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PA at the Christmas Shop

Primary A have been getting into the Christmas Spirit with a visit to the Christmas Shop in Dalry.  Everyone was very excited to see all of the different decorations and lights.  It was a lovely sensory experience for all of us with lots to see, touch and feel.

The Christmas Trees were a favourite with many different colours and different types of lights.  Some flashed and others changed slowly which captured everyone’s attention.


CD found santa 🎅 Good Looking 👍

HS looking at lots of different lights

CR exploring different colours on the Christmas Trees

HS asking May if he can wear the head lights.  Please???

CR looking at the snow ornaments. They are very sensory.

CD encountering a large Christmas tree with lots of different colours.

Dalry Christmas Shop

Fun with Zoolab

Primary A joined our friends in Primary D to participate in a visit from Zoolab.  Every single pupil and member of staff loved it and
everyone was involved in looking at and/or touching the different animals.  There were lots of smiles and some very keen explorers.

LO touching a Giant Snail

CR stroking a Bearded Dragon

AC loved the tarantula

CD excited by the Bearded Dragon

RM feeling the turtle’s shell

CR independently feeling the snakes skin

HS taking a closer look at the tarantula

AC stroking the snake

CD watching the snake moving

HS watching the snail coming out of its shell

LO liked the turtle

RM watching the Giant Snail

A Peek inside our Elves Workshop

Our Primary A Elves have been very very busy over the last few weeks.  We have been making and gathering up all of the resources within our elf pack.  Some of the Elves missed the post and landed in our Sensory Garden meaning we had to go on an Elf Hunt.

Christmas  has begun in Primary A with our workshop and the beginning of our crafts for Christmas Fayre.  Lots of exciting times ahead.

HS and CD are very proud of their hard work.

CR finding the elves that were hiding in our Sensory Garden.

CD posting some of our Elves to their adoptive families.

HS helping Kelly with some laminating. He’s a very busy boy.

CD organising resources into bundles ready for packaging.

HS showing CD the Elves that have arrived for adoption.

🎃 Halloween in Primary A 🎃

Halloween has brought lots of fun exploring with our senses and getting messy through sensory play with pumpkins, spaghetti and ice.  We have been exploring these through touch, taste and smell.

We have decorated our classroom with lights, Halloween toys and pictures.  We dressed up for our party and turned our Sensory Studio into a spooky cave which we shared with Primary D.

LH tracking the lights on Debbie’s Halloween hair

CD exploring science – foaming fun inside a pumpkin

HS using his senses to explore our Halloween themed Sensory Studio

Selfie before our Halloween Party

CR exploring our new class light. She moved it around creating different patterns on the wall.

PA activities &decorated Sensory Studio

HS independently exploring Halloween themed Sensory Play





PA Visit to Ardrossan Community Fire Station

CD loved the engine with it’s flashing blue lights.

CR was very happy to try on a helmet and clean the Fire Engine using a hose.

HS explored every aspect of the Fire Engine and was excited to be able to sit in the Fire Engine.

LH was very interested in the different tools used.

Primary A and Primary B went to visit Ardrossan Community Fire Station and met with the wonderful Fire Fighters on shift.  They were very helpful and gave our classes opportunities to explore different areas of the Engine and to see and touch the different tools they need.  We were lucky to see the emergency lights and to hear the Sirens which were very loud.  But we loved it all.  We had a great time exploring and everyone particularly loved using the hose.

Thank you to everyone at Ardrossan Fire Station for having us.


We hope you all have a lovely October holiday.


Love from Primary A

Primary A Enterprise

This week in Primary A we have been preparing for our Christmas enterprise fundraiser. Our class idea is to create a “Sensory Elf on a Christmas Shelf”. Look out for the letters being sent home with order forms. Once completed they are to be returned to Primary A no later than Oct 27th.

The children helped us choose the materials and the packs are made with our fabulous pupils in mind. Supporting visuals will be inside the packs alongside 24 suggested activities to help bring the seasonal fun!

Here is how your elf and contents will look. He really does come with everything you will need to get started!

This picture is how your elf will be packaged when winging his way to your home

We have signed up to be pledge number 10 in line with the “Friends of James McFarlane” initiative so rest assured that every penny spent on elves…goes straight back into the school.


We decided to choose our Elf name by using objects of reference. Our objects were class favourites that we encounter in our daily routines. The votes are in: Meet Mr Bubbles!!



We are gearing up for another busy week before our half term holiday so keep hour eyes peeled for more news.

Warmest Wishes from all in Primary A

Primary A Maths

This week we have been exploring shape and colour using our senses. We discovered that lots of circles, squares, rectangles and triangles are in and around our daily life in school. Here are a few pictures to enjoy of our outdoor sensory play and beyond #mathsweek #headteacherchallenge #primaryA #jamesmac

Carter exploring circles

Harry looking for fuzzy squares…..he found a white one!

Chloe found an orange circle

Liam having fun creating a boat