P1 Resources

A little treat for you all.........

Hello everyone Mrs Burns and Mrs Gardner here. We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We miss you all so much and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

We hope you are doing a little bit of work each day and making the most of this wonderful weather by playing and learning outside.

Next week we will give you some ideas to try out.

Please feel free to send us an email 

Mrs Burns: cburns642@c2kni.net

Mrs Gardner: lgardner622@c2kni.net


Could parents who have not yet emailed samples of work please to do so as soon as possible.

Thank you.

We would love if you could send us some pictures of yourselves with your work.

Remember we are here to help and if there is anything please just send us an email.

Cool for School Photography

Cool for School Photography are offering a wonderful opportunity to purchase a class montage for P1.

It will use images taken earlier in the year.

   They will be presented as a 12x8 image, finished with a high quality white mount, ready for display as a reduced price of £12.  They will only be available to order from our Cool for School Website for delivery direct to parents.  

If you think it is something you would like please get in touch using

Week beginning 15th June 2020

Literacy, Numeracy and The World Around Us

This week we continue work on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We begin with a video of the life of a butterfly.

Below you will find a Butterfly Life Cycle page to complete.

You can write the 4 words, 1. egg 2. Larva 3. Pupa 4. Butterfly for your child to read and stick on to complete the life cycle picture.

Here are a few more activities based around the story.

Please feel free to complete at your leisure.

From last week- here is the Very Hungry Caterpillar book for you to complete if you wish. Fold the page in half horizontally and then fold into a zig zag book.

Please use your alphabet sheet from your home learning pack to sing the alphabet song and follow with your finger as you sing. It is important to know the letter names as well as letter sounds. Please check that your child know the letter names out of order.

Don't forget to;

  • Counting up and down from 20
  • Work on numbers before and after a given number up to 20
  • Adding 2 or 3 sets with dice
  • Mentally adding and subtracting 1 or 2 from any given number within 20
  • Recognise and use coins 1p up to £2
  • Try to work out simple change given from 10p 

Week beginning 8th June 2020

Literacy and Numeracy

For the next 2 weeks we will be focusing on the story of

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Please try to choose at least 2 activities from those below.  Lots can be done orally and practically. Don't forget to send us pictures of you completing tasks such as shape sequences. art and craft activities with circles or 3D modelling.

Please find below a page of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that you can download and print off to make your own little book.

Don't forget to;

  • Counting up and down from 20
  • Work on numbers before and after a given number up to 20
  • Adding 2 or 3 sets with dice
  • Mentally adding and subtracting 1 or 2 from any given number within 20
  • Recognise and use coins 1p up to £2
  • Try to work out simple change given from 10p 

Here are a few more activities based around the story. Please feel free to complete at your leisure. We would love to see some of your caterpillars.

Week beginning 1st June 2020


This week we begin with the story

The Gingerbread Man


Can you think of and write words that rhyme with

1. stop (mop, pop, shop, top, chop)

2. run (sun, gun, fun, bun, pun)

Can you write the rhyming underneath each other and underline the part of the word that is the same in each.

Can you chose 2 words to put into 2 sentences, remembering capital letter, spaces between words and a full stop at the end.

Can you make a red stop sign and a green go sign and out it on a lollypop stick? You could make am amber sign and play traffic lights at home. Red- stop, Amber- get ready, Green- go.


Counting up in 2's and 10's.

Counting up in 2's to 20

Get out 2p's and see how many you need to make 20. Can you write the numbers 2,4,6,8 etc

Use your number line to jump up in 2's each time.

Counting up in 10's to 100

Get out 10p's and see how many 10's will take you to 100. Can you write the numbers 10-100 underneath each other. Can you spot the pattern? They all end in 0.

This is just like the 10 shape numicon. How many of these would you need to make 100? What do 10 10p's make? £1! Can you find a £1 coin at home.

Keep adding and subtracting using money, dice, numberline and numicon. Write the sums and don't forget to practise mentally too!


Below are some ICT number games to play

TWAU (The World Around Us)

Please find below a sheet you can print off or copy out for your child. We would like you to discuss with them the different food groups that make a healthy diet.

Can you get out food stuffs belonging to each group?

Rice, pasta, bread for Carbohydrates.

Yogurt, milk and cheese for Dairy.

