Category Archives: Primary 1

Primary 1 – 03.06.20

Today I am attaching the project for out Castle topic, you can pick and choose the bits of learning you would like to do.

Knights and Castles personal project ideas

Did you know Johnstone has a castle? We looked at it a little bit on google before we stopped school. Maybe today you could take a walk to see it, what do you notice about it? Do you think it still looks like a castle?

Number of the Day

Today your number of the day is 50.

  1.  Do you think it’s an odd or an even number?
  1. Can you count forward and backwards in 10s?

  2. Can you draw it in tally marks?

  3. What do you think the number before it is?

  4. What number do you think will come after it?

  5. Can you find the number 50 in your house or on your street anywhere?

You could use this number splat game to help you or the 100 grid from your learning pack 🙂

Health and Well Being Activities for the Week – 02.06.20

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are well.

Over the next few weeks we will look at online safety and being kind.  This is a link to remind us about what being safe and kind online is about

As we are all spending so much more time online these days Mrs Arnold and I thought a wee exercise to remind us how to use our online time safely would be good.

It is great that we are all able to keep in touch safely with our friends at this difficult time but sometimes this causes problems because it is not quite the same as seeing each other face to face.

Here a few helpful reminders to make sure being online stays safe and fun.


  1. Behind every profile is a real person

Even though you are communicating in a virtual way, everyone’s feelings are still real.

  1. Pause before you share

Think, is this something I would say to their face?

  1. Try to be inclusive

Don’t leave people out of the fun and try not to join in if you see something unkind.

These are a few helpful websites with useful information about staying safe online for children and parents to help  (for parents)


So this week we would like you to look at the BBC Own It website and listen to some of the short videos about being safe and kind online, have a think about how you use social media and what you could do to be your best self online.

How we behave online shouldn’t be different to how we behave offline.

Happy thinking!

Miss Cunningham and Mrs Arnold

Primary 1 – 02.06.20


Today I would like to see you having a go at using your phonics and common words. Can you read the sentences to someone and draw me pictures to go with them?

I can see a red car.

A pig is in the mud.

The King has a crown.

Challenge: can you write your own sentence using your sounds and common words and draw a picture to go with it?


Can you work out the coins we would use to pay for the items? Pick at least 3.

You could make your own toy shop or sweetie shop and become the shop keeper. If you have coins lying about your house you can use them, if not, you could use our Topmarks game to make different amounts of just draw our your coins.

You could use all 1p or challenge yourself to make the amounts using a variety of coins 🙂

Challenge – if Mrs McLauchlan used a 10p piece to pay for these items can she afford them? Could you work out the change the shop keeper would give me?

(Use your take away sums to help you!)


Extra, Extra

Today you can take a tour of Edinburgh Castle using google maps, have a look for anything interesting you see on the way around.,-3.1984482,3a,75y,281.54h,88.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sK8bujNmtCtGOcDq8H1KZng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Firstly I hope you are safe and well.
Here is your week 4 of RL Online Olympics. Thank you to the 2 entries last week, to try and make it into the top 10 we need to have at least 10 entries every week!
This week our challenge is how many socks can you get in the bucket?
Please remember to upload your best score by 11:59pm on Sunday 7th of June for your entry to be considered.
A reminder that Sam is also doing live 3pm dances on a Wednesdays on Instagram :
And lastly, can I remind you of Sengas walking challenge too at the following link:
Come on Cochrane Castle, lets show Renfrewshire what we can do!!
You may even get some Class Dojos for entering………..

Art activity

Hey everybody,

The sun is shining so I am officially allowing   ;-D   you to go outside!!!

Why not have a go at drawing around your favourite toy or choose an interesting object.

You might have to wait till later on in the day until the sun is lower in the sky to get the shadow to fall on the ground at the right angle. If you keep the toy outside you could keep checking to see the shadows get bigger and smaller throughout the day. This is because the sun moves in the sky and starts off in the east lower then moves south and gets higher eventually  setting in the west lower again.

Get a piece of paper and draw around the shadow. You can then add detail to your drawing or just colour it in. Be creative!

Mrs Campbell 😀

P1 – 01.06.20

Good morning P1 and welcome to June! I cannot believe how quickly the last few months have gone! This week I will be posting our new home project which is all about Knights and Castles which you can work through at your own pace. I have tried to include as much as I can and I will post facts and links over the next few weeks relating to it.


Log onto BugClub and read your story and complete the task at the end of the book.

Rockets – We Can Do It

Moons and Stars – In The Garden

Can you also share with me what you like to do at home, it could be something in the garden, with your family or indoors. Whatever you like doing when your at home, you can write this down or record it in a little video to me 🙂


You can do today’s job indoors or outdoors 🙂 We are going to find out all about different ways to measure length.

  1. Can you pick  5 objects and order them from the longest/tallest to the smallest/shortest?
  2. Who is the tallest in your house?
  3. Can you measure your own height? Lie down on the floor and ask someone to mark where your toes and your head are. Pick something to measure with, pasta, cars, blocks, jars, cans etc.
  4. Can you use something from your house and measure different items? You could use lego, cutlery, shoes etc.
  5. Can you help your family or toys get in order, start with the shortest and work your way up to the tallest.

Fun Fact

Did you know…the oldest football was found in the palace at Stirling Castle.

P1 – 29.05.20

What another fantastic day outside P1! Get yourself outside and enjoy the sunshine, remember to make sure you have plenty of sun cream on throughout the day 🙂

Today you can catch up with jobs from the week and I have also attached our Outdoor Class Day grid in case you want to use today to do any more of those activities.

Remember to send me through pictures so I can share with your friends what you have been up to 🙂

P1-3 Learning Grid for Outdoor Classroom Day (1)

Have an amazing weekend 🙂