Category Archives: Primary 1P

Primary 1: Scottish Poems

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The children will be learning a Scottish poem to recite in front of the class the week beginning 24th January. A winner will be chosen from each class. These children will then represent their class at our virtual Scottish whole school assembly.

Your child should choose ONE poem from the sheet that went home today. We would be very grateful if you could work with your child to help them learn their poem and practice performing it in preparation for their performance.

Please click on the links below to listen to each poem.

Mince and Tatties


Robin Reidbreist


Thanking you

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy

Primary 1: P.E. Update

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Good afternoon,

As of next week we will be having our P.E. sessions in the gym hall. We ask that your child comes to school dressed in their relaxed uniform of polo shirt and leggings/trackies on P.E. days. We also ask that you send in a pair of indoor shoes to be used. These can be kept in class. If you wish for the shoes to stay in school, please ensure each shoe is clearly marked with your child’s name. P.E. dates for each class are as follows:

P1S: Monday and Friday

P1P: Tuesday and Friday

Any questions, please ask.

Thanking you

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy

Primary 1: Lost Property

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We have a number of items that have been left in class. There are no names so we are unable to find the owners. Please have a nosey at the photograph below and if you recognise anything that may belong to your child, please let me know. Both the jumper and zipper are age 5/6 years. The leggings are from Next: one age 6 years and the other age 7 years.

Thanking you

Mrs O’Neill

Primary 1: Nativity Live Performance

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Good evening! As you know, the live performance of our Nativity will be on Tuesday at 9.45am. This will be done via Google Meet. The code for this will be sent home with your child on Monday. If your child is not going to be in school on Monday but will be in for the performance on Tuesday, please let me know and I will email the information to you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs O’Neill

Primary 1: Christmas Jumper Day

Good evening everyone! What a festive day we had today filled with lots of Christmas fun! You all looked amazing in your Christmas jumpers to help support the Save the Children campaign. You also had your very first Christmas lunch in school. The dinner hall was filled with some very catchy Christmas tunes that we were able to sing along to. I hope you all had lots of fun.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all on Monday.

Primary 1: Nativity

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Good evening! We are now into full swing with our Nativity rehearsals and our “set” is looking amazing! For our performance next week we are looking to use a small amount of face paint on some of our characters: animals, stars and angels. If you would rather face paint was not used on your child, please let us know. You may reply to this post or catch us at the door in the morning or at the end of the day.

Thanking you

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy



Primary 1: Nativity Costumes

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Now that our Nativity rehearsals are under way, we have started to organise our costumes. A list has been added below confirming the clothes that we kindly ask you to provide for our performance. Please note that we are not expecting anyone to buy anything new, so please let us know if you have any problems sourcing anything. All clothes should be sent to school, in a bag, clearly labelled with your child’s name, for Friday 10th December.

Please note that the children are aware of which part they are playing (if they were in school last week) and it can also be found on their lines.

If your child is wearing a full costume, please ensure they are wearing a thin t-shirt or a vest underneath for our dress rehearsal and performance. This will hopefully ensure no-one is bothered by any possible itchiness from the costumes. Also, each of our courtiers require a waistcoat. If anyone has one we can borrow, please let us know.

Mary; dark shoes

Joseph: dark shoes

Woolly/sheep: black, long-sleeved top, black leggings or joggies, dark shoes

dog: brown/beige long-sleeved top, brown/beige leggings, dark shoes

cat: black long-sleeved top, black leggings, dark shoes

mouse: grey or white long-sleeved top, grey/white leggings or joggies,  dark shoes

donkey: dark shoes

goat: grey/black long-sleeved top, grey/black leggings or joggies, dark shoes

camels: dark shoes

Angel Gabriel: dark shoes

angels: white socks or tights, white shoes

stars: black long-sleeved top, black leggings or joggies, dark shoes

shepherds: dark shoes

kings: dark shoes

innkeeper: dark shoes

messenger: dark shoes

courtier: waistcoat, white shirt, black leggings, brightly coloured tie, dark shoes

Any questions, please ask.

Thanking you in advance

Mrs O’Neill and Mrs McAvoy