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P1 – Friday 12th May

Pop Art

Primary 1 have begun a series of lessons inspired by Andy Warhol’s Pop Art. Our first lesson focussed on a study of his images of Queen Elizabeth II and used what we learnt to create our own of King Charles III.


We have been working on comparing size and ordering these from shortest to tallest, smallest to biggest or lightest to heaviest.

We can use balance scales, non-standard units and some pupils have moved on to using rulers to measure.

Have a go at making your own balance scales at home by watching this video lesson Miss Copeland made during Lockdown!

Colin and Mrs D were measuring some very big dinosaurs outside using meter sticks and trundle wheels, and comparing with our hands and feet with the feet of dinosaurs!


After learning about the parts of the plants and what they need to grow, we conducted a quick experiment to find out if they really do take in water. After leaving the celery in inky water for 1 hour, we sliced it up and noticed how the coloured dye travelled up the stem of the celery!

Term 3 Learning Overview

Please see the document below to see what learning Primary 1 will be doing in their final term!

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Primary 1 – A Royal Good Time!

We were invited to a Royal Tea Party! We wore crowns which we had made with our buddies, as well as dressing up. We each had a cake and diluting juice and played some party games.

Coronation Fête Day!

With 4 bouncy castles, didi cars, candy floss, ice cream, popcorn AND a slushy machine, I think it’s safe to say Friday was a day to remember! A big thank you to Mrs Roberson who secured the funding to provide these festivities.

Time to Grow

We have so much growing in our classroom – caterpillars, cress, dinosaurs and us! We will be exploring what changes happen to our bodies as we ‘grow up’ (height/weight), what happens to seeds/caterpillars (life cycle) and what living things need to survive!

Number Bonds

We have been lucky enough to have Miss Laing and Mrs Brunner visiting us to help with our number bond learning. Below you can see different types of resources. You can see that they are using the concrete (physical) materials before moving on to writing the abstract sums.

Number bonds card game

We have been using a pack of cards to practise our number bonds. After taking out the J/Q/K but keeping in the joker cards, we decide a number e.g. “how many more to make.. 10” and each take a turn turning over the top card. if you get it wrong, put it to the bottom of the back. If you get it right, you keep it. BUT if you find a joker – you have to put them all back! You can make the game trickier or easier by asking how many more to make 5 or trickier by going up to 20!

No problem if you don’t have a deck of cards at home as there are websites available such as the one below which can provide you with a random card.

Hit the button is still a big hit in our classroom. Number Bonds to 10 is our starting point and some pupils are on Number Bonds to 20 too!

Please don’t forget to check Education City for home learning activities.

New phonics, numeracy and science activities have been added for you to work through!

Mental Agility – Adding and Subtracting

I have allocated games to Education City that match this month’s mental agility focus. Below is the home learning grid. It is expected that pupils do at least 1 task a week from the grid.

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Egg-citing News in P1!

Primary 1 were shocked to come back from lunch on Tuesday to find the classroom cordoned off. Mrs Henry explained that she didn’t know what made the mess, but that she found a box in her room which may have something to do with it…

When we opened it up we found an… egg!

There was also a scroll in it which stated that Primary 1 is to look after it until further notice…

Davie the Janitor checked the ‘CCTV’ and found that a dinosaur had been in our classroom!

To Be Continued…

Egg-citing Experiment!

We investigated the effects of different drinks on eggs, imagining they were our teeth!
We predicted which ones will be ‘good’ and ‘bad’ and what we think would happen to each one.

4 days later, on the last day of term, we observed the differences in the eggs.

  • “The vinegar one is squishy” Aiden
  • “The water one feels smooth and hard, normal” Lola
  • [The diluting juice one is] “squishy, bumpy, rough” Eddy
  • “The milk is smooth and hard” Mohamed
  • [The coffee one is] “hard and and turned brown” Jana
  • [The Cola one] “turned brown, hard, smooth” Sarah
  • [The orange juice one is] “cracked, bumpy, hard, sandy” Aiden

Primary 1 sorted the drinks into ‘good drinks’ and ‘bad drinks’ for our teeth. (Excuse the cracked water one!)


When looking at combining and partitioning, we are aiming to teach the place value of numbers, not simply ‘adding’.

The 5 in the number below is actually worth 50, whereas the 4 is worth 4, because of it’s place in the number.

Additionally, when adding 100, 20 and 8 we do not get 100208. We need to layer the numbers on top of each other to get 128.

This Week primary 1 are working on Number Bonds

How many different ways can you make the number 5 using two hands?

0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 4+1, 5+0

Can you use resources to write sums to make the number 10?

These are number bonds. Primary 1 will be needing to recall their number bonds to 10 quickly. This is a key skill.

Here are two games to play at home

Hit the button –

Subtraction to 10 –

Check Education City for home learning tasks.

Work your way through the games at your own pace.