Primary 2/1

Primary 2/1 Class Information

Hello Primary 2/1,

I would love to hear and see what you and your families have been up to via email. I am missing you all and hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well. If you need any more learning activities, just have a question or want a chat please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks, Miss Alexander 🙂

My email is:




 The link below explains how to access the page. It explains how to find the tasks and send photographs of yourself and your work back to me for a comment. When you receive your username, log on and say hello.  It may take us all a while (including me) to get used to working this way so please don’t worry!
 Primary 1 task ideas will continue to be added on our class page here for the time being and I can still be contacted via email.


Since our Movie Week Challenge was so popular, this weeks challenge is to create a Quiz Night!

Here is today’s starter challenge:

Sumdog Competitions

The Maths and Spelling Sumdog competitions are back this week. Good luck! I will be logging on to see how you are getting on throughout the week.

Maths Challenges

Here are some challenges for you to try this week. Primary 1 haven’t learnt about multiplying yet but they can just count and add for number 3 instead.

Here is a link to a May Wellness Calendar, it gives you some lovely active ideas to complete at home over the month when you have some free time, enjoy!  May-Calendar

Good Morning Boys and Girls! 5.5.20

Today is going to be a beautiful day! Take your learning outside when it’s possible. I recently received two lovely videos of learning taking place outdoors. Elena made an assault course in her back garden and Arthur worked with his sister to make a learning trail on a path using chalk. Well done to you all, learning while having fun and keeping fit!

Remember the Paddington Bear live lesson on facebook at 11am today. Don’t worry if you miss the live, Poppy Scotland are going to share it later on YouTube.


Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

This week is a short week as we are only at school on Monday and Tuesday. I am going to post some activities you might like to do throughout the week.

Here is a community art competition you might like to take part in to show the local residents living in Erskine care homes we are thinking of them at these difficult times.

On Friday  this week it is the 75th anniversary of VE day. This marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) Victory in Europe Day.

Tomorrow there is a lovely 10 minute live lesson with Paddington bear at 11am. He is going to tell us all about child evacuees from the Second World War and a chance to discover what he would have had inside his suitcase. All you need is some paper and a pen/pencil.

Here is the link to the live event:

Some other VE Day activities for you to try this week…

You could call, FaceTime or write a letter to your Grandparents, Great- Grandparents or elderly neighbours and ask them what it was like to be young during the 1940s. Think of questions you would like to ask them.

Create a poppy

A  poppy is something we wear to remember the people whose lives are affected by wars.

Can you try to make your own poppy? You can be as creative as you want. This could be by drawing around your hands or even by  paint.

Games from the 1940s

Maybe you could try playing some of the games that were popular during the 1940’s.

Jacks, hopscotch, marbles, skipping

Two balls up the wall – Start slowly, hold two balls throw them up against the wall one by one and then catch them. When feeling confident add more balls or allow a bounce before catching.

Foursquare or Boxball – The only things you need to get started in a game of Four Squares are some chalk, a patch of concrete somewhere, a bouncy ball like a football and four people. Draw a large square and divide this big square into four equally sized small squares, numbered 1-4. Each player stands in one of the four squares. To start the game, the player in square four serves the ball by bouncing it in their square once and then hitting it towards one of the other squares. The receiving player then hits the ball to any other player in one of the other squares.  The ball must bounce in another player’s square, and they must hit it to another player before it bounces a second time.  A player may hit the ball before it bounces, if they choose to do so.   If a player hits the ball so that it misses another player’s square, or fails to hit the ball before the second bounce after it has landed in their square, they are “out”. When a player is out, the other players move up to take their place, and that player moves to the last square, or to the end of the line, if there are more than four players. The object of the game is to move up to and hold the server’s position.

Cats Cradle— In cat’s cradle, two people make shapes with string and pass them back and forth. To play cat’s cradle, you need: two people and a piece of string tied at the ends to make a circle.

75 Seconds — How many can you do: star jumps? Claps? Hula hoops? catch a ball? Create your own?

Listen, sing and dance to some 1940s songs:

The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Run, Rabbit, Run sung by Flanagan and Allen


Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today is the 1st of May. I have loved receiving all your lovely photos and updates this week, thank you! I have a virtual staff meeting soon with Mr Lyle and all the other teachers but I will be back on after to reply and upload them all for your friends to see. Tonight is movie night at each of your houses! I have posted the final movie card down below. I am so glad so many of you have tried and enjoyed the project this week. Well done!

