Hello and Welcome to Primary 1

Hello Everyone!

This week we start at 8:50am and finish school at 3pm every day except Friday when we finish at 11:55am.

A few things we are learning about…

Our Weekend

Every Monday we talk about what we have done ‘at the weekend’ (Saturday and Sunday, but we normally include after school on Friday too).

Try asking your child on the way to school if they can tell you their favourite thing they did at the weekend. If they can’t think of anything, you can remind them of some of the things they did.


The Colour Monster – https://youtu.be/Ih0iu80u04Y

The Colour Monsters feelings are all jumbled up. Each feeling has a colour. Can you remember them?

Learning to use scissors and glue sticks

We will be cutting patterns and cutting and sticking various 2D shapes.

We have to be safe with scissors as they are sharp. We need to remember to only use a little bit of glue, and to unwind and put the lid on when we are finished. We need to look after the things in our class.

Class Wall Display

Our walls are looking very bare! Let’s work as a team to make a beautiful display.

The Book Box

It is the big blue cupboard that you can see from the pavement. Inside are lots of books that we can borrow and take home, just like a libraryRemember to bring them back on Friday so you can swap your books. 

Busy Bee Learning

This might look like ‘playing’, but we are investigating, imagining, working as a team, making friends, making mistakes, problem solving, practising and using new skills that the teacher has taught us.

Here are some things you might want to know:

Staff in Primary 1

Class Teacher – Miss Copeland

Pupil Support Assistant (PSA) – Mrs McGlashan

Support for Learning Teacher – Miss Finlayson (In class on a Monday Morning)

PE Kits – At the moment, we are not changing clothes for PE so please keep your PE kits at home. We will be doing outdoor learning so remember to bring a coat every day even if it looks like it is sunny 🙂 We might get muddy when we go outside as we like to explore!

Painting Aprons – We are not using painting aprons at school at the moment – this means your child may come home messy (but happy!). If you would like your child to wear an apron or old baggy top, please pop it in their school bag with their name on it.

Snack – ‘snack’ is one item of food, ideally fruit, that will give energy but that can be eaten quickly. If your child brings their own packed lunch, you might want to have a chat about which one thing will be their snack.

Please note:

Names in clothes – Please make sure all items that your child wears has their name in it, this includes indoor shoes, hats/gloves but especially jumpers! Their first name or initials in permanent marker/sharpie is perfect.

Going to the toilet – Your child needs to go to the toilet by themselves so please make sure they can pull down and up their bottoms by themselves. Elasticated bottoms are great. Girls  You may wish to have a chat at home about using locking toilet cubicle doors. Boys – In the boys toilets there is a large urinal and 1 toilet cubicle. You may wish to have a chat about how/when to use a urinal and locking toilet cubicle doors.

Indoor/outdoor shoes – Your child will keep a pair of ‘indoor shoes’ at school. They need to be able to change shoes by themselves. Velcro is great, laces are tricky.

Do you have any questions or updates? – Has your child said something that is puzzling you? Is there something you want to update us on? Due to social distancing, I can’t stay and chat outside so please pop these questions in an email…

admin@royalmile.edin.sch.uk with the subject “For Miss Copeland”

Thank you!