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Welcome to our P1a Home Learning page
Each week a new grid of suggested activities will be posted onto our P1a page. The activities and ideas have been created and chosen so that they can be used at home without needing too many resources or preparation. Please don’t worry if you don’t manage to do all the activities during the week or find some tricky – try your best 🙂
It would great to see what you are doing so please do email me some photographs or video clips and share your news. Please also email if you have any questions about the activities or tasks.
This week’s core learning grid (click links to download)
We hope you enjoy this week’s activities. We have a new sound and a new number to learn this week, as well as some creative modelling tasks and some science experiments to try. Click the link below to access the grid and the additional resources.
Ongoing Additional Resources
This week’s Team Meets: Tuesday 9th at 11am and Thursday 11th at 11am.
Please refer to the Week 1 email for more details on how to access Microsoft Teams. Additionally, click here to access help sheets and videos for Microsoft Teams.
Miss Gainford Activities – RME and Health
- RME: Use this link to learn more about how people celebrate Chinese New Year. Practise saying Gong Xi Fa Cai (pronounced Gung Hay Fat Choy) to wish people great happiness and success this new year. Why not draw your on Chinese dragon – colour some of it red as it is seen to be a very lucky colour.
- Health: We are learning about how plants grow. Watch this video to learn about the life cycle of a sunflower. Have a look at the flowers growing near you or see if you can get some seeds to grow your own flowers.
Previous Grids – January 2021
Welcome back to Week 4 of home learning. This week we are continuing to explore some of our favourites stories, this time read in Scots Language. We hope you enjoy listening to ‘The Teeger that Cam fur his Tea’ by Judith Kerr and its follow up activities. Click below to access the grid and some other resources mentioned for this week.
Miss Gainford Activities – RME and Health
- RME: Watch this video to learn about the Hindu Spring celebration of Holi. Click here to colour in this Holi picture: Holi Colouring Picture Or draw your own picture of you celebrating the festival.
- Health: Do you have a pet? Discuss with someone at home how you look after your pet properly. Watch this video from the RSPCA to learn about caring for your pets. Look at the picture below and see if you can match the pet to the correct food.
Hello, everyone! Welcome back for Week 3 of home learning. We are continuing our Scottish theme this week, with even more emphasis on Scots language and culture due to the celebration of Burn’s Night this week.
Our story on the grid is ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson, read in Scots language. We hope you enjoy this week’s activities! Click below to access the grid and any other resources you may need.
Miss Gainford Activities – RME and Health
- RME: Use this video to learn more about the Persian New Year Festival called Norouz. Click on the link to access the colouring page to go along with the Festival – Norouz Colouring Pages – and follow Miss Gainford’s instructions in this week’s email on how to colour it.
- Health: This week we are looking at living things which include plants, people and animals. Living things breathe, move, grow and reproduce they also need food and water. The next time that you go for a walk see how many living things you can spot.
Hi, everyone! Welcome back for Week 2 of home learning! This week we are visiting a well loved character and story!
After listening to ‘Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted’, we have some lovely activities for you to try – some draw-alongs, some independent writing, some outdoor art – and much more! We have also introduced some new learning via online learning videos. Click the link below to access this week’s grid.
Miss Gainford Activities – RME and Health
- RME: Talk to someone at home about the family traditions you have at New Year. Watch this video about New Year traditions around the world: shorturl.at/rszOP
- Enjoy this video showing different fireworks celebrations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEWplE9fG4M
- At the beginning of the year, people often make a goal they’d like to achieve that year. Talk about what you want to do this year.
- Health: We are spending more time at home at the moment and need to know it’s a safe place. See if you can spot 10 dangerous things in the picture of a kitchen below. Then go to your own kitchen with an adult and talk about how to be safe in this room of the house.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first week of home learning!
We are starting off our Scotland theme with a focus on ‘Nip Nebs’ by Susi Briggs, a Scots retelling of Jack Frost. Please click the link below to access the learning grid of activities for this week. Feel free to email with photos of what you’ve been up to!
Below are additional resources used in this week’s grid. You can come back and use these again in later weeks too, as they will be a good resources for consolidating our sounds and number.
Previous learning grids: March – June 2020
Welcome back for the final week of Primary 1!
Just a few activities for you to try if you wish.
Otherwise, it’s been wonderful to have you in my class this year and I wish you all the best as you head into P2 and P2/3! Have a wonderful summer holiday when it arrives!
15/06/20 & 22/06/20
Hi there! Things are a little different over the next two weeks. To help with transition and getting to know your new teacher, please follow the links below to your new class for this week’s activities!
Although there is no official P1 grid for the next two weeks, please click below to see what is still available if you are looking for something extra to do. Please note: there is no expectation to complete these activities.
Finally, if you have yet to send us a clip of what you’ve loved doing in P1 for the celebration video, please send it via email as soon as possible. Thank you!
Hello, everyone! I’m staying with Miss Conacher whilst we’re all at home, but don’t want to miss out on telling you about my adventures. Make sure to check back here each week for a new diary entry!
online learning p1 week 11 Miss Gainford
Welcome back to another week! We’re back with Mrs Armitage in her final book, Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave.
She’s heading to the beach in the story and learns how to surf. We hope you enjoy all of the seaside activities we have for you this week! We’ve also got a special activity for you to do in the last box on the grid – please complete if you can.
Additional Links: Outdoor Art Ideas
Have a great week, everyone!
Hi, everyone! We’re returning to Mrs Armitage once again this week and travelling with her on adventures in her new car.
Quite a few craft/junk modelling ideas this week, alongside some more computer activities. Look out for a separate email giving you log in details for Purple Mash – a new resource we’re looking to use quite regularly.