Chicken, fish, mince, beans and eggs for Protein.

Sweetcorn, broccoli, apples and strawberries for Fruit and Vegetables.

You can also draw or collage your favourite foods on a plate.

Art and Craft

Below are some activities that you may like to try at home.

You can make your own ginger bread man, colour, cut, stick or can you make it out of food stuffs? Toast, fruit or rice?

You can also design a house for the gingerbread man!

Week beginning 18th May 2020


This week we continue with our food topic and start with the story of

Oliver's Vegetables.

Click on the book below.

Below is a sequencing activity that you may wish to complete. See if you can put the story back into the correct order. Can you retell the story? You can make your own book of Oliver's Vegetables and write your own short sentences.

Below you will find a book review on Oliver's Vegetables. If you want you can print off and draw the appropriate pictures or even have a go writing some words. If you can not print this off you can complete this exercise orally, check understanding. This can be applied for any story you read. You will also find a document with various food topic related books that may come in useful.


Please play the game Hide Some Show Some, the children have already played this in school.

You can use counters, pennies, sweets or anything else you like. Start with a small number 3 or 4 objects and work your way up.

eg You have 3 pennies in your hand. Show 1. How many are hiding behind my back?

How do you know how many are hiding? 1+2 makes 3. Repeat for 2+1, 3+0, 0+3. You can write these number bonds onto paper if you wish.

Repeat with different totals.

 Complete Numberline subtraction sheet below. Remember you can use practical materials to assist if necessary. Also on the sheet you can X out the sweets that you are taking away. Remember to use the numberline to count back the appropriate number of jumps.

TWAU (the world around us)

Below find the link to sort fruit and vegetables.

What fruit and vegetables have you got at home? Can you sort them?

What are your favourite fruit and vegetables? Ask your family what their favourites are? Can you find pictures or photographs of some exotic fruits and vegetables?

Play activities

Playing shop is an excellent play activity linked to our Food topic. You could keep various packaging from your cupboards and even write a price onto them. Take on the role of a shop keeper or customer and act out a shopping scene. Focus on money and adding up 2 or 3 items. See if you can work out what change to give and what coins you could use.

Below is a play dough recipe if you would like to make your own. Also find some play dough mats linked to our story Oliver's Vegetables.

Week beginning 11th May 2020

 This week we begin with the story Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Follow the link below

Read the story and see if you can retell it to someone. Focus on Who was in the story? What happened in the story? Where was the story based? What happened at the end?

Next focus on rhyming words for all and ill. Write these into your blue lined book and then write 1 sentence, including as many rhyming words as you can, for all and the same for ill.

all                                                                         ill

tall                                      will

ball                                      till

fall                                      bill

call                                      kill

wall                                     hill


Keep looking over. Colour in the words you can read on sight.


Mental maths- Adding and taking away 1 or 2 from any given number. Use a numberline to count on or back if needed at first.

Numicon- Number bonds to 10 

Numicon is a teaching aid consisting of plastic tiles with holes which represent the numbers 1 to 10. They can be used to teach addition, subtraction, place value, ordering and calculation. 

Below you can find the number shape pieces. You can print these off and cut them out or if you don't have a printer you could try drawing them.

Use the Rainbow to 10 sheet from the document below.

Use the 10 shape piece to make 10, then using the other shapes make the following;

10+0=10          0+10=10

9+1=10            1+9=10       

8+2=10           2+8=10

7+3=10           3+7=10

6+4=10           4+6=10

5+5=10           5+5=10

If you like you could try some activities from below.

If you don't have access to a printer you can just copy onto a blank sheet.

The World Around Us/Number

It would be great if you could plant a bean/pea seed but don't worry if not, you can follow the growth of a seed on line.

Here are some songs that you could learn about beans and growing. Don't forget to do the actions when singing!

Practical measuring- Can you find?

3 or 4 things shorter than a ruler?

3 or 4 things longer than a ruler? 

Fruit and Vegetables

Look at various fruit and vegetables at home. Can you find the seeds in all the fruits?

Do bananas have seeds?

Where are the strawberry seeds?

Can you draw the Kiwi seeds?

Week beginning 4th May 2020

This week we begin with the song 5 Little Speckled Frogs

Click above to watch and listen to the song.

