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Primary 1 Highlights

This week we have enjoyed:

  • “Doing the Nativity. I loved singing the camel song”
  • “Looking at shapes in maths. I liked drawing the Christmas pictures using shapes to draw around”
  • “I liked doing our dress rehearsal because my big sister was there!”
  • “I liked learning about food chains and different animals”
  • “I liked watching ‘The Snowman’ and drawing him”

We are looking forward to our final week of Christmas parties, a pantomime show and a tasty Christmas lunch!

Kingsland ELC Christmas show!

Our ELC Christmas shows are finished! We hope you all enjoyed our performances on Tuesday and today.

Like we said at the show all the ideas came from the children, they helped make the backdrop and parts of the costumes – please see our floorbook for the story of this!



A huge thank you to all who came to watch us!



Marvellous Maths

The Primary 1s have been very busy exploring numbers to 10 and using different materials to help them to add numbers within 10.

Topmarks is a great website full of games for you to explore with your child:

Stay, Play and Learn Session 3

On Monday we welcomed our parents in for our final Book Week themed session. Everyone enjoyed watching Meg McLaren read the story of ‘ The Station Mouse’ then we all participated in a step-by-step drawing lesson. We cut our our characters to make puppets and used these to retell the story. Our next steps would be creating a word bank together to describe our character and then write some sentences about him.

Which book did you enjoy the most?

Christmas has landed at ELC

Christmas has landed at ELC!

We have been busy doing lots of Christmas crafts  dressing up activities, reading  and singing for our ELC show!

We have also had a cheeky elf visit our nursery, we look for him everyday to see what he has been up to!

We cannot wait to see you all next week at our ELC shows on Tuesday and Thursday!


Gardening Transition Activities with PeeblesCAN

Primary 1 have been working with PeeblesCAN throughout the year to grow, harvest, weed and tidy up our school garden. We have enjoyed observing the changes over the seasons and were excited to find insects among what we gathered!

We harvested a range of vegetables inlcuding beetroot, potatoes, peas and broad beans. The boys and girls also planted new seeds for overwintering.

The children worked particularly hard to clear and tidy our garden in their last few sessions, using different tools and equipment to do so.

A big well done to all of the Primary 1s for their hard work and a big thank you to PeeblesCAN!

Stay, Play and Learn Session 2

This afternoon we continued to explore our BookBug bags in Primary 1 as we carried out activities based on the book ‘Sophie Johnson Unicorn Expert’ by Morag Hood.

We worked with our friends and grown-ups to make sparkly headbands.

We also blended sounds to make words with our magnetic boards and played rhyming games too.

Further games and activities related to the BookBug bags can be found following this link:

Please join us next week on Tuesday 3rd December for our final Stay, Play and Learn session at 2.30pm. We will be looking at the last book in our bags and the children will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite book.

Book week Scotland

We have been celebrating Book week Scotland by having stories in lots of different forms.

We have read a story outdoors at Muddy Mondays all about the cold weather. This linked in well with us talking about seasons and the children interest in ice and cold weather.

Then on Tuesday Aeya’s mum came in to do a drama/gym lesson with us and used the story “Jack Frost”. The children acted out part of the story and used their bodies in different ways to move around the gym hall! A huge thank you for doing this, the children loved it!

On Wednesday and Thursday we have been using the computer and smart board to have stories.

Tomorrow we are going to be working with primary one in the morning learning about books together.

All week children have been bringing in stories from home, and we have been sharing them at gathering time.

Please see our display in ELC and our floorbook for more photos and quotes!