write the sound? Do you start in the correct place and form your letter correctly.
  • Set a timer for 30 seconds – how many times can you write the sound?  Circle the one that you think is the best!
  •  Can you think of a word with that sound? Where is the sound in the word – beginning, middle, end?
  • Use your sound cards to build some simple words together and write these in your jotter.  Use the word in an oral sentence.
  • Remember to try the Bugclub phonics task that i have set for you if you have not done it already

Numeracy:  Money

Today we are going to continue to learn about money.  Here’s a song to remind you of some coins:

Can you remember all the different coins? – Have a look at this PowerPoint to see if you can identify each coin.

Coin-Reveal-revision 11.6.20

Today we are going to use money to make different amounts.  Here are some activities that you could try at home – please don’t try to do them all – just choose one or two. Real coins are the best to use for these activities however if these are unavailable here are some printable coins to use  instead T-N-127-British-Coins-Lifesize_ver_2

Money using 1p 2p 5p – toy shop.  – remember to use your coins to help you!

  • Independent task – Complete one of the worksheets from here –


  • Making amounts – How many 1p’s does it take to make 5p?   8p?  10p?  Can you use different coins to make these amounts?  What coins did you use?  Draw around these coins in your jotter

  • Make your own shop – Use toys, empty packets, cans, etc to set up your own toy shop.  Can you make labels to show the price of each item.  I wonder if anyone will come to your shop – what could they buy?


We have been learning all about bee’s – do you know why bee’s are so important?

Lot’s of people are a bit frightened of bee’s (I’m allergic to their stings!) but did you know that they are really important!  Watch the clip below and then tell an adult or older sibling what you learned.

Your task:

In your jotter – draw a picture and write about why bee’s are important to our planet.

Optional tasks:

  • Save the bee’s – Can you think of a way to help save the bees?  Below are some suggestions to help you:

How can you help?  Here are some suggestions to help to save the bees:

Grow more flowers, shrubs & trees 

Let your garden grow wild

Cut grass less often

Don’t disturb insect nests & hibernation spots

Try and not use pesticides

  • If you would like to find out more about how to help the bee’s you could click on the link below:

Learning Zone

  • Craft Activity – Make your own bumblebee.  You can use any materials you wish but here are some ideas to help you:

Here is one that I painted on a stone a few weeks ago!

  • Do the Honey Bee song – Finally a few years ago Miss Hocking did a topic and assembly all about saving the bee’s.  She shared a fantastic song with her class so now I am sharing it with you.  Have a go with the actions and have fun!

Have a great day

Ms Payne


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