Mr Martindale has recorded a story for you all with a little help from his daughter Amelie. We hope you like it!

 There’s a Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins. Kind permission from author and Nosy Crow publications.

This is Amelie’s favourite book, what is your favourite book and why?

How did you get on with recapping your 12 months of the year yesterday? Do you know how many days are in each month? This is a great rhyme to learn to help you remember!

Have a wonderful weekend when it comes!


Can you believe it is the last day of April today? A new month tomorrow is a good way to talk about the months of the year. Can you say them in order? Can you name the month in which you celebrate: your birthday, Christmas, Hallowe’en, Valentine’s Day etc.   There are lots of songs online to help you learn and remember them.

Week Beginning 27.4.20

This week there is another maths Sumdog competition running and now we also have access to the spelling resources too! There is a spelling competition on which will be great for you to revise your phonics and spelling sounds. To begin with it will ask you some questions to gauge what level you are it.  I will be logging on to see how you are all getting on throughout the week. Good luck and have fun!

Well done to Maren for coming in 5th place out of the whole school during last weeks maths competition!

Daily competition updates are posted on the school Twitter, P2/1 you are doing a great job so this week. WELL DONE!

Mrs Hunter found and shared a lovely short story with me. It might help your child make more sense of our current social distancing situation.

Friday Movie Night Project

Each day this week, I am going to post a daily challenge for you to complete then by Friday evening you will be ready to have a movie night with your family. All arranged by you!

Before we finished up in school we learnt how to take  a survey and how to record our results using tally marks. Remember 1,2,3,4 and 5 goes across. Give this a go when carrying out your movie night survey. As a follow on activity Primary 1 could create a pictograph of their results and Primary 2 a bar graph.

Here is a photo of the bar graph Sean made. He had two films with the same number of votes but has decided they will watch Beauty and the Beast on Friday night. Great work revising information handling Sean!

Tuesday Activity 28.4.20

I would love to see some of your movie posters! Remember to add all the important key details, colour and illustrations to make it eye catching for your customers.

If you have seen the movie before you can add a summary but if it is new you can add a prediction. What do you think it will be about?

Wednesday’s Activity 29.4.20

Have fun creating tickets for your movie, you will need to collect these at the door of your living room on Friday before showing everyone to their seats.

Thursday’s Activity 30.4.20

Good Morning, it is so lovely to hear that lots of you are enjoying the movie challenge this week! Charley sent me over a photo of her  cinema sign and tickets she made with her sister, great work girls!

Today’s Challenge is to prepare some snacks for your movie night. It’s time to get your apron on and do some baking but only if your mum or dad are free to help you! If not you can set up a tuck shop, you can make a list of all your available products and give them a sensible price. Remember to include some healthy snacks too, have fun!

Sofia made some yummy looking cakes for her movie night!

Movie Night is here 1.5.20

Maren also took part in this week’s project and here are all the lovely posters, tuck shop signs and tickets she made. Well done Maren, you have been busy! Her family are going to be watching Beauty and the Beast tonight too.

Sean and Ryan have their movie den all ready for tonight. It looks very comfy and cosy!

Extra Reading Materials

Oxford Owl have lots of free ebooks you can read online including some Biff, Chip and Kipper stories.  There are also reading activities you can download as well. You can register for free here:

Remember once you have read a book, discuss the Three Sharings like we do in school. These are your likes and dislikes, connections to the story and any puzzles you may have thought of.

You might want to then go on and complete a book review. Here is a template you can use.

On my daily walk at Barshaw park I spotted lots of little daisies on the grass. One of my favourite things to do when I was little was to make daisy chain bracelets, crowns and necklaces , maybe you could try and create one! Send me a photo if you do.

Here is a treasure hunt challenge for you to try. I look forward to seeing what you managed to find. 

Wednesday 22nd April was World Earth Day.

Earth Day is a celebration of the planet we live on as well as an opportunity to talk about climate change action.

All around the world people take part in events to promote climate action and encourage others to protect the planet.

Maybe you could design a poster about our Earth and how we can protect it.  Go outside and make something using the natural resources you find. Think about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and use some junk to make a model.

On your daily walk or in your garden collect some natural materials such as leaves, stones,twigs and petals and use them to make a collage picture. Then take a photo of it. You could also use them to write your name, form letters and numbers.

Here is a new scavenger hunt for you to try this week 🌈  I look forward to getting your answers later in the week.

