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Friday 10th February

Building Resilience – Talk Things Over

After listening to The Huge Bag of Worries Primary 1 discussed what a worry is, what it feels like and what sort of worries we have. We then drew our worries on a bubble to share them and let it float away…

Here is the home activity for this period of the Building Resilience Programme

Internet Safety

Tuesday was Safer Internet Day . We discussed what we use to access the internet such as a phone, tablet, iPad, TV, XBox, as well as what we use it for. We used a questionnaire called a Menti to collect the information. You can see the class’s collective answers below. Thinkuknow is a brilliant website which has fun and catchy videos designed for children aged 4-7. I would thoroughly recommend a watch!

Our Families

Following the Scottish RSHP programme, this week we have been discussing families; which people make up their families, what we call those people, what love is and how this can look different for different people. We also focus on the UNRC rights of the child, and how all children have the right to be safe, cared for and healthy. Primary 1 did some excellent writing around this topic – drawing and labelling their picture, as well as writing the title and information about their family. All pupils progress at different speeds and we were incredibly proud of the effort that each pupil put into this work, well done!


We enjoyed creating number pages, finding objects from around the room which matched their number. The pupils selected their picture and photographed their own work so we can see what they were doing when working independently.

Using Dienes blocks to make numbers. Try practising your skills at home with the following 2 games

Basketball Place Value –

Shark Numbers –

Number are everywhere, even in books!

This song is very popular in our class, you can hear the pupils singing it, even at lunch time!

Wishing you all a very happy half term and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 20th February

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Safer Internet Day

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day and the pupil participation group Internet Empire explored their knowledge of internet safety. All pupils should have knowledge of how to stay safe online for example, what to do if they encounter inappropriate content, how to keep personal details safe, using passwords to protect their information and cyberbullying.

In the session we used a special interactive questionnaire called ‘Mentimeter’ – Pupils were in groups of 3 and shared an iPad to answer the questions below which created this document. This will also be shared with staff to improve our quality learning and teaching

Holiday Home Learning

We asked what activities they would set to practise or show their knowledge of internet safety and this is what they came up with! Miss Bruner and Miss Copeland would be delighted to hear if anyone completes one of the tasks below to share their knowledge of safe internet use.

Games to learn more about online safety 

Interland – Children aged 8 – 12. A new game made by Google – covering cyberbullying, phishing, data protection through mini-games and quizzes. Very cool!

Jessie and Friends – A favourite of Miss Copeland, this includes easy to watch videos and songs, perfect for ages 4 to 7.

Band Runner – Also by Think U Know, this is designed for children aged 8-10.

Cloud Quest – An interactive adventure website with videos and activities for children under 10 (American website)

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Numeral Identification in P1


Matching the number shape to the silhouette – some times we need to use two to fill the space – this helps with our number bonds to 10 e.g. 9 and 1, 5 and 5, 7 and 3.

Ball Pit Fun!

Find a ball, read the number, tell it to Miss Copeland, put it back in the box to reload!

Musical Numbers

When the music stops, jump on a number tile and then shout the number before going back into the middle. Go to a different tile each time!

Homework superstar

Well done to Sarah who created this beautiful poster!

In Spanish!

We have been learning to count to 10 in Spanish using this catchy song (stopping half way)

We then played this counting game, saying the numbers in Spanish!

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Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood is a national programme in Scotland In Primary 1 we cover the Early Level learning experiences. Some things are taught during ‘teachable moments’ and others are taught in specific lessons. Please come and talk to staff or email the school if there is anything in the programme which you would like to discuss further.

Learning about their bodies

The words we use – In early learning and in P1 at school, we will use these words: penis, vulva, bottom and nipples. We do this because if children have the correct words this means we all understand each other. This keeps them safe. And they learn that these are just parts of their bodies, they shouldn’t be embarrassed about
them. You can use these words when you need to talk about their private parts. (Just to explain, we use the word vulva because this is the correct word for the part of their genitals that the girl can see – the vagina is the bit inside).

My body belongs to me! This is the big message we want to get over to children. Children can learn that being touched is their choice. At home you can make sure you don’t tell your child they have to kiss someone goodbye or have to go sit on someone’s knee – they can decide! You can also give your child the clear message. RSHP teaches that if anyone touches or tries to touch their private parts, they can tell you and they will never get in to trouble for such a thing.

In the bathroom – When your child goes to the toilet or has a bath or shower there are opportunities to encourage them to think about what’s private. You might have heard of the PANTS rule, this is a way to say to children that their pants cover their private parts. Also, unless you have to help, children can begin to do more things independently. They can close the bathroom door, wash their hands, put on their clothes.

Information for parents and carers about learning at home:
– Learning at home (English)
– Learning at home (Arabic)
– Learning at home (Mandarin)
– Learning at home (Polish)
– Learning at home (Romanian)
– Learning at home (Urdu)
– Learning at home (Gaelic)

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P1 P.E Homework

Please can you practise rocking back and forth as shown in the video below.

I would love for everyone to be able to rock to stand by the February half term!

Maybe you could make it a family challenge?

Core muscles are very important, not only in P.E, but also for posture when writing or painting.

Thank you!