Don’t forget – this week is our Sports Week, so look out for the last box on the grid which has ideas for staying active. On Wednesday, we’re doing a Virtual Relay. All the slots in the timetable have been taken, but please feel free to join in by being active for 30 minutes during the day, and send in any photos of what you’ve been up to!
Hope you have an enjoyable week!
Miss Gainford’s Activities
Hello, everyone! We are back this week with another book related grid!
This is one of my favourite stories, so I hope you enjoy the activities! We are introducing a new topic in Maths this week – time! Watch our video on how to tell o’clock times on an analogue clock. Lots of bike activities this week as well. Have a super time! Looking forward to seeing what you’re getting up in the emails!
This week we are consolidating some of the learning from the last 4 weeks. We hope you enjoy the activities we’ve put together for you! We are introducing activities on Education City this week – those will be live on your Education City log in for Monday! Have a great week!
Fastest Finger Coin Recognition Cards – suggestions for questions for the Fast Finger Coin Game, but feel free to make up your own!
Hi everyone! This is the last week for Oliver Jeffers – we hope you enjoy the story and activities!
We’ve had lots of lovely feedback about the drawing and science activities, so we’ve added some more of those in for you this week. We’ve also included something that you might be missing – TEN TOWN! We’ve used another video to allow you to access this resource and hope we can continue to do this weekly. Look out for a separate email this coming week, giving you extra suggestions for your own child on how to keep up the reading at home. Have a great week!
Hello, everyone! Welcome back to a new week and a new grid.
This week’s story is ‘The Way Back Home’. Follow the boy as his aeroplane journey doesn’t go quite to plan and he makes a new friend on the moon. The grid has lots of fun activities for you to choose from – we hope you enjoy the activities.
No additional links this week – all links and resources are in the grid. Enjoy!
Miss Gainford Activities
Hello, everybody! I hope you enjoyed last week’s grid.
This week’s Oliver Jeffers story is ‘Lost and Found’. We have linked three different versions of the story for you to choose from, but also feel free to read from the physical book if you own in. This week’s grid has some new learning – we are introducing the topic of money and completing some floating and sinking experiments – so please read the note at the bottom of the grid for more information. Have a great week!
Welcome back, everyone! I hope you had an enjoyable time over the last two weeks.
Over the next four weeks, we will be completing book studies on Oliver Jeffers’ stories. Each week will introduce a new story by Oliver Jeffers, the grid will link you to videos of the story being told, and the other activities will be based around the topics within the story.
This week we are reading ‘How to Catch a Star’. I hope you enjoy listening to the story and trying out some of the related activities on the grid below. Please don’t forget to use the email address if you’d like to send some photos – I really love receiving them! Have a good week!
Additional Links for Games (7th activity on grid)
Primary 1 week 3 activities Miss Gainford
We’re now heading into the Easter Holidays – although these holidays look very different than expected. I know you’ll have lots of fun things you’d like to do over the next two weeks, but if you find yourself with some time on your hands, we’ve made a document filled with ideas to keep you busy.
Please feel free to continue to send pictures and videos of the wonderful activities you’ve been doing – I love to look at them!
I hope you have a fun and relaxed time over the holidays. Check back here after the two week break for a new grid and a new diary from Ted! Stay safe and well, everyone!
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having an enjoyable time at home and staying safe!
This week we are finishing off our Bears topic and have some Easter time activities for you. Click the link below to download the learning grid. A few activities have extra links that are not attached to the grid – please come back to this page and click the other links to complete those activities.
Additional Links for ‘Guess the Word’ and ‘Bear Facts’:
Hello from Miss Gainford and Doofles.
This week we are looking at Easter symbols which are things that are linked to Easter such as Easter bonnets, bunnies and eggs and chicks, candles and crosses. See if you can find and count each one then write the correct numbers in boxes and colour in the pictures neatly, remember no gaps or overlaps.
On the back of this sheet, you could design your own Easter bonnet which could have one or more of the Easter symbols on it and if you have the materials, you could make it to wear. The easiest way to make a hat is to staple, glue or stick a strip of paper to fit your head and then add your pictures to it. Everyone could join in and you could have an Easter parade in your Easter bonnet.
Following your bear topic theme, I would like you to organize a teddy bear picnic [don’t worry if you don’t have a teddy any toy or family member could be invited].
Make a list of what you would like to eat at your party and check to see if you have everything that you need.
You could design an invitation with pictures of what you are going to eat and drink and a teddy bear border.
With a grown up prepare the food, taking care with any sharp objects such as graters and knives and don’t forget to wash your hands well and use a clean surface and tidy up afterwards.
When it is all ready choose your spot. If you are lucky enough to have a garden and the weather is fine it could be outside or if not, choose which room.
Lay a cloth or picnic blanket down on the ground and arrange your food and drink in the middle and set the places with a cup and plate for everyone, including teddy, and knife, fork and spoon if you need it.
Think of some games you could play at your picnic and take a photograph of your teddy hiding.
Listen to the Teddy bear picnic song and enjoy.
Here is an extra Easter sheet for you to have fun with.
Happy Easter to you all.
This week we are continuing our Bears topic. Click the link below to download a list of activities you can do with your child.
Hello from Miss Gainford and Doofles. We are continuing with our Easter topic and we would like you to watch or listen to the Easter story and to tell someone what you can remember about it and then draw a picture of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey.
Watch how some Christians celebrate Easter https://youtu.be/StlJgYF-Ki8
CBeebies | Celebrating Easter | Let’s Celebrate
In drama, we were going to have an Easter egg hunt. You could draw or paint Easter eggs and then cut them out and hide them for someone else to find and tell them that they are getting closer by saying hot or hotter or cold and colder for further away and then they can hide it for you.
From Miss Gainford and Doofles