BBC Bitesize Daily launches Monday, April 20 across BBC iPlayer, Red Button and online at

Class Learning Updates:

Arthur has been revising his addition and subtraction up to 10 using the magnetic whiteboard all the Primary 1’s got this year in their BookBug bag, great idea!!

Sean has been enjoying seeing all the lovely colours and smelling all the beautiful flowers on his daily walks. He is missing all his friends at Bargarran. We miss you too Sean but I am glad you are staying safe 🙂

Sofia has spending lots of time out in the sunshine! She has been riding her bike, painting and playing in her paddling pool. Today she wrote her weekly news which was a wonderful Literacy activity to do. Well done Sofia!

Elena has been busy playing games with her family, writing imaginary stories, creating dens, taking photos using her camera and spending lots of time outdoors walking and mastering how to ride her scooter properly. She is also being a superstar big sister. Great work Elena, keep it up!












How cute is Elena’s dog!! 

Charley sent me some lovely photos of her taking part in the rainbow scavenger hunt. Well done, its great to see you out enjoying the sunshine!

Here is Cole taking part in the Spring Scavenger hunt. He even managed to spot a ladybird. Great work Cole, it’s so lovely to see you learning outdoors!

















Here are a few photos of activities Jayden has been doing whilst off school and learning from home. Well done keeping yourself busy learning, painting and keeping fit!



Jaimie has been busy working away at home completing her learning pack. She even wrote a book review! Well done Jaimie.

Here are photos of Maren’s Bargarran Bear and Jessica’s Bargarran Bear.  Well done girls! If your child coloured one in, please send it to my email and I will post it here.


















Maren drew a beautiful, bright illustration which she named “A day in the city after the virus has gone.” I think we can all agree we are looking forward to that time 🙂

Week 1:

Arthur made a wonderful roller coaster as part of the Lego challenge! Well done!

He also enjoyed some time colouring in:

Elena took part in a science experiment!

Jessica has been revising her ch spelling words and her common words. She even took part in a spelling test. Well done!

She drew a lovely picture of a T-Rex called Darcy:

Jessica challenged herself to see how many words she could think of beginning with the letter ‘b’.

A great task for Primary 2 is to revise your 2,5 and 10 times tables!

Remember children learn a lot of skills through their daily play:

How Can You Help Your Child at Home?

A variety of  ideas and activities can be found in your child’s red folder/ learning pack 🙂

Read with  your child each day using their reading strategies bookmark, knowledge of phonics and tricky words to support. At the start get make a prediction about what they think might happen in the story. At the end get them to summarise some key events from the book. You can also play a game of word finder. You tell them a word from the book and they have to see how fast they can find it!

Continue to reinforce correct  letter and number formation.

Continue to count daily up to 100 and down again. Count in 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s for an extra challenge!

All children were learning how to tell the time on an analogue and digital clock. Primary 1 were focusing on o’clock and Primary 2 o’clock and half past.

Primary 1

Revise all single and double sounds taught this year. Use your cards to make up 3, 4 and 5 letter words. Jolly Phonics songs can be found on YouTube. Continue to learn your tricky words as well.

Revise adding and subtracting up to 10 or 20 if you want an extra challenge. Learn all the different number stories within 10 off by heart. Remember the spiderman switch!

Primary 2

Revise all spelling sounds taught this year. They can be found in your yellow spelling jotter.

Revise:  adding and subtracting up to 30. Recap your 2,5 and 10 times tables.

Here are some talking activities you can try:

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Home Photo Challenge

Some useful educational websites / apps to use at home:
Literacy and Numeracy    (Username and password is in your child’s homework diary)  (Free access right now. Username: march20 Password: home)


(Link to Big Cat books and worksheets- a resource we use in school)

Stories to listen to:

Educational programmes to watch:

Numberjacks – episodes on YouTube


Jack Hartman videos  – can be found on YouTube and are a wonderful way for children to learn whilst doing some exercise!

Sticky Kids songs

The Big Numbers Song – YouTube

Cosmic Yoga – YouTube

Jo Wicks daily PE workouts live at 9am @thebodycoach on Youtube. I have been taking part too! 

French Games:


Pupils love taking a chance to be the PATHS ‘child of the week’ you could continue to do this for a different member of your house each week. Remember to give them compliments at the end of the week!

More Creative Ideas:

Home Activities


Live assembly every Monday with Fischy Music at 11.00

You can also find some of the songs at

Just click on the feelings face and there are a number of songs to choose from.


The Glasgow Science Centre Live Lessons at 10am –

More learning options can be found on the Family Learning section of our school website:


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