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Primary 1 Bookbug Bags


It is the end of Book Week Scotland and that means you have taken home your P1 Bookbug Bag! How Exciting! These are yours to keep 😊

In your bags you have 3 books, a pack of pencils, an activity book, a magnetic whiteboard and magnetic numbers!

Brenda is a Sheep by Morag Hood

Watch the book being read aloud

We used the instructions in the back of the book to draw Brenda and her sheep friends!

This is a Dog by Ross Collins

The dog in This is a Dog will not let others have their turn! Primary 1 are very good at taking turns. We know this is important because it is fair and means that everyone is happy.

Watch the book being read aloud

My First Book of Birds illustrated by Zoë Ingram

Watch the book being read aloud

We spread peanut butter or lard on to our kitchen roll tube and rolled it in seeds. We then threaded string through it so we could hang it on the trees.

We then took 4 of our bird feeders into the park and had to sit as quiet as a ninja to listen and look for birds.

We had a go at inventing a new bird! We picked our own colours for the feathers and eggs. Some of us even drew what the bird likes to eat.

We used the voting slip at the back of the activity booklet to vote for our favourite book, then posted them when we went to the Book Box!

Have fun with your magnetic white board and numbers!

  • Make a number line and take one away – guess which one is missing?
  • Mix up the numbers and put them in order
  • Put a whole number at the top and separate the number into parts
  • Can you remember your Dice Patterns?
  • Try making a sum with the + or – signs
  • Can you draw some shapes you know?
  • How about drawing some times on a clock
  • Practise writing your name 🙂

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Friday 20th November – P1

Road Safety Week

Brake 'Road Safety Week 2020' - No Need to Speed | British Horse Society

We have been applying our knowledge of our senses and forces to help keep us safe!

Test your LOOKING skills by playing this road safety game

Test your LISTENING skills by playing this road safety game.

We know that wearing bright clothes helps us to be seen. We used a highlighter pen to colour our fluorescent yellow high visibility jackets. Well done Soraya, Eyad, Khadijah and George for these beautiful road safety pictures.

Can you remember the road safety words? Play this game to find out

After learning about how it is important that cars go slowly to keep us safe, we made posters reminding drivers that there is NO NEED TO SPEED! We included road signs, people wearing high visibility jackets, roads, cars, traffic lights, lollipop people, zebra crossings, emergency vehicles. Wow! Primary 1 did such a brilliant job. Scroll through to see them all ⭐

Forces help things move. We applied our knowledge of forces when we went to the play park. Can you spot if people are pulling or pushing in the photos?

Watch this clip about forces then take the quiz to check if you are a super scientist!

The cars on the street outside school sometimes go too fast. This is because our school is on a slope. We tested this with cars and benches.

We’ve had so much fun this week playing on our road! We have been drivers, emergency vehicles, lollipop people and pedestrians. Pushing a car and crawling at speed is great for gross-motor skills and fantastic exercise!

Anti-Bullying Week

We had a big discussion about the different places we like to go to and the people who we could speak to if we were sad. Remember, we want you to be safe and happy! ❤️️ 

Road Safety Week

Hello, we are the Junior Road Safety Officers. We need your help! We are trying to spread awareness about cycle safety and wearing helmets.

We have created a class challenge for you to take part in. There are four parts, can you complete them all? This will be discussed at assembly on Thursday 19th November. You have one week to complete the tasks. We wonder who will win the prizes… Good luck!

Monday 16th November


We have been continuing our Time topic.

Day is when our side of the earth points towards the sun.

Night is when our side of the earth points away from the sun.

Check out this BBC Bitesize video and quiz

Seymour and his friend giving a presentation about the Earth.

The seasons

There are 4 seasons in a year. November is an autumn season.

Every day this week we have been recording the weather. Autumn has lots of mixed weather. We have had fog, cloud, wind, rain and sunshine this week!

Learn about the seasons, weather and world and help Captain Carrot on his voyage to collect gold coins!

Or try this BBC Bitesize Seasons quiz

Our Senses

Can you play this game to test your knowledge of your senses? > Senses game

Our senses tell our brain what is happening around us. Our senses help to keep us safe. On Friday we completed different challenges to test how good our senses are!

Throwing and catching

We have been practising our throwing and catching but this week with different sized balls! We played a race where one team had a small ball and one team had our giant ball. The giant ball was much easier to throw and catch because it is easier to see with our eyes!

This week…

This week is going to be so exciting because it is Book Week Scotland AND Road Safety Week! We will be going out and about so make sure you have your waterproofs and wellies please 🌧️☔