Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all well and you’ve had a good weekend celebrating Mothers Day. It’s beginning to look like Spring from where I am. Can you spot any signs of Spring out of your window. Here’s a few things I can see:

Maybe you could draw a picture showing the signs of Spring that you can see.

I thought it would be nice to keep our daily routine of talking about the date. So each day this week I’d like you to tell someone at home the day, date, month and year that we are in and see if you can even work out what the short date would be!  You could even use your whiteboard (in your home learning pack) to write it out, just like we do every day in class.

Fred Frog says to say hi and he’s missing you all terribly! He did however say that he has found a new game for us to play to help our handwriting! Fred and I thought you might like some tasks to keep your brains busy this week so we’ve listed a few things below for you to try out:


  • Here is a link to a handwriting game where you can practise all of the uppercase and lowercase letters. It even has a friend of Fred Frog’s in there to keep you right: https://www.kizphonics.com/learn-to-write-alphabet/ . Once you’ve had a go you could even show your grown-up how you write each sound on the whiteboard in your home learning pack.
  • Do 10 minutes of your own personal reading, this can be one of your own favourite books from home. You can read to yourself, or to a teddy or toy or to an adult.
  • A fun game to try at home is this reading game called ‘Help a Hedgehog’. You can choose your level from cvc words (which is great for P1 learners) to mixed phonemes (which is great for P2/3 learners). https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html


  • During this home learning period I will be using Sumdog to set you numeracy challenges and games. I have started everyone off with a diagnostic assessment. This will automatically assess lots of areas of numeracy and then allows me to set you some challenges. You should all have a Sumdog login in your home learning pack and may need a grown-up to help you log in to begin with. https://pages.sumdog.com/

Extra fun task:

Can you make bubbles? Can you find/make a bubble wand? You could use a pipe cleaner, a potato masher, whisk.


  • 1 cup Washing Up Liquid
  • 1/2 tsp Glycerine or Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water


  1. a large jar pour lots of washing up liquid in.
  2. Add in a little water so it’s a strong mix and give it a stir.
  3. OPTIONAL To the mix add 1 tablespoon of glycerine or cooking oil. The glycerine or cooking oil makes the bubble mix stronger and the bubble less likely to burst.
  4. Using whatever bubble wands you have, go out and blow bubbles and when the jar is empty – a quick trip to the kitchen and you’ve got more mix within seconds.


Hope you enjoy these tasks and have a lovely day,

Miss Forbes


Fred Frog