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Monday 28th September – P1

Wow we squeezed in so much learning in our 4 day week. Have a look below to see what we have been up to…

Outdoor Learning with Mr Reid

We built nature faces 🙂

We made a sandwich for a monster!

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We spotted pictures in the clouds

But Miss Copeland forgot to take a photograph of this so here’s one from the internet…


I love hearing all about what you do at home. In our writing we have been trying to include tricky words like The and I. Well done to Mohammad and Rayan who both used I in their independent writing this week!


On Wednesday afternoons we do P.E. We warmed up and stretched, then practised our throwing, catching and balancing with lots of different equipment!


We have been practising drawing our 2D shapes with water and spotting 2D shapes in the faces of 3D shapes by printing

We have also been playing games where we have to count on. When we play our board games we roll the dice, add up the spots then count on the right amount of squares.

Domino/dice patterns – We need to learn that the pattern of the spots is a number. Can you watch the video below and shout out how many spots there are?

Big Deal and Little Deal

When we have a problem we ask “Is this a big deal or a little deal”

To read the story, click on the link below.


Once a month we draw a beautiful self portrait of ourselves. We think about the song ‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’ when we draw to make sure we have lots of detail. We also think about what we are wearing! Do you have a heart on your zip? A clip in your hair? Let’s put that in our pictures!

Washing our hands

Don’t forget to use soap when you wash your hands. It’s the soap, not the water that kills the nasty germs. Try the experiment below at home 🙂

New rules

The Scottish Government have issued new rules to keep us safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New rules can be confusing for us all.

Here is a visual representation of some of the new rules. They will help us all to understand them a bit better.

We will continue to check and follow local government advice.

Remember to clean your hands often and stay physically distanced from people who are not in your household.

Tuesday 22nd September – RSHP

Dear Families, I am writing to share with you that we will soon begin the RSHP Education programme of Health and Well-being with Primary 1. There is a letter attached below for you to read about what your child will be learning about at school.

Learning at school (English)

Learning at school (Arabic)

Learning at school (Mandarin)

Learning at school (Polish)

Learning at school (Romanian)

Learning at school (Urdu)

If you wish to find out more about how you can help at home, click the appropriate link below. In their first lesson they will be learning about their bodies. Best wishes, Miss Copeland

Learning at home (English)

Learning at home (Arabic)

Learning at home (Mandarin)

Learning at home (Polish)

Learning at home (Romanian)

Learning at home (Urdu)

Monday 21st September

Hello! Our classroom is looking so beautiful with all of your work on the walls. Let’s have a look at some of our displays…

Our P1 Learning Heroes

Our Learning Heroes help to remind us that we need to use our superpowers when we are learning. Through the story of the Bear and Ellie, we learn about the heroes who can help us on our learning journey. To read the story, click the link below.

Our weekly Timetable

As you can see from our timetable below, we have outdoor learning on Tuesdays and Outdoor PE on Wednesdays. We are not getting changed for PE at the moment so please wear suitable clothes on these days. Please bring a warm waterproof coat every day as we may take our learning outside!


We want everyone to be able to count forwards and backwards to 20. Here are 2 videos that we like to bounce along to!

Sequencing numbers. Can you count forward starting on a number that isn’t 1? try this sequencing game Try sequencing > counting in ones > “1 to 10” or “10 to 1” or go up to 100 if you’re feeling brave!

Ordering numbers- Can you order the caterpillars from the fewest spots to the most spots?

or the numbers on the caterpillar from smallest to biggest numers?

This week we have been talking about 2D shapes. We need to know the…

  • Name of the shape
  • How many corners it has
  • Sides – Are they curved? Straight? How many are there?

Try this at home!

Water bottles are a super fun way to take our learning outside! Making shapes and letters while squeezing and making our hands strong. Not to worry if you make a mistake as the sun will dry it all up ☀️


This week we introduced the letters n and i. We now know 6 letters s,a,t,p,i,n. With these letters we can make lots of words!

When we put letters together, they make words. This is a key piece of understanding. Often these words follow the pattern Consonant, Vowel, Consonant. Like cat, tin or sit. These are called CVC words.



Can you blend the letters together to read these words?


Try making a game like this at home. Can you get all the way around the board?

Try watching the videos below without sound. Can you read the words? Watch again with the sound. Did you get it right?


We have 3 steps in our writing

  1. Think about what it is you want to write down. “I went to the park”. It has 5 words.
  2. Write down the words or sounds you know. Leave a space in between words and put a full stop at the end.
  3. Now we need to read what has been written.

Tricky Words

We also introduced our first tricky word this week… I. We use I a lot in our Monday writing diaries. “I went to the park”, “I did some shopping”, “I helped Dad”.

I is a tricky word because it cannot be ‘sounded out’. Tricky words are sometimes called ‘sight words’. It’s just a case of learn learn learn learning them. The video below is a catchy way to learn tricky words.

Class Representatives

Each class in the school has a set of class representatives; pupils who represent the class for different topics. The Pupil Council will meet with Mrs Jessop (Head Teacher) to make big decisions about the school. The Eco Rep will meet with Mr McPheely (P6) about recycling and looking after the planet. The HWB Rep will meet with Ms Finlayson (SFL) to talk about healthy brains and bodies (Health week) and the Art Rep will meet with Miss Kerr (P7) to talk about the yearly Art Gallery. Due to Covid, we are not yet sure how everyone will meet, but may I say a big well done to everyone who was brave and volunteered and congratulations to the pupils who were voted in!

Well done superstars! Have a lovely week, Miss Copeland