Castle Douglas Primary and Early Learning and Childcare Centre

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Primary 1

Welcome to the Primary 1 School Information Page! 


Below are some transition resources that you may find useful before your learner starts P1 in August:


Transition Booklet 2023


School Tour Video from Previous P1 Pupils


Video from the P7 Buddies


Classroom Tours




Ways to Keep in Touch 

Our Twitter Page – follow us for photos of what we’re up to and quick information updates. 

The Class Email – our class email addresses are the main way we communicate with you at home, so please keep an eye on your inbox!  

Mrs McDavid –      

Miss McCall –




Click below to access the information videos we have made which give more details on areas of the curriculum that your child will take part in during the Primary 1 year. There are also some additional resources linked below that may be of use. 


General Information – watch for more information about the school day and weekly timetable. 


Our Play Pedagogy – watch to find out more about the importance of play inside and outside of our classrooms. 


Language Skills and Phonics – watch for information about the critical language skills covered in Term 1, as well as more information about our Phonics program and how you can support at home. 

Jolly Phonics Rhymes and Letters 

Highland Literacy Materials – scroll down the page to the purple boxes. Click on any of the language skills to find more activities you could do to work on these concepts. 


Reading – watch for information about pre-reading skills, the reading schemes we use at Castle Douglas, homework opportunities and how you can engage with reading at home. 


Maths and Numeracy – watch to find out more about the numeracy skills your child is learning, the main number scheme called Ten Town and other areas of maths we’ll be covering throughout the year. 

Extra Resources 

Ten Town Numbers and Rhymes 

Ten Town Home Access Page 


Forest Fridays – learn more about our outdoor activities on a Friday. 


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