5 Little Speckled Frogs helps us to introduce the concept of taking away.

When we do this we reinforce the - sign, explaining that this sign can be called take away, subtraction or minus.


Can you write out each sum....






10 Fat Sausages

Click above to watch and listen to the song.

Can you write the sums for the song 10 Fat Sausages?






Here is a little practical activity. If you have a printer at home you can print out the pan and sausages and practically take away. Don't worry if you don't have a printer maybe you could draw some sausages and put them in a pan from the kitchen. Start of with 10 and then take away 2.

Now you can complete one of the subtraction sheets from your home learning pack.

The World Around Us/Literacy

The Life Cycle Of A Frog

You have a From frogspawn to tadpole to frog worksheet in your home learning pack to complete. Here is another one to have a look at.

Life Cycle Of A Frog

You could make a little frog booklet eg A tadpole hatches out of the egg, the back legs grow, then the front legs. The tail gets shorter, it is a froglet.


Focus on rhyming words frog, dog, log, mog, hog, cog.

Write 1 or 2 sentences with some of the rhyming words.

As our Living and Growing Things topic merges into our new Food topic, we want you to think about food that comes from plants and food that comes from animals.

Can you draw/cut out and make 2 sets. Magazines from Tesco and Asda are good for this.

Below is a sheet you can print out or just draw yourself.

Week beginning 27th April 2020



This week we are starting with a story, Poppys Pot! 

It would be great if you could get some cress seeds and sow them in a little pot to make your own ‘green hair!’ Don’t worry if you can’t, any seeds or plant will do. Just looking at the parts of a plant and caring for it would be great. (You only need some wet tissue to sow cress seeds on.)

Next we go to rhyming words. Can you think of some words that rhyme with POT?

 Cot, not, lot, tot, rot, got, dot, jot.                                                             

 Can you write these words? Can you put 1 or 2 of them into a sentence and write them?

Seed has the ‘ee’ sound, found in bee, see, tree and green.  

Can you write the sentence... I see a bee in the tree. Draw the picture.                                                     

Remember your capital letter, full stop and space between your words in every sentence.

You can write these sentences in your new blue lined jotter, it was handed out with your home learning packs.

Please find link below for revision of letter formation. Remember some letters sit on the line, others fall below.


A spider has 8 legs. 4+4=8.

Can you revise your doubles up to 12? (1+1=2, 3+3=6, 5+5=10, 2+2=4, use 2 dice to help if you need!)

Can you write these sums? Can you draw the sets for doubles up to 20?

Play with a partner and 2 dice. How much did you get? Who got the most? How many more did I get? etc

Can you do some dice sums, use 2, 3 or even 4 dice! 3+2+4=9, 5+1+6=12.


The World Around Us

How about going on an insect hunt in the garden! What can you find? Ants? A ladybird? A butterfly? Anything else?

You can use the Minibeast Hunt sheet if you like!

Don't forget to send us a picture to our email address of what you find, or show us some of your work, or your 'green hair'.

Here is an addition game for a play activity. You can download and print it off. Have fun!

Read Write Inc Phonics

A little something to get you started...…...


Listen and Think and Wise Up and Think storybooks can help you to introduce and support the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities framework in an enjoyable way.

Storytelling is an effective way to communicate thoughts and feelings. It can help children to identify and address issues, clarify beliefs and think about their values.

How should the books be used?

You can read the books with or to the children. Take time to talk about the illustrations that support the text. These can help to stimulate children's questions and discussions.

Each book lists key words or phrases that you can introduce, as appropriate, to help children develop a shared vocabulary when talking about and using skills and capabilities.

At key points in the text, you will come across a bee or a ladybird symbol. These indicate a good time to stop and use the 'Discussion Prompts' on the last page of each book to draw out, highlight and develop aspects of the particular thinking skill or personal capability.

At the end of each book there are prompts to encourage children to become storytellers by sharing their own ideas and stories.

The Birthday Surprise follows Amy and her brother Paul on a shopping trip with their granny to the local shopping centre, to buy their mum a surprise birthday present.

They use lots of different sources of information to choose a present for their mum, but not everything goes according to plan.


Click on the picture below for some fun number games.

Below are a selection of resources for P1 children. You can download and print the activities to use at